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Homer Davis Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 456 students

 

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Posted May 11, 2010

the kids seem to watch them selfs at morning recess. also at p.e. the p.e. teacher sits on his phone and text message the whole time..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2009

I love this school! The teachers are very caring and strive to do the best that they can despite the State Budget. I feel it is a caring and safe enviornment for students and teachers. I get the sense that it is a small community of individuals that really go out of their way to create a dedicate enviornment for learning. If you look at this school versus others in Tucson, it is far superior in staffing and resources considering the current economy. Parents should do their very best to be involved, support the teachers, and help their own children to be excellent people and students. Everyone needs to pitch in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

Class sizes are currently only an issue for the 6th grade level, but they still fall within the district guidelines, and additional aide time has been added to support the teachers. I really like that the 6th grade teachers have 'rotations' with teachers each taking 2-3 subjects and rotating groups of students throughout the day. This is a nice way to prepare students for jr high when they'll have to transition each hour between classes. Class sizes this year overall for K-5 are actually the lowest in several years and the kids are getting lots of attention and great results on the district assessments ready for AIMS in April. That is great considering that they have a 20% mobility rate of students moving in and out of the school. I think that parent involvement is the area that needs the most improvement -- parents are just too busy.
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Posted January 4, 2008

Homer Davis has pretty good teachers but I believe that the class sizes are too big and the kids don't get any one on one help or one on one attention. My child has special needs and none of the teachers were able to meet his needs, hes been going there for 6 yrs now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

I was really upset with the school due to that they didn't give my daughter the therapy that she needed. She was suppose to receive speech and language and I never received any feedback on how she was doing. I was really disappointed witht he school system down in Tuscon.
—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 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%
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

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%
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

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
50%

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 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
48%
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 59% 43%
White 31% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 5%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 84%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4250 N Romero Rd
Tucson, AZ 85705
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