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Tomahawk School

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Posted April 23, 2013

I went to tomahawk from K-2nd grade back in the 90's. My daughter is now in Kindergarten there. I am VERY pleased with the education and teaching style. It is very traditional and that seems to fit her perfectly as we have a traditional home environment as well. Many of the same people have worked here for the last 30 years and that goes to show you how much the staff cares and how well your chikdren will be taken care of. My daughter is 1/2 mexican and 1/2 white but looks white. We do not have issues due to skin color or race(as stated below in another comment). The staff is friendly, pays attention to the needs of my child and is always available to answer any questions I have. The diversity of race in this school is what makes it really special. My child has learned that skin color, religion or race are NOT what matters. I wouldn't take her out of Tomahawk unless I absolutely had to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2012

Im not very happy with this school. My kids have had issues on the playground and the aids in charge of them do NOT even speak english. I have no issue with race however in a public school they should be required to speak english and not rely on other students to translate and get stories mixed up from these kids. When you take an issue to the principal it doesnt seem like its resolved. There is A LOT of bullying going on from such young kids its sad. Also its very clicky here. If your kids are whit they will be singled out simply because of their skin color. I dont like it. I raise my kids that everyone is equal but this school obviously doesnt follow that opinion. I am anxious to find a better school for my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

I went to Tomahawk from 2nd to 5th. and i have mixed feelings about. Tomahawk. I enjoyed the fact that the teachers cared and that the students did respect the students. I did witness bullying that went untreated. But i do have good memories from that school, i grew up with the same students, made made good friends. I found that comforting. But there are some student that i know can cause huge problems. Of course, i haven't been there for over four years, i'm currently in high school. I don't know how much the school has changed.


Posted May 28, 2010

I really like this elementary school the staff and teachers always are cooperative have the questions and answers my brother always has homework and is very motivated in going to school even if sick he wants to go he has been at Tomahawk Elementary since Kindergarden and now in 1st grade and now going to 2nd grade and the vacation is very short so it is very good so that student doesnt forget the material of the grade before I really enjoy meeting the new teachers and staff of my brother they are very nice and positive Thanks teachers and staff for a safe,well maintained school keep it up!


Posted April 23, 2010

I would not even rate this school. It is out of control. The kids here have the same attitude as teachers they just dont care anymore. My kids went to this school for less then a month and then I pulled them out to home school. With in that month my daughter seen a kid with a knife on campus. Went to school never brought any home work home. The teacher was playing wii with the kids in class all day. During the Galileo test my daughter scored 130 above this school. If I were a parent looking for a good school this would NOT be my choice! Too many bullies go to this school and nothing is being done about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2005

My child is currently in the 1st grade and loves Tomahawk. The teachers and the administrators make each child feel valuable and that they belong. My son is on a higher reading level than the majority of his class and his teacher is very careful not to single him out. His work is more challeging then the rest of the class but the other students do not know about it. This is a very good and very safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

I am extrememly impressed with the teachers at the school. The academic programs towards reading are wonderful. The math program needs a lot of work. The principal needs to be more involve in her school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2005

The kindergarten program was good overall. I felt it could have been better in the areas of parent involvement and more organized classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2005

This was once an A+ school when my daughter attended. However, when I visited last year the school seems to have taken a slide. At release time it was really a wild scene. I think this reflects on the level of student respect at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

My daughter went to this school K thru 6 and I was really impressed with the education that she received. This school was awarded the A+ designation by the state of Arizona. The school has recently expanded and many of the classrooms are brand new. The teachers that I came in contact with were all very knowledgable and seemed to really care about the kids in the school. The office personnel are extremely helpful which can be a very good indication of how involved the principal is in creating a welcoming environment for everyone in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

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 65% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
56%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 88% 43%
White 6% 42%
Black 4% 5%
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 87%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7820 West Turney Avenue
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