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Glenn L. Downs School

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Posted December 6, 2012

The Administration is amazing, The Parent Group is one of the best in the State. After school sports need improvement.


Posted December 19, 2011

I think Downs is a great school, due to that they have after school activities for the eighth graders and they have the greatest teachers to which are very open to the parents and also for parents to be active in classroom social parties, or holiday gatherings. There principal very nice, you see her walking around all the time and when you pick up you child(ren) you see her outside watching how everything's going and her's nice enough to say Hi! I really like the eighth grade teachers, they're very caring when it comes the childrens performance and do anything they can to help them improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

Too many students to one teacher. Thats the reason our school is not meeting its standards. Students are sent home to do their homework, and parents are sometimes not equipped to help their child. So therefore are sent to school with incomplete or wrong work. The spanish and english homework is together on the same paper?? Confusing to students, they should be separate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2008

My daughter is in Mrs. Shillin's room and I see why she loves her teacher. She is young and very caring. I know with what my daughter has learned in her room will continue with her forever. Now she wants to be a teacher just like, 'Mrs. Shillin'. Oh and she wants a policman like her husband, wehn she's a teacher. Cute and wonderful people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

Need more activities like sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I think Downs is a great school, it's small where you don't have to worry about so many kids. There are so many after school activities they have and they also have 'skate night' where the students, parents, and teachers go to a skateing ring just to have fun. The teachers are very open for parents to be active in classroom social parties, or holiday gatherings. There principal very nice, you see him walking around all the time and you pick up you child(ren) you see him outside watching how everything's going and he's nice enough to say Hi! I really like the kidergarden teachers, they're very caring when it comes the childrens performance and do anything they can to help them improve.
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 92% 43%
White 4% 42%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 94%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Yes
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 2:30
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Daniel Lopez
Fax number
  • (623) 691-4220

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Yes
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Through our very active/proactive parent liaison, there are multiple classes, workshops, and teacher/parent instruction.
More from this school
  • Great mixture of veteran and young teachers from all over United States that have chosen to be here. These teachers are savy, committed, passionate, extremely hard working, dedicated to our mission and to this neighborhood. Our doors are always open!
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