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Roadrunner School

Public | PK-12 & ungraded | 248 students

 

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Posted May 26, 2013

Roadrunner is an AMAZING school who is willing to work with ANY child and their family. Once your child is on their campus they become part of the Roadrunner family. Everyone there wants the children to succeed and be able to return to typical schools. We will miss the principal greatly, but know that nothing will be compromised because she set up such a great transition plan. Roadrunner is amazing for those gray area kids that get shuffled around with various diagnosis
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

I give this school a zero. Their staff is inappropriate and unprofessional and I have witnessed this behavior on more than one occasion. IEP meeting are a total joke with these people, all you do is go round in round in circles and get know where. I would never recommend anyone put their child in this school....they need to get rid of half the staff and completely restructure this school. They do not follow the behavioral management program the way they are supposed to and it effects every kid in this school negatively. It took me a over a year to get my kid out of this school. I truly believe it will take my son quite a while to get over the way this school treated him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

This school is awful. They call you to tattle on your child as if you can take care of something that they are suppose to be equiped to handle. They don't let you know anything that goes on until it's blown way out of control. There is no way for a child to be a child at this school. They nit pick on every little thing even the most minor issues and I've actually walked in on them arguing with my child and others. They argue with me on the phone. I say run away from this school as fast as you can. They suck you in and then your poor kid can't get out! My childs grades are poor now but has always been am A/B student but now is getting F's. I'm working on a different placement it's that bad!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

The Education that my daughter recives at this school is only so-so. They don't care if the homework done is right or wrong as long as it is finished, an they get an A for it. So now my daughter thinks it's ok to put any answer on the paper as long as it is finished.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

My son has attended this School since Kindergarten. He has a mixed diagnosis of emotional disabilities and Roadrunner has always done their best to accomodate him through his difficulties. While I don't always agree with some of the rules, I agree with the set-up and structure of the School. There are like any School good and bad teachers and we have had our share of each. My son has tried to be mainstreamed once unsuccessfully so at this point we know that Roadrunner is the best placement. For a child with bipolar, OCD, and tourette's this has been a life saver. A place where no where else would have put up with the behaviors that Roadrunner does. He is accepted by not only the Administration but also his peers as they are dealing with the same behavior issues. The kids are all for one and one for all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2006

I am impressed with this school. My son is in the self-contained autism preschool class, and he loves it. He started in February of this year with no words, and now he has speech, sings and is becoming more social. The teachers and aides are friendly and professional, and give daily feedback on his progress and behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

I feel that this school has excellent academic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2003

The staff there does not acknowledges disabilities even with a Dr.'s evaluation on file, nor are they trained in most cases to deal appropriatly with disabilities. Our child still suffers from the lasting affects of trauma this school has left her with. We have now learned that we can write administrative complaints about any wrong doing to the Arizona Deptment of Education and we have 3 years to write these complaints. Please let everyone know this is not an appropriate school for special needs kids.


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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.
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The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 75% 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.

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The state average for Reading was 77% 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

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The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 56% 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 63% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 53% 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.

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The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 52% 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 58% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

16 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 62% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 70% 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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing".
  • 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 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
White 64% 42%
Hispanic 23% 43%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
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 33%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (602) 493-6222

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
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