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Keller Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 624 students

 

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Posted July 12, 2014

Amazing school. We have been in this school district for 4 years. The staff is great and mrs. Torres is the most amazing principal I've gotten to know. The teachers really care about their students. I've never been more welcome as a parent when entering the campus. Our lease where we live ends in December but I'm hoping to stay in the same area so my kids can attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Intelligent, dedicated, open to parents, and grest love with the necessary discipline (with lots of love) and grest stimulation for the children. Very well organized with little money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

Cannot say a single bad thing about Keller. I have two children there, first and third grades. ALways willing to help with anything.
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Posted February 20, 2006

Great school. The teachers really cared for my child and they tried their best.
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Posted July 28, 2005

I had 4 kids that were in this school for 2 yrs. It seemed to be a typical public school with its greatest assest being some fine teachers that seemed to care. I had a son that had learning problems and 2 teachers esp took time to help me understand how to help. Also a couple of teachers that really worked with the homework side of school. Giving homework at the beginning of the week so the family could work it into their schedule One teacher gave projects that the whole family could get involved in instead of nightly drill sheets. The principal at that time was not too helpful if a problem arose.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

This school has been great for me and my kids. They have both started since Kg. Now I have a 5th and 2nd gr. I'm just so sad that I have to move them now that we live in Queen Creek and the school they will need to attend is Walker Butte. I just have to say that Keller is one of the best schools out here in Mesa. Thank you so much for everthing you all have done for me and my kids...
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Posted April 7, 2005

We found this school to be exceptional we had 3 children graduate for this school and they all enjoyed their experience. We only had one problem with a principle who is not longer there because she backed her teachers 100% to the detriment of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2004

My daughter is a student at Keller, the atmosphere is wonderful, the teachers care, and Mr Ventura is Awesome! Thanks.
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Posted December 24, 2003

My child has attended Keller since kindergarten and is now in 3rd grade. Although the school is evolving for the better it could still use a few changes. The teachers are great my child always wants to go even when school is out for breaks!
—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 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 62% in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
48%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
35%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 64% 43%
White 26% 42%
Black 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
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 75%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1445 East Hilton Ave
Mesa, AZ 85204
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