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Collier Elementary School

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Posted July 30, 2014

My child started this school in kindergarten, she had a teacher that has no business teaching small children. This teacher has no personality. My child started kindergarten really excited and could not wait to go to school. A couple of months of being in school, it was a dread. There are some really good kindergarten teachers in this school but this one in particular, we were very unlucky. This year is a new year, the excitement for school is back and I think the new teacher will inspire and encourage my child to learn. The principal is great and is well connected with parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2014

Several of these review use the same wordage as my previous review. Bullying by the staff . They seem like pretty spot on reviews and situations like the one my daughter went through. I as well tried to get the district involved and got no where.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

I have learned much from this school since my grandson started attending it. teachers, starting with the principal, have shown me their experience and knowledge of teaching and being able to handle kids that have great disabilities and in need of special education. I salute you all and wish all the goodness that you carry and share it with the kids. Thank you and God bless you....


Posted December 12, 2013

We have been at collier for 3 months and it has been the worst experience for my 6th grader, constant harassment from other kids. When we reported our concerns the vice principal was very defensive stated several times that it was not harassment or bullying because it was different kids. I'm so frustrated with the school district and the school. My kid is an honor student and is now struggling to get himself to get to school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

My child has been with this school since kindergarten, she loves it. I love it. She has excelled so much, I love that the offer all types of extra activities. I love and appreciate the extra time her teachers offer, she is an honor roll student and opted to tutoring so she could sharpen her skills. I love that her teacher stays late to offer tutoring for all kids. Reading some reviews tells me that some parents just dont accept that their child could be the issue. When I have had any type of issue, I talk t o the administration and it is handled very quickly. This school is all about kids and learning! Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

Again, another issue with this school. The faculty at this school use bully tactics and mentally abused my daughter. They do not follow the their own due process in the parent handbook. Very poor communication. New Dean of students acts like he cares but then is very hard to reach. I have brought it to the school district and they wont do anything about. If the parent previous to this message says this school is so wonderful, why are all the school ratings in this district so low both great school rating and parent rating? That should answer your question.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2012

This is an excellent school with a fantastic principal and caring teachers. (Most are great!) Don't be misled by some of the complainers. Some of us are guilty of not keeping track of our kids' progress and just get upset when their grades are disappointing. We have 24/7 access to grades if we request a code from the Technology Department. By the way, the PTA seems very active, and Collier sponsors many interesting programs like Specials Night and "Battle of the Books." Kudos to the entire staff and especially the "Teacher of the Year, 2012" who leads the "Battle of the Books" Program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

I believe in standing behind our teachers they truly have a hard job. I have two children that attend Collier Elementary school one does exceptional well and one does not and my concern lies with how the school handles the children that don't doing so well instead of giving them proper help and meeting their needs they get branded and made to feel worse. I find that Since my son started going to Collier Elementary his academic progress has significantly declined. My son feels bullied at this school by Staff of all things and nothing is being done about it. When I address this with staff all I get is the run around and words that amount to they don't care, he is just data a body to keep what little funds they can get. I'm upset that my son seems to be falling through the cracks at this school and Whats more upsetting is that administration there condones it. I'm sad that I can't put him in a different School because of school boundaries very frustrating and fear of being prosecuted for doing so .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2011

collier helped me become a better student in math and the basketball coach helped me mr teer the best


Posted May 26, 2011

My son has been here since the start. Once your child makes only one mistake they put a tag on them. He was suspended from school his 8th grade year, which he had never had any type of disciplinary issues the whole time he had been there, 2 weeks before the summer time. We were told for something that had been happening all year and we are just now hearing about this, poor communication. The 8th graders were treated like they were in jail, not allowed to wear jackets or bring a backpack. Not a very good way for my son to spend his last year as an 8th grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2010

I like my teachers alot because they are fun and help me learn to read.


Posted August 26, 2010

Collier Elemntary has fabolous opportunities for students and community members to work together. As a community member I enjoy the students


Posted August 26, 2010

Collier Elementary School is a great place for kids! It's about time the administration got rid of people who are ineffective in the classroom! Finally, an administrative team that cares enough about our children to provide the best quality teachers in it's classrooms! I can't believe the difference in climate and culture, already, with just a few bad apples gone! Thank you administrators!


Posted August 26, 2010

I would like to thank the assistant principal for making it safe for students during drop off and pick up. She is outside of the school every day in the hot weather directing traffic, all for the safety of our kids. I really appreciate her. My children have attended other schools and I never saw the principals outside directing traffic. Thanks for caring Collier! :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

I went to Collier in 8th grade and I can say it was a fun school in the sense I never had to do anything. The teachers were funny. I had one good teacher and that was in science. Other than that I did not learn anything but had a good time just running the school pathetic!


Posted September 29, 2009

My son has been bullied at this school since he started last year. The Principal is not professional and there is a significant amount of undisciplined children. There is no Junior National Honor Society at this school either. My son is at a disadvantage at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

I was new to Collier 4 years ago .. this is our 5th year at that school.. and all I can say is ' they are so willing to help every child in any way they can ' Collier has been great to us .. a BIG THANK YOU !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

We have attended Collier for five years. We appreciate the teachers at Collier they are very good in all areas. We also have enjoyed the extra's like PE, Band, Foreign Language, and Art.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

My family and I relocated from another city. Because this is a community school and we live in the community, this is the school assigned. My son attends this school. We have had a difficult time at this school. There is bullying. The Jr. High teacher communication with the parents is terrible. Even when encouraged to make communication with the parent. I would never recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

I have three children that attend this school. My two oldest loved their teachers and had no problems, but my youngest was being bullied and Mr. Deneen really made sure there was a stop to it the moment it happened. I am glad with the communication with the teacher to administration to parent, I was kept in the loop. They even went the extent to make my youngest know that they would put a stop to the bullying and they did. Even though my youngest had a rough start, it is now much better. I like the school and the community. My kids learned a lot from their teachers such at Mrs. Crawley, Mrs. Harris, and Ms. Marcotte. They are such wonderful teachers who are more then dedicated to their students. Thanks to them I know my kids are getting a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 56% 43%
White 21% 42%
Black 14% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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350 S. 118th Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323
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