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Estrella Vista Elementary School

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Posted April 28, 2011

My grandson has attended Estella Vista from first through fourth grade. He absolutly loves school, makes honor role regularly, and has enjoyed all of his teachers. He appears to be well challenged and never frustrated. I've seen creativity in the teaching styles throughout these years, also. I highly recommend Estella Vista Elementary School.


Posted September 9, 2010

More challenging work is given. Teachers are geting parents involved in childrens work. It is a really big change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2010

When I have a concern, phone calls are returned very quickly. The administration worked quickly to resolve my concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2010

It was refreshing to come to a school with such positive people. The staff is enthusiastic and love what they are doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2010

Estrella Vista is a cool school. Kids have fun while they are learing. I have cool teachers who use technology all the time and the food is good.


Posted May 5, 2010

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 step4) why is a parent requiered to drive to the school and have a 10min conference about that when a simple phone call could be made? 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 definatly NOT recommend this school. I will be making sure to take my kids out of this school after this year ends. VERY DISSAPOINTED.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I feel this school should be rated 5 stars! I enjoy working with the teachers as well the students. They are friendly and cooperative. The curriculum is acceptable for my child's age group. We really enjoy the parent involvement that the school provides. The teachers really try to involve parents in all activities. Each teacher and principal are willing to work with each parent to enhance the academics of their child. i greatly appreciate this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I love this school! They do a lot of assemblies to reward achievements. The morning announcements are the best!! The teachers that my kids have, and have had, are excellent! They gear their teaching to the child's level. Many grades offer leveled classes for reading and math to benefit all students. I don't have to worry about my kids assignments being too easy or too difficult. Teachers are always willing to help the kids anyway they can. One of my kids even got into after school tutoring with his teacher because he needed to work on his writing skills. I could not ask for a better teacher! The PTSA is wonderful! They offer lots of opportunities for parents to get involved! The staff is warm and friendly, and will do anything they can to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

My children have been at E.V since it opened. At first I was confused about their discipline program but as I learned more about it and was given an explanation by the teachers of how it works it actually makes sence to make the children take responsibility of their actions and make betters choices. I have been impressed lately of all the afterschool activities they have available and though there is no money to pay for after school tutoring, the teachers are actually volunteering to do it!! I am very happy with how friendly and ready to help everyone is from the moment I walk in the front office. The cafeteria staff is also very nice and when I eat with my children, I notice that the aides actually care when they see a child not eating their food. My children are being challenged and their grades are high. Good job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2009

I'm very pleased with the school, my daughter is being challenged and push to do her best. We must remember that we as parents have the reponsibility to help and teach at home too. She is happy and loves to go to school. For the first 3 quarters she holds perfect attendance and is a straight A student. Thanks! EV.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

The principal and teachers do their best to help each student to reach their highest potential. They are helping us, and teaching our kids to be responsible for all their actions. I am thankful for all EV does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

I actually took my child out of this school. I was worried that my child was not getting the education she needed since they have to keep it at a level that all children can understand and some of them were really behind. Also I tried communicating with her teacher and was never successful. I am glad I made the choice to enroll her at Imagine schools at Avondale
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

I have been surprisingly pleased with the education my children have received so far. I was afraid if their learning surpassed the rest of the class, they would not be challenged, but the teachers have found ways to introduce more advanced curriculum for them. I am very happy with the teachers and principal. The only disappointment is sometimes school info doesn't get passed along. I'm also rather impressed with the success of the aforementioned 'disciplinary' system, although it may be different for higher grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

It's a new school, I hope it improves. The disciplinary actions they take are different, my child however, adapted easily. I do feel that punishment is not the same for all. I know because my nephew also attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

I am very disappointed with the lack of education my kids received at Estrella Vista. I feel they are academically behind and homework is not mandatory. I also have an issue with the way of they discipline the children. It is sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

I rate the school a 3 for a first year there have been bumps. I have not been happy with teacher- parent relatinship. Needs to be worked on for 1st year teacher. Not handling kids picking on children the right way.
—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.

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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
32%

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 65% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
76%
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".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • 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 73% 43%
White 12% 42%
Black 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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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Avondale, AZ 85323
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