School Details

Sahuarita Middle School

350 W Sahuarita Rd, Sahuarita, AZ 85629
(520) 625-3502
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 747 students 18 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

53%
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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
  • Sahuarita Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
71%
65%
84%
90%
85%
48%
63%
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
  • Sahuarita Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
67%
58%
80%
83%
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
  • Sahuarita Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sahuarita Middle School is a public middle school in Sahuarita. The principal of Sahuarita Middle School is Terri Noe. 747 students attend Sahuarita Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Sahuarita Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 39% of the 747 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sahuarita Middle School is 18:1. Anza Trail is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 47% 47%
Hispanic 46% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Asian 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 32%
Limited English proficiency 3% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    We recently moved and my son transferred to this school. He likes the teachers and the students thus far seem nice. He isn't picked on or anything like that. Of course he's a very tall 8th grader which probably helps a little. I am not however impressed with the administrative staff WHATSOEVER! 1. We were told to show up at 8 00 and a counselor would escort my son to each class so he would not get lost. a. We showed up at 8 00 but the counselor did not come out until 8 40. He did not introduce himself by name to anyone (parent or student) and simply told the kids to follow him. He did not escort my son to each class and my son failed to find the cafeteria so he did not eat lunch at all that day. 2. Setting up his student ID. He was told later in the week by the cafeteria that he does not show up in the system as a student. After 3 days of dealing with this issue and asking for the staff to contact me I have had to go down twice to the office to get answers as to why he doesn't show up and where my check is that I wrote to the cafeteria. (I want to ensure it is posted to HIS acct). So to sum up...kids seem okay food awesome staff meh!

  • (2 years ago)

    Teachers at SMS are BULLIES! My child is openly picked on for the amusement of other children. If I address it of course it's " No ma'am that NEVER happens." my daughter sure does an awful lot of crying because she was yet again humiliated! How I would LOVE to sit in these classrooms and if there was any decent leadership at the top somebody would be. We are moving in one month thankfully! I can't wait to get away from this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    DONT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!! This is a terrible school I can't stand it.Trust me this is not a good school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Warning! Warning! Warning! Before seriously considering this school district you might wanna find out what the school's philosophy is! The district believes that a struggling child can take a test multiple times until he/she passes without recording the actual failing grades! If this is something that you can live with then this is the place for your kids if not then stay away! Do they seriously care about the education of your child or is it manipulation only to convince you the concerned parent that the staff isn't sold on the "easy way out!" Ask questions about "re-testing" and what happens to the first grade. Their computer grading website "worldbyme" will not show failing grades! Good luck and choose wisely!

  • (3 years ago)

    Do whatever you have to to get your kids in another school. My son was told by another kid during an altercation that since he knew the principal that my son would be the only one to get in trouble. This kid was absolutely correct even though he only took reasonable measures to defend himself against a physical attack. The teachers were lackluster at best and we were much happier when we moved into a neighboring school district. I am happy to have my kids out of the environment at Sahuarita Intermediate School.

  • (5 years ago)

    S.M.S is a good school teachers and students are all awesome. The leadership class at S.M.S is extraordinary we do community service food drives and tons more. Its my favorite class and i always look forward to it everyday.

  • (6 years ago)

    After being here in Sahuarita for 2 Years this school does not offer to much security for our kids. I would not recomend this School to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am in LOVE with this school. It was so much fun and the teachers are so understanding and make learning fun and easy. They have some problems here and there but overall this has been thee best school experience ever and i am soooo excited to go back this year!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very happy to be leaving the school this year. The classrooms are over crowded and they teach the AIM test instead of teaching us for high school. It is a great social event to go to school but other wise a usless experience.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love my school friends teachers and the education and reputations are outstanding!

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is getting there. New leadership is showing with improved parental involvement. It is no longer discouraged. Curriculum ok. Could be better. Teacher turn over high but leveling out. Town boomed and the school suffered. Maybe things are on the right track now. We can hope.

  • (8 years ago)

    Over crowding should end with the new schools opening library growing new principal academic competitions. PTO starting this year. I only wish all these things happened sooner since my child will be leaving at the end of this year.

  • (8 years ago)

    With the new principal in place it seems the school is finally on track. Regardless of the problems the school under new leadership holds great promise and is finally moving in the right direction.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school requires the children to wear uniforms which makes shopping for school [clothes] easier. They've recently added single sex classes where some of the classes are all boys or all girls up to parents if you want your child to participate.

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