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Oasis Elementary School

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Posted August 6, 2014

We just started yet another year at Oasis and we just love this school. We have been at this school for the last three years and my whole family just loves this school. I have children in grades 2-7th and they have been supported by the staff and administration. They look forward to school every year and this year is no exception. My experience with the administration and the principal has been wonderful. She is very caring and has made a difference for my children at this school. I see her out front in the morning greeting children and in the cafeteria at lunch. We have received monthly communication from the school through text messengers, the school messenger and through the Facebook. The school website lists current events which I also check. I know that site council meetings were held each month last year throughout the year. I plan on becoming more involved and will be joining PTSO as well as site council. I would encourage everyone to join as well. I look forward to another great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2014

I wish to add to my previous comment that: The fact that parents are making so many negative comments recently also shows the lack of confidence they feel that they will be heard in person. One only need to read the glowing posts from years past to understand how badly Oasis has fallen. I was not a fan of the former principal, & saw him as a 'glad handler' but I've been disappointed in the current principal because I thought she was someone who would improve Oasis. I will commend the current PTSO in their attempts to include more parents however I feel there is still a 'clique' in place. Again the current issues with Oasis are a serious lack of communication & accountability. This past year; no 'robo calls' from the principal, ONE Parent Site Counsel Meeting (& then only at the end of the year), & no emails home. Kids are being held to standard of behavior that I don't see teachers being held to. If my child wasn't going into 8th grade I'd seriously think about changing schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2014

Oasis has gone really downhill over the years. Ever since they got a new principal this school has been crazy. My daughter told me kids are being suspended and one even expelled for no reason. I am definitely moving my kids from schools next year and good thing my oldest is going to high school next year. I am really disappointed in this school now and especially hate the new gates. It isn't a jail!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2014

Oasis is an amazing school. Everyone is so helpful. The administration is always available. I personally feel my child gets an excellent education at Oasis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2014

OASIS has really gone down. I have had 3 kids go there since K-G and my other child is now in morning K-G. I swear it seems like they never ever keep this teacher informed of anything going on at the school. If it wasnt for my other child going there I would never know whats going on. I dont know what has happend to this school but they are very un organized. I also do not like the new gates they are putting up it makes our school look like a jail! Are kids should not have to be so gated in! I'm seriously thinking of changing my last 2 kids schools next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

I have had children attending Oasis since 1998. Since the current Principal took over this school has gone to heck in a hand basket. She has run most of the quality teachers out of the school or into retirement. This Principle is out of control. She is suspending kids for actions that normally would deserve a detention and giving detentions for actions I personally feel are typical child behaviors (like forgetting homework). I hate to pull my little one out in the middle of a school year but it may need to happen. I don't think he can survive another year of substandard education under this woman's rein.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

Some of the teachers refuse to work with struggling students before and/or after school. As a teacher myself, I find this to be disappointing. I currently have two children attending Oasis. They seem to like the overall school, but they also tell me how some of their teachers go on Facebook and ESPN during classes. I am also extremely disappointed with the school cafeteria. My children refuse to eat the lunch there. The one time in my entire life that I bounced a check, I was immediately sent to collections. (I had accidently grabbed my old checkbook. I understand it was my fault; however, I still can't believe no one called or mailed me to let me clear it up.) I even went down to the district office to try to remedy the situation with the internal auditor, but that was not helpful either. Quite honestly, had I not purchased a house in the neighborhood, I would have moved due to the school. I am hoping things will change soon. I am also disappointed that there isn't a full-day kindergarten program. For this reason, I may enroll my youngest into another district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2013

M This school has become so unorganized and undisciplined since the new principal has been there. She has no control, don't know how she got the job. We are so disappointed in the education our children have received. Our son has struggled in math. We tried to get him help. The teachers response was there was nothing they could do, they said we should seek help elsewhere. We will be looking for a new school for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2013

Since the principals have changed I am disappointed in the school. I have tried to be informed and involved with my son's teacher and have had promises but no follow through. We will be going to a different school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2011

I researched many schools, private and public, before deciding on Oasis and I have not been disappointed. One of my children attended 7-8 and was in accelerated math and reading and I believe her success in HS and now college is due to her love of school inspired at Oasis by the teachers, staff and community as well as quality education. My youngest has been at Oasis K-5 so far and struggles with academics but has received tutoring and patience from the teachers while being encouraging. She scores well on tests despite her unenthusiastic lack of desire to learn, which proves to me the teachers know what they are doing. I've seen the principal at every after school function-he is very involved in the students. A mom at Sun Valley told me their school went down hill after he moved to Oasis; a testamant to his ability lead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

We only lived in AZ one year, while my husband was attending Grad school, but my girls LOVED Oasis. I had a kindergartener and a second grader. It really was a great school. I loved both of their teachers and I had fun getting involved in classroom activities and helping the teachers. They don't seem to stress parent involvement like some of the other schools my kids have attended, but they did make it clear that you were always welcome in the classroom. My girls made great friends and we loved the area. They both cried when they found out we were moving, and they wouldn't be able to go to Oasis this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

Oasis is the best school I have ever seen. From the teachers to the principal, they all work as a team. The principal even serves lunch and seems to know all the kids names. The teachers are so caring. Last week I recieved a call from the principal to thank me for sending "such a fine student". I've heard he makes such calls every Friday. What a great way to start the weekend. We have a third grader and a seventh grader and both love going to school everyday. I believe it is because of the teachers care so much. The place is safe and clean. I was surprised to learn the building is 20 years old. It looks so new. I am glad we moved here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2010

I'm sorry to hear that the last parent didn't like Oasis. I've been here for 5 years now and have only found caring teachers and staff members. They have supported my children and myself if I have had concerns about anything. I got involved right away in the PTSO because I wanted to make a difference. We changed our meetings again this year to 6pm but haven't seen a big change in parent attendance. Each year we struggle to fill the positions on the board and we have to talk our friends into joining the PTSO. We would love for our parents to apply for positions so we could actually have a ballot with voting but it hasn't happened since we've been here. I have been thrilled with the education my children have been receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

Oasis Elementary is outstanding school. All the staff and parents work well together. I have put through two children of my own and many other students that I have taught in my preschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

Considering the fact that I have driven 38 miles a day for the past 3 years to allow my son to continue at Oasis (we left the district), I give this school a rating of 10!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2007

I think this is an EXCELLENT SCHOOL with GREAT TEACHERS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2007

Oasis is a great school. It is the perfect place for kids. It has outstanding programs for all of the grade levels. The principal is everywhere. Every student seems to know him. My son comes home every day with something positive to say about his teacher or his principal. I give Oasis my highest rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

High quality teachers who really care about the students and are very involved in assuring their success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

My son's year here in kindergarten was wonderful. Mrs. Webb was patient, objective and really took her time to find the children's strengths and weaknesses. She was also great about involving the parents in the classroom whenever possible. His second year was not quite as good. Ms. Young was pleasant, but I felt she was a bit scattered. Overall, I think Oasis is a very good school. I especially see that now that we are out of that district and in the Dysart district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

Oasis Elementary is a great school. The teachers and staff are friendly and helpful with whatever need may arise. They provide electronic gradebooks for the parents to see where their kids are at grade wise and will usually email the parent if the child is slipping outside of the norm of their past history. My kids love it there and that is the best part.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
91%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
95%
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 58% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

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 66% 42%
Hispanic 23% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
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 31%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

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  • Band

Health & athletics

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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  • (623) 412-4809

Resources

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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

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Music
  • Band
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