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1965 E Hermosa Dr

Tempe, AZ 85282

(480) 730-7100

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 480

Students Per Teacher: 16

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40 Parent Reviews for Ward Traditional Academy

I completely disagree with the last review. Teacher, students and parents all work as a team to achieve the best for the child. Ward provides before and after school tutoring for any student that needs or wants help at the middle school level. The teachers are dedicated to helping the child understand ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/11/13

I am a former teacher in this school and one thing that greatly disappoints me is how we fail so many students. Ward is good for students that are high functioning and need no extra support. If your son or daughter has an area they need help in, Ward will push you to go to another school rather than ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 11/03/12

I have mixed feelings about this school. I was very excited to get my child in at first. I liked the uniform policy and the parents involvement. As the time has passed I've come to dislike some of the teaching styles of certain individuals. The Spanish teacher teaches Spanish in the castilian dialect... ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/19/12

Ward is an amazing school! I have been going there for 7 years now. I started at Ward in kindergarten, the first year the school opened. I loved all my teachers, however, all of my teachers except my kindergarten teacher have left the school. I think the 2 principals that Ward has had, have been great. ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/19/12

I was very disappointed with this school . When my son was taken into a meeting with his teachers I heard nothing possitive, they all came down on him and expected him to keep up with 2nd year spanish when this was his first year at this school They would not let him into 1st year spanish because this ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/30/12

I'm a student at Ward and I think that science teacher is the best teacher I have ever had. The social studies teacher plays angry birds on her ipad all day. Math and Englsih teachers are ok. The art teacher only lets you do art her way. I'm excited to leave Ward becasue you can not be an individual ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 12/14/11

My son has ADHD and was struggling at a large school. Ward offers small classrooms and an urgency to assure students are excelling. Ward provides structure, empathsis on the student, excelling in academics, and insuring all kids are on track. My son has thrive at Ward and his self confidence is outstanding. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/14/11

Our two children are thriving here. They receive individualized attention and needs-based academic help when necessary, and are constantly challenged to exceed. Their teachers have been competent and caring, and most importantly, our kids are happy. We have had a great first year and are so far pleased ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/05/11

My son graduated last year after 5 years at Ward. The school was a good environment for him - small (just 2 classes per grade) and more of an elementary school feel than the large junior highs. The academic standards were high with some enrichment for the gifted kids. He had opportunity to excel in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/22/11

This school was supposed to be a better education for my daughter, but all it has been is a disappointment! It is so fast paced that students don't have the chance to enjoy anything they're learning. And if you've got an energetic child who might need some redirection or a child who needs to be challenged, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/21/11

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Test scores for Ward Traditional Academy

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Test Year: 2012
Ward Traditional Academy
Tempe Elementary School District No. 3
* In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

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Tempe schools — Ward Traditional Academy is located at 1965 E Hermosa Dr, Tempe AZ 85282. 1965 E Hermosa Dr is in the 85282 ZIP code in Tempe, AZ The school district for Ward Traditional Academy is the Tempe Elementary School District No. 3. Ward Traditional Academy is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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