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Bella Vista Elementary School

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Posted November 7, 2012

Bella Vista Elementary has served my son well since Kindergarden. We have been satisfied with the quality and care of the school and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

In this town there is open enrollment which means you can choose your school and not go to your home school if there is room. All the moms I know that live in this zone choose not to send their children there. There is a definite disconnect and a ton of defensive teachers. Was not impressed at all. I would choose any school in this town over them. Not challenging at all. Teachers only teach to standard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

We are a military family and have had the opportunity to visit and attend many schools. Bella Vista is an amazing school and has GREAT teachers! Parents should be more involved with helping out in the classrooms. The academic success is a success as long as parents are willing to make it a success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

I recently transferred my daughter from a smaller school to Bella Vista, I did not know how whe would conform to this change, suprisingly enough she is doing so much better than the smaller school. Mrs. Wikoff is absolutely phenomenal with my daughter. I appreciate the fact that Mrs. Segal knows the students by name as well and the office staff is incredible. I would suggest this school to any parent that is looking for a positive change.
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Posted August 13, 2008

I have two children that attend Bella Vista Elementary School. This is their second year, and they are in 2nd and 4th grade. The teachers here are patient, intelligent, and creative, and my childen do very well in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

Bella Vista is a wonderful learning environment! The principal, Mrs. Segal, does a wonderful job of both being involved with the students and making sure that the students are excelling. She is a warm and caring principal. The art teacher, Mrs. Sandagata is truly amazing! The students learn so much in her class and the things they are able to accompish as a result of her instruction is incredible! There is definitely an emphasis placed on reading, which is essential for success in all academic areas. The 'reading strategies' classes, in addition to regular reading within homeroom classes is a way for children to be grouped into appropriate reading levels so that each student has the maximum opportunity for success in reading. Bella Vista is a great school and we've been very pleased during our time here. The vast majority of the staff truly cares about the students' success.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 42%
Hispanic 34% 43%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Black 7% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
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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Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
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