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5-8
Public charter
Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 262

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7310 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85710

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(520) 749-1413
(520) 749-2824
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September 28, 2014
I have two girls at the school and they just love it . They have a lot of activitys for the children and a great staff.The principal is very involved with all aspects of the school.As a parent I have been very happy with the school's comunication between theachers and parants

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2014
This school is amazing! There are many activities like sports or yearbook club. Most parents are saying they are upset about no P.E. Well the 2014-2015 school year now has a P.E. teacher. Mr Kelleman is awesome too. There is also a new office helper rather than Mrs. Whitby which is Mrs. Thorns.. Also we have google chrome books now and each student has their own email. We use the chrome books for typing or researching.In my opinion Mr. Moore, Mrs. Creenan, and Mrs. Bujedo are the best. Some sports are volleyball, flag football, soccer, softball, and boys and girls basketball. I am in 8th grade and very happy here. Also most parents complain about the small school but it isn't our fault. We used to be where Emily gray is. Emily gray thought the school was worn down so we bought it from them. Back then they had swamp cooling and it was falling apart and they fixed it up. Later emily gray came in the middle of the night and decided they liked the way we fixed it so they bought it back. They gave us 1 YEAR to get out so we did. By March we finally found this location which was decent. We fixed it up and wasted all that money. So don't compain to us because we barely had any time at all

- submitted by a community member
July 24, 2014
Academy of Tucson is the best school I have ever gone to. The care about my education, the make everything fun, but still educational, we have great people to associate, we were given Chrome books to use in classes, for a day. It is just fun for any one who cares about there education. Mr. Speta is very clear with the guide lines, which makes it even better, so we know we are all treated equal. The teachers are always out to help, and amazing. They come up with the best field trips, 5th grade goes to Mount Lemon, 6th grade has gone to Sea World Or the Aquarium in Phoenix, 7th grade does to fort lone tree, And 8th grade goes to Disney land and 8th grade picnic.(in the past).

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2014
I would recommend AOT. AOT is a safe bully free environment where kids are free to reach their potential academically. The principal Mr. Speta is a leader of leaders. He is not just an authority figure, but also a coach, partner, and motivator. He is a collaborative leader who does not stay in his office all day. He visits the classrooms, directs traffic (in the parking lot and in the breezeway) and makes himself accessible to the staff and the students. The teachers are incredible and they believe that each child can be a successful student. Mr. Moore brought life to social studies and kept my son interested. Ms. Creenan made math a fun and powerful learning experience. Ms. Moseley taught them about art and how to express themselves in a variety of positive ways. There are more wonderful teachers with so much to offer the students. AOT utilizes Familylink website to keep the family apprised of the student s grades. The highly qualified teachers who are dedicated to create and keep a healthy parent-teacher partnership. AOT encourages families and the community to get involved. There are various ways families can contribute, including a few organized volunteer groups.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
My son's 8th grade year is his first year at AoT, and we are very grateful for such a good experience. We were in private school up until this year, and have had positive experiences in all areas, from academics to extra curricular activities. Staff is very open to communication and cares about my son's success in school. This has been a great experience for us. Very nice families, too.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
I love this school! I think the previous parent is spot on about the Principal. He smiles at my kids in the morning when I drop them off, he is in the parking lot at the end of the day to see them go. He has assembled a great teaching staff. What I also like about this school is the teachers will call you if their is a concern. At our last school we found out at report card time, that is not the time to learn this.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2013
Academy of Tucson Middle School is a great school. My daughter has attended the Academy since the third grade and her grades, self esteem and willingness to learn has improved greatly. The office staff at the middle school is always their to help and assist with the kids and parents at any given time. The teachers are so dedicated in their jobs by being open with the kids whenever they need special assistance as well with the parents when corresponding via email or in person. The true leader and principal, Mr. Spata, is incredibly dedicated. He is always involved with the kids and the kids respect him so much. He has been a great addition to this most wonderful charter school in Tucson. Mr. Spata is always the first staff member at school and always the last one to leave his demeanor towards helping the kids learn and making it possible for all of the students to succeed. Major Kudos to Mr. Spata.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
Why doesn't this school have a PE teacher or a computer teacher? They offered both of these courses a few years ago. It's simple really. When you can get the existing teachers to fill in and teach these classes why go back to the old system? It's a business. Pure and simple. The students don't need to learn computers. We need to go back to the good old days...before computers were invented.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
I would rather have our children learning critical thinking skills, than computer skills. If the last parent would have looked in some of the classrooms for the middle school they would have seen the "missing computers". We have had four children grow up through the AOT school system, academically they are ahead. You do not have to beleave me, look at the list of top 20 school districts. AOT has been on this list for years. All three schools are "A" rated according to the state. We do not have children at the elementary school this year, but the parents we know who do still love it. If you wish a computer to teach your child, these schools are not for you, if you want a child who can think, then AOT is your school.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
I am really sorry that the school has taken computers out of the school and I don't understand why they did it. These children are at an age where they should be learning something on the computer other than games and Facebook. NO computers for the elementary school or the middle school. WOW!

- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2012
This is an excellent choice for parents who drive through the carpool lane in the morning and drive back through in the afternoon and that is their involvement in their child's education. However, if you want to be kept informed of your child's progress and be treated with respect when there is an issue, you might want to reconsider your choice of schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
This school does not deserve five stars. It is mediocre and the location is terrible.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2012
We love this school, we have great teachers and a great principal. Mr. & Mrs. Creenam are awesome teachers!

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2012
We are new to the area, but love this school. The principal seems to run a tight ship. I think this is great as my children need the structure. My daughter has a very hard time with math, he sat us down and said that she needed to work harder to catch up to where she needed to be, I appreciated that he took the time to personally go over her test results honestly. I also love the math teacher, she does not tell my daughter to skip the hard problems like at our last school.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2012
We love this school! My kids love it, while it may be small, the district is small, but they are in the top 3% of school districts according to the Department of Education for the state of Arizona, For the parent who said that they do not offer a challenging curriculum explain my child's exceeding AIMS scores and the rest in the class room. Also another note to the parent who said its a "bad neighborhood". I live in the neighborhood, the Eastside of Tucson is not a bad or rough area so where are you getting this from? Finally we have a new principle this year, he complements an already great staff. Go Cougars -ROAR!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2012
I have never understood why anyone would keep their child in a school that they don't like or are unhappy with. If you are unhappy with the school your child is attending, then remove them and take them someplace else! In AZ you have so many choices!! I disagree with the last poster. The Academy is challenging, and the school has a friendly and caring staff. As far as the child not feeling well, I have volunteered many hours in the school office. I know for a fact that if the student is truly sick they are sent home. There are many students that try to get out of school at this age level. I'm not saying this was the case, but we have to have trust in the staff when it comes to them caring for our children while in school. There is a difference between not feeling well and being sick. Allergies, a cold, or an upset stomach often make us all not feel well, but does not warrant going home. Having a symptom like that along with a fever is different. I hope those that read these posts realize that they are each person's own OPINION, including mine. I'm looking forward to being at the Academy as a volunteer again this year. I feel this year is going to be better than ever!

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2012
This school is with out a doubt one of the worst schools in Tucson. This school does not have challenging academic progams, or an effective teaching style. Also, the location of this school negatively effected my child's experience. First off my child was forced to run in the parking lot of the school! This is not a safe place for children to be running with or without supervision. And lastly, I expected my child to be treated with the same respect that he gave the staff. However when my child hadn't been feeling the best I told him to check in with me, so when he went to the front office to call home, he was denied. After various incidents during the school year I decided to take my child out and put them in a healthier environment. We are much happier where we are now, no thanks to the Academy.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2012
Lots of changes are happening for the 2012-13 school year at the middle school. Even though some people are upset about the changes, I view them as a GOOD thing. These changes will bring the school back to it's original reason for being - ACADEMICS! Their use of a student planner is a postitive step in helping to keep the parents up to speed with the students grade weekly, allowing it to be difficult for student to fall behind. There is daily homework in most classes. Getting homework done and turned in on time is expected. Although the school relocated to an area that many were unhappy with (myself included), it hasn't changed the quality of education the students receive. There haven't been any problems based on it's new location. The school obtained an "A" rating from the state this year, one of only 19 schools in AZ (with only 5 being a charter school)! There will be a new principal next year. Change is always hard when you have become used to something. Yet, life is all about change and being able to adapt. I'm excited about what's to come! I have been very happy at the Academy of Tucson and feel it was one of the best decisions I ever made in enrolling my child there.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
I didn't like this school for several reasons. The location and facility itself has much to be desired. It is lacking in many areas. There is not an adequate sized field to play sports. The building itself seems cramped and small. It lacks a lunch room, a stage, a gymnasium. It seems to be lacking in up to date books too. The school is practically on 22nd St and traffic is terrible.Most of all, I would have liked and expected honesty from this administration about certain guest speakers and what they would be talking about - very disappointing.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2012
Academically this school is a fit for my children but not for a lot of the others they have admitted in the past couple of years since they moved to the new location. The location and the lack of open space is a problem we have tried to hard to overlook. If this school was not located on a terribly busy main street in an undesirable neighborhood and had a proper field to play sports and P.E. we would be continuing on. It is very bittersweet for us to be leaving after so many years but we held on longer than most all of the kids we started in kindergarten at AOT elemetary with. I am certain everyone would have stayed if the new school hadn't been put in this terrible location. It seems to be the at the root of all it's current problems. I have no complaints about the education my children have received.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2012
My child was extremely unhappy at this school. There were many reasons and I feel that they weren't properly addressed by this administration. I found a school more fitting with our values. My child has never been happier.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2012
Thank you teachers and principal of Academy of Tucson Middle School! My student loves how caring you are and how much you want her to succeed. I appreciate the individual attention that is given to students. Every time I visit, the staff (including the office staff) are friendly and helpful. I would not send my student anywhere else. Kudos!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2012
I prayed things would change at this school. I had a long talk with my pastor about my concerns and he urges me to find another path. I don't trust certain people at this school with the care of my children. That is the bottom line. I hear rumors of certain lawsuits that make me very uncomfortable. It is time to move on.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2012
I had my 6th grade son read the negative reviews for the middle school made by some of the parents and students against the certain staff and administration. He thinks many of the comments were hog wash. The one reason why students are told to stay off of the sidewalks so they do not horse around and break their ankles and other bones. One day my son forgot his lunch which the principal kindly paid for few items from the snack bar. When he is sick, he is allowed to call home to request a pick up. My son is struggling a bit in some subjects, but overall, this school is an excellent choice for parents to send their child there.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2011
I have had several children in this school for years now. It continues to be an outstanding school with caring and capable teachers and staff. I will continue to recommend this school to anybody.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2011
Without reservations I would recommend this school for its excellent staff and appropriate curriculum. On every occasion when I have observed the teachers I have been impressed by their professional conduct and concern for the students.. Do not be swayed by the grievances of a couple of malcontents who most likely would be malcontents in any environment. I encourage all interested parents to schedule a visit to the school and observe the exceptional academic environment for themselves.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2011
My son has been at AOT since 1st grade and I couldn"t be happier. He is challanged to be a good citizen, have good grades while still being allowed to be a child. As a boy he is clumsey adn ther are times that he has come home with an injury but after talking to him and to administration I find out that he has not bothered to tell anyone about it until he arrives at home. The times that he has reported that he has an injury or is not feeling well I have always been notified and made aware of the situation. I have complete trust in all of the staff at AOT and am very glad that they have an assistant principal who can help with the duties of the principal. I know that they care about my child adn his well being.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2011
If you are looking for a great school with challenging academics, Academy of Tucson is a good choice. We have been with this district since Kindergarten and are now at the Middle School. We are very pleased with the education our children are receiving. Is the school perfect? No, none are - but we have been very satisfied with the administration's attentiveness to any concerns that have come up over the years. The faculty and staff are very caring and want to see the kids learn and achieve high standards. The smaller class size allows the teachers to really know the students individual needs. Visit the school and see the difference for yourself. I spent a lot of time researching curriculum and visiting schools before making a decision and Academy stood out among the options. We are so pleased to be here!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2011
We have been in many types of school environments and we are very happy at Academy of Tucson. I think it is important to remember when choosing a school that every school has people in it and so you will never find a "perfect" school. I like that the teachers, principle and parents at Academy are trying to create community of parents who want to do the best for their children. I've always been able to bring concerns to the staff and be heard. It's a good group of people trying to make a difference in the education system. I support that!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2011
1 word- AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! way better that Tucson Country Day School(worst school ever by the way) send your kid here.

- submitted by a community member
June 17, 2010
The principal is excellent....& fun. Most of the teachers I've met really care about the students. Sure they can be tough & some teachers have personality issues that may not mesh well with all students. My daughter got stuck with a teacher she didn't appreciate in 6th & really struggled in every area....but just like the real world....I let her tough it out & she blossomed the next yr like crazy. We're not going to like everything that happens to our kids & I don't always appreciate the decisions that the admin makes, but I deal. For example: new campus will house grades 5th - 8th for 2010-11.....this will be "interesting". I consider the alternatives around Tucson....and I keep coming back to AOTMS. AOTMS offers a quality education, small class sizees on a safe campus. Parent involvement is key & much appreciated by me.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2010
This was a great school but over the past 2 years it is going downhill fast. Think twice about sending your child. The High school is great but the middle school is no longer a school you would want to send your child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 21, 2010
I have to say that I'm really impressed with this school. I have 3 children still at home--1 in elementary, 1 in middle, and 1 in high school--all at the Academy of Tucson. The middle school is very supportive and the teachers and staff are great! But I must say that I am very impressed with the principal as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2009
i went to this school for 1 year and i thought that it was the worst school year of my life. this school does have bullies and when someone tries to tell we get in trouble. and they push you so hard on homework and schoolwork. some of the teachers were nice but then again some of them were really mean. i recommend enrolling your child in a different school. because i have allready wasted one year here.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 12, 2009
My kid went to the academy for 1 year. While I think she learned a lot it was an overall bad experence. If you are planning on going to this school, make sure your childs personality is in sinc with the teachers! Cuz if it isn't... your in for a bumpy ride!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2009
I would definitely say that this school is above average. Most of my friends go to a public school and I can tell that I've learned way more things than them even if they're older than me. Many kids who have gone to this school are very smart. Even if some students are mad about not being able to hug, or dress code, or the dances, i think that this school is great. I have also been recommending this school to my friends. :)

- submitted by a student
June 04, 2009
I have just completed 8th grade at AOTMS and I must say I am very disappointed in this school. It s sad when a school cannot keep up with its student's needs such as new textbooks, replacing broken desks and locks for the bathroom stalls. Most of the teachers are great! However, some teachers do not have the supplies they need to teach, or do not want to do their job. It was a great school two years ago, but then it went downhill. I highly recommend researching another school before enrolling your child in this one.

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2009
We have been with the AOT system since 4th grade and have just completed 8th. While there are numerous positive aspects to the middle school they also have more than their share of negative drawbacks. It is highlighted that there is seperate PE for boys and girls-never occurred in our 3 years. The computer teacher -Mrs. Ursiny in one word: EXCELLENT! Communication between admin and parents was poor unless you were in their space daily. The dress code is laughable as there seemed to be much leway depending on whom the student(s) was. Personal accountability was also a questionable term. Thankfully this year they finally had a qualified spanish teacher- sadly, he is not returning. Do your home work before you commit

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
My child has been in the AoT system since third grade and has just finished eith grade. The education she has received has been outstanding and the experience was much better than the TUSD experience of K-2nd. Every teach she had was excellent, especially Mrs. Hughes.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2009
My child just completed her 8th grade year at AoT Middle School. She had attended for all three years. During her time at AoT, I believe she received an excellent education. She was challenged in all her classes, and I feel she is now ready for the challenge of highschool. I want to thank the wonderful teachers, administrative staff and parents for making this such a wonderful school. This is a great alternative to the big, overwhelming and sometimes impersonal public middle schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 22, 2009
I am very happy with aotms. Mr. Creenan is a wonderful and fair teacher with very high expectations. This was our first year at the middle school and am looking forward to my next child going there! We love the school and the staff!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
I am extremely happy with this school. My daughter thinks her teacher, Mr. Silverman, is great. I appreciated that I could E-mail him about any questions and her class only had 16 students. My daughter was at another school and blended into the woodwork . She was so lost she tried to hide. She is flourishing at AOT and is much more enthusiastic. At this school you can't hide. The teachers won't let you get away with not learning. I am impressed with her increased reading and writing skills and scores on standardized tests. I also like the principal. He is very enthusiastic and really cares about the kids. My daughter doesn't like the dress code, but I like the modesty.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2009
This school is horrible. The teachers get worked up about everything. We just recently made up a rule that we are not aloud to hug people but the funny thing is that I see teachers hugging students. We have to much homework compared to other schools and its very stressful. If you are reading this and thinking about going to this school, you will regret it so much. I hate it. Also, there sport selection is very bad.

- submitted by a student
February 26, 2009
There is one teacher per subject (except in math) for seventh and eighth grade, and the sixth graders are isolated in their own self-contained units, like in elementary school (this can be perceived as positive or negative). The academic work is challenging for some, but not for others. The only class in which students are seperated by academic level is in math. AOTMS is a very small in class size and school size; this is good if you want to be in a smaller environment. There are many opinions if you want to know if AOTMS is a good school. If you are looking into coming here, research everything you can. My experiences overall have been that this school is not very challenging, and I am dissapointed with that.

- submitted by a student
February 25, 2009
What a great school! The academics are challenging and the teachers are great! The principal is one of the best I've ever seen and a 110% improvement over the last one. He has a true passion for this school and it shows. My child is now at the AOT HS and the principal there is a complete let-down after having such a fantastic leader. If you choose this school your child will get an excellent education in a great atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2008
I guess i'm the first student to write-ha! AOTMS is an okay school. The problem is, you can either have your kids thrive academically, or socially. The classes are good, you learn a lot. The teachers are understanding and nice, but they get very tough when your doing what you shouldn't. Our school isn't very clique-y, and you don't really have to do anything to fit in, but everyone hangs out with their friends, and then all the little groups hang out in one big chunk, and if you just don't have a personality match, then you're sort of helpless. None of the other students are mean, its just that you don't work out. Anyway, none of us want to be here. The school has great learning, that's okay, but we're forced to come here so we all hate it. I dont know a solitary student who wants to be here.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 16, 2008
Very impressed. Highly recommended

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 14, 2008
This is our 3rd year here. The principal has an wonderful relationship with students and is responsive to parents. Most teachers are excellent and class size is small. I remain pleased with our choice and am confident my child is receiving a well rounded and far ebove average MS education.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2008
I have 2 daughters attending AOT and their are treated fair. The education standards are high and they student population is very impressive. All the teachers are very committed to the student's success and do so much extra to ensure the school continues to be a great place.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
I'm pleased with this school for so many reasons but the one I will mention only is simply this, my daughter is in middle school (the most dreaded time of my life), and she likes it! Cheers to the teachers!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 25, 2008
I do not recommend this school at all. The practices at this school are highly questionable and the staff's qualifications are sketchy.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2008
We have never been sorry about choosing AOTMS. The Curriculum is excellent, teachers and administration are involved with the students and know them individually, however my favorite part is our students. There are many students that would get lost in a traditional public middle school. At AOTMS the students support one another and are more foucsed on school then the other drama that usually accompanies this age group. For example, at our talent show, we had more participation then ever and those students that were nervous about performing were cheered on and encouraged rather than mocked by their peers. It warmed my heart to know that my daughter is in such a loving environment. Sure, we lack some of the fancy things that other schools may have, but we make up for it in heart. I feel confident that my daughter is learning and is being cared for and cared about.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 31, 2008
The curriculum at this school is great. We have been with AOT for 4 years and have seen the teachers turnover. The teachers are supportive and communicates when neccessary. When at TUSD, the communication was one of the big reasons we left. Because of the small school environment the Principle and the teachers really get to know the students. When we did utilize the afterschool program it was nice but at times lacked supervision. I would like to see a better music program. My son's compaint is PE should be more fun and educational. My son also would like to see more plays proformed at the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2008
This is a fantastic school for the East side of Tucson. My child attend this school 1.5 years and we are very satisfied with his education in the core subjects. Safety is not an issue, as the school has a no-tolerance policy towards unsafe behavior. My child never witnessed a safety related incident during his entire 1.5 years (not even a fist-fight). The shortcomings of this school are typical small-school issues: Few extra-curricular activities, sports, etc. Teachers are helpful and friendly. Principal is experienced but new to the school (2 yrs or so), so older posts and rating about the principal no longer apply. Math, English and Science curriculums are well beyond TUSD. We relocated and put our child in an AZ public school. As a 7th grader, he has been sent to the High School for 9th grade English and Math courses.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 06, 2008
My daughter's school performance increased dramatically after attending Academy Middle School. It was a great experience for her. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2008
Worry about your childs safety in this school. There is a lack of supervision, therfore things happen that students are never held accountable for. Also, the academics are not based on state standards, the teacher seem to teach a random set of lessons. My daughter doesn't seem to be getting the knowledge and skills she should have in middle school. This charter school is not excelling because of the teachers and staff, it's because of the extra work the parents put in with there children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 19, 2007
my child is learning alot at this school except the fact that thier spanish curriculum is not something to be proud of but other curriculums such as math is excellent. this school expects high standards and prepares teens with future preperation.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2007
This is the perfect school for my daughter. She has thrived here. The small intimate settig makes her feel comfortable and I could not imagine a better school for her.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2007
We will be leaving next year, & we have been with Academy for 3 years. Something is wrong at the middle school, perhaps leadership. Retention of quality teachers is a problem, and they seem to be after AIMS scores. No flexibility to change classes if there is a conflict. Rules sometimes inflexible. They used to have a great music program with 8th grade musical/talent show - this is gone. Better teachers in other areas, creative art teacher, pe teachers, etc. Front desk is friendly, tension in the rest of the school - Why? Don't know. Afterschool is free, but sometimes lacks supervision - depends on who they hire. Afterschool sports are usually great here; parents carpool.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2006
So far the 'new atmosphere' has been positive, whereas before 'all the teachers left' you could feel the tension in the air.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2006
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- submitted by a student
June 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
My child and I are very upset to learn of the teachers that are leaving. Something wrong with the leadership for this to happen. Save the teachers. find the cure before its too late.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2006
All core teachers leaving. Need to work on retention of experienced teachers.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2005
Academically excellent. Very safe and controlled environment - no tolerance for cussing, bullying, smoking, etc. A lot is expected of the students and sometimes the workload and rules can be burdensome. Good variety in curriculum - Spanish, keyboarding, music, P.E., etc. Overall very good but not the best fit for a sensitive child.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
June 28, 2005
Great kids and teachers! Sports program is very positive. Behavior expectations are high. Facilities need a/c instead of coolers.

- submitted by a teacher
June 26, 2005
Teachers would be great with the right leadership, they seem to really care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2005
Some of the female teachers have little experience with appropriate discipline. They began to get negative attitudes and the children did not respond well. Overall the grading is too lenient and it is difficult to measure achievment.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2004
My child was painfully bored and never challenged. The teacher had never taught before and constantly ran out of things to do with the class so they would read. My son read a lot. He can read at home. We withdrew him at the end of 2003. He loves his new school and he has learned so much. We are so glad we were brave enough to pull him out of the depths of mediocrity.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2004
This school is the best thing that ever happened to my daughter. The class rooms are small and each child is given very individual attention. Holly Lehman is a great asset to this school as Principal for the 2004 school year!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2004
The School was wonderful the first year it started 2003, the quality of the teachers and education went down when Sherri Stewart decided to expand, she lost her sight of the children and the quality of education. She hires brand new teachers, which is not a bad thing, but does nothing to keep them, so she hires new every year. The continuity is not there. You must purchase all your childs own science and art supplies. No PE equipment, no computers.

- submitted by a parent
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Academy Of Tucson Middle School
7310 E. 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ  85710
(520) 749-1413
Last modified Academy Of Tucson Middle School is a Charter school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Academy Of Tucson Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 80 reviews. Top