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Brinton Elementary School

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Posted May 30, 2012

This year I will have my 3 sons all attending Brinton and I couldn't be more excited. Brinton is very family oriented and has a staff that is top notch. There is a reason their rating is so high. The teachers and principal are very involved with the parents. In fact, I could not ask for better communication between the school and the families. I am so proud to be a Brinton parent!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

My 4th grader has gone to Brinton since Kindergarten. As has my 2nd grader. A few marvelous educators include: Mrs. Kuhn, Mrs. Calise, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Pena, MRS. BERENTER, MRS. MILLER and the P.E. teacher Mrs. Przeor (spelling). The Reading Under the Stars event was wonderful! We also loved the fall carnival...lots of fun activities, but pricey. We especially enjoyed the 10 year celebration and seeing previous principals was so great. As for Dr Estes we have had a couple instances where I disagree w her judgement on a situation, but she has invested a lot of her heart into making the school run smoother. And we only had one fundraiser....yay!!She must be running budget well. Thanks for that! And our PTO is amazing! Mrs. Kempton works so hard, thank you. We love Grandparents Gala, Donuts for Dad and Muffins for Mom. Brinton is special and shows it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

I really loved Brinton. I had children in both Mrs. Calise, and Mrs Pena's classes (kindergarten). I found them to be not only excellent teachers, but kind, communicative, attentive to my childs needs, and invested in my childs success. I had great communication with the office staff, and felt they were very easy to talk to and very informative. One of our favorite events was the pirate themed reading event for the whole family. What a fun night! Even my 4 year old begged to go to school the next day! We also enjoyed the Fall Carnival they had. Our whole family attended and had a great time. The staff was amazing. And the PTO was very well supported. Having moved into the MESA school district from the east coast, I was nervous about full day kindergarten. I wasnt sure my children would be up to it. I will tell you having had both full and half day, my children excelled in the full day program. It was wonderful!! I've read comments about the homework, but disagree. The homework is accomplished in less than 15 min. Why cant a parent spend that kind of time to help/review with their child. And catch up on news directly from the teacher? Horray for Brinton's Kindergarten teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

We had a few issues at the beginning of the year and weren't sure if this was the right school for our child. However, when we expressed our concern over certain things, the principal addressed and solved them immediately. Also, if your child will be attending kindergarten, I would highly recommmend that you request Mrs. Aguayo as their teacher. She is AMAZING! We love her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

Brinton school rushes students through and push too much onto the parents. We send our children to them to learn. If I had wanted to home school them why would I send them to Brinton? They sent endless homework .... far too much. My children would do homework from the time they got home from school until nearly bed time. They often got frustrated and so did I. Then when the frustration becomes overwhelming they want to diagnose a learning disability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

My son and daughter both attend Brinton, they are in the 1st and 3rd grade and have attended no other school. luckily, we were granted a boundary exception (despite the 20 minute drive). I love Brinton and so so they! Mrs. Costa, Mrs. Calise and Mrs. Hall have all been excellent!!! however, it was a HUGE mistake to let Mrs. Costa go this year!! My kids both had her, there is no better K teacher than her! Your staff is awesome. We are excited for the carnival coming up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

This is the 2nd year my son is attending Brinton and I must say this year was against my will. The first year (Kindergarten) I was extremely disappointed in the administration due to various events that transpired. I realize that it was not the school that disappointed me but the teacher....this year is a very different story. Mrs. Calise is an outstanding 1st grade teacher and I couldn't be more pleased. She is very talented and intelligent. She really cares about the student and understands their learning capabilities. She is in tune with her students and that makes a world of difference. My son has made leaps & bounds in his academics because of her style, she firm but loving. Brinton is lucky to have such an amazing teacher on staff. Over all the school has definitely improved with the new administration in place, I'm very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

The 08/09 school year is my childrens first at Brinton. We moved here from Wisconsin over the summer and were very worried about the kids education having had them in what we considered a very good school in WI. Those fears have been put to rest at Brinton. Mr's Elsworth and Mr's Green are wonderful teachers, and the school is well run. Both my children quickly profess Brinton as their favorite when asked to compare it to their WI school. In comparison, as a state WI has better schools then Arizona. I think you would be hard pressed to find a much better school then Brinton. We have seen a noticable difference in the increased difficulty in reading and math, but my kids enjoy school more now than ever and are performing better then they did in WI as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

Our two children have attended Brinton since kindergarten. We have had nothing but great experiences with Brinton. The Principal, the teachers and the entire staff have always been there if any questions have arrived. Our children are now in 3rd and 4th grades and are excelling in all areas. From speach class to orchestra the kids look forward to going each day and learning new things. Kudos to all the staff for all that you do for the entire student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

I absolutely loved Brinton. My child has special needs, the principal Susie Meade and the staff were great, always listened to my concerns to better his education. Unfortunately, we have moved and this school is not so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

We are very happy with the changes that Susie Meade has made. Brinton can only get better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

Principal Dr. Susie Meade, has made an extreme healthy change in atmosphere for this school. She is absolutely a top rated professional with the attitude of pure success for the children. The administrative and teacher staff are all in it for the kids. We've been going to this school for five years and absolutely love it and enjoy the vast improvements since Dr. Susie Meade has been in place. Prior to her we were struggling with the school principal, but never the teachers or the administrative staff. The teachers appear to be even more focused since the new principal. Thanks Principal Dr. Susie Meade and Teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

My son has attending children have attending Brinton for 4 years. I enjoy playing an active role in the PTO and meeting with the principal and teachers. I look forward to the 2007 school year. My kids are excited for school to start.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 22, 2007

Brinton has caring and involved Mesa Public School teachers. The teachers will take the time that is neccessary to explain and enrich the curriculum for each indidividual student. Parents are involved in PTO and in the classroom, as well. Our children are successful due to the teachers AND our involovement in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

I enjoy participating on the PTO, I feel this school is becoming more parent involved, which only leads to great benefits for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

My boys have wonderful teachers who have been very in tune with their individual needs. The staff has always been great when I have had question or concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2003

Our daughter has been attending Brinton since it opened. We have been very pleased. Both teacher and principle have addressed any concerns we might have immediately. When I go visit I feel like the doors are open for me. Academically our daughter is doing wonderful. We are firm believers that education does not stop at school but continues at home.


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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • 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 59% 42%
Hispanic 29% 43%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 1% 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 57%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11455 E.Sunland Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85208
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