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Dietz Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 347 students

 

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Posted June 25, 2009

This school as really supported my son. He was in second grade and his teacher spent time with him after school and also helped him to pick appropriate books to read. I can really see the growth and the understanding he has. I look forward to the third and fourth grade. I have heard my son talk about the teachers he wants to have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

this school need more activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2007

It's like a big family, Teachers are great! 100% recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2006

My wife teaches here and my youngest son attends this school. After school activities would be great - but there's no money for them. The school has arranged for YMCA activities after school - but the parents have to pay their child's way.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 31, 2006

It frustrates me because the school has very few programs/events in the evenings for kids to share with parents what they do in school. Most parents work and cannot come to the school during the day. According to the principal, teachers are, by contract, only required to come in the evening twice during a school year. So they have open house and the fine arts program at the end of the school year. That's it. No plays, no choir programs, no science demonstrations, no fundraising carnivals, no nothing. It is sad that none of the teachers will volunteer more nights during a school year. They do offer after school tutoring which is good, but only because they are a failing school. My child loves the school, I just wish they offered more extracurricular activities and things in the evenings that parents who work could attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

This is a friendly environment for children! Office staff and principal know children by name and say hello daily! My daughter has attended for k and 1st grades and loves it. Would like to see more feedback on the children and have a better idea of what is going on daily. Big emphasise on music participation and introduction to the arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2005

My child attended dietz last year and had an excellent teacher. The principal was hardly ever at the school... Always off campus at meetings. The weekly newsletter was nice, but it seemed like 1/2 of it was always about keeping the overall attendance rate up. Also, the class sizes are way too large... A problem throughout the district. Teachers shouldn't have to deal with so many behavior problems without the presence of a principal to back them up! too few adults with too many kids to keep track of...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

Very frustrating school because they do not reward excellence, they reward attendance. They never have opportunities in the evening for parents to come and see what their kids are doing. Most parents in the school have to work and cannot take time off during the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

This school has a very friendly and caring environment. The principal is always visible before and after school. She seems to know most of the children by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2004

Not satisfied. I found that class size for the 2nd grade level was too large. Found no aggressiveness on behalf of the teacher and class constantly had a substitute. Testing scores too low. I felt that my child was not being challenged at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2004

This school is a average school. It has o.k. teachers. It is fairly clean.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 31, 2003

I went to Dietz many years ago. My children went to Dietz and now we have chosen that my grandchildren go to Dietz. It is not without flaws (as any institution is), but overall it is the best group of people that I could ever hope to have my loved ones involved with. Throughout the years, we have moved to different places and have enrolled in other schools, but we always come back to Dietz as our first choice.


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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

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 63% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
63%
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 "Performing".
  • 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 48% 43%
White 31% 42%
Black 9% 5%
Two or more races 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7575 E. Palma Street
Tucson, AZ 85710
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