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Santa Clara Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 608 students

 

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Posted July 25, 2011

My Son finished kindergarten at Santa Clara and did very well. He was on the top reading group. His teacher Miss Chon was excellent, along with Mrs. Joeann, and Mrs. Whitney. My son had a good amount of homework. They did a good job with notifying me with school news, pictures, feild trips etc.... The principle Mr. Islas is also very involved with the students. The school had a talent show which was so much fun, and what made it even better, was there was no winner. The students got together to show each of there talents. So far my son has been happy with this school. He will be attending first grade. I was'nt very involved with volunteering at school, but i was very involved with my son and his homework. Good Luck =)
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Posted November 18, 2008

My daughter just started kindergarten at Santa Clara and she is very happy. The teachers and Mr. Islas are very nice and demonstrate true love and commitment to their responsabilities. From the first day that I left her there for her first day of school, I felt the piece of mind that every parent should feel. Go Bulldogs!!
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Posted September 29, 2006

We have three children that attend Santa Clara. My wife and I are are very impressed with the way the school is run. They have a superior reading program and a new math program that seems very good, too. Don't be fooled by the average test scores for the school. The teachers are very caring and the principal, Mr. Islas, is very nice and very accessible. They are genuinely concerned about the children's education and are very open to parental involvement, even if you want to just drop in to visit. My kids love Santa Clara and I would recommend it to anybody.
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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

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%
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

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%
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

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
35%
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".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

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 78% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 19% 5%
White 2% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
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 8%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6910 S Santa Clara
Tucson, AZ 85706
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Phone: (520) 545-2000

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