School Details

Cambridge Academy East

9412 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 641-2828
9

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-6 273 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

74%
79%
69%
87%
83%
75%

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
  • Cambridge Academy East Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
73%
65%
88%
90%
77%

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
  • Cambridge Academy East Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
71%
63%
90%
90%
79%
68%
61%
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 2013
  • Cambridge Academy East Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
76%
63%
100%
94%
79%
63%
75%
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
  • Cambridge Academy East Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
72%
65%
100%
100%
85%
100%
78%
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
  • Cambridge Academy East Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cambridge Academy East is a charter elementary school in Mesa. The principal of Cambridge Academy East is Amy Monarrez, Principal, who can be contacted at amonarrez@cambridgeacademyaz.com. 273 students go to Cambridge Academy East and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Cambridge Academy East students have "limited English proficiency." Taft Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 91%
Asian 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Hispanic 18% 5%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I love this school. This is my daughters first year and it just going so fantastic I couldn't ask for any better. They have a ton of fun family events the staff is friendly and courteous and they have great after school clubs. The dance club is wonderful. They all get to be involved in extra dance activities such as performing at the state fair enter into competitions and they learn a variety of dances and styles. I also love that it is a fairly small school so all the parents get to recognize and know each other as well as other staff members. It is not just a school but a community. My daughter has learned so much. They have exceeded my expectations and more.

  • (1 year ago)

    Good luck on keeping your comment on here. They DO erase ALL of the negative comments.

  • (1 year ago)

    By not putting 1 star i have to say I hate this school At this school they play favorites and don't care about kids feelings. The teachers may be educated in math spelling and reading but they will never be educated in emotional thoughts which is also important. This school can not get any worse and if you erase this i will know that you are controlling what stays on and goes off I have you figured out i was a STUDENT or as they might call me a MINION but i got out of there at the end of fourth grade. i had been there since kindergarten and i never imagined that it could get so bad. I think you know who this is from...

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our family's fourth year at Cambridge Academy and we couldn't be more impressed. I have a third grader a first grader and a kindergartener there; as with all families my children are each unique and have very different strengths challenges and interests. The teachers at Cambridge have been able to acknowledge and celebrate these traits rather than attempt to fit my children into a mold. The curriculum is challenging while remaining fun and engaging the numerous extra-curricular activities are enriching and well planned and the campus is clean and inviting. The thing about Cambridge that I value above all else is the genuine interest in concern and love for each student (and family). The teachers office staff and administrators take the time to get to really get to know each child and his or her family. I feel safe and confident dropping my kiddos off every morning.

  • (1 year ago)

    I know on the surface it may seem odd to have such a young PE instructor but honestly my son loves it. No longer are PE teachers standing on the sidelines watching the action they are involved in leading the students in active healthy activities. Bravo Cambridge for being bold enough to try something new.

  • (1 year ago)

    Cambridge Academy is a public charter school. All teachers here in subject areas and music are not only degreed but highly qualified as mandated by the AZ Deptartment of Education. The only positions that are not mandated to be degreed are PE and Art. The PE teacher you are talking about only teaches the boys in 5th and 6th grade. He is a highly motivated and certified in fitness. The boys are thrilled to have him and excited to learn from him. He is following the Common Core curriculum also mandated by the Department of Education.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have to disagree with the person who stated that the 4th grade teacher is not at par with the rest of the Cambridge teachers. Look at the 2012 test scores and across the board- our kiddos rocked!!!!! She is an awesome teacher! Good job Ms. Lonis!

  • (1 year ago)

    Teachers can greatly range in quality at Cambridge. Currently my son is in 4th grade and I can say the teacher is not par with what has been our experience over the past 3 years. The size of the school can also be a negative as all the kids are bunched together on such a small property. I would have no problem sending my 5 year old here as they are very academically focused. For ages older then 7 or so more complete options in the area are available.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son started Kindergarten at CambridgeQC the first year they opened. He is in 3rd grade this year. We have had some growing pains but we have stayed because of the teachers! They are ll wonderful. I have found that talking to the administration directly is the best way to get your conserns answered. I love the small classes and my son is comfortable here. He would be devistated if we had to move him. Even though we have seen friends move on my son wants to stay and we are happy to keep him at CAQC. I'm sad to hear that others have had problems and I hope the school they move on to is a better fit.

  • (2 years ago)

    Wow! It never ceases to amaze me how some people can post reviews on this site without checking their facts. The previous post is a complete fabrication. The owners/founders (Both teachers w/ 40+ years experience between them) built 2 excelling schools with the help of their 2 daughters and daughter-in-law. All of whom have multiple degrees in education 15+ years teaching experience and are more than qualified for their positions. There are no teachers that are related to the owners. Cambridge is a public charter school overseen and funded by the AZ dept. of Education. So there is definitely a system for checks and balances! Cambridge also has many special needs students that thrive everyday with the excellent services they provide. The school was founded in 1999 and has prepared many students for high school and college. The many families that have attended and currently attend Cambridge and recommend their schools to their family friends neighbors co-workers and strangers are more than thrilled with the curriculum highly qualified and effective teachers dedicated administration and caring environment that Cambridge offers!

  • (2 years ago)

    The fact that my previous 2 negative reviews were deleted and the 3rd one (with my challenge to see if a 3rd one would be deleted) finally left alone speaks volumes. Cambridge Academy is certainly monitoring this site to eliminate unfavorable reviews. This is not fair and balanced reporting. Imagine what happens when they are controlling our kids education when we entrust our kids to their care and when our kids rely on them for leadership? And just because they might have years of education and degrees behind them does not make them "qualified". Just beware do not rock their boat and if your child is not doing well there just may be something wrong with the system (and not your child). Open and honest leadership is an important part of education and "commitment to family" also.

  • (2 years ago)

    Cambridge Academy East is better than ever this year! Academics and curriculum are challenging but top notch . Communication has improved 100% due to their new web site daily Facebook updates and email. They are even adding a strings program after Fall Break!! After school programs are great Football dance chorus piano art .the list goes on. And they purchased land to expand the campus for the Middle School program which I m thrilled about. But most important my kids love going to school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I've enrolled my child at Cambridge Academy East Mesa this is her first year. It is always scary to start a new school meet new friends etc. From day one my daughter felt welcomed cared about and treated with respect! I have been so impressed with the quality of the administrative staff the teachers and the inclusive atmosphere. I am so glad we found Cambridge

  • (2 years ago)

    I have previously gone to this school for the years of 2007-2010. I was bullied everyday. My parents had notified the teacher but nothing was done. I was still being teased. I had awful grades from the time I attended this school to the time I left. I moved to a school with a much lower rating and got much higher grades.

  • (2 years ago)

    I was reading the latest post and I just want to reassure the parent that this school is great. The pricipal is great. The teachers are amazing and I always get the feeling they love this school and they love our kids. In public school (which I suffered through until 6th grade) I always got the feeling the teachers were exhausted over-worked and way too tired to care about my kid. My son is actually very excited that school is starting up again. He is in 8th grade and excited to go to school. As a bonus he actually learns so much more than he ever did in public school. Hang in there I think you will find that it is worth it.

  • (2 years ago)

    My first son is entering kindergarten this year and I am very nervous about him going to school. I chose Cambridge because I thought that there would be smaller class sizes and a shorter day. After we registered I found out that there are 21 students in his class(average for public is 22-25) and I thought there would be around 15. I was disappointed. I also found out that the time changed and dismissal was pushed back 45 minutes. My son still naps and I was counting on the early dismissal for him to still have time to nap. Although we have not even started yet I am disappointed. A plus is that I met the principal on several occasions and she was great. I did not even know she was the principal until after out second talk. She was very personable and easy to talk to about my concerns for my son. I am hopeful that the year proves to a great one or else we will move to a public school/

  • (2 years ago)

    My child has been a student at the Queen Creek campus for 2yrs now and I would never imagine him anywhere else. The teachers they bring in are the best and if the teachers are not willing to accept the new curriculum that are coming down then they will find teachers that are. The main focus of the school are the children and that is how it should be. As for the front office there is one very sweet caring and over worked lady that sits behind the big desk and what people forget is is that she is there to help our children. When one is sick they come to see her or when one gets hurt it is her that helps clean them up so if she comes across a little rude remember she is being that mother figure for our kids when we can't be there to clean them up. Lastly for those people that want to find the negative in everything where are you when the school needs volunteers? For Cambridge to continue to Excell more parents need to get involved. I have a fulltime job just like many but I will bend over backwards to make sure my child has the best education he can get even with my work schedule. The children should always come First and at Cambridge they do.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have entrusted my two children (four years) with Cambridge's Mesa Campus. I feel for those parents giving less than five stars unfortunately perception is reality to folks. I can say while I wish there more extracurricular activities I wouldn't trade their amazing teachers class size challenging curriculum and the parent involvement for them. My kids feel like they are part of family no bulling no cliques no out cast. Thank you to Cambridge for providing my family with a great educational foundation.

  • (2 years ago)

    I find it so disheartening to read some of the reviews that people post about this school. You will never find a school that is totally perfect but I feel that Cambridge is the closest you will get. I help but notice all the effort that the staff and teachers put into making that school the best. Drive by on the weekends or evenings and you will see they are working. I have always been able to speak to the principals or teachers anytime I have asked.They have been more then willing to accomodate my needs and my child's.The staff has never been rude to me even when it has been hectic up front. I see them calling home for homework lunches taking care of injured and sick children and helping parents. Remember they are caring for 300 + children not just 1or 2. I agree with the last post! Look at yourself and your parenting skills before you criticize! Do you do your part as a parent to make their day run smoother?Do you make sure that they have what is needed for the school day? Maybe if parents did teachers staff and administration could focus on the educational aspect!They should make a site where teachers and administration of schools could post their reviews of parents!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have a daughter enrolled in Kindergarten at the Queen Creek location and another for the next year. I volunteer in the classroom every week. Those teachers work very hard and go above and beyond their job requirements for each and every child. As for the comment about the kindergarten classes you should be thrilled they are willing to change the curriculum if the current one is not meeting your child's needs. Behavior of the children in the classroom is a clear reflection of what they are allowed to get away with at home. You should look at your parenting skills and see how you can improve in order to help your child. Many parents believe that it is the teachers' responsibility to fix their children.Teachers and staff give money lunches clothing and supplies to children that may be without. Is that part of their job or is that something you overlooked as part of your job. Get your children to school on time homework completed lunch packed and fully rested for school. I have nothing but praise for the front office staff and teachers!!! Their jobs are not easy especially dealing with some of the disrespectful parents and visitors that they encounter on a daily basis!

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