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Las Brisas Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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33 reviews of this school


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Posted April 16, 2006

great school! nice change after private school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2006

My daughter went to this school from the 1st thru the 6th grade. She was very happy here. There were lots of things to be involved in, band, chorus and great after school activities. She has excelled in school thru the 12th grade. I believe it is a direct result of her experince in Las Brisas
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

If your kids have an exceptional teacher and are average or slightly-above average, you'll love this school. Gave up trying to get principal to help--sold our house in order to get our kids out of that school. Moved to another district and couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

Great School. Children had to switch schools in the middle of the year and they made it an easy transition. Teachers have been supportive and informative. Parent involvement is encouraged and my children are very happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2005

Two Children @ Las Brisas. The communication that is available between the teachers and the parents is exceptional. They have an open door policy that encourages the parents involvement and active participation. The teachers email us, call us and write to us often. I disagree with the other comments that rated discipline and safety low. Neither of my two children have ever been threatened, observed violence at school or felt unsafe. My children have never brought home one curse word. That is rare in these times. This school is amazingly well adjusted. The children are more apt to perform well under a safe environment. Each teacher is different and that is an excellent thing for my children because they are exposed to many teaching styles. The Teachers still follow the schools agenda. The opportunity lies in increasing Parent involvement. It's not just their job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

From having a wonderful and encouraging Kindergarten teacher the first year. I have been very disappointed in the first grade. I feel academics are not a focus and kids needs more encouragement to strive for more. From one extreme to another, there is no consistency between teachers. Office staff have never been helppful or cordial to me or others. The principal is so in her own world. She has no idea how or what these students are learning. If children need more challenge in the learning, they should be developing it earlier and create more advance placement for children who have the ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

My children have been going to las brisas elementary school for three years now. I have been disappointed at the lack of consistency from one teacher to the other. I will be removing them at the end of this year to put them somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2004

The teachers are superb, they work hard to bring the absolute best out of each and every child. The teachers and staff seem to hold this school together in the phenominal way. Administrative leadership is not what makes this school it is the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2004

I think Las Brisas is a wonderful school. The teachers are terrific and definitly there for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2004

My kids are new to the school this year and have adjusted well. The teaching staff is exceptional and have welcomed my children with open arms. I have been impressed with the parent participation level and activities offered. I am pleased with both the academic and non-academic programming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2003

Very friendly school, both teachers and parents. Not enough is expected from students academically. Way too much 'play' time not enough learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2003

If you can get past the uptight office staff, the teaching staff is top notch! Students are treated with respect. Though a geographical issue, I found a lack of staff/student diversity.


Posted March 27, 2003

Good school for the average student. Some of the teachers are exceptional...some teachers just don't seem to want to be bothered. Diversity is good. Bright children are not challenged as they should be. Too many children per classroom to give the children on either end the time they need. Really nice principal that does the most with what she has to work with. She works hard to create a feeling of community.


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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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

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 65% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

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

  • 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 78% 42%
Hispanic 13% 43%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 2% 5%
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 13%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5805 W. Alameda
Glendale, AZ 85310
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Phone: (623) 445-5000

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