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Glenn F Burton School

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Posted November 13, 2013

My kids have been going to this school for years however the last 3 years have gone down hill. The bullying is bad and have had the same answer kids will be kids. The awards are just photo copied papers. It seems the principle is more in it for her gain not the students best intrests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2013

worst school ever!! Kids hardly ever have homework. No study guides. I have no idea what my kid is learning because work is not send home. Teachers dont pay attention to kids needs. Worst of all, there is a lot of bullying in this school and teachers and/or staff dont do anything about it!!! They're answer to every problem is "well, kids are going to be kids no matter what we tell them" which is nothing. Principal is no help!! So taking my daughter out of this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2011

This school is the best in education, respect, and has no bullying situations. Bullys do not exist there,the teachers are very award. I have the experience of 14 years of education, and the best has been in the las 7 years. We identify the kids by there uniforms, and doing a good job. This new superintendent is doing a fantastic job. Congratulations to the teachers, superintendent, and prinicipal for the achivements of the students its the best, #1,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

The great achievement of my kids I owe to the good secretaries, teachers and strict principal Mrs. Northcott. Thank you for your support, for all the kids in this school. I have 5 going there. Mrs. Northcott, you are doing a great job! The achievements we owe to you. We only need 1 point to be exceeding, I hope we make it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

I am an honors student at High School and I have accomplished many success things. It is the begining of my great career and i owe it to Mrs. Northcott and Mr. Scudder. They always gave me support. And my good secretary Mrs. Ramos. This is just to tell them thanks for making me a good person.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

I love this school it is wonderful all though it could do better
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2007

I was not to happy with the school last year. I also felt we were not given enogh notice when the children had activities going on. As a parent we work, and just can't call in the next day so we can be with are kids. The front office needs to be more on top of things and send notices out at lease a week or so before the activities take place so we may be there for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

The kids education was great. The other hand I barely received notices to be involved with the children were sent out at the last minute. I was disappointed when I found out that the kindergarden class did not receive a little graduation with a cap and gown. I did not get an answer to why the school doesn't do that. And the sports, when the kids first started playing softball in the hot sun, there was no water for them. This kind of stuff counts. I loved that my son was learning first grade stuff in kindergarden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2007

I agree that Burton is a great school. My student has been there 2 years already. The teachers really push the students, unfortunately there are just too many parents that simply view it as a drop off or babysitting clinic. this leads to many students underperforming, They have a great school rating for NCLB.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

I think that Burton has the childrens best interest in mind all of the time. My child has had a few issues with behavior and thanks to Principal Scudder and his teachers his behavior has improved greatly. Mr Scudder takes time to talk to my son one on one and gives him individual attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

My children seem to under-perform compared to other children I know. The bullying situation at Burton is chronic and out of control with no relief in sight. Too many under-priveledged children with parents who don't care. I am looking for alternative education for my children! The principal is awesome, but unfortunately is not a miracle worker and a miracle is what is needed for this neighborhood!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
25%

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 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
51%
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 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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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
Hispanic 77% 43%
Black 9% 5%
White 8% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 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 98%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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