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Wildcat School

Charter | K-8

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $70,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $730.

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted November 26, 2012

This school changed my life, for the better. love it and miss it! dr.meandul run that school great !


Posted January 9, 2012

Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I may not remember, involve me, and I'll understand. The Wildcat School will involve your child and you. This will lead to educational and personal growth within your child/children. Worth your time to check it out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

I was very dissatisfy with this school. Needs improvement, not very safe school. Staff lacks leadership and common sense.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2011

Wildcat has struggled to evolve into a student-centered project-based learning environment. The students love it and feel like they belong.


Posted May 8, 2010

Wildcat School has turned itself into a safe haven that is academically rigorous and challenging. My student goes there and will continue to go there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

My child is challenged and the curriculum is rigorous. The school itself is quiet and calm yet full of activity and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

This school is terrific, the teachers are great, the director is strict. The kids are learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

I like this school. The teachers and the director do care and they work to create a safe and rigorous learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2010

I really wanted this school to be a good school for my kids. The school is 'safe' but the academics leave a lot to be desired. They let the bullies run the school. My child will not be continuing next year. The staff cares and the school is caring and understanding, I know that, but caring isn't enough. I need my child to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

The one positive thing about this school is that the teachers genuinely care. Unfortunately, that is where it ends. The school has poor leadership, no art program, laid off the music teacher (one of the most brilliant teachers I have ever met), has regular teachers attempting to teach music and art, and has no budget to support any of their programs. The kids don't respect the teachers and neither would I if I was a kid. I'm sorry that my kid every had to attend this school. I pulled my child as soon as they removed the music teacher as that sent a strong message about what the school values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2009

School is very good and you have alot of help with any of your problems cause there is U of A mentors ! but their is one teacher that is very un-professional!
—Submitted by a student


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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 63% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 63% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
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".
  • 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 50% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 32% 5%
White 10% 42%
Black 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A47%
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Lina Susee
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (520) 294-5475

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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