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Blue Ridge Elementary School

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Posted October 24, 2005

Blue Ridge Elementary School is wonderful. The teachers and principal are the best we have had. I have no complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

Blue Ridge is a good school with experienced teachers and a friendly office staff. Best in the district.
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Posted January 9, 2004

My children have attended other schools with a variety of principals. The principal really does make a big difference in the environment and Dr. Pullin is a key factor in this school being so incredible. He is visible, open, and he welcomes communication. He encourages and praises his teachers and the teachers are also very positive. He listens to the parents' concerns and his goal is to do all he can to help the parents and students feel comfortable and to be able to succeed.
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Posted April 5, 2003

I feel this is a great school and all the teachers are all real good and friendly and the education is tops at this school.


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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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
73%

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".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "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 61% 42%
Hispanic 25% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 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 57%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1200 W White Mountain Blvd
Lakeside, AZ 85929
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Phone: (928) 368-6126

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