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Falcon Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 549 students

 

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Posted October 12, 2011

This is my 2nd yr of my child attending this school. I have to say, I am quite impressed! The teachers are so caring. The principal is the most involved I've ever seen a principal to be and the kids all love her! You can tell the children in this school are being cared for by the joy in their faces going in and coming out of school! My son loves it and everyday looks forward to going. Their policies on bullying are also exceptional. Couple of minor incidents that were nipped in the bud immediately. The teachers welcome communication and participation from parents! Love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

This is my 8th year as a parent at Falcon Hill elementary and during that time i have recommended this school to a number of people. But in the past year i feel like I'm back in high school. Drama,drama,drama. The teachers are great but the PTO whom have taken over the school have made it unbearable. The school isn't about the students anymore. its about competioin between parents.and the children are suffering. ther are no consequences for the inappropriate behaviors witnessed of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

Not only do the teachers truly care about their students, it is like one big extended family! If one family is in need, everyone(teachers, parents & students) to help that family if at all possible. Falcon Hill has 'created' some amazing students who will go on to do great things in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

I love Falcon Hill School because I taught there for 16 years before I retired, and I can tell you that the entire staff works hard to give the kids there a quality education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 19, 2010

Falcon Hill has a Principal in Dr. Taylor-David who really cares and her Leadership shows from the top down. I have met with her on several occasions about serious personal concerns for my children and she takes the time and energey to see to it that things are done properly and a Father can have piece of mind about his childrens educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Amazing so far. K class has low number of students, plus a full time aid!! Students are valued, parents are encouraged to participate and so far I am thrilled my daughter is attending here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

This school is a Strong 5. My daughter has attended since kindergarten and is in 6th grade. The teachers and staff are wonderful and extremely caring. Excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

Excellent school. My son is 7 yrs old and has autism. They have an excellent program for him. I can't thank the entire school enough for all they do for every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

My son has been attending Falcon Hill since Pre-K and we love it! The teachers really care about each student and their success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

This is an amazing school for students. The teachers help out there students and will even give them one on one time
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

I have 2 kids that go to this school for the past 3 years. I have a boundary exception for them so that theyare able to go to this school. The teachers are wonderful, and the principal is awesome too. My kids enjoy their time there, and look forward to everyday. The only negative I have to say is that the lady in the front office is very two faced. Nice to the parents, and rude to the kids. Other than that, I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2006

This school is a FANTASTIC school! I went there, and the teachers were great! They individually helped each student if needed! I was involved with band, and the teacher is extremly helpful! This school is a great school, your children should go there no matter what!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2006

My son attended Kindergarten last year and we all loved Falcon Hill. We are sad to be moving to another district. My son was challenged, improved throughout the year, and looked forward to going to school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

Falcon Hill is an excellent school, the teachers are amazing,I have 3 kids in this school and I'm always happy with the teachers, I can't say enough wonderful things about them and all the staff at Falcon Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

Both of my childrean are in Falcon Hill and I absolutlely love the teachers and staff. There are many programs for the children to join and the quality of teachers are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

This was one of the best elementary schools. I was involved in the ELP program which was taught very well, band, and all the teachers I had when I attended were excellent.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 29, 2005

The school and teachers are fine. My son liked his classes a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

The kindergarten program coupled with extended kindergarten has been very organized and adds a great deal of value for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2004

Great Principal, excellent teachers with great support services for LD children from ist grade to 5th grade. In the 6th grade teachers are less supportive in preparation for Junior high does cause some problems for children who need the continued support to succeed. Highly recommend the school, the teahers and the current principal are very involved with the children and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2004

Awesome school that is very academic and student oriented.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
88%

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 63% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
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 79% 42%
Hispanic 14% 42%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1645 N Sterling Street
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