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William T Machan Elementary School

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Posted October 27, 2013

William T. Machan exemplifies the virtues of excellence and integrity in its mission to educate all students regardless of their race, societal status and learning abilities. The administrative staff are very eager and enthusiastic educators who are on-hand in helping the teachers to fulfill their significant part in fulfilling Machan's mission. The teachers, on the other hand, are very receptive to feedback, and readily apply additional knowledge they receive. I know this from the heart because I am one of the new teachers who joined Machan this year. The school also offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities in arts, band, music, sports and academics. I am fortunate to be at Machan which I consider my second home. The staff are very friendly, family-oriented, hard-working and objective-driven. With strong relationship with the students, parents and the community, the students know that they are taken good care of.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 12, 2010

The students and their families work hard to do what they can for the school. The teachers are all their because they love working with these great students and their families and go above and beyond to advocate for their students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 14, 2008

well im from the 08 class and this school was great. the teachers are really good at helping the students and its a very controlled enviroment. the school overall is good its just the lack of respect kids have these days that make the school look bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2007

If we were talking about Machan last year I would not have much to say; however only a few weeks into the 2007-08 school year I must say I am impressed. I believe the school did slot of revaluating during the summer & @ the 1st open house I believe that they accepted their downfalls & sound like they are going to become more of a proud school. Im going to be supportive & have given Machan another chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

Large English Learner population and lots of potential to be a great school with teacher retention.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted July 28, 2005

I have had at least one of my children in this elementary school for the past 15 years. I believe WT Machan has the best school 'climate' of any elementary school I have seen (I have worked for 3 different elementary schols during the last 15 years). This K - 8 grade school has promoted 'community' in its students from the first day kids come on campus as 5 year olds. My children have gotten a good education - the teaching staff is excellent. Two of my children have been able to successfully participate in the rigorous IB college prep program in high school. The staff have done their job in preparing my kids to be successful high school students. Machan has a dual language program available. This program has allowed my kids to be second language communicators from a young age. Parent involvement is highly encourages. Great School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2002

The primary language spoken is Spanish, students that are not spanish speaking are often left out. Meetings are primarily in spanish, engilish only individuals are left out. Spanish speaking students suffer for this when they reach high school and they will then be required to participate in English. Some very brilliant minds are pushed to quit school because the English language was not priority. Those children paying for their lunch are denied a decent meal if their money has run out. Parents are not notified when this happens. Programs, staff and teachers prior to 1980 wereavailable to all students and treated all fairly. Students were all prepared to participate in high school. I feel that Machan has the ability to do better. Many of the graduates prior to 1980 are doing very well today. To many children are left behind.


Posted October 15, 2002

Machan is two way immersion school that has some of the best biligual teachers in the state. The learning envirnoment is so positive and the childern are so happy . If you want your child to learn a second language this is the best school to achieve that goal.


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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
37%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

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 58% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%

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

  • 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".

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 94% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
White 2% 42%
Black 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 97%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2140 E. Virginia Ave.
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