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Charles W. Harris School

Public | K-8 | 1071 students

 

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Posted December 11, 2008

In the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year I transffered my child to Harris for the help offered to kids by way of intervention in math and reading and the supplemental services. After 2 months of bullying (by many) in the form of name calling and physical abuse with no help from the Teacher, then 2 visits with the Principal. I was forced to make a decision over my kid's education, or safety and happiness. I chose the 2nd option. After only 2 month I transfered my child again. This time for his safety. I sent two detailed letters (2nd being certified) of what we had been through to Dr. Chavez at the District Office who returned a call two weeks later. He was arrogant uncaring and showed absolutely no compassion to what my child was put through. Lots of bullies, not enough leadership at this school and District Office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

My daughter just started going to this school last year 2007 and she has improved alot in her reading and everything else. I really think the teachers at this school really care and work really hard to make sure the students meet the level they need to be in at their grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

The teachers are wonderful. They really have a heart for teaching when the stay and put up with political issues that arrise from administration. The discipline is not consistent through out the whole school. Too many want control of what goes on within the school and the whole meaning of why we are there is lost. Its sad when the principal can not be as good of a leader as the teachers are.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 30, 2008

Teachers are dedicated to help all students achieve their goals. Staff works together in a PLC for the best of our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 11, 2008

My son has attended C.W.Harris for 3 years,Being in 2nd grade now.His Teacher this year is really something special,and really goes out of her way to help in any way she can.I wish I could say the same for the Administrative staff and even the District Office.It is hard to teach a child respect for authority,when school officials make decisions that are poor at best in regard to student disipline.And the district office will not even return contact in regard to these matters even after being requested to do so.
—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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
26%

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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
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 "Underperforming".
  • 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 94% 43%
Black 3% 5%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
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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2252 North 55th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85035
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