School Details

Imagine Tempe

1538 East Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 355-1640
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 314 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

54%
69%
61%
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
  • Imagine Elementary At Tempe Inc. average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
65%
60%
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
  • Imagine Elementary At Tempe Inc. average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
63%
72%
79%
55%
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
  • Imagine Elementary At Tempe Inc. average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
63%
89%
79%
53%
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
  • Imagine Elementary At Tempe Inc. average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
65%
75%
85%
42%
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
  • Imagine Elementary At Tempe Inc. average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
58%
41%
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
  • Imagine Elementary At Tempe Inc. average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Imagine Tempe is a charter middle school in Tempe. The principal of Imagine Tempe is Stacey Boyd, who can be contacted at sonia.gonzales@imagineschools.com. 314 students go to Imagine Tempe and are mostly American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native American or Native Alaskan, and Multiracial. 0% of the Imagine Tempe students have "limited English proficiency." 73% of the 314 students here have subsidized lunches. Tempe Preparatory Junior Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
American Indian/Alaskan Native 6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 6% %
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 37% %
White, non-Hispanic 32% %
Hispanic 21% %
Asian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% None%
Limited English proficiency 0% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I don't know what to say except think twice before sending your child to this school. Today my student called me crying from the office and told me that she was being bullied. This is not what I wanted for my child.

  • (9 months ago)

    Imagine Tempe is a wonderful school that has great individualized education for each of their students. My student receives after school tutoring that has greatly helped him! His teacher Mr. Gruber has communicated well with me all year long! This positive review contest the principal has created excited me because it has given me the chance to express my appreciation to the school and to my son's teacher Mr. Gruber!

  • (9 months ago)

    The school sent out a letter stating that the class that has the most positive reviews on Great Schools would get a free pizza party . So of course my son asked me to write a review. Unfortunately I cannot give the review that they are trying to get me to write for free pizza. I am very disappointed in the schools large class sizes small playground. Large teacher and student turn over. Lack of extra curricular activities and the school sits right next to a Goodwill. Not the review I was told I would have to write for free pizza but it is honest and factual and Imagine will not be our school of choice next year.

  • (9 months ago)

    I am extremely happy to announce my son is a student of Imagine. The learning curriculum is awesome. My son comes home and surprises me with what he has learned daily. The teachers are fantastic and always there when needed. Special thanks to Ms. Shaw a wonderful first grade teacher.

  • (9 months ago)

    My son has been at Imagine for about 4 years and I really like the school and staff . The teachers give their students the attention they need.

  • (9 months ago)

    My children absolutely love attending Imagine Tempe. This school has definitely created an environment where my kids feel safe important and confident. The teachers especially Ms. Bennett and Ms. Kelly have been instrumental in my children's academic success.

  • (10 months ago)

    I have children that have attended this school for 4 years now. You can't ask for a more caring staff than you get here. The teachers go above and beyond to communicate and keep you in the loop of your child's academic progress. They give you recommendations websites and activities you can do at home to help your child. The school environment is safe! Which is so hard to find. My child has never been bullied but my child told me of an incident that happened and how the teacher was proactive and handled it right away. The adminstration is visible and attainable which gives you a feelig that you can talk to them about anything. The only reason why I dont give them five stars is because of the size of the school and the small play area. But I will trade size for quality teachers anyday!

  • (10 months ago)

    Teachers are nice and seem interested in my child. It would be nice if this school offered more sports or clubs for the students. Would be very nice if there could be better communication/concern with higher staff.

  • (10 months ago)

    Imagine Tempe is the school that my son has attended for the last 3 years and while I am not particularly happy with the schools progress over this time I do want to point out that they do have some great teachers who really seem to care about their students. My son has been having a really diffuclt school year and his teacher has been informative helpful and always keeping me informed of his progress. She is approachable and readily available to discuss anything.

  • (10 months ago)

    I absolutely love Imagine Tempe! Both my children have the most dedicated and outstanding individuals as teachers. The staff at this school has the best interest at heart for my children.

  • (10 months ago)

    I really like how this school is so hands on and the teachers go above And beyond to make sure the students succeed academic wise I would recommend this school to anyone with children.

  • (10 months ago)

    Imagine is a terrific school. Smaller classrooms a great staff of positive young teachers who work very very hard to ensure that my daughter is getting a good education. I would like to see more communication from the new principal like we did from the previous one (Mr. Boyd) hopefully that will happen in time.

  • (10 months ago)

    My son has been at this school since Pre-K and I wouldn't dream of sending him anywhere else until he's ready for high school.

  • (10 months ago)

    This is a great charter school with small classrooms. they have plenty of activities for the children to engage in and this is one of the few charter schools that have the bus.this school is a place where your child can thrive and stand out I recommend this school.

  • (10 months ago)

    My daughter is in 6th grade and is in her 2nd year at Imagine Tempe. She seems to like it she has maintained her A's/B's that she has always had with the exception of a 'lapse' 2nd semester last year. The previous principal who recently left sadly was always available to talk about any/all concerns. This was so great. I've not met the new principal. ALL of the staff DO seem very approachable & always helpful. I do wish the class sizes were much smaller as I think that is the main appeal with charter schools so when a class size increases it is somewhat disconcerting. Despite that concern I am pleased with Imagine Tempe I would definitely NOT consider placing my child in public school and am very thankful to live in such close proximity to this charter school. I would really love it if they went beyond 8th grade however as I am not sure what we are going to decide for beyond that.

  • (10 months ago)

    My daughter has attended Imagine since Pre-K and has gotten an EXCELLENT education. She was one of the 1st students to attend the school since it opened 7 years ago. They are continually a performing school and my daughter's test scores are great. The school has added a plethora of extracurricular activities and even has a middle school. They have cheerleading and music. Most convenient of all is the afterschool program offered at a very low rate. It is great for working parents as the child is allowed to stay until 6 30 pm. We are moving so I hope that my daughter's new school is as wonderful as Imagine.

  • (10 months ago)

    My daughter has attended from kindergarten to 6th grade. She loves the school. Teachers are great and some are very concern with our daughter's educational experience. Communication between teachers and parents are regular.

  • (10 months ago)

    My son has attended this school since Pre-K. (He is now in 1st grade.) He really enjoys being a part of this school and has learned so much since he started there. I have had some issues with miscommunication; however the staff and administration have always been open to hearing about any issues and always do their best to resolve them. I can easily contact any of the staff by email or phone plus the teachers and staff constantly encourage parent involvement. I was drawn to this school because of that as well as the character development which is lacking in many public schools. Plus I really feel my son is in a safe and secure environment at this school. My youngest son will be ready to start Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year and I am excited for him to do so. This really is a great school especially if you are an actively involved parent. )

  • (10 months ago)

    Great school! Great staff! Caring and dedicated teachers! My children and I love this school!

  • (10 months ago)

    Tempe Imagine has an involved staff who work with parents in order to figure out the best way for each student to learn. They will implement new ideas and if a plan doesn't work they will try something else. They do not keep doing the same thing over and over when it doesn't work.

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