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Esperanza Elementary School

Public | PK-12 & ungraded | 624 students

 

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Posted April 9, 2012

I would stay far away from this school. Esperanza has zero spirit and that is because the principal has NO leadership skills. She doesn't like parent volunteers because you will find out how she runs the school. She is not well respected by teachers or staff and the culture at the school is extremely negative. There are no longer any organziations for parents to belong to because she has shut them down. There have been many parents that have tried to be involved and the principal has ran all of them off. She is very controlling and is only concerned about what the superintendent thinks about her. The superintendent has no idea how she runs the school and doesn't seem to care anyway that so many employees and parents are so unhappy. The superintendent has said "parents on this side of town don't want to get involved in their childs school".


Posted April 4, 2012

If you love a school where the teachers and staff are under-appreciated, then Esperanza is the place for your child. The principal does not encourage volunteering, in fact, it is just the opposite. Once valuable, time-giving parents come in, she alienates them. The pricipal has zero leadership skills. She is very unprofessional in both her demeanor and speech. She cannot wait until her meeting with you is over. Her only interest is spreading word that "her" school is a TAP school. If she is not fond of an employee, she makes no bones about letting them know. Another thing a leader should not do is have favorites and SHE does. What is worse, is that no matter what she does, the superintendant stands behind her. So it does no good to really express ones concerns.


Posted January 16, 2008

I love this school. It took my son 3+ yrs at T.U.S.D schools and no 504 or I.E.P and when we came to this school they had it done within 2 months...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

My son is a 1st grader at Esperanza Elem. and was also a kindergartener there also. My son was identified as a gifted student by his Kindergarten teacher and after which he recieved a great deal of not only individualized attention, but he was also allowed to advance himself by attending first grade for reading time and was still given the chance to enjoy the benefits of kindergarten activities. he also was given the opportunity to help other children in his class when they had difficulty with the learning activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

I LOVE Esperanza. My 2 girls came from Ochoa and were behind. My youngest started off knowing 6 sight words but now she can read! My eldest was 2 years behind in reading and hit the 4th grade level this year! Esperanza takes learning and attendance very seriously. I am impressed with their level of math, the science. The teachers are very creative in solving lapses in learning. They have implemented new programs, used several reading programs at once. The office staff is SUPERB. They go way above and beyond without missing a beat. My oldest has improved in note reading: not from her piano lessons but her music class at school! Art is knowledge driven (my 1st grader knows that parallel lines don't touch)! For clubs/activities, they have math, choir?, track, basketball, soccer and many more. Parents volunteer to hear kids read, go on field trips, help out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

The girls bathroom for the kids in the 700 wing was disgusting. I took my daughter in there the first day of school yesterday, and she could not use it. The toilets were overflowing and stopped up. I hope to see a cleaner bathroom after I make a complaint today.She is now afraid to go in there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

I was not impressed by the professionalism of the office staff when I went to go register my child at esperanza this past school year. I hope as the school year progresses it gets better.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 87% 43%
White 5% 42%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 7%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2353 E Bantam Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
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