School Details

Camelback Academy

7634 West Camelback Road, Glendale, AZ 85303
(623) 247-2204
5

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 534 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

54%
54%
69%
67%
67%
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
  • Camelback Education Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
53%
62%
78%
78%
75%
55%
55%
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
  • Camelback Education Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
51%
63%
73%
73%
80%
46%
46%
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
  • Camelback Education Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
61%

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
  • Camelback Education Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
64%
92%
92%
86%
57%
57%
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
  • Camelback Education Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
54%
59%
44%
44%
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
  • Camelback Education Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Camelback Academy is a charter middle school in Glendale. The principal of Camelback Academy is Karen Kordon, who can be contacted at kkordon@cbak8.com. 534 children attend Camelback Academy and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Camelback Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 534 students here get reduced lunch prices. Bicentennial North School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 7%
Hispanic 69% 69%
Multiracial 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 15% 15%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 82%
Limited English proficiency 0% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Teachers and staff have a great group Camaraderie. All of the staff really seem to care for the children. I really enjoy the leadership/children team feeling of the school! I do wish the front office staff was more involved with the children/family's but they seem very busy with them self's Even with a very busy front office staff this school has a real feeling of "we care for our kid's" and I would refer this school to anyone! ).

  • (1 year ago)

    Love this school teachers staff and principal are great. Very helpful and know how to work with kids. My boys have been going to this school for 3 years and have improved in every aspect.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing. If feels more like a family rather than just work. The staff is so wonderful to work with. And the parents seem to love it here as well as the students. About 95% of the time whenever a student leaves the parents and the students usually come back in less than a week. They say that there is no other school like ours.

  • (1 year ago)

    Camelback Academy is an excellent school. The teachers and staff maintain high expectations of their students while rewarding and praising them for their positive behavior and achievements. The students are taught to respect one another and the reach for their goals. Our children are in school 90% of their time and I trust my children in the hands of Camelback Academy. It truely takes a village to raise a child and they are receiving life long skills from the teachers and staff at Camelback Academy.

  • (1 year ago)

    Camelback Academy is an incredible school with incredible students and staff. I have worked at the school for six years and love the way this school cares for the students.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has been such a great launching pad for my child. He has attended Camelback Academy since kindergarten and will be promoted to high school in 2014. He has developed into a great upstanding citizen and student. ALL of his teachers have been excellent and have helped molded him into the young man he is today. We had a rough patch with him last school year but the support from the Resource department and Mrs. Pennington I felt heard and understood and felt she supported my husband and I in figuring out how to help my son with what he was struggling with. Although He does not need resource we figured out where he needed support and Mrs. Penninton helped us to discover what he needed. He is back on track and ready for the future! I love this school and recommend this school to friends and family.

  • (1 year ago)

    Camelback Academy is a wonderful school. I have worked here for two years and am amazed at the professional caring and respectful staff. The administration is always supportive the students are wonderful and parents are heavily involved in their children's education. I am proud to have my daughter here and to be a part of the professional side of this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has been attending Camelback Academy since Kindergarden & now she is in 8th grade. The entire staff from the teachers to the cross walk staff are AWESOME. They have ALL been actively involved with my daughter in one way or another. I love that they know me by name & that they are all very friendly & helpful. I have been very fortunate that each of my daughters teachers takes the time to emai me or call me when they feel it is necessary. When I contact the teacher by email I always get a quick reply back & the front office is always there when needed. I will & have always recommended Camelback Academy & will miss this school SO MUCH!

  • (1 year ago)

    I have called this school to obtain information about their studies as well as "extras" in their curriculum and the woman I spoke to on the phone was rude and not very forth coming about the school. She vaguely had answers and was short in her tone! She said it was impossible to meet any of the teachers and it was not an option to tour the school either. ( I am really disappointed in the behavior of the receptionist.. She is making it difficult to consider the school even though the ratings are better than the surrounding schools.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is a awesome school. The staff and teachers really care about the students and they get to know the students personally and the parents. Everyone is so polite and friendly. The best part about this school is that they teach great. My son and daughter both attend and they have improved so much at this school and they love their teachers. My daughter says Ms Zipp is awesome.

  • (3 years ago)

    I LOVE this school. Mrs. Raj was the best teacher ever. My son has been going to this school since Kindergarten and now he's in 3rd grade. I took him out for a few months due to moving far west and his grades fell below average he started getting into trouble etc. I put him back in Camelback Academy and have not had any problems from him. The office staff is beyond wonderful the school director Mrs. Kordon is beyond wonderful the after school coaches are great!! There's not enough words to describe how great the school's curriculum is. I love this school!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter attended this school in first grade Mrs.Raj was not just an excellent teacher but also very caring about the students.We have since moved from AZ but my daughter still talks about her to this very day.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter was in La Petite Academy for almost 3 years before she started kindergarten this year at Camelback Academy. I had checked the test scores for surrounding public schools and charter schools and Camelback was definitely a better one! I had read very few reviews on how bad Camelback academy was even the one referring to it as being ran by the pom and cheer squad. I am a very particular person expecially when in reference to my child and the environments surrounding her. Not only is this school ran by peppy people who love what they do but also people who sincerely care that your child is there. It's almost like an appreciation that you are entrusting your child into their capable hands! My daughters teacher Ms. Breed is excellent about getting back to me with questions concerns or comments. I recommend this school 100%!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter too was in La Petite for the State employees. I believe fully that the way it was ran prepared her for kindergarten this year. I chose Camelback Academy because it was close to my home tested better than other surrounding schools and had a lower percentage of spanish speakers which makes it easier for my child since she doesnt know a lick of Spanish. I think that this helps her because the class room is more focused on learning regular kindergarten material opposed to teaching english to those who can't and leaving behind english speaking children to wait on the spanish speakers. My childs teacher is wonderful and I definitely know I picked the right school for her to excel and flourish! All of the staff is friendly and helpful!

  • (5 years ago)

    8 out of 10 because my daughters go to school there and I like this school because my oldest daughter has been going there and she likes it. now She is going out of 6 grade soon ; she has been there since 1st.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is now finishing 5th grade and has been at Camelback since 1st grade. This school has been much better for her than the nearby public school she initially attended. Being a special needs child Camelback has always been a positive and safe place for her. At Camelback they have a professional who works with special needs children Dr. Fritz who has worked with my daughter her teachers and our family which has helped my daughter greatly. I never had a single email I sent or concern about my daughter ignored by anyone at this school. The principal staff and teachers never expressed to me they were anything but caring professionals. Camelback has additional benefits that many other charter schools don t offer such as art classes music classes and free after school clubs and more. Not only do I like this school but my daughter always has liked Camelback.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son use to go to thi school. They principle wants you to come to her if you have a problem. This is a joke. She screens her calls. Does not responde to email. and If you go to the school to see her she is always in meetings. Her mouth piece is an negitave educator who thinks she is above the world and unable to be touched by the board of education. If you have a special needs child stay away from this school. If your child is not a perfect angle stay away from this school. Oh yeah did I say this school is ran by the pom and cheer scaud of our days. If you didn't like them then you wont like them now!

  • (7 years ago)

    My first child started at a local public school and it was the worst thing ever .At camelback I realized that there are teachers that still teach because they truly care.My children are doing great and really love their school. I wouldnt change schools for anything. Except middle school because they dont do it.

  • (7 years ago)

    My granddaughter is a kindergartner at Camelback Academy. So far this year has proven to be a very positive experience for her. Th classes are small her teacher Mrs. Clapp is great!

  • (7 years ago)

    Still a member of this great school. My son is in the second grade now and he loves his teachers and the staff. I would not change schools for any reason.

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