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Terramar Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 809 students

 

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Posted January 16, 2014

I think the pre-school program here is high quality and is really helping my son. The teachers and therapists seem to really care about the kids and making a difference for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2012

this school is good because i am going here and it is my last year at terramar elementary school.


Posted November 2, 2012

This school is not that great.. I think that the staff does not watch these kids like they should. They over react to everything! Whenever there is an incident they never have any information and no one ever "saw the whole thing"! I am seriously considering taking my child to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2012

My son started at Terramar as a preschooler and is now going into the first grade. The teachers he's had so far have been teriffic! Very energetic and engaging with the kids. They communicate well with parents and encourage parent involvement. They tailor the curriculum for all learning abilities. The special ed services (speech and OT) are really good. My son has advanced so much with the added help. He's only 6 and already learning the core values of leadership, honesty, community service. Best of all, he loves going to school every day and learning. The before/after school program is also top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2011

Terramar is like a second home for my child. She loves going to school there. The teachers go out of their way to make her feel special and help to make each child's learning individualized. Also, their Academy of the Arts program has allowed her to learn so many new things about artists and her music potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2011

The teachers that my kids have had are very open to my communication and get back to me right away when I have questions. I do wish the district would bring over advance social studies and science. I don't think it is fair to have some schools that got it and others that didn't. I think the majority of teachers at Terramar are very caring and work very hard. I like all the programs that are available for the students to participate in after school. Also, the music and art teachers are fantastic! The PTSA is a great team, but there is not very much parent support at Terramar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2011

I have 2 children at Terramar. They are both Honor Roll students and participate in band and athletics. The administration and teachers are all involved in the learning and extracurricular activities. I would definitely recommend Terrmar as an academic environment. The field trips are amazing! Especially the 5th & 6th grade trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2011

I love Terramar School. My child's teacher and the staff of the school do an outstanding job communicating my child's learning and the happenings/events of the community. I am excited about the Arts Academy. The teachers are true professionals and the administration is supportive of focused learning and the opportunities provided by the Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

I will agree 2007 was a great year for Terramar. But as of 2009-2010 the school year and the trouble I see with the staff and kids in 6-8 grade , it is unbeliveable. Kids fighting with each other and Teachers looking the other way for some kids and dropping the hammer down on others. We need a staff that care's for all the kids ,Good or Bad. Be fair. I have talked to alot of parents and kids that are going to Terramar they feel the same way. I will not start on the school lunch program. I just hope that it gets better. I just many pull them out of terramar. Maybe I am just upset at this time. I wish the best for are kids and Staff at Terramar 2010.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

Love this school, we have gone to schools in two other states and Terramar has them beat. My boys have had wonderful teachers. My 3rd child will start kinder next year. I hope we never have to move!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

What a great year we've had at Terramar! Mr. Hongiman has been wonderful and the addition of Laura Combs as Assistant Prinicipal has further developed the school into an outstanding learning enviroment!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

My two children have been attending Terramar for 3 years. This school year 2007-08 has been wonderful. My 7th grader talks more about school now then he has his whole life. We love the sports and all the 7th & 8th graders who attend the sporting events is just awesome. It gives these kiddos a place to hang out with great supervison. I do agree Mr Honigman has made a huge impovement during his time here. I love Terramar!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

After seeing the last couple of negative reviews, I had to write. Two of my children attend Terramar and love it! I think our principal, Mr. Honigman has his heart and soul in this school and has made some wonderful and much needed changes! From personally knowing Mrs. Getty, Mrs. Berk, Mrs. Gedney, Mrs. Keyes and Mrs. Kasten (SAGE teacher), they have far beyond exceeded my expectations teaching my children! Concerning the other teachers , I have witnessed first hand how kind, considerate, and attentive they are to their students. I know this school has struggled in the past as all new schools do, however, I feel that the principal, assistant principal, staff, teachers, PTSA and students are all on the right track to make this school a huge success! THANK YOU AND KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

I moved my daughters over from a nearby charter school, and my daughters are doing great! This school has so much more to offer. I am really impressed with the office staff, the teachers and the level of parent participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

Terramar is an excellent school with excellent teachers and staff. Teachers will go the extra mile to make sure that all students succeed. Teacher expectations are high and the students achievement reflects that. Parent participation plays an important role in this schools success. I have two children attending Terramar, both had a great 2006-2007 school year - Thank You Terramar!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2007

I am a seventh grader in Terramar and I know that the teachers here are letting kids slack off. I rarely learn anything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2007

I do not like this school. They've had way too much turnover with teachers. Many of the one's they do have are unprofessional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

I only have negative things to say about this school, teachers, principal and administrative staff. The State of Arizona needs to take a serious look at this school and their methods of teaching our children and the lack of quality teachers. The negative effects of the teachers and principal on the children are the worst part of this school. Can't someone do something to help the kids at this school get a good education with teachers and administration that cares? Please get someone with a direction, that focuses on the real issues, our children and learning and Love.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2007

This is absolutely the worst school my children have attended. The teachers that my kids have (I'm not sure about all) are rude, disrespectful, and have an uncaring attitude toward the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

This is a good school. I do think that they need a better punishment system. They also need to listen to the children. Some of the teachers should,nt be so uptight. I have 2 children in this school. One in 3rd grade and the other in 8th. They think that it is a decent school.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

78 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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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87%
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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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79%

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86%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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93%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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74%

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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89%

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82%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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93%

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94%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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83%

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77%

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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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80%

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84%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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93%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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73%

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77%

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93%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

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72%

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73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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 "Highly Performing".
  • 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 75% 42%
Hispanic 14% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 12%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
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Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (623) 445-7680

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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