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Madison Camelview Elementary School

Public | K-3 | 812 students


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Posted August 7, 2013

I LOVE CAMELVIEW! My son just started 2nd grade (has been there since kinder), and my daughter just started kindergarten. My son is reading and doing work at a higher level because of all the help he gets from his teachers. All three of the teachers he's had at this school thus far, have been extraordinary! My daughters kindergarten teacher this year is already proving to be just as amazing.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 12, 2013

I just was at kindergarten enrollment last week on March 7th, 2013. I was very impressed with the staff and their organization. My husband and I our out of district, we kept getting flyers in the mail regarding excepting students out of district. Long story short- On March 05, 2013 we went to the school in our district to find un-organized staff members, total chaos, and a bountiful of lies. I was not to happy at this point to be putting my daughter into this school and lucky I was going to Madison Camelview Elementary open house. It was like night and day between these schools. Upon arrival at Madison Camelview we had the vice principal outside to direct us into the building, principal greeted us in library (the library is amazing), all kindergarten teachers present during the presentation, school was clean and it just makes you feel at home. After the presentation I was praying my daughter would get into this school and it was nerve racking. The next day I got a call from the office staff saying she was accepted and I could not be any happier at this point. I am looking forward to this school year and can t wait to be a part of the Madison School District.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 22, 2012

The Madison School District Self-contained Gifted classes (i,e. The REACH Center) housed in Camelview (grades 1-4) as well as Madison Park (grades 5-8). Camelview provides a balanced and safe environment for all of the kids on the campus. This is really one of the best gifted programs, endorsed by many of current parents. It is truly a hidden jewel. I have seen my kid thrived in the REACH classroom. There is no limit or cap on their learning, a truly individualized education. The teachers are expereienced and extremely effective with this group of kids. As a parent, I want to get the words out about this wonderful school and the gifted program.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 22, 2012

Camelview is home to REACH, Madison School District's self-contained gifted program. It is a phenomenal program for the highly gifted student. The teachers are well-trained in gifted education and my children have excelled beyond my expectations and their own! We are winning competitions on a local and national level and the kids have fun doing it.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 23, 2012

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Posted March 22, 2010

My daughter started Kinder this year at Madison Camelview and she loves it. Her teacher is the most patient and understanding teacher of all (I was mine were like that when I was in school). She is reading and doing math at a 1-2nd grade level. We are excited to have her progress into the 1st grade with the knoledge that she has learned.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 2, 2009

Dedicated teachers, staff, and students. This school meets my kids' needs without question. My kindergartener was reading and doing math by the end of the school year. Some of her friends who attend other schools spent their kindergarten year in a glorified daycare, but my daughter really was challenged. Terrific school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 27, 2008

This school is excellent. The teachers & principle are vested in the children at this school. It is at the cusp of strategies in math & reading. I wish the school went through at least fourth grade!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 31, 2008

My son started kinder last year going into school he knew the basic's his numbers 1-20, colors, shapes, abc's. By the end of the sch yr he was reading books, math (1st & 2nd grade level), writing complete sentences. This is is awesome and I recommend to all parents looking for their children to excell!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 22, 2006

My daughter attended Madison Camelview last year. Her teacher was very young and quite inexperienced which only added to the problems she experienced there. As an only child, she has some special needs and obstacles to overcome, however when she came home and asked me if she was a 'bad' person, I knew it was time to find another school. She's attending another school in variance in lieu of Camelview, in my opinion, a Very lacking educational situation. BTW, the MAC program (before/after school program) there is so awful, it shouldn't even be licensed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 13, 2006

We are new to this school and I enrolled my 4 year old in the summer preschool and my 6 year old in kindergarten summer school. The first two days they both cried when I came to pick them up - -they did not want to leave. The teachers and assistants are wonderful and have helped me work through some discipline issues with my 4 year old. We will be attending Camelview in the Fall.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 11, 2006

After-school care has great staff. The library is fabulous with a Reading Room that is carpeted and round and kid-friendly. Emphasis on reading and comprehension at a young age.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 10, 2006

I truly enjoy my daughter being at this School because they have the nest teachers, and everybody is very well organized. My daughters love the School as much as I do.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 12, 2005

Excellent literacy and numeracy teaching philosophy.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 8, 2005

My kids spent two years at Camelview. I was impressed with the music program. However, academically, I don't think the kids were pushed enough. I would like to have seen better follow up on homework assignments. I think the math program was lacking and the student/teacher ratio a bit high.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 23, 2005

I am not very pleased overall with this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 24, 2003

Camelview is the best school I have come across. The teachers and staff are really involved, which is great! I always get answers to my questions within the day requested. Mrs. Nieto is a wonderful kindergarten teacher and Ms. Carter is a wonderful first grade teacher. Good job ladies!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 18, 2003

very irritated as to why kindergarden students are not aloud to bring library books home and as to why a drivers license is not being checked when my child is being picked up from school from someone other then myself.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 26, 2003

the preschool is one of the best and newest in town.

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The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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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 "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly Performing".

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 58% 42%
White 20% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 12% 6%
Black 10% 5%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 71%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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