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Ed & Verma Pastor Elementary School

Public | K-8

 

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Posted July 26, 2014

My experience at this school was average. The class sizes were to large. The class structure and persistent behavior problems took away from learning, becasue of this I probably did not learn as much as I could have. I do feel I learned, but I would have liked more student and teacher interaction. In total the school was good but could improve.


Posted July 5, 2013

soooo scared to send my children back to this school because of academic lackness we will go to another school outside of RSD
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

This school focuses on reading leaving out all the other subject that children find interesting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

I agree this is not a good school. My son wanted to drop out of school after attending there. He learned nothing while attending this school. He's transferring!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

My daughter has gone to this school for 3 years (1st-3rd grade). I don't feel the teacher's challenge her ability. It's basically the same homework every day - Read 15 minutes. What kind of homework is that? I don't feel like she is learning very much. The class pace is set at the level of the lowest students. I don't even know what they are learning in class half the time. Parent teacher conferences are always running late and are very basic. I don't get very much out of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

This school is one of the better schools in the Roosevelt District, it earned the label of 'performing' by the Arizona Department of Education. The students are able to participate in special area classes that include: library, art, music,and PE. Students in upper grades also get to participate in Band and Future Teachers.
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Posted January 27, 2005

Ed & Verma Pastor school is not a good school. I have made the decision to withdraw my son and place him in a school with higher standards & a decent principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

I feel this school lacks the necessary tools for students to succeed. I had 3 of my children enrolled and took them out and placed them in a private school. I want an education system to take education seriously, and I feel this has not been done. It starts with the priciple, who I feel has no direction when it comes to making this school succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2004

My child has been enrolled in Pastor School for the second have of his 7th year and so far all of this 8th year. I have experienced acceptable things from Pastor School. I have been shown that the teachers care and really do have my child s best interest at heart. I grew up in the Roosevelt school district and it created a very successful person in me, I believe it will do the same for my child. When I request something of the teachers I get accurate and immediate responses. I believe that Pastor School has the same type of leadership as it name on the outside of the building. I suggest Pastor School, but parents you have to stay involved also and you only get out of Pastor scholl what you are willing to put in. Its' YOUR childs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2004

After a year of having my son enrolled in Pastor school,I am pulling him out and enrolling him elsewhere. I feel the Roosevelt District as a whole is only getting worse. The principal of Pastor lacks communication, leadership and management skills. I have tried talking with her and I felt my concerns were not addressed properly or taken seriously. I want my son to excel in his education and it's not going to happen at Pastor School. I am very disappointed & frustrated and have no choice but to seek my son's education elsewhere. Before you enroll you child in this school, please reconsider and look for other options.
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

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 58% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

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

  • 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 81% 43%
Black 14% 5%
White 3% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 10%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2101 West Alta Vista
Phoenix, AZ 85041
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