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Orangewood Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 1006 students

 

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Posted October 25, 2013

All of my kids went here and they all loved it. They have amazing teacher that do use all of the resources. Parents are very involved and care about all the kids. Their is a couple of parents that are judgmental and try to ruin things for kids they don't like, but these people are everywhere. The teachers are amazing and care lots about the students, some of them teach life skills along with learning, things that they will definitely use in the future. The sixth grade teacher Mr. Vasey is amazing he cares so much for the kids and tries to help them in many ways. He does not only care about scores but cares about the kids as people and treats them that way as well. The teachers that stand by him are amazing and the parents as well. I love this school and would never imagine sending my kids elsewhere. My oldest just graduated from the and is now in high school where he is continuing doing an amazing job and it all started at orangewood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

orangewood is an awesome school my son just started going here this year and he says he loves it everyone is nice and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

As a newly designated public charter school, the WESD is being visionary in looking for ways to bring additional resources to a school that excels in bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics to every student at Orangewood. There are numerous opportunities for parents to be involved and parent involvement is proven to be a key factor in student success. It makes no difference what your socioeconomic status is, parents who get involved in their children's education WILL have successful students. The teachers and administration at Orangewood highly support this philosophy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

This school has abundant resources but they refuse to use their resources in ways that benefit academic learning.They refuse to fire teachers that won't do their job or the ones that should have retired long ago.If you don t know the process of getting your child the help they need than they wont get it.The PTA is lead by the most well off parents,who get the over all benefit.Take note,the children of the Teachers & PTA are always chosen first for any extra activity or award.The school is practically run by these parents.They have a backwoods inner circle going on & the school board is in on it.Several reported issues and not one call back, concealing an ill employees ability to do her job,Teachers who sit at their desks on phones,unfair discipline of students,unwillingness to correct inappropriate actions of Teachers.The children of Orangewood are a reflection of those they are around and learning from, We are all failing! Frustration is high, grades & hopes are low.We need a new inner circle who's interests are for all! We need an acting school board thats not worried about who knows who.


Posted July 25, 2012

Test scores are greatly influenced by the socio-economic background of the children, and this is not a mega-buck, upper crust neighborhood - it is working-class (but certainly not low-class) demographic. The student body is full of prideful, enthusiastic children. The teachers reflect that as well - they are caring, attentive, and challenge the students to achieve their personal best every day. I will gladly continue to send my kids here, to a professional, dedicated staff that teaches kids how to succeed in LIFE rather than on TESTS - there s more to it than the numbers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

My kids really like the school. I am not happy with the rating, but my kids have done really well at this school. The Drama productions are fabulous. The music programs are also pretty great, but the manners of the population (talking, making calls, texting) ruin the great performances. The cafetorium is always crowded. Otherwise, there are many enriching programs and the school offers many eductional opportunities for all grade levels, particularly in the sixth grade. The teachers that team with Mr. Vasey are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2011

This school is tremendous. Its staff and teacher excell at everything they do! Orangewood is definitely one of Phoenix' best schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

I love the staff and how organized this school is! Everyone that works there truely cares about all the kids there and strive every single day to make a day for our children to remember.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

I Love Orangewood because my daughter deserves the best, and with Orangewood I found it... The teachers and staff are so caring and helpful. The surrounding community is great and there is always something to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Orangewood has the hardest working, most caring staff and the best community of parents and students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

the teachers...the principal...the community. for a school in a large city, it sure has a feel of a small community - one that works together and supports each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Orangewood has created a safe environment for students to grow not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well. The students are cared about as people. I love being a part of our school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

I have had my son and my granddaughters attending this school. The teachers, office staff and everyone have been very attentive, caring and professional in educating our kids. My granddaughters are continuing there even though we moved as the quality of education is superb!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Orangewood and the community work together to make a better palce for our children. Orangewood has a great administration, staff and teachers. We Love Orangewood!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Phenomenal K-8 Title I school! Caring faculty, teachers, and staff. Wonderful community and parental support.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2010

Orangewood works hard to provide the best education possible to a diverse population. The experiences and activities provided for students make it a school that supports excellence for all.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2010

There are many great teachers that love the students and go out of the way to help all students succeed. The parents are supportive and active in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Orangewood has a very strong community. Teachers, parents, volunteers and students work together to help each other succeed. The faculty, teachers and staff are supportive of each other. I love Orangewood!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Orangewood is the best school!! Great teachers, staff, students, parents, volunteers. Everyone get involved! What a wonderful community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I have been so impressed with this school. I am a discerning parent and I have both my 5th and 6th grade students here. Andree, the principal, is a wonderful administrator that is open to parent involvement and genuinely cares. The teachers are excellent and really care about the kids academic learning and well being. It has not been unusual to call and discover the teachers still at school at 7 or 8 night, because they want to be. They are just that dedicated. The special education program is phenomonal as well. The staff in the special needs departments care that the kids get what they need and they do whatever it takes.
—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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
46%

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 58% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

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

  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 49% 42%
White 31% 42%
Black 11% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 76%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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7337 N. 19th Avenue
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