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Pima Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 719 students

 

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Posted May 11, 2006

I like that this school employs a patriotic duty as part of their daily routine. There appears to be great parental & community involvement, and my only concern is that traffic is so backed up. This brings two concerns of 1)safety-the students have to avoid the dreaded 'tardy table', and 2)a general concern of over-crowdedness. The school's infrastucture doesn't seem to support the growing number of enrollment. The teachers, staff, & principal get a 2-thumbs up. I feel they are very organized and have an adequate curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

great school, wonderful teachers and exceptional academics. Top notch education from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2005

We sent our two sons through Pima and then on to high school here in Scottsdale. They both received an excellent education at Pima. The teachers are excellent and the program is design to put your student on a college track. Both of our sons finished college in Engineering and Graduate School in Planning and Business. I would recommend Pima without any doubts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

The various academic programs seems to be very good. The extracuricular activities are OK. Parents in this school seem to be involved with academic activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2005

Pima has an excellent principal, dedicated, well-trained, very professional and caring teachers and very involved parents.My daughter really liked her teacher this year and improved her math, writing, and reading skills a great deal this year.The school has a strong sense of community, and a wonderful staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2004

How refreshing to be a part of a dedicated group of education professionals that are truly engaged in teaching our children. The strong leadership from the Principal, Dr. Nance translates into a caring and disciplined environment for learning as well as opportunities for parents to be actively involved with their children's education. Currently, we have two boys attending and our third will start in two years. We are very happy with our experience at Pima!
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
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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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
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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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • 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 64% 42%
Hispanic 22% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 6%
Asian 4% 3%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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8330 E. Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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