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Roadrunner Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 471 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2014

My sons' teachers were always supportive and receptive to having me volunteer in their classrooms. The problem was that so few parents seemed available to help while following acceptable behaviors all the time. A parent should not bring their younger children to the school while they are there to volunteer. It disrupts the learning in the classroom. When I was unable to volunteer in the classroom teachers were happy to send work home for me to help with. The school has so many family nights throughout the school year that it really is up to the families just how involved they would like to be in the Roadrunner community. We attended math night, reading night, the birthday celebration, book fairs, graduation, Kind Kids celebrations, and many other activities that were available to families. The Roadrunner staff members are welcoming and helpful whenever I go into the school. I am happy to send my children to Roadrunner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2014

The people whom work there DO NOT allow you to become involved with your childs Education and like to LIE TO PARENTS! Know and understand your right as a parent to become more involved with your childs Educational Needs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

Great School!!! My daughter attended from 2nd thru 6th grade and now my son is in Kinder there. The staff is great. The principal and her staff are wonderfull. The school has been completely re done in the last year. It looks brand new. Plus they are putting all new technology into each classroom. My kids loved this school and the staff as well. That tells you something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2011

This school is a mess. Teachers are not supported and many yell. The yelling is destructive to the students' sense of worth and ability. I know too many kids who come home defeated from this school. I immediately pulled one when I realized the severity of the situation there. The general aids yell as well and bullying is not dealt with on the playground. There are some really great teachers, but unfortunately they are a minority. I would not recommended this school. Hopefully they get some help and guidance! The kids there have great potential which is not being reached!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

The teachers here are awesome! My son was having a difficult time turning in homework and completing assignments at the beginning of the year and his grades were suffering as a result. The 6th grade teachers sat down with us and made several recommendations to help him. After reading a great book they gave my son and I (The Organized Student), he was able to find a way of organizing his work that worked best for him. He has brought all of his grades up and knows exactly where to find everything he needs. Thanks ladies!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

The teachers are generally dedicated, but inconsistency in discipline continues to be a problem in most grades. My kids have been in this school for years and this latest principal is obviously dedicated but not very effective at pulling the staff together and getting the district to allocate the resources it needs. This school needs a major overhaul in both staff (starting with the principal) and equipment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

Teachers care about the kids and their community. My son is enjoys the school. I wish the classrooms had more computers and training aids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

My child loves this school and is excited to go each morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

This school caters mostly to the teachers and the advancement of their careers rather than to the students. They begin class everyday at 9:00am because the teachers can't get there before then. This forces many kids into Before School Care as most parents have to be to work by 8:00am. They dismiss every Friday at 1:00pm so that the teachers have work time. I have lost count of the times that my kids have come home and told me that they had a substitute because their regular teacher was at a meeting, conference or on vacation. Teacher conferences and parent meetings are scheduled at the convenience of the teachers, not the parents. While spending time in the classrooms, I found that the teachers are inconsistent with discipline and some don't have control of their classrooms because of this. This is not a school which places priority on the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2003

A new principal was hired at Roadrunner last year. Things started going backwards. This present year, at least 15 staff member left Roadrunner and switched to other schools. This is a bad sign. Top programs have all new teachers and the programs has disintegrated in quality. At parent conferences, teachers told my husband and me that things are not going well. I have a 4th and 6th grader, and we are thinking of transporting our two to another school in this district. It would be worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2003

I have a son who is in third grade this year (2003). He is in Title Reading and I had to take him to Sylvan Learning Center to get the help that he needed in Reading that he was not getting in school. This year he has done much better. I am much happier with our new principal Mrs Mauldin, I see great improvements in parent communication and the principal willingness to listen to the teachers as well as the parents and students. Overall I see changes the Roadrunner needed, they are slow but they are happening.


Posted March 28, 2003

My daughter is in Pride and I have noticed a great deal of improvement in her reading skills. This was an area where she was having a great deal of trouble.


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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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
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
White 57% 42%
Hispanic 35% 43%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 80%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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16651 W. Calle Carmela
Marana, AZ 85653
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