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C I Waggoner School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 666 students

 

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Posted January 14, 2014

We love Waggoner, for a few reasons: 1. Many parents are super actively involved. This means they are vested in their kids education. They involve other parents and build the community. 2. The staff is super professional, but also very friendly and willing to communicate with you . They always get back to my emails very quickly and I really appreciate it. 3. They take learning very seriously, but also fun very seriously. I'm glad to have a school that balances it both out. I mean, they ARE children for heaven's sake. Work hard, play hard. Come to waggoner!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

We love Waggoner school, both my girls go there and they have always felt safe and flourished under the guide of the amazing teachers. Even the crosswalk guard knows and helps my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

Waggoner Elementary rocks! The teachers, staff, and parents all work really well together to create an environment of partnership that facilitates learning and growth!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2012

We thought we had found a great school in Waggoner after researching our options. Unfortunately, we have been very disappointed. Her Kindergarten teacher was nice but totally unorganized and chaos reigned in the classroom. Just when we thought it could not get worse, the teacher mysteriously disappeared and the poor kids had a string of substitutes. Now, there is a less than permanent teacher who still has no control over the class. The parents were given very little information throughout the transitions and, although we meet with the principle several times, we felt our concerns were not listened to. It also appears that this is not the best school for a more advanced child who needs more challenges. Very disappointed!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2011

The old principal was dismissed for harassing co-workers with inappropriate pictures. The current principal shows up to school dressed like she is headed to a disco. This school is not serious about educating children. No parent that loves their child would send them here. The teachers are here for an easy $40K income with benefits. The school needs a whole new administration and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

My grandkids attend Waggoner School and I volunteer there in their classrooms. Great teachers and great students. The teachers have control on behavior and still are caring and helpful.


Posted January 3, 2011

Great school! The principal and teachers are wonderful! My son went to 2nd grade for 2 weeks after being home schooled for over a year. It was to difficult for him. His birthday comes after the school year starts, so he was one of the younger students. The principal and his teacher recommended we move him to first grade. They handled it so well! I'm blown away...the students in his 2nd grade class made him good bye cards and they even let me bring in cupcakes. They really care how he and his classmates feel about the situation. It's well organized and very comfortable. I can't wait to enroll my kindergartner next year! I have not seen and could not even imagine any racial problems or mean teachers. If there is a problem, I believe it would be swiftly taken care of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2010

Terrible school. One kindergarten teacher seats "certain" students at a separate table. A second grade teacher humiliates underperforming students in front of the class. This intolerance is unacceptable. There are much more constructive ways to interact with these young children. Some parents are in the classrooms on a daily basis, strongly biasing the teachers towards particular groups of students. Think twice before sending your children to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

School has many social problems. Racial intolerance is simply one of them. Many of the teachers belittle certain children. A few of the parents make racist comments quite frequently. Several children have left the school as a result of these social problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I have been so impressed with Waggoner! My children love it there. The teachers are phoenominal. I'm not sure where the parent who complained about racial tolerance was coming from....our non-caucasian children have not experienced any intolerance that we are aware of. Overall, this is an outstanding school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

i love it there! i go to Waggoner! all the teachers are really nice! They never yell or are rood to anyone! you should go there too! i'm sure you willlove it there or if you go there i bet you love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2008

Waggoner is a wonderful school. The teachers here are awesome and the parent involvment is like nothing I've seen before. This was my son's first year there in kindergarten and boy did he have a shaky start but with his teachers awesome personality and never ending patience he was able to cruise straight throught to the end of the year. I would drive 50 miles just to send my child here and I would recommend this school to any parent on the fence of deciding where to send there child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2007

I think this school is excellent. The teachers are very engaging and enthusiastic. They offer great extra curricular activities and the expectations of staff, students and parents are the reasons why this school continues to be an excelling program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

Our daughter just began Kindergarten at Waggoner Elementary and we couldn't be more pleased. They are being taught so much and in ways that relate to the children so they retain what they are learning. We adore her teachers Mrs. St Denis and Mrs Joyce, they are just wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

This school is like a private school, but it is public. The reason for the excelling status is the parents. There are so many volunteers that the teachers are supported in what they do both in time and financially. It is awesome!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

Great school, lots of parent/teacher/resource support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

First grade was great! Lots of learning and fun activities. The kids were well cared for by their teacher and got along well amongst themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Waggoner is an excellent school with excellent teaching staff. It is located in a nice community where parents are involved with volunteering and directing their child's education. The experience is a positive and safe environment. The school is under the Kyrene School District in the Tempe/Chandler/Phoenix area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

Great school! The teacher's have worked closely with me to assure that my child is getting the best education possible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

This is overall a good school with a high level of parent involvment.
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

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 65% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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 "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 62% 42%
Hispanic 20% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 20%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1050 E Carver Rd
Tempe, AZ 85284
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