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Sevilla Primary School

Public | K-3 & ungraded | 867 students


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Posted August 12, 2014

These sights that show that the school is a 20:1 ratio is so incorrect, the norm is at least 30 students to 1 teacher, with NO teacher assistants nor parental help!!! The y can not evaluate a child correctly with that many children and can't even hold parent/teacher conferences because they have to many children, but they still pass on each child to the next grade. There is hardly ever a teacher present when you drop off your child (and if there is one it is ONLY 1). I have never seen a crosswalk person either. The police reports for just this school (not the area around it) is extremely scary and I would not want my child there, unfortunatly I have to keep my child there at this moment due to certain circumstances!!! Do not blame the teachers, it is the schools and our government who can not help to get better and more schools, but this is NOT a school that I would want my child to go to because of the ratio, area and just flat out not enought leadership or involvement.I would give NO stars if it allowed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 24, 2013

This school is good! It could be great, but I say good because I came into this school with very little faith in it. When my daughter started struggling I requested the school test my child and they did as I requested. The school physicrist began to follow up with me and my child and did a really good job at it. I'm grateful for the diligence that was taken to to examin her. For that thank you!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 30, 2006

very inteligent teachers esspecialy Mrs.Thornton!
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 29, 2006

Sevilla is a great school with some very dedicated teachers. I am amazed at their ability to teach these kids with all of the junk that Arizona piles on them. I observed a 3rd grade class and was extremely impressed with what the teacher was able to do. She had to teach in 2 languages and got a new non english speaking student while I was there. Sevilla is another example of the issues facing a lot of Arizona schools. Too many kids not enough teachers and emphisis on always helping the lowest kids at the expense of the higher kids. With little or no parental involvement it puts a lot of work on the staff. I also want to say that I am not a teacher not do I work for Sevilla. I am a corporate trainer and observed a 3rd grade class on a monday.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 31, 2006

Sevilla Primary has a good quality to the programs. The art and Music programs are great my child has learned so much about the different art forms and people involved in bringing about those forms. The music program impressed the imoptance of music in every day life and learning. Parent involment is highly encouraged but I feel not many take the oppertunity to help out and get involved. However I feel the level of teacher supervision at 'free times' is well below a level I can accept. There have been far too many problems involving hurtfull words, hitting,pushing and the such that went unseen and unpunished.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 4, 2006

I worked at this school last year and the staff is great and there many opportunioties for parental envolvement.
—Submitted by a staff

Posted February 26, 2005

My daughter goes to this school and she absolutely loves it. The staff is so kind and welcoming. It sure makes life easier when trying to get a child off to school in the morning know that everyone there will welcome her.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 28, 2004

I don't know anything good to say about this school. My son use to attend a great school in the Scottsdale area. Now we bought a house in this area. I dislike the whole concept of this schools. First the teachers there are not challeging my child enough he gets one page of home work per day, and he dose the darn thing in less than 2min. I had to find him a great tutor that showed him more in 1yr, than the two years he has attended this school. Unfourtunenly his tutor past away labor day. Now I am left wondering,' do i spend another year having my son fall behinde? Do I let all of his tutors hard work go to waste? All kids need to be challenged if left unchallenged they will not find school exciting. This school needs to give more homework. Keep them wanting more is the key!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 7, 2003

I think that Sevilla is a school in which the principal and teachers truly care about the achievement of its students. It is a very nurturing environment for children. It is obvious that the teachers and staff are very dedicated to ensuring success for each student.

Posted October 15, 2002

I think the security can be improved. Yesterday my husband picked up our daughter and NO one asked for his ID. They don't know him from a hole in the wall. BAD BAD

Posted October 15, 2002

The new principal is a great asset to the school freindly & nice. It would nice to have more parent involement in the school.

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The state average for Math was 69% in 2014.









The state average for Reading was 78% 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

  • 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".

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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 79% 43%
White 8% 42%
Black 7% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3801 W. Missouri
Phoenix, AZ 85019
Phone: (602) 242-0281


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