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Arizona Academy Of Leadership

Charter | K-8 | 191 students

 

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Posted June 19, 2012

We love AAL! They care and have made a difference in our community, where committed educators are really needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2012

The administration is not supportive of their students, teachers and staff. They are rarely involved in school activities and are not education focused.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 15, 2011

I would not recommend this school. Although most of the teachers were good, the issues are within administration. Over the past three years there were numerous changes. The first two years were great, however, the last was horrible. It is very obvious that they are not there for the children, but for the money. I am currently in the process of filing a formal complaint with the Dept of Education for not meeting the needs of my children. This is absolutely unacceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

There is a lot of disorganization at the administrator level at this school. Adminstrators ask for or promise things and nothing ever happens. My 7th and 8th graders were promised a party if they did well on AIMS but the director never spoke to them again about it. There are very little resources for teachers to use and no money for teachers to purchase resources that were needed. There were no 8th grade math books at the Country Club campus. I think it says a lot about a school if only 2 of its former teachers are returing next year. This is not a school I would recommend putting your child in.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 8, 2011

There were many promises made by the administration and owners that never were followed through with. Issues or concerns were never resolved, and at the campus on Country Club I understand that only 2 families and no teachers decided to return.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 9, 2010

this is a terrible and very unprofessional school. I was lied to by three teachers at a parent teacher conference. The principal is very condescending. Do not send your children to this school - there are better charter schools in Tucson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2010

I love this school i read 218 words per minute exellent
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2010

A Great School, caring a compassionate administration. Teachers all go the extra mile for their students. I must see!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

This is a really bad school. Teachers are inconsistant and they have a harsh administration. Problems don't get solved when asked, and the students get punished consecutively. Don't send you kids here, if you do, you will be in for an emotional rollercoaster.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2009

My son was in a public school and, was not doing very well with his reading and, writing; They had put him in special ed. I took him out of there and put him AZ Academy of Leadership. Now he is doing great, his reading and, writing have improved. He no longer needs special ed.
—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 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

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56%
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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 62% in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

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The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

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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 63% in 2014.

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27%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

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47%

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The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

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29%
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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.

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69%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

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69%

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75%
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The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

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63%

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38%
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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.

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18%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

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76%

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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29%

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35%
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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.

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24%

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57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

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24%

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57%
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 "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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 84% 43%
Black 6% 5%
White 5% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 81%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5660 S. 12th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85706
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