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Laveen Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 799 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2014

I honestly have to saybthis school was good untill dr.leavy Came and changedd the school. But the interesting story Is that some of the teachers here dont really instructct You well enough for you to understand. And also there is A big problem with disrespect from the techers and as the students Have to go under conduct of S.O.A.R why dont the teachers Have to do this either. It is disapointing that such a great School tearned into a mess after 4 years this school should Learn from there mistakes. And also I have seen techers do favorites With students especially students that are males and miss behave Alot I see teachers buying them McDonald's every other week and If you fix these problems I will be glad as a student too go back too laveen elementary Thank you this school nedds alittle fixing but its a grwat school


Posted January 9, 2014

This is my son's 2nd year at Laveen Elementary School. We have found that the staff is very much involved with after school functions. He has had excellent teachers and the principle makes it a point to get to know both the students and the parents who attend the functions. We LOVE this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2013

This school is great! This is my first year here, I have a 7th grader at Laveen and its such a relive all the posited things my child has to say about his teachers about how they are more caring compare to his previous school. It makes me happy as a parent to see how motivated my child is about his future just because of the way the teachers are teaching. He wont stop talking about what he learn that day in Social Studies and how his Language Arts teacher teaches with a fun attitude and Math is actually fun. I like the Leadership Program that they currently have, it allows my child to be more proactive and become a leader. They have a selections of afterschool activities and clubs that makes it easy as a parent to keep our kids active. I would recommend this school to anyone that is planning on moving to Laveen. Come and check it out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2013

This was the worst school ever!! My child has been out of here for 2 years and he still gets upset over all the issues at this school.. I feel awful I let him go here for two years.. He did like his teacher and had him both years.. The classes are loud not a good learning environment. My child was bullied and ran from two fights I told him to stand up for himself he did and got suspended the bully did not because he had ADHD and that would take paper work for the school before they could punish him and the school didn't have time for that .. But it was okay to change my child's life.. Ugh please look elsewhere..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

This school is by far the worst I have ever dealt with. My son goes there for special education pre-k and and he has regressed in his abilities. He constantly is peeing his pants after school when before this school he had NO accidents ever. He took the bus and they told be he was too cried too much to ride the bus anymore. Ya he's autistic he doesn't like the mean people who ride the bus, but to tell me he can't ride it? B.S! The teachers are nice enough but the the office staff is rude and though the teachers are nice it doesn't seem like they are qualified for teacher a child with special needs. I will be withdrawing my child from this school and I would suggest finding a alternative if you are thinking of bringing your child there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2012

I am nervous after reading all these reviews...... I am relocating from NY and have faced the EXACT issues from the school I am withdrawing my 5yr old from! I am shocked at these reviews ,saddened even because I was hoping for a more docile school environment! I am impressed with the "B" report card grade as the school we are moving from has an "F". I will pray all works out and that my New York mentality can stay tucked away! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2012

This is the most pathetic school I have ever attended! The teachers can't do a thing about the unruly children. Even the "mature" 7th and 8th graders act as though they are five. They teach to the lowest common denominator and just pass on students who obviously need to repeat the grade. My best freind their was expelled for self defense!? They told him he should tell the teachers next time but, what can you do when your cornered by an idiotic, bullying, kid. The teachers try to control the kids but, they can't enforce the rules very well, the sxhool punishment ought to go back to the paddle. Honestly, parents, don't even consider this school, It isn't going to challenge you little Einstein nor will it provide a safe learning environment for your child.


Posted October 18, 2012

My 2 kids just started here about a month ago. My son has come home with blood on his shirt and arm from being punched in the mouth and nooo teacher saw anything. My son has also come home with bruises on his back due to a boy in his class that punched, kicked, slapped and also thew his body on my son while he was down on the ground crying not doing anything to this other boy because of fear that he would get in trouble at school and sent to ISD. When i ask my son did you tell anyone what happend he said the teacher said shhh the 2 times that he had attempted to say something. My daughter has been threatened on the bus by an older boy. My daughter is very friendly so she tried to make conversation with this boy about her loose tooth and he told her do you want me to punch the rest of your teeth out. My daughter is in kinder and my son in the 1st grade they were never subjected to this kind of violence at there previous school. These children at this school act like savages but I blame the parents that are not as involved as they should be. Parents need to show their children love. These children are possibly exibiting the same treatment that they are being given. What a shame
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

According to my kids, teachers and staff are nice but students are unruly. Discipline needs to be enforce.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

My son in special needs and is attending preschool here. I think communication between parent and staff is as good as is can seeing that the teachers are very busy teaching. My son loves going to preschool. However I can say that there needs to better screening when choosing teacher aids in the class. My son had a incident in class ( it was resolved quickly) but the incident would not have happened if they screened better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2012

My kids started at this school last year. They hated every day they were there. The teachers are fine, but the students that go there are disrespectful, you have kindergartners that curse, you have bullying in all grade levels and as one parent said, the kids get in trouble and suspended for defending their selves. The principals seem to think that its ok to have kids threaten to kill the class and let them come right back to school with all of the students.. I do not recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2012

The school is great the teachers and principal and staff are wonderful.... Unfortunately the kids aren't so great. The school's hands are tied with what they can and can't do. The main problem is the parents! Parents need to be more involved, The school and staff is there to Teach your children NOT parent them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

The Preschool here is the best! And, we have been to Kyrene and Chandler. Really exceptional teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

.My son just started this school in 2010 and we thought it was going to be better than M.C. Cash. Boy was I wrong, my son has been suspended about four times this year and it is only October. He is repeatedly being bullied due to lack of supervision, and get suspended for defending himself which is what the assistant principal suggested. I cannot stand this school and am consulting an attorney about the bullying. My son is not getting an education this way
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I have two nieces that have been going to this school for almost 6 months now and they hate it. The teachers seem to be doing a good job with my nieces because their grades have improved greatly. However, they hate going to school because of the problems they face with other students. Overall the kids are violent and disrespectful. I once called to report a problem one of my nieces faced at lunch and the office staff told me 'oh no way that kind of stuff doesn't happen here at this school.' I felt like telling her listen lady it goes on at just about every school. I just wanted to know what they were going to do about it. Needless to say my girls will be going to a different school next year. So three stars for the teaching staff but that's it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

This school is great. The teachers are great as well as office staff. In the past there has been so many bad things being said, but my children have been here all this school year and I've seen so much inprovement in grades as well as attitude. Great job teachers.....5 stars go to you. I have a 1st, 3rd, and 5th grader that love going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

Mu daughter attends preschool at Laveen Elementary. The teachers I have encountered all seem helpful and courteous; however, the office staff is a completely different story. Not only are they rude when I call in, but the seem to have no idea what they are doing. I needed to change my address once, and the office admin lady had me write it down on a sticky note and leave. I called days later and of course the address wasn't changed. One time I also called to speak to my daughter's teacher, and the receptionist didn't even know who I was asking for. Another time the nurse sent home a paper saying my daughter can't come back to school without the proper immunizations; however, I had already given them to her months earlier, she had lost them. The staff is totally disorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

I always have a hard time reaching teachers,emails are not returned in a timely manner,neither are phone calls and the school has great new technology but their system never seems to be updated
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

I have child who is behavior challenged and the staff at the school take the time to work with him and help him not only in education but on being a better student all around. They are so patient and considerate. I am so glad that my son goes to a school that has the wonderful teachers this one dose. And for the first time ever I see a huge improvment in behavior, grades, learning and wanting to learn in my child. Thank you Laveen for caring about my child even though he may not always be the most well behaved student and for not giving up. As a military family my children have been to lots of schools in just a short time and at times find it hard to adjust especially when their father is away to Iraq most of the time so I solute Laveen Elem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

My son went to Laveen for Kinder and 1st grade. He had a wonderful Kinder teacher, Ms. Wilburn, who went out of her way to educate the children despite the low funding. His next year, we were not so fortunate. On my weekly visits to help out the 1st grade teacher, there was constant disorder with kids walking around and talking during instruction, while the teacher did little to nothing to control the situation. My son struggled that year academically. Discipline on the playground was not much better. Regular bullying went unpunished. Needless to say my son did not return for 2nd grade and never will return. Very upsetting and negative experience.
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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
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 "Performing Plus".

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
Hispanic 49% 43%
Black 22% 5%
White 13% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 47%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Joe Roselle
Fax number
  • (602) 237-9134

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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4141 W. McNeil Street
Laveen, AZ 85339
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