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Desert Rose Academy Charter School

Charter | 9-12 | 264 students

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $70,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $730.

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Posted May 16, 2013

My son goes to Desert Rose. He'd gone to Amphi for his freshman year and kept getting into trouble. We put him in Desert Rose and he hasn't had a single write up. The front desk girl says they didn't have not even one fight there this year. My son knows and likes all his teachers, and is FINALLY enjoying school. He got 3 A and a B this report card.
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Posted September 18, 2006

I think its very Inovative and modern school, that cares about the education and well being of the students. And my daughter loves and respects it,and thats a plus out of a teeager in todays society. Keep up the good work Desert Rose!
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Posted March 31, 2003

This school is great for self-paced learners! many credits are awarded quicker than a traditional school. Many essays are required and attendance is also a requirement everyday!


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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 64% in 2014.

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29%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

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64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2014.

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2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
13%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2014.

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2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
37%

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

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

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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 52% 43%
White 34% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 5%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 89%N/A47%
Female 57%N/A49%
Male 43%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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326 W. Fort Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705
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Phone: (520) 696-0819

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