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Silvestre S Herrera School

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Posted December 11, 2013

Best school ever. I have been to 3 schools prior to Herrera and they were NOTHING compared to this school. Teachers are great, their is so many opportunities for your kid not to mention the fact that everyone is sooo nice and caring, Imma miss herrera :( but take it from a student, I am 65789% overjoyed with Herrera and if I could, I would spend all of high school there too :P


Posted October 22, 2013

The mission of Herrera School is Academic, Artistic and Linguistic Excellence, this drives everything we do! I feel so fortunate to be a part of a staff that has so many caring and dedicated teachers. I am constantly impressed by the commitment of so many of the students as well, they demonstrate such a desire to learn and improve.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 22, 2013

this school is amazing the princaple is very dedicated to improving the school hes first year here. we have the best comunity worker and an amazing jr high math teacher mr. cabezas. oh and we have the GREATEST special ed teacher scott scheese he has helped my sons alot and caught them up
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

I really like how Silvestre S Herrera School Staff are with my children they are really good teachers they help my kids learn alot of stuff and they get alot of help if they dnt understand a subject. I like that my daughter likes going to after school turtering because is helping her alot with her math, social studies...etc i really dont think this school has to improve in anything they are a great school and the teachers really know what they are teaching to my kids. thank you....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

i like this school because is a school that really worries about my childrens learning progress, i ther special nessesaties. And all the Staff are really nice, and when someone has questions about there child to see how they are learning the teachers are allways there to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

All the staff are really good workers in teaching and on doing there job. The kids really learn alot in this school. They also have alot of activites to help our children learn. in my opinion my children have learn alot of subject that they are going to need in the future we are happy and secure in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

My school is a very caring and loving school. The staff truly cares about each and every student and helping them achieve the best of their abilities. The community support strengthens the mission of the school.....LINGUISTIC, ACADEMIC, ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE!!!


Posted October 22, 2013

There is a strong commitment from the teachers to create a safe, welcoming, and creative environment for the students. I feel happy walking through the halls seeing the students safe and ready for their next step in life.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 1, 2013

This is a reply to the below comment by a parent dated on 8/6/13. Your junior high child was placed in math intervention because she has been defined by numerous assessments as being 2-4 grade levels behind in math. The school has made the decision to address her deficiencies in junior high to prepare her for academic success in high school. Math literacy is important for her to be able to access science and to function as a fiscally responsible adult. For the record, Herrera school does not offer any reading or math courses after school, but does offer a study hall for students needing assistance in homework. Your child does participate in one 50-minute period of fine arts per day. Her participation in math intervention solely depends her progress and she will be exited from intervention once she performs at a satisfactory rate on in class assessments and district benchmarks. Please encourage your child to view math as a subject that will only benefit her for the rest of her life. Your child has teachers and administrators that care about her so much that they use their lesson prep time to provide her with extra attention and instruction.


Posted August 6, 2013

This school is horrible!!!!!! My Child is in an intervention group for math! My child takes math and reading courses after school! She signed up for an elective for PM and they keep her back from going to her elective! If this school is so involved for participation in the Fine Arts, LET THE KIDS PARTICIPATE! Can't you teachers do it after school!?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2010

my daughter is in 4th grade & ever since kinder she has ALWAYS had wonderful teachersthe only person I was never pleased w/ was the principal but she got replaced...the fine arts classes have encouraged her many talents...new principal & fine arts building this year "2010" cant wait
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I believe this is by far the most outstanding school in the Phoenix District #1. It offers so many different possibilities for their students. They have great fine arts classes with great teachers who love their job and their students Keep up the good work Herrera School for the fine arts!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2006

I love the school. I also attended this school prior to my children attending. But they need to quit changing principals and start hiring better teacher and more aides.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

Herrera middle school has teachers that take time with the students on a one on one basis when neessary. My daughter was an 8th grade graduate and I was very pleased with their program which includes performing arts as well as academic studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2004

Mrs. Sarah Diaz is the best we need more dedicated teachers like her.


Posted April 12, 2003

Excellent teachers, excellent school.


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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
61%
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 58% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
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 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 92% 43%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
White 2% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1350 S. 11th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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