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Kyrene de los Lagos School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted February 5, 2014

The school seems to be going down hill, and this school year (2013-14) sadly it is only picking up its speed. It is a good school overall with a good staff and the principle who is in her 2nd year here is showing more leadership than the previous one and is present. PTO has been struggling but this year's staff is great and active, I only have good things to say about them. The parents, on the other hand, have been so sub-par. Not to mention that we hardly see parent volunteers on campus but also the driving habits and parking lot behaviors are appalling. The school is going to be a dual language academy starting from 2014 school year, and I only hope that will being more enthusiastic, responsible and involved parents and families with real commitment to this school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

My son's school is absolutely the best school in the U.S. The teachers are dedicated and truly care about theirs pupils. My son has a math disability and the entire staff (I am talking about 6 staff members here!) has been remarkable and has contributed a GREAT deal in his success. I would recommend this school in a heartbeat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

My 7 yo attended summer school here, and several HOURS after I dropped him off, they left me a message asking if he was absent that day bc he wasn't there for attendance. I was working & when I got the message I FREAKED. OUT. I was thinking that my son was out wandering the streets for the last 3 hours, even though I had seen him enter the building at drop-off. I called the office & they said that the teacher had sent back an update saying that my son was actually there, but had been missed during attendance. But the office never called me to update me, and left me thinking that my son was missing!! I don't know how many of the Lagos staff was actually working the office during summer school, or if it was people from all over Kyrene district or what. The whole situation left a bad taste in my mouth either way.


Posted January 12, 2013

This school has very low parental involvement. The PTO has struggled to get enough volunteers. Too many children being bussed from more than 20 miles away. Teachers overall are very good, but design the class room for the middle. If your child is above that, pick a different school. My rating for the principal is based on the 2009-2012 years. There is a new one this year...too soon to tell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2013

I am so happy with the school! My daughter goes to kindergarten,I absolutely love her teacher, she is always available for parents with questions, I always email her with all kinds of questions or concerns and she replies so promptly and politely. The principal is very approachable and friendly. I am extremely impressed with the Kindergarten curriculum. My daughter absolutely loves the school, she works on homework everyday, she loves reading and writing. I absolutely recomend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2011

The Lagos staff is amazing. My children truly enjoy this school. The principal is inviting and has the best interest of kids at heart. There are so many family activities and ways for parents to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

The principal is never able to speak with you: I waited for over three days to talk with her and she just laughed as she does with most things such a poor principal!! I pulled my children and never looked back:(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

My two children went to Lagos and my daughter is now in college and my son is at Akimel. They both loved their school and always wanted to be there. My daughter ran for Student Council and her interest in that continued High School. Ms. Anderson helped my son who was on the cusp of gifted and he is now working 2 grade levels up in middle school. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to be involved. I'm lucky the school is in my neighborhood and helps maintain our property values. Thanks to all who choose Lagos - a great place for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

My son is a first grader at Lagos. He loves going to school each day and is excited to share all the new things he has learned. In addition to loving his classroom teacher, he also loves having music, art and PE. Those special teachers are very encouraging and positive with him. He attends Kids Club after school and begs for me to leave him there late. We live in the Kyrene district but not in the neighborhood. I choose to bring my son here because of all of the opportunites at Lagos. The prinicipal, Mrs. Yalung is awesome. My son enjoys talking with her and and meeting her for special lunches.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

After having a poor experience with another school district we enrolled our children in Lagos. We have had nothing but positive experiences with teachers, administration, and other students. Our children are thriving in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My children love going to school every day. The new principal, Mrs. Yalung, is outstanding. My children enjoy talking with her and seeing her at recess. Both of my boys went through the 2 year program, keeping the same teachers for 1st and 2nd grade. Both teachers, Ms. Letofsky and Mrs. Johnson were fabulous and taught my children to above grade level skills. We also had Ms. Claire (K) and Ms. Badzik (3rd) and my children enjoyed learning in their classrooms. Simply awesome teachers in every grade. We do not live in the neighborhood. I choose to drive my children the distance because this school is worth the trip. My boys have participated in many after school activities, boot camp, reading club, chess club, and ceremics. This school is excellent! Leadership is a plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers, parent volunteers, and the principal really care about the kids and I always feel my son is getting the best support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

The primary teachers at Lagos are amazing. Love the integrated use of technology. Love the family involvement. Hard working PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

I really love this school. I have seen a lot of improvement over the last two years in the administration and the security of the school. Great great great teachers who really love the kids and want them not only to learn but also to feel good about themselves, too. Love the focus on the pillars of character -- so important. I have to say though that Miss Witthus rocks! She is the best teacher ever! So passionate about learning and so compassionate towards the children. She is an amazing asset not only to Lagos but to the entire Kyrene district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

A wonderful community for our family, a wonderful school for our children. Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Letofsky loop with their students in 1st and 2nd grade, creating a supportive and productive environment for our two children. Our children have loved these teachers; we have loved our experience at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

It seems that a lot of the not-so-good things listed in earlier years have been addressed at Lagos. My child is in the 2nd grade there, having been there since K and we love it. The new principal is dynamic and engaged and excudes enthusiasm. More after school clubs have been formed and there are community involvement opportunities as well. Mrs. Abramson is the best K teacher, I wish my child could have her all the way through. Ms. Letofsky is incredibly talented and has looped with us for 1 and 2. Her use of technology in the classroom is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

I loved our experience with Lagos for the most part. My son is now in 5th grade and has had WONDERFUL teachers! We moved from another state and he adjusted VERY well here. Administration/Front office can be distant and rude, but the teachers have been WONDERFUL! Thank you for all your hard work Lagos teachers! The school nurse is also wonderful with the kids and parents! Very Thankful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

Parent involvement was very much encouraged and accepted in Mrs. Williams kindergarten class. My child was challenged academically and had quite a few opportunities for music and sports. I really like this school and what they seem to try to accomplish!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2007

I think Lagos has some very good teachers. My daughter also had Mrs. Atkinson. She is amazing! Any child would be fortunate to have her! Fifth grade was so-so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2005

Somewhat concerned about the inability of the school to achieve scores equal to other schools in the area. This school consistantly scores below that of schools within a 2 mile area. It was a struggle for the school to achieve the score it presently achieves.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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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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
White 55% 42%
Hispanic 22% 43%
Black 10% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 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 29%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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17001 S 34th Way
Phoenix, AZ 85048
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Phone: (480) 783-4000

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