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Parkridge Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 1093 students

 

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Posted December 11, 2013

I have three kids who attend Parkridge and The Teachers have been amazing, my children are progressing 100 times better than they did at their previous school and are truly happy and love it at Parkridge, Kudos and its the educators at Parkridge who deserve awards for their compassion and care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

I think the first grade teachers are all crazy, maybe some exceptions. Both of my children are very smart and did great in kindergarden, however they transition these kids from having a fun learning environment to way to serious 1rd grade with zero group settings and they give way too much homework and the children are doing homework dawn tell dusk, it is crazy!! let them be kids.. have fun a little and learn at the same time
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2013

The teachers at Parkridge work diligently with their students on a daily basis. They love all their students! They want all students to be successful and reach their highest potential while holding them accountable. Teachers need parents' support and attention to their children's academics. Teachers have their hands tied when parents do not support the teacher when they are trying to hold the child accountable, and the parents do not agree with the teacher or choose to hold their own child accountable. It's crucial for parents and teachers to work collaboratively for the child's sake. The teachers are the best I've ever worked with and I'm fortunate to have my own children here as well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 11, 2013

Attended community meeting with reference to rezoning areas for Parkridge due to overcrowding. Was so disappointed when many of the Parkridge parents had no regard for other Parkridge students who live a bit further away and suggested they get rezoned, like we don't matter. This section has been zoned for Parkridge a very long time. The entitlement attitude was shocking, even though we wound up not being rezoned, would rather not stay at Parkridge with the sense that some areas are substandard. We are transferring to Peoria Traditional School (a PUSD school) where we are welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2012

This is an incredible school and staff, we moved away and then returned because we really loved this school as did/do our kids. we were gone a little over 2 years, on our return, is was like we never left - the team here is terrific from the Principal to the Kitchen staff - they are a wonderful group of people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2012

MY KIDS LOVE IT ... WE'LL DRIVE 10MI TO KEEP THEM THEIR FROM ARE NEW HOME NEXT OASIS WHICH IS RATED AS A 8 SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2012

I was looking into this school because it is an excelling school, it is close to my home, and I would like my child to go to a school closer (we drive an hour each way to his current school.) but the front office staff is absolutely horrible!! They turned me away saying I was not in the district and that they only took their own children (meaning kids in the district) I thought it was completely rude and uncalled for! Then I called the district office just to find out I am in the district!!! The women in the front office could have been a lot more helpful, or even polite! Needless to say my child will remain at his other school. It may be far but ALL of the staff are polite, and respectful.. and those are the people I want around my children!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

My daughter has been attending Parkridge for 3 years, and I have been extremely impressed with the level of commitment from the teachers and staff. Communication with parents is just incredible. The principal and vice principal are awesome. The kids love the principal and he is a part of everything! It is great to see. My only complaint has been regarding the front office staff. They have never been attentive when parents come in, and are sometimes even rude. It is a shame because it makes this otherwise excellent school look bad to those who don't know the rest of the staff. As for the rest of you, nothing but kudos! We love Parkridge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

My children started Parkridge in November of last year. I have a 1st grader and 2nd grader. They both have excelled in their grade level. The principal is remarkable. He really and truly cares for the students and teachers. All the teachers care for each student. The teachers make sure that every, I mean every student is successful. Lots of Parent involvement. Anyone that says other wise just is not around the school enough to know what is going on. Every teacher is happy and excited to go to work. I love Parkridge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

my daughter is in 5th grade and has been going to Parkridge since 1st grade and it has been wonderful. The communication between her teachers and I have been awesome...Communication is key and this school delivers. The principal has a lot of involvement and is always visible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

Parkridge has very high expectations for their students. Everyone goes the extra mile to help every child meet their goals and be the best they can be. We are very happy to have our child attend Parkridge. The staff puts children first and it shows. We have been a part of the Parkridge family for seven years and we have NEVER been dissappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2010

Parkridge has not lived up to its rep. If you want your child to be average or mainstream this is the place for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2009

This school is fantastic! We came from Zuni and wow are we impressed. It makes such a difference when you have friendly staff and a very welcoming principal. My daughter feels at home here :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

We love Parkridge! It has been such a blessing compared to our school last year. The administration is top notch! The teachers have high expectations of the kids, just like administration does of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2009

My twins girls and my son have been going to this school since they started school. This is an excellent school and the teachers and principal go above and beyond for their students! Mr Svornick knows my children on a personal level and has always made them feel like they are an important part of the school. My children are advancing at an advanced rate and I believe that is due to the involvement and caring of all the staff. Mr Goody has gone way above expectations as far as what a teacher's responsibilities are! He really cares about his students and my girls were excited everyday to go to school and learn!! My son had a ruff start in school however Ms. Blanchard really worked with him and had the patience of a saint. He ended the year great. Thank you Parkridge!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

This is our first year at Parkridge, and we are absolutely impressed with the quality of education our two kids are receiving. The Principal is very involved, and he has a genuine interest in each and every student. Our youngest had a hard time transitioning to Kindergarten, and everyone including the Principal went above and beyond to make sure our child was able to adjust to the daily routine of school. Also, the staff and teachers love their job and the school and it shows!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

I feel there is very little room for diverstiy at this school. The students were refered to as sheep in one meeting I had with the principal, and if this is his view,then this is how the children were being treated. If you are raising a child who you expect to be hearded to be like everyone else, this is the school for you. If you are raising a child who you would like to be an individual, then this is not the school for you. I had a very bad experience, because they do not have the means, capability or even the desire to teach for a changing culture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2007

My daughter has attended Parkridge since Kdg. We have always been extremely happy with her teachers and their commitment to helping her become a lifelong learner. This year she is in Mrs. Owsley's 4th grade class. Mrs. Owsley has created a positive, nurturing classroom environment. Our daughter loves to come to school each day and loves being a part of this class. Parkridge is a school that prides itself on putting children first. We have always found this to be true, especially in Mrs. Owsley's class. Each child knows that they are important and that she truly wants them to do their best every day. Our daughter loves the challenge she provides and the sense of community Mrs. Owsley builds in her classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2007

9/07, This is my sons 2nd year at Parkridge and my daughters 1st year, and I love this school. Compared to our 'home' school, Parkridge is a dream. Parental involvement is key, both on and off campus. A good education comes from home and school. We cannot rely solely on teachers to be our childrens only educators. We, as parents, are the primary educators and should work with our childrens teachers, as a team, to teach academics. Luckily, at Parkridge, we have a strong administration, especially Mr. Svorinic, who genuinely cares about our school and our students. Without a strong administration, we have nothing. Keep up the great work, Parkridge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

This is the first year our two boys have attended. I believe the curriculum is probably one of the best, unfortunately one of our kids was not prepared for the curriculum. Our experience so far has been somewhat positive and we hope it continues into the future. The principal seems to be genuinely interested in the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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90%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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91%

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93%
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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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
91%

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91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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96%

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93%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
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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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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87%

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88%

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84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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92%

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95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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80%

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78%

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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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
84%

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86%

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91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "Excelling".
  • 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 42%
Hispanic 17% 42%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • (623) 412-5407

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