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Madison Camelview Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 750 students

Our school is best known for student engagement.

 
 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
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Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014

Congratulations to Madison Camelview on our "A" rating for the 2014-2015 school year! We are so proud of this accomplishment and would like to thank all of our teachers for their hard work and our community for their support.

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Posted July 1, 2014

As a veteran music teacher and community member, I can say without a doubt Madison-Camelview is a top notch school! We have a caring and inviting environment for students to learn and grow academically, socially, and creatively. Dedicated professionals that are available to parents to service students needs. Despite what GreatSchools says we offer weekly structured general music lesson that focus on vocal/instrumental performance, musicianship skills, and provide many opportunity to demonstrate acquired skills through public performances. We are a Kagan-focused school which means we've been trained in student engagement, accountability, and cooperation. We are poised to a high ranking school like our sister schools and have big ambitions to prove that we are the best choice for students in our community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 26, 2014

Great school! Madison schools treat their teachers well and therefore get the best teachers in the greater Phoenix area working for them. I am a teacher in the Madison district and plan to send my children here in a few years when they are old enough to begin preschool. Go Camelview CUBS!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 26, 2014

I have volunteered numerous times at this school and I have witnessed first hand how much the teachers care for their students.


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

GREAT MUSIC PROGRAM TONIGHT. I HAVE 2 GRANDKIDS WHO GO HERE BEEN TO EVERY PROGRAM AWESOME ....WE LOVE MADISON
—Submitted by a teacher


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


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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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 "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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 58% 43%
White 21% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 5%
Black 7% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Hilary O'Brien
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (602) 664-7299

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Kagan
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Science Club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Madison Park Middle School
Madison #1 Middle School
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2002 E. Campbell
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Phone: (602) 664-7900

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