About This School
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Eduprize School made AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Arizona in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Eduprize School's test results to learn more about school performance. more
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Mountain Vista Elementary School 0.6 miles|
|Leading Edge Academy High School 1.4 miles|
|San Tan Heights Elementary School 1.7 miles|
|Circle Cross Ranch K8 School 3.3 miles|
|Anthem Elementary School 3.9 miles|
My daughter is in 3rd grade and is mad at me because I did not start her at this school in Kindergarten. She is a late sleeper, so I enrolled her in the iClass PM TOPS curriculum. She attends school from 11-4 everyday and goes to school with lunch in her belly! Eduprize does not have a cafeteria or provide food. Parents send lunches...healthy lunches...it is a requirement that they be healthy. (Yes..they are teaching parents too!)
They take a 15 minute break at 2pm to eat a snack and play. She said she prefers the "focus time" at school and the "play time" after she gets home. The school also makes me get more involved. Honestly, I needed a little guidance on that side of things and they have always been there for me. I love to volunteer and really did not understand just how hard it is to teach 22 children at one time. If I compare the classroom to her last school, I can see that the teacher seems to have extra time on her hands...I think it has something to do with the 30+ parent volunteers per classroom that school insists on (of course only 1-2 are in a classroom at once). She can complete all her tasks because a volunteer may help reread with 5 slower students in the hallway, grade and file test papers, make copies, cut out art projects and hang them up, conduct speed reading and math quizzes one-on-one in the hallway. So does it work....well they have a A+ rating, I have never seen or heard a raised voice in the entire building, and the kids are happy and loving the use of IPads and the lastest technology to help them shake up the learning activities. Lots of educational games and ibooks to help in math, reading and spelling. The kids also say the Pledge of Alliance and read the Bill of Rights every morning. I would say...it's tough...efficient..and they learn twice as much! So yeah...it's working. And the bullying problem does not exist...too many adults around to make sure everyone stays in check!
They are extremely accommodating! How? My other child is 4 yrs old and I enrolled him in Pre-K. His hours are just slightly different that those of my daughters (by about 20 minutes). So a few parents suggested that an after-care be set up and BOOM- he is now on the same schedule and stays in the library or in the school yard with a group of children. Cost $50 for three months! I can handle that!
They also have the best school design I have ever seen. The parking and driving lanes are design around a procedure to have all students safely in and out within 15 minutes...and it works like a charm. The building is secure, the gates are NOT opened up for parents to just drop and go, but all children are to stay with the parents until the gate is open.
The last school I had my daughter in had 50-60 children unattended in the school yard for 30-45 minutes everyday! Yes...I know that is illegal and unsafe...yes,...I complained to the Principle....no...it has not changed at Copper Basin Elementary. They blame the parents- but the parents did not open the gate and leave it unattended! Most parents think that maybe the teacher just stepped inside to use the bathroom...but no...they are not staffing during that time...just opening the gate and allowing children as young as 6 years old to fend for themselves until a teacher arrives 30 minutes later. It will unfortunately take someone getting seriously hurt and the school getting sued before anyone listens.
Anyway, we are very happy with Eduprize and happy we made the change.
Enrollment (2011)Total: 1878
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Eduprize School had 6% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Arizona had 45% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
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About the TERRANOVA
What is it?
The TerraNova is a series of nationally norm-referenced tests that assess general academic knowledge in core subjects, as well as providing national comparisons.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 2 through 9 are assessed in reading, language arts and math.
How is it Scored?
Students receive a percentile rank, which indicates how well they performed in comparison to their peers in other states. The goal is for all students to score at or above the national average, or 50th percentile, on the test.
About the AIMS
What is it?
Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 are assessed in reading, writing and math.
How is it Scored?
Students score at one of four levels: falls far below standard, approaches the standard, meets the standard or exceeds the standard. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards.