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Carrillo Intermediate Magnet School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 322 students

 

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Posted November 23, 2013

What happened to Principal Yvonne Ferreira? She is down here in Rio Rico and I would like some information about what happened to her. Why is she down here making our students and live less pleasant? It seems odd she drives about 80 miles each way everyday because she like it here. DUH.....Please answer anonymously if you need to.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 26, 2011

Ruben Diaz is no longer the school principal (the TUSD governing board moved him to a different school), and sadly, it shows. It really angers me that TUSD moves principals, especially excelling principals, out of the schools they've built up and replaces them with..... We used to see Diaz after school, regulating student / parent traffic, making sure no one crossed the street outside of the school crossing zone. Now it's a mad house when school lets out. I'd be interested to hear from other parents what they think of the school, now that it's had a different principal for the past two years.


Posted October 10, 2009

Super staff and a great learning place for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

My son is a kindergartener at Carrillo and he loves it! When we were touring schools to find out which school to send him to, the principal, Mr. Diaz, gave us a personal tour of the school. I was excited by his enthusiasm about the students and faculty at his school. He has so much pride in his school and in his faculty that it shows in everything the teachers do and in how the students are learning. The fact that he is involved with every aspect of the school lets me know that he will keep everyone on their toes and I am confident that my son will receive a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

As the parent of a child with unique needs, I began researching schools in the Tucson area prior to our actual arrival there. The principal, Ruben Diaz has reached out and contacted me directly, offering support and encouragement. If the rest of the staff is as open and giving as this principal, I have no doubt our children will have a great elementary experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2007

This year was a much better experience than last year. Her fourth grade teacher had twenty years experience and didn't do much for her. Yet, her fifth grade teacher, Mr. Sanchez is an excellent teacher, who holds his students responsible for their actions. My daughter has improved tremedously academically and socially. Carrillo is a good school because of Mr. Sanchez. We need more teachers who are caring and serious about their students education as Mr. Sanchez.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2007

We've had two of our children attend Carrillo and had a wonderful experience with the teachers and administration. The current Principal has wonderful leadership qualities and supports her staff 100%, which has created teamwork and dedication from her staff. A 5th grade teacher at Carrillo has helped our child gain confidence, self esteem, and excel behond her expectations. The school strives to get their parents to involve themselves in several of activities geared towards making Carrillo a better place. They have done a wonderful job with parent involvement. We feel safe while leaving our children in the care of Carrillo and know that the school is secure while in session. Carrillo continues to strive to keep test scores and standardized expectations from the district and state above average. Carrillo school is a wonderful place to take your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

Both of my sons attended Carrillo. My eldest I didn't have such a positive experience, although I realize he's not the most motivated individual. But I believe that's where teacher involvement comes in, just because you've been teaching for 20 something years doesn't mean you're good at it. He was just not pushed to his full potential. My younger son on the other hand had an outstanding 4th and 5th grade teacher Mr. Sanchez! Homework everynight in all 3 R's, consequences if it wasn't turned in, really making them accountable for their actions. It is with the help of Mr. Sanchez that I and my son feel well prepared to enter middle school and achieve academically. We need more Mr. Sanchez's in schools today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

Carrillo is a wonderful place that nurtures the whole child. The staff is warm and friendly and they truly care about taking a holistic approach to educating children through the mind, spirit, and body. A small school with a strong family type atmosphere! A better school does not exist!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 16, 2007

Both of my children are at Carrillo and I cannot be happier. Academically they are both meeting the standards set by the state and this is due to the wonderful staff at their school. Their teachers work hard to make sure that every child is succeeding. I am happy to say that this school focuses so much on academics but also on the overall child. There are many opportunities for children to succeed in all areas of the curriculum. The art, music and P.E. teachers are excellent. After school students are able to take part in computers, basketball, baseball, weaving, art, guitar lessons, tutoring, dance class, and many other opportunities. There is something for everyone. My older son really loves the docent program that is run in part with the partnership with La Pilita Museum. I would suggest you visit Carrillo and see what a wonderful school it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2006

We absolutely love Carrillo, in our opinion there really is no comparison to other schools. I have taught in 3 schools, my husband has taught at 2, my daughter has attended 4 schools and we can honestly say that this is the best environment for a child. My daughter has been at Carrillo for three years and she has really flourished academically (and more importantly to us) socially, which I seriously doubt would have happened anywhere else. As a teacher I realize that test scores are important, I also know how important community service, arts, a close knit community and a caring faculty is to a child's academic future. Carrillo provides all of this in abundance. There has been severe budget cuts at all of the public schools, but I believe Carrillo has made the best of the situation. I wish my school offered half of what Carrillo offers their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

We expected there would be alot of opportunities for my son, which after actually attending Carrillo, never came about. He was interested in archealogy; there was only one 'dig' scheduled, a field trip, that he really wanted, but this was cancelled and never rescheduled. He wanted and loves track and field; it was cancelled both years. I have still never even seen the principal and don't even know what she looks like! They are sharing her w/ another school. I have been disapponited w/ the lack of caring and concern overall at Carrillo. This system TUSD need so much improvement I would probably never send my son to another TUSD school again. Pitiful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

The school is located in downtown historic district, with a focus on local history, hispanic traditions and the study of archilogy. The school had achedimic problems two years ago when my grandchild started there, but an intense effort has been made to bring up the scores. In my opinion, to much effort has been made toward standard education has been made. Physical education, music and the arts have all taken a big step backwards to accomidate the presuit of the three 'r's'. Focus needs to be directed to keep site of not only the historic flavor of the school, but recoginize that the school is also in the heart of the downtown arts community. More fun-like programs, needs to be inserted in the program, to make the children want to be at the school. Bottom line, it is still unique, but needs to refocus toward the community it is set into.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
69%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 89% 43%
White 4% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Black 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (520) 225-1201

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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440 S. Main Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
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Phone: (520) 225-6060

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