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Bernard Black Elementary School

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Posted March 17, 2014

Pulled my child out of school, she was in kindergarten. She had good grammar before going to that school. While in school she grammar went to pot. Teacher disliked her and we tried to communicate with her. It did not work. Way too much home work for a little child to take home with them. Seemed more like home schooling with the amount they took home. Grammar school needs to REALLY work on grammar. Now we can't undo the poor grammar damage she was taught in that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2012

Bernard Black School is a GREAT school. The whole staff is working harder than ever to make sure the children are being well educated. They have before & after school programs and activities for the kids. I see that parents are more involved and are always welcome. I am very impressed with the turn around of the school in the last couple of years. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 22, 2012

My two children go to school at Benard Black Elementary school. The teachers they have are wonderful and caring. The staff has been very amazing with my children. They went out of their way to make me comfortable bringing my kids to Kinder.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2012

My kids went to school at bernard black and the teachers they had were grade!!! The coaches are wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2011

I am the same parent that reviewed on December 9th, 2009. While I still think Mrs. K was WONDERFUL, I am no longer impressed with this school. They have had a change in leadership, who provides NO followup - even in the most dire of circumstances. I pulled my youngest daughter from this school and she now attends EAGLE, we love it there. My older daughter is completing this year and then will be leaving the district as well. Overall, very dissapointed with this school, despite the fact that there are several very dedicated and caring staff members. Unfortunately, they do not make up for the lack of leadership, communication, or overall quality of eduation being provided. Oh my word, don't even get me started on the food program - terrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

I have had a very good experience so far with Bernard Black. We moved from out of state to AZ, and the principal and assistant principal were so helpful in assisting to get my daughter settled in. Her teacher, Ms. Kelly, has been excellent and very proactive. Additionally, the support staff and PTA leaders are very friendly and knowledgable. So far, I am pleasantly surprised by my experience with Bernard Black.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

The principal is great at this school. She listens to teachers and parents. I also like that she is upfront with what she can do and never tries to over promise and under deliver. With some more time, this school will be excelling! Great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

This school needs much improvement, the teachers did not care much about their students, principal was never around, there was not enough supervision before or after school, the student/teacher ratio was high. I pulled out my child from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

So much improvement, it's unbelievable how far this school has come! The results of their efforts are coming in positive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

The programs for children with special needs are lacking. Also the quality of teachers is just plain poor. I wonder are these people working at the school for a paycheck or to mold future minds and leaders of our society? Parents would be more likely to step up if the school got thier act together and stopped wasting everyones time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

There are a few strong teachers, but can't carry load of others. No support from district ( not surprising ) Very minimal parent involvement, and many disciplinary issues with students. It is very frustrating trying to communicate with principal and Roosevelt District. They are always looking into or studying something, hardly ever any action.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2006

The student teacher ratio is very high and there is no supervision.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
44%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
30%

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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%

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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • 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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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 55% 43%
Black 33% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
White 3% 42%
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 6%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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