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Miller Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 614 students

 

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2013:
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Posted April 23, 2014

my son and daughter attend miller and i have been disappointed with how some teachers are rude and treat the kids. have seen some teachers just be so mean and ugly to students. the principal is very nice and i believe she tries hard to have a good school but a lot of the staff def needs to be trained better and respect their student more. no bullying rules apply to teachers swell as the students!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Miller is a great school! I'm so happy they have an outstanding principal that is pushing the school in the right direction. She is so nice! My kids have been doing very well the last couple of years and are excited to go to school each and every day. I've had no issues with teachers or volunteering... just unrealistic parents. Please keep hiring great teachers and staff. Change has been great for Miller!
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Posted June 10, 2013

This school has had so many changes. It's been a disappointing expereince with some of the teaching staff. My child's teachers rarely greets parents and discourages parents from volunteering. Furthermore there are several monitors who yell at children and I've seen a view handle them inappropriately.
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Posted February 3, 2011

It's not easy dealing with kids of all different ages and walks of life. I feel that the teachers at Miller Elementary have shown much patience and interest in their students and are doing a great job. My daughter is in kindergarden and can already read and count. Thank you and great job Mrs. Figueroa and Miller Elementary.
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Posted February 26, 2010

Too crowded and lack of discipline. Also, teachers with little experience. (Review based on 2007 experience.) 2009-2010 they got a great teacher Ms. Garbini so maybe things are better now.
—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 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
67%
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 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 83% 43%
White 9% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 5%
Black 1% 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 72%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6951 S. Camino de la Tierra
Tucson, AZ 85746
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