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Quentin Elementary School

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2011:
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Posted today

This school is all over the news. How dare the superintendent point a finger at parents who go to the media. Where is your empathy or compassion for students who are bullied? 1000 kids in this prison looking school and teachers who have little control over sometimes 30 students. Only in Arizona!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted today

A parent- I would never recommend this school at all!!!!!!!! My kids have gone there for two years!!!!!! And I have had nothing but problems with students and teachers!!!!!!!!! Both my kids have been bullied and teased!!!!!!! As well as having problems with teachers and teachers don't communicate with parents at all!!!! I can't wait to take my kids out they are going to a different school next year!!!!!!! This school is the worst school I have ever seen!!!!!! Good bye Quentin Elementry!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

Quentin is a terrible school and I cannot wait to get my child out. My child has been bullied and even had things thrown at her and they will not do anything. They will not even move her to another class instead tell me her father that I can just move her to another school. Why does the one getting picked on have to move. I thought the schools were against bullying??!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2014

I disagree with the negative comments posted. I see first hand, the dedication to the students by administrators and teachers. Remember, it takes a village .............................. teachers and parents need to be a team and work together. I challenge any complainer to spend a day teaching and see how much teachers " don't care".
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 27, 2014

My children attend this school and it has been nothing but problems since day 1. The school wants to have a parent conference for any and everything that happens (ex. not listening so had to choose step 4) why is a parent required to drive to the school and have a 10 min conference about that when a simple phone call could be made? or they make you wait hours for meetings. They also will not let your child return to school until you do this ridiculous conference! There is NOT good communication between the parents/teachers or the staff for that matter. I would definitely NOT recommend this school. I will be making sure to take my kids out of this school after this year ends. VERY DISAPPOINTING....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

My school is a wonderful place to work. The students are respectful and they are working hard. We did have many teachers leave due to fhe fact that they added 20 more teaching days and didn't increase the salary to match that. The teachers that did stay are not mediocre, but truly dedicated to our community and excellent. I feel lucky to work with them.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 10, 2013

I have had a wonderful experience at Quentin Elementary School, it's a very positive enviroment starting with the front office, admnistration, nurse, teachers and any staff I was in contact with. Parents need to volunteer more in the school, I see alot of staff members organizing and doing events for the students but parent are not helping out. They do attend events but will be nice if they can help too! Great job on motivating my son..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

I am so blessed to work at Quentin Elementary. This is my 14th year as an educator, and my 3rd school. I feel like I am very well supported in this district and school. I have never seen a principal as dedicated to every student's individual growth and safety as ours. She is very concerned with the growth of every teacher as well. I know that our school climate is safe and respectful with the Make Your Day program. There are many other teachers who feel the same way as I do and are looking forward to a long career here at Quentin Elementary.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2013

The principal of this school is the WORST!! She does not respond to parents emails/concerns. I emailed her and instead of responding to me she had a teacher call me back to address my concerns. I was told that she "felt it was best if she wasn't involved" They do NOTHING in regards to children being bullied. They have given my son so called suggestions on how to be safe, yet do NOTHING to address the bullying behavior of other students. There are a few good teachers and I do mean just a FEW the rest of them are rude and mean. I have witnessed first hand how rude and disrespectful they are to the students. Last week as I was picking up my child from school and a teacher was in a child's face yelling at him from the top of her lungs! HORRIBLE HORRIBLE school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

This school may not be perfect, but it is not the gang infested "prison" the previous review makes it out to be. The appearance of the school matches other schools in the district so singling it out as looking like a prison is a great over generalization. Also the claim that the school is infested with gangs is completely inaccurate. There have been absolutely no gang related fights or other disruptions this school year. Reviewer complaints about this school backing up to the Cashion neighborhood obviously don't know anyone from the neighborhood. I have lived in Cashion my whole life and there are many quality families with good, gracious, and kind people who contribute positively to the Quentin school environment. Also misrepresented is the claim that teachers at Quentin Elementary only stay for 1 or 2 years. There are in fact several teachers on the campus who have been with the school since it opened as well as many staff members who have been with the district even longer. Quentin isn't perfect but I challenge a parent to find a public school in AZ that is. If you have a problem with Quentin try making a positive suggestion or volunteering instead of complaining.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

Quentin Elementary School has potential, however I have experienced a positive and not so positive occurances. My child is currently 8th grade and I feel the school, particularly the principal, has not done her job successfully to ensure my child is ready for high school. My child's homeroom teacher left 2 weeks within the school year, thereafter, these children, these students had TWO different long-term subs. I know first hand student's stuck in a long-term sub classroom do not get the education they deserve. After requesting directly to the principal for my child to be removed from a long-term sub, she ensured me that by the following semester (January 2013) there would be a "highly qualified" teacher in that homeroom which in fact did NOT happen. At first I was disappointed about a wasted semester, but then really iritated when the "highly qualified" teacher never arrived. I do not believe this school deserves to have my children at their school and I do not believe children/students are challenged at this school. Politeness does NOT get my children the education they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

My son has been going to Quentin since Kindergarden and I have nothing but good experiences at this school. Administrative staff is very pleasant and professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

I first hand have witnessed the drastic improvement in the school is it perfect NO although I will be honest the school has come along way. I am going to say that the new principal Ms. Couret has been very focused on the improvement of the school, Educationally and wtih the school Spirit, Since she has been on board, the PTA has been formed that contributes each grade with awards each month for perfect attendance, and the students nominate the Staff of the month, which really makes a big difference with attendance and the school moral. I completely will stand by the 5 star rating as my children continue to go to this school as the FOCUS is the children not the area. I have confidence that the school will stand out in several different ways with the continued support of the Parents, Community and our children. Such a pleasure to have my children attend an A rated school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2013

This is my child 1st experience at Quentin. So far it has been a positive one. The education received is very well exemplified once stepping into campus; the children are very well behaved. Children here have greeted us upon arrival, open doors for us and politely guided us the right way. The parent involvement at this school is at the level of any other school. Any and all parents are welcome to volunteer. Administration is caring, polite and professional at all times. The school principal is involved in the education of her students. She s cordial, approachable and professional. There's a structured, disciplined yet relax atmosphere between staff and students. My child attends Kinder-PM and his teacher follows an intense well structure curricula. I have to admit my son has been a bit of a challenge; yet she's always demonstrated to be very skilled and caring. I'm impress with so much learning in a 1/2 K! And this is being said from a parent who had her first child attend private school for all elementary. This school has all it needs to succeed! Excellent teachers, strong principal and challenging academic programs! This is A good school to be in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2013

I agree with the positive comments presented on this panel. But I question the negative ones. My child attends this school and the school has demonstrated to have everything needed to be what it is. This is an A school for a reason. It is unfortunate that some have had incidents of negative experiences and are unable to see beyond the little toy they lost and see what a good school this is. One cannot let one negative incident obscure all the efforts the school principal and staff has put into our children education. At any given moment plan a visit to this school and you ll see lots of energetic staff working towards making the quality of our children s education better. Quentin has a strong and highly qualified principal, teachers and staff and offers a great academic program. Parent involvement is encourage and welcome. The school takes care of any negative issue in due time; but you have to give'em that time. You won't be disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

Quentin has made a lot of progress and growth this school year. The quality of education that has been provided to my son has been exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

I have been with Quentin since it opened it's doors and have seen many changes take hold over the years. This year has probably been the best the school has seen. We have a very dedicated staff and administration who are pushing our students toward great success. We also have wonderful parents who truly work as partners in the education of their children. I am proud to be a member of the Quentin community!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 27, 2012

It's true that the expectations for both teachers and students are higher than ever, but the students are producing and their scores prove it! This school has come a long way since I started here over 5 years ago. Administration cares very much about the staff and students. The students here at Quentin are the best!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2012

I am and have had 4 children attend this school and have seen changes of many sorts. If I may say so the current Principal MS. Couret is trying to improve the school and enviroment so that the final outcome may be that of a pleasant experience. Yes I have read some of the comments that other parents have as issues and concerns, & to some extent I agree it may come accross as very Zero tolerant but to some degree the children are there to learn ALTHOUGH enjoy the time they are there as well. With that we need to be involved as parents to make a difference and voice our concerns so that the principal has an idea in which direction the schools needs to go in. I for one am really pressed for time but I am welcomed for even 15 minutes of my presence in anything I can help. I am expecting to see some positive growth moving forward, as my hope is to make it a fun, pleasant learing enviroment my children are at.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2011

teachers are often moved around. attendance is a complete mess. pickup and drop off is not consistent. teacher or staff does not care enough to stay with kids who are lost and don't know what to do. Too many adults around that are not really doing anything. Kindergarten is not well structured. This school is the first that I've seen for being so unorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

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60%

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59%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
47%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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30%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
66%
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".

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 76% 42%
Black 11% 5%
White 10% 42%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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11050 W. Whyman Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323
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