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Palo Verde School

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Posted May 19, 2008

This school was rated Highly Performing this year--the only elementary school in the state to get this rating. The teachers here are excellent, the staff is friendly, and most of all my daughter loves it there. Parking is a bit of a pain, but other than that a great school. My daughter is open enrolled here and I am hoping to keep here there until the fifth grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

I have a fith grander and a Kindergartener. I love this school. My daughter is learning how to blend words, count by twos, to name some things. My fith grader liked his teacher and is doing very well. There is great parent teacher contact. The Pincipal is very good with her leadership skills. I am impressed with this school.
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Posted July 19, 2007

Older than most schools and need more improvement on the school otherwise the teachers and staff are great, welcoming and are teaching the kids a lot


Posted February 19, 2007

Have a son (8) that attend Palo verde and loves it. He is more excited about this school then he was about the Chandler Az school he went to last year. He is excited about doing his homework. Likes the teachers and the school. The 'uniform' makes him look forward to school, he feels he is going 'to work'
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Posted February 1, 2006

Palo Verde has a wonderful reading program which unfortunately the district is going to do away with next year. Academically it is a great school but I have a kindergartener that goes in the afternoon and there is rarely a teacher or supervisor on the playground when it is time to drop them off. This problem has been brought to the attention of the office several times and it still seems to happen 1 to 3 times a week. This is unacceptable!
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
72%
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 "Highly 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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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 75% 43%
White 9% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 5%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
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 61%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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