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Summit Elementary School

Charter | K-8 | 535 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted June 1, 2014

My children's have been going to this school for about 3 years yea they have this thing called dollar dress down every friday but it's to raise money.When it comes to workout the little ones take the gym and the older kids take the field.This year of 2014 champion school won about 5-7 theories by the stuff and students for sports and acdiamics. The teachers are great if you were to pass by the school you'll see teachers every Saturday and Sunday staying to find new ways for helping the students. Champion school shows students to never give up,try your hardest.ect... But besides being a great school the teachers care about the students my son had mr Marcelle in the last day of school Marcelle told his students he"ll miss them, that he couldnt ask for a better class both of them. mrs sawyer ms ray and coach Taylor made a big inpack in the school and students, ms sawyer bought laptops for the whole school.they have 2013 charter school of the year I couldnt put my children's in a better school. Thxs to the teachers, office stuff, ns students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2014

The office staff is the worst!!!!! The bus driver lady has such a bad attitude and the coach is one bad principle they have real bad food never enough food for all the kids some kids have to be given sandwiches .wen the menu food runs out they are harsh on the little ones when it comes to fitness they will have them training out in the heat while the older ones are in the gym the only good thing about this school are the teachers they are all great in there own way. I dont recommend this school to anyone. My two children have been there for two years and this will be the last .. They also charge children 1$ every Friday for free dress day they demand friday school for the children who are behind yet they will give detention if the kids do not assist yet they dont provide transportation .i moved my children here for a better expirience for them . Yet they dislike it so much ..the bus driver will make em wait for about 15 to half an hr in the heat bfore she would let them on the bus in mid summer just bad bad .. Dont swich to this school :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2011

This school has really gone down hill... I am very unhappy with the principals and the teachers.. I really do not see any improvement. My 3 kids are moving schools ASAP I can not keep them here for the following year.. I DO NOT recomend this school to any child that wants to excel in there academics. WORSE school in South Phoenix..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2011

Its funny to see such positive reviews but yet such LOW test scores on AIMS. It makes you wonder if the owner is writing the positive reviews ...just a thought. Oh yes, I wonder if people would want to send their child to a school that DIDN'T pay five teachers their two last paychecks because of funding but yet a year later builds a new school. Mind you two of these teachers had to relocate and were punished for it by not being paid. What is important here? I hope the school the best, its just sad education is not put first


Posted April 19, 2011

Champion Schools is making a mark on how students learn. These students are becoming more engaged in the classroom and interested in school by implementing an athletic/workout program for students of all age. The students greatly enjoy all the coaches/teachers and athletic programs that are set in place for them before and after school. Thank you Champion Schools for encouraging a healthy and fit student population!


Posted March 25, 2011

My family has shared many wonderful experiences with Summit . We have been part of the Summit family for 6 years. I appreciate all the activities the school has to offer. The teachers are experienced and the environment is inviting. Go Stingers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

My son is in kindergarten this year and he truly enjoys the environment. He could barely write his name when he started here and now he is writing sentences and even reading. I am very impressed with his growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

My daughter loves Mrs.Ruiz. I am impressed with how dedicated she is to the childern in her class. She has prepared my daughter far more then I had expected for the first grade. . This school is awsome, I have recommended it to all of my family and friends. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

My grandson attends Summit. I have grand daughters that attended this school when they were young. They are now in high school and are very successful. I really love this school. I am really looking forward to enrolling my other grand son next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

This school needs a major makeover. The office staff was very rude and seemed as if she did not care. The kindergarten teacher acted as if she ran the school and all problems needed to be run through her. I will not be sending my daughter to first grade here because of the first grade teacher ms jones...she acts as if she is intelligent but after observing her with her class, i was not impressed at all. her grammar is not correct and she seems to have little classroom management skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2010

This school was one of the worst facilities I've ever been in. The teachers there try their best with what little they have. But they have no support from the administration. It's ridiculous how unorganized this school is and how little the administration actually care about the students academically. The school has no disipline program or curriculum to follow. Lunches come from taco bell or wendys and are served cold to the students in their classrooms. They have no playground for the students to play on, instead they let the students go to the park field behind the school that homeless people flood. It was the worst school I've ever witnessed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 5, 2009

My son has a wonderful kindergarten teacher. He loves going to school everyday. I am very impressed with her classroom management. I am not pleased with some of the other staff nor the lack of athletics for the younger children. I am not to sure about the 1st grade teacher she dosen't seem to be nuturing. I will be placing him in a different school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

The principal is never available to meet. I feel like there is no continuity or consistency between the staff, classroom rules, and the sports program. I feel like things are promised with no follow through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

The teachers at Summit Elementary are caring professionals, who understand the strengths and weaknesses of each of their students, and teach accordingly. I am thrilled that my child is a part of this learning community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

I think summit is an excellent school. I love the way all the staff treats you like family, and if you have any problems they help you work them out. I know I have made the right choice sending my daughter to Summit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

this school has a strong curriculum and loving environment. i couldnt imagine placing my children anywhere else!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

I love this School!! The coaches are amazing. They do a great job, in building the kids confidence in athletics and in the classroom. The sports progarm is one of the best. Coach Taylor has turned kid's attitudes around!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

What this school lacks is leadership and engaging staff. I was very disappointed in the leaving of several staff members. The school has only gone downhill from there. The office staff can be a little more welcoming and kid friendly and the principal should be more available to meet concerned parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

i removed my child recently from the 1st grade class at this school. i did not appreciate my child being talked down to and snapped at to gain their attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

My son first started Summit Elementary last year after I realized that the district I was moving to no longer offered any arts programs. My son greatly enjoyed first grade. Not only was he learning all the things he needed, but also more advanced things as well. I was amazed at how quickly my son was learning how to do math, especially math at the 3rd grade level. He was able to experience many activities no longer offered in a public school. Not only is her learning Spanish and about computers, but attends at least one field trip a month sometimes even two or three-something most schools have eliminated. Although we are moving to Mesa soon, he will still be attending because in his words he loves the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

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 63% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Plus".

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 71% 43%
Black 23% 5%
White 4% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 68%N/A47%
Female 45%N/A49%
Male 55%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1313 N 2nd St 17
Phoenix, AZ 85040
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