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Mesquite Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 519 students

 

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Posted May 8, 2012

In 2008 a new administration took over in this school. That is the same year that my twins started kindergarten there. I have moved out of the school's district since then and continue to keep them in Mesquite anyway because I love the school and staff. The principal is very involved. There is alot of positive reinforcement. There are lots of fun clubs for kids to join. I don't know about before my kids started there but now, this school is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

Being a new parent to a school age child I don't have much knowledge to be able to compare with other schools. As for my daughters grade level; she is in kindergarten this year, and has advanced well beyond the kindergarten level in reading, and other testable areas. I believe this is a very good school, and as an active parent in the PTO/Site counsel I hope to make it even better next year. I just wish there was a way to encourage other parents and teachers to become involved with the PTO/Site counsel. Overall I feel this is a good school with room for improvement, and progress being made to that end.
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Posted August 23, 2005

My child just started Kindergarten this year. I have not had very much interaction with the school as of yet. However, my child loves to go to school and her teacher is a wonderful person. The classroom is very bright and colorful with a lot of activities and educational decorations. I do appreciate the uniform requirement. It makes choosing clothing and getting her dressed in the morning much easier than wearing everyday clothes. The only problem I've had is finding uniform clothing in her size. Sears and Target seem to be the only retail stores that have any small sizes available.
—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 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
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

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%
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

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

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The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

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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 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 63% 43%
White 17% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 12% 5%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 49%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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