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South Pointe Elementary School

Charter | K-6 | 366 students

"Our school is best known for meeting the needs of our Community- Success 4 All
 
 

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $60,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $680.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 5, 2014

South Pointe Elementary provides a caring and safe environment for all students and values the community
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 3, 2014

Not a good school at all. Awesome teachers, but not much they can do to improve bad misbehaved students. The principal and vice principal could use more experience.


Posted March 3, 2014

I am an involved parent at South Pointe Elementary School. The teachers and administration are very professional and work very hard with all kinds of children. They do not turn their backs on kids and they do not pass the buck. My child is a 5th grader and has had an incredible year of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2013

As parents we are not happy with this school. I believe the staff is doing the best they can but many of the students are misbehaved which causes disruption in the classroom. Many students are not up to grade level which causes the few that are above to not get the attention and material they need to continue to excel. My son is in the 5th grade and has attended since 3rd grade. He has not done one report and seldom if at all has homework. The teacher he had for 3rd grade & the one he had for 4th grade no longer teaches there. His 5th grade teacher is new to the school. We tried to transfer our son after his 3rd grade year but the principle assured us that many of the troublesome students would not be allowed to return, better teachers were being hired and for us to please stay. But from our experience nothing changed. The only reason he stayed another year (poor choice) was because we believed the new teacher would have greater control of the class. The real issue is the "environment."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2013

South Pointe Elementary School is the best place school in the valley. The students are excited about learning and the families are always welcome. My kids love learning and the entire staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 14, 2013

This school is amazing. It has free: tuiton, uniforms, transportation, tutoring, summer school program, meals, and more The after-school program they offer is great as well! They have hip hop, art, Lego robotics (STEM), remedial math, and serve dinner afterward. There are excellent ELL classes offered at this school. The teachers care about the students and the students care about the teachers. There is always hugging and it is an incredible safe environment. Great student to teacher ratio as well!


Posted May 21, 2013

South Pointe Elementary is the Best School In Phoenix. The entire staff welcomes each child with open arms and a commitment for Excellence. The school really helps parents be parents and supports families that are in need. Everything is FREE and that is incredible. My children get free tutoring, free summer school, free uniforms and free love. Try beating that neighborhood schools with your $40 dollar uniform shirts and $65 dollar transportation fees for dropping children off 3 miles from home. South Pointe puts safety & education first!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

South Pointe Elementary is a parents saving grace. I am a very proud parent several students who attend South Pointe Elementary. The teachers are wonderful and truly care about each students and the principal is always willing to work with you. My children have been blessed by a loving and caring community. My children love going to school everyday and I love knowing that they are safe and well cared for academically and emotionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

I HAVE HAD SO MUCH PROBLEMS WITH ALOT OF SCHOOLS AND PUT MY SON IN FOUR SCHOOLS AROUND THAT AREA HE WAS BULLIED IN EVERY SINGLE ONE. SO FINALLY I TRIED SOUTH POINTE IT DIDNT LOOK NICE ON THE OUTSIDE THE FIRST TIME I WENT THERE BUT NOW IT LOOKS A LITTLE BETTER (THEY ARE TRYING) ANYWAYS MY SON WAS WELL TAKEN CARE OF THERE HIS TEACHER MRS. BELL IS GREAT!!!!!! LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR AND SO IS MY SON HE WAS VERY WORRIED WHEN HE THOUGHT HE WAS GONNA HAVE TO GO TO ANOTHER SCHOOL BUT LUCKY FOR US WE CAN AND WILL KEEP HIM THERE THANKS TO THE STAFF THERE. THEY ARE AWESOME!!! AND SO ARE THE OFFICERS THAT WORK THERE!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

I am also a parent from that same class of 30. i beg to differ with the May 2010 posting, my son recievedone-on-one time and flourished.This campus is a family environment . If you knew the rule "stop at the office first" and are there to regularly pick up your child there would not be a need for a teacher to ask your name. I have never recieved a call home about behavior and my child made the principals list. This school tries to help ALL children....they do not selct the children they deal with everyday and they manage the academic side as well ad help with some serious behavior prblems-I visit my child's class everyday and love the things I see. He is learning-that is the purpose of school not to babysit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

my overall rating is zero because this was my first year having a child in school and south pointe elementary was a nightmare 30 kids in the kindergarten class my son never got one on one time unless he was in trouble they call you for any reason to pick up your kid they try to tell you your child has some kind of disorder just to try to get rid of you after your child made the 100th day they really lose interest in your kid i was able to walk on campus on several occasions and only once was i asked to sign in but never did the teachers ask who i was in art or p.e class someone called with the same last name as our and said to take there kid off the bus and they took my son off instead and didnt even appolgize some place
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

I truly love this school... This school has been closed and reopened.. It is new and improved and better than ever. The principal is a joy and truly cares for the students. Encouraging growth and developing great social skills. The curriculum is challenging which is what our kids need to get and stay motivated about school. The experience has just been delightful and i love the staff there.. Simply a joy, friendly and warm.. Looking fwd to the new school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I am a former student of S.E.E.S. and I don't think you will find a better school out there. The teachers care about each and every single one of their students, even those who are not in there class. They try so hard to make sure that all of their students have the opertunity to leave their school with a degree and not a GED. The faculty is realy top notch, doing every thing in their power and budget to help as many studens as possible. Unlike some other schools in Arizona that don't care how many pass on to college, they just want good test scores. But S.E.E.S is truely unquie among all other schools I have ever been a part of.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
4%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

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44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

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28%
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".
  • 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
Black 47% 5%
Hispanic 44% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
White 1% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Arabic languages
French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club: Hip Hop
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • It's Academic
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Nadine Taylor
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • 602-276-1943
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (602) 953-0831

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Adult education
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
  • Whole Child
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Free Summer School
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Mary's Food Bank
  • 21st Century Grant
  • Lego Robotics
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Sports

Boys sports
  • fun with fitness
Girls sports
  • fun with fitness

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Dance club: Hip Hop
  • Game club
  • Gardening
  • Girls on the run
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • It's Academic
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
366
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
300

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
South Pointe Junior High School
South Pointe High School
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2033 E. Southern Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85040
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Phone: (602) 953-2933

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