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Villa De Paz Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 719 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted April 28, 2014

Ranked A school!!! I wouldn't recommend your child to go to any other school. Respectful staff, encouraging teachers, well educated students and great school spirit! My daughter has been attending VDP since 1st grade. Now in 8th receives all fours on her reportcard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

my daughter just attending VDP elementary school this year, in 6th grad, she never been in USA before in her life at Chinese mother tongue and Egyptian back ground dad, with her great teachers, she is doing more than awesome special with her English and accent. BIG thanks to Mrs. Wells, Mr. Neville and indeed Mr. Neuman great school, great staff. well recommended
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

All five of my children attend Villa De Paz Elementary! The staff in the office are so nice, their teachers are grate in what they do! My children have learn so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2011

i loved this school aseptically my 8th grade science teacher Mr.Erickson. Now that i am no longer attending this school i hope my brothers and sister will have Mr. Erickson he is a fun and enjoyable teacher.My cousin had him when he was at copper king and he too enjoyed him.Some students didn't like the way he teaches becouse he disaplense harshly but most of the students like him. as far as the other teachers they are ok.The students are a little rough around the edges but you get used to them after a couple days.


Posted January 14, 2011

I think as a student its a good school the teachers were exellent, i was dooing so good n that school one they offered me a scholership.


Posted December 7, 2010

As a parent I find it hard to say anything too positive about Villa de Paz. I enjoyed my childrens Kindergarten teacher, out up with the Second Grade teacher, embraced the 7th & 8th Grade Staff, that is until their lastest addition arrived, Mr. E. This one teacher has sucked the life out of the students motivation and the office staff's ignorance or unwillingness to address the issue has destroyed a once closely knitt staff. This school has begon to rot around one bad apple.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

this was a terrible school to attend. discipline was hardly enforced, bullying was open and never punished when i attended. extracurricular activities were hardly present, the gifted program wasn't worthwhile... send your kids somewhere else.


Posted July 30, 2010

As child who attend this school from 1st thru 8th grade I have to say I'm not impressed with the schooling I was given at Villa de Paz.. Tell me how is it that none of the teachers found my dyslexia til i was in high school?


Posted April 28, 2010

This school has the greatest teachers that are willing to work with parents to achieve the goals students need to meet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Since attending Villa De Paz in 07 my children have imporved in many areas and the staff really care about their progress
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

They are just great my child learns alot im so proud to call this my childs school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

As a teacher at Villa I feel we have made great strides to have our school be a safe environment for our students. We are a Highly Performing school and that came from a lot of hard work from students, parents and teachers. I enjoy working at Villa and hope our students and parents do too.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 20, 2009

Great teachers and overall a great school, little to no discipline issues. I am very involved in the school and can not say enough on how wonderful the staff and administrators are!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Well, from the comments of other parents i can see that i'm not the only that has a problem with the lack of extracurricular activities & the lack of safety (open/no gate on west side)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2008

Villa de Paz is an above average school with above average teachers. My kids went attended K-8 there a few years ago. Both are doing well in high school and I expect them to graduate in the top one percent of their class. In general they had great teachers. I was involved in their classrooms, so I knew the teachers. Parental involvement makes all the difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

I have 2 boys at Ville de Paz. 4 years now. I think they do a great job with what they have, which unfortunately isn't alot. Parents don't volunteer, they shirk their responsibility for parenting off onto the teacher. Parents should always be on top of their kids education. That is not the job of the teacher. A teacher is there to teach the academics but as far as the rest, culture, respect, morals....that falls to the parent. I do feel there are alot of undisciplined kids, but that doesn't fall to the school, parents need to step up and stop blaming teachers for everything their kids do. They need extra curricular programs. A good band class with the chance of advancing to advanced band, etc. I would love that for my kids. Overall I give them a B....they try hard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

My two boys attended Villa de Paz and we were very pleased with the teachers and staff. The bottom line for all students seemed to always be 'in the best interest of the child'. My sophmore son passed his AIMS writing with flying colors and was 1 point short for his AIMS math..and that was the first go round! I credit VdP teachers as he was there from 3rd-8th grades. I think as long as parents take care of their teaching of morals and ethics at home, Villa de Paz is quite capable of teaching willing students their academics. The extracurricular activities have dropped, though, as the years have gone by, and that is a shame, but more a district problem than individual school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

My son has gone to Villa de Paz since kindergarten and now is in 7th grade he has had 3 decent teachers. ( the ones that really teach and assign challenging work) Until fifth grade he always a great student A's and B's on the honor role, the last 2 years he has had C's and D's and the work he is asked to do is alot of review I think he needs to have challenging work if he is bored he starts talking to others around him and goofing around whicxh leads to poor performance. I have often wondered if he did go to another school how far behind he would be academically. I hope that the AIMS testing requirements go away I don't think my son will be able to pass this test to graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

My daughter attends preschool at this school. It's a great preschool program and the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Most teachers at this school dont call the parents to inform them of any behavioral issues. The overall student body are definitly not being taught how to respect each other.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
39%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
31%

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 58% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
78%
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 62% 43%
White 23% 42%
Black 10% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 80%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4940 North 103rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85037
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