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Craycroft Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 735 students

 

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Posted November 14, 2014

This is one of the worst schools in Tucson. They have no teachers out on the field in the morning, children are not allowed in the building except for the cafeteria (in the morning). The school is not completely enclosed. They have WAY to many kids in 1 classroom, almost to the point where it could be illegal. They don't care about the children. When we enrolled him they did not give us a student handbook, no tour, and the teacher couldn't even tell us specific times of when class started and ended. When we finally did get a handbook it was from LAST YEAR. They do not have anything up to date and I doubt they ever will. They also do not allow parenta to obeserve on full days only on wed. Which is a half day. Also the busses are almost a half hour late picking and dropping the children off. I really think this school needs to be looked into by authorities and children should not be allowed to go until they have things under control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2010

The curriculum is very repetitive, causing my daughter to get bored. The teacher couldn't control the class so the entire class would be punished for one or two students misbehavior. They would send my daughter out through the front doors of the school unattended to walk alone around the side of the building to line up even though the bell would be ringing in the next 30 seconds. Three times I was called by the office to ask why my daughter was not in school even though I dropped her off myself and had waited in the front until she walked through the front doors. Talk about a panic attack due to their lack of organization. If you can avoid this school I would. I have never been so worried about the safety of my child or the lack of education she was receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

My son went to kindergarten here. While his teacher was great, the curriculum was less than stellar. The principal is not approachable and when you do speak with him he's demeaning. The kids were left outside one morning completely unattended due to an oversight by the administration. Needless to say we no longer attend this school, though it means a 20 minute drive out of the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2006

I think that overall the school has done things to improve, but there is much to be desired! I would also appreciate a little more effort in checking to make sure the kids are in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

Craycroft Elementary has improved tremendously over the last year. The new principal and teachers have struggled all year to help and turn this school around. I don't know what the new results show specifically, but the changes I have seen have been impressive. The teacher parent interaction has been awesome. Academic programs are slowly coming around. The extracuricular activities seem to have taken a backseat to academics, however the music department has a wonderful orchestra teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

Grandson attends and he loves it. Organized and good communication andsupport for him-he is adhd
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

I have found this school to have many experienced teachers with well developed backgrounds in effective teaching. The faculty is supportive and focused on the individual needs of the children. They have an excellent reading program that raised reading scores across the board considerably. I would like to see a more facilitative science and math program. Overall, I love the staff, the extra-curricular activities provided (art, p.e., and music), and most of all, their reading program.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 25, 2005

The quality of academic programs is very low. The school does not have the resources to handle the current student capacity and teachers are very overwhelmed. Music, art, and sports are available yet the level of parent involvment is practically none. Administration is wonderful but the teacher's can't do everything themselves. Ther is little to no parent involvement in this school hence the current progress and label of failing. Outstanding principal who has not been given the time promised to turn the school around. We were told the state would wait until this years test scores were in to determine if they would take over the school and they have made that determination way before testing had even occurred.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2003

I think this is a very good school that is improving. I have seen a big change this year and I hope that it continues. My children and I are much happier with the way things are going now. The school is more friendly, the students are learning lots more, and the building and playground are looking better. Thank you for teaching my children.


Posted March 28, 2003

i think the teachers should be teaching the children to read better and write better. there is to much messing around in the class rooms,some of the teachers don't keep up with the parents. and don't seam to care if the children learn or not. as far as the principal goes, there has been better principals at this school. the look and fill of this school is cold and sad. as far as dress code, the teachers need to dress better. as far as the children, let them be kids and learn to wear things that make them fill good about there selfs. no uniforms for them, let them injoy being there selfs while they are little. life is to unfair for children the way it is.


Posted March 22, 2003

I love this school. The teachers are friendly and very helpful. But of course there is always room for improvement. I would like it if uniforms were required. It would also be nice if there was more after school activities that the younger kids could be involved in (1st graders).


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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 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%
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

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%
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

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%
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 "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 75% 43%
White 13% 42%
Black 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 6%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5455 E. Littletown Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85706
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