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Heartland Ranch Elementary School

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Posted December 24, 2012

Terrible. My son went here for Kindergarten. I walked into the classroom for meet the teacher night, and everything was labeled around the room. Great for K kids to learn. Except half of them were spelled incorrectly! Ex. calendar was spelled calender, attendance was spelled attendence. How can a teacher get through college without knowing how to spell simple words they use daily? I had him moved to another class, next teacher was almost as bad. My son was more advanced and would get very bored. The teacher called me daily about his behavior. I told her he needed to be challenged, he already knew how to read and spell, the other kids couldn't even recognize letters. Halfway through the year they tested him for the gifted program, except they don't put kids in the gifted program until 2nd grade. He tested gifted in all areas but pointless if they don't change anything. Finally with my insistence they began giving him higher level work, eventually sending him to 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. The teacher remarked how much better his behavior was. All I could think was how much time they wasted that he could have been learning. Pulled him out after K, doing much better in new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

staff is great!They are very accomidating and care.Attitudes are positive and even the students are very good with My special needs child.The office staf are always very helpful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

outstanding .staff is very approachable and they all care.The IEP team addresses all concern.Principal Arroyos is very approachable and will always make the time for me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

I love working here! The students are enthusiastic and ready to learn, the staff is highly qualified and committed to learning, and the administration is very supportive. This is a wonderful and enriching place for your children to be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 22, 2008

This school is very substandard. There are problems with teachers and administrators. Everybody is going in there own direction and it's not the direction to help our children.
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
39%
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

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
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

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
76%
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 50% 43%
White 22% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 17% 5%
Black 8% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

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

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Jessie Arroyos
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (520) 723-2110

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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