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Mayer Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 336 students

 

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Posted May 1, 2014

Mayer is a very caring community of teachers that work hard to provide students with much more than academics. Students can feel safe and welcomed in this small k-8 school M.G.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

This school works extremely hard at keeping programs that other schools have had to cut due to lack of budget such as P.E. and Music. The teachers are great and really care about the students. My child works with a wonderful speech therapist employed by the school who goes above and beyond her job description. Mayer is a small community where students can receive individual attention they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2013

Mayer Elementary is a small rural school with dedicated teachers, staff, and principal. I would highly recommend the school to new families moving into the area.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 5, 2011

I am a teacher who used to teach at Mayer. Mayer has the best kids and faculty around. The teachers are very dedicated and they have great leadership with Mrs. Leonard. If you are looking for schools in the area I would strongly recommend Mayer Elementary.... Go M Town!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 15, 2010

This is a great school with a great core of teachers who deeply care about kids. My sons class does work that I didnt see until I was in high school! Its fun because he loves teaching me how to do it when he gets home! He has a great teacher who challenges him everyday to be both a better student and a better person. Mayer Rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

I'm a parent and I am involved with this school. The parents that support this staff and faculty actually notice the improvements around this school. I fully trust this school with my three children. They are being challeneged and growing each day academically and socially. The teachers here work very hard to make sure that our children are recieving the best education. As far as communication goes, mine has been great because I am involved in my childrens education. Parental involvement is a big part fo success in school and it seems that most parents around here skip that part and rely 100% on the teachers. That is unfare to them for how hard they work to help our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

This school is the most amazing school ever made. I definitely recommend going to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

I am really pleased with Mayer elementary. My son will be in first grade and my daughter in kindergarten. The principal along with the school board has really made some wonderful improvements over the last year. One of the best being the new four day school week starting this year. That will allow more study time and also more family time which we are all excited about. Over the last year the school has hired some great teachers and completely remodeled the playground. My kids love this school and I recommend it to anyone living within the area. I rate this school 4 out of 5 stars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

There are only a couple of good points about this school, Mrs. Leonard (The Principal) & a handful of the staff! If you have the choice, send your kids else where!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

Communication is very bad at this school. They only have a few good teachers for all the kids. The one great thing they have going for them is the Principal. She really cares about what happens, but she can only do so much. The board is a huge problem. They need to get the priorties straight. The kids should come first and that means all kids not just the ones in sports. My children have been in the scholl for several years and it is not getting any better, and that is why they won't be going back next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

The school had some problems in the past. The new administration has really worked hard to improve everything from morale and teacher quality to facility improvements and student discipline. The school is a much better place to be now and deserves our support. A school is only as good as the parents involved, join the PTO or SITE council and be a part of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

My doughter has been going to Mayer since she was in Kindergarten and she will now be going into 4th grade. I have a had problems every year with the faculty and my daughter has been far advanced compared to the rest of the children in her class every year. The curriculum in no where near what it needs to be. I was learning the things my daughter did in 3rd grade in 1st when I when to school in Phoenix in the 80's. The school is one of the major deciding factors of my husband and I moving out of the area. They also are laying off more teachers the '09/'10 school year when the school is already extremely understaffed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

When i was young I went to school here, now my kids go and I am not pleased at all about it. We moved back here just after school ended last year from texas, where my son was an a,b student. This year his teacher was the worst ever she would constantly yell at the children and degrade them. subsequentially my son ended up failing most of his classes due to her not willing to help the children ( my son not the only one in the class having this problem).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2008

The school has had its issue in the past.. My family moved here 3 yrs. ago. We have seen many things change, many different ways. One thing I can say now with the new principle on board, things have only since changed for the better. She has had a long hard road, with much ahead of her with the children of our community in mind. We are very fortunate to have her to lead our children into the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

Communication between school staff and parents are poor. The classrooms are too full, and the children do not get the attention that is needed for them to succeed. My son has attended 2 years and last year will be his last at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2004

I think there are some great teachers at this school. Unfortunately, there are alot of discrepancies with parents, teachers, and other students. Safety is a large issue also. My son left the school play yard and almost got hit by a car.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Moved to this district two years ago from Tempe. This school is improving with some ongoing construction. Unfinished work presents some hazards to the kids this year. No PTA, and I have seen minimal parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
79%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

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 63% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
34%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

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 "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 42%
Hispanic 15% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (928) 632-9610

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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12568 E. Main Street
Mayer, AZ 86333
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Phone: (928) 642-1000

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