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Vulture Peak School

Public | 4-8 | 239 students

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Posted January 18, 2012

I was a student at Vulture Peak in the 80's. It was the best school I have ever been to. During that time, Wickenburg was a small town with very few people. Class size at that time was about 10 to 15 students in each class. I think it was 1985 when I graduated.


Posted June 21, 2011

Love most of the teachers here at the school. However, there are a few that need to retire. The principal needs more control and the SRC needs to go away. It does NOT work. The new Blended Learning Program seems to a great new program added this year. Change is coming for the better. Unfortunately, they just let go some of their better teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

This is a very great school. No doubt about it. I went there from 2005-2007, my 6th and 7th grade year. The teachers were ncredible and I felt like they really cared. Not only the teachers were helpful but the entire staff. From the lunch ladies, to the people in the office, this is a great school...Thanks to Mr. Richards anyway:) I loved this school and I would recommend it to an parent who want there child to be prepared for high school in the best kind of way. - Alexandra
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2008

Vulture Peak middle School is awesome!!! im a student there and its better than half those schools out there!! VP!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2005

As of 2005, this once decent school has evolved into a nightmare. We do not recommend this school. Our prayers are with any student in the meanwhile.
—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.
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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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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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55%

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40%

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42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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72%

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73%

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82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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44%

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56%
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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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84%

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84%

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83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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52%

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39%

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69%
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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 58% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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54%

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70%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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71%

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84%

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88%
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".

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
White 73% 42%
Hispanic 24% 43%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
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 58%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Marcia Hespen
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (928) 684-6746

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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  • Vulture Peak Middle School is a cooperative community of learners making an active effort to provide opportunities that ensure students may achieve their full potential. We focus on academic learning and celebrate student success with enhanced activities to create an exciting environment.
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920 South Vulture Mine Rd.
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
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Phone: (928) 668-5350

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