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Mabel Padgett Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 860 students

Our school is best known for the integration of technology into the classroom.
 
 

 
 
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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted October 11, 2013

Our kids love their school and so do we. The school has electives for the kids including art, PE, music, library and character education. The teachers are always friendly, even the one's that don't have my kids in their classes. We have had great experiences all around from the front office to the nurse to after school activities with the PTO for family nights. My kids knew who the principal was the first week of school, she is often directing traffic in the parking lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Mabel Padgett has been a great school for son Devin. He has autism and is now age 8. He is not potty trained, but id very intelligent. The special ed teachers, inclusion teachers, and aides are so great. I have actually thought of sending my other son to Mabel Padgett because of the positive environment. There is also a great no bullying program, family functions, and the principal is AMAZING! I must also mention the support staff in the office. They are so helpful and always greet us with a smile. They know my son's name a make a point to acknowledge him every morning coming into school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

Mabel Pagett is received an "A" rating for the AZ Department of Education and the Litchfield District is the #1 elementary district in Maricopa County. My son started there when the school opened 3 years ago and we have had nothing but great experiences with the principal, teacher and other parents. There is a great sense of community within this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2013

My daughter is a Kindergartner at this school and we have had the best experience with the staff. After the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy, the principal at Mabel Padgett worked with local law enforcement to make the school a sub station for the police department to increase police presence at the school. This costs nothing extra to the tax payers and it helps keep the children safe. The teachers are amazing and the school has many different ways for parents to stay involved in their child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2012

I have 2 children who attend this school, and my eldest started the first yr the school was open. We have been very happy here. The teachers are amazing! The Parents are very involved, and the staff communicates well to give parents plenty of opportunities to participate with their children. I love how the principle is visible and out in the parking lot directing traffic almost every day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

I love this school! My children are learning so much and their test scores improve tremendously. The staff is very communicative. Lots of parent involvement! It makes such a difference when so many care. You can tell that the students really love being there too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2012

Since Mabel Padgett opened we have had 3 children attend the school. I love the community feel and the fact that the staff is very caring and involved. The school does a great job at keeping parents informed and giving them chances to be involved before, during, or after school!
—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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

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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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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".
  • This school did not receive a designation in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a designation in 2008-2009.

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
White 50% 42%
Hispanic 27% 42%
Asian 11% 3%
Black 11% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • AZ Dept of Ed. "A" Label (2011)
  • AZ Dept of Ed. "A" Label (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Homeless Youth Connection (2010)
  • St. Mary's Food Bank (2011)
  • PebbleCreek Veterans (2012)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:25 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Principal, Mrs. Gina DeCoste M.Ed
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (623) 536-3421

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Goodyear Police Department Substation
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Drama club
  • National Honor Society
  • Running Club
  • Science club
  • Writing Club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Verrado Middle School
Western Sky Elementary
Millenium High School
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15430 W. Turney Avenue
Goodyear, AZ 85395
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Phone: (623) 547-3200

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