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Monte Vista Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 831 students

 

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Posted September 28, 2014

We are very lucky to have Monte Vista as our K-8 neighborhood school! The district offers free all-day Kindergarten and the Junior Ambassador Program, in which students can travel abroad. We are looking forward to the new school building (same location) which will be ready for the 2015-16 school year. The plans/design look fabulous and will compliment the surrounding mid-century homes.


Posted April 28, 2014

Great School!!! Great teachers!!! It is the best school in Phoenix, AZ. I really recommend this school for every kid..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2011

The only thing positive about the schools is the teachers. They try their best to help our students achieve. The principals, particulary Nancy Uxa and Steve Wolf at Gateway elementary are horrible! They do not address any concerns you have. I have seen them be mean to teachers by yelling at them and telling them they aren't doing a good job. To me its sad because I know the teachers try hard. I know some teachers had like 35 students in their classes and that's not right. That's too many kids for 1 person to handle. I complained a couple of times and nobody ever did anything so I pulled my student out of that school and I will never let her go back. They are rude and not very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

For children with special needs this school falls far below anything I've ever experienced. How can a student be eager to learn to read when the reading teachers do not grade the students their HR teacher gives them the grade so they will get an 'F'. The same holds true for writing the student will get an 'F' automatically!!! This is not fair for the child. Even his HR teacher agreed with me these kids don't stand a chance... In addition to that, the students take the same reading test as the rest of the class and they miss most of the instruction because they are in another class room with the reading teacher. My son will NOT be attending school next year ! I'm very unhappy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Great school, teachers, parents involvement. Could not ask for more from a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

I love this school. There a re such great things about it.Im especially impressed about the high technology there. It is very updated. it is also a very safe enviromnent. Parents are very involved here. There a re alot of parent groups and conferences every 2 quarters to talk about your childs work. The teachers and the classroms are nice too. There is no trash or other things laying in the ground. the extarcurricular programs are great too. theres a great variety.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
69%
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 58% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

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 "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "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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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 83% 43%
White 6% 42%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3501 E. Osborn Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Phone: (602) 381-6000

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