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John F. Long

Public | K-5 | 856 students

 

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Posted February 1, 2013

This school is absolutely insane!! Granted, there are some exceptional teachers..... the students are out of hand! The administrations efforts are nihl to assess these situations. Any voiced concerns or complaints fall on deaf ears! . There is a lot of violence among students of all grades. None of this gets handled and it has been going on for years. It seems to be hostile environment thats getting worse each year. My stepson has attended many schools in the valley and he says this was the worst school he's eveer been to. I would not recommend this school to anyone. I would actually warn them of this place. I feel bad for the few of the good teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

Last year my nephew (kindergartner) went to John F. Long. On one occasion his teacher told them (the class) they were animals and stormed off crying. I was unset about the situation and called in to the principal and her response, " She was having one of those day, but she is a great third grade teacher, which is why I had her in mind when I transferred her to teach kindergarten". Well I was explaining the situation to another family member and her daughter (at the time a seventh grader) had over heard my conversation and explained she also had a teacher that cried, but the teacher would send them outside while she stood in the class room. I was appalled by the situation and asked what was the teachers name? Came to find out, the same teacher. My daughter still attends there, have not been to impressed and we've been talking about transferring her else where. Hope the start of fourth grade she will be out of there.
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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 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
65%
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 86% 42%
Black 5% 5%
White 5% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4407 North 55th. Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85031
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