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Mountain View

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted August 31, 2014

So disappointed in this school. The new administration really turned this school upside down. No accountability in learning and poor leadership have turned a once diamond in the rough of DUSD into a lump of coal. The kids are being taught 2 years behind the average. We had to pull my kid out of there so he could actually learn something. Our teacher was as frustrated as we were.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2014

I have a Kindergartener and first grader this year. I have never had another experience with another school, so I don't have anything to compare it to. It seems fine to me. The only concern I see is the dismissal process. Fortunately, I am able to walk so it is easy for me to pick up my children, but I feel sorry for those who have to drive. We LOVE our kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Fogelson. My 1st grader had her last year and we requested her for our kindergartener this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

Sad to watch the downhill slide this school is going through. When we moved into the area we loved the school and the staff. Unfortunately the principal and vice principal left and it has been one disastrous month after another ever since. Principal is not involved with students and/or parents. Vice Principal does her best to run "damage control" but there is just too much to keep control of. So happy that we have since moved from the area, and the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

I'm not sure what has happened to this school. When Mr. Knorr was principal, the school was at the top of the district, in fact, it was one of the highest achieving schools in the state. However, he left last year and it has never been the same. The state label dropped from a solid A to a low B this past year. The principal and A.P. seem to give teachers and parents whatever answer they want to hear, even if it means telling them two different things. They have no backbone. Dismissal is a mess. I'm afraid someone is going to be terribly injured. And what's with the technology model sign hanging above the office? There is little to no technology in the classrooms. I hope Mountain View is able to turn it around soon or I will be looking elsewhere for my children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

My rating is only based on what I have heard from other parents that have childrent attending this school ... my childrent currently go to a charter school but thinking about moving them to Mountain View since it is the public school in our boundary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2012

I went to mountain view for my 6th-7th grade years, until i moved for un-school-related-reasons and now that i look at Mountain View, it was an amazing school, with amazing caring teachers that really know and care for their subject! I learned more in one month at MVS then I learned in an intire year at my new school. The principal, though he was really stricked with kids, cared and knew almost every student by name! Over all Mountain View is a great school that i would deffinatley recommend to anyone moving into the area!


Posted October 29, 2012

This is our second year at Mountain View & we love it! We came from a school that was very involved with our kids education & were worried that MV wouldn't be able to meet those same expectations. MV has exceeded our expectations & we are extremely happy with the teachers & staff. Everyone is so involved and seems to really care. Great job Mountain View!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

Our 3d and 5th graders are in their first year at Mount View. We came from a nearby charter school and were hesitant about public schools in the Dysart District. Three months into the school year we have realized our concerns were unfounded. The teachers have been wonderful. They are very dedicated and have quickly earned our respect as well as the respect and admiration of our children. The curriculum appears challenging, yet fair. The administrative staff and principal are supportive to a positive learning atmosphere. And the test scores and grades speak for themselves. We couldn't be happier about our decision to joint the Mountain View Family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2011

To the last comment I am not quite sure whether your comment is for this school (Mountain View) or Crown Charter


Posted March 31, 2011

My children attended this school for 2 years and it was not until I transfered them out that I realized that my children did not learn anything. They were meeting Crown Charter Standards but that was about it. At this school my children were top of their class but at the school they are know my children were behind. They had to work extra hard to catch up. I am so glad that I transfered them out of Crown Charter, Ms Tisha and Ms. Alvarez were great but the rest I did not care for. Ms T.C was extremely rude( all she wants to do is control everyone and she has no people skills), parent involvement was 0 to none. Front off staff member are rude as well. BEWARE YOUR CHILDREN ARE NOT LEARNING... I WASTED TWO YEARS OF MY CHILDREN EDUCATION IN THIS SCHOOL FOR NOTHING!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2010

THIS IS OUR 2ND YEAR NOW AT THIS SCHOOL. THIS IS AN AWESOME SCHOOL, AND IT IS THE FIRST SCHOOL THAT MY CHILDREN LOVE! LESS DRAMA WITH OTHER STUDENTS, AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE. THE TEACHERS KEEP YOU WELL INFORMED. THIS SCHOOL HAS HONOR CLASSES AND CHALLENGE THE KIDS ACADEMICALLY. OVERALL I FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE WITH MY CHILDREN AT THIS SCHOOL. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2009

Mountain View is a great school In it's second year and its excelling. That has a lot to say of the students, the teachers and the goals of the Principal. The school is holding its own as the market changes in Az State, Surprise and Waddell are driving the budgets crazy. It's a well rounded school with an excellent music teacher. Mrs. McClosky always has a program for Spring and Fall. Something worth going to on the West Side!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

I am overall pleased with the school. I am involved and that makes the difference in my daughter's education and the communication between the staff. If I have or will ever have a problem I will talk to them as a team to solve any problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

We just moved here in time for the beginning of the school year from what is supposed to be a 'desirable' school district in Southern California. So far I have been very impressed with all aspects of the school. We have two children, one in Kindergarten and one in Fourth grade. Both of their teachers are fantastic and the staff, from the principal to the front office to the crossing guards seem fabulous. The extracurricular activities are plentiful, and compared to the California school we just came from, very affordable. I feel very comfortable that my children are in a safe enviornment. Thank you Mountain View for impressing us so much so far! Keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

I give Mountain View its highest rating on academics/staff. The extracurricular activities, including the Dens Club, are well over priced. However, my child loves the school so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2009

Our daughter attended 4th grade at MV. It seems like the entire staff is striving to have an above average school. Not sure that the educational advancement and the psychological well being of the children is always a priority for the principal and some of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

The staff is very nice and involved. The curriculum is too easy!! My child now goes to another school and is being challenged academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2008

This is a great school! I am very impressed with every aspect!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2008

This is our 2nd year at this school & so far it's been pretty good. No major problems but my daughter's in the 2nd grade & work seems a little too easy for her. They need a higher curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

This school is by far the worst my children have attended. Bullying is not dealt with, a p.e. coach that verbally harasses, fights on the bus, bad cursing in front of kindergarten age. They are not organized, and do not have control.
—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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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84%

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88%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
93%
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 58% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • 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 62% 42%
Hispanic 25% 43%
Black 7% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
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 33%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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18302 W. Burton
Waddell, AZ 85355
Phone: (623) 876-7000

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