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Collier Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 6 ratings
2011:
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Posted May 19, 2014

Truly one of the best elementary schools in Tucson! We were made to feel like family from day 1. My daughter was going to another wonderful elementary school (Van Horne) when it closed and merged with Bloom (which we hated - for numerous reasons!!). We quickly went searching for a school we could love as much as Van Horne...and Collier was it! The teachers are warm and caring, the staff is friendly and the principal is a wonderful and involved leader. Involved parents, fun activities...we really loved our time at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

We've loved our experience at Collier. My son and daughter went to K-2nd here and we love the small, close knit environment. We'd recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

I am so pleased with the teachers, parents, and other students at Collier. My daughter has a speech delay, and her teacher has gone out of her way to make sure that she has kept up with the other students. The class sizes are small, the teachers love what they are doing, and the atmosphere is gorgeous. I highly recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2012

Wonderful, committed teachers! Great community school with a focus on academic excellence and extracurricular programs.


Posted May 24, 2012

My oldest son attends Collier through open enrollment. We have had a great experience and wonderful teachers every year. He has special needs and the special education staff is great and I appreciate that Collier has inclusion. A great A+ school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

Collier Elementary is a fabulous school. The students work hard to achieve their goals and the teachers are there to help and support them at all times!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

Collier offers a family oriented environment with a strong focus on academics. The staff is dedicated to excellence and goes the extra mile to help each student reach their potential.


Posted February 9, 2012

Collier is an excellent School. I have been a parent there for six years. It has its ups and downs. But, there is a strong core of parents and teachers that are committed to it. Many parents continue to volunteer after their children have moved on to middle school. All teachers are currently Gate trained. Two teachers are OMA trained. They offer a music program incorporated in the curriculum for all ages, they have a community school run preschool and aftercare, PE, track, Chess Club, Spanish and after school tutoring. After this year there will be Promethean boards in all classrooms. They are in the process of completing a butterfly/hummingbird garden at the school. The kids have collected over $4000 for the March of Dimes over the last two years. I could go on and on. Come by for a visit and make your own decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

Collier is an AMAZING school! The teachers are dedicated to each and every student. They offer so many additional opportunites for my children such as; a comprehensive school physical program, an Art Parent Program in additional art program, music education, band and orchestra, Spanish, and an awarded track program. All teachers are GATE trained and most certified and considered a GATE Inclusive School, and offer tutoring. They also have a preschool, before and after-school program and summer program that has added additional academic success for both of my children. The staff is so friendly, I would recommend Collier to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2011

This school has no leadership and fails on every level. The academic ratings continue to fall year after year. Look at the numbers! The population continues to decline year after year. Look at the numbers! Try a charter school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Great school because of dedicated teachers, great families with a good network of volunteering and involvement. Fun activities along great academics. This is everything a school should be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

Collier creates a learning environment in which my children excel. It is more than a school, it is a family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

My grandchildren love the school. The teachers are great.


Posted May 15, 2010

The entire staff works very hard to help children and the parents are very involved


Posted May 14, 2010

Great school, great community and great staff! Have two children and have flourished there academically, met great friends and more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

I love Collier because of everyone there. From the Principle to the teachersstaff and the parents as well. (A close knit group that feels like family!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

What a terrific school! It is like a second home. The teachers and the staff and the parents are so welcoming! My kids have learned a lot and have excelled greatly at this school.... Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Collier is one of the Highest achieving schools in TUSD. It is a community school with caring teachers and staff!!


Posted May 12, 2010

My son did all his schooling at collier and my daughter only has one more year of Collier and I will not only miss the teachers and the staff but the Collier family. I feel very blessed to be with so many people who care about each other and the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

We absolutely love Collier! My daughter is in Kindergarten with Ms. Ann McGriff and we are so pleased with the cirriculum, and how much our daughter has learned in just 9 months! The school has lots of great activities for kids/parents and everyone is involved and truly cares! I could not have asked for a better school for my daughter (and son soon) to attend! Thank you Collier!
—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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
67%

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
73%

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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
91%
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".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • 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 64% 42%
Hispanic 22% 43%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3900 North Bear Canyon Road
Tucson, AZ 85749
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