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Alice Vail Middle School

10 reviews
5350 East 16th Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 584-5400

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0/10 I would not recommend this school
Posted by a student on 1/14/2020
My son make honor roll at his last school now he is failing, he is not getting any help from his science teacher
Posted by a parent on 11/10/2019
I had a better experience at this school both socially and academically than any other school I've ever been to.
Posted by a student on 7/23/2017
Alice Vail, striving to be the low point of any educational experience, OR at the very least, the worst administrative experience you will ever have. The office staff is very rude, don't count on feeling welcomed here. Coming from Kellond Elementary school where the entire school is cheerful and wraps you in a sense of welcome, it was a culture shock to walk into a building and feel as if I should be going elsewhere. This is exactly what I did. I registered my daughter for 6th grade and received her schedule with missing teachers. The explanation? They don't yet know who it's going to be...two days before school started. I ask about lockers, not doing lockers this year -- too many kids, not enough lockers to go around. I asked about an open house because my daughter is new to the school and middle school -- "we don't do open houses." May I walk her around the school right now to get her familiarized with the room numbers -- "sure knock yourself out." I begin walking her around and explaining what I THINK the flow for the day might be based on the paper. Find the cafeteria, find the classrooms and as I am doing this I pass a classroom with what I am assuming is a group of teachers talking about how bad this year is going to be and how things are a mess. At that point I am done. I have not had expierence with the curriculum at this school. I don't want it after the administrative nightmare I just went through. I got the feeling my child is just another head to count for funding.
Posted by a parent on 8/4/2016
My child attended this school since 2011 and from the time he started to when he finished, Alice Vail Middle School went from being a spectacular school to absolutely mediocre. Not only did budget cuts effect the school, but the leadership of the new 2013-14 principal was the worst I have seen. There were problems I had attempted to speak to the principal with multiple times and I was actually turned down and run away from. My child and I can agree that about 75% of teachers were supportive and good at what they did. However, they were not allowed to work to their full potential because of nonsensical limitations set by this principal. The environment was hostile during the 2013-14 school year and no progress was made whatsoever. The way this school was lead was not acceptable at all.
Posted by a parent on 6/22/2014

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Tucson schools - Alice Vail Middle School is located at 5350 East 16th Street, Tucson AZ 85711. Alice Vail Middle School is in the Tucson Unified District. Alice Vail Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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