La Paloma Academy (lakeside)

La Paloma Academy (lakeside) serves 845 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
La Paloma Academy (lakeside) placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

La Paloma Academy (lakeside) places among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

La Paloma Academy (lakeside)'s student population of 845 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students845 students
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Total Classroom Teachersn/a
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School Comparison

La Paloma Academy (lakeside) is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of La Paloma Academy (lakeside) is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1043 out of 2111 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ration/a19:1
American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
47%
45%
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Black
15%
5%
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White
32%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.660.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameArizona Community Development Corporation School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to La Paloma Academy (lakeside) is Compass High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Dietz K-8 School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ford Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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The three La Paloma Academy Charter Schools are the absolute WORST schools (charter or otherwise) in Arizona!! Their academic programs are ineffectual for most students and sub-standard; the vast majority of the administrative faculty members are not qualified to hold their positions; there are no cultural/artistic programs; the facilities are dangerous because of the open access to them; and the level of parental involvement is not very high. The few highly-qualified, concerned educators/faculty members were not appreciated, and they moved on. Ms. Janes has her family members and friends she can control on the payroll, at the expense of educational materials and qualified faculty. These schools should be thoroughly investigated and closed down! As a tax-payer, I resent my tax money being spent to line the pockets of the Janes family.
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