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Havasupai Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 386 students

 

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Posted September 14, 2014

My children go to this school and I think it is very underrated. They were there as well during the 2013-2014 school year and I had no problem with the homework. I have a 2nd grader and a 6th grader and their homework was adequate for their grade levels. During the 2013-2014 school year this school received an A from the state based on their academics. They placed 2nd in the district and the 5th grade math class got the highest math scores in the district. I don't think that is bad education. I'm a very involved parent and know the ins and outs of this school and several others in town, I think they are doing a great job! We LOVE our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2014

These two reviews are the same two that have been here for the last two years. We were here from 2013-14 caring for an ill parent, and I agree that this school is not properly rated. It is very overrated!! Not underrated like the previous two reveiws. Do not enroll your child in this school, if you want them prepared for the future. Hindsight is 20/20! Parents you must research extensively prior to enrolling...just don't take my word for it or reveiws for that matter. We're shocked at the vast difference in the quality of education. For example, homework is 1 page a day at most. My child is unchallenged and bored.They do not push for excellence; however,we do. The state of Arizona is in the top 10 worse schools on national school ratings list. There is no improving this school for me..see for yourself. Research! This year was an eye opener for us. A school rating of 6 is a 6 for a reason. Parent to parent heed my words. I have nothing to loose. Arizonans "you can't see the forest for the trees". Coming in out of state "it's crystal clear"! Thank God all was well mid-year, so I was able to home school in conjunction! Research, then research some more. I can't stress this enough!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2012

I agree that this school is very underrated. It is true that there are many ELL students, many students in the low SES range, and large class sizes. These factors are challenging and can contribute to lower overall test outcomes. In my experience, the principal, teachers, and staff are very kind and open to parent involvement. Teachers are able to utilize modern technology in the classroom and provide students with an overall positive learning experience. My children have attended Havasupai from kindergarten through 6th grade and have consistently performed in the exceeds range on their AIMS tests. With very few exceptions, my children and I have liked and appreciated all their teachers. A few years ago, the school implemented a program for the 5th and 6th graders that better prepares them for middle school by having them rotate to different teachers for each subject. It gives students greater responsibility and control over their education. Additionally, it allows higher level students to be challenged more, while lower performing students were provided with needed help. Overall, Havasupai is absolutely a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

This school is very under rated. My children and I have had a very positive experience. I have found the teachers and the staff to be caring, fair and involved.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
62%

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 63% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
56%

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 53% 42%
Hispanic 42% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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880 Cashmere Dr
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404
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