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Pomeroy Elementary School

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Posted April 26, 2014

This school is very well made, except for the fact they make VERY gross lunches that made me vomit, and their playground aids would put you in time out just for running. And the filthy bathrooms!!! This school for the most part is pretty good.


Posted August 12, 2013

My kids were in Kindergarden and 3rd grade for the 12-13 school year. My 3rd grader had attended since 1st grade. We were in the Montessori program and loved loved loved it! Teachers were very friendly and allowed you to come to class whenever you wanted and to stay as long as you'd like. (They of course loved it when the parent helped out too.) I do think we should have changed teachers for my 3rd grader though, after 3 years in hindsight I don't think they were the right fit. Principle was great and knew many of the kids by name (in a good way, not because they were trouble makers). The office staff was very helpful and would ask or do anything that you needed or help set things straight. Was sad to move. We did not get to meet the new principle but I heard from a parent who helped to interview him that he should be great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2013

*If you are the parent of a child that is entering kindergarten for fall 2013* and you are thinking of the montessori program, DO NOT LET TERI BROWN BE YOUR CHILDS TEACHER! My daughter had her for 1/2 day kindergarten at Sunridge Learning Center. MS. Brown is still referred to as the meanest lady and my daughter can remember being glared at. She would give kids a treat if she blew up and got angry so that she could cover her tracks. She is a teacher that should retire from teaching small, innocent children. Prison Warden teaching GED would be more fitting. I am not writing this to be mean but I just dont want another child to be subjected to her because this should be a fun time in their education and it is heartbreaking for your 8 year old to wish that she could re-do kindergarten :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2011

My son has been attending the Montessori Program previously at the Sunridge Learning Center, and now on the Pomeroy Campus, for two years. His teachers were wonderful, caring and catered beautifully to his passion for writing and the arts, while also being very encouraging with his mathematics that he isn't quite so passionate about. We love the unique blend of students in his class, both the multicultural diversity and multi-age classrooms that promote student mentorship, socio-emotional growth, and a broader world perspective. I also appreciate the level of parent involvement seen in this program, as well as the principal's efforts in bringing" two schools" together into one building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

This is my daughter's second year in the Montessori program that moved this year to Pomeroy Elementary (the program now known as Pomeroy Montessori used to be Sunridge Learning Center and is now a "school within a school" at Pomeroy Elementary due to budget cuts). My daughter's teacher is fantastic, and she LOVES school and is thriving. She is reading well ahead of grade level and learns so much every day. Her class is culturally diverse and she is richer for it. If you're looking for a unique method of learning that focuses on your child's learning style and needs, the montessori program is tremendous. I pray that this program doesn't lose its identity and remains visible to the public for the excellent school that it is, and as its test scores show (see Sunridge Learning Center).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2008

To My Students, Families, and Staff, It has been a pleasure to serve the Pomeroy Community over these last 29 years. You are my second family - My Pomeroy Family! When I started teaching my goal was to get kids off to a great start in their educational journey by loving to learn and to love coming to school each day. If I did that then I feel like I had a very successful career. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your beautiful children with me. With Love, Robyn Moody Retired Kindergarten Teacher
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 28, 2008

Wonderful school my daughter is currently in Mrs Petersons class 1st grade. Pomeroy has the best teachers, I have crossed city boundaries to be able to go to this school, my daughter is my third child attending this school. Principal, teachers and office staff are amazing. I love this school and what they have done for my family. Daniels Family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2008

My son goes to Pomeroy elementary. He absolutely loves his past and present teacher; Mrs heideman, the music teacher, the principal , david from the after school program etc. I on the other hand seem to have this undisclosed problem with the staff. They are very rude to me. They don't say hi to me when I come in the front office. The staff will gladly speak to the people who come in behind me so its so obvious that they do not like me. I think it's petty so I smile at them. I continue to take my son there because the staff are good to him and he loves that school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

My son started in the second semester. The principal is extremely involved and has the children's best interest at heart. Problems are solved immediately. I did notice that there was a low level of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

The teachers were awesome! Theres a lot of great things about this school. I'll always remember the good times I've had there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2006

I have two children that attend Pomeroy. My youngest had the pleasure of being apart of Mrs.Moodys class. She is an outstanding teacher. Mr.Pascal is also wonderful,and very pationt.Our family dog was killed and he was very sympathetic with my son and took time out of his busy day to speak with my son and comfort him, and called a couple of days later to see how my son was doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2006

My daughter started Pomoroy mid-school year. She was lucky enough to be enrolled into Mrs. Moody's class. My daughter was struggling with numbers and letter recognition. Within months, Mrs. Moody, had her on track with the rest of the class and she's even started to read. My daughter's attitude towards schools has also changed. Mrs. Moody greets each child in the morning with a smile and kisses their forehead good-bye at the end of class. She makes the kids feel safe, comfortable, and acknowledged. I'm so pleased that my daughter is able to have such a wonderful caring teacher; I feel blessed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2006

I went to Pomeroy many years ago and had the pleasure of being in Mrs. Moody's kindergarten class. After interning with her last year, (I am getting my teaching certificate) I remembered why. She genuinely cares about every child in her classroom. My daughter starts kindergarten this fall and I will try anything to cross school boundaries to give her the Mrs. Moody Experience. I also really enjoyed the overall atmosphere of the school. They still celebrate the holidays and have a great fall festival. What a great environment for children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2005

This school has a reasonbly good student -teacher ratio (21:1). It has strong music programs - both Orchestra and band. It ranks as perfoming plus on the AZ DOE report card. It has great continuity among its faculty - 42% have worked at the school for 10 years or more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

I think Pomeroy is a great school with dedicated teachers and support staff. I have received return calls from the principal and staff and they are calling form school and it has been fairly late at night. They love to have parents involved and they are so comitted to each and every student. I feel lucky to have my 3 children at Pomeroy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2004

Pomeroy is a wonderful school with an excellent, cohesive teaching staff. The only downfall is at times the class size is large.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2003

My son was tested in 7th grade with a 3.5 reading average. I do not consider this to be acceptable. He was tested for Learning Disability in 5th but the school pyc said he was fine. I am not happy with the schools reading program. I am having to pay alot of money to get the help he needs to get him to the correct reading level. We did not know he failed all the end of the year tests until the end of 5th grade. Be sure to follow up regarding end of the year testing to make sure your child did not fall between the cracks as mine has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2003

My son was tested in 7th grade with a 3.5 reading average. I do not consider this to be acceptable. He was tested for Learning Disability in 5th but the school pyc said he was fine. I am not happy with the schools reading program. I am having to pay alot of money to get the help he needs to get him to the correct reading level. We did not know he failed all the end of the year tests until the end of 5th grade. Be sure to follow up regarding end of the year testing to make sure your child did not fall between the cracks as mine has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2003

My child still talks about her kindergarten teacher with fond memories. Mrs. Moody will always be one of my daughter's favorite teachers.


Posted March 11, 2003

Mr Pascal is awesome and all of the communication made available to the parents and students is great! It's a great school and we have enjoyed being part of the community surrounding Pomeroy!


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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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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79%

2011

 
 
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75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
76%

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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • 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
White 54% 42%
Hispanic 27% 43%
Black 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 48%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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