School Details

La Paloma Academy (Lakeside)

8140 E. Golf Links Rd., Tucson, AZ 85730
(520) 733-7373
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 860 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

68%
55%
69%
72%
68%
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
  • Arizona Community Development Corporation average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
59%
65%
77%
75%
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
  • Arizona Community Development Corporation average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
39%
63%
64%
61%
79%
39%
37%
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
  • Arizona Community Development Corporation average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
35%
63%
54%
62%
79%
35%
36%
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
  • Arizona Community Development Corporation average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
49%
65%
76%
74%
85%
43%
36%
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
  • Arizona Community Development Corporation average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
32%
58%
67%
62%
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
  • Arizona Community Development Corporation average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

La Paloma Academy (Lakeside) is a charter middle school in Tucson. The principal of La Paloma Academy (Lakeside) is Randy Musgrove. 860 students go to La Paloma Academy (Lakeside) and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the La Paloma Academy (Lakeside) students are "limited in English proficiency." 60% of the 860 students here have subsidized lunches. Ford Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 40%
White, non-Hispanic 70% 44%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 60%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Im a parent of a 6th grade boy I am realy I disapointed. A close friend recommended thi school to me so I took her advice and regstered. And I really liked the school but my kid started Getting bad grades so I made made a appointment with he teachet he was really rude and I was doing homework with him he turn it in (I made sure) and still the same grades so complainted with the principle and he didnt do anything.my kid never come here again and recommend the same with you

  • (1 year ago)

    I must say as a parent of a 4th grade girl and a 2nd grade boy that both attend La Paloma Academy Lakeside I feel my students are safe and their awareness of bullies is very evident. I volunteer and the administration and teachers are consistently talking about their Olweus Bully Prevention Program. I encourage all parents to go and speak with administration or teachers about how they respond to bullying at La Paloma Academy. Thank you all for helping my two kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    Children are often left unattended in critical areas of the school building. La paloma bully policy follows no clear cut model. Many children are victims of physical and psychological bullying at lakeside....and administration does nothing or very little to discipline noted bullies or protect the victims being harassed daily. Until la paloma get get on the same page as the rest of the country on preventing and disciplining against school violence I would discourage any parent choosing la paloma for their special child/children. Thank you

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a teacher at La Paloma and I really enjoy working here. The environment is so friendly and everyone really cares about their job and the students. I am always finding that the teachers here love to share their resources not just withing grade level but within all levels. We all want to see the others succeed and have the students succeed as well.

  • (3 years ago)

    I really enjoy this La Paloma. My kids have been there for the last for years and I have really enjoyed working with Principal teachers and staff. When I have a concern the administration listens and responds quickly. I highly recommend this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    School went down hill from 2003 to present. Kids not supervised properly. Teachers don't know where kids are.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love my first grader's teacher!! I have heard that Ms Bryant may not be returning next year and that will be unfortunate for next year's first graders. She is caring and compassionate as well as an unbelievably hard worker. I see her there early and late (usually much later than the principal). I have appreciated her dedication and will be sorry if she leaves.

  • (3 years ago)

    My children have attended LPA lakeside for 3 years. Other than a few issues that would occur at any school the school is wonderful. The teachers do care about their students and their education. They always have time for questions and respond to email's quickly. Teachers staff and the principle are always visible. My children have adequate homework and also a variety to keep them interested. The teachers take an active interest in my child's education as well as building rapport with us as parents. We take an active part in our children's education to ensure they are being educated. As parents we have to do our part as well. As with any school sometimes it's busy and understandable I may have to wait on a question or concern that I have. But I have always been treated with respect and courtesy on every occasion. I have nothing but high regards for the education (considering Arizona) that my children receive from La Paloma.

  • (4 years ago)

    I enrolled my 1st grade student to this school and my experience with this school is somewhat good. I really like the fact that they give you a weekly agenda on what is going on with the school every week and his teacher gave him weekly updates also which I liked. I also like the fact that they had a free before and after school program. Its gets a lil crazy when we have to pick up our son because they call them over a walky talky and on 2 occasion for me it took 20min and finally I had to look for him myself. After 45 min I finally found him. Overall I don't think I will have my son attending this school or recommend any of my friends to this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent I'm happy to see my child enjoy going back to school. I really enjoy the teachers I have met so far and the new counselor.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very good school. I am amazed at the sports programs and facilities. The school does a good job at keeping parents informed and involved.

  • (5 years ago)

    My kids are doing so well there. My daughter was a little behind grade level and now she is reading far above her other classmates. The teachers really care.

  • (5 years ago)

    Stay away from this school. We have attended for the past 4 years and have watched the school progressively get worse. Its a tale tell sign when employees of the school have even pulled their children out and sent them elsewhere. Unfortunately La Paloma is all about numbers. If you care about your child proceed with caution.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. Not only do we have loving and caring staff. The school is dedticated to giving our kids the best. I do see a lack of parental input. So many people bring the kids and accept for the teachers to instill everything they need to know. It takes you!Dads moms grandpas and nanas read to your childs class help run errands for your childs teacher organize the library or see if u can help read with students who might be sruggling. Ask There is so much u can do . our childrens education is up to all of us.... But it starts with us first!

  • (5 years ago)

    They offer free before and after school care. Unfortunately the kids are sitting in the morning and afternoon watching cartoons instead of doing homework or other projects. They only held 2 PTA meetings the entire year and the front lobby is a madhouse every morning with the older kids running all over the little ones and no control. The teachers are really nice and my daughter had homework every night in Kindergarten.

  • (6 years ago)

    My kids love their teachers. The teachers are very respectful and caring. They do a great job managing the classroom. I would recommend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I really liked La Paloma. My children attend and have a wonderful 2nd grade teacher and 4th grade teachers. I don't know much about the middle school but the elementary school has wonderful teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter went to LPA Lakeside for two years. Her first year went well academically. When she hit middle school--that was another story all together! They had little to no discipline with the students. Teacher staffing was a total joke--with 7 math teachers in the second semester alone. The principal had a major lack of respect for the parents and students by not letting them know what was going on with each change. The school always looks dirty. Several staff members at the front desk were disrespectful to the students. The lunch was always cold and disgusting. No music but several after school sports. Overall in desperate need of new leadership at admininistration level! Needless to say she is no longer at this campus!

  • (7 years ago)

    Great!!! They are very professional and dedicated!!! I am happy to have my kids at a growing school with such potential. My kids are well cared for well taught and also exposed to an environment with respect and discipline.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attended this school this last year and is enrolled for the 2007-2008 school year. My overall experience with the school thus far has been great. His 3rd grade teacher was wonderful and I hear great things about his 4th grade teacher. I believe this school has improved with each passing year. I like the students and staff and predict a great future for La Palmoma Lakeside.

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