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Jordan Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 542 students

 

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Posted September 7, 2010

My son has Aspergers Syndrome and is also gifted. My son was in the Kyrene district and never got the special help he needed. Mesa identified a program that was ideal for him. In a year and a half he has gone from 50% class time to 100% class time. The teachers are committed and caring at Jordan. About 25% of the students are special needs. My son is now in a general education class fulltime and his teacher appears to be excellent. His test scores are good, but most importantly he is enjoying learning. Great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The Best school in the valley for years it has meet the needs of every child that attends!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I moved my children from a non-traditional school to Jordan in the fall. I can't say enough how pleased I am with the efforts of the teachers, principal, and staff in helping my children catch up to where they need to be with their education. My children are so happy and so am I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

The principal is the best I've ever encountered, and the staff really goes above and beyond the call of duty in their work. It's obvious that each member of the staff truly cares about the children, and it is amazing to see the special education kids interact with the regular ed kids. This school will help children develop a well-rounded education and personality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

I can not say how happy I am to see such a wonderful staff for the special ed! My son is highly-functioning autistic. He has such a wonderful time there. I'm thrilled for him to be apart of Ms. Qs group!! K. Millar
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

I choose to send my kids to Jordan for the simple reason. It's a great school. I have had 4 other family members attend Jordan. If they close the school, It tells me that the board memebers have NOT but the kids and education above and beyond anything else as the PROMISED at the meeting last month.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

Amazing school! so focused on the childrens education!


Posted February 28, 2008

My son is going to Jordan Elementary School. I still can't believe why they would ever close such a great school. I've been to many activities at the school and have met many of the teachers, students, parents and of course the principal-all excellent. I know my son will not get the support and education needed at any other school. I believe that the programs for all students are exceptional and I believe that are children will suffer. It is really sad to believe that are family, friends and children are being ignored. My heart goes out to all of you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

My two daughters have and is going to Jordan, my son now is looking forward to going jordan. We moved back in this area so we could be close by Jordan for the kids to go to school. The principal is excellent, the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2008

I have 3 grown children that have gone to MPS systems when my now young son goes to Jordan, I am very impressed by the interest the teachers have for all the children, he is now in 4th Grade, it would be a shame if they decided to close this school and increase class room sizes at other schools so our children don't recieve the quality education that they have at Jordan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

Jordan is Golden to every parent and child that is a part of the school. The staff is amazing. Always a kind word and welcoming smile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

Jordan is an amazing educational institution! Mr. Andrews is a true leader for all... Staff, Parents and most importantly our students! Go Jaguars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

I think the principal is wonderful, he is very positive and the teachers are as well. I have 2 children at Jordan and they both have such positive teachers. My kids are happy and learning, they are even 'playing' school at home, they enjoy it so much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

Jordan is a fantastic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2005

Special Programs include: Outdoor Science On-site Special Education Special Education Preschool Full-day Kindergarten Project Wisdom The school has been ranked as Performing by the AZ DOE (rankings are excelling, highly performing, performing, improving). Overall, test scores on AIMS and Stanford 9 are solid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

My daughter attended Jordan Elem for 3 years and really enjoyed it there. Teachers are older and very traditional, very patient. We have since moved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

We moved here from CO where the schools were just 'ok'. Our two boys just finished their first year at Jordan (grades 4th & P-K) and were are very happy with the staff, teachers and the principal. Our oldest is an advanced learner and had missed the testing for ELP. His teacher was wonderful making sure he had not just 'extra' busy work when he finished early, but more advanced work to keep him interested. This was the first year he really loved school. The P-K class was wonderful for our very energetic 5 y/o. When he started school, he had a lot of trouble with attention & follow thru. By the end of school, he received all 'P's' (proficient) in all areas on his report card and is currently reading 1st grade books! Staff & principal very supportive & encouraging!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2005

My children went to Kindergarten and 1st grade at Jordan. I would recommnend all day K, vs 1/2 day. It is well worth the extra $$. Parental involvement is great with the all day K. Very happy with academic programs and extra curricular.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

All of my five children have gone to this school. I am happy to say that the teachers are good teachers. But the principal is a big big disappointment. Lack of communication when there is a problem regarding the student's behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

My four year old is just finishing up her year in the Pre-K class available on the Jordan Elementary School campus. The teachers were fantastic (especially Mrs.Elliot) and my husband and I are so glad that we enrolled her in the program.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
58%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
73%
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
White 51% 42%
Hispanic 35% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 5%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 1% 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 54%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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