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Wildfire Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted April 25, 2010

I love this school because of the education my children receive and the outstanding teachers they have. The caring staff, teachers and Dr. Bales make the difference at Wildfire Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Wildfire offers the Core Knowledge curriculum, but most importantly the caring teachers, staff, and volunteers all go the extra mile and make it the BEST for the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I love teaching at Wildfire! It is my neighborhood school, the families are so supportive, and the Core Knowledge curriculum is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

The Core Knowledge curriculum is fantastic and we have the best teachers!!! We are also very lucky to have such involved parents that help make Wildfire be the best it can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Great principal. Learning conducive environment. Families are involved. Help advance your child should they require it. My child really loves going to school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

We love Wildfire! The teachers are fantastic, the core knowledge curriculum is wonderful and our principal, Dr.Bales is so involved. Our son goes to school with a smile on his face everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Wildfire Elementary is a school where the teachers care about their students and create a fun learning environment. Thanks Wildfire!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Wildfire Elementary school is the best school of all the schools, and there have been quite a few, my children have gone too. The Teachers are the best, the Principal is Exceptional and the curriculum is excellent. I am very proud to be a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Wildfire Elementary is a great school. The teachers want all their students to exceed as does Dr. Bales. The Core Knowledge curriculum is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Fabulous School, Amazing kids, Wonderful Teachers, Fantastic Families and an Unbelievable Principal. Families are crossing boundaries to be a part of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Thr principle Dr Bale... I love that he is always around.. very personal and always remembers your name!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

The core knowledge program is unparalleled..it makes learning fun. The leadership, lead by Dr Bales, sets a respectful and confident tone for a positive learning environment. The parent support and involvement rivals any school...another key component to successful learning. Wildfire is simply the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Wildfire has the best teachers ever. The administration all the way to the support staff Wildfire cares about the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The teachers, the Principal, the staff, the school,, the core curriculum, the security, it's all fantastic!! We've been there since it opened and I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

teachers and staff are great!!!Love Core knowledge!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

My grandkids go to this school and are receiving an outstanding education. There is a lot of parent (and grandparent) volunteering and the kids all seem very happy and well behaved.


Posted April 24, 2010

Core Knowledge is an amazing program. Principal and teachers are wonderful. My children are really happy and learning a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

My son is getting an outstanding education at Wildfire. The principal, teachers and staff are excellent. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

My daughter is loving Kindergarten. She would have been fine any where... BUT she is fully engaged and truly thriving because of the wonderful teachers, staff and Core Knowledge program at Wildfire! I can't wait for my other two children to start at Wildfire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Great teachers, great administrator, great kids and great parents! I love teaching at Wildfire!
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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n/a
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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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
White 81% 42%
Hispanic 8% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
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 5%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Computer animation
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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3997 E. Lockwood Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85050
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Phone: (602) 449-2000

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