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Arroyo School

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Posted January 8, 2014

My kids have been coming here since kinder garden. Was up with there teachers until this school year. My youndest is now getting failing grades he is now in 6th and is currently on a IEP. Too many kids are in a class room, he is not getting the help he needs. He has been on honor roll or principles list these past years until this year. Made complaints and also comments on additional help to teachers and principle with nothing being done. Its sad to know that other teachers agree and stated to move up the ladder if your voice is not being heard!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

Arroyo is THE BEST school I have ever had my son at. They care so much for the kids. Arroyo has the best Principal this school is so blessed to have him. Mr.Lilies is amazing and caring. The school staff is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2011

My son attends Arroyo, do to very hard times w lost almost everything. I was so close to being homless, didnt have money or transportation to get my son to school. The New Principle heard about our situation stepped in and the last few days had came to our new home to take my son to school. In other words education is very important which showed Top Leader As a Principle with True Detication!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

My daughter and nephew have attended Arroyo for the past 5 years and they love it! The teachers are always available to help them out when needed as well as to the parents who may have any concerns. I have attended many assemblies/events and they are well organized. Parents are strongely encouraged to be involved with their children and their education. The principal shows great leadership!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

Mrs. Oliver (kindergarten) and Pat MacArthur (principal) are both amazing woman whom I respect very much. Also I am thankful to have my son at this school. Along with the rest of the teachers and staff this is a great school!! Thanks You Arroyo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

My grandchildren attend Arroyo School and I'm very excited to learn that Arroyo has become a performing plus school!! This was announced on July 29, 2009. With the leadership, teachers, and support staff this was made possible! Great job.


Posted July 21, 2009

arroyo has gone from performing plus to underperforming under the new principals leadership. My daughter complains that the principal is very rude and overbearing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2008

arroyo elementary is a great school. my daughter has been a student there for 5 years great outcome! great teachers and assistants.awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

Arroyo school has improved immensely the past couple years, this I believe is primarily due to a very pro active very involved and highly visible principal. She has a very wonderful relationship with the students and makes a great effort to meet the needs and concerns of parents. If there is a problem she will address it and make all efforts to resolve it. She available more than any other principal I have had experience with and theres been 6 schools. Great Job! Excellent School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

Arroyo has had a much needed facelift. The school has been painted and the grounds cleaned up. With a new highly visible principal this year, things appear to be shaping up! Arroyo has been labeled Performing Plus!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2006

Our experience with Arroyo was somewhat limited as we moved so we went to a new school this year,however my son's experience with Mrs. Grant (2nd grade) and the leadership of the principal were nothing less than outstanding. We were also very impressed with the class size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

The safety level here is a big concern. Gates are always open, visitors don't need to go through office to enter campus. Children are not well supervised. Campus is not well maintained, principal is distant. We left and found a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2006

I was not happy with this school at all. The teachers had too many students in their classes and I didn't care for the leadership of the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

I have three boys, all whom have attended Arroyo Elementary. Each year the programs offered, and the quality of education has gone downhill just a little bit further. This year has been the worst year that my children, and we as parents, have had. Some teachers are fantastic, but it doesn't make up for the lack of interest or professionalism the rest of the staff seems to exhibit. It isn't the worst school by far, but there is certainly room for improvement. I am disappointed that I've felt the need to search for other elementary schools, as I had hoped to send all of my boys to the same school, but at this point it would be a sacrifice to their educations to stay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

My two children have been in Arroyo school for two years now. The first year we loved it, This year has not been so great. The teachers are to picky on things and are as kids put it 'mean'!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

My daughter has attended Arroyo for the last 3 years. The teacher bring expertise, professional and warmth to the school. We moved from a private school and I don't regret it for a moment. The school is very organized, which in turn keeps the parents updated on the educational information for their children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

Both my son and daughter went to this school and we had very positive experiences. The teachers took time to give one-on-one time in developing my kid's skills, whether it was to improve a math grade or help them with a musical instrument.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

This was the first year my child was in this school and I did not like it at all. We came from CA, and this school was far behind for my child, my child teacher is more intrested in teaching good manners than the curriculam. I don't think the children get challenged at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

I moved my daughter to Arroyo from a charter school. She has thrived with the nurturance provided there. Her academics have gone straight up, she's happier, more playful and excited about learning. Words are inadequate to express my delight in Arroyo school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2003

I have been extremely happy with Arroyo. Both my children have attended there and love their teachers!They are both in Project Potential and both on the honor roll/princ. list. Thanks to the loving teachers.


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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
43%

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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • 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
White 45% 42%
Hispanic 44% 43%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 67%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4535 W Cholla
Glendale, AZ 85304
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