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Palm Lane

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 882 students

 

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Posted January 15, 2014

Palm Lane Elementary school is one of the worst schools my children have ever attended. There is nothing in place for my child that is severely ADHD and one that has an explosive disorder. The school calls me to have them picked up if they act out instead of learning how to work with them. So my children have learned that they only need to misbeahve and I get the call to pick them up. I even went to my third graders parent/teacher conference where his home room teacher deemed it not necessary to talk to me at all. I only got to speak to the math and language teachers. I do not feel that they have the best interest of the children as a priority. It seems to be all about the numbers. When I asked if there was an aide that could work with them or maybe stay after school for extra assistance, I was told that there were no funds available to do this, Ultimately, it is my responsibility alone to get them to where they need to be. It is easier to work with the children that "get it" as opposed to helping the few that do not. This school does not embrace my child that has a learning need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

My son was in Kindergarten at this school. They did not speak English as the first language in either of his classes (he was moved to another teacher's classroom after two weeks of school). There were multiple issues with staff and myself. My son was found on the other side of the school when it was time for pick up. He was able to get out of the school and into his aunt's car before she even finished checking him out of class; she was still in the office. The last straw was when I checked him out and no one was in his classroom but he was standing out front of the door. The teacher did not ever give back positive feedback and did not treat any of the five year old children with care, she acted more like they were an annoyance. Needless to say he is no longer enrolled and has been accepted to a more advanced school, Alhambra Traditional School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2010

My son is autistic and since he startes school he has come a long way. His teacher is very passionate about these kids she is very involved with autism we did the zoowalk and the tempe beach park walk
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

I have 2 children in grades 2 and 5. They both started their school at Palm Lane when they entered Kindergarten. In 2005 we moved back to Texas and returned back to Phoenix in 2007 and returned to Palm Lane. All staff at Palm Lane is wonderful. They care about all kids and their well being. Even though the majority of the students are Hispanic, all are treated equal and as always the student comes first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

My child had a great experience in both 1st and 2nd grade at Palm Lane. Her teacher was Mrs. Lewallen for both years. She made all the difference in the world in my daughter's learning because of her love for teaching. My daughter loves going to school because of the enthusiasm this teacher provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2005

I am the principal, bartering for a copy of our premium rating, so I won't rate 'the principal', but will observe that in a challenging community, my teachers far outperform neighboring public schools and ESPECIALLY charter schools.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted February 19, 2005

Very good school great 4th grade teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2002

My daughter had one of the best starts in her school career because of her first grade teacher, Mrs. Lewallen!


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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 2014.

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71%

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56%

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64%

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72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

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66%

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65%

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76%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 62% in 2014.

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47%

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44%

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59%

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45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

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29%

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25%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

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58%

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57%

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52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

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69%

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64%

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The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 61% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 64% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 59% in 2014.

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The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

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Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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".
  • 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 92% 43%
Black 3% 5%
White 3% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2043 N. 64th Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85035
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