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Irene Erickson Elementary School

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19 reviews of this school


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Posted January 13, 2013

Excuse me, "Seriously." Erickson was a Performing school BEFORE LePage joined our staff. Truth be told, she is NOT missed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 19, 2012

Wow... did a middle school student write these comments? Seriously, that is the maturity level of this person who finds it amusing to slander an effective administrator that worked endless hours to better this school. Helen LePage came to Erickson when it was a low performing school and improved it to a performing plus school rating. I think you can't argue with data- the ratings say it all and without an awesome principal, that wouldn't have happened. Her focus was on the children, which clearly yours is not... but Erickson deserves better than your distasteful comments and Ms. LePage was well respected by people who were there to improve student achievement. One of the best things she did was get rid of the "toxic waste" at the school and fill it with staff that is student-centered. I speak on behalf of many parents in this community when I say, your voice is one, but there are many of us who don't agree and have a lot of respect for the dedication and support that our students received at Erickson. Helen Lepage is sorely missed and I am grateful for all she did for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2012

Love, love, love this school now that Helen LePagan is gone!!!!! Happy, happy, happy!!!!! Yay, Roadrunners!!!!! It's gonna be a fantastic year!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 22, 2012

If you've ever had to deal with Helen LePage, it'd quickly become clear why the entire Erickson community is so dang excited about her impending retirement. The woman is a joke!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2011

If Helen LePage put as much time into learning about how to run a school as she does into bullying the staff and trying to turn everyone against each other, Erickson would be the #1 school on the planet.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 7, 2011

One of the worst elementary school ever I mean you have to pay 500$$$ of your students is tardy 15 times. Also, if you don't/forgot to pick your students up in the next 30 mintues they will call the police reallly. The teachers and staffs. The price for the food are terrible.I wouldn't take your kids to this school. Also, Their food scheduled are really weird. they also don't have enough field trip. Worst Elementary school ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2010

Going from Janet Jordan (Reynolds principal) to Helen LePage is like going from Heaven to h---. My kids HATE going to school now!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

I think this school is great becase the teachers participate in games that encorage students to do what they' ve never done.there only to games during school and it is art and the PE teacher.The after school game are great to do like crosscountry, track, chess, and a stay in to finish work or practice what students never done.the teachers who coached these games where mostly Ms.Brown, Mr.Mac, Mr.Selby [which is a retired from Erickson] Ms.Nygeren, Coach Steve which most students love.Mrs.LePage will sometimes dress up for MAC-RO and encorages most of the students to get 100% for each month.The PTA and Greg [Gregory] addfun on Friday nights, they set up a movie like in the theaters.Its free to watch and you get to buy food.Thegreat part is that you can bring a blanket and pillow.


Posted May 29, 2010

This school is a joke. If you value your child's education, do NOT send him or her to a school run by Helen LePage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2010

TUSD has to wake up and get with the program. Erickson has been in need of a new principal since the day Helen LePage stepped foot on campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2009

Helen LePage is not cut out to be a principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Good teachers. Lousy administrator.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

Principal Helen LePage's interpersonal skills and ability to communicate are sorely lacking. I would not recommend Erickson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

Poor leadership under current principal Helen LePage. Unusually high teacher turnover rate and enrollment continues to plummet. Lack of stability and continuity for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

Safety is a concern. When dropping off my Kindergartner last year, the gates were locked multiple times, causing small children to have to stand in a busy parking lot. There are no extracurricular activities. Teachers do not communicate well with parents when necessary. The cooling system was out for over two weeks. To fix the problem, they suggested we send the children with water bottles. Parents appear to be as involved as possible. Many of these children are from low income homes. I am giving the school one more school year to see if my son improves. The teachers and principal send conflicting information home and are difficult to reach when necessary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

This school is in a poorer neighborhood, giving it many obstacles to overcome. However, I have a child with special needs, and they have given 110% to help him succeed. They try all kinds of creative ways to help their poulation succeed and are willing to help you if you are willing to ask.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

Would not recommend to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2003

This school is a great school, the teachers do everything in their power to make the kids feel safe and at home.


Posted March 28, 2003

Not many teachers at this school seem to have to skills/knowledge to deal with special needs children. Not enough is done for these students to encourage them to do better or to make and achieve goals and reward them for the goals they make. Mrs Gilbert is an EXCELLENT kindergarten teacher though and the school needs more teachers like her. More needs to be done also for those students that are excelling to keep them motivated to go farther.


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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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%

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

  • 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 53% 43%
White 29% 42%
Black 11% 5%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
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 70%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6750 E. Stella Road
Tucson, AZ 85730
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