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Hohokam Elementary School

Public | 6-8 | 510 students

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Posted July 5, 2011

Just when I thought things were beginning to turn around for this school and the district they don't ask ms broadley back as the assistant principal. I had the opportunity to meet with her many times this year. She is the only administrator who worked with the community andput on events to showcase the kids work throughout the year. My child got in a lot of trouble. But he always saidms broadley treated him with respect and was fair. She continue as the asistant principal at this school. The community likes her and the kids do too. But again the district doesn't value their great employees and we lost another one that was all about the kids. Maybe the board should start to look at getting rid of the administration at the district office. They do not seem to be making decisions based on what's best for the kids. There is no rhyme or reason to things they are doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2011

I have had the oppurtunity of dealing with every school in the Coolidge School System. I have my own children at West, Hohokam, & the H.S. I have also dealt with Heartland due to my working position. I have to say that Hohokam is by far the most organized school I have ever worked with. Not once have I walked into this school for an appointment and been left dumbfounded. Paperwork was readily available and set to go for our meeting. The principal is pleasant as is the remainder of the staff. I have not had any form of issues or concerns with anyone. I wish the principal could run all the schools because then I would know that my child is well taken care of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

No supervision on playground - child fell on cement - school nurse called and said your child bit her lip and is bleeding - so we went to get her -- discovered MUCH more was wrong - we started to drive her to Gilbert hosp. -- she blacked out -- we called 911 in route who met us -- she had broken her jaw in four places - rushed to trama center - doctors told us the school nurse should have called 911 - should have put her in a neck brace and should have done much more than to tell us she cut her lip -- never send your child here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2010

Hohokam Middle School is a great place for students to learn. We offer students a variety of remediation and enrichment opportunities to increase their academic acheivement. Our 8th graders have the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives (Ag, Spanish, Choir, Band, PE, Computers, and Art), which prepares them for the choices they'll have when choosing classes at the high school. Our athletic teams are amazing as we've won two league championships and are on our way to a 3rd championship with our volleyball team. The front office staff is amazingly helpful and I truly love working there and interacting with all the students- they make going to work fun!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 23, 2010

Hohokam is AMAZING! I am a former employee of the school. I have been very fortunate to work under the best administration possible. Mr. Thompson exemplifies what exactly a principal should be. Due to his expertise, I have to say that I myself have become a better teacher. He expects optimum results from his school, staff, and his students. The years I spent with Hohokam, I worked with the most wonderful teachers out there. We were a family and I say that in every sense of the way, we all got along and held each other to the highest of standards and respect. Although we have all gone our separate ways we are all still Mr. Thompson s Hokokam Bulldogs!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 17, 2010

Hohokam School is now a Middle School for the 2010 - 2011 school year. We provide a wide diverse curriculum for our students. Our elective choices are; Art, PE, Health, Computers, Spanish, Dance, Choir, Band at two levels. Our school is established for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. We have about 30 students in each class. We also have before and after programs that our students get involved with. Our sports teams are in a league with 5 other teams. Our Softball and Baseball teams won the Championship games and our Volleyball and Football teams are going through their seasons now.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 10, 2010

I just want to make one comment. My problem with coolidge school district teachers are that they don't say anything when your child is failing. Until it's time for progress reports. There is no concern whatsoever. I understand that you can check your childs progress. But you would think that a concerned teacher would at least call or send a letter saying i am concerned about your child. He is not turning in any of his homework or that he is really struggling in my class. That would be nice. From a concerned parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

my school is of ok it is the smallest school in coolidge and is K-8. it is a very good school and the best beahaved in coolidge.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2008

The teachers make it happen they are the greatest. Thank you for all you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

I have not seen a harder-working, nicer group of teachers and staff in my life. Our students are top-ranked athletes and make up one of the most active and positive student governments I have ever seen. They work very, very hard at their academics and just as hard on their fun activities. This is a great school with a wonderful staff and terrific kids!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 14, 2007

I also agree that the principal does a great job with any discipline issues at HoHokam School. I have seen the teachers out on duty when I drop off my children, and there are many excellent teachers at HoHoKam such as Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Ervin, and Mr. Marshall. My children have enjoyed their time at HoHoKam. I am pleased with the education my children have received at HoHoKam. Any issues I may have had have been dealt with swiftly and satisfactorily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

I know for a fact as a teacher and parent of Hohokam school that our principal is very much in charge of our school. He is a retired marine sergeant and believe me, disorganization is not in his vocabulary. We have duties starting at 7:15 in the morning with teachers being posted all throughout the school. He walks around to make sure we are where we are supposed to be. We have a no bulling tolerance policy that is enforced. We also have some of the lowest referrals across the board when compared to the other three elementary schools in our district. There is data to support my statement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

This school and the Pricipal are the poorest of quality. Children are incharge and not the staff. Teachers have not done their assigned duties to ensure security.....children with special needs are harassed....The principal does not have the resepect of her staff....students come home with little or no homework and the textbooks are full of profanity, etc. etc. etc.
—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 63% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
48%
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 58% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
55%
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".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • 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
Hispanic 43% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 24% 6%
White 22% 42%
Black 10% 5%
Asian 1% 3%
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 83%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Dance club: Hip-Hop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Cheryl Sullivan
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (520) 723-2203

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Dance club: Hip-Hop
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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800 N. 9th Street
Coolidge, AZ 85228
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Phone: (520) 723-2204

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