Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado Academy is a charter school providing a quality education for students in kindergarten through 8th grades. The school opened in 2005 to provide Spanish-speaking students the opportunity to receive an education that surpasses the education they could expect in traditional schools. The school focuses on English and math.
Along with core subjects, Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado Academy
offers extra curricular activities, sports, student clubs, and other programs for students that wish to participate including computer arts, volleyball, soccer, cross country, football, basketball, softball, cheerleading, physical education classes, community service, yearbook, and academic contests.
The majority of parents were very surprised at how their children were doing academically after they began attending the school. The encouragement of the staff and the attention provided by teachers is excellent and helps students become proud of even the smallest accomplishment. Students stated they enjoy going to school and want to keep learning.
The Academic Performance Index showed academic growth from 777 to 804. The goal statewide is a score of 800.
The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades.
The percentage of students passing the exams at Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado Academy was very sporadic with percentages above and below state averages. Examples include 54% of 2nd graders passed the English Language Arts exam with the average at 58%, 78% of 4th graders passed the math exam with the average at 71%, and 63% of English Language Arts exam with the average at 59%.
The school is doing an above average job in providing students with an exceptional education in a safe and encouraging environment. If you have any concerns you should talk with parents that have students enrolled as well as take a tour of the school.
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Ezequiel Tafoya Alvarado Academy
26247 Ellis St.
Madera, CA 93638