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Alice Byrne Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 364 students

 

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Posted April 13, 2014

Alice Byrne is such a great school! I went there a while back, but stil visit till this day whenever I decide to visit yuma. I am at Grand Canyon University and will forever go back to Alice Byrne and have their peanut butter bars and their family events!


Posted December 18, 2013

I love this school I love how they have family activitys such as make it and take it night my kindergartner was scared to go to a big school but her teacher ms.warren is the best she makes all the kids feel welcomed my daughter really loves her im glad they have teachers like this it makes u feel better about sending your kids to school and ms peach is a great principle..keep up the great work alice byrne staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

I could talk all day about how great this school is, from the teachers,to the students to the parents , to the girls in the cafateria to Mrs. Peach our principle. Small school with the best teachers in town always going above and beyond! Its no surprise we are always rated an "A" school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Alice Byrne is a wonderful school that is filled with caring teachers and administrators. The school truly is receptive to the parent's feedback and is proactive in finding solutions to enhance student learning. Ms. Spratt is a wonderful example of personal attention to each child's learning style. Alice Byrne is just the right size! My daughter is not one of over 800 students. The school has a familial feel and kids are held accountable for how they treat others. Bullying and disrespect are nipped in the bud and communicated to parents in a timely manner. I would highly recommend this school and am grateful for being a part of a great community of learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

Admittedly we were not excited about moving to Yuma from our Excelling school in TX..but I ended up loving AB even more than our old school & any school EVER!!. Its hands down the best in Yuma. It definitely has a small town feel that is something we really enjoy. I have 3 kids who go here and we always feel like we lucked out and got the best, most special teacher ever with each of them. Mrs. Valenzuela in K, Mrs. Trevino in1st (who is taking Mrs. Fenzels place in 4th next year), MRS. HAZEN in 2nd, Mrs. Castel Branco in 3rd, and Mrs. Fenzel in 4th. (sadly Mrs. F is leaving but happily its to raise her new family) The teachers are really on top of your childs progress and honestly care about the kids and always sees that they are being challenged or if they are struggling they go the extra mile with them. Very professional and competent... you'd think they were being paid enough! I am already dreading when my son will have to leave year after next since elem. school ends in 5th grade there. Awesome program of Kinderbuddies for K & 4th, many fun field trips , Mustang of the Month program really gives them confidence and something to strive for. Active hard working PTO,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2010

Alice Byrne deserves 10 stars! This school is a family environment where each child is encouraged daily to succeed their individual goals. The staff and principal value each child and the kids feel important. My children have enjoyed A.B. and are above levels in learning due to the dedicated teachers that LOVE their jobs. Thank You Alice Byrne!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Professional staff, caring administrative personnel. great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2010

My granddaughter attends Alice Byrne School. She has loved every minute of it since Kinder-garten with Mrs. Ferguson, Mrs. Spratt in 2nd grade, Mrs. Moreno in 3rd grade, all the way through to 4th grade! I love hearing and seeing her learn new things every week, and am so proud that she is reading at a 9th grade level! WOW! Her lst and and 4th grade teachers (I can't remember their names) have also been awesome! - they each gave her 'independent reading projects' to work on at home! I am amazed at how she has grown through the years in speed and comprehension in all her subjects and, even more, in self-confidence, which she most definitely has learned in her classes! Way to go, Alice Byrne! (And by the way, the Principal herself is 'way beyond the norm!' She is a 'model' for all other Principals to follow!) Thank you!-You're a gem! 'Grandma Ruby'


Posted February 14, 2010

Three of our children, and many of our nieces and nephews have attended Alice Byrne. The commitment of the teachers and support staff is very helpful to the students in achieving excellence in academics as well as extra curricular activities. This is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

My daughter has attended Alice Byrne since 1st grade. I can't say enough great things about this school. They welcomed us warmly and it has been this way for 4 yrs and my daughter is now going into the 5th grade, and I wish she could just stay. I am a volunteer nearly every day and if they will have me I will continue to volunteer even after my daughter goes to middle school. What an awesome school and staff. Thank you, Joyce Snyder Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2007

Two of my children attend Alice Byrne. We requested to transfer to this school because we heard good things about it. The office staff is courteous and learned our kids' names quickly. Mrs. Clark (Kindergarten teacher) has been excellent at communicating with us and has handled our son's education extremely well. Ms. Spratt (2nd grade teacher) has also been very attentive to our daughter's educational needs, ensuring she is challenged. My children love music, art, and especially PE. I love this school and would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

Excellent principal. Small group of very involved parents. Small community feel. All the teachers know almost every student. Safe, clean environment. Good academics. No after school programs. Mrs. Clark in K is awsome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

Alice Byrne is the 'Best' school! The entire staff there is extremely knowledgeable and knows all the kids by name. It is the last of small schools now days but very close knit. This school really cares about my childrens education. I wouldn't want my kids to go anywhwere but Alice Byrne School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

Alice Byrne is an exceptional school. I have been involved with this school for 4 years now and have two children currently attending. This school has a high level of parental involvement. I volunteer at least one morning a week. I am always made to feel welcome and appreciated. It is obvious that the students are valued, respected, and loved. I don't feel like any students fall through the cracks here-- the teachers continually go beyond the call of duty to meet the students' individual learning needs. It is well-known throughout the community that this is a caring school with exemplary academics. There is an ideal balance of a warm, family environment and an excellent academic curriculum. I am proud that my children attend here. My children love it, too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

This school has become such a disappointment, that I'm getting my kids out of there while their education is not completely lost. Very sad situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2006

my two boys have gone to Alice Byrne Elementary School since 1998.The last few years have increasingly been more and more of a disappointment.THe last two years for my son have been very stressful.No organization,from his teacher.Not any clear indication that anyone even cares.The warmth of previous years is not there.The homework is way too much.My youngest son certainly did not have nearly the caliber of teachers that my older son was lucky enough to expierience.An unfortunate end to my childs last year of elementary school.It's hard to even get him out the door in the morning anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

I currently have three children attending Alice Byrne Elementary, one has already graduated. Alice Byrne is a wonderful school. The staff and prinicpal know all the kids names and treat them with the utmost respect. The teachers go out of their way to meet the individual needs of each student. Because of the small size of the school, it truly feels like a family environment. There is a diverse population of children from all socio-economic levels. The staff sets a high standard for the students to achieve and in return gives the students the support needed to accomplish that. Mrs. Peach, the prinicpal, is hands on and on a first name basis with all the kids. She is frequently on the playground, in the cafeteria, and in the classrooms. She does an outstanding job in motivating both her staff and the students. I would highly recommend Alice Byrne school to anyone.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
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 "Highly Performing".
  • 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 62% 42%
White 33% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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