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Roadrunner Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 720 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

I am a Parent three kids I love this school because teacher help a lot, they had program for the parents as well. I love that school teach about bulling encourage kids to be nice with all students, Also entire personal show respect to kids and parents they keep us well informed about school new events,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2014

I have had children attend Roadrunner Elementary since 2003. Pros: The school has a new principal who is visible and pleasant and they just hired an assistant principal. The campus has a new STEM building which has not yet been opened. The school offers band and orchestra. They also have family nights and a spring carnival. Cons: The academics are not challenging enough and I believe more homework should be assigned. Overall, it is a decent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Good school I had two kids here teacher work haher rcd with student! During Aims teacher review similar material in class. Teachers help kids with timing test, spelling and there on top of scores. Great school
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Posted April 7, 2012

We are two Roadrunner Students and we LOVE Roadrunner.WE Absolutaly Love our teachers Ms.Prine and Mrs.Anderson.Roadrunner Has a some before school activities like News Crew and Science program.We have 21'st century program after school. Over all this is a Wonderful school:)


Posted October 10, 2011

I love this school for my daughter!! We moved from Albuquerque New Mexico and when she started atthis school she was at kinder level (She was at the end of 1st grade) When she finished in the Summer she was where she was supposed to be!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

this school is good my girl has gone to this school from 2 nd grade to 6th grade and she3 loves it !!! but they need to give out more homework .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

Very nice staff and all around great school...


Posted October 24, 2008

This is my updated review (1st in 2006). I still like the school and the teachers. My Daughter is in Miss Mariani's class this year and loves her teacher - and to me that is what makes a huge diference in a child's education. My daughter is motivated despite the load of homework she is getting this year (little to none homework from K to 2nd grade). I work with her every night on getting her home work done and that is what every parent should do if they want their child to secceed (instead of blaiming the teachers and the school for not providing with quality education). Miss Mariani has been great in comunicating with me. My daughter also loves Mrs Peterson - the Project Potential teacher and all the fun and very educational activities they do in her class. Only giving **** due to the lack of extraculicular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

This school has great teachers and great teachers to come i know. My daughter just loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

Teachers are great--but ELL really ruins the education for everyone else who can speak english-- They need seperate classes for all ELL and More $$ to fund it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

I have to say that this school has greatly disappointed me in regards to the level of education given to my son. He is in 6th grade and comes home w/ no homework from his teacher or from the gifted program teachers. I am informed that testing is going to take place for both regular and gifted program and nothing ever comes of it. It also seems that his teacher is more interested in playing games than teaching our children. I really wish that I would have known that it was this bad before I enrolled my son there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

The new kindergarten teachers there are great. My child loves her class.
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Posted May 7, 2007

Roadrunner is a good school with very caring teachers. I do wish more extracurricular activities were available, such as band and other arts programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2006

Overall I'm pleased with the school & I don't have anything bad to say on the academics side except that I do believe that the kids should have PE more than once a week. My daughter is in Miss. Marianni 3rd grade class and absolutely loves her. My daughter takes lunch everyday & I noticed that she does not finish her lunch and when asked she said that the kids have to eat in a hurry. Thanks Veronika
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

The academic programs at Roadrunner have improved over the last year due to the hard work of the RCA program raising funds to bring back a full time music teacher. A new art teacher and other dedicated staff have made Roadrunner one of the most caring campuses I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

Roadrunner provides an invironment where parents are encouraged to participate in the planning and direction of the school and it's programs. The staff is helpful and willing to maintain open communication with parents to assure the most productive environment for all students. For my son who has had behavioral problems, the staff has worked hard with me and my son to assure that he is in the best environment to encourage not only his accademic progress, but his behavioral progress as well. Even when I was only on campus a few times the past year the staff seemed to remember me and be genuinely interested in what was best for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2005

Okay school. Needs to separate 'unruly' opionions of students and let kids be kids. Too many kids influenced by the outside and try to bring it to the school as in gangs attire etc. I love the Kindergarten teachers and the 4th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

Both my son & I love this school & 1st grade teacher Mrs. Parker.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

Very attentive and caring staff. My son is having a wonderful learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2003

It's not a great school but for the Washington elementary district it's not too painful...some of the staff are either befuddled by the sheer numbers of students or they just were not too bright to begin with..


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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.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
42%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%
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".

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 2013-2014 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 62% 43%
White 23% 42%
Black 7% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 100%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Fax number
  • (602) 347-3120

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
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7702 N. 39th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85051
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Phone: (602) 347-2600

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