Kyrene Aprende Middle School

Public 6-8

 777 N. Desert Breeze Blvd. Eas
       Chandler, AZ  85226


 (480) 541-1000

District: Kyrene Elementary District

SchoolDigger Rank:
63rd of 669 Arizona Middle Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  18.5
Number of students:  1,040

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.6%
Hispanic:
22.5%
Asian:
10.4%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  25.6%

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Updated Saturday, September 17, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

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Compare Details In 2016, Kyrene Aprende Middle School ranked better than 90.6% of middle schools in Arizona. It also ranked 2nd among 6 ranked middle schools in the Kyrene Elementary District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.48. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (53.6%), Hispanic (22.5%), Asian (10.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 25.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kyrene Aprende Middle School is 18.5, which is the 3rd best among 6 middle schools in the Kyrene Elementary District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Kyrene Aprende Middle School:

SchoolDigger Ranks Kyrene Aprende Middle School 63rd of 669 Arizona public middle schools. (See Kyrene Aprende Middle School in the ranking list.)

Kyrene Elementary District:

SchoolDigger ranks Kyrene Elementary District 65th of 434 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Kyrene Aprende Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 85.95 72nd 662 89.1% 4 star ranking
2010 86.77 63rd 690 90.9% 5 star ranking
2011 85.64 73rd 684 89.3% 4 star ranking
2012 82.89 81st 767 89.4% 4 star ranking
2013 81.65 100th 781 87.2% 4 star ranking
2014 83.87 101st 694 85.4% 4 star ranking
2015 84.25 68th 519 86.9% 4 star ranking
2016 88.48 63rd 669 90.6% 5 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Test score data source: Arizona Department of Education

About the Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching: AzMERIT is a computer-based test which provides engaging questions and measures critical thinking skills for college and career readiness. For schools that are not yet ready, a paper-based version will be available.

AzMERIT is aligned to Arizona’s state learning standards which detail what students should be able to do at each grade level.

The test is designed to measure student learning and progress towards readiness for college or career.

Arizona controls the decision making for all aspects of the tests including test content, scoring, and reporting. Arizona educators are involved in the development of AzMERIT.

Source: AzMERIT, Arizona Department of Education

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by a parent
Saturday, October 13, 2012

Open Quote Aprende is a good school and many of the teachers have enthusiasm. My biggest issue with Aprende is the size of the classes. My child had 36 students in 6th grade classes and now has 43 in 7th grade classes. Though the teachers have good attitudes & good intentions for our kids, they are too busy meeting the expectations that our political climate has put on them. Our kids are basically learning to memorize for the standardized tests & not learning. The students aren't granted enough time to grasp ideas, concepts & learn history as a result. We need at least a 20:1 student/teacher ratio and real hands-on teaching. The new teacher evaluation system is good but we won't see the impact of this change for another 3-5 years. The PBIS program at Aprende is a good one. However, many kids do slip through the cracks even when they do receive PBIS tickets. I know at least 10 students who have received many PBIS tickets in both 6th and 7th grades and have yet to be selected to attend the monthly "golden ticket" PBIS events, including the most recent. It's unfortunate because the PBIS program is a really good venue to reinforce, acknowledge and reward positive, proactive behaviors that demonstrate personal responsibility, good leadership and mentoring skills IF the kids buy into it. Another big issue is this win/lose focus on the gifted program. A large part of the student body believes that "if you are not in the gifted program, you are pretty much a loser." I have fully observed how students are getting this message. What happened to simple Honors programs? The ones that offered a more rigorous curriculum for students who qualified and had the option to enroll into? And, if they chose not to, or simply did not qualify, they, too, would still receive a good, challenging curriculum that would prepare them for future grades and college prep. Instead, there is apparent segregation between gifted & regular students & in the quality of their instruction. Students are now labeled smart (gifted) or dumb (non-gifted) & this has introduced a whole new territory on social & peer pressures on our students. Also, students are feeling overwhelmed, rushed & stressed out by their teachers! How you ask? Most teachers are stressed out & overworked & wear this on their faces & bodies forgetting that all communication is 59% non-verbal. The language teachers use with students indicate their levels of stress (You need to! I don't care if! You better...Etc)! That kind of language is very negative and punitive and doesn't stay focused on issues. The students observe and experience this daily with simultaneous RUSH>RUSH>RUSH instruction and class work! We need our teachers to become aware that they are modeling & teaching the students "how to react," instead of modeling "how to "respond" and "how to retool." I find it a disservice that our kids are experiencing this so early in life. With all of the pressures of middle school already, must we also teach learned helplessness?! These tools definitely do not set up our 7th and 8th graders for success in academics, in jobs, in life in general. The new principal is well intentioned & I'm confident he will bring good leadership, mentoring & better communication to the students & the student-teacher-parent-staff relationships and partnership. He has a good balance of the "politics" of policies that are taking place within the district and the state, AND the reality of what the students are experiencing daily as a result. Moreover, PARENTS, GET INVOLVED! It is ADAMANT that parents are actively involved daily, weekly, and monthly; talking & working with the teachers, getting to know the staff, volunteering and supporting the PTSO by attending meetings, Meet & Greets & Coffee Chats. If we all speak up, educate ourselves & get involved, each one of us can make a difference & help improve our students experiences & our educational system from the inside out! I would suggest requiring teachers AND staff to engage in regular leadership workshops (such as Stephen Covey) that focus on active listening and effective communication (language, responses, personalities). I encourage teachers & staff to take advantage of daily life lessons that they are provided. Many of the teachers are so over it (you can't blame them with the unrealistic expectations put on them) and/or burnt out & it shows in their language to the students & their lack of being effective, positive modeling to them. As Becky Bailey points out to stressed teachers...In those moments where you've had it, tell yourself "I am so grateful for this opportunity to teach." It actually works for parents too. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Kyrene Aprende Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 952 60 63 119 6 n/a n/a 0 1200
1998 894 62 69 127 7 n/a n/a 0 1159
1999 864 40 66 131 17 n/a n/a 0 1118
2000 858 58 69 119 8 n/a n/a 0 1112
2001 835 50 75 132 13 n/a n/a 0 1105
2002 820 58 89 149 19 n/a n/a 0 1135
2003 820 58 89 149 19 n/a n/a 0 1135
2004 844 62 97 135 20 n/a n/a 0 1158
2005 786 49 101 161 27 n/a n/a 0 1124
2006 733 60 116 149 32 n/a n/a 0 1090
2007 667 56 115 150 30 n/a n/a 0 1018
2008 611 83 114 165 26 n/a n/a 0 999
2009 596 97 110 167 30 n/a n/a 0 1000
2010 568 106 118 195 44 n/a n/a 0 1031
2011 580 125 111 203 30 0 1 0 1050
2012 582 108 117 186 32 3 11 0 1039
2013 610 98 117 193 28 4 24 0 1074
2014 576 83 101 215 23 2 22 0 1022
2015 557 92 108 234 23 0 26 0 1040

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Kyrene Aprende Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 1200 59.5 20.2 n/a
1998 1159 55.8 20.8 n/a
1999 1118 57.6 19.4 n/a
2000 1112 57.0 19.5 n/a
2001 1105 57.0 19.4 n/a
2002 1135 62.0 18.3 11.0
2003 1135 62.0 18.3 11.0
2004 1158 65.8 17.6 10.7
2005 1124 60.6 18.5 18.1
2006 1090 56.6 19.3 20.9
2007 1018 50.8 20.0 17.6
2008 999 48.9 20.4 17.7
2009 1000 55.4 18.1 15.4
2010 1031 54.8 18.8 21.0
2011 1050 54.3 19.3 23.5
2012 1039 63.3 16.4 25.4
2013 1074 50.8 21.1 23.1
2014 1022 52.2 19.5 25.9
2015 1040 56.0 18.5 25.6

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Kyrene Aprende Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 1200 59.5 20.2 n/a
1998 1159 55.8 20.8 n/a
1999 1118 57.6 19.4 n/a
2000 1112 57.0 19.5 n/a
2001 1105 57.0 19.4 n/a
2002 1135 62.0 18.3 11.0
2003 1135 62.0 18.3 11.0
2004 1158 65.8 17.6 10.7
2005 1124 60.6 18.5 18.1
2006 1090 56.6 19.3 20.9
2007 1018 50.8 20.0 17.6
2008 999 48.9 20.4 17.7
2009 1000 55.4 18.1 15.4
2010 1031 54.8 18.8 21.0
2011 1050 54.3 19.3 23.5
2012 1039 63.3 16.4 25.4
2013 1074 50.8 21.1 23.1
2014 1022 52.2 19.5 25.9
2015 1040 56.0 18.5 25.6

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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