Compliance Info

 

Average Teacher Salary

When calculating average teacher salary, it is important to remember that changes from year-to-year in the level of teacher experience and education affect the average. As an example, a teacher with 10 years of experience and a master’s degree may leave the school and be replaced the following year with a teacher who has four years of experience and a bachelor’s degree. This would be a substantial differential that would lower the school’s average teacher salary. Therefore, when teacher salaries are looked at in aggregate and compared from year-to-year, the increase in average teacher salaries will differ from the 10 percent increase given to each eligible teacher because of these expected variations.

Average Teacher Salary (A.R.S. §15-189.05),
as added by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §3

 Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2019  $49,564
 Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2018  $46,054
 Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2018  $3,509
 Percentage increase  7.6%*

*In August 2018, PLC’s board approved a 10% base salary increase for returning teachers. The average percentage increase differs from 10% due to changes in teaching staff, resulting in varying salary levels based on an individual’s years of experience and degrees.

 

School Letter Grade

Based on Spring 2019 AzMERIT scores and other academic achievement and growth indicators, Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain has received a state accountability grade of D. The A-F Letter Grade is designed to hold schools accountable in a fair and systematic fashion. To view the full letter, click here.

 

ASBCS Online Dashboards

Links to the required academic, financial, and operational dashboards for the charter school and its holder are below.

Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain
PLC Charter Schools

 

Professional Qualifications of Teachers

As a parent of a student at Arts Academy @ Estrella Mountain, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers, and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:

  • Whether the Arizona Department of Education has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
  • Whether the Arizona Department of Education has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
  • The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and if so, the subject of the degrees.
  • Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.

If you would like to receive any of this information, please call 623-474-2120.