School Details

Summit Academy K-6

1560 W Summit Pl., Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 472-3500
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 560 students 17 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

84%
72%
69%
93%
79%
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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
64%
62%
80%
78%
75%
77%
60%
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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
62%
63%
92%
81%
80%
71%
52%
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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
63%
61%
91%
81%
80%
73%
59%
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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
65%
64%
95%
87%
86%
61%
48%
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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
62%
59%
78%
71%
70%
80%
68%
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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Summit Academy K-6 is a public elementary school in Chandler. The principal of Summit Academy K-6 is Mark J. Andrews, whose e-mail is mjandrew@mpsaz.org. 560 children attend Summit Academy K-6 and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 10% of the Summit Academy K-6 students have "limited English proficiency." 54% of the 560 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Summit Academy K-6 is 17:1. Pomeroy Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 54% 50%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 5% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Hispanic 30% 39%
Asian 3% 2%
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 57%
Limited English proficiency 10% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my second child going through Summit and we love the school. My second started Kindergarten this year and is learning so much. She can read and add and amazes us on a regular basis. She gets homework and her teacher is awesome. She is also learning Spanish and loves it. This is an awesome school!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I Love Summit Academy. My daughter has attended Summit for three years now and we have been very happy.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my grandchildren's first year at Summit Academy for elementary and middle school and the kids love it!!! So far we have attended the Band events and we are loving Mr. Wilson!! Great School

  • (2 years ago)

    My child was at this school for only a few weeks for kindergarten. I was shocked that they were doing everything she did in pre-k and never had any homework. Her teacher also made it clear she didn't want any parents in the classroom to help as she had some students that were rather 'violent' in the room. That is a clue to not have your child here. There was no communication and it was obvious this school was just 'getting by'. My child is excelling in another school just around the corner!

  • (3 years ago)

    So far this school has been wonderful. My son is in the first grade and has a great teacher. The school has a great afterschool program also. I live in this neighborhood and can walk my child to school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Every year we have had the best teachers. My daughter had gone to a charter school 1-2 grades and was falling behind. The teachers have been exceptional at this school and now in grade 6 she is excelling. This is a great school and would highly recommend. The only thing disappointing which i know is due to budget cuts are the extra curricular actives ie fall festival that hasn't happened in two years now . reaching out to parents to help fund that would be an option but activities like that really bring parents/teachers/students together!

  • (5 years ago)

    Most of the teachers are great the parent involvement is discouraging and the behavior problems at the school aren't addressed to my satisfaction

  • (5 years ago)

    Robert Frost was approved as an International Baccalaureate School in November 2009.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children went to Frost last year and they loved it!!! They now attend a Queen Creek school and whenever theyre having a bad day there they say 'Mom cant we just go back to Frost?' I have to say I would love them to be able to go back! They were so much happier. I have to give special thanks to Mr. Jones! He never gave up on my son even through his tuffest struggles! Mr. Jones pushed him forward and kept him going! Thank you Mr. Jones!!! Any issues I had with anything involved with the school were takin care of right away.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our family has really enjoyed being a part of the Frost Family. Our two older children have been attending Frost since 2005 and we refuse to move partly because we are extremely satisfied with the school. We have been blessed to have had some wonderful teachers that are involved excited and concerned about our children. Among those teachers are Mr. Kinslow Ms. Bean Mr. Vasquez and Ms. Bailey. All of these teachers have shown great amounts of support for our children's academic emotional and social needs. They have all been really great about staying in contact with us in regards to performance and getting back to us immediately when requested. The school principal Mr. Moe is also a great help. The few times that we have needed to contact him in regards to issues from bus routes to academic ones he has been quick to resolve the matters at hand.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think the kids club after school program is really bad... They do not watch your kids and they are very irresponsible. As far as the school and teachers itself... My daughter is very bright and at the top of her class. She has always been ahead of the other students even in her old school. I don't think their homework and teaching plans are very good and they don't do enough after school events. My daughters other school always had after school events that involved the students and parents and it was fun educational and safe.

  • (8 years ago)

    The Principal Mr. Moe has been very responsive to my need for involvement in my child's education. I have to say that teachers like Bean Kinslow Vasquez and some others are very good about keeping you in the loop about your child's performance. Other teachers think your child's education is their business alone to work in tandem with your child who maybe just 10 years old. I had a few problems with that factor but was assisted by Mr. Moe and the issue was remedied. I think the music program is good but I am more concerned with core skills like Math English Social studies and the like. The only way to make sure you know what your child is doing is to insist the day planners be used by the teachers otherwise you will be completely in the dark. The day planners are communication enhancers they should be used by all.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a parent I was steered away from being involved in not only my child's classroom but also in her education all together. It was very much a 'My way or Highway' option atmosphere and left little room for parental concerns or assistance. The principal refused to acknowledge any issues in parent/teacher communication and even went as far as threatening me for insisting on being a part of my child's education. The teacher insinuated and insisted that my child had a learning disability although testing at the top of the grade level said otherwise. The music program is spectacular however and is the one shining star to this otherwise dismal learning environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    Parental involvement at this school insofar as PTo was concerned was so low it might as well not exist. The principal seemed detached and uncaring about the students as individuals.

  • (9 years ago)

    Class sizes were very large for 2004/05 school yr.

  • (10 years ago)

    Teachers are great seem to really care about students. Not a strong PTO and very poor after school program.

  • (11 years ago)

    Frost elementary has been a very positive experience for my child. I was especially pleased with the music teachers and their commitment to excellence. The musical growth displayed through concert performances was wonderful to see. The kids all responded well to their teachers and all looked excited to be there on stage performing! What an excellent experience for any youngster. Yes all schools have a music department but not all schools can boast about their music teachers as Frost can. Well Done!

  • (11 years ago)

    I have found the staff at Frost to always be helpful and concerned for my child's learning progress. I have always felt the staff to be approachable. The music program is exceptional. Parent involvement is also notable.

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