Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies

Public, Alternative 4-9

 6919 E. Brown Road
       Mesa, AZ  85207


 (480) 308-7400

District: Mesa Unified District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1st of 681 Arizona Alternative Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.6
Number of students:  433

Racial breakdown:
White:
77.6%
Hispanic:
10.2%
Asian:
9.2%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.9%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies ranked better than 99.8% of elementary schools in Arizona. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.18. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017, Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies ranked better than 99.9% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.78. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (77.6%), Hispanic (10.2%), Asian (9.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 10.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies is 20.6. 5 alternative schools in the Mesa Unified District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies employs 21 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies:

SchoolDigger ranks Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies 2nd of 1100 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies 1st of 681 Arizona public middle schools. (See Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies in the ranking list.)

Mesa Unified District:

SchoolDigger ranks Mesa Unified District 182nd of 452 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 95.16 5th 662 99.2%
2010 96.44 4th 690 99.4%
2011 96.96 3rd 684 99.6%
2012 94.39 2nd 767 99.7%
2013 94.19 5th 781 99.4%
2014 98.44 1st 694 99.9%
2015 99.86 1st 519 99.8%
2016 99.84 1st 669 99.9%
2017 99.78 1st 681 99.9%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2016 99.49 1st 1073 99.9%
2017 99.18 2nd 1100 99.8%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Monday, June 12, 2017

Open Quote I am happy that I got to be apart of the learning, fun and get to be educated at this fantastic school. All of the teachers are great and Mr. Crispin is the best he is fun and very nice. this is why I like this school. Close Quote


by a student
Friday, May 5, 2017

Open Quote This is a wonderful school. Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Open Quote The school is awesome. I go there. Close Quote


by a student
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Open Quote amazing opportunities and learned so much more than other kids in my grade at other schools Close Quote


by a student
Friday, February 10, 2017

Open Quote I love it. The teachers are incredible, sometimes tough, sometimes fun, and all the people at the school are nice. Mr. Crispin is awesome! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Open Quote Amazing Education. They are preparing students to succeed at the next level. There is no hand holding and children are encouraged to display a bias toward action. The teachers can be a little tough and the younger kids. However, it is clear that they are encouraging them to become self-sufficient and to embrace all aspects of accountability. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, March 21, 2016

Open Quote If it were possible to rank this 10 stars, I would. Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies isn't top ranked by mistake. Their academics are superior to any other school. Academics are rigorous as teachers prepare students for the IB program. Whether or not you choose to follow up with the IB program is up to you after attending MAAS. While you are here, be prepared to work hard but to love every minute of it. You will learn a new language: Chinese or Spanish. You will learn to play an instrument. The staff is the best by far! They are excited to teach, and the students are eager to learn. Many of the staff come early and stay late after school to assist students with extra help and tutoring. They also run several before- and after-school clubs.

Everyone one at the Academy is great from the Principal, Bob Crispin, to the front office staff, the cafeteria crew, and even our custodians are the best in the district. The whole environment is welcoming and fun. There are clubs galore: choir, NJHS, NAL, math, robotics, computer, audio visual and broadcasting, art, creative writing, band and orchestra, etc. Our music program is stupendous with incredibly gifted and enthusiastic teachers. If sports are really important, you can still participate on team sports at the local junior high which is adjacent to the campus. There really is something for everyone here.

After having 6 children attend 5 different Mesa Public Schools, we have found the greatest school in the district. We have loved all our schools, but there is something extra special about Mesa Academy. Come find out for yourself. Close Quote


by a student
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Open Quote Mesa Academy is an excellent school. I know I will be prepared for high school and eventually college because I am going to this school. It involves IB (International Baccalaureate) curriculum, which encourages world view. The teachers are amazing, but the Chinese department needs a bit of work. Other than that, the teachers are friendly and encouraging, and the principal is very personable. Teachers also help with time management skills, a good work ethic, and readiness for the future. The homework is not too overwhelming if you pay attention during class. This school really is one in a million. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 314 8 23 48 3 n/a n/a 0 396
2009 298 8 29 45 3 n/a n/a 0 383
2010 344 6 35 38 2 n/a n/a 0 425
2011 350 6 38 39 0 0 0 0 433
2012 361 4 37 30 1 0 0 0 433
2013 353 3 37 37 1 0 6 0 437
2014 342 3 44 38 1 1 3 0 432
2015 341 4 44 38 2 0 4 0 433
2016 336 4 40 44 2 0 7 0 433

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 Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 396 16.8 23.6 13.6
2009 383 19.4 19.7 9.7
2010 425 20.6 20.6 12.7
2011 433 20.0 21.6 11.1
2012 433 20.4 21.2 10.6
2013 437 20.2 21.6 10.8
2014 432 20.2 21.3 8.8
2015 433 21.0 20.6 8.1
2016 433 21.0 20.6 10.9

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 USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 396 16.8 23.6 13.6
2009 383 19.4 19.7 9.7
2010 425 20.6 20.6 12.7
2011 433 20.0 21.6 11.1
2012 433 20.4 21.2 10.6
2013 437 20.2 21.6 10.8
2014 432 20.2 21.3 8.8
2015 433 21.0 20.6 8.1
2016 433 21.0 20.6 10.9

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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