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Smoketree Elementary School

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Posted November 23, 2013

This is a no child left behind school, meaning that they teach from the bottom up. If your kid is smart then you will have to do work at home to stay ahead of good school. The work they give is below average to an average student. The administration and faculty is 98 percent women and it is like a girls club there. One of those it takes a village type of schools. If you are a male be ready for some rude treatment. The Principal will not want to hear your side of anything. Current Parent looking for another school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

This is a fantastic school! My son is now in middle school but, he went there for most of his K-6 years of schooling, but along the way had to try out some other options and we definitely know this is a stand out school in the area. My daughter also started at Smoketree and is now in first grade. I have always had the most dedicated teachers there and really admire the principal and the way she runs her school! If there was one thing they were to work on I would say the classrooms could be a little more welcoming to the parents and let us be a little more involved, but I do understand it is somewhat a preference of the teacher. Overall a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2012

I am currently an employee at Smoketree Elementary School. Over the years I have seen staff members grow professionally and collaborate with a focus on making improvements for what is best for students. We are on a path to provide collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity skills for our students, so they are prepared with 21st century skills and a global economy. Our goal is to partner with our parents to make this a reality!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 8, 2009

As a former teacher who taught at Smoketree, I have to disagree with your critique of the principal. Connie Hogard's priorities are the children, the parents, and last the teachers. That alone should indicate that she puts more value in appeasing the parents of her students than being a ally to her teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 3, 2009

Worst School I have ever seen. Pulled our child out the first 10 minutes this morning. The staff could care less about a child's education. absolutely disorganized and pathetic. Even the receptionist was snide and unhelpful Seriously thinking about leaving LHC altogether, If you have young children, move to Lake Havasu City at your own risk.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

Excellent! a special thanks to Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Mahan, Mr. Skates, Mr. Erdman and, especially to Mrs. Hogard for everything that they have done for us
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

poorly staffed, espically the recess aides. Lack of education and diversity. Teachers really need an aide for correcting papers and hlep out students who are lacking other students behind. Principal very asympathetic to situation. Plays her power as a principal and does not support the parents. Student / teacher ratio too large 30-33 students to 1 teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2006

This school is very good. There are specialists for art, physical education and music, homework clubs and tutoring to help students who are struggling, and teachers who care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

Smoketree School is great!! My son is in Kindefgarden and his teacher is really great and he's learned awhole lot there, even for just going two hours a day. GREAT SCHOOL! I belive Smoketree is number one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2005

Smoke tree has a lot of room for inprovement under the right hands. It has under went alot of change in the last year and is still in the growing stages with the right gidence it will be a wonderfull school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2004

I have my Child in Mrs Newbanks class and she is great. My child loves her to death. Mrs. Newbanks really really cares for her students. Mrs. Newbanks get a A+. I wish all the teachers were like her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2003

Smoketree Elementary is a wonderful school with a very sincere, involved principal. The teaching staff is knowledegable, dedicated and commited to the success of their students.


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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

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n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

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".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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 68% 42%
Hispanic 28% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 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 65%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2395 Smoketree Ave
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
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