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Jefferson Academy of Advanced Learning Review

Jefferson Academy of Advanced Learning opened their charter school in Show Low in 2002 for students in kindergarten through 12th grades. The school provides parents with the information they need to be the primary educator of their children. This is done with a classical academic education that mixes character development via mentoring and education. The instruction is provided in various ways with fluid classroom designs, determining placement via student’s ability level, while providing quarterly goals so students can achieve success in their goals. Along with core subjects, the school offers band, chorus, drama, orchestra, and physical education classes.

Parents are very pleased with the way in which all children are treated equal and given the same opportunities. Children that hated school are now enjoying school and not wanting to miss a day. The curriculum, caring teachers, and family style learning environment make this one of the best schools ever. Many parents mentioned how teachers and staff work to ensure each student has self-esteem and will move forward as productive members of their community. Parents and students alike expressed how much they like the small class size and individualized learning options.

Students at Jefferson Academy of Advanced Learning participated in the AIMS series of tests. Percentages of 3rd graders that passed the exam in reading were lower than the state average by 51%, writing by 9%, and in math by 55%. Percentage of 4th graders below state average in reading was 30%, in science 30%, in writing 29%, and in math 60%. Percentages of 5th graders below state average in reading was 25%, in writing 40%, and in math 48%. Percentages of 6th graders that passed the exam in reading were lower than the state average by 12%, writing by 37%, and math by 53%. 7th graders did a bit better in reading by being 3% above the state average, however in writing they were below the state average by 38%, and in math by 30%. The test results for 8th graders were not available. Percentage of 10th graders that passed the exam was below state average in reading and in math almost 40%.

With test scores this low, it would be best to learn more about the school before enrolling your child. In order to graduate high school, 10th graders must pass the AIMS tests in reading, writing, math, and science. As you can see, this school is not producing students that can graduate from high school.

Jefferson Academy of Advanced Learning
40 S. 11th St.
Show Low, AZ 85901


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