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Kenilworth Elementary School

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Posted February 5, 2014

This school is amazing. The teachers are great and always have time for their students. They offer in class aids to assist children who need extra help. Free after school tuitoring as well as advanced placement programs to students who need to keep busy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

I love sending my children to kenilworth. The teachers are there for my children. They offer many programs to keep my children busy and interested in school. My kids are all excelling and if there is something that we do need help with I have an open communication with their teachers via phone or email. They always make time for their students before after school or during lunch. I am able to speak about multiple grade levels as i have a son in 7th grade a daughter in 3rd grade and a son in kinder.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

My girls really love going to school! My oldest daughter came to Kenilworth for 1st grade after spending lot of money and time at a private that couldn't meet her needs is the reason we came to Kenilworth. I am very pleased that my daughter has come so far with the help of Mrs. Bruce, Mrs. King (Benge), Ms. Pope she is now at grade level. She is getting the extra services and help from her teachers and her family. We have a new principal this year that is making an effort to meet and greet parents with coffee with the principal on Friday morning. I am really glad we have a principal this year that is asking for more parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

I believe that something is going on behind the scenes that is unpleasant, to say the least. What else to make of the massive amount of staff that has resigned? What else to make of the sad-faced children shuffling through the halls? The vice-principal with only ONE year of actual classroom experience? And oh my goodness, what has happened to the once-fabulous kindergarten and 2nd grade? Kenilworth USED to be a great school, but with all of the best teachers gone, class sizes topping out at 40+, an unresponsive principal whose only means of "discipline" is to stand over children and scream in their faces...My family and I are looking for a new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

I have had my kids at this school for years. My daughter is about to graduate from 8th Grade. My kids absolutely love this school. The staff, faculty and most of the teachers I have come in contact with are great! Mr Flores is one of the best Principals I know! He truly cares about the students and does make it a welcoming evironment! Also Mr. K the VP is awesome!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2011

went there from 1956 to 1964, had ups and down but great school, learn many thing not what kids learn today


Posted June 4, 2011

My children are so happy at this school! I am concerned about what I see as an overemphasis on testing, but that's a U.S. problem, not a Kenilworth problem. Ms. Woodrum and Ms. Benge make an excellent kindergarten team and get the kids off to a strong start. It's a great place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

Under our new leadership of Mr. Flores Kenilworth has become a more friendly and open environment for teachers and students. Teachers who have been at Kenilworth are great and the students love them. Mr. Flores has brought more emphasis for after school activities such as Traveling Senators (a club who takes out of country trips) and a flag football league for 4th-6th graders which the kids loved. Not to mention the girls basketball team which has been a big hit over the past 3 years. I recommend Kenilworth to any parent who wants a fun and traditional education experience for their children.
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Posted July 13, 2009

This WAS an excellent school for the first two years my daughter went here,, but after that it just completely went down hill. Disipline at this school is a big joke. They claim to have a policy on disipline until your child is the victim then that's when you see the true colors of the school. The principal was did not handle a situation properly when my daughter was being attacked by another child, that child continued to attack my child in the peer program and that child was still able to be in the program. All of the peer staff seemed to be kids and teens. This school has the best teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

I had my son attend this school last year and pulled him out after seeing other kids behaviors. 9 year olds using foul language with teachers on 'watch' and not addressing the problem. Their academic may be good, but my son's morals are way more important. I am now in a program called Connections Academy where I have him do school at home. I now am in control of what he learns, with communication from his teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

It is my daughters second year at Kenilworth and I am grateful to have her here. We've looked at 5 different schools in the district as she is pre-enrolled, and the office staff has been very helpful. When it comes to a kid going into Kinder, as a parent I had allot of questions that alway got answered with a smile, and that is why we ultimately chose Kenilworth. She is enrolled in PEER and they've been great. PEER which rolls over to summer (free of charge) has taken the kids on field trips twice a week for the entire summer. (IMAX, Movies, Ice Skating, Sunsplash, Amazing Jakes, Rollerskating, Bowling, WNBA game, Diamondback game.....) Mrs. Moncayo is amazing, always involved with great spirit. I don't know how she does it. Plus: No uniforms. Diversity. Minus: No sport teams. Overall excellent. - Darina
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

The expectation of excellent behavior/ethics is evident the second one walks into the building. My 1st grade daughter has blossomed in this school. Her teacher, Mrs. Morris, is well aware of the needs of her students, and the principal (Mrs. Moncayo)is thoroughly involved-I thought she must have cloned herself because I saw her no matter where I was on campus! I am thrilled to have my daughter in this school, and I had the choice to enroll her anywhere. We're a Kenilworth family now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

My daughter was enrolled at Kenilworth for half of this past school year. Her teacher, Mrs. Bruce was outstanding. The principal, Mrs. Moncayo is authoritative, yet friendly. All staff is accessible and the campus is terrific and commendable considering how old the school is. The experiences that happen at this school through their educational standards and the ethnic and financial makeup of the student body are fabulous. My daughter is an open enrollment student, which means I made the conscience decision to send her there. The only downfall would be that there weren't any openings in PEER, but what do you expect for a program that is free? Kenilworth is awesome, check out the museum. Everyone is a Senator and that is why I get into rush hour traffic heading into the city every school morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

My son was enrolled in Kenilworth for one full year and part of another year. While Mr. Baca was principal, things were okay (not great). I had to remove him from the 6th grade because there were 30+ students in each of 2 teachers classrooms. Classroom control did not exist and learning was not occurring. The afterschool program (PEER) is horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

my daughter graduated from kenilworth in 2004 w/ 4 scholarships. she played basketball for the school for the 2 years she attended there. I'm very please w/ the school and the education my daughter received there. I recommend the school to other parents who want the best for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2007

Kenilworth has become a dangerous and terrible place for teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

When you walk through the school you feel at home. All the teachers and staff are very nice and helpful. My child is thriving in all subjects and I know it is because of the dedication of the teachers. My child loves going to music class, the computer lab and claims to have 'the best PE Coach ever!' Mr. Baca is a very good principal and makes all the children feel welcome. He knows all of them by name, and this is a k-8 shcool. He makes himself very accessible to the students and parents. Which is something that I appriciate. My child is doing great and loves going to school here. If you are considering bringing your child here I suggest you stop by the office and pick up a brochure, once you walk through the front door you will be sold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2005

Mr. Baca is a wonderful role model for the children. He is a great principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

My child was not doing so well at his other school but is thriving and in advances classes here. It shows what a great teacher and school can do for a child. Cant say thank you enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

This school is really nice. I think the best teacher is Mrs.Arnold , because she really pushes you too excel. If you have problems she helps.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

2012

 
 
64%

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60%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
40%

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 65% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
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 80% 43%
White 7% 42%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 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 79%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1210 N 5th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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