Rcms Teachers Are School's Best Assets


RCMS teachers are school's best assets

Name: Rim Country Middle School

Number of students: 684 in grades six through eight

Average number of students per classroom: 30

School's student capacity: 700-750

School boundaries: Population includes students from Payson, Tonto Basin, Gisela, Tonto Creek, Christopher Creek, Kohl's Ranch and Whispering Pines.

Campus profile (number of classrooms and other areas): 36 classrooms and a library

Number of teachers: 37

Teacher recognition: Gloria Joe, Disney Corporation's Science Teacher of the Year for 1999; Ginger Sparks, 1998-1999 Arizona Counselor of the Year

Advanced placement and accelerated classes: PUSD gifted/talented program

Special needs classes: Learning disabled for language arts and math; community-based instruction for severely mentally or physically handicapped students; an emotionally disabled class

Special programs: Speech and hearing therapy; DARE

Academic honors: State Science Fair; VFW and other writing competitions

Extracurricular honors: 1999-2000 All Tournament Girls' Basketball

Extracurricular activities: Educational field trips; yearbook; Kiwanis Builders Club; STRIVE, a vocational organization; Student Council and Academic League with monthly competitions.


1. A great teaching staff.

2. Accelerated reader program

3. A safe environment

4. Parent e-mail and fax communication

5. Interscholastic sports program

6. Exploratory classes

7. Comprehensive guidance program

8. Opportunities to socialize with other


9. Teacher team-based instruction

10. Unique and innovative learning


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