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Town & Country Elementary School

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Posted April 4, 2013

If your child is the cream of the crop and has no learning disabilities, then this school may be for you. Otherwise, save yourself the heartache and find a school that encourages individual growth and learning flexibilities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

The teachers are great and the PTO is very hands on. Way to Go Town & Country! Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

The teachers are great but dealing with an overcrowding issue that puts the education of all at risk. Most of their time is spent disciplining the unruly kids while the rest of the class has to "wait it out." The issues are with the administrative side of the house - unorganized, unprofessional and their rapport with the students is virtually non existent. The principal was uninterested in corralling her staff or making contact with student's families. The chain link fence surrounding the office area makes the school look like a detention center. The facilities are so run down, I'm not sure how they have passed any kind of inspection. Don't look for communication from anyone at this school - you will have to be persistent in getting them to discuss your student with you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

My children went to this school a couple of years ago. They were pulled out and put in another school mid quarter because of issues with a teacher and a principal unwilling to help the situation. This is still not the worse school in town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

A great school. The principal and the administrative personal are very kinds. My son went to the special preeschool and the teachers are awesome!! They really cared about my child and his needs. The program was exactly what he need it. Im really satisfied with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

Town and Country was a major disappointment. The classrooms are crowded, with discipline problems. The teachers try, but with the overcrowding and lack of parent involvement, their hands are somewhat tied. The principal seems overwhelmed, but tries. The school is dreary, but it is maintained to the minimal standards. Our children scored top marks, but that is no indication of a good education. This school is suffering from the same problems of all the schools in this area (to include the charter schools), so it really can't be singled out. More money doesn't always mean a better education, but it was very apparent that schools are not a priority in the community. If you want a quality education, there are a couple of good schools in Tucson. The commute may be long, but it will be worth it if you really need to work in Sierra Vista.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

this school is so wonderful very supportive and great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

I love this school! The PTO hosts a family day each month. The teachers are friendly, and the Character Counts program is really impressive. My only complaint would be that I have offered to volunteer at the school many times, and have never been invited to help out. Also, my child's teacher is nice, but sadly doesn't challenge my child. We are forced to supplement at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

Good School. Teachers are doing a great job.
—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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

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 65% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%

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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 42%
Hispanic 35% 43%
Black 6% 5%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
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 40%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1313 S. Lenzner Ave
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
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