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Tartesso Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 695 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2014

This district has made great strides since being placed in receivership. The 2014 grades show the great work done from the board, superintendent all the way down to the maintenance personal. If you really want to help improve the school, get involved. Consider running for the school board.


Posted May 13, 2014

Love the community (but not busybody) feel of this school. Great leadership and great teachers for the most part. I would highly recommend the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

Ms. Burton is an Excellent Prinicpal, she responded to all of My husband and I concerns/questions and made us feel comfortable. My daughter is thriving in Kindergarten and her teacher is Great. I'm hoping more activities and sports are added.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

A year later and I continue to love this school. It is small and personal. My daughter is doing wonderful and she loves it! So far all the teachers have been fabulous. I don't care that the rating is a four on this website. Education isn't only at the school, parents/family must assist to get the best experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2010

Our family moved to this community in October 2009. Despite all the negative comments we heard about Tartesso Elem, we decided to give them a chance & base our impression on our own experience. We are so thankful we did! Our kids made a smooth transition in their new classes with some amazing teachers. The leadership, staff & PTO were all diligent in working for the benefit of our children and communication with parents was a priority. This made a successful year for our kids & they exceeded our expectations with improving their performance each quarter. We are so blessed to have educators dedicated to making learning fun at every level!
—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 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 62% in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 59% in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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".

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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 42%
Hispanic 46% 43%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 33%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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29677 W. Indianola Road
Buckeye, AZ 85322
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Phone: (623) 474-5400

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