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Kyrene Monte Vista

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 468 students

 
 

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19 reviews of this school


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Posted October 9, 2013

School is great. My two kids had a lot of fun there and learned a lot. Both the teachers and office staff really cared. We would have stayed if not moving out of town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

A great school. My kids loved it. They also made a lot of progress there. both my boys miss the school and the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

wonderful. Both the school leadership and the teachers are great. They care for the kids and really help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2013

My son has attended this school since he was in kindergarten. He is now going into 2nd. The teachers are amazing and the PTO is extremely involved. It is a very small community feel. I am so happy with this school. My son loves his school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2013

We moved to MV from a different Kyrene school. This school has high parental involvement and excellent teachers. Also, has a great gifted program. My child is thriving and wants to go to school every day. Also, the PTO is very organized with many events and everyone is friendly and welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

KMV is a wonderful school. The teachers are great. The parent involvement is very significant and the kids benefit greatly from all the activities and life taking place at the school. Extras such as the buddy sytem where younger student are paired with older students are also great. A great school I would recommend to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

We moved here 2 years ago and have 2 boys at KMV. I am very impressed with the quality and dedication of the teachers and my kids love it here. I would highly recommend it to any family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

Our son enrolled at Monte Vista for first grade after attending another Kyrene district school for kindergarten, and we were just a bit concerned about the whole 'new school' thing. Our son's teacher has made all the difference. She welcomed him into her classroom and made him feel a part of things from Day 1--she's an amazing, dedicated professional. The school overall is welcoming, and parents are indeed very involved. We highly recommend this public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

This is a terrific school. Small class size, great teachers, lots of activities, high standards or learning and very involved parents. We now have moved and I definitely gave serious thought to keeping my child at the school despite the additional hour daily commute time it would add.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

Kyrene Monte Vista is a wonderful school. I have two children there for the last 3 years. The teachers are great...both children are excelling and learning so fast...they love school! The principal, Dr. Shimkus, is also wonderful...caring, involved, and has made good, appropriate choices in running the school. PTO is great...many involved and caring parents, of course it never seems like enough though, does it? The volunteers in the classrooms are awesome. Each class has at least 1/3-1/2 of the parents volunteering regularly within the class or school activities. The school grounds are friendly, open, with many parents picking up and chatting and physically being around and involved with their children! I know of several families that have chosen this school to attend from outside the boundaries, taking advantage of its open enrollment...some coming in from Maricopa and even Avondale! This school is excelling and is a state ranked A+!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

Outstanding school. My daughter loves going to school everyday. Teachers are outstanding and principal is very involved. MV has a strong PTO and parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

The Principal, Dr. Shimkus, is great! Calm and caring, attentive and capable. She has a PhD. The Hertiage Garden adds a natural and artistic touch. Teachers are highly qualified and there is little staff turnover. Relaxing music is played over the intercom to create a soothing atmosphere. Laptops are being used by first graders to do research. Parents are on well educated. Most parents drop off and pick up their children. Also, there is a strong PTO and a lot of parent volunteering in the classrooms. Students are diverse and well mannered. Overall a very happy place to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

One of my 2 children goes to MV, but I am not satisfied with the curriculum, having said that all the teachers that my child has had have been outstanding, but they are hampered by district and state curriculm and policies. MV has not done enough on sports, music and art, although that would be a district cut back issue. I believe the administration focuses too much on the AIMS and other state required tests and not enough on teaching new curriculum. Overall, good but not great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2006

What a great elementary school! The principal, teachers & parents are dedicated to students success & go above & beyond! They are continuing to add wonderful after school enrichment programs that are fun & educational! My children really enjoy attending this school. Monte Vista gets an A+!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2006

A great public school, recently rated A+ by the state of Arizona. I am happy with the level of caring by teachers and principal and the involvement of parents in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

This school is attended by one of my two children, and my child has made many friends there. The communication between schoool/parents/teachers is excellent, especially compared with other schools my children have attended. We always know what is going on here! The curriculum is so-so, but that is the state's responsibility, no fault of the school. there are some great afterschool extracurricular activities which are quite affordable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

My daughter loves all the new friends she has made in kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

I have been very pleased with the progress that my son who attends Monte Vista has been making. The faculty is very reasonable to work with and appear to closely monitor student achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

I am pleased to say that Monte Vista is an excellent school. Teacher and parent involvement are very high. The students progress is top priority.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
93%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 42%
Hispanic 12% 43%
Two or more races 10% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
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 11%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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15221 S Ray Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85048
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