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Bret R. Tarver

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Posted November 8, 2013

It's a good school of you are hispanic, there is no support there for kids because the principal is smug. Kids get bullied and nothing is done but when a kid sticks up for theirselves it's the end of the world. This school shows what is wrong with the south west, when you cater to one group of people
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

Both of my kids went to this school. And it was beyond the best school my kids have ever went to. Teachers and Staff are awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

My child loves this school. And we are very sad to hear that maybe in 2009 we might wont be going there because of the boundary changes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

My son just started Kindergarten at Tarver and we are so happy with this school! First week was rough because he had never been in school. But his teacher Mrs Johnson was patient enough to let him adjust to his new environment and now he goes to school with a smile on his face. This school is awesome. The teachers really care for their students like they are theirchildren. The reward system is great. They teach you how to be kind, and how to always do nice things for people! Great parent teacher communication. Wonderful principle. Best school on the westside!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

great school great teachers, great programs great principal great safety and disceplen we love this school!!! -way to go Bret Tarver
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Posted July 2, 2007

Tarver is a great school. I have two children and both teachers that they had went above and beyond what was to be expected from teachers! way to go Ms Martin and Miss Gaurinck
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Posted July 11, 2003

I couldn't of asked for a better teacher than Mr.Palmer. He made my daughers learning fun, and she enjoyed coming to school every day! He went far beyond what I expected a public school teacher to do. One downside of the school though are the parents. Mr.Palmer also taught my daugher computers. Many newly hired teachers seem to be young and inexperienced instead of veteran teachers. Is this school or disrict problem? You can request your teacher at this school, so be sure to do your homework!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2002

Bret Tarver is a beautiful school with great teachers!


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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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

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 65% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
77%
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 91% 43%
Black 5% 5%
White 2% 42%
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 92%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4308 N. 51st Avenue
Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ 85031
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