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Lura Kinsey Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 3 students

 

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Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014

My child has been attending this school for three and a half weeks now and she has been bullied non stop from day one by two problem children. I have already sent a letter to the teacher about this so that she could address this with the children's names. My child has been kicked, hit, pushed, called names, and the teachers and principal do nothing. Just yesterday one of the problem children threw bricks at my child and her friend's heads. I was not called nor informed of this until she got off the bus with a sticky note to her telling me it was an "accident" and an ice pack on her head. I am going to voice my frustrations at them today and I will be possibly looking to get my child transfered out of this school. I will not have my child put in danger because they refuse to handle that level of bullying from five year olds. I highly suggest NOT having your children attend this school unless you like them to be bullied and not cared for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

I wouldn't say this is "the worst" school ever. Parents need to take more responsibility for their children's education and NOT depend on the government system of education. I am not suggesting home education however I do feel that is the best. My two children attend Kinsey and needless to say I was worried about the low rating. However, as a parent it is my job to spend time with my kids and teach them as well and NOT depend on the school system to do it for me. I believe you can still be positive and inspiring to your own children by stimulating their minds within the "home" sector, send them a low rated school and STILL achieve positive results. Parents MUST BE PROACTIVE. Parents, please, do your homework and ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS. Read about the "Common Core" that is being implemented into the school system. This is a federally funded program and it is a stepping stone off of "No Child Left Behind." Listen to me......there is no such thing as "one size fits all" in education. Either home educate OR be a proactive parent by asking questions AND educating your own-self. With that BOTH parties will be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

WORST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!!!!NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN OR RE-STAFFED DESPERATELY AND IMMEDIATELY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT EVER SEND YOUR KIDS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..YOUR BETTER OFF HOME SCHOOLING YOUR KIDS YOUR SELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted May 16, 2013

NEVER IN MY LIFE WILL I SEND MY KIDS HERE AGAIN!!!!!!!! BULLYING PROBLEMS AND NOBODY WILL DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT ITS REALLY SAD TO KNOW THIS ABOUT A SCHOOL..SCHOOLS ARE SUPPOSE SAFE ZONE ANTI BULLY ZONES REALLY SAD THEY WONT TAKE CARE OF THIS PROBLEM
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2012

After South Beaver Elementary shut down, my son was automatically placed into this school the following year. At first I didn't mind the school so much. His teacher was wonderful and he seemed to be doing alright. A situation occurred between him and some other students that involved being bullied, and it escalated far worse than it should have due to the staff not understanding how to handle it properly. It seemed my family was the only one contacted, as the other families involved didn't speak very much english. The staff even admit they weren't intent on contacting the other family by making jokes about hiring a translator (none of them speak spanish). I had to resolve the situation myself by approaching the families on my. Own and communicating with them as best I could, which the school wouldn't even do. Later on I was contacted several more times by the counselor. Everything this woman ever had to say to me was rude and condescending. She pushed her morals on my son and put ideas into his head (which she outright admit she did without much remorse). Any issues he had that year seemed to escalate after seeing her. My son will not attend this school another year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

The staff is amazing and my kids have wonderful friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

all kids went there and it's a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

We have been affiliated with Kinsey School since January of 2007. Our family moved from Phoenix to Flagstaff. As a 'worried' parent, I checked websites & phoned the school before we arrived to find out all I could about Kinsey. The principal spoke with me for 45 minutes. She told me about the teachers' & their dedication to a diverse population of children. I shared with her info about my son & asked for pointers to make his transition easier. She gave me tips, offering her personal phone number so we could arrange for a private tour of the shool during winter break-when we would be moving. My son had about six weeks of 'feeling' the transition. Then, often said he felt he had been at Kinsey all of his life. Downside has been FUSD gifted program. Services not started until December & only twice a month.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2005

This elementary school has a positive atmosphere for your child. Our child is very advanced, and while the school had a difficult time providing him with an enriching education, his teacher was superb. Multiculturalism and community outreach are a strong part of the curriculum at Kinsey. The principal is very nice and makes himself available for support. Mrs. Roberts (1st grade) is highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2004

My twins attended Kinsey school one year and loved it! The school is a wonderfully diverse school. It is right by the University and has student teachers that come in for their internships. The curriculum was good with a good balance of arts and academics. The teachers and staff really cared about the kids. We hated to leave but had to relocate due to job changes. Kinsey really celebrated the cultural differences of the students. Exceptional school all around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2004

Kinsey is a great school! My twin daughters attended there and were very happy with their teachers. I love the diversity of the school and their attention to that diversity by the teachers. All children are treated very well and the one-on-one was very helpful to my dyslexic daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2003

I have a child who tested as 'gifted' in third grade. The TAG Program is minimal at best; one teacher is in charge of all Talented and Gifted Cirriculum plus his normal reading class...my daughter is not getting the stimulation she needs, although staff is trying hard to accomodate, a lack of funding makes providing TAG kids with appropriate stimulation and lessons impossible. I am, though, very impressed with the teachers my daugter has had since Kindergarten, and how they immediately noticed her need for testing and special classes due to her accelerated learning abilities...and all of her teachers have been wonderful people!!! :) Parents NEED to get more involved!!! Most PTO meetings have less than 6 parents!!!


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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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

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 63% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
43%

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 "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • 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
American Indian/Alaska Native 39% 5%
Hispanic 29% 43%
White 23% 42%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 65%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1601 S. Lonetree Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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