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Ranch Elementary School

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Posted January 10, 2012

Great school, Great Staff and great parent involement, it is a shame the school is in such a poor school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

This was a good school. but this year I have been very disappointed. My daughter was an A+ student, she is doing poorly because the teacher to student ratio is very high. 30 something students to one teacher and they are 2nd graders. I also believe that children with an IEP should be honored with some type of award, my son is working very hard but has an IEP and is always disappointed at the awards ceremony.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2010

We move our children from Simonton Elementary to this school. We moved bases on what we feel was the safety of our children and educational value. Ranch lived up to our expectations and more. The only really issue we have is children on IEP's are not allowed to be on the honor roll. This has been addressed and we are still waiting for the outcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

The teachers are all nice and they work with you and your student. They always have a smile on when you show up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

That school is lost and needs a lot of help beginning with telling the truth to parents, caring about the students instead of their paycheck and getting of their lazy duff and being proactive in the district for better education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

This school has the best team of teachers in the Queen Creek School District. They all work together and my child loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

My kids attend here and it is the best school they have ever attended! go roadrunners
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

This is a great school It is clean and the teacher student ratio is great. The teachers are great and very attentive to the students needs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2009

If you do not have a special needs child this is a good school. My daughter has wonderful teachers that are caring and keep the parents up to date to catch problems before they get out of control. On the other hand I also have a 2 special needs children and the district and the school is not steping up to mke sure my kids are getting an education that helps them instead of hindering them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2009

This school was brand new when we started our kids here. The teachers were very compasionate and 'kid' oriented. The class sizes are appropriate to the child teacher ratio and we were encouraged to participate in all activities in and out of school. Our son is in kindergarten, enrolled in all day class and his performance is excellent.
—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 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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65%

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75%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
68%

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80%

2010

 
 
68%
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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 63% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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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".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 42%
Hispanic 27% 43%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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43521 N. Kenworthy Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
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Phone: (480) 882-3530

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