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Patterson Elementary School

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Posted March 7, 2014

This school continues to be excellent with a new principal that fosters the traditions of Patterson. Strong grade levels and amazing support staff keep the culture of caring and high expectations in academics consistent. My kids have attended from Preschool and each grade has positively impacted them. All staff interacted with them so I don't need to single out anyone. They are all amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2014

We transferred to Patterson from a private Christian school two years ago. More than test scores, I was looking for a family atmosphere with friendly faces and great teachers that would challenge my kids. You get all of this, plus great test scores and a A+ rating at Patterson! There is great parent involvement, lots of fun activities, a very active PTA, and a loving staff that feels like family. My kids ages 7 and 10 have learned so much and have flourished in all areas at this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

We are new to Gilbert public schools and Patterson Elem. I was apprehensive at first uncertain how the kids would do with another new school. I am thrilled to say that both of my kids (11 & 8) are doing excellent in Patterson! They have never done so well EVER in school. The teachers and staff are fantastic! Love, love, love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

This will be our 4th year at Patterson and we are very happy! The teachers truly seem to enjoy their work and there is a lot of parental involvement. Our oldest kids went to Neely traditional and had a great experience under the old principals, Nance and Blanchard. But we noticed a change under the current principal (Chilton), that was very disappointing to say the least. Principal Nance was the best and when she left the school started going downhill. We did our research and fell in love with Patterson. Their ALP teacher is outstanding, and all of the students seem to get along and love their school. We don't regret our move one bit. It's no wonder that over 40% of the students are from out of the boundary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2013

This school is on the top 3 schools in the Gilbert Public School District. They have prove in excellence in education. I used to be in resource , but the school tutoring system got me to advance class. That's how good they were. The teachers will never give up. Every day the would say the most important words that made the school the highest, Trustworthiness , Respect , Responsibility , Fairness , Caring , and Citizenship. I say your child will get the best head start at this school.


Posted January 25, 2011

I attended this school when I was younger. I flourished w/ the help of the programs put in place as well as the teachers, staff & principal himself. I expressed what I wanted to learn more of. They came up with acitivities so I was not only learning the basics but exploring options for my future. They said, 'One day you are going to be a writer', and here I am today with a writing career- I credit them. If you are looking for a school that will offer your child tons of career options in a fulfilling and fun way starting young, and a school that has staff who are very active and caring within the education during the day, I would definitely suggest trying out this school. You won't regret it!


Posted July 27, 2010

My daughter attended Patterson for her kindergarten year and will be returning for the rest of her elementary school experience. We live in another town and are more than happy to make the 20 min. drive there and back everyday. The principal~there are not enough kind words to describe this man. He knows all children by name, he even remembers their birthdays and has lunch visits with "star" of the week students. The teachers are more than amazing. There are simply not enough words in the English language for me to describe the joy and love there. My son will also attend this school when he is old enough. Best elementary school in the entire state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

When we found this school, we found a great fit! It's like one big happy family. The principle is awesome, he genuinely cares about each and every student. The teachers are excellent too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

Patterson is Awesome! I have had five children attend Patterson since 1992. Amazing teachers, phenomenal principal and friendly staff. Are oldest daughter is going to be a student teacher next year to finish her ASU degree - she is hoping to be at Patterson for that experience. ALP program is wonderful, with dedicated staff. Go Panthers!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

EVERYTHING!!! The principal is phenomenal, the teachers we have had are dedicated, caring professionals. We love the school environment which promotes learning and development of character in our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Patterson Elementary is awesome!! The teachers, the education, and staff is incredible!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

The Principal, Mr 'C' is the most hands on Principal I have ever seen. He knows each child by name..knows their interests etc. His staff is caring and personal. Mnay of them have been teachers at Patterson for 20+ years. Every student is challenged and well taken care of. By far the best school I have ever had the pleasure dealing with!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

It is more like a family than a school. The environment is one of compassion, caring and striving to be the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

It has a family atmosphere and the students are taught the six pillars of character which they model each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Patterson School has always been a great learning experience for my grandson.


Posted May 12, 2010

Patterson is a great school because, in the middle of the city, it still has the community feel of a small town school. The principal is terrific and the teachers and staff are superb. We love Patterson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Our principal is the absolute best and the teachers are top notch. We love Patterson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I have been a member of the Patterson Community for over 11 years, and I love the way my family feels a part of the 'Patterson' family! The staff is incredible at helping and challenging my children, and it is done with such caring and compassion. The Principal is FANTASTIC and does a wonderful job! There is no better school in the Gilbert District or in the whole state for that matter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Patterson has been a part of our family for 18 years. Teaching is done with guidance, motivation and individuality. Every student is important and their needs our met with teachers challenging them to reach their potential. Their is a great sense of community on campus and you feel it each and every day. Mr. C. sets the example for everyone to exhibit the Six Pillars of Character by doing so himself. Patterson is definitely a school where students realize their dreams can come true!


Posted May 12, 2010

My daughter found this wonderful school for my Grandkids and I feel it meets all their challenges and fulfills their potential. I also think all the other great activities they sponsor is a good way of making the whole family feel involved. I think Mr. C, the principal, is one in a million and is the Best of the Best. The teachers and staff do a great job. I feel my daugher could not have found a better school for her children.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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79%

2011

 
 
87%

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77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
80%

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67%

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84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

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 63% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

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The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 42%
Hispanic 19% 42%
Black 5% 5%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1211 E. Guadalupe Road
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