School Details

Anthem School

41020 N. Freedom Way, Anthem, AZ 85086
(623) 445-5000
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 846 students 19 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

90%
80%
69%
91%
88%
78%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Deer Valley Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
76%
62%
92%
88%
75%
84%
80%
58%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Deer Valley Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
74%
63%
95%
89%
80%
68%
65%
52%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Deer Valley Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
72%
61%
87%
91%
80%
72%
70%
56%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Deer Valley Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
75%
64%
96%
93%
86%
73%
66%
53%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Deer Valley Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
72%
59%
86%
82%
70%
85%
80%
63%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Deer Valley Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Anthem School is a public middle school in Anthem. The principal of Anthem School is Pat Yennie. 846 students go to Anthem School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0.8% of the Anthem School students have "limited English proficiency." 13% of the 846 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Anthem School is 19:1. North Valley Christain Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 72%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 11% 18%
Asian 1% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 21%
Limited English proficiency 0.8% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Fantastic school! Would recommend to any family considering this area. Great teachers staff and programs. Very accomodating to kids with differing needs.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is my daughter's 9 th year at Anthem. She loves her school teachers and the total Anthem experience. The staff have mentored her to be a confident creative caring free thinker with strong achedemic and leadership skills. This school has encouraged her to believe that she can accomplish anything that she wants and her SSAT scores were high when compared nationally to 8th graders.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have been at Anthem Elementary for 1 year now and we love it! We love the teachers and the students have been great helping us get acclimated. I wish the test scores were higher (we're from Chandler where test scores are in the 80's & 90's) but Anthem has been great in helping us with our 5th grader that struggles with ADHD. Great school with great staff.

  • (3 years ago)

    My kids have been going to Anthem Elementary for 7 yrs now and they love it. I have really loved all their teachers. Despite all the education budget cuts these teachers really strive to give the best education. The Principal Mr. Yennie has always addressed any of my questions with respect. I absolutely love how seriously our school is taking the Anti-Bullying Campaign. My kids are excited to learn and be a part of making a change. It is not preaching to the kids yet showing them positive ways they can be a part of making a positive change. Joli in the front office is amazing at handling all of the issues that come up and isI always see her treating parents with kindness and respect. She has been a HUGE help to me over the last few years! Love this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I had to pleasure to work with Anthem School's Prevention committee on August 4 and 5 2011 providing the Olweus Bully Prevention Program training. I am a certified Olweus trainer consultant counselor and crisis therapist. The Olweus Bully Prevention Program (OBPP) is the most researched and best-known programs available today. OBPP has over 40 years of research behind it and has been implemented throughout the world. The program has received two of the highest honors a prevention program can obtain. The administration and staff at Anthem School are dedicated and passionate about school safety and bully prevention! As a result they selected the best program because they want the best for their students! They will implement the Olweus Bully Prevention Program this October 2011. This comprehensive program addresses bullying on the school level classroom-level individual-level and Community-level involving parents throughout! I will continue to consult with Anthem's prevention committee for the 2011-12 school year. I am excited to see the amazing prevention efforts that Anthem School puts forth!

  • (3 years ago)

    During the past week the school counselor taught a lesson about friendship and conflict/resolution strategies to the 5th and 6th grade students. The feedback from the students teachers and parents was very positive about the impact that the lesson had on the children. More lessons like these will continue next school year. In fact the staff students and parents will have the opportunity be trained in areas such as bullying prevention raising the social/emotional quotient of children and other topics that are challenging our students today. Education and collaboration about how to prevent and address some of the difficult situations and choices that our children face is the key to maintaining a safe happy learning environment

  • (3 years ago)

    Anthem School has been named National Aerospace Eduction School of the Year by Civil Air Patrol. And even more exiting one of our Kindergarteners has been named National Aerospace Student of the Year! Way to to Anthem Schoool!!

  • (4 years ago)

    We haven't met but I wanted to let you know that you and your students significantly impacted my life and lives of many Haitian families. It is a tough week physically but more so emotionally. We met so many wonderful people and it's hard to understand how these people live like this everyday. I'm writing this email to you to let you know that the dresses that you and your students made were the highlight of my experience in Haiti. After installing the RainCatchers we get to give gifts to the families. This gifts are typically some candy granola bars or some used clothing. Bob handed my group the pillow dresses from your class and asked us to pass these out. I cannot tell you enough what absolute joy these dresses brought to these young girls.. And if you thought the little girls smiled well you should have seen their mothers they beamed with joy. It was so awesome. I wish you could have all been there to see the love and joy that you spread that day. I personally want to thank you and your students. The experience you gave me will never be forgotten and the love you all have for your fellow mankind shows so brightly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Patty

  • (4 years ago)

    Anthem School has been chosen by Deer Valley Unified School District to explore the placement of strings/orchestra back into schools. In 2011-2012 all 3rd graders at Anthem will have an orchestra unit built into their general music classes. Students will get to touch play feel and experience the violin during their general music instruction. In 2012-2013 we will offer Orchestra to the 4th grade as an option for performance in our schools (just like band and chorus). Anthem School staff believe that the arts are important to a well rounded curriculum and this is a wonderful opportunity for our students and community. This is a WONDERFUL opportunity for Anthem Students who love the arts!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is horrible when it comes to recognizing and dealing with bullying. I have compliained numerous times to the principal and assistant principal about incidents with my son and nothing ever gets done. Several instances with one particular child bullying my son had bordered on criminal conduct but were never handled properly. I wish there was a lower rating to give for this review. Rob

  • (4 years ago)

    Where do I start? My 7th grader now has a STEM class which has nothing to do with STEM but each of her academic classes is now shorter because of it. I was told it was to support the new "Aerospace Academy." When did we vote this in? Or did the principal or the district decide it? The bullying and harassment are unbelievable. The administration has no consistent approach to discipline. This campus seems to be in a state of confusion. Why can't we just get back to teaching the basics? Maybe parents of third graders are happy with the helicopter visit but my daughter is about to enter high school and needs more time with reading and math and less time with making paper airplanes.

  • (4 years ago)

    Anthem School encourages students to reach new limits. My daughter has attended the school for the past 2 years and I have been extremely impressed with her teachers. I look forward to her attending the future years

  • (4 years ago)

    We have attended this school for four years and have had wonderful experiences at every level. From the smiling faces in the front office to the amazing teachers our students have had. Our Principal has a great open door policy. The PTA rocks and hosts many family friendly fun events. I couldn't be happier with our time here at Anthem School!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Anthem School is now Anthem Aerospace Academy! A channel 10 chopper landed on the school grounds this morning so that the kids could see it up close and in person - just another way Anthem School is branching out to the community to involve them in our students education. I also love the Smart Boards that every class now has!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is in the 3rd grade and has attended the school for 2 years now. We are happy overall and are thrilled that they offer a gifted program for her.

  • (5 years ago)

    Anthem school is full of teachers with many methods to connect with the children they reach out and turn these kids to learning and you see children from all walk sof life waking up to learning. Excelling in their areas of desired knowledge!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student here and I have loved the school teaching ways and love that the neighborhood around it.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my 9th year teaching but 1st year at Anthem. I have never felt so unwelcomed anywhere in my life. The administration does not support teachers. There is a ton of bullying going on and no consistent discipline. I was on the discipline committee and we only met once at the beginning of the year. As far as education this is a good school. The teachers are held to high standards. Almost too high. I never once received a compliment from the administration about the teaching I was doing. I know I do a good job. I work my butt off every single day for these kids. But it'd be nice to be recognized by those in charge. I will not be teaching at this school next year and I will not send my students to this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has attended Anthem School for 4 years and I have found 2 teachers who are true professional educators as well as 2 teachers and a school nurse that should be accountants!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attended Anthem for 8 years and was on the principals list 29 grade periods. Now she attends Boulder Creek and feels like she was equipped well for high school having attended Anthem Elementary. As a parent and PTSA volunteer I was pleased with the curriculum and the teachers. The 6 character traits were consistently emphasized throughout her education there. I think that has had a significant positive impact in the lives of our children.

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