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Arlington Classics Academy - Primary School

Charter | K-2 | 532 students

Accelerated math and reading curriculum
 
 

 
 
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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 10 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted July 7, 2006

The school was a disappointment. Asking all children to learn math a year ahead is unreasonable. The demands of homework is taxing on the children. The schools name states that it provides a classical education, unfortunately there is no Latin or Greek. I do not recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2005

Our daughter just started two weeks ago (transferred from an AISD school) and we can already see the improvement in the intellectual challenge and stimulation for her. This school demands that all students 'keep up' and does not move at the pace of the slowest learner in the room ( a hallmark of most public schools). We are very pleased with the rate of instruction and the commitment of the faculty towards the school's stated mission of a quality, liberal arts education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2005

Arlington Classics Academy has a great staff but I think they need a more structured curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

Arlington Classics is a very good school that I recommend to every parent. great curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

Arlingto classics is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

We are on the waiting list and are eager to get in there for the exceptional education they offer. The curriculim they use is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

sounds like a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

Great school, caring teachers, oppotunities for active parent involvement, family environment...all this in an intimate personable setting. Highly reccommeded for any child who needs a challenging and stimulating learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

This is a good school depending on the grade level. Our son was there only for the 4th grade. It was very demanding and we didn't like the teachers very much. Your kids are in school all day and then go home to 3-4 hours of homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2005

This school has low student to teacher ratios and really encourages academic excellence. There is an emphasis on culture and the arts too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2005

This school is magnificent!!! I enrolled my daughter in ACA 3 years ago, after she had been in private schools and 1/2 year at public school. The best description of ACA is that it offers all the advantages of private school: low student to teacher ratio, family atmosphere, individual attention, enrichment by extension of lessons, portfolios, parent teacher conferences quarterly, excellent educators, achallenging curriculum that keeps students engaged and excited about thier day and many more advantages too numerous to name. The secretary is very personable and shows such kidness and care towards the students, which is a great way for any child to start their day. This school is the best!!! I only have one complaint it's only Pre K-6th grade and my daughter is 6th grade. Boy are we going to miss it! I am confident that she is prepared for secondary school and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2003

This is our 4th yr at ACA and it is the best! The teachers truly care about the students and it shows. My child is receiving a high quality, well-rounded education. It gives a parent a warm feeling when you know your child is getting a good education and when you ask how their day was as school, the response is 'great'. If you are looking for diversification, quality, caring, leadership and all-around excellence in education for your child, stop looking. ACA is the place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2003

This charter school is only a few years old and already exceeds the local public schools. ACA cares about the academic success of every child. They bring in tutors (at their expense) if children need it. You CAN NOT get a better education for your child in a public school. Come see for yourself!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2003

I love this school because it gives a private school education at a public school price. The school is constantly learning and growing.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 29%
Black 22% 13%
Hispanic 18% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • TEA Exemplary Rating (2013)
  • TEA Exemplary Rating (2012)
  • TEA Exemplary Rating (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:30 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Janna Allen
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (817) 274-8768

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • ACA is an open enrollment public charter school that offers an accelerated curriculum. The students participate in Spanish, Music and Art instruction beginning in Kindergarten. ACA uses a classical education style of teaching based on the trivium and supplements the state curriculum (TEKS) with the Core Knowledge Sequence (www.coreknowledge.org).
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Arlington Classics Academy Intermediate School
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2800 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, TX 76013
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Phone: (817) 274-2008

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