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James W. Rice Primary School

Public | PK-3

 

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Posted October 16, 2013

James W. Rice Primary is a GREAT school!! The teacher's are awsome and they motivate their students to be their very Best. The faculty are very friendly and Kind. My daughter who is a 3rd grader (Mrs. Crider) now has attended James W. Rice Primary since Kindergarten and she Loves her school as well as all her Teachers they have all been Great. I certainly recommend this school to other parents they are great with their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2013

had some issues with Kindergarten that ended with me homeschooling, but my child's 1st grade year was very productive and impressing. her teacher cared very much about her as well as all her students. the principal always took action right away when it came to school bullying (even at the bus stops). this is a great school to live by. There is also high parent involvement at this school. I haven't seen this many parents come to a school event since I have been in elementary school.
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Posted March 8, 2010

This school has a great reading program!! my daughter is on kindergarten and she already knows how to read like a 2 grader, teachers really care for the kids.
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Posted March 22, 2009

My children went to school here for a few years and I was completely impressed. The teachers really care about their students and strive to make sure they all succeed. The kids were constantly challenged and pushed to their limits in learning. I would recommend this school to anyone that really has a passion for their childrens education.
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Posted May 1, 2006

Great Teachers! Teachers are motivated and are willing to help all students achieve to their highest potential. Teachers work extra houss after school to help tutor students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2005

Nice school, good teachers. Some activities. High parent involvment.
—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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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 "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 84% 43%
Black 6% 5%
White 6% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 83%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • (623) 848-1998

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4530 W. Campbell Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85031
Phone: (623) 848-8420

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