Ward Traditional Academy
9 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Ward Traditional Academy
Ward Traditional Academy is an independent school located in the heart of the city. It offers a unique educational experience for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The school is committed to providing an academically challenging and creative learning environment for its students.
At Ward Traditional Academy, students are encouraged to think critically, explore their interests, and develop their own individual talents. The school’s curriculum is designed to foster a love of learning and to fully prepare students for the rigors of high school and college.
The school also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities and sports teams, allowing students to explore interests outside of the classroom. These activities include music lessons, robotics, theater, and competitive sports.
The school is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for its students. It has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying, and the staff is dedicated to helping students develop strong social and emotional skills.
Ward Traditional Academy is an excellent choice for families looking for a quality education for their children. The school’s commitment to academic excellence, creative learning, and extracurricular activities makes it a great option for those seeking an enriching and rewarding educational experience.
1965 E Hermosa Dr
Tempe, AZ 85282
K – 8
Overview Ward Traditional Academy
Ward Traditional Academy serves 401 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Ward Traditional Academy placed in the top 10% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on Ward Traditional Academy
Ward Traditional Academy is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Ward Traditional Academy is 0.65, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.