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Entz Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

The school was quick to give my child an I.E.P. but quick to remove a service instead of reducing. I have been trying for a year and a half to get the service back. The teachers are good at giving my child extra help so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

Sorry to say this school is not what I expected. My child's teacher was below par, and my child now hates school because of this teacher. I am very disappointed in the way my child's education was handled and hope that the school pays closer attention to children that are not in the top 10 in the class. Outside of my childs class, I did like the school. They were helpful and nice, other teachers were friendly and smiling. I think we were given a dud.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

My oldest son who's now in 3rd grade has been there since kindergarten and my youngest who started Kindergarten Aug 2011 love the school. The principal is always visible, the staff is very nice, and teachers go out of there way to help a child with anything. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this school. They really care about the education your child receives. LOVE THIS SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

I absolutely love my older son's teacher and can not say enough good things about her. Both my sons are doing well and mostly love this school. Be aware that there is a bullying problem at this school though. Each time, even though the school was informed, they did not inform the parents. We had to learn about it from our sons then go ask the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2010

This school was awarded the Blue Ribbon. I can't say enough GREAT things about it. Parent involvment is phenomenal. I love my daughters teacher. The office staff is top notch and friendly. It has been a wonderful experience and we feel very blessed to be able to send our daughter here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

Great school ! I love the teachers and thier hands on and keeping me informed of how my child is doing. My 8 year old has excelled in this school versus the prior school we were at in the west valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

This school was once an amazing school. Many of the teachers are still amazing, they have some great tradtions with lots of parent involvement. However, with a change in principalship the school has really taken a turn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

After transferring my daughter from a charter school I didn't know what the public school system was like. I was very nervous. I transferred my daughter to entz and she has done nothing but good things. The teachers are wonderful and they really take the time they need to with your child. They also challenge her when necessary. It is in my opinion an awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

Entz has proven to be an amazing school. We are so pleased with the high level of education our son is receiving there. Accellerated classes abound even for kindergarteners, Parents are encouraged and welcomed as active participants in their child's education, and Dr. Finley, our principal, is phenominal. Entz has far exceeded our expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

I really love the programs and it is a great start for children. Teachers are very involved with the students and they seem to accelerate quickly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

This is a great school with bright children who come from well adjusted families. The principal is pretty liberal and makes rash decisions without any substance...but the kids are good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

Entz thrives on parental input and support. The staff is magnificent and excels as much in the classroom as in parent/child-outreach efforts. Entz started their own newspaper last spring to showcase the work and interests of children. The newspaper is a testament to what the teachers and students at Entz are capable of producing. It highlights the strenghts of the school and is a rich asset for the community. I thoroughly recommend Entz as a formidable springboard for the continued developmental success of any elementary-age child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

Three of my children have attended Entz at one time. The teachers are fantastic and really care about the kids they teach. I've been happy about the curriculum as well. The new principal is great and the kids can tell how much he cares about them. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

Entz started their own newspaper last spring which spotlights the work of children in grades k - 6th. It was extraordinary to see so many young children participate and grow excited about a news medium established just for them. As parents, we get to savor a keepsake of our children's entz experience but as kids, the newspaper opens doors to self-expression that you just don't find elsewhere at this level. The newspaper is just one more reason why entz is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2005

This is a fantastic school! I can't say enough about it! They have an excellerated program that is fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

My children started in early kindergarten at Entz. I love the school so much that I am on a boundary exception tp keep them there for the past three years. I really do not have anything negative to say. I feel my children are getting the best education they could get simply by atending a school with great teachers, leaders, values and paretn involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

There is great parental support of this school. My experience with the teachers has been great. I wish they would offer extracurricular activities for the lower grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

Great school, with lots of extracurricular activities for the kids. Parent involvement seems high with a very active parent/teacher organization.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

A great elementary school! Wonderful, highly accredited teachers with an atmosphere of respect, and quality education.
—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.

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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
White 66% 42%
Hispanic 24% 43%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4132 E Adobe
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