GRAND CANYON COLLEGE PREPARATORY CHARTER SCHOOL

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5301 S MCCTLINTOCK RD
TEMPE, AZ 85283
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Phone: 480-233-3622
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Grand Canyon Preparatory Academy
  • Students/Teacher: 9:1
  • Students/Grade: 13.4
  • Number Students: 94
  • Number Teachers: 10
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4096
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr David Gordon
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (25 ratings)
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    School Reviews (23 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-28
    "Grand Canyon Prep strives to prepare its students for college. Well over half the school's high school population is enrolled in college either through enrollment in Advanced Placement courses or through Mesa Community College. Students have earned over 900 hours in college credit in the last nine and a half years."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-27
    "Grand Canyon Prep is a great little school with many hard-working students and supportive families. It is a shame that everyone can't come visit and see the work the students are doing. The school has students that would not be successful anywhere else but they are here. It is a pleasure to visit this school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-17
    "This is a terrible school and an embarrassment to the education world. Parents beware, do not let the school's leader fool you. Do your kid a favor and take them to schools down the road from this place. Whoever runs this school should be ashamed of themselves."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-29
    "I have two children who attend Grand Canyon Prep. For several years running, I have found this school to be wonderful. The teachers are deeply involved with the parents. If there is anything I need to be aware of I immediately receive a call and/or an email. Being a person who attended school through to my doctorate, I really wished to find a school that my children would feel welcome at and would be challenged at but also enjoy. I did not want my children to go to one of the local schools with an enormous student population. Along with not wanting my children to be lost in the shuffle at a large school, I wanted my children to attend a school with diversity. All of my desired have been fulfilled at this school. My children have very different needs from each other and I feel both of them are being served very well at GCP. My children have both noted that there are "no bullies" at this school. I believe this is a reflection of the compassionate leadership at GCP. A special thank you to Mr. Gordon for his hard work in making this school what it is and also for his kindness towards all of the students."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-12
    "My child had always been a top student who loved school. When we moved to Gilbert, she had a 4.2 GPA, had exceeded on all four portions of the AIMS on her first attempt, and her national standardized test scores put her above the 96th Percentile. When we read about the school online, she was quite excited about its dual-enrollment program. The principal made clear to us that it was high performing school (test-score wise), and made it out to be a perfect fit. Upon starting school, my child was immediately displeased. I thought it was just a case of new school anxiety, but this quickly proved to not be the case. She loved her fellow students, yet described her classes as Kindergarten-level (despite of straight A's), and came home every night begging to switch schools. One night she showed me her classwork, and I realized she was not exaggerating . I looked up the school's test scores, which turned out to be much lower than the principal quoted. We immediately changed schools, but as she was so far behind Gilbert HS, she got her only D of HS. This disqualified her from two separate full-ride scholarships (AIMS and Lumberjack). AVOID http://www.ade.az.gov/researchpolicy/AIMSResults/"
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