Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School

480-541-5810 fax
(480) 541-5801 attendance
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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

  • A+ School of Excellence

    Akimel A-al is an A+ School of Excellence!

    We received word last week from the Arizona Education Foundation that we have earned the A+ School of Excellence Award for 2014.

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    Akimel A-al is an “A” School

    Based on the spring 2014 AIMS scores, for the second year in a row, 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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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
    Monday, January 19, 2015
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    Counselors and Advisors from Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe High Schools will speak to AMS 8th graders about registering for high school and return to pre-register students for classes.  Orientation and Pre-Registration will take place during the school day.  Parents need not be present.

    DVHS - Jan 8 & 9
    MPHS - Jan 9
    High School Open Houses
    @ DVHS & MPHS
    Jan 12, 6:00 pm

    Enrollment Packets Due to 8th Grade Language Arts Teachers
    Friday, January 16

    DVHS - Jan 22 & 23
    MPHS - Jan 23
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