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Davidson Elementary School

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Posted April 8, 2013

I HAVE HAD ALL FOUR OF MY KIDS AT THIS SCHOOL. I STILL HAVE 3 THERE AND WE LOVE IT!! THIS SCHOOL IS GREAT THE TEACHERS ARE ALL GREAT:) THE STAFF IS SO NICE. WE COULD USE SOME MORE PARENTS INVOLVEMENT BUT ITS LIKE THIS AT ALL SCHOOLS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

My son completed his first year of school and is now in first grade. Overall, the school does a great deal to keep the parents informed of school activities and events. Only wish more after school sports were open to the younger kids. It's great to see all of the teachers visible in the morning greeting the kids and the Tuesday morning assembly is terrific to keep the kids motivated. The school has a great influx of children from other countries, which may be a reason for the lower scores, but overall, I don't think this impacts the level of commitment to the curriculum. My son was on track and ready for first grade. There is a great emphasis for the kids to be test-ready, which is okay because we made sure our son stayed on track with his homework and classroom participation. As with many of the in the area, funding is limited so there aren't teacher's aides in the classroom. Overall, this is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

I went here for 2nd-5th grade and LOVED this school c: it is amazing <3


Posted May 15, 2007

We attended Davidson for several years. We ended up pulling our child from this school for several reasons. The teachers are overworked, which causes them to lack in compassion, understanding, creativity, sympathy, and open mindedness. The staff is lacking in all the same qualities. Like most public schools they teach to the testings, not to what is really important. There security measures are a joke as well as there no tolerance policies. There artistic programs are to short, and lacking greatly in what children really need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2004

Davidson is doing great efforts to give the best education to our kids. They have new programs and plans to achieve better grades and their after school program has made a great difference in my kids self steem, specialy through the Project Shine they had. My daughter came from another school to Davidson at the middle of the year and the very first day I picked her up after school I could see she was happy about the change.
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
75%
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 56% 42%
White 23% 42%
Black 9% 5%
Two or more races 7% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Asian 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3950 Paradise Falls Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85712
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