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Nadaburg Elementary School

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Posted October 15, 2012

Nadaburg is an excellent school! All staff from the principal and teachers to the cafeteria and maintenance staff care about my child and his learning. It is a great community. The third grade teachers are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

My sons attended this school and their current success demonstrates the quality of this school. The oldest, Chief Warrant Officer USMC, middle son, SSgt and business owner and my youngest Sgt and Electronic Engineer for a major computer components company. There are many working at Nadaburg School, from the support staff to the teachers and Mr. Curtis McCandlish, who really do care about your children and the quality education they receive. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in teaching my sons and God Bless You!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

We have a new principal and super. Things are starting off wonderful. The kids are excited and the teachers are too. My kids have attended for many years, and have always had great teachers. Admin. this year seems to be consistant so far. I think our new principal will be a good leader and put our kids needs first. Hopefully the afterschool programs will reflect this positive change as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

My son has been attending nadaburg for 3 years.I have been very happy with the education he has recieved.We have a new principal this year, i feel he will do great things for the school and community.I feel the children respect him and look up to him.The one thing i would change,is the sports programs for the younger kids.Last year it seemed like 6th through 8th had all the sports and the younger ones had none.Hopefully this year that will change...Dont want to sign up for surprise recreation teams anymore,to much in gas to drive into town.We have a great community out here....I love it,and my son loves his school.....Sarah H...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

I really like the school. The teacher my son has is awesome. & Im glad we chose to move out here. Cant wait to see what the school adds next for the kids to do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

I moved here two years ago. My child did not like our other school but enjoys Nadaburg. My child's former teacher told me that he should be in special education. The teacher in Nadaburg disagreed, set high goals and today my child is on the honor roll. This is a great school. This is the best school ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

After reading so many poor reviews I can't help but wonder if there is more than one school by this name. My experience and the experience for both of my children for the past two years has been absolutely amazing. Every teacher I have met with and any interaction I have had with administration has been excellent. I can't help but wonder if the poor ratings come from parents that are looking for a scapegoat when their child does poorly. I honestly can say that I have strongly recommended this school to others both for their children as well as a place of possible employment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

You claim that the teachers don't seem to care...have YOU ever been on campus to volunteer? Or as many of you have made statements by hearing it from unhappy people? That school is made up of a staff who care deeply for the students...many drive in from Phoenix (45 minutes or more)...not because they're getting rich!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

When I first moved to Wittmann, I researched the school, my son was not even 1 at the time and I swore that he would never go to Nadaburg. When he was old enough to go to school, after researching Nadaburg and Dysart districts & discovered that they were both horrible, I chose to enroll my son into a charter school. After 2.5 years there I pulled him out after he was labeled UNTEACHABLE bythe principle because my child was border line ADHD. After home schooling my son for 6 weeks to get him caught up to enter back into school, I re-evaulated Nadaburg, new principle, new superintendant and a performance + rating my son is getting Principals list each quarter and has the support of the staff when he needs redirection. 5 Stars to the teachers and Mr Nelson to bring a non-performing school to the top of the charts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

As a teacher with a masters & 18 years experience. I have found the administration at this school terrible. I have taught in 3 different schools, and have never experienced the lack of answers. We moved here last year, and I will allow my children to remain through this shcool year, but will transfer them next year. My wife has spoken to the principal concerning bullying on the bus and has received no answers, she says there is no one else to talk to. Since the beginning of this year 2008, we now take her school and pick her up. They claim there is no bullying, and policies, but I have yet to see any. We respect the teaching staff we have met, they are professional, and care. I would love to bring some of them to my shcool to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

I am new to Wittmann and came from an excelling district. I was very concerned. My childrens teachers are excellant, but they are in primary grades. I do not like how children in 5th through 8th are treated. It's as if from Preschool through 4th, they are treated 'EXCELLANT' and then 5th through 8th, they are treated like they all have problems. Nothing positive for those kids....The Superintendant and Principal don't ever provide 'straight' answers to any problems and always wiggle their way around issue's. There doesn't seem to be a good approach to bullying, big recognition for sports and academics doesnt even compare to the schools in Dysart. This will be our last year at Nadaburg and I will gladly commute to Dysart Schools. There is a new principal on campus that seems more hands on, but I don't want to wait to see the changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

As a parent of 2 I am finding that I am not listened to. I have tried to get help for my kids who seem to have problems. But no one seems to listen. The teacher tried, but is so over worked having 33 kids in her class, she doesn't have much time for my child. She says she already has several special education kids there, and it is all she can to take care of them. My son has been bullied and gets in trouble for defending his self. I have tried talking to the principal last year, but he didn't seem to take what I said seriously. I am very disappointed and hope to be able to move this summer. Like the on person said, the principal does;t seem to care and the uniforms are a joke. The buses don't seem to have any control on them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

This school was one of the worst schools I have ever been to!!!! The teachers that teach the younger kids are great, but as you get older, they dont prepare you for your high school years unless your really smart. The principal there isnt very good either. When theres a problem, he doesnt really care. Even though they wear uniforms, the fights and bullies are very high. If there is another school that you are planning on putting your kid in, take them to that school. Trust Me!!!! Im glad my brother is leaving that school this year!!


Posted December 4, 2007

Definately not one of the better schools.....most teachers don't seem to care. Principal goes strictly off stats. As a parent I think it has the possiblity to be good if the right people were brought in..However they are not there now, lucky my child will transfer at the xmas quarter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

I have two kids that go to Nadaburg. One is in 3rd grade and the other one is in 5th grade. I am a ptsa officer this year and enjoy it very much. The teachers are very helpful to the students. The staff is very helpful and try there best to help when ever they can. I plan to keep my kids at this school until they go to high school. There is a lot of parent involvement at this school. Submitted by Barbara Hogan, a parent, a ptsa officer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

Nadaburg is a great school before we moved here last year we heard some bad things about the school but let me tell you all they have been great! I have a son with learning disability and his teacher and the staff at the school have done more then they had to he is doing great in school. I also have 2 daughters there and they are doing great as well. The only bad thing about this school is the transportation which is the bus peoples fault not the school they have tried to fix it but transportation does not look out for your children and they are always messed up on there stops. I have went to the principal and the teachers and they have done as much as they could so again it is not the school it self it is the transportation department.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

School is horrible, teachers don't care, this is my child's last year, thank goodness!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2007

My kids have been going to Nadaburg since preschool and I would highly rcommend it to anyone. Every school has its probelms, but I know my kids are recieving a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

We were very concerned in moving our kids to Nadaburg at first. We simply did not know what to expect. We can honestly say that both our daughters had wonderful experiences there and we had very positive experiences with the staff. They were the first of any school we had been to to respond to one of our daughters learning disabilities. We have no doubt that our daughters are known by face and name and not just a number. Their teachers have been very diligent in communicating with us promptly and with respect, sincerely desiring our input. I believe this school will continue to rise in their pursuit of excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

My experience with Nadaburg School staff and administration has been extremely positive. I grew up in a large city and was nervous when I moved to a small town. I thought I would experience negativity and close mindedness but all of the opposite was true. I was welcomed in a way that I had never known in the big city and am now proud to be a volunteer. I am excited about all the growth in the district. I would never want to leave or move my children from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
40%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
53%

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 65% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
44%

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66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

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100%

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45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

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67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

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65%
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.

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n/a

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67%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

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67%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
78%
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".
  • 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
White 59% 42%
Hispanic 36% 43%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 47%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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21419 W. Dove Valley Road
Wittmann, AZ 85361
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