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Los Ninos Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 626 students

 

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Posted January 27, 2014

My grand daughter has learned sooo much since she was transferred to Los Ninos from Los Ranchitos. It used to be a containment offering school, but even now that it is not, they still work close the her. I just love the entire staff at this school. They CARE!!!!!!!.


Posted September 2, 2013

the first days of school their were ants all over children's backpack from where they line up, and the grass was very tall making it hard for children to walk through. i have just found out this school scored as "C" and is 90% poverty. when we told the principal she seemed quick to have it taken care of. im curious what the difference is from this school and a "north side" school. their must be a huge difference. is it parent participation, lack of activities, fed up staff and teachers. i mean why do these kids have to suffer. school is supposed to make a positive impact on children, not make them want to hate school... these school need help and CHANGE! whether it be from structure. organization, patience etc!!! im so sad as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2012

I have had all three of my girls go through this school now. My youngest one is currently in Kindergarten. This school started to show some promise with the last Principal, but since he was forced out by the Superintendent due to a difference in opinion, they've replaced him with a less experienced Principal who seems to make up ridiculous rules as she goes along and has no control over her staff (of 15+ years), as they seem to do whatever they want. In addition, the cafeteria staff/ T.A.'s rummage through lunches the kids bring from home and sometimes force the kids to eat more than they can when they believe they haven't eaten enough. They even handle the kids' food after having wiped down tables, which is very unsanitary. When the Principal was advised of this, she said she would talk with the staff, but no changes were made as they continue the practice. It's very disgusting to watch this occur. Our daughter won't be returning next year. If you value your child's health, you won't send them here, either. The one star is for her teacher who has to do battle with the staff just to get basic information she needs from them. She's the one saving grace for this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

Two of my children now attend this school and since leaving their other school to come here they both have done a total 180 for the worst their grades have went from A's and B's to D's and even F's. The bullying issue is out of control and the preventionist doesn't seem to do her job to inforse the rules about it my children now cry not to go to school everyday and that is not fair a place where a child should feel safe and want to go to is just not that anymore and as a Parent that expresses concerns of this your just brushed under a rug. If it wasn't for the care and support of the few teachers this school would be nothing the teachers seem to care more for the students then any other member of staff at this school not even the school nurse seems to take the well being of the children seriously because if your child doesn't feel good the nurse just wants them out of her office as quick as possible and if you can't get there fast enough she will send the student back to class and call again but will tell you that the xhild still needs picked up and is still not felling well but she can't keep them taking up space in her office, I thought sending them back to class makes no scents.
—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 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%
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

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%
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

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
36%
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".
  • 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 86% 43%
White 6% 42%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
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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5445 S Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85706
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