Opened in 1992, Akimel A-al celebrated its 20th anniversary this past school year. The school's name is from the language of the Akimel O'odham (Pima) People and means "Children of the River." It is pronounced "Ah' key mahl."  The name was chosen to honor the Akimel O'odham people.

School Motto: 
High Standards, High Achievement, High Expectations For All
Rattler Creed:
We promote academic excellence by providing a quality environment which fosters relevant, life-long learning for our community.

We honor... trust, accountability, enthusiasm, communication, growth, professionalism, respect, diversity  

Headlines and Latest News

  •  Make Your Mark.


    AIMS testing for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will take place April 7-10 from 9:05 am to approximately 11:45 each day.

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  • 5th to 6th Grade Orientation Activities

    We are excited to welcome our incoming 6th graders to Akimel A-a Middle School. We have a number of activities planned to introduce you to AMS.

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    8th Grade Transition & End-of-the Year Information

    Visit our 8th To 9th Grade Transition webpage for important information... (more)

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    Akimel A-al is an “A” School

    Based on the spring 2013 AIMS scores, Akimel A-al Middle School has been named an “A” school from the Arizona Department of Education. The ADE letter grades consist of a combination of the percentage of students passing the reading and math tests and a measure of improvement from the previous year’s scores. This designation is indicative of the High Standards; High Achievement; High Expectations for All that we demonstrate at Akimel A-al. Congratulations Rattlers!

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  • No School: Friday, April 18, 2014
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  • AIMS Testing: April 7-10, 2014
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    Each day starts with the Pledge of Allegiance, a Moment of Silence, and morning announcements.  Click here to read today's morning announcements.
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The District provides interpreter/translation services in Spanish and other languages for applicants, parents, students and others, free of charge. If you need such assistance, please contact Dr. Shari Dukes, Director at (480) 541-1150 or via email at ludero@kyrene.org.

El Distrito de Kyrene ofrece servicios de interprete/traducción en español y en otros idiomas sin costo alguno para padres, estudiantes y solicitantes. Si necesita asistencia, puede contactar a la directora Dr. Shari Dukes al (480) 541-1150 o ludero@kyrene.org.