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Gwyneth Ham Elementary School

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Posted June 10, 2010

Next year should be fabulous as far as teachers go! There was a male teacher who was deemed as unprofessional towards students, parents, and staff but has since been let go. Now, the students, parents, and staff will be stronger overall in the areas of teaching and professionalism and not a moment too soon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

This is my child's first year at this school. I am wondering if the children are given any kind of real homework. The homework is a joke. I am waiting to see how my child ranks with the other students across America once the test are completed. I will be moving my child if scores are not satisfying. As of right now, I cannot say I am pleased or displeased with the school, but I am concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2008

I was a teacher here for one year and one year only. The school leaves a lot to be desired. The teachers are overworked and do not have support of the admin. The principal does not have control over the school or the students. Instead, send your kids else where.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 7, 2008

as of of June 6 i am no longer a student, although i will always remember all the tremendous teachers!! i just want to give a huge thanks to every staff member of G. Ham I'll miss you all!!!


Posted March 10, 2008

At Gwyneth Ham, the professionalism of the teachers is unbeatable. They are willing to share their expertise with other schools across the state. Kudos to you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

This is the second school that my children have attended in Yuma. Gwyneth Ham at first glance was like so small, But I have to tell you this school has been just full of great surprises! My children's teachers are wonderful, they are so down to earth. The other great surprise was that there school is small there are probably less than 500 students, which means there is more time to be spent with each individual child verse a school with over 800 students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

Gwyneth Ham Elementary is a wonderful school with a positive environment both inside and outside the classroom. The teachers, other staff and the principal are caring, loving and kind to all of the students that attend Gwyneth Ham. Each child is given the opportunity to speak their minds and share their ideas. Every student is accepted for who they are and are never judged. The special area programs are well rounded and each child is given the chance to perform artistically, musically, physically and academically. Overall Gwyneth Ham, being the very first Professional Development School in Arizona is a place I would send my child.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 1, 2007

My children have attended this school for 4 years now. I'm very pleased with the staff and teacher involved with my children education. I enjoy all the 'Ram Pride' activities I get to share with my children, like bug night, book fairs and movie time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2006

The atmosphere in general is not welcoming and their are few if any extra-curricular opportunities. My child was in the special needs preschool and it was great but since then....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

Many things at this school are less than acceptable,The office staff leaves a lot to be desired,They are very rude.The teachers are for the most part nice, in the lower grades,I would never recommend to anyone to place their child there.
—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.

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58%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

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79%

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59%

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74%
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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.

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60%

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45%

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59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

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61%

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59%

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53%
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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 63% in 2013.

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49%

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49%

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50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

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64%

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70%

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57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

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31%

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41%

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52%
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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 75% 43%
White 20% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Black 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 99%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:30 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Rebecca J. Kuechel
Fax number
  • (928) 782-6737

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Parent involvement
  • We have monthly grade level parent involvement activities scheduled throughout the year. we also usually have two - three major school-wide events each year. in addition, there are monthly site council meetings.
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  • All decisions at Gwyneth Ham are made in the best interest of our students. We are proud of our students' accomplishments. We strive to provide best practices in teaching, and create positive learning environments for our students to grow.
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840 E. 22nd Street
Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone: (928) 782-9241

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