Three schools in Maricopa have earned A-ratings from the state as announced this fall, and other schools showed marked improvement.
Butterfield Elementary (MUSD)
Legacy Traditional School (charter)
Pima Butte Elementary (MUSD)
Leading Edge Academy (charter)
Maricopa Elementary School (MUSD)
Santa Cruz Elementary School (MUSD)
Santa Rosa Elementary School (MUSD)
Camino Montessori (charter – closed)
Desert Wind Middle School (MUSD)
Graysmark Schools (charter)
Maricopa High School (MUSD)
Maricopa Wells Middle School (MUSD)
Saddleback Elementary School (MUSD)
Sequoia Pathway Academy (charter)
Stanfield Elementary School (SED)
A = Excellent: Distinguished performance on the statewide assessment, significant student growth, high four-year graduation rates, students are on track to proficiency or overall performance is significantly higher than the state average.
B = Highly Performing: High performance on statewide assessments and/or significant student growth and/or higher four-year graduation rates and/or moving students to proficiency at a higher rate than the state average.
C = Performing: Adequate performance but needs improvement on some indicators including proficiency, growth or graduation rate.
D = Minimally Performing: Inadequate performance in proficiency, growth and/or four-year graduation rate relative to the state average.
F = Systematic failures in proficiency, growth and graduation rates and/or performance is in bottom 5 percent of the state.
“We are excited to earn an A rating for our wonderful school. This A rating represents the dedication and care of each and every one of our staff and our students’ hard work. I am so proud and excited for our students, staff and community to have another A school in Maricopa.” – Butterfield Elementary School Principal Janel Hildick
“Pima Butte is ecstatic about receiving the 2018 ‘A’ rating. This achievement was due to the tireless effort and dedication of our teachers, the hard work of our students and the support of our families. We are extremely proud of this recognition.” – Pima Butte Elementary Principal Randy Lazar
Sequoia Pathway Academy 0.18%
Desert Wind Middle School 0.69%
Maricopa Wells Middle School 2.58%
Maricopa High School 4.51%
GRADUATION RATES (2017)
Percent graduating in four years from Maricopa High School and Sequoia Pathway Academy
350 Grads 97 Grads
Total 76% 97%
Economically Disadvantaged 77% 96%
Male 71% 97%
Female 81% 96%
White 81% 94%
Hispanic 80% 100%
African-American 65% *
Native American 54% *
Asian 73% *
*Sample size too small
Source: AZED Oct. 5
This information appears in the November issue of InMaricopa.