School Details

Vista Grove Preparatory Academy

2929 E. McKellips Road, Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 924-1500
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 268 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

51%
51%
69%
61%
61%
78%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) 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. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona 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
  • Vista Grove Preparatory Academy Public Charter Elementary Sc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
37%
62%
55%
55%
75%
47%
47%
58%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) 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. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona 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
  • Vista Grove Preparatory Academy Public Charter Elementary Sc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
32%
63%
53%
53%
80%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) 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. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona 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
  • Vista Grove Preparatory Academy Public Charter Elementary Sc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
65%
61%
78%
78%
80%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) 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. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona 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
  • Vista Grove Preparatory Academy Public Charter Elementary Sc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Vista Grove Preparatory Academy is a charter middle school in Mesa. The principal of Vista Grove Preparatory Academy is Abelardo Batista, whose e-mail is abelardo.batista@leonagroup.com. 268 children attend Vista Grove Preparatory Academy and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 91% of the 268 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Stapley Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 40% 40%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 38% 38%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 91%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I think that it is important to consider a few things when choosing a school for your child your child's strengths and weaknesses academics social awareness school resources and staff competency. This school although claiming to be a "preparatory academy" is not a school.The staff is sub-par poorly trained not professional and insensitive to the individuality of children.The majority of the children attending this school are children in dire financial need some are almost homeless and many speak little to no English. Although attention to these matters are critical it takes up the majority of the schools resources taking away from true academics ("preparatory academy" for what?) special needs physical education and teaching the faculty the importance of professionalism and accepting the uniqueness of children. I believe that this group that guides and molds these children need to take courses on responsibly and professionally working with children and parents. The classes are NOT small and individuality is NOT welcome. They can also advertise on their website the real school and what they are preparing children for - it's not real life or college for that matter.

  • (1 year ago)

    I loved when the school was smaller sized and its not the case anymore. ( My child has attended this school several years. The arts programs are amazing quality. The staff is great aside from a few bad apples in the transportation department over the years some are great others have had issues with.

  • (1 year ago)

    Yesterday in busy rush hour traffic at the corner of Gilbert Rd. and Guadalupe Rd. Gilbert AZ at 5 36pm an adult in a reddish large vehicle honked their horn at the Vista Grove bus driver. The reddish vehicle was in the left turn lane and the bus was in the middle lane with stopped traffic at the light. The bus driver put on his flashing lights and put out his stop sign and allowed a young student get out of the bus IN TRAFFIC go around the front of the bus and enter the reddish colored vehicle. This was such a blatant unsafe practice. If that behavior indicates the quality of employee conduct and service you are giving to the students of your school your parents need to look elsewhere for a school that offers not only higher than AZ State standard education but also puts emphasis on a secure and safe environment for each child. No matter who in educating or servicing their child.

  • (1 year ago)

    Also be aware the 4-5 star ratings on this website or any website for poorly performing schools as verified by the State standards typically come from teachers and or staff and are not necessarily reality. Do your homework especially with charter schools such as these.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have 2 children attending Vista Grove Preparatory Academy this year. One is in Kindergarten and the other is in 1st grade. Communication between the teachers and myself is great. The atmosphere of the school is really good. The girls love the school. They are learning a lot this year.

  • (2 years ago)

    Vista Grove Preparatory Academy I have 2 sons in the elementary school and one in the middle school. They enjoy the options at the school such as performing arts and sports. My 2 sons in the elementary school excell tremendously here at VGES they both have achieved all A's and B's in academics and loved their extra classes. I would recommend enrolling your child we have felt like we were part of the family here.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am on the PTO at Vista Grove and my kids have been here for over 3 years. The principal and staff at this school are great! The vision of this school are just what I am looking for! I am excited to watch my kids grow to their full potential!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Big promises with no delivery.

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