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Quail Run Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 570 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted January 1, 2014

Two of my children switched to here this year. At first I was a little on the fence about it as they seemed a little stiff in the office and not very friendly (wouldn't even give us a tour to make the children comfortable). The teachers make up for it though. My daughters teacher is on point with noticing my daughters strong points and building on them while making her feel apart of the community. My sons home base teacher is amazing but the other ones he sees (hes in sixth and they switch) has made no effort to inform us of his progress, barely sends home activity guidelines and didn't even come to his conference with their concerns (he can be a problem sometimes). As for the extra curricular teachers, the librarian must be amazing as my daughter wants to be one now and the music program is awesome! The PE teacher though is a bit rough and rude to the students. As for the fundraising. I get it, it can be over the top but in today's politics and the small amount of money schools get I understand. They are never pushy or rude about it they just kind of put it out their as a reminder that these are your children and every little bit helps to ensure they have a bright future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2012

I also agree that the school seems to be very concerned with rasing money, and little else. If your child is the normal cookie cutter kid, should do well, if you have a child with ADHD, Ashbergers.... teachers seem to have very little understanding or knowledge regarding these issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2012

BAD - All they care about is raising money and making sure their hair looks good- the students don't matter.. Pick another school if you can.


Posted February 18, 2012

I agree that student achievement and learning is not a priority at Quail Run Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

Two children and six years at this school...It feels like a family...Great teacher and staff interaction with the children. Excellent teacher to student ratios...(too bad thats changing with the budget cuts)..awesome after and during school activities..They really live by their motto: "It takes a covey to raise a quail"..we will miss everyone there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2010

My daughter has really enjoyed this school. Her teachers have been fantastic.Even leap is interactive. We have been impressed so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

I would not recommend this school for children who have ADHD or other minor disabilities. Staff not too helpful or accomodating and they seem clueless about the 504 and IEP process. My child is getting lost in the system and 'falling through the cracks' and this year has been a struggle for him. I am considering moving him next year to another school that might be more understanding and knowledgeable as to how to manage ADHD kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Quail Run teachers are the best! They really care about their students and connect with them in meaningful ways. And the library rocks!!


Posted September 16, 2009

Very good teachers and parent participation!


Posted July 9, 2009

The teachers and education given at this school was great. The teachers follow up and effort to help both the student and parents if a child is falling behind or needs any additional help with any learning skills was great. If your child has health problems or issues don't expect any follow up on any requests sent to you or any help from the pricipal or administrative staff. Make sure you keep your own records of any absences, tardies, or any paperwork you are asked to supply them as their record keeping and follow up is terrible as noted not only by myself but several other parents. Don't expect the staff to keep any verbal agreement made to you, with the exception of the teachers. It is embarrassing that this school is rated an A plus school for Arizona.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

Quail Run is a fantastic well rounded quality educational school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

Kind, friendly atmosphere. Several excellent teachers (Mrs. McGarity, for one). Front Office staff very efficient & compationate. Good location & well laid out. Needs longer hours!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2003

I think this school is just trying to move the children along. There is no quality time spent with children. Kids are falling through the cracks in our system. People do not really realize that they are the future. They deserve the best education, I hope someone wakes up and sees this. Extracurricular activities are also an important part of their growth. A committee needs to look into this and help kids get more active.


Posted March 27, 2003

We have two children currently at Quail Run, one in second grade and the other in Kindergarten. The teachers and staff are fabulous. Our 2nd grader has a teacher, Mr Holm, who has really allowed her to flourish. He engages the children and allows them to experience and question what they are learning. Working in educational field I have first hand experience with many other schools and can truly say Quail Run stands out as one of the best and has earned it's Blue Ribbon and A+ awards.


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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

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%
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

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%
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

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
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

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%
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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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
White 53% 42%
Hispanic 37% 43%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
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 40%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4600 W Cortaro Farms Rd
Tucson, AZ 85742
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