School Details

Wigwam Creek Middle School

4510 N. 127th Ave, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
(623) 547-1100
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 860 students 21 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

70%
72%
63%
86%
87%
79%
61%
68%
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 2013
  • Litchfield Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
78%
65%
91%
92%
85%
53%
64%
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 2013
  • Litchfield Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
70%
58%
81%
85%
72%

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 2013
  • Litchfield Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wigwam Creek Middle School is a public middle school in Litchfield Park. The principal of Wigwam Creek Middle School is John Scudder and can be contacted at scudderj@lesd.k12.az.us. 860 students attend Wigwam Creek Middle School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 8% of the Wigwam Creek Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 0.5% of the 860 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Wigwam Creek Middle School is 21:1. Corte Sierra Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 5% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 39% 51%
Hispanic 38% 32%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.0% 1%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0.5% 33%
Limited English proficiency 8% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school so far is completely amazing. I'm in the Honors program & the teachers are definitely awesome. Teachers will teach at the best & will challenge you as well as be the best teacher you can have. Teachers are also fun but will have to be strict which is what you should look for in every teacher! There are so many after school activities & clubs that you could join & WCMS is just completely awesome with what they can offer you. Students who struggle with homework have the opportunity to get help & I struggled in Math so I was able to go to a teacher in the mornings to have homework help. There is also homework lab but I'm no sure other grades have had the opportunity. This school is really fun & makes you want to go to school everyday. That's just how fun it is. (

  • (1 year ago)

    Wigwam Creek is a great school. My daughter attended for 3 years and my son is currently a student at Wigwam Creek. I am thankful for the teachers and coaches that have worked with my children and inspired them.

  • (1 year ago)

    Wigwam Creek is a great place to send your child for 6th-8th Grade. The curriculum is rigorous the staff genuinely cares about children and there are so many opportunities to get your child involved in clubs sports and activities. I will definitely be sending my child here.

  • (2 years ago)

    A+ ? More Like Popularity Contest. That is what it was all about at wcms i didnt enjoy it at all i graudted 2 years ago and I am Happier than ever that im gone Bullying was not handled the way it should have teachers had there quote one quote "favorites" detentions were handed out to the non favorites like if it was candy. Basically if ur not the Smartest or Coolest Or non active or not the IT kid DONT GO !!!!!!!!!!!!! plain and simple yes i was a cool kid and everything and very well know but only ONE TEACHER LIKE ME ON A SIDE and at least i think she did but it took me 3 years to turn into somebody I was not . But if you are not Anyof those above dont waist ur time and emotions for them its not worth it ur better off somewhere else . well GOOD LUCK

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers do not like to communicate with parents. I developed a 504 plan solely for the purpose of forcing my daughters teachers to keep me updated on assignments. She has ADHD and most of the time doesn't recall having unfinished assignments. Teachers refuse to give me this information without a 504 that federally mandates they must. It's ridiculous to have to take such measures just for a little communication. They insist assignments are posted on teacher web pages and the online grade book.Too bad the teacher pages are rarely up to date and often the grade book is closed. They won't even follow the 504 plan unless I constantly complain. Funny though they are very quick to hand out detentions when she doesn't complete assignments! Go figure! If you are looking for a school with teachers who genuinely care about your child's success you won't find them at Wigwam. I had 1 of her teachers tell me he thinks they do enough & shouldn't have to do any more. This is my second child in this school and it has been the same lack of communication. I have often heard over the years that they are trying to prepare kids for the years ahead...I just wish they would prepare them for today!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is one of the best schools in the West Valley for many reasons. This is not a "warm n fuzzy" school however "warm n fuzzy" is not what a student needs to be prepared for high school. The teachers are very knowledgable in their content areas and it shows! The administration listens to parent concerns and welcomes feedback. There are many activities that are available for the kids in every area of interest. The communication from both the principal and the teachers is absolutely amazing! I would like to see more "getting to know you" events for the kids because I do feel like the kids may not know each other very well. HOwever over all this is one great school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have a child in sixth grade honors and I have been very pleased. The teachers challenged her and helped her reach her full potential something that very few schools before her were able to do. There are plenty of extra-curricular activities and she seemed to really enjoy her learning environment.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two students who have attended Wigwam Creek in the Honors program. The program gave excellent preparation for high school particularly in mathematics. The teachers are excellent and know how to plans lessons that engage the adolescent learner. Extra-curricular activities and sports are offerred along with high caliber elective classes.

  • (3 years ago)

    Curriculum is outdated. Advanced children are not challanged because of others just keep falling further behind. Leadership does not address the concerns of the parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wigwam Creek Middle School wasn't a school I enjoyed sending my children to every day. The school's environment is very biased and teachers and administrators always have "favorites". I am not saying this because my children were treated as the lesser compared to others but they were in fact all the teachers' favorites. Even they thought it was unfair. Although WCMS has an A+ status that doesn't mean they deserve it. The week before the A+ evaluators came they cleaned everything up and bought new things and even tried to drill good behavior into the kids. I believe that to be a false exterior; one that was never kept up. Bottom Line Unless your children are perfect A+ students or those who play sports they aren't going to get the same treatment as those who are more involved.

  • (5 years ago)

    wigwam creek is an amazing school that any of your children would be lucky to attend iwas there al three years all the teachers that ive had have felt like friends to me they really do care and if your having any problems in school or outside of school and just need to chat with someone they're there for you. your child life at wigwam is depeneded on them and what they do to make the experience the best i took part in soccer got to know all thee teachers became and t-a( teachers assitant) which made thee school years great im a freshman now and i wish i never wouldve graduated there your leavin a family when you leave wigwam. you gotta be outgoin and social BE A PROUD JAGUAR cause those three years at wigwam WILL be the best years of your life trust me.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son just graduated from Wigwam Creek Middle School. He attended all 3 years there (6th - 8th). This age group of kids is a difficult one. My son did experience some bullying but I have a feeling it's probably the age group of kids - not necessarily the school. After these incidents I contacted the school and they took it very seriously. They have a zero tolerace policy against bullying and put a stop to it. The biggest complaint I had related to this was P.E. The P.E. coaches need to watch kids better for bullying. My son has an IEP and the teachers that work in the resource room are absolutely the Best teachers. My son learned so much from these teachers. Mrs Hagan & Dr. Smith were wonderful and some of the best teachers my son has ever had. Would highly recommend.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the worst school you can send your child to. You can't walk step or anything on the grass! the principle always yells. I raised my hand for 5 minutes and the teacher's didn't answer me. The school lunch is not good at all. The fries are always cold. Do not send your child to this school! it is the worst school in the world!

  • (5 years ago)

    Wigwam Creek is not that great. Honestly? To win the A+ award they bought new everything and spent weeks scraping gum off the grounds. It was a set up basically. The teachers play favorites like crazy! I got sick of it. As a student I did my best but the teachers always chose the most talented better looking and more involved kids to be their 'favorites'. The classes will be jam packed this coming year. I'm glad I left when I did. We are thinking of moving my brother to a charter school for fear of his education. I didn't like it.. I'm glad its over.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is terrible..My son always has a ton of homework teachers are forced to cram stuff in at the end of the year to meet standards. No sports or music to tlak about..Never again..

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been extremely pleased with the education my child has received at Wigwam. The teachers teach with rigor and are always available to the students. The school provides many opportunities for community involvement; there are BBQ's concerts fundraisers for students in need and much more. The extra curricular activities are well organized and offer students the chance to continue their education outside the classroom. My child is well prepared to enter high school and beyond thanks to the dedicated teachers and staff!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great academic-wise and has great extracurricular opportunities. But even with programs in the school kids are still bullied sometimes in front of teachers/administrators faces and nothing is done! Sometimes I think they are too afraid that the kids will turn on them which is completely silly. Teachers tend to be a little prejudiced too. Otherwise it is a beautiful school and I'll be sad when I leave....

  • (6 years ago)

    I do not have any thing positive to say about Wigwam Creek and am happy that my child will be moving on to high school next year. The teachers and principal are very rude. The teachers are only good with the 'norm child'

  • (6 years ago)

    I like this school. They hold students accountable for their actions. Teachers always email me back when I email them. They also have lots of activities and things for students to do to keep involved and out of trouble. Great staff great place for my child to get a great education.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has awesome athletics band and chior.Everything else well is just terrible.Many teachers do not care and wont listen or reply to me.

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