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Palominas Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 408 students

 

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Posted August 5, 2014

Excellent School! the teachers are amazing and have a strong will to teach also they do not tolerate bullying all of the students are respectful and the students are always learning something new
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

Multiple teachers have been degrading to the students. Principal does nothing when it is brought to her attention. Teachers are not very responsive to parental concerns over their child's needs. Want to switch your child's class? Not going to happen. Want help with a failing grade? Not going to happen. Find a different school within the district for the best interest of your child. Unless, however, you are there for the preschool program. Those teachers are wonderful and caring. My children once loved going to school, that changed when we moved here, they now loathe it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

I love this school!! The teachers go out of their way to assist students to achieve their potential. I can not say enough about the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

I love this school, and more importantly my child loves! this school and bus drivers


Posted October 8, 2008

I give Palominas big round of Applause. They do great with the students. My child is just going into the 6th grade and from her test scores last year she should do very well this year. Big Big thumbs up for the two best 5th grade teachers. She still talkes about her teachers from last year and how much she learned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

Overall, this school has alot of untapped potential, this year began with a new Principal with a genuine interest in his position of leadership for this school. Some of the faculty has changed as well this year with a positive influence as well. We are happy with this school and so are our children for the most part. We do feel however this school needs to 'rethink' it's disipline 'protocol' they place children face forward to a wall or fence for their punishment during their recess times for any offense whether it be behavior or academic as they(the staff) see fit. We feel that this is rather degrading and ineffective as it is GREATLY overused!! Outside of that, the school would benefit from a art program and facitlities to accomodate their track program rather than in the parent pick up parking lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

When we arrived @ Palominas last year I was concerned that such a small school could adequately met the needs of my then 5th grader & kindergartner. Not only did they met the needs of my children but they surpassed them. The teachers are teaching in a positive & exciting way. They involve the kids in their own education so that they learn much more then they did in Md. The teachers are there before & after school to help the students. I was very impressed that any time I had a concern it was already being addressed & in fact I was able to be involved. The principle (who has now retired) set great standards for the faculty & students to live up to & they all did! Kudos, Palominas Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

I think that Palominas School is an excellent school to send your kids too. i started going to this school in kindergarden, and I stayed there until I graduated(or 'promoted') from 8th grade. The teachers were really caring and really involved with their students. The principal was one of the best principals you'll ever meet. He did what he needed to do, and he was very well respected. He also works with parents very well. Oh and that last parent was talking about how high our test scores are, and they're right. So I think that it would be a wise idea to send your children to this school. I'm in high school right now but I still miss Palominas more than anything. So hopefully this will help you with your decision, and your opinion on this school. Go Pintos!


Posted May 8, 2007

Palominas School is a great school. We moved here from Kyrene School Dist. Palominas spends its funds and energies on the children. Where it should go. The teachers are caring, up to date in their educational techniques, and spend a lot of their own personal time with kids that need extra help. The school principal is the best I have seen in a long time. The children respect him. The kids are thriving here...just look at the test scores. You should send your kids to this school. The children are all encouraged to join all sports (and they all get to participate)and all band levels. There are special needs programs for those children who need extra help. Bravo. Continue the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

The teachers in this school as well as the principal are totally unresponsive to the needs of the children. If you value your childs emotional well being, I would search for another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2006

I have 2 children enrolled at this school, one in 2nd and one in 8th. The teachers here have after school programs to assist my 2nd grader in her reading, they also work with her in the morning before school. My son though smart doesn't like applying himself. The teachers here go out of their way to keep him interested and working. It has been a world of difference enrolling them here from their old schooll which was a DOD school on Post. These educators keep me informed with calls and emails also on what my kids are doing. I am in the Army and with my hours I don't spend as much time as I would like helping my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2002

I feel my children are getting a good education from Palominas Elementary School. The strict discipline and high standards academically are what make this school one of the best schools in the state of Arizona.


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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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

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 65% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%

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 "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • 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 62% 42%
Hispanic 30% 43%
Black 5% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10385 E. Highway 92
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