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Weinberg Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 745 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted yesterday

Weinberg is so calming. My children transferred this year from another district and have never been happier. The involvement of the principal, office staff, teachers, aides, parents is outstanding. I can only brag about how fascinating Weinberg is because I believe and see it daily. The principal, Mr. Shelley, acknowledges everyone by name and associates your children to you. He is also at every event helping and showing his spirit. The Spaulding program taught my 1st grader the same education my 5th grader learned in another district. My children love going to school and everything else about it. I am blessed to be here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2014

My school is the Greatest because they make your child feel IMPORTANT! They look at every child and see that they are all different with different abilities. if your child is struggling in an area of concern, they contact you and try and work with you for the childs best way to correct his or her problem. If it is reading they try and concentrate on it, without pitting the child in a situation where he or she may think there is something wrong with them.Even if they are having trouble in certain studies, they try and acknowledge that they are doing well. Sometimes they give them an acheivement award or something that will make your child feel good about his progress.All of the Staff and teachers somehow connect with the children during their days at school. My son seemed to know an awful lot of the staff and teachers he had little contact with. Everyone there is always pleasant and professional.I do think the school should focus a little more on reading and writing. They also try and keep your child interested in his work.I beleive that first and second grades need more time on reading. This is the most important lesson, can"t read or understand what your reading you are lost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

If you are not in the school district, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD THERE! The Principal said that our childs boundary exception has been revoked, due to absences. He had 9 half way though the year. Then came up with a lousy explanation. To kick a child out of a school he loves and a teacher he loved also is WRONG!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2013

We have attended three different CUSD schools and Weinberg is by far the best in every aspect. Mr. Shelly, the principal, is very approchable and attentive. I feel like he really tries to get to know each student on a personal level and the teachers seem to work well with him. We have 3 children attending and every teacher we have had has been terrific! The office staff is outstanding and the campus is beautiful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

This is our first year at Weinberg and don't have enough good things to say. I don't live in the CUSD district but was lucky enough to receive admission during open enrollment for all three of my kids. The principle is involved and is great with the kids. I love my sons teacher, Courtney Hoffmeyer (4th grade). She has been the best we have ever had. I see the kids being challenged and teacher who care about their academic and readiness for the next grade. Great job, Weinberg!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

Hi I have been at weinberg since 1st grade and I lovee this school.I always enjoy having Mr. Walters around beacuse he always has enough creativity to fill the whole entire world! The only thing is some teachers are the meanest people ever like a lady who teaches 5th grade named Ms.Kaufman, she is so rude even my mom hates, also a lunch lady named patty. Other than that though everyone there is a joy thanks for reading my comment byee!!


Posted July 17, 2011

We love Weinberg! We have been at Weinberg since 2007 and have loved every day of it. All 3 of my children have had a great experience and have felt that the teachers and administration were very interested in their success. This year I will have a 6th gader and a 2nd grader and I am very much looking forward to what they will accomplish. Mr.Walters is a wonderful principal who knows the kids at his school. His positive attitude and commitment is evident throughout the teachers and staff. I'm very grateful my kids have been able to go to such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

My son has been here for 3 years, K-2nd and we love it! He is in the special education classroom and the teachers/aides are wonderful! He has improved so much and loves his friends. I'm also happy that they integrate him with other 2nd grade classes as well! Everyone is very kind and extremely supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2010

My children have attended Weinberg for the past 5 years. We love the school, teachers, and office staff! Four of my children have attended Weinberg and in all these years every teacher has been wonderful and easy to work with! I feel that my children are pushed to excel in academics and that the teachers go above and beyond to ensure that each child gets the best education. Weinberg is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2010

This is my daughter's second year at Weinberg. She is very bright and loves to read and write. Her Kindergarten teacher ensured she was always challenged in class and sent home first grade homework to keep her from getting bored. The teachers are very enthusiastic so far and the principal is very involved. My daughter loves going to school and enjoys the on site before and after school program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

This is the no fun school. Teachers lack excitement and creativity. Principle runs it more like prison than school. No fun school should be motto
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2009

My daughter attended Weinberg her kindergarten year going from CTA and hating school to Weinberg and loving it. She's very excited to return for First Grade. I'm grateful to her teacher Mrs. Sessions for all her hard work and efforts that she put into my daughter. Mrs. Sessions did a wonderful job We will miss her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

Weinberg is a good school that's dedicated to their kids. I like how Weinberg involves the parents in their childs education. Mr. Walters is a hands on principal that has exceeded my expectations of an elementary school principal. Thanks you for that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

We just moved here from out of state right before spring break. My kids have done exceptionally well with the transistion due to the help of their teachers. Mr. Walters welcomed them the first day, and both my kids think it is so cool that he will sometimes eat lunch with the students on Fridays.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

Our family has had a very good year at Weinberg Elementary. Our son has advanced in education with Mrs. Kaufman his fifth grade teacher. Mr. Walters is a hands on prinicpal and I strongly believe that's what makes our school so great. Great Job Mr. Walters!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

We love Weinberg! When the district reworked boundaries, we bought a house and moved to stay in the Weinberg boundary. My son has had exceptional teachers and Mr. Walters is an example to all principals of what is like to be 'hands on' and care for the children under your watch. The office staff, nurse, counselor, etc. are all first-rate in their work ethic and their personal demeanor. I wish we could stay there through high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

My 3 older children went to a different elementary school in the Chandler Unified School District,, and I have to say that Weinberg has been such a refreshing change! The parent involvement and the principal and his love for the children attending 'his' school are to be commended!Even my little 6 year old comments on what a 'cool' man Mr. Walters is! I as a parent love to see that Mr. Walters is a 'hands on' principal and he genuinely cares about the students at his school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

My daughter likes this school every much. My daughter is in Kindergarten this year. Mrs. Steingraber, her teacher is a caring and an excellent teacher. Mrs. Steingraber is great in communicating with us about our daughter's learning. My daughter is at advance level in both reading and Math. She works hard to ensure that my daughter learns more beside the Kindergarten curriculum. The other Kindergarten teachers and the rest of the Weinberg Staffs are also very friendly and helpful. Mr. Joe Walter seems to be very friendly to the students. School is almost over. Thanks to Mrs. Steingraber and the Staffs of the Weinberg Elementary school for giving my daughter a wonderful experience in her Kindergarten year. A well done year! Way to go Weinberg!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

This is a great school and the teachers work very hard to make it the best for the students, they really care. Mr. Walters is a wonderful principal and I see him interact with the students and faculty every time I am there. He is very interested in what is going on within his school and his students. He truly cares to make a difference! My children love the school and I wouldn't have it any other way. I really appreciate everything Mr. Walters and his staff do each and every day! Tina Pederson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

At Weinberg Elementary the front office Staff is good. While, attending a couple of pickups with my child. I believe children should give the appropriate response and time needed to full fill there questions. One of the I.T. personnel has an aggressive and uneasy approach when answering the phone or a child has a question. We all have tough days and I believe we should all maintain our professionalism even when our days can be overwhelming or we don't have the patience. Mr. Walters is a Wonderful Principal and we will see him again, next year! Good job, Mr. Walters!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
86%
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 "Highly 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 42%
Hispanic 15% 42%
Asian 6% 3%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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5245 South Val Vista Drive
Chandler, AZ 85249
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