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Territorial Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 414 students

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Posted September 29, 2011

I love Territorial, and I'll be sad when my son graduates and leaves the teachers and staff behind. Whenever I visit during school hours, I always see the principal out and about doing something, and she seems to know all of the kids' names. The teachers and staff are very friendly and really do go above and beyond for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

I am far from impressed with this school, Period. They have misplaced my child on five different occasions two of them sending her out to paulden. My child has had her school supplies destroyed on multiple occasions, and all I have ever gotten from the staff is a half sincere apology and excuses as to why the teacher was not paying attention to the class. They never have replaced anything nor even offer to replace said destroyed items which, sorry it might be a little harsh but I feel they should do. It is their job to pay attention. The first year was not bad by any means she liked her teacher and progressed at a good rate. The second year...Yeah not so much and the third year we will have to see but I am not going to hold my breath.Funding issues or not, If parents are asked to help out with school supplies the school should be appreciative and help protect the investment. I think at this current point in time I would rather, If need be see the elementary schools merge and have multiple teachers per class. I was brought up school-wise in classes about the same size (that is keeping the above opinion in mind) with many days having a a secondary/assistant teacher, I aced every year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

I have 4 children that attend Territorial Elementary School, I think they really should really focus on Math! With out proper math skills basic life will be harder for our children. Lets get back to the basics of teaching. I love the office staff, Ms. Lucy and Ms. Jackson they do there job very well and make everyone feel welcome. My family thanks them for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

I have had three children attend TES since it oppened. We have been very pleased with the principal and staff! They are absolutely outstanding! We will probably be moving back to Chino Valley soon and will have two students attending. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

Both of my children have attended TES since it was opened. The teachers are wonderful. They encourage the kids to do their best, and the school has consistently bettered it's report card, upping it's scores each year. The art, music, and PE programs have fabulous teachers which adds to a well rounded program. My daughters love going to school here. My youngest will graduate from 5th grade at the end of the 2005 school year, and we will miss TES being a part of our family. Both children have great memories of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2004

I enjoy this school and its teachers. They are very comforting and knowledgeable. Students participate in many funfilled activities. The teachers really care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2004

I have been very pleased with this school. The principal is very concerned about the kids and all the teachers go the extra mile to help the students learn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2003

I agree with the comments by one parent that had had children in both Del Rio and Territorial. I do think switching principals at the schools would be a good and positive move. I noticed that one comment was made by a teacher, that does not her own children attending Territorial. That is nice to be a loyal employee, but a statement by a parent of children would be more appropriate. Economic factors are so very different in each school. Maybe readjusting the school boundaries would help raise the scores at TES. Something clearly needs to be done. Teachers at both schools are equally experienced and qualified. They need to all work together as a district, and not be catfighting each other as to which is the better school.


Posted May 6, 2003

I have lived in Chino for a long time. Mr. Turley taught some of my children both Math and Science. He is a very knowledgeable educator. He challenged my students while they enjoyed his classes. At Territorial, I appreciate the way he knows about my children's strengths and weaknesses. He makes comments about some achievement they have received when he sees me in the hall. I have never seen a principal care so much about the students. In my opinion Territorial is an excellent school. It has great staff, aides, teachers, and principal.


Posted May 3, 2003

Territorial and Del Rio are engaged in an unpleasant comparison of both schools. The educational philosophies of the principals are very different. This can be a positive thing, but for a small community like Chino, it seems to be tearing apart the town. The two schools have very divergent populations of students. As a parent of former students at both schools, I liked things about them both. The extreme focus on phonics at Del Rio was a bit much. I respected the principal at D.R. much more than the principal at Territorial. Something drastic needs to be done to help Territorial raise their test scores. Perhaps a bold move, such as switching principals to the other school, could prove or disprove which person can produce a school of high achievers in Chino Valley. The focus should be on the good of the children of Chino Valley, and preparing them to be our future leaders, workers, and producers of society, not on which side of the highway they live.


Posted April 30, 2003

I am very satisfied with the principal and with the school. I would not move my children.


Posted April 2, 2003

We moved here from one of the top school districts in the state. I have been nothing but pleased with the quality of education that my children receive at Territorial.


Posted March 28, 2003

Our children are new to this school. We have been very plased with the way they have been handled. They are making good progress in all areas and are happy at the school. The teachers are on top of any problems they may have.


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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
58%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
48%

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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "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 57% 42%
Hispanic 38% 43%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Black 1% 5%
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 10%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Due to high academic reading achievement, Reading First named Territorial one of the top ten schools in the state. (2010)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Carolyn Reeder
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (928) 636-0267

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • archery
Girls sports
  • Volleyball
  • archery

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Student newspaper
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  • Territorial Elementary School implements many different programs to educate each student to their fullest potential. One such program is the “Walk to Read” program. Students are assessed in the grade level reading skills and grouped according to strengths and weaknesses. Students are instructed in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, fluency/accuracy and vocabulary based on similar reading needs/levels. This allows more advanced students in the area of reading to be challenged to their potential as well as giving the struggling students more time and repetition to gain the skills they need. Territorial Elementary does the same program for Math in grades 4 and 5 (Walk to Math). Our advanced students are working to advance their math skills to the next grade level. Our 4th graders work in 4th and 5th grade state standards and our 5th graders work in 5th grade and 6th grade state standards. These programs focus on each student’s needs, individualizing for all students-teaching each student. Many students shine in other areas like drama, computer skills, art, music, dance, sports, science or gardening. Territorial Elementary offers after school clubs to provide our students with additional time to experience as many different opportunities as we can provide. Not only does this allow children to discover their strengths, it also helps to channel their energy and imagination in positive directions. . Students look forward to and enjoy staying for clubs as is evident with an average of 200 students who participate in clubs each week. Because of the high interest, clubs are changing at the end of each grading period so more students will have the opportunity to discover different activities.
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1088 Mahan Lane
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
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Phone: (928) 636-2458

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