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Sunnyslope Elementary School

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Posted September 13, 2009

The new building is wonderful. The office staff is very helpful. The principal is an amazingly competent and caring individual. She takes interest in each and every child. Our sons teacher was excellent. The after school care (PAC) is affordable and excellent. Children are pushed to do their personal best so a bright child can excel in a heterogeneous classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

The staff are friendly and helpful whenever I speak to them. School looks great since rebuilt but the layout is confusing, no dedicated drop off point marked. Lacking in parking for events and it is not a closed campus. Anyone could walk in as security there seems non-existent. Always have half the gate open so people are fighting to get in and out of the parking lot. Lack of information for parents and students at beginning of school. Nice staff but poorly operated
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

I love this school and the teachers are very nice and patient
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2005

The teachers and staff have a great dedication to the children. I was amazed at the lack of parent participation in the programs I have attended at the school. I also was a little disappointed that most of the material available addressed free assistance programs rather than what the children have accomplished ot are currently working on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

New school. Very nice. Still waiting to review the curriculum. (First day was yesterday).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

Sunnyslope Elementary is an excellent school based on teacher quality and commitment to student achievement. Inovative methods and use of researched based techniques focus on increasing the academic capabilities of all children in an exremely diverse student population. Music, art and physical education are given serious consideration as part of a curriculum educating the whole child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2004

Assistant principal is very responsive. Teachers seem to be conscientious but need help responding to parents phone calls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

A very special school that cares about all students. Very gifted teachers and programs.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
41%

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 65% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
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 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 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
Hispanic 78% 43%
White 13% 42%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 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 100%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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245 East Mountain View Road
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Phone: (602) 347-4300

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