Imagine Charter School at Sierra Vista

1000 Wilcox Dr, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 | (520) 224-2500
  • Grades: KG-8
  • Student Enrollment: 413
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3 out of 5 | 9 Reviews
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School Description

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Imagine Schools is an organization, comprised mostly of teachers, that operates 72 public charter schools in 12 states and the District of Columbia. We serve more than 35,000 students nationwide by providing them with a challenging, effective program of study and strong moral development in a safe, nurturing environment.

 

Our mission is to help parents and guardians educate their children by creating learning communities of achievement and hope.  We apply “Joy at Work”, a unique organizational and operational structure that puts teachers and school leaders squarely in charge of the decisions affecting the schools and students we serve.

 

Our work is guided by three shared values: integrity, justice, and fun.  Integrity requires that we live consistently and balance the needs and desires of all of the stakeholders in our schools. Justice means that we strive to treat each person uniquely and appropriately. Fun describes our efforts to create joy-filled schools where people are able to use their talents to make decisions, take action, and be held responsible for the results. 

 

All Imagine Schools people are committed to accountability and constant improvement.  Our Measures of Excellence are the yardsticks we use to evaluate our effectiveness in six equally important areas of school quality: parent choice and satisfaction, adherence to shared values, academic achievement, positive character development, economic sustainability, and new school development.

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 413
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 229 (55.4%)
  • Females: 184 (44.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 29 (7.0%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 98 (23.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 127 (30.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Imagine Charter School at Sierra Vista Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian143.4%
Black4510.9%
Asian153.6%
Hispanic11327.4%
White22654.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Imagine Charter School at Sierra Vista
  Number Percent
Kindergarten4811.6%
1st Grade5312.8%
2nd Grade4911.9%
3rd Grade389.2%
4th Grade4611.1%
5th Grade5212.6%
6th Grade419.9%
7th Grade4210.2%
8th Grade4410.7%
Source: AZ Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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3 out of 5 | 9 Reviews
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9 reviews for Imagine Charter School at Sierra Vista

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 03, 2011
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The only thing I like about this school are the middle school teachers. They are very good teachers and my child loves going to school there.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 03, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The administration of this school is worthless. They refuse to answer questions, refuse to treat parents with respect and courtesy, engage in word games with parents, and generally hide behind self-created bureaucratic smoke screens. My child's teacher is a bully and uncooperative with parents. Not only does this individual bully the children, he bullies the parents when they question his actions. Based on my experiences with the teacher and (...), I would not recommend this school to anyone. The school just went through an 80% staff replacement between the 2008-2009 school year and the 2009-2010 school, to include the addition of the arrogant, self-impressed new (...). Many very good teachers were not renewed so continuity has been lost. My child will be removed from this school as soon as I can make the arrangements.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 27, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school needs to be shut down. My kid has been held back 1 year because of how far behind he is. He was on honor roll at Imagine. They don't discipline the kids. You can hear teachers yelling and screaming in the hallways. They have no aids for kinder with 30 kids. (...)lies, said he would get an aid to share between classes and has yet to do it. Told a parent of gifted kid they have higher reading classes and the kid still hasn't been to a higher level class. 1st grade teacher guilts children. "you're making me sad, cause your misbehaving" and pretends to cry. No school nurse. Creepy bus drivers who put their hands on kids inappropriately. Parents beware of this school. This happened I saw it for myself. (...) is worthless.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 27, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is a joke. I also started asking questions and left one kid there and pulled one kid to another school and then was banned from volunteering. One of the missions is "Parent satisfaction" What a lie. You will be great as long as you keep your mouth shut, but start questioning things and you will be forced out. If your child is at this school go to a public school and have them tested, and you will find out that they are 6 months to a year behind. I had a faculty member at this school tell me that they won't even send their kids to this school. Thats bad.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 27, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Terrible school. My kids are behind as are a lot of kids. The principal of our new school said they had six kids come over to the public school and all were behind. Prinipal of this school is rude and not willing to help at all.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 15, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Wonderful school. Many new exciting faces who have a true passion for the students. The school has had some kinks in the past which have all been addressed by the new staff. As far as prior complains, why wouldnt you want to be involved with your childs education. It would seem as if it were a good thing for a school to ask for involvement from parents. And a school nor any business would ever call the police unprovoked. Its one thing to ask questions but another to get aggressive. The principal is always open to meetings and civil discussions. I have never had an issue trying to get a question answered or a concern solved at this school. As far as them "retaliating" against children, mine have never been treated unfairly. I hardly think that the administration treats children in a manner that is unprofessional or unfair. If a child is having dicipline issues and you dont want them addressed, then dont bring them to Imagine. However, if a child is disrupting a class or the ability for a student to learn, then it is the administration's RESPONSIBILITY to address these issues.
  • Reviewed by Community Member on July 26, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Most of the parents I know have withdrawn their kids from this school, even though it is one of few alternative schools that offer bus service. The bus service isn't enough to make up for what our kids weren't getting. You will have to pay $50 for school supplies, show up to all kinds of meetings and be involved. But the minute you start asking questions, they'll call the police on you for coming to the school unannounced!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 26, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school does nothing to back up it's mission statement. They lie, twist facts and target children when parent's demand their child be treated fairly- or stick up for the truth. Do not be fooled by glowing falsehoods, save your child the hurt and homeschool them, or find somewhere else. This school will not follow FERPA, or IDEA or ADE guidelines & will retaliate against your child then deny it.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 01, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The 2008-09 school year was my first year enrolled at a charter school. I loved it, and have already enrolled my 3 of 4 kids for next year. (my 4th is not school age) Teacher involvement was great. My kids enjoyed attending Imagine, especially the field trips to Tucson. I could go on and on about what I experienced, but the school is in the process of moving forward. I highly recommend that you stop by for information and a tour! Our secretary is very approachable and very informative.

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