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Sunland Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 592 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2013

So awesome! My kids don't attend here but I'm working on getting them registered. The other Roosevelt schools so bad it s much competitive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

Sunland School has an A ranking which proves that all parties involved, administrators,teachers, parents, and the community take extreme pride in making sure they are successful. Every child is viewed as being a unique person, high expectation are set for them to succeed every where they may go.


Posted August 4, 2013

me and my sister went to sunland and now my son is there so far the teachers rock MR.G is a all around good dude keep up the good work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2013

Sunland Elementary is a good school to enroll your kids wanting a good education. However, there are a few negative things about the school, such as having no art class for the children, and a bit of communication problems with the teachers, but other than that the school is decent.


Posted May 17, 2011

This school is the best school in the district! The administration and staff are always available when you need them. The taechers are quality teachers and the principal & vice principal are very humble and liked in the community. Test scores are high and academics come first. The school moto is " At Sunland we do things right, and we do it right the first time".
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 2, 2010

I have two children, who attended last year, we do not live in the district but I can assure this school is great, the teachers, the principals are all great influences to the students. They are always around to speak with and the supervision is great all year around. Also the principals and teachers make sure the students leave the campus safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Sunland school is a wonderfull school I have 3 children at sunland and have had 4 other children that have attended sunland in the past. The princapl cares for each and every child at this school and knows many of the students by name. he greets every child he sees as thay are walking to the class rooms in the morning .The teachers have been there for several years and are great teachers . The wish I would have is that the other schools in the district where as good . If your looking for a good school for you children sunland will not disappoint you . Mrs Valdez
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2004

I have been some what satified with the school it is rating as performing and most teachers are very good but some lack commication skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

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

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
25%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

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

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

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

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
41%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

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

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

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 Plus".
  • 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 94% 43%
White 3% 42%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
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 4%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5401 S. 7th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85041
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