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Tully Elementary Accelerated Magnet School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 2 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2014

My sons first school since he was 3 (pre kinder) with Mrs. Janet and Mrs. Reyna ! They truly are amazing !! They care about each individual kid ! My son loves her and even after we moved to Colorado he still asks for her ! Will be going back to thank her for everything she did with him !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2013

Tully has always had excellent dedicated teachers, and until recently has had some of the highest scores in the district. The demise of Tully has occured due to very poor and unimaginative leadership. Run as fast as you can.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2011

Questionable leadership, low teacher morale, unusual staff domination over all fiscal aspects of fundraising & spending of PTO funds (without adequate bookkeeping) and a very undemocratic, adversarial past PTO (where the leaders resented anyone who questioned the way the PTO operated or when voting on matters was requested by its members during PTO meetings) were major reasons we didn't select Tully for our children's future educational experience. That and TUSD/Tully were unable to attract enough enough GATE children to the school's 1st and 2nd grade self-contained GATE classes (while other schools in area had adequate numbers to sustain their GATE programs for all grade levels). Tully's student population is comprised primarily of children from lower income, immigrant and refugee households that requires directing a lot of its resources towards the challenges of meeting their educational and social needs. I hope that TUSD leadership & the Principal will work to overcome some of these issues and make the school a more inviting place where kids (and parents who want to be involved) can have a rich educational, recreational and social experience while getting great AIMS results!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2006

Self Contained Gifted and Talented (GATE) program at this school traditionally fairly strong. No GATE certified 1st Grade Teacher currently. School is fairly factioned leading to 3 principals in 2 years, and lagging parental support. This causes trouble in terms of staff turnover, loss of additional funding (grants) and falling test scores. No longer has a bilingual program in every grade. Band and orchestra is available in fourth and fifth grades. School does offer Art and P.E. - but nothing special that you could not get at an OMA (Opening Minds Through the Arts) school. Overall, school could turn around - if principal decides to utilize resources in a more effective manner (i.e. listen to his site council and staff instead of dictate, and let PTA operate without so much supervision).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2006

Great community, dedicated staff. One bilingual class per grade. Self-contained GATE strand has very talented teachers and amazing kids. Art teacher's curriculum is very imaginative. Music program available starting 3rd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

The GATE program at Tully is very good. The teacher to student ratio is typically lower than most regular public schools. There is a strong math and writing program. The lack of musical and dramatic enrichment is a downside.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

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 65% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
85%
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 "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly 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 71% 43%
White 13% 42%
Black 9% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 76%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1701 W. El Rio Drive
Tucson, AZ 85745
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