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Madison Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 521 students

 

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

I enrolled my son in Madison Heights after we moved from the East coast and this school has been great. The teachers and principal really care about the students, the parents get involved and they really made my son feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2014

As a former teacher and now a parent, I am fairly critical of educational environments. Our top priorities were to find a socioeconomically & racially diverse, child-centered environment with a strong sense of community, happy teachers, & opportunities for academic challenge. We could not be more pleased with Madison Heights. In addition to everything we wanted, we got a dual language program (new this year in 1st grade). Madison Heights is specializing in foreign languages and is a magnet for the highly gifted program for the district. Our son is happy to go to school, engaged in his learning, adores his teachers, and has made lots of friends. He spends half of his instructional day in English and half in Spanish. He enjoys the after school program, which provides a nice variety of academic and recreational activities (and is affordable). The community is small - less than 500 students - so the administrators know all of the kids and families. Teacher turnover is minimal, & the teachers we have met seem to genuinely enjoy children. Staff are responsive and pleasant. Expectations are clear, communication is good, and we are very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

I honestly can't say anything negative about my daughter's experience at Heights! She has been attending for the last 3 years and loves the Spanish Immersion program, extracurricular activities, teachers, etc. Her quality of education far surpasses that of my son who was not a student at Heights, parent involvement is amazing, and she has made amazing friends and memories.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2013

Madison Heights for K-4 is excellent! The principal is outstanding and the teachers really care for the wellbeing of our child. The pre-school program is absolutely unacceptable. They cannot keep a teacher for more than a few months and the director of the program does not receive feedback well. We would definitely have not put our 3 year old in the program. However, our 7 year old is doing great in the K-4 side of the school. The pre-school and MAC programs need a complete overhaul...be wary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2013

My boys (Kinder and 2nd grade) love Heights. It is a beautiful school with a very caring principal and we have had nothing but high quality and committed teachers. There is no pressure to volunteer but it is most appreciated when you do. My experience has been that communication (I always email) with teachers has been great. While I recognize nothing is perfect, with realistic expectations there is not much more I could ask for in a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2012

Our kids attended Madison Heights for one year and we were very sad to move away. The school has a terrific community feel, wonderful teacher communication, and excellent parent involvement. The teachers are top-notch and the school is run very well. All of the special classes are well-designed and really encourage the kids to grow and explore. I hope that they will get a better gifted or advanced placement program to keep some of the families there who have children with those needs. Otherwise, this is a wonderful school to send your children to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

We have raised 5 children in various schools throughout AZ. We are now raising our grandchildren, our grand daughter is in K at Madison Heights. We have been so impressed with the support and encouragement from the office staff, principal, and our grand daughter's teacher. The recent Fall Festival was amazing! Wonderful support and involvement from parents, higher level students, and staff. Our grand children had a blast!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

Love Heights!! This is our third year at the school and we have had a great experience. The teachers work very hard to provide the best education possible for each child. I love that parents are welcome to visit and volunteer. We have met so many nice families and staff. It feels like home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

Madison Heights has a great staff (front desk), but in my opinion the Principle need to rethink some of her strategy. My child was sent twice! to after school program instead on the bus home . The principle drop her off without any apology and explanation.The bus drivers don't count the kids in the bus. ! Mr Much 4th grade teacher is an excellent teacher and he will help your child grow and challenge him/her. Ver dedicated teacher and he loves teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

I went to Madison Heights a year back. I did like our new principal but I had a mean teacher who I'll keep anonomus. The kids who needed more help didn't want to ask the teachers for help. The days felt like years they felt really slow. But I did like my Music Teacher,The P.E Coach, The Libarian, And The Lunch Ladies.


Posted December 17, 2011

We have been at Heights for a few years now and are very happy with the education our daughter is receiving. If you are looking for a small school with a warm, nurturing, community feel to it, this is the perfect school. Yes, the former principal left some big shoes to be filled, but we feel the current principal is doing a fine job and is under criticism for issues that are beyond her control (i.e. at the district level). We switched to Heights from a larger school in the district, and we have never regretted our decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

I am so disappointed with our experience at heights. Apparently the school used to be a shining member of the district, but it is not what I thought it would be. The leadership is definitely lacking. I wish our family had experienced the previous principal. We will be changing schools in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

really good school they hired a new principal this year that has kept the rich traditions of the school and works hard for the students i highly recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2010

This school is good academically, but they need to implement an anti-bullying program. There is no reason in this day and age that any child should be subjected to bullying or exclusion. It is completely unacceptable!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My daughter's been attending Heights since Kindergarten - now she is going into 4th grade, her final year at Heights! We will truly miss it when she's done. The teachers & staff seem to genuinely care about students. We receive excellent communications so we always know what's going on. They seem committed to stopping problems before they happen. My daughter is confident and happy and receives good marks. She's progressed SO much. Very grateful we chose Heights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

They really care and have taught my son so much! It is right on! Go Heights!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Because my Grandson is very happy there. It is a progressive school in all aspects. The physical setting is beautiful as well. The Principal received a special award by President Obama earlier this year for excelling excellence!


Posted November 4, 2009

Madison Heights is really helping all its students acheive a higher level of learning. Any child who needs extra help with thier skills is getting the extra attention, time and instruction from its exceptionally caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Having my daughter attend Madison Heights is a real blessing. I noticed an overall improvement in just a week!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

Truly Madison's best kept secret. Small student number, but large campus and outside area. Great family feel. Devoted principle. Quiet neighborhood with beautiful view of the mountain. My son is very happy.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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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 "Highly Performing".
  • 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 51% 42%
Hispanic 33% 42%
Black 8% 5%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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7150 N 22nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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