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Richard E Miller School

Public | K-5 | 592 students

 

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Posted March 28, 2010

I just moved to Phoenix from Wisconsin and was so worried about finding an adequate school and one that equaled their excellent school in Milwaukee, WI, and I am very happy with R.E. Miller. My children were so happy their first day of school and we are all satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

I am a parent of 3 and i must say re miller is exceptional in many aspects. The family involvemt is awsome the teachers r great. I truly am proub to be a Firebird parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

REM is a great school. The teachers are wonderful and they give the adequate attention needed to their students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Miller is a wonderful school with a great sense of community. The teachers are wonderful and my children get a fantastic education and have friendships that will last a lifetime. I have been at Miller for 6 years now and would never consider going anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

My Child has attended RE Miller since Pre-School, and will enter the 4th grade in August. All of his teachers have been supportive and encouraging, and I have no expectations of enrolling him elsewhere. He is excelling academically as well as socially, and even though there have been a few spatters of not so spectacular experiences, this school is still my #1 choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2005

My child tells me of consistent disruptive and violent behavior in her classroom. My impression is lack of discipline and control being administered by her teacher. My child has been victim of bullies and has been punched, slapped and shoved during the last two months of her enrollment. I have brought this to the attention of the school 3 times and it is continuing. I am moving to another school district this summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

All of our children have received an excellent education at Richard. E. Miller. My oldest daughter is currently at University of Arizona majoring in journalism, my 18 year old daughter is headed off to Northern Arizona University to become a music teacher, my oldest son, a junior at Sunnyslope High School is our technical guru and my youngest is still at REM in the 6th grade. All of our children blossomed at REM, they were taught, encouraged and coached by REM's dedicated teachers and staff. They were/are in an excellent enrichment program called Project Potential that gave them skills to excell in high school and beyond. I enjoyed volunteering in the classroom, participate on the site council and be involved with an active PTO with hundreds of other involved and caring parents. Being part of the REM family for the past 17 years has enriched our lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

We are in our third year at this school and we are still extremely pleased. The principal is outstanding by knowing just about everyone on a first name basis. The principal truly cares as she walks thru the campus and smiles and provides leadership. Most of the teachers are seasoned educators with years of experience under their belt. The teachers with more experience often reach out to help those with less experience. The diversity is a great reflection of our community. There is a great focus on helping kids with special needs, the gifted and those who need extra help. Shop the school--- spend one hour with the principal and you'll be sold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

This is an exceptional school with dedicated teachers and staff. It has a high level of parental involvement and we have been very happy there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2005

This school has really caring teachers and a caring principal. I think the student population is diverse and mixed, which exposes my child to different backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses. We love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2004

The school has a good teacher-to-child ration and the teachers seem to care. Many teachers have been there 10 years or more. The principal has an open-door policy as well
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

Good school but after school program is lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

The principal has a wonderful 'open door' policy. I felt she was always available, really listened to my requests and helped with positive suggestions. My son's first grade teacher was excellent! We could not have asked for a better fit. I believe my child is safe at this school, is known by other teachers and not simply another child in the midst of a large institution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

We moved here from Illinois and my son started the second semester in Kinder. I am impressed with the after-school, summer, and parenting programs that were offered. The principal has an open door policy and all the staff is very friendly. However, after volunteering 1 hour a week for a few months, I realized that my son was not being challenged and the classroom setting was more like a pre-school environment than academic preparation. We are ending the year now and I expressed my concerns that there were numerous kids who could not even read 'sight' words. The reaction seems to be that maybe my expectations are too high. After talking with more parents, they assured me that the R.E. Miller experience like any school really depends on the teacher. My advice would be to ask lots of questions and most of all, volunteer in the classroom.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

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 63% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
65%
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".
  • 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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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 38% 42%
White 24% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 18% 6%
Black 15% 5%
Asian 4% 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 77%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:25 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Shannon Bonnette
Fax number
  • (602) 347-3020

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2021 West Alice
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