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Amerischools Academy North

Charter | K-6 | 201 students

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
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13 reviews of this school


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Posted March 13, 2014

Both of my children go to AmeriSchools Academy North. They are both excelling students due mostly to the wonderful teachers they have had. The teachers hold the students to high academic standards. My kids love going to school and don't want to leave. The staff works very hard and are available to the parents whenever needed. The attention to detail and the fact that many of the staff members know all of the students and even who their parents are is comforting. The principal, Mr. Wachunas, even noticed my son lost a tooth the other day! They are very compassionate and caring to needs outside of the school. There is a family feeling whenever you walk in the door.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2014

I absolutely recommend and love Amerischools North Campus. The staff is amazing and always helpful. Mr. Wachunas is an extremely good principal and cares about all the children in the school, Miss Amy is the most helpful aid and I highly recommend Mrs. Torres as a teacher. The patience and care the staff has for the kids is why I care about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Teachers and principal are great. They are always looking for ways to help students make their learning experience both, challenging and fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Great school!! Mr. Wachunas is a very caring and understanding principal. We are very lucky to have this school here in Yuma. My only suggestion will be to add at least 7th and 8th grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

My granddaughter goes to Amerischools Academy North and she is doing so well. I really like the school


Posted September 26, 2013

There is no other school, that I know of here, where the principal is very involved with the children of a school. He is always on the field trips for the clubs, and knows his students' names. The teachers work for the children of this school, to enable them to be the best they can, and to help them strive to achieve their potential in academics. The staff is warm and friendly, and keep the parents informed (for as we know, children never forget to hand their parents paperwork, lol). This is a school with a solid base foundation for the children, that prepares them for the next level. It is a school that I have rarely seen a child set aside from others, even from their peers. Kudos to the principal, teachers, and staff for this learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

This school is a wonderful school, if only all children could be so lucky to attend this school. I was an educator there for many years and I still love and miss it like it was yesterday. Due to us moving away I am still so saddened that my children will not be able to attend as I had planned. Mr. Wachunas is hands down one of the best Principals anyone can ever work for. I learned so much from him while teaching there forever I am grateful. He truly cares for his staff and all of his children that are under his supervision. On a minute by minute basis he is always trying to figure out what more he can do for his students, staff, and campus.He truly cares for his students, and his community. Always giving back in many different shapes and forms.It's a beautiful place to educate your child. As a mother and educator its a school where I truly feel my children would be safe and educated beyond compare.I feel its a place where all families can call home. Mrs. Fox is a absolutely a wonderful Principle as well and cares and loves her students. It truly will be missed as well as all of the wonderful dedicated caring staff that cares for their student's as their own.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 27, 2013

I love Amerischool and so do my girls. This school is tight knit with great focus on students success. The teachers are dedicated and kind towards parents as well as students. We are so lucky to have a principal as involved as Mr. Wachunas. We were sold when we met him and trust his judgement as to the safety and intellectual development of our most precious gifts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2012

My son attends Amerischools Academy-North. Excellent ! Teacher and staff are great. The principal is very involved in knowing what's going on with students and parents. The principal knows every student's name and most of the parents as well, the teachers take an interest in their students and what they are learning, and the school atmosphere is always positive and uplifting. All qualities I want my son to be surrounded by as he grows and learns. He's now in 5th grade, but his 4th grade teacher, Mrs. McCormack (BEST teacher ever), still checking on him to make sure he's always trying his best. My son is happy to attend school everyday, enjoys the class enviroment and to have Mr. Farley as his 5th grade teacher. Thank you Mr. W and Amerischools Academy staff for all the great work you do!! M. Chaira
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2012

This school is truly a great school. I have had my children in the school since kindergarten. You only have to visit the school for 15 min. when you notice the true dedication from the principal down to the teacher's aides. The principal and the teachers donate many hours a week of their own time and money to make sure they are meeting the needs of each and every student at school. The principal teacher and parent are a community I daresay a family which you do not find. Unfortunately, in many schools today. I know that when my children grow up they will remember and utilize the tools the school has given thm and his love that it has shown to them. It does my heart good to know that there are some people still in this world with the dedication and the love of teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2012

This school is amazing! My son is doing so well at this school. He enjoys going to school everyday. He enjoys all school events and community explorations. Teachers and staff are very accessible, friendly and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2012

Our kids just transferred to this school this year. We do not regret that decision at all. All our kids our excelling, and for the first time get very excited to go to school! They really enjoy the community exploration and are learning so much. Would highly recommend this school. We just wish they had a middle school/high school program and a school in the Foothills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2012

This school should not be rated an 8 . It should be rated a 10 ! As being a former student at this school my experience has been amazing . the students are nice,no bullies. The teachers are always loving and always go out of there way to do everything necessary for the students. The school is very organized , and is very considerate on the explorations . If you asked me,I would say go to this school before checking any others. -Gabriel.c


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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 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

The Arizona Department of Education did not report AZ LEARNS results for this school.

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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1220 South 4th Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364

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