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Amerischools Academy - Country Club

Charter | K-8 | 200 students

Our school is known for it's family friendly environment, and high academics.

 
 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 10 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted February 14, 2008

I've had my daughter in this school for two years now.The staff and all personel associated with the school are of a very professional nature, and stand in a class all their own. I would not have my daughter in any other teaching institution, than this one.I consider this school to be of the highest quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

I can not say enough good things about Amerischool! This is my childrens fist year in shcool and the progroam that they have for K-1st is wonderful. Mrs Richter and Mrs Bushey are the teachers for K-1st and I can honestly say that they really care for each student and really take the time to get to know there students and they give them the one on one time that they need. If they are having a problem with a certian subject they will not stop until the child understands or will find another way to teach the child. Anytime I have had a question they are always willing to answer via email or phone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

I am an involved grandparent of a child who has been at AmeriSchools for the past two years. My grandchild is having a unique educational experience that would not be available to him at other public schools. I know this because I am an educator. He is in small classes that allow for individual teacher attention and instruction that is matched with his skills and abilities. He is gifted in math and needs to be challenged by the qualiity of the assignment and inquiry and not just be presented with more worksheets at a higher grade level. The school also provides 'specials' every Tuesday. Instead of sending kids home early one day a week, they provide enriching activites that include art, music, martial arts, and Spanish. This is a great school with committed educatioanal leaders.


Posted September 25, 2007

I am extremely disappointed with this school ever since the loss of the old principal. This school has gone through more teachers and I believe that it has become more disorganized this year then it has ever been and I have been involved with this school for the past 8 years. I am very involved with my children and their friends and family and am researching other schools, and so are 3 other parents in my childs 4th grade class. It is very disappointing, I do not believe that this school is on track with discipline and that there is a lot of favoritism shown to employees and their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2006

My child has been attending this school for 3 years now, going on her 4th year. I have been very involved in her education in her classroom and have been involved with the after school programs as well. I know that with the loss of the past principal there was what seemed to be some chaos, and it may have seemed that some children may have fallen by the wayside. I know the present staff very well by being in constant contact with many of them and know that the leadership this year is superior to last years, and the new principal had to step in and re-adjust many things within the leadership roles. We are very lucky to have the principal we have now, she is 110% dedicated to the students, and making sure not one of them falls through the cracks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

The school does not have enough sports also the school needs better basketball coaches that know what they are going to get into. With more sports the students can get rid of their stress physicaly and mentaly. Even though the teachers are great they have taught my child the same material for two years in a row.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

I think the staff is dedicated and genuinely like children, however I think the loss of the old principal hurt the school in terms of structure and strength of leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

AmeriSchools has helped my child enjoy school; the school offers clubs, drum core, activities for the middle school students and free tutoring after school. It's a terrific school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

Having my child at this school is the most wondeful thing i have ever done.. Her teachers are great and her friends are even better. She is living her dreams out and getting an education that cant get beat!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2003

I agree , The school has lost a few teachers this school term( the middle school) and my childs grades have suffered due to this. The school is also unorganized when it comes to extra curricular activities.


Posted March 17, 2003

This school used to be great but the great teachers were pushed away and now my child is not doing very well.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
63%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
35%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 45% 43%
White 41% 42%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A47%
Female 41%N/A49%
Male 59%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • An "A" rating from the state of Arizona (2014)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Yoga club

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
  • Before school: starts at 6:45 a.m.
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (520) 322-5351

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • Parent Transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Foodies Club
  • Geocaching Club
  • Taekwondo
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • AmeriSchools Academy believes that all students are capable of becoming critical thinkers and life-long learners who can thrive in the world of today and tomorrow. Families choose AmeriSchools for it’s individualized instruction, highly qualified staff, safe learning environment, and extra-curricular opportunities. Come and see the AmeriSchools difference!
School leaders can update this information here.

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1150 North Country Club
Tucson, AZ 85716
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Phone: (520) 620-1100

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