Welcome

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

  • Welcome to the 2014/2015 School Year!

    School starts on Monday, August 4, 2015. School hours at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm with early release every Wednesday at 2:00 pm. ...more

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  • 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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Announcements

  • Monday, September 8th
    All after school programs are cancelled for after school on Monday, September 8th.  This includes all sporting events, clubs, and the After Hours program.  
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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.