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Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 691 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2014

Billy Lane Lauffer school is the best! I am currently an 8th grader and have been at this school since 6th grade. The teachers are great, the monitors are super nice and helpful and the principle really cares about his students ! I would recommend this school to anyone! You'll love it , I promise. They all treat you like one of their own and will always be there to catch you when you fall. They help you from wrong to right and support every one of your biggest dreams. We have great sports, I am currently in Cross Country and it is so fun! We get to go to a lot of fun meets and we are undefeated :)


Posted February 17, 2012

I am very disappointed in the leadership of the principle set a poor example for the children, allowing severe bullying. Cares strictly about academics, I agree that our district needs a performing middle school but not at our children's expense.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

Very disapointed in the way the school is ran and the way the teacher talk to my child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2010

i was one of the kids that had the honor of graduating her first. i saw this school before it even was a school; when it was just a plot of desert us by the neighboring elementary school to host "expeditions" to a fairly nice and modern school. if your looking for the newest school, go here for sure. im a junior a DV and most of my classmates that did graduate from this school are excelling here, joining the NHS and even forming a mentor program.


Posted June 1, 2010

2 years ago we were not sure we wanted to enroll our son in this school. The principal and many of the teachers seemed to be working hard in raising the success level. We decided we would chance it for one year. We were NOT disappointed. This truly turned out in many ways to have been the best decision. He has excelled in both academics and music. All the teachers are outstanding. We are proud that he has received 2 annual President's Awards. He is now a straight "A" student in standard and in the Sun Program. Proud to highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I have a child that attends this school. The hallways are crowded and there is rough play between classes. There are no lockers and my child has had lunches stolen. My child was injured at school and the nurse failed to adequately treat the injury. I was not notified of the incident until my child told me after school. The academics are great but the environment needs improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

i am a student in lauffer middle school and my opinion about this school is the best one reason is they have the best math teacher there can be which is ms.miclain so you should put your child in this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2010

I think this school is the best in Tucson if not in the whole u.s. I miss all my old teachers like Mrs. Halko( who taught me how to play the violin and a great orchestra teacher), Mrs. Wilson( the best soc.st. teacher), and Mrs. Gutierrez (the best reading teacher), I miss this school so much If you are a parent you would want your child to go to this school!!! Lauffer rocks!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2010

I am a student who attented Lauffer from 6th grade to 8th and I miss the school and all my teachers sooo much. If you are looking for a great middle school for your child...send them here!! I learned so much and wish I was back over there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2009

I am a student at lauffer and i think it is so awsome Mr.Mrandia is so cool. Lauffer rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2009

This scool rox. its my first year hear im in six grade and i must say that this is the best scool probaly in tucson. everything from the teachers to the learning to the the students that go there are awsome. keep being the best lauffer! Go Rattlers! and a special shout out to my ar teacher ms wilson and ms halko my math teavher ms mcclain my awsome science teacher ms beamer and my sun teacher again ms wilson. Theres so many great things about this school however my favorite is drama! spaecial thanks to Ms.wilson (again) and Ms. halko (again) for being the coolest drama teachers ever the Coraline movie rocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2008

Lauffer is such a great school all the teachers care so much about kids and its an awesoem learning enviorment
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2008

I love this school im one of the students and i am new there i enjoy it is very educational i think i learn more than at my old school southgate academy. I think kids should go here Go Rattelers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2008

My son goes to this school and the staff are incredible! I am very pleased with everything they do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

I loved this school. I was one of the students to be the first graduating class and it felt amazing. There were amazing teachers: Mrs. Spicer, Mrs. Ijams, Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Murrieta. But mostly Mrs. Spicer. I wold recommend anyone to go here. Everyone is friedly the only thing that suxx about this school is AR.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2008

I love my school! Mrs.Halko is the best Orchestra teacher EVER! She dedicates her time to teaching us, and I think it's awesome!She took the time to take the 'Music in the Parks' festival. 2nd place! All the teachers there are the best. They take the time to teach us, and prepare us for the AIMS Test. They keep us safe, and happy. They're someone that you can talk to, but still can be serious about teaching you. Our principal is simply the best. The AVID Program is also a good thing. I love that the teachers will take us to asemblies for AR. They also, take the time to make our yearbooks, which is awesome! GO RATTLERS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2007

This is still a fairly new school and already it has phenomenal teachers, administration, academic programs (which just keep expanding) and great parent integration/involvement. I am so impressed with how friendly and cool the teachers are. There is no stuffy institutional feel here. This is fun education at it's finest. Highly recommend!
—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 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

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 58% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

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

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 82% 43%
White 11% 42%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 5%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5385 East Littletown Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
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