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Anna Henry Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 302 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 22, 2014

If I could give this school "negative" stars I would! 4 teacher in one school years is outrageous! Who does that to a third grader? ! And then when they do FINALLY get a teacher she "leaves for personal reasons" 8 days before the end of the school year! ! UNREAL! ! This school has been nothing but a great disappointment from the very first day! Teachers=poor, counseling services=poor, principal=not a bad Guy but seems to be left out of the loop at times, front office=poor! They really dropped the ball when it came to my child being bullies....for TWO weeks...I never received one phone call about the situation! Then another child put their hands on my child and NO ONE thought to tell the principal or call me! Again...unacceptable! This should have been the school that got closed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

Henry has gone through a lot of changes this year with two schools combining. I was worried but I have to say it has gone great. It quickly has become one schools. The staff has been there for my child and their education. The new principal has brought it all together. He is kind to the students and has learned a lot of their names. He always answers me quickly when I have questions. The office is friendly when we come in. We love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2014

It was a great school for many years. However, this year is been just bad there is a new principal and Henry is not the same. I truly doubt they will remain an A school. Also, there was another school that merged with Henry and it truly brought the wrong crowd. My son is in fifth grade, he has a good teacher but so far he has informed me of unruly kids getting in trouble, even the police was involved in a particular incident. Next year my younger son will not attend this school. It is truly a shame because it was an amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

All of the things I heard about this school made me feel like this was a great place to send my child. It's NOT! This school lacks communication. The teachers are cold and distant. The principal is new and doesn't know how to run a school. The best part of the school is the office staff. They are wonderful, too bad the principal and the teachers I've met aren't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

I am not very thrilled this year on how the school is going. I think they took on a lot more than they could handle and didn't care how it would effect the kids there. The principle is not a hands on type of guy, haven't seen him around or do very much. If it doesn't get better and they staff doesn't get on top of it I am going to have to relocate my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2013

My kinder-age daughter has been attending this school since the start of the '12-'13 school year. I LOVE this school. The teachers are effective, friendly, creative, and fun. The prinicipal takes his job very seriously and is very effective and dedicated. He knows the name of every child in the entire school. He has fun with the job and the kids really respond to that. There is a small but mighty PTA that offers a lot of fun family activities. The programs are challenging for the students, but additional help/tutoring is available to those who need it. The entire faculty/staff are extremely committed and dedicated to their students. There is also a fabulous art program, choir and orchestra, PE, and after-school sports. Several cool local programs have come through the school this year including OMA (Opening Minds through the Arts) and Stories that Soar. There's also an on-site preschool and after-school program offered by the YMCA. My younger daughter is part of the preschool and we both love it. I researched a lot of Tucson schools before choosing Henry and am SO glad I did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

Henry Elementary is a wonderful neighborhood school. My son attended 1-5th there, and my daughter is currently enrolled. I feel that the current leadership is excellent, teachers are top-notch, and, especially with the merging of Wrightstown, there is much to offer students in the way of extra activities, like music, art, sports, etc. My children have always been very happy at Henry, and I would recommend it highly to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2011

I don't know yet, need to do more research to compare Henry to other TUSD schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2009

I transferred my son in September 2008 from Wrightstown Elementary to Henry Elementary in order to find a new 1st grade teacher for him. I am so happy that I made that decision. My son has Mrs. Hendrickson and she is a wonderful teacher. She is patient with the children and does a great job of educating them. My son has made a lot of progress this year, especially with his reading and writing. My son loves his school and even though our original plan was to move back to Wrightstown Elem. after the 1st grade, we have been so pleased with Henry Elem. that we have decided to stay for 2nd grade. The only thing that would make it better was if KIDCO was the after school program instead of Happy Hours. Happy Hours is a LOT more expensive. FYI: KIDCO is not at Wrightstown either. Wrightstown uses YMCA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

Henry is a fantastic neighborhood elementary school. My son transferred to this school at the beginning of 4th grade and quickly felt welcome and important. The principal is amazing and all the teachers and staff are great. My second child is entering kindergarten there this fall and I know she will have a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

I feel that henry elementary provides a top-notch education for young children. The teachers are professional and highly educated. I sent my child there from kinder through 5th grade and found my child to be thoroughly prepared for junior high.
—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 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 62% in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
64%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 "Highly Performing".

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 50% 42%
Hispanic 35% 43%
Black 10% 5%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 49%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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650 North Igo Way
Tucson, AZ 85710
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