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Redfield Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 580 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 7 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted August 20, 2014

This school is just horrible . My son has been at Redfield for 4 years now and I'm not even sure why he's still there. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. They can't celebrate any holiday not even birthdays but for some reason my son knows all of the Jewish holidays . I have nothing against learning about different religions but when you change the pledge of allegiance because it says " one nation under God" do not teach my son of your preferred religion. The majority of the teachers are Jewish and I believe the principle is as well . Once again I have nothing against any race or religion but I just think it's a little upsetting that my son has to miss school because the Jewish religion has to fast . You will notice every Jewish holiday is reserved .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2014

The "gate keeper" is rude and unprofessional. She reported that I was "erratic" yelling and verbally assaultive. Yes, if you are condescending and interrupt me as I am speaking after being asked not to interrupt I just might have a few words to say. When asking to speak to another person I was redirected to the VP. When I said "great" the gate keeper replied "FANTASTIC". I concur about emails not being returned in a timely fashion. Told there is a 24-48 hr turnaround after having waited a week for a follow up. My child's second yr starting. We shall see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2014

My son's school is Redfield and I am not impressed with the teachers and the principal, I can see why this school ranks low statewide. Their the problem is the lack of leadership (the principal) . When staff are looking to leave the school, parents are frustrated and looking else where, some morning/afternoon teachers don't look happy to be there, it sends up a red flags. The principal needs to be held to a higher level of accountability. I think Miss Bono thinks she knows best for all, but clearly does not.She talks about her many years as a teacher and now principal and likes to get in your face about her 20+ years of experience, but anyone can tell this school is not managed correctly. New teachers flee this school within 1 year of coming hear. This appears to be the dumping ground for bad teachers or teachers that do not care anymore. Any teacher that does care moves on to another school ASAP. I will be removing my son from this school ASAP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2014

Not impressed and when I've compared other schools in the area to Redfield, I can see why this school ranks low statewide. Having worked in corporate America and brought up in the military, the problem is the lack of leadership (the principal) . When staff are looking to leave the school, parents are frustrated and looking else where, some morning/afternoon teachers don't look happy to be there, it sends up a red flags. The principal needs to be held to a higher level of accountability. I think Miss Bono may have become complacent in her career (it shows) and needs to be graded annually like some teacher in other states. The teachers seem to be nice, parents are nice, but way too much fundraising and asking for money with all the flyers sent home. I'd personally would rather give $20 at the beginning of the year and call it good for my contribution and not be bombarded with fundraiser after fundraiser. Where is the money going? I can't see it's going towards academics. Coming from another state and only judging this school, their level of academics is lagging and is worrisome that my child will be average by going to this school and be given opportunities to rise above.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

this school has a high teacher turnover rate, which suggests administration issues. The teachers are really great and the ones I've spoken to are leaving to other SUSD schools, which means susd isn't the issue, someone needs to look at the principal. I've only dealt with her on 2 occasions and both times she was overbearing, unaccountable and fast to try and place blame elsewhere. Shes is all about fake smiles until you bring up a concern. make sure you have all communication in writing. she will fast talk her way out of any responsibility and she will tell your child they are wrong. I know how the parents and kids feel, but I can only imagine what the teachers must feel about her?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

My first year experiencing Redfield and the Kindergarten teacher is proactive, positive and spends time with her class. Ofcourse there were some bumps in the road the beginning of the year since some kids weren't use to structure, but all is ironed out. I wish they had a serarate class for kids who know the materials being taught, but that is no fault of the teacher. I just have to keep my child learning at home. Looking forward to 1st Grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2014

This is our first year at Redfield, and we have been really impressed. My son's teacher is awesome, and the lessons and projects he does at school are wonderful. The kids in his class are great, and we really like the PTO. We can't recommend this school enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2013

This is my son's first year at this school. I have been pleasantly surprised by his teacher, the staff, the level of learning, and my son's attitude towards school since moving here. He was at another school last year for Kindergarten and I was absolutely mortified by his teacher's behavior. He loves going to school each day and I couldn't be happier with his school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2013

New to this school & district with 2 kids. It really has been a disappointment from the start. While there are a few select staff & teachers who appear to be happy & like their jobs (& children in general) the overall feel here is adult apathy. Emails aren't returned, teachers seem overwhelmed & the disorganization of trying to manage children here is evident. My kids don't like school now, feel stressed, aren't happy here, don't enjoy their day, everything seems to be a problem & the overwhelmingly PC tone robs the younger kids of many of the typical joys of childhood experienced among peers in a school setting. The professionalism here is at about a girl's 9th grade social level: teacher cliques, emotional reactions by teaching professionals, and taking personal offense at feedback is commonplace. Dysfunction is high at this school ~ kids & adults alike. I had high hopes for this school & am disappointed that this even passes for an AZ school let alone a Scottsdaie school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

Teacher quality is good, sadly there are a lot of badly behaved kids here and not only does it make learning hard for other students, the other students pick up on it. Why? Well the teachers do their best but there is no follow through or strict discipline and many second chances for the bad kids. Bad kids? Bullying. Very serious and often on the playgrounds or lunches. Bullying by being physical and emotional. When nothing was being done to protect kids from this and allowing it to happen- our kids were pulled. It's a constant headache. 600 kids and one principal. Too many kids for k-5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

We are new to the district and have had a great experience at Redfield Elementary so far. Our son's teacher was very supportive and caring throughout the year. Redfield was our school of choice because we saw that the focus was on encouraging a love of learning while maintaining high academic expectations rather than assigning hours of homework. The art, music and physical education programs are also strong and valuable to learning. This is a TRIBES school and all the teachers adhere to enforcing the principles of respect for others and good behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2013

My child is in the self-contained program. While the teachers and gifted curriculum are wonderful the program does not get the support it should from the administration. For example, tax credit dollars designated for gifted are not used for the program. The children don't have field trips or other opportunities to enhance their learning. The CGP program does do a good job handling the intensities often associated with gifted children. So, while happy with the program itself, the school overall is lacking. I have a child who is not gifted and Redfield is not an option. The school lacks parental involvement and there are a lot of behavioral issues. I do not think it is the best environment. In addition, it is a B school in a neighborhood where all of the other elementary schools are A schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2013

Academically- unchallenging and low level expectations for students. If you have a kid that just wants to coast through, they will like it. Unhappy with princpal and discipline. They make a big deal about TRIBES but the truth is when we reported bullying the teacher ignored it and basically said she can do anything unless she sees it. When my kid finally got tired of it and did something back- my kid was the one that got in trouble. We will be taking our kids out at the end of the year due to the low level of academics and poor leadership from the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

We moved to this school a year ago from another district school and couldn't be happier with the teachers, the administration, and the diversity of the school population. Contrary to another reviewer's comments, I have found that the principal responds within 24 hours to any concern via phone or email.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2011

This is our first year at this school. We have been really disappointed with the lack of communication from the Principal and the teacher. I have always had a wonderful experience with teachers emailing me back within 48 hrs. This is the first time and the first school where no one bothers to reply to your emails even after 2-3 months!! This starts with the Principal and trickles down to the teacher. Most of the other Scottsdale schools seem to offer interesting programs to kids like the First Lego League, Robotics etc while, this is the only school that doesn't. All that said, the curriculum seems to be good since my child is in a self contained program. Again, I would appreciate if there was more communication from the teacher on a weekly basis to let us know what transpires in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2011

I have been frustrated with this school far too many times since it became Redfield. Unfortunately, voicing those concerns have gone nowhere. This school offers no grading system. They simply tell you that basically your child gets it or not. There is nothing to distinguish a strength or weakness in your child as these standards based reports are written. Additionally, the school does not do parent teacher conferences anymore. These are offered only upon parent request. One of the single most important aspects of your child's education is parental involvement and support and this school takes away a parent's ability to do so. Additionally, administration supports teachers lack of communication with parents. As the previous review has said, there are too many philosophies at this school that clash. Most of the families that we have known at this school previously known as Zuni and also the Aztec families have left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

We have had our children at redfield since it was Zuni.....we gave the new redfield 2 years.. We have decided to switch schools as this is a school that continues to struggle to find itself. The staff is passionate...but the school straddles too many philosphies. If you have a student in the gifted program..you are fortnate.. I believe that with the direction of the new principal mrs. Bonow...the school will excell once again. I wish it was a strong enough program all around to keep out kids in our home school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We love the teachers and parents!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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78%

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71%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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79%

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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
78%

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81%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

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90%

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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
87%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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70%

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64%

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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

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The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

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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

  • 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 73% 42%
Hispanic 11% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
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 17%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9181 E. Redfield Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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