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Academy Of Tucson Elementary School

Charter | K-5 | 318 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 15 ratings
2013:
Based on 16 ratings
2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted March 17, 2006

I like the Principal, teachers and staff here. Great! The academics are well rounded and advanced. Parents and children are all well behaved and adhere to strict codes of conduct. However, the owners of this school are difficult. They make new rules that seem to benefit no one, and then back off when confronted by parents. It is sad, because I feel they are going to 'shake-up' this great school and make it into another average school. The current principal is great, but I fear that she will leave and the owners will have more presence at the school, driving away the great teachers. Also, the owners are very slow to deal with general maintenance issues in this older campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

This is a wonderful family school. The small class sizes and quality of teachers and programs is outstanding. Art, Music, Spanish, and PE are part of the weekly schedule. A newly updated play ground is essential to this fabulous program. Children thrive, and are challenged each day. Our family enjoys this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Overall, a fabulous place for our children to obtain a great education. The teachers are wonderful! There always seems to be such a good turnout of parent volunteers. The 'reading buddy' system is an excellent way that the children interact with others of a different grade level. May we ask for just a little better organization on list of school supplies for the upcoming year? Thank you for providing such a pleasant school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I think the academics are excellent. There is a nice variety of extracurriculars including art, drama, sports, chess and others. Parental involvement is high. Overall, I am extremely pleased with the school. Most importantly, however, is the fact that my child enjoys the school, is adequately challenged by the curriculum and absolutely loves her 4th grade teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

This is a well structured and smoothly operating charter school with a lot of teacher and parental involvement. There is a strong sense of community at the school and the results are commendable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

The children seem to really enjoy their teachers, and they actually love after school programs there!
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted September 24, 2005

The faculty here at AOTES make me feel safe sending my children because I know that teaching is more than just a job to them, they care about my kids. Parking can be a hassle but it's well worth it. The principal is approchable and cares about each and every student and this is evident in the progression the school has made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

This is a high quality academic school. Expectations are high and so is the care of the children. Mrs. Pierson is an excellent 1st grade teacher who holds kids responsible by allowing them to be responsible for their choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

Lack of communication from staff to parents. Not enough staff supervision during play and lunch times. When asking questions to the principal or staff they are very guarded and you never seem to get a straight answer. Once again back to the safety issue. Picking up and dropping off children is no picnic. Overall I would think twice before considering this school. We have been very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

Academy of tucson has moved to a new location, They are now located on Wrightstown road, right next to Camp Adventure.
—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 69% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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81%

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89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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95%

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93%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 65% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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88%

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86%

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83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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95%

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94%

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94%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • 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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 71% 42%
Hispanic 17% 43%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9209 E. Wrightstown Road
Tucson, AZ 85715
Phone: (520) 886-6076

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