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Kyrene De La Mirada School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 450 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Based on 2 ratings
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Posted June 27, 2014

We moved to be able to send our child to a Kyrene school. After two years in the Tempe Elementary School District, we were very dissatisfied!!! Our move was worth it. For the first time, he is in an "A" rated school with quality teachers and academics. The Leader in Me program is fantastic! Expectations are set high for staff as well as students. The PTO was just formed last year and as a result it was a bit of a scramble and learning curve. I'm looking forward to more parent/community outreach and volunteerism as the organization grows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2014

Very disappointed this school year with the school, not our child's teacher who was pretty great. In general, this is a mediocre school who celebrates their mediocrity as excellence. While they do have some excellent programs, such as the Leader in Me, the academics pale in comparison to other schools in the district and in the Phoenix-Chandler-Gilbert metro. Test scores that equate to a B, while good, are not the same as the excellence of an A. Front office staff is typically rude to parents, even those parents who are coming in to volunteer. I believe parent involvement is key to the success of the kids and school. PTA/PTO are typically the key to the involvement door. This PTO is very exclusive, certainly not inclusive. So if you are an outsider who has any gifts, talents or ideas to share - don't bother, because you will NOT be included. We were even told point blank that our help was not wanted. It's sad because this diverse neighborhood school has so much potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2012

We just relocated here to AZ and not only do my children enjoy the school but we as parents enjoy the nice staff, teachers and friendly environment! We are very please!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

Academic programs are good, my son took part in many extracurricural activitis like paining, soccer, etc. My wife regularly volunteered in the class. We are happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

The quality of academic programs is solid to good for AZ. That means anyone moving from the northeast, or any other area of the country will be severely disappointed in the lack of rigor in the academic program; both here and in the state as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

Poor quality academic program. We are from the East Coast and are used to a much higher quality education. Needless to say we've since put our son intoa private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

Very well organized. Students make good progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

A small school that has teachers that give personal attention. Organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2005

I love this school. My oldest daughter started out in Mirada in First grade and was behind. With the help of Mirada and Sylvan she got caught up in no time. The teachers were great when it came to helping her catch up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2005

I am speaking mostly from the short experience I have had at this school, my son was in a multiage class and after having moved from another state, I tried to aquire help several times from his instructor and the best advice she could give me was to take him out of the school if I was not happy, instead of tackling the issue, she was combative stating I was disrespectful of her time, because I was asking for insight on how to improve and motivate my child who had done so well prior to the move. The overall school I think seems like a nice campus, office staff is kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

My family was relocated to AZ, and prior to relocation I was doing much research on a great school for my child, I found this school to be somewhat of what I was looking for, however in my particular situation, I think the school is great, but our child's instructor doesn't seem to understand the urgency or our request for assistance to ensure a great future at this school for our child. Overall it seems like a nice school with a nice PTA. Hope things work itself out for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2004

I love Mirada. I think the principal Barbara Johnson has done a fabulous job. I am so happy with the staff here. The staff are dedicated to the students. My daughter loves going to school there. She is very attached to her teacher who is a fantastic role model for other teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2003

We have 2 kids at Mirada. My son has been through 2 years of the gifted program and is reading 4 grade levels above. His proficiency at math is excellent. My daughter just finished 1st grade and received excellent 1-on-1 help with her reading and continues to improve on all fronts. Excellent support and involvement at all levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2003

not good for special ed kids... very slow on testing kids with needs.


Posted October 15, 2002

I am one of the families who is on the open enrollment, and my son has been there since kindergarten. I have been very pleased with the learning curriculum, the social environment, the special events that the school has and the opportunity we have to be part of it all.


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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
82%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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 51% 42%
Hispanic 27% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5500 W Galveston Street
Chandler, AZ 85226
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Phone: (480) 783-4000

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