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Academy Of Tucson Middle School

Charter | 5-8 | 262 students

 
 

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3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 14 ratings
2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted May 8, 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


Posted May 5, 2006

All core teachers leaving. Need to work on retention of experienced teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted June 26, 2005

Teachers would be great with the right leadership, they seem to really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 4, 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


Posted 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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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 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%
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

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%
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

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

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 59% in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%
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 "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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
White 66% 42%
Hispanic 19% 43%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7310 E. 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85710
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