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Chaparral Elementary School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 1 student

 
 

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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 1, 2014

Great community school. We've loved our kindergarten and first grade experience and are looking forward to our younger children attending as well. Teachers care about their students and the principal is a big presence on campus. The front office is inviting and knows our family. Students are recognized and there is a positive vibe at this school. 'A' rated school with a focus on the whole child. Excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

We love this school! We transferred our 1st grader here after we tried a private school for the first 2 months of the school year. We have a great teacher that challenges our son appropriately and teaches through great lessons! Everyone was so wonderful in helping to make this an easy transition for our son. The front office is also wonderful. I don't go in the office much but everyone knows us by name and they are always friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My daughter is in 1st grade and I have been very happy with Chaparral so far. She had a wonderful teacher in kinder that was willing to go out of her way to challenge my daughter. I look forward to my son starting at Chaparral next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

The teachers are dedicated to their students and the parents! There is a reason they are an "A-rated" school. From the top down, the school shines. I won't move out of the area because my kids deserve to be at the best and that is where they are!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2012

I have two children that went to Chaparral and my son loves the school and my daughter 'Kind of' liked the school! My daughter says that the teachers didn't discipline very well and their flow wasn't all that great. She says that the teachers were kind of crazy, but my son ... LOVES HIS SCHOOL! He thinks that his sister is crazy! One of the craziest teachers (per my daughter) was also one of the teachers she learned the most from ... go figure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2012

Great school. My son also transferred after winter break from a nearby Higley school and has had nothing but a great experience with the students and staff. Just minutes away from another school in the district but a world of difference in the students, staff, teaching philosphy and partnership with parents. I still think K-8 is ridiculous, Jr. High should be in a seperate school all together but if you're stuck in the area recommend this schol.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

My son transferred here mid semester this fall in 8th grade. I have been so happy with the level of support and help we received making that transition at such a hard age. The teacher, administration and support staff are happy to be there. Great community spirit and it shows!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2011

My kids have been at Chaparral since it has opened. It gets better every year. We love it. I couldn't be more happy with the education my children are getting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

I went to this school in 8th grade and I loved it! I went the year drama free probably because of the friends I made. The teachers were very nice and I enjoyed learning there!


Posted May 27, 2009

My kids just finished year 2 at Chaparral Elementary and have been there since it opened in 2007. The first year was a bit rough, as it often is for a first year, but the staff has really worked though the issues and this year was phenomenal. I attend PTO meetings and The Principal, Mrs. Edgar is dedicated and seems to really listen and respond to parents' concerns. I volunteer in both my kids' classrooms regularly and have come to know many of the teachers and staff this way and I couldn't be more impressed. There are lots of community events (Fall Festival, Muffins with Mom, Doughnuts with Dad, Sock Hop, etc...) that are fun for the whole family and give the opportunity for the staff to have fun with the students as well. Higley school district is definitely having 'growing pains,' but Chaparral is a bright spot in the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

We just moved to CA and I have to say I miss Chaparral Elementary already. My Kindergartner had Mrs Pallon, and what an amazing teacher she is. We will never forget her wonderful example and dedication to her class. Thanks Mrs Pallon and all the staff at Chaparral!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

I love the school! Great staff, parents and students. I would not use this as a forum to talk about others and use their names..how sad. I think all the office staff and teachers are doing a wonderful job. Some are busier than others and focused on getting their jobs done; nothing wrong with that. Great school with excellent staff and families! some have much more work that
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

This school is wonderful. My daughter is now in 2nd grade and came from a school with the 2nd highest test scores in the state in the middle of last year. She is still being challenged and absolutely loves it at Chaparral. Shannon is absolutely fabulous. There is another front office staff by the name of Jennifer that does the attendance. She isn't quite as warm and fuzzy as Shannon but still very nice. Anyway, I am a former teacher so I'm pretty particular about schools. I would love to see more veteran teachers there but this is only the 2nd year they've been open and I think they're doing a fabulous job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

Staff is great, even though most of them seem very young. They seem to truly care about the students. Front desk is very friendly (her name is Shannon by the way.) My kids love it there and have made many good friends. Students seem to like the school and take pride in it. I'm glad my kids go there and I would recommend it to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

The the office people are fabulous, the receptionst's name is not Jennifer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

I disagree regarding Jennifer the receptionist. She always has many people needing things from her asap and does her best to get everyone in and out of the office quickly. She address students as well as parents by their names which makes everyone feel important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

We have a son in 2nd grade in this school and we were so disappointed by the academic areas. The spelling words that were given to 2nd graders are too easy, its like they're going back to kindergarten..example like the, two,too, you...even the word 'is' or 'I', 'me', he, be....soooo easy..,the students are not challenged. They should give spelling words that are common words like numerical, sentences, etc..my son used to go to a charter school in 1st grade in Phoenix and their spelling words there are difficult, like december, captain, vocabulary,sentences...and theyre only in 1st grade...another problem is the math is still in addition and subtraction, they should be in multiplication and division/fractions by now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

To many 'new' just graduated teachers! Getting better each day! Front desk receptionist Jennifer could be more friendly and personable. Seems very unorganized.
—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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly 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 70% 42%
Hispanic 17% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
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 23%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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