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Maricopa Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 4 students

 

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2011:
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Posted December 14, 2005

I feel that the quality of the entire school is substandard. The primary focus is on math and reading - everyday, all day. My child is in second grade and has only done three art projects, two science projects, and two history projects in an entire semester. They alternate one activity each week doing PE, library, and computers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2004

Neely Traditional Campus in Gilbert is one of the best schools around. The staff all really appear to enjoy their jobs and the children enjoy being there. I would recommend taking the extra step to transport your child to this location for school if you can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

This school district seems to be living in the past and not wanting to grow. I feel that the ciriculum is behind and that the school board is more intrested in money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2004

Discipline seems to be lacking from the administrative level. The school has good academic programs in place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2004

I really like the school. Unfortunately my son's teacher has changed twice in one school year. Of no fault to the school. It is just hard for my son to adjust to so many changes in one year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2004

If you have special needs children this is the place for them to learn and grow. I am blessed with two children with two different special needs. This school has been able to incorporate both disabilitys without separating them from the general popluation of 'normal' children. Thank you Mrs. Done for all of your help and understanding you give everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2003

Discipline on the administrative level needs improvement, but if you can get your kid into Mrs. Sturr's 4th and 5th grade classes, you'll be just fine.


Posted March 30, 2003

I think this school needs a lot of improvement. I don't think some of the teachers here know how to teach.


Posted October 15, 2002

Maricopa Elementary is a well rounded school working with an incredibly diverse population of children and accomplishing some amazing goals! It is a great place for children to attend 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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

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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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
Hispanic 41% 43%
White 35% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11% 5%
Black 9% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 65%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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18150 N Alterra Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139
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Phone: (520) 568-5100

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