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Marjorie W Estes Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 838 students

 

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Posted August 13, 2012

Estes is a great school that really has the kids success at the top of their list. My kids have enjoyed their time at Estes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

i have two children in this school. Overall the teachers rock. My daughter had a little bullying issue also and the principal was not great at following through but the assistant principal took care of things. overall ive been very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

I have five kids in this school, up until this year I would have to rate it a 1 out of 5. I have struggled with principals, and teachers regarding my children being bullied as well as extra attention for my child with ADHD. I have finally gotten the help I've been seeking for the last 5 years from the new assistant principal. She is a god-send, she has paved a way for my children to get the extra help they need and are legally required (IDEA Act) to recieve.
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Posted May 27, 2008

My daughter just completed her first year (Kinder). I was pleased with the fact that they give a lot of homework off the bat for Kinder. Perhaps they do this in other schools, but this is my 1st child in school. I'm amazed at how well she learned to read and write considering she had never been in pre-school. Over all, I would say the school gets an 8 out of 10 for me!
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Posted December 20, 2007

I have substitute taught at this school many times. As a substitute, you really get an insiders perspective and I love this school. It is well cared for has a great sense of community. - cathy


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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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
80%
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 "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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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 55% 42%
Hispanic 35% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Black 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 51%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11279 W. Grier Road
Suite 100
Marana, AZ 85653
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Phone: (520) 682-4749

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