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Excelencia School

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Posted April 16, 2012

They care about all kids being successful no matter where they come from or how challenging their lives may be. Everyone gets a chance to be awesome here! is a mix of wonderful children from all corners of the earth. They speak many languages, and come from many cultures we have an amazing community of families, exceptional teachers who really care about our school and awesome students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2012

This is NOT in any way a great school. They never send home work home, never send school books and they don't communicate with you very well about your child unless you are of Hispanic descent. I can't wait to take my child out of this school. Unless you are Hispanic, do NOT send your child here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2011

This is a wonderful community school. The children are here to learn and are highly participating, the parents are involved (there is a community center on campus, even), the teachers are dedicated and highly trained, the administration is supportive and fair, the community cares about the school and the school cares about its community. Excelencia is a gem.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 26, 2008

Excelencia is the best school to be a student council president for. I love this school and there are no words to describe what this school means to me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2008

Excelencia school provides students with a safe learning environment where they are encouraged to grow and learn in collaborative groups. My child enjoys going to school here!


Posted January 29, 2008

This school & it's teachers are beyond excellent! We are so happy to have our 2 children here with this wonderful staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
70%

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

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 63% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%

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 63% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%

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 65% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

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".

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 90% 43%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
White 2% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2181 East McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Phone: (602) 381-6000

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