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Tucson International Academy Midvale

Charter | K-12 | 64 students

 

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2011:
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Posted April 7, 2014

This school is a great! My daughter has been here the first two years of her school life and she has flourished. My son will go here next year. It is true that there is not a playground,, however the children are not running out in the alley either. There is an enclosed area in the back, that is covered where on nice days the children can eat lunch, I have stopped in unannounced several times and never have found things amiss. Chaotic sometimes, but what school isn't? If you are hands on with your child, then like anywhere else will know what is happening at school. I think parents are blaming the school for their own negligence in their child's schooling. As long as you work with your child, are active in your relationship with the school, and take an active role in helping your child learn basics like reading, spelling and math, there will be no issue. A school is only as good as the parents who support it and their child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2014

I pulled my children from this school. My daughter was intimidated not only by her teacher but the principal as well. None of my eight phone calls to the superintendent were returned. The classrooms were overcrowded and there is no place for the children to play. I would not recommend this school to anyone, ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2014

Many things about midvale,depending on what teacher,or should I say sub your child gets is how they learn,I have met so many teachers/subs over the years.If there is an issue & try to address it well the "principle" has no idea what to do as she is on her phone/fb most of the day & then she spends the rest of the day in gossip at"front desk"while twirling her hair!seems as this job was given to her as no 1"qualified"wanted it! As for the superintendent, she rarely goes to midvale and when she does its to talk at the events that are held but has NEVER returned no 1s phone calls! Another thing, the food is awful & a shame as there is a lot that is wasted but not even the fruit is given to kids for snacks, they rather throw it all away & that the weird lunch lady that thinks she is the owner & ruler of the food/fridge which she then throws it all out, maybe she picks it up after and takes it home.Plus food is cold when served.kids have nowhere to play and if the older ones go out the have to be by the stinky dumpsters and always have to be dodging the semi trucks that pass back where they "play".There is more but I will stop now.1 good thing is that there is some get togethers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

great school my girls are happy with all the classes great principal and small classes allot of attention for the kids and the most important the rules are great . the only I think the have to improve is more science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2013

This school is excellent! My daughter loves the high school college preparation courses, especially business presentations and economics. Highly recommended for college bound students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2012

THIS SCHOOL IS NOT A GOOD SCHOOL MY KIDS HAVE BEEN BULLIED BY A TEACHER IF UR KIDS GO HERE U NEED TO ASK THEM QUSTIONS AND SEE WHAT IT IS THAT R TEACHING THEM THEY SEEMED TO B ALL GOOD BUT THEY TRY TO HIDE WAT IS GOING ON HERE I REMOVED OUR KIDS FROM THIS SCHOOL AND THEY R DOING BETTER NOW THEY R NOT SCARD TO GO TO SCHOOL ANY MORE U NEED TO TALK TOO UR KIDS IF THEY GO HERE
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

I love coming to this school!!!!! The brand new building is awesome! We have so many new computers and big classrooms! Plus the teachers are awesome! Im excited about being a student at TIA Midvale :)


Posted September 24, 2012

My child has been attending TIA Midvale for 7 years. She has excelled tremendously! I am so happy with this school! The teachers are very dedicated and care about the students. I highly recommend this school to everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

If you are sending your child here you really need to research the qualifications of staff and the safety of the campus. I spent one day subbing here and was scared of what I saw.


Posted September 1, 2011

THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL IVE EVER BEEN TO.AND I LEARN ALOT HERE. ITS VERY GOOD.ALSO I LEARN LOTS OF DIFERRENT LANGUAGES. ITS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!


Posted March 1, 2011

This school is horrible. I was a former student... I would know. Now since im in a REAL school, i am learning the correct things, socializing with real beings, and doing better in my life. T.I.A will make your child the total opposite of successfull.


Posted February 8, 2011

Tucson Internmational Academy is a really great school the teachers are great but the only thing that is wrong is that the computers that this school has are very old therefore the internet is down all the time and there is not much technology but the high school students have build rockets and they are currently working on creating some engines so the real world is applied at this school. The school itself has a really nice atmosphere that is hard to find at other schools!!! Everyone is a family there!!! And everyone works as a team
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

I really love the small school atmosphere of this charter school! It is right in my neighborhood, and the teachers are so caring! My 6th grader has learned a lot about China and really enjoyed learning about all of the different provinces there! I can't say enough good things about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

We love TIA Midvale! Our kids have attended this school for 3 years. It is a very small school with a unique school atmosphere. They get a full school curriculum in a small and safe environment. Lots of parents volunteer and have made this a very special place. The teachers are organized and the school is a performing Plus school and above average. We couldn't be happier here!
—Submitted by a parent


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 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

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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

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The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

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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

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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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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.

17 students were tested at this school 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 53% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school 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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

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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 58% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

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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

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The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

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

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 88% 42%
White 10% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 6%
Asian 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1625 W Valencia
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