A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
Address
1709 N Greenfield
Mesa, AZ 85205
Telephone
(480) 641-2640

Self Development Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
460
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
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I have been teaching at Self Development for five years now and have loved every minute of it. The high level of academics expected from our students is one of the defining features here. The students work at 1-2 years above grade level in all subjects with a continuous review of the basics at grade level to make sure there are no gaps in their learning. This means as a teacher that I am able to teach works like To Kill a Mockingbird or Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. However, the best aspect of this school is the community that we have built. In the middle school, the teachers know all of the students and work with the child as a whole to make sure they have the support that they need. This is an amazing school and I love teaching here!
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Self Development Academy (SDA) provides an exceptional academic foundation and fosters whole child development. My daughter began attending SDA with Kindergarten. She was a timid child, barely speaking throughout her Kindergarten year. The staff and teachers worked with and encouraged my daughter, and over the years her confidence grew and grew. She participated in class activities and afterschool clubs. Her academic skills developed as well. She transitioned from SDA successfully, and is now taking Honors classes. She was accepted to NJHS and made the Dance Team. I cannot thank the SDA staff and teachers enough for the providing a strong academic foundation and the care they took in helping my daughter develop her organizational and study skills and overall character.
As a teacher at Self Development Academy (SDA) for eleven years, I find my passion for teaching continues to grow. The support of the staff, administration, and parents all play a role in the student's success. This is important to our entire team, as the thought of creating lifelong learners continues to be our mission. With our accelerated curriculum, students are challenged each day. The focus on critical thinking and preparing students for high school and college facilitates their success. In addition, all students are provided the learning skills needed to reach their goals. As a teacher at SDA, I wanted to keep an open mind about my own child's education. I placed her in the two's at the preschool at SDA, and her academic progress and love for learning has increased tremendously. As a parent and a teacher, I am proud to be a part of this team.