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Washington Elementary School

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Posted April 21, 2014

School was infested with lice. Teachers are always gone never there to get to know there students and have content subs. Office lady next to the door is rude and unprofessional. They lost my kid by placing her elsewhere with another class. No student of the month for the kids. boring school no activities. Took her out immediately. They don't watch them during pick up nor do they give a care of parents point of views. Goodluck all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2009

I love this school, all the teachers and staff are really good with all the kids and the secretaries are wonderfull
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2007

I had two kids there & both did exellent every time I see them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

The teachers were good and most were kind to my kids during their years there (I had two kids there for three years). I was happy with the amount they learned and how they learned to read and write and do math. I was also happy with the amount of homework. I wished they could have had more field trips and better recess stuff to play with because the kids were always complaining about those two things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

I feel that the people in the office (not the secretaries) are rude. They talk about the kids but they don't seem to like them. The teachers are nice to the kids but there seems to be tension between the teachers and parents and the people in office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

My biggest complaint about the school is the fact that when the students are released from class at the end of the school day, those students that are picked up by parents are herded like cattle into waiting vehicles. The administration at the site has no less than 4, and usually more, teachers and staff directing traffic, urging parents to get bumper to bumper with the car in from of them. It's quite irritating on several different levels. Should I follow the hand waving of this teacher, that teacher, the other teacher over there. Plus, they make it seem as if we're not intelligent enough to pull up when the vehicle in front of us moves out. The Police Officer at the school said, recently, to another teacher, 'With this many people out here, there is going to be an accident someday.' Sums it up for me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

This school is great eventhough it has it challenges.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted July 15, 2005

I believe they are trying to improve the school's academic programs but with the language barrier between teachers and students it will be very difficult.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

The teachers try but they just don't have the support they need. There is not enough training, classes are overcrowded and we are buying our own supplies!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 1, 2005

I really wanted to like this school, it has low child to teacher ratio, it's been remodeled and has a really nice campus. However, my son is in the first grade and I'm really getting frustrated. They started the 'Early out' program on Wednesday's to supposedly help the teachers with preparation and training time. The only results I've seen from this are less class time than usual. The kids are only in class for 6 hours as it is and only for 5 hours on Wednesdays. That makes for a total of 29 hours a week! I believe in order for our kids to really get an edge in education they need more hours in the classroom. I'm very disappointed in the response I get from my son's teacher also. I've repeatedly asked to have his hearing tested and his speech, with no response from his teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

Both of our children have attended Washington Elementary School. We are pleased with the quality of the academic programs. The architecture of the school is inspiring to the students, providing them with a comfortable atmosphere for learning. There are music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities available, yet it is our belief that at this age, the core academic curriculum is most important. The students' parents are involved, and given an opportunity for input, yet they are more involved with social activities than academic ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2004

Washington elementary has a wonderful teacher for special needs children in the first grade. My son just started there at the beginning of the year. When he started he didn't know how to read write or do math except for basic counting. Now he can count to 100 he can add and subtract and he can read. The staff at the school are very good with him and they try to meet all the needs that he has. He has accomplished so much since starting in this school. He went to a different school last year and the teacher would tell them how stupid they all were or that they were to much trouble and send them home. I just think this school is top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

My children go to Ocotillo and I am very satisfied with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2004

This is an excellant elementary school. It focuses on the children, and their needs. It has grown in size in the last 6 to 8 years. It has not lost sight of its goals for the kids. The staff is caring.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

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 63% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
64%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
69%
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 69% 43%
White 13% 42%
Black 10% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 100%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8033 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85051
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