School Details

Imagine Bell Canyon

18052 N Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix, AZ 85053
(602) 547-7920
5

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-8 455 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Bell Canyon Charter School Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
67%
62%
78%
78%
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55%
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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
  • Bell Canyon Charter School Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
40%
63%
56%
56%
80%

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
  • Bell Canyon Charter School Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
61%
61%
84%
84%
80%

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
  • Bell Canyon Charter School Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
57%
64%
87%
87%
86%

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
  • Bell Canyon Charter School Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
51%
59%
62%
62%
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
  • Bell Canyon Charter School Inc average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Imagine Bell Canyon is a charter middle school in Phoenix. The principal of Imagine Bell Canyon is Joshua Jordan, who can be contacted at Joshua.Jordan@imagineschools.com. 455 students go to Imagine Bell Canyon and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; American Indian/Alaskan Native; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 7% of the Imagine Bell Canyon students are "limited in English proficiency." 58% of the 455 students here get reduced lunch prices. Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 51% 51%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 28% 28%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 12%
Asian 0.7% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 58%
Limited English proficiency 7% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Imagine is a Great school and my child loves going to school there. She excels in her education and we plan on sending our younger child there as well.

  • (8 months ago)

    Since I learned about Imagine School I have nothing to say but great things about them. I had my oldest daughter at Imagine at Cortez Park and now my little one is at Bell Canyon. I ll never go back to public schools!! I love Bell Canyon because the classes are smaller and they have advanced classes for kids that are very smart.

  • (8 months ago)

    This school talks big but nothing comes of it. they say that they have small classes NOT true. One class has 40 kids most 30. The teachers try their best but are not given everything they need to help the children. The women in the front office that speaks Spanish lies to us parents and looks down on white people. I would interview the teacher and do a day with your kids before you go here.

  • (8 months ago)

    Quiero agradecerles por la gran ayuda a los ni os y en especial a mi hija que ha aprendido mucho en todas las materias y a cada uno de los maestros por el aprendizaje que cada d a les ense an a nuestros hijos. Y recomiendo imagine bell canyon por su gran ense anza es una excelente escuela..

  • (8 months ago)

    I love to recieve the school newspaper every Thursday where they send all the important information and up coming activities. My kids love the school so I guess its a win win situation.

  • (10 months ago)

    As a first year teacher I had an amazing experience teaching at this school. Beginning with the first phone interview the administration and staff welcomed me into the Imagine Bell Canyon family with sincere wide open arms. (Due to personal circumstances I won't be teaching there next year but if I could- I would). My colleagues were amazing and the population of students even more so. Not going to lie they experienced a bit of instability with regards to maintaining staff and do have their share of disciplinary issues. BUT... I know for a fact that the leaders and teachers are constantly working on improving the environment setting uniform consequences for undesirable behavior and finding solutions via positive behavior support systems. I had the fortunate opportunity to be in contact with several parents and they seemed to be receptive to and appreciative of feedback. Bottom line it was a supportive place to teach the students are amazing characters the aides are TOP-NOTCH and it makes my heart sing to think back on the positive experiences I had while there.

  • (11 months ago)

    Very patient and loving teachers. My kinder child learnt a lot through the year. Thank you Imagine @ Bell Canyon!

  • (11 months ago)

    My son is on first grade and he had a great teacher who always care about helping him to learn. I also like to recieve the school newspaper every Thursday where they send all the important information and up coming activities.

  • (11 months ago)

    Imagine bell Canyon is agreat school. I know of this school do to a friend. he invited me and my husband to attend to a program relate to the university. after the my doughter is attending this school. and I love it. thank you to every one

  • (11 months ago)

    My children love their little Micro society. It really gives them real life experiences. Would not consider moving schools.

  • (11 months ago)

    PROUD PARENT OF IMAGINE STUDENTS!!!! THE SCHOOL IS ALL OF THAT!!! ) I AM REALLY HONORED TO BE APART OF THE IMAGINE FAMILY FOR 3 YEARS

  • (11 months ago)

    My children have attended Imagine for the past 4 years even though the school has gone throug staff changes I am happy with the results. The pre-school teachers are excellent which is so important for a great education start. I notice how clean the school is maintain and the staff are friendly and approachable. My children will continue to attend Imagine because is a small secure envirorment. I get weekly progress reports. I reallly like micro society becuase its teaching my children the kind of world they will encounter and I feel like its preparing them to be successful members of society. I want to thank all the staff at Imagine Bell Canyon for their excellent service.

  • (11 months ago)

    My son started kindergarten at IBC this year and to be honest I was very unsure how my son would do because he has some special needs. I am very pleased to say that he has done extremely well! His teacher is absolutely amazing and has helped him through many issues. She shows great patience and compassion for her students and it really makes a difference. Not to mention she is a rock star at educating them! He and his classmates have learned so much throughout the year and have made HUGE progress! I couldn t be happier with his kindergarten experience.

  • (11 months ago)

    My son attends preschool at Bell Canyon. The teacher and aid in his room really take the time to get to know the children and how best to understand all the students in the room. The teacher also uses a program to evaluate where he is academically and so this helps both the teacher and myself to better help my son prepare for kindergarten.

  • (11 months ago)

    THE GARDEN! My daughter came home excited to tell me how they got to play and release lady bugs in the garden. Now that's all she wants to do is go look for lady bugs outside.

  • (11 months ago)

    I love the attention that my son receives at Bell Canyon I know that he is well taken care of and educated every single day! Thank you Bell Canyon!

  • (11 months ago)

    I love Imagine Bell Canyon. My son has just been going this year for Kindergarten but has learned so much! He is already reading and writing multiple sentences. His teacher is amazing. There is plenty of communication between the school and home and they highly encourage parental and family involvement which is wonderful. The before and after care staff are pleasant and interact great with the kids. We will be returning for 1st grade for sure.

  • (11 months ago)

    My niece Ashley has been going here for two years. She has loved it because she has had the privilege to have the same excellent teacher for her two years. She asked to leave this school due to the lack of school sports not being offered. My other niece graduated last year and has had the privilege to come back and volunteer. I hope that this school keeps on succeeding but on a serious work on their disciplining. Other than this it has been a pleasure being a part of this school.. I will be returning to help out when they need me. Thank you

  • (12 months ago)

    IBC is awesome my sons reading in kindergarten has excelled in kinder has been here since Pre K3 & excelled. The entire staff at the school truly care about every child and make it a fun learning environment. My son enjoys going to school. Thanks Bell Canyon.......

  • (12 months ago)

    Our daughter has been at IBC since kindergarten. She is finishing up 3rd grade with a bang this year. We couldn't be happier with our school.

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