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Holiday Park School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 779 students

 

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Posted June 5, 2013

all 4 of my children went to this school, and now my 2 grandchildren are going here, the teachers are incredible they are really involved with the kids. The staff at Holiday Park School take pride in their work, that is hard to find anymore in this time. Great Job Staff .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

Hoilday Park Has been more than a School The staff TAKES PRIDE in what they are doing They care about the children They dont treat it like a Job They treat the kids like they are there own ive had all 3 Grankids at this School WOULDENT think of them going anywhere else I wana Thank You for all ure effort & ure PRIDE That you take


Posted March 6, 2007

So far since my child has been at this school he has been doing great. The teachers are doing a great job. Better than some schools that I have heard about. But I do wish the state can provide more because I live in Scottsdale and it seems that the environment is nicer but the teachers are not doing there job. I think they are just reaping the profits. I don't care about the neighborhood but I do care about the quality of education my son is receiving. Keep up the good work guys.
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Posted February 3, 2005

I have two kids in this school for the past 6 years and have had nothing but good repore with the teachers and administration. The teachers have been more than helpful in assisting my kids to excel. As a parent, I appreciate all that the teachers do and the after school programs that the school provides.
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Posted May 10, 2004

Many programs for families, teachers truly care about the education of the children.
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Posted July 30, 2003

I have had 5 children attend Holiday Park school over the years. As a group, they all enjoyed going to school and learning in this environment. They acheived honor roll status, won awards, and excelled in general at this elementary school. My youngest is currently enrolled and is very excited about returning this Fall. The teachers and administration are very approachable and are willing to help with your child's education in any way possible. I wish the same could be said for the continuing education in the area. Thank you Holiday Park for making the most of my children's initial school years!
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Posted June 10, 2003

I moved my child from a North Phoenix school and was a little skeptical, however I see more in academics than I ever saw in North Phoenix. I had to pay for everything there and still saw little results compared to this school. The teachers are great. I recommend this school to everyone I know. With the exception of the band program.


Posted March 17, 2003

this school has a wonderful principal and wonderful caring staff! I know this from many years of experience I have 4 children that have either graduating from Holiday Park and/or current students. the quality of the staff has never changed over the years. The only real weak spot is the band program The rest of the teachers are warm, caring, people that have not forgotten what it is like to be a child!


Posted October 15, 2002

I personaly dont like the fact that on Thursdays our kids get out early. That is taking away from our kids learning time. We have too much time out of school( fall break ) How many schools have fall break. The top school in Az dont! They give their kids all they can and even a little bit more. I just want the best for my kids and all This time out is not what is in their best intrest. we need to make some changes to the school district. We do have some great teachers that do try their best. But its what everyone is doing to make a differance, our kids our the future and if we dont give them all we have then they wont be all they can be.


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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 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 62% in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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%
White 8% 42%
Black 7% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 89%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4417 N. 66th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85033
Phone: (623) 691-4000

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