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Peoria Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 652 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2013

My kids currently attend this school and honestly, I can't wait till I can move! My first grader was seriously being bullied by her teacher on a daily basis. The teacher would make horrible remarks to her, things a first grader would NEVER make up. My daughter was doing really bad in class and having trouble reading and staying "focused". I requested a meeting with both the teacher and principle and during that meeting I asked that my daughter be removed from the class. The principle would not comply Nd basically said my daughter needs to learn to deal. After months of hearing horrible remarks there was one final one that pushed me over the edge and I told the principle he changes her teacher or I will take it up with the school board did he agree to my request. She passed with flying colors And didn't have anymore issues with reading or behavioral. Since I've moved to this school it has been one issue after the other though. I've also had the police called on me for child abuse because my 6year old had bruises on her knees! Really?!?! What 6year old doesn't?!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2013

I am relocating from NY in June 2013. I am considering this school for my 5th grade son. I am trying to decide whether or not to register him here, or try to get him into Park Ridge. Any thoughts?


Posted May 12, 2011

Hello, My husband and I are buying a house within walkin distance from this school. My son is currently in Deervalley School District right now and is doing very well. He is quick leaner and is in an excellarating 6th grade level in reading, math and vocabulary. He is in the 5th grade getting ready to move on to 6th grade? Is their a program for kids that need that to be more challenged?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

Send your student someplace else, get a variance, do whatever you can, my child had a learning disability, it was not caught, no intervention from staff, and was simply passed on". Overall I do not recommend this school to any parent which cares about their child s education. Watch your child s AIMS scores and what tests they were given! They will thank you later!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

The staff and teachers care about the students and show respect to them and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

The teachers and the staff have the success of each student as their main priority. The students leave Peoria with character and pride as well as the tools needed to move on to the next steps in thier lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

These teachers work so hard to make sure the students learn. There's no better place to be a student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

It celebrates diversity, teachers and staff are all nice, helpful and seem to care about students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

great staff, great schoo;
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

We transferred out 2 children 6th & 7th grade from a local parochial school they attended since kindergarten with fear they would not adjust. I could kick myself for all the money wasted. This school is incredible the staff is top notch they strive to educate our children and make them feel welcomed. From the moment you walk into the office the office staff is smiling and friendly. Mr. Stanfield the principal greets the children every morning and Mrs Stevenson VP is always there with a watchful eye over the school. My children love this school and always share their day and what they have learned. The faculty is excellent in reaching these children teaching them to succeed by learning. The sport coaches are an incredible inspiration and support all their athletes. We have watched our children thrive at this school and it is truly a blessing. G Torres
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

My Grandson has been going to Peoria Elementary since pre kindergarden and has strived in both education and social skills. My hat goes off to this school they not only love and respect there kids but strive to make sure there education is top notch. Thankyou to all staff keep up the excellent work.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

I moved from California (Los Angeles Unified School District) 10/06, just after the school year got started. I was a bit concerned about the kids going to a new school. I have 2 children currently (6th graders) that attend Peoria Elementary. The school received them with open arms-very welcomed. I've been very happy with the education my children have received at this school. The principal Mr. Stanfield is outstanding. I drop off and pick up my children daily. He is out every morning greeting the children, talking to parents and just over seeing his school. The teachers and staff are excellent-always going that extra mile. The school sincerely strives to provide quality education and atmosphere for learning.


Posted August 21, 2007

We love Peoria Elementary especially after going through 5 schools in the avondale district because of growth. My children are gifted and very active in school programs and Peoria offers them more than any school in the past and they are blossoming more than ever now. Great Job Peoria!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

I think Peoria Elementary is known for its caring and devoted staff. The people on that campus have done everything to make my son feel welcome and successful this past school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

I was so disappointed with this school! I would not recommend Peoria elementary to any one I feel for the student that are there now
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

I wouldn't recommend, school is old and teachers are too social with kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

I have truly enjoyed Peoria Elementary! My daughter has come such a long way since starting there last school year. Their Title 1 reading program is wonderful! She is reading a grade level ahead from the rest of her class. Her Terra Nova test scores were very impressive. I believe a great deal of that is due to the wonderful teachers and faculty they have there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

This district is a whole lot of talk and not enough quality action . They boast and brag but do they provide our children with the knowledge they need or provide our children with supportive hands on special programs the state demands, NO! The experience my family has had is beyond rediculous. STAY AWAY FROM THIS DISTRICT!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

Peoria Elementary is an excellent school. I love the respect that the teachers have for their students. Both the principle and assistant principle are excellent. I recommend this school and find their teachers valuable and reliable.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%

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 65% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
56%

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 58% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

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

  • 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 Plus".

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 63% 42%
White 26% 42%
Black 9% 5%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (623) 412-4458

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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11501 N 79th Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
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