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300 E University Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 624-7552

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 75

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

8 Parent Reviews for Paulo Freire Freedom School

The students and teachers know one another intimately. They meet several times each week in their little advisory families, and they know that they always have a teacher on their side. They go on about ten field trips each year and spend an additional two weeks on intersessions like backpacking, photography, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/24/12

Paulo Freire is a small (est. 70 students) cozy school based in the basement of the old YMCA building (small facilities). Assets include: 1. Caring young teachers and staff, that makes a huge difference especially for middle schoolers. 2. The Leader of the school brings a calm to the school social ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/28/11

I like this school because we get to learn a lot of stuff I did not know, and when we learn some of that stuff we sometimes go on an expedition Our last expedition we went to a farm. The classes are great Because we have Humanities, Math, Science, Spanish, Electives and more! I

Posted by a student on 01/22/10

I *love* Paulo Freire Freedom School because it gives students an opportunity to discover themselves, explore their passions around social justice and environmental sustainability, and teach them to have a voice in their communities and world at large!

Posted by a parent on 09/15/09

Small classes, focus on community and environment, and great staff!

Posted by a teacher on 09/15/09

Poorly run, badly organized, mediocre academics, no music program, no cafeteria, arbitrary discipline tactics.

Posted by a parent on 05/29/09

Made the biggest difference in my son's education. He finished all three years at Paulo Freire and is now an active participant in his own eduction, clearly sees his relationship to his community, and is active in creating social change. Thanks Paulo Freire!

Posted by a parent on 05/19/09

In my daughters last school, she was struggling. Paulo Freire has been wonderful for her. All her grades are up and she is so much happier. The size of the school and the wonderful caring teachers and staff are the reason why she is now succeeding.

Posted by a parent on 03/28/09

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Test Year: 2012
Paulo Freire Freedom School
El Pueblo Integral - Teaching and Learning Collborative
* 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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Tucson schools — Paulo Freire Freedom School is located at 300 E University Blvd, Tucson AZ 85705. 300 E University Blvd is in the 85705 ZIP code in Tucson, AZ The school district for Paulo Freire Freedom School is the El Pueblo Integral - Teaching and Learning Collborative. Paulo Freire Freedom School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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