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Beaver Dam Elementary School

Public | PK-9 & ungraded | 343 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2008

I think that this school needs a big change with administration and teachers. There are only a couple teachers that are there for the students, the rest, including the administration, are there for the paycheck. Granted there are teachers and administration that drive many miles to work here but that does not make them a wonderful leader. Their heart is not here with their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

I also diagree with some of these comments. For one get the facts straight, these kids do not get any homework!!! They get classwork and if they dont finish it in class then it becomes homework. And about the communication the person wrote about the teacher and parents not the students, so i do agree with this person there is not enough communication between parents and teachers, 'we are suppose to work as a team'. And well as far as the teachers, all I have to say is there is only one or two that actually care about the students, as far as the rest of them I dont know about that one. If these teachers were doing so much to help these kids, why wasnt there any tutoring after or before school? I guess these teachers weren't doing everything they could right?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

I do agree that there isn't very many activities for the students I don't agree on the communication and homework part. I know for a fact that teachers are sending homework home for the sole reason being I've seen the teachers hand it out and have helped my sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and newphew with the homework. Also, any communication problems between student and teacher is the problem of that student. Anything not understood is always willing gone over again if need-so-be. The teachers there love the students that they work with and do all that they can to help advance them!


Posted March 18, 2008

I totally disagree with these comments, we feel that our kids are not getting the education that they need. Maybe sometime in the future this will improve, but for now we're looking into moving them to St. George. There is very little school activity, no homework and comunication between parents and teachers is very minimal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

This school has teachers who work very hard to go the extra mile for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2007

This is a great school with good administration and excellent teachers. Most teachers have to drive 5O miles round trip to teach at this school. Many of which have been with the district over ten years. This shows the commitment to the students. I love this school and the education my children are getting.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
26%

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 65% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

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n/a

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2011

 
 
23%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Plus".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 60% 43%
White 37% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3436 Rio Virgin Road
Beaver Dam, AZ 86432
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Phone: (928) 347-5486

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