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Castle Dome Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 762 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2013

My child went here for a year and he really enjoyed it. He got good grades and has fond memories of the school, teachers included. I'm surprised to see such a low rating. I would have figured it to be a lot higher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

Two of my three children have attended this school in the 5 yrs we have lived in Yuma, my oldest now attending Gila Ridge has done fine mostly because of her desire to continue her schooling after we leave Yuma and return to Mi. My middle child although has had been a different story i have noticed a steady decline in her grades, I have spoke with many of her teachers and despite my familys best attemps have seen little improvement. Overcrowded classes and overwhelmed teachers and a general lack of concerned from the schools admin. are the reasons. Students recieve the barest of education (just to get them to the next level) with this we have decieded to remove our childern from this school and return to Mi.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2009

This is an outstanding school I would love for my future kids to go there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2008

I am a parent and believe this is truly an outstanding school, fabulous staff and teachers with a principal who should be consider for Principal of the Year,for her leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

I just graduated castle dome this year. The teachers I had were overall nice(Mrs.Dominguez,Mr.Fulton, Mrs.Hampton,Miss Fralic,Mrs.Coz,and Mrs.Aguilar.) but Mrs.Harriet Willams was the worst principle I have ever had.If she reads this i hope she could change for future school years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2007

Castle Dome is very firm on discipline. They also have many extra curicular classes. Overall, it is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2007

I really like my child's teachers! They've got so much to offer and appear to enjoy what they do. It's obvious that they want to make a difference. However, I don't feel the same about our principal. If you make coming to school fun, kids will learn. Let the kids be kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I have nothing but great things to say about Castle Dome Middle School. My daughter is in 8th Grade and her teachers (Mr. Land, Ms. Rodriguez, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Weber and Ms. Puente) are absolutely awesome! They have a lot of talent, and they care about the students. Thanks so much for all your education and willingness to actually take part in my child's education!! You are AWESOME!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2006

Our son graduated from CDMS last year and the experience was sad to say the least. The teachers did what they had to do to
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

Teacher's and staff that care and go the extra mile. Great location to new homes and new development. Not to mention it is right next to the college!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

Overcrowded, lots of fun, but very inconsistent teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2004

Both my grandchildren go to CDMS and I have nothing but great words for the principal and staff at this middle school. One child is in special education and she is well taken care of in this area. They listen to what I have to say and follow her IEP and everyone works together to make her learning experience a great one. The other child is in 6th grade and has made the transition to middle school very well. The teachers are very supportive. Both girls enjoy the school and that is the most important thing to start the learning process.
—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 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%
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 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 61% 43%
White 34% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
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 53%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2353 S. Otondo Drive
Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone: (928) 502-4352

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