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Picacho School

Public | K-8 | 203 students

 

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Posted October 12, 2010

Because it has some awesome teachers! Teachers that are dedicated and really care about their students.


Posted October 12, 2010

Picacho School has AWESOME teachers! A wonderful staff both classified and certified. The teachers do their best with the tools they have to bring out the best in our children. Wonderful school to have our children in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

It's a small rural school with one teacher per grade. We have some of the best kids anywhere! We also have a staff that really cares about the children and the families of the children. Likewise, we have parents and children who really care about the staff! Two years ago when I was seriously injured in an auto accident on the way to school, parents visited me in the hospital and offered to help in any way they could. That meant a lot to me. Because it's a small school there is a feeling of belonging to a family there! And that makes it a win-win environment for student, staff, and parents!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 62% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
33%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
52%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 59% in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

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 2013-2014 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 72% 43%
White 23% 42%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 99%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • (520) 466-7165

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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17865 South Vail Road
Picacho, AZ 85241
Phone: (520) 466-7942

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