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Aguilar School

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Posted January 20, 2005

I am a student at Arizona State University. I have interned at Aguilar Elemntary and am now doing my Student Teaching. I am learning to become the best teacher I can possibly be and Aguilar Elementary has provided me with a great opportunity. I absolutely love this school, like their programs and appreciate how much the teachers care for their students. This learning experience is amazing and I am very proud and happy to be apart of it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2004

Aguilar is a wonderful school with a caring, capable principal and highly experienced, motivated teachers. Aguilar has about 520 students and three counselors. Barb Grady, a counselor provided by a grant, has helped my children adjust to the death of a family member. She goes into each kindergarten and first grade classroom each week to teach children about feelings, empathy, respect, active listening, anger management skills, honesty and problem solving. She conducts counseling groups and also provides support to families by teaching parenting classes and meeting with families. Hardly any other schools even have counselors on staff, much less have three to service students. Aguilar also has a parent liasion who is excellent at meeting the needs of families and holds monthly evening programs for families. She even feeds everyone who comes dinner! Aguilar has services unavailable at other schools and is truly a remarkable school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2003

My child has attended Aguilar for three years. We are very happy with the caring staff and the high expectations for children to learn.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
73%
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".
  • 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
Hispanic 66% 43%
White 14% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11% 5%
Black 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 78%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5800 S. Forest Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85283
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Phone: (480) 730-7102

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