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Superstition Springs Elementary School

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Posted December 14, 2013

Just thought parents would like to know the zip code on this page is in correct it is 85209 not 85009. My daughter has been attending this school for this school year so far and they are really working with her and being very patience. Principal and teachers really are involved with my child learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

My son has been going to Superstition Springs for 3 years it is an excellent school they have reading programs & math program that help the students reach their goals & exceed them. The teachers & staff are wonderful & helpful. The principal is very active & involved in all school events. I love this school. My son has learned so much and is doing excellent in his studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2013

This school will ot even allow you to see a classroom before sending your student there. If they don't let you see a classroom with a scheduled appointment, there is something wrong! They're hiding something! I sent my kids to Noah Webster instead. You can call and schedule a tour wheneve you want! They took us into several classrooms so we could see what the kids would be learning from K-6. They also took us into the different levels of each grade as they are ability grouped! Far better school and the same distance from our house :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

The school is a great school which teaches great foundation skills. There are diligent about testing for weakness adn strengths adn have TONS of programs to fit each childs special needs. I would agree that the level of homework and expectations are higher than other schools. Havign moved from another district into this school, I was taken aback at how much they expect out of thier children here, but that is not a bad thing. It is something that some children struggle with however. The Parent enveolvement is outstanding here, and the teachers are always available, sometime you have to reach out to them, but I have always found them helpful and friendly. The Kids LOVE the principle and talk about him all the time at home. If i had any complaints, it is the amount of homework and the amount of fundraisers this school does.. I would ratehr hand them over a $500 check every year than deal with all the cookie dough/wrapping paper/food/book etc... fundraisers they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2011

I loved going to this school, it was the best school i have ever been to. And also, here i met the girl of my dreams!


Posted July 17, 2011

In my opinion, the quality of this school went down in the last two years. (I myself gave the rating of 5 stars some two years ago... when my child was in the 4th grade.) Over the time, I noticed that the overall AIMS scores of students tends to go down (especially in math) in higher grades. The reason might be that teachers themselves are not so comfortable with the pre-calculus math in the 5th and 6th grades. (Writing and reading are somewhat better, even though the corresponding scores went down too.) Here are the AIMS results for math in 2010: 3rd grade- 76%, 4th grade - 73%; 5th grade - 70%, 6th grade - 64%. This are TERRIBLE results even for the state of Arizona. However, let's not forget that Arizona is one of the weakest states in the nation in terms of education. I had to teach math to my child myself. It's fortunate that I can do that professionally. In order to insure the future success of your child, I strongly suggest every parent to address this problem one way or another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

Our son has been attending this school since kindergarten and now is in the fifth grade. We could not be happier with a school! Great caring teachers and staff. They teach the kids the six pillars of character and homework is reasonable not overwhelming so that students can learn yet still enjoy being a child. We highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I love this school! My son has been in attendance since 2nd grade; he is now in 5th grade. They have a great band program as well as great extracurricular activities. If the school is doing what needs to be done during the day, there is no need for excessive homework. Lots of homework does not make a great school... quite the opposite in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

I do not know what that parent said on page 2 about the school being hard on kids. I went to this school 2 years ago and they where hard on eny children at all. This is a great school and they follow the six pillers of character,respect,honesty,citizinship,responsibility and trustworthy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2007

My son is in the K-prep program and loves it. The teacher is fun and energetic. He is learning so much. He looks forward to going to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

I am so surprised by the negative feedback. This is one of the best schools in the city! The teachers and administrators truely care about the children, they offer wonderful programs and my kids have all benefited greatly from being there! We moved to the Gilbert School District because of it's reputation and we are not at all disappointed! This school deserves all 5 stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

This is the most disappointing school I have ever encountered. The officials that work at this school pretend to take care of problems. They smile to your face just to get you out the door. Don't fall for what this school dishes out. My child has always received A's and B's but since attending Superstition Springs, his grades have fallen dramatically. I do not trust this school At All and will be Very happy when we move from this district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

Very nice, clean, happy teachers, leaves my daughter smiling everyday to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

This is a very good school. My daughter's have been going to this school for 2 years. Tis is a great school! Very qualtiy school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2006

This school is very hard on children. At times almost cruely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

Both my children are Superstition Springs Elementary students,one in 6th and one in 4th. We have been blessed with the best teachers who work hard for the benefit of each child. One of my children has learning disabilities and we are overwhelmed with the support and extra help we have received. This school has done so much, more than we could have dreamed. The entire staff has compassionately given their time to listen, and help find solutions that will help him overcome his difficulties. Not only do we find the school to be great but the parents and students also make this school shine. Our school is like one big family. We all care about everyone. When you find a school that gives as much as ours, it's hard not to want to give back! I am currently the PTSO president and proud of it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

The academics are great however the homework level at grade five is a bit overwhelming to say the least. Our son has very little time between the end of the school day and his bed time to do anything but homework. Music and arts are plentiful but there is no sports program. The level of parent involvement is off the charts. I have never experienced this anywhere we have lived.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

This is a great school with outstanding teachers that really care about our children's education. The ALP program is top notch. I am a parent with two children attending last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2004

We have been very pleased with this school. The teachers are great, community is supportive. The administration has gone through some changes, but a new year and new principal are on the way. We are looking forward to another great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2004

Love the A/R program - it's turned my son into a reading maniac! Wish the Gilbert School District concentrated more on phonics during the early grades. Overall, I've been very pleased with the school- everyone is very friendly and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

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

  • 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 "Highly 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 42%
Hispanic 20% 43%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7125 E. Monterey Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85009
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