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Porfirio H. Gonzales Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 877 students

 

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Posted November 22, 2013

Thanks to Porfirio H gonzalez my kids have great improvement in their grades, best teachers, mrs. Mills(the principal) and mr.vazquez(viceprincipal), do the best effort for students and the school, the school also have great tutorials and programs; I have a lot to thank to P. H. Gonzalez :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

Made many friends at this school. Teachers were great. Also best years of my life.


Posted April 11, 2013

I am a student at P.H.G and i honestly think its a great school to go to. It is very safe and it is very strict on bullying. The teachers are also great, they spend their time trying to think of something to help their students out. This school has different programs you can have your children sign up for. I think this is an amazing school.


Posted April 6, 2013

THIS SCHOOL SUCKS! Everyday my son begs me to keep him home, He is struggling with his school work and when he asks for help he says his teachers tell him to just bring it home and ask me. I'm not sure why the Teachers are not wanting to take the time to help these children who are in need of help but it seem slike they would rather just pass it off to the parents. so I say instead of sending our kids to a school who don't care about our kids and there future lets open our own school since our kids are not being taught or even given the opportunity to be successful.


Posted July 13, 2011

This school is a war zone. The teachers are frequently cursed at by students with little or no consequences from the administration. Very unappealing campus, old outdated buildings and classrooms. Inept principal has been moved to a district position. Hopefully his replacement can turn the school around.


Posted October 20, 2010

When I first moved to Tolleson in 2008, I searched for a good performing school and found this one. It started out great but it has slowly gone downwards. The entire grading system has changed and the parents were never notified. Now its 80% test, 10% homework, 10% participation. This makes it hard when most of the kids in 6, 7th & 8th are out of control and the teachers cannot prepare the kids enough to pass these test. The teachers are good but the principal, Mr. Medrano and leadership is just not taking this school in the right direction. I don't think I will leave my kids in for the rest of the school year:(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Unfortunately, I ran into some problems with a young teacher, she was unethical and inexperienced. I hope the administrators realize that some of their teachers run into some problems and they make up excuses to try and punish the child. Sorry PH Gonzales your motto all about the people should be changed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

Our experience at ph gonzales has been fantastic. Not just the education but yourpeers are most caring people you can ever meet. The teachers and students treat you like family. The teachers work overtime to make sure you succeed. The discpline is phenominal. They teach you to respect one another. I have never been to a better school than this. They have a bullying program to teach you it's not ok to mistreat kids. They also have after school programs, from tutoring, science club, guitar lessons, teen council, sports, ect....
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2005

Great School - Everyone works very hard to help children succeed - they have come a long way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2005

The growth in this area is making hard on teachers to accomidate the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2004

The newer teachers are enthusiastic about teaching, which is helpful. It makes the kids want to learn more, because they make learning fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

The most dedicated and caring school. I trust the staff and my child's safety to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2003

Too many complaints to list. unattentive teachers, poor environment and the campus is wide open for any pedophile that decides to snatch a kid. To sum it up, just don't do it!


Posted October 15, 2002

I think they could keep better track of their students. I forgot to let them know that my daughter would not be in school and the school never called to check on her. What if she had never made to school, I wouldn't have knowen until it was too late.


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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
70%

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 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
51%

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 58% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
79%
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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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
Hispanic 91% 42%
White 5% 42%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 6%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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9401 W. Garfield St.
Tolleson, AZ 85353
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