School Details

Kyrene Akimel A-Al Middle School

2720 East Liberty Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85048
(480) 783-4000
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1123 students 23 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

73%
70%
61%
89%
88%
80%
70%
69%
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 2014
  • Kyrene Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
76%
64%
95%
93%
86%
68%
67%
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
  • Kyrene Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
74%
59%
87%
84%
70%
81%
79%
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
  • Kyrene Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kyrene Akimel A-Al Middle School is a public middle school in Phoenix. The principal of Kyrene Akimel A-Al Middle School is Ernie Brodersen. 1,123 children attend Kyrene Akimel A-Al Middle School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 1% of the Kyrene Akimel A-Al Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 26% of the 1,123 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kyrene Akimel A-Al Middle School is 23:1. Kyrene Centennial Middle 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

  • Arabic
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 54%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 3%
Hispanic 20% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 10%
Asian 10% 9%
Multiracial 1% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 28%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Akimel A-al Middle School is a great place for students in 6-8th grade. Our daughter is having a wonderful experience at the school. She not only is being challenged academically but she is participating in honors choir band and drama. Our daugther is most impressed by the staff at Akimel A-al who have excellent communication skills challenge her and care about who she is as a person.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is average at best. The orchestra and band program is very nice and my daughter enjoys that aspect. I feel this school is too large and not very challenging particularly in math and science. It is very light on the homework and academics in general. The teachers I have encountered are adequate. Overall I am not impressed and I cannot imagine that my daughter would be prepped for high school let alone college by attending this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school has been a wonderful addition to our neighborhood for many years. Both my children have been educated there and were very ready for high school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Dear staff and students Akimel is a semi good school there are some really funny kids! We have an amazing track team. Although out rivals beat us by 4 points in conference were still better!we have more students which gives us wider variety of kids to educate! On the other side we have a garden that is growing weeds if you call that plants then go back to kindergarten! we have half cut trash cans! there school is okay! the teachers yell and e-mail me when my kid goes to ISI and interrupt my work day... and half the time my kid does absolutely nothing wrong! My youngest child has gone here for 2 years and hates it but my oldest went here for 3 years and loved it he wishes he could go back but for the pep assembly's at least 10 kids get in trouble for talking they are suppose to be PEPPY oh my gosh they are not doing anything bad!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    great school it has good honors qualitiy and the music program is awesome. I would choose Akimel A-al school

  • (3 years ago)

    THis school is unbeatable! THe moment I steped into Akimel the whole feeling changes. I'm used to going to school after school but never actually found any that I like but have no choice but to go. But this school is different I tell you readers! I am currently in 6 grade! Also just so you readers know my opinion would never change!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is such a wonderful school my daughter transfered from another middle school and she loved this school so much the teachers from 8C are the best. So is all the staff. Will send my other girls there for sure.

  • (6 years ago)

    Akimel A-Al Middle School is a great school. The teacher's are very proactive. I think like any school it depends on the child and their parents. The more the parent is involved the more you will get out of the education they are providing. The administrations is there to help and willing to assist with issues. I have been very happy for three years. Great pick!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has a rigorous schedule with all advanced classes and 2 grade levels up in Math. Its a whole lot of homework and no consideration for extra curricular activity. This concerns me as the social growth and development of children this age is crucial for an emotionally balanced young adult. network to continue through school with. I have requested a meeting with the administer 2 times and then in person all 3 times I have yet to recieve even a return phone call. successful

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is amazing. My child is currently being bussed from Maricopa and she loves it. Teachers are great and it seems her grades have gone up.

  • (8 years ago)

    Some of the teachers do not offer poductive help to the students while others are amazing techers/mentors and the majority are very fine teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is currently being bussed from MAricopa to attend this wonderful school. The teachers and staff truely care about every student! Wonderful!

  • (9 years ago)

    Akimel has some excellent and dedicated teachers. The quality of the academic programs is mediocre because teachers are focusing on discipline etc. The quality of music art and sports is very good. There is not enough challenge in the curriculum for gifted students. Many classes have too much note-taking and memorization without anything challenging or creative. The atmosphere is positive and supportive of students.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a school that I can count on to get my daughter what she needs. However I think they need more activities for the students.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think the academic program is okay for the most part. However I think the weekly 'team building' exercises are a waste of valuable learning time and I would like to see it disbanded especially in light of declining student test performance in some parameters.

  • (10 years ago)

    Wonderful quality of academic programs. Qualified teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is overall a very good school. My expereince is that each 'pod' has a great combination of teachers. I wish that the school had a seperate program which gave more attention and could encourage involvement in extracurricular organizations and opportunities (ie Junior Achievement Food Banks National educational Contests-GeoBee etc. etc. ) The teachers do a great job with the extra time they have but there are so many other opportunities for them to braoden their exposure to other educational opportunities and organizations.

  • (10 years ago)

    After one full year (7th grade) we and our daughter couldn't be happier that she is returning here for 8th grade. We currently live out of boundary but we wouldn't dare move her. Teachers are great and the office staff is professional and helpful.

  • (11 years ago)

    Akimel seems to be ahead of other schools in the district regading their goals to prepare kids for high school. It is more disciplined and offers a tougher curriculum. Homework assignements and projects are more in-depth and frequent. At times it has been difficult on our daughter (and us)but I know it will benefit her later.

  • (11 years ago)

    We recently had to move out of town we miss this school more than anything else!!! It is the best of the best.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 34 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools