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Yavapai Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 559 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2003

I am very proud to be a parent of Yavapai student. The academic scores are on the rise and the staff is working hard for our kids. The principal is outstanding and advocates for our student and community! Kee up the great work Mrs. Cohen, staff and students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I was a student at Yavapai in 1964-66...was Mr. Manning principal then? I have positive memories of fun with friends and joyful learning experiences. This was a nice educational foundation.
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Posted July 5, 2003

My daughter was in school at Yavapai for 1 year. She was harrassed by bullies, hit by a teacher, and given a ride home by the principal in her personal vehicle without permission. A neighbors 3 year old child was dropped off at the wrong house on the way home by the bus driver and left there. Luckily the parent who lived there knew the child and called the school. It was a nightmare that made me give serious consideration to homeschooling. I am a teacher myself and have never seen such negligence.


Posted March 20, 2003

academically low, poor leadership, worst school Ive ever seen


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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 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
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

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
64%
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

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%

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 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
45%
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 60% 43%
White 23% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 5%
Black 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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701 North Miller Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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Phone: (480) 484-6100

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