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About This School

Math and Science Success Academy is a charter middle school in Tucson. The principal of Math and Science Success Academy is Tatyana Chayka. 254 children attend Math and Science Success Academy and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 73% of the 254 students here have subsidized lunches. Challenger Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Hispanic 71%
Black, non-Hispanic 5%
White, non-Hispanic 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multiracial 0%
Asian 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    MASSA has been a wonderful addition to south Tucson. Parents appreciate the academics offered and the quality of the staff. The administration is always friendly and available. My children enjoy going to school and learning.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am so happy with MASSA I've seen both my boys grow tremendously. I'm grateful that I was given the opportunity to enroll my boys and I'm excited to see my first grader doing so well after struggling so much at the other school. Mrs. Hunt and Mrs Rodriquez are amazing and make the school run smoothly.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is as great as ever the faculty and staff is caring and always available. I have been with this school for two years and they have smoothed any bumps on the road that have come their way. I love that they are expanding to middle school with 7th grade this year because there are not many good school options on this side of town. Though at first nervous with the middle school on campus things are just as great and even better year after year. Thanks Mrs. Hunts and Mrs. Rodriquez for all your hard work! Parent Karla Aguilar

  • (1 year ago)

    WOW! I am very glad I did the change my daughter is been in this school for two weeks and I can see a huge difference already! The school staff is genuinely and caring I want to thank Mrs. Hunt for the warmth welcome and Mrs. Rodriguez for the leadership. Parent Veronica A. Ramos

  • (1 year ago)

    MASSA is a school worthy of recognition. From the annual Science fair to the everyday this school is concerned about its students. My son has been at MASSA for 3 years now and each year is better than the last. He actually enjoys school now when before MASSA he did not. I offered to let him stay home a few weeks ago because he wasn't feel his best and he actually told me he wanted to go to school!!!! This school is very much needed on the Southside of town!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has gone to MASSA since day one. It is a wonderful school with a caring staff. It is not often that you find staff members in public schools that genuinely care about the success of their students. It is a pleasure to send my son to MASSA and he loves it too.

  • (2 years ago)

    The staff is great. The teachers are young energetic and caring. My child has been attending for 2 years. There was a problem with bullying which was taken care of immediately when brought to the attention of the staff. We will be leaving the school at the end of the year because my child is going to full time GATE. Massa did its very best to accommodate our needs but we have stretched them beyond their capability. We will be sad to leave.

  • (2 years ago)

    Programs are wonderful safe environment. I am very pleased With Math and Science Success Academy I have been so impressed With the curriculum teachers and over all administration I feel fortunate that My three children are attending a top notch school and receiving exceptional education. I want to Thank Ms. Rodriguez and Mrs. Hunt for their leadership dedication and hard work its outstanding. Parent Ruth Aguirre

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm a fourth grade student and I love MASSA. My teacher is great and knows alot of information. I am learning to play guitar and it's awesome. My principal helps me when I have questions. School is important to me. When I grow up I want to be a police officer. GO MASSA LIONS!

  • (2 years ago)

    Math is an important part of learning and growing in today's society. It is important for our family that our son has a chance to experience the success of school. Our son went to a large public school before attending MASSA. Although the public school tried hard to meet his academic needs he still seemed to get bored very easily. MASSA has been able to provide the academic challenge for him. He is happy and motivated to go to school everyday. Thank you!

  • (2 years ago)

    Math and writing standards in today's classroom's are becoming more and more clear cut and subjective. One can see why it can be a challenge to figure out exactly what you want your students to accomplish throughout the school year. Fortunately my children were blessed with the opportunity to attend MASSA. This school goes above and beyond to make sure that my kids receive the proper instruction. MASSA excels in all levels and the staff and parent involvement is so strong. I feel at ease knowing my kids are taught to strive for their best. Erica Valenzuela..mother

  • (2 years ago)

    I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your staff for giving my daughters the opportunity to attend MASSA this school year. I look forward to a great year and best education as well. I am very excited and know my daughters are in good hands. Martha P. Lopez Mother

  • (3 years ago)

    This is our first year as a part of the MASSA family. My son struggles with ADHD and we are doing everything we can for him. I could not imagine being at any other school & having to work through this. The staff @ MASSA & his teacher are amazing! They have helped us comforted us & guided us along the path we are on. In addition to this the quality of education & the well-roundness of the curriculum are superb.

  • (3 years ago)

    The MAth and Science Success Academy strives to offer students from all backgrounds an opportunity to be successful in an advanced curriculum. After school homework help and tutoring is available to all students free of charge. MASSA offers a traditional classroom setting with small class sizes and highly qualified teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has attended MASSA since 2008 when their doors opened. Our family has thoroughly enjoyed watching our son grow academically. The administration and staff are always available and it is nice to see that they know who my son is and really truly care about his success. The music and art classes have opened a new world to my son and he loves the guitar. We are looking forward to many more years of growth and happiness at MASSA.

  • (3 years ago)

    The Math and Science Success Academy is a school that is concern about each individual child and their education. The teachers and staff at MASSA are hard working friendly and helpful. MASSA is a comfortable working and learning environment. The academics at MASSA are wonderful and very successful. All teachers work great with students!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The Math and Science Success Academy is a school that cares about our children and their education. The teachers and staff are some of the most dedicated people you will ever meet. Their commintment is exemplary.

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers are excellent and they know how to get the best out of each student-very caring and enthusiastic. Principal's leadership is extraordinary. My kids couldn't wait to get out of the car every day and head in to school. It is a great feeling knowing that your child feels happy and secure all day.

  • (4 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school! The teachers are warm caring supportive individuals who make learning fun for my kids. The principal goes above and beyond to make personal connections with the families. I recommend this school K-6

  • (4 years ago)

    I was recommended to MASSA from some members at my church. I must say that I am completely pleased with my decision to send my daughter to the Math and Science Success Academy. MASSA has been a positive experience from day 1. The communication between my daughter's teacher and I is outstanding. I feel as though we have a rapport that allows me to discuss anything with her regarding my daughter's learning. Furthermore the staff is very attentive compassionate and caring.

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