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James D Price School

Public | K-5 | 81 students

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Posted August 26, 2014

Price is the BEST! So many great things are happening at Price. First, the school building and structures are being updated year-round. The school's face lift creates not only a pleasant appearance, but adds to safety. The teachers are staying put as well. The principal creates an atmosphere that is family-oriented and everyone loves working there. The children are well-behaved with very supportive families. High parent involvement and teacher dedication has contributed to the school earning an "A" letter grade from the state two years in a row. Classes are small and teachers are able to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of struggling up to gifted students. All students achieve success, are cared for in only a way a small school can, and are not subject to large student/teacher ratios that allow for students to "fall through the cracks." IEP's and 504's are closely followed due to the small class sizes allowing teachers to deliver more individualized attention. Students are pushed to reach their fullest potential no matter their grade level. Everyone works together at Price including PTO, staff, parents, and administration to create the best learning environment!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 15, 2013

James D. Price Elementary is on a Army Instillation. It has combined classes because the population is under 100 students. The teaching staff this year is all new to the school besides one teacher who was taught year prior, but they are all dedicated to the education and the children. The PTO helps to provide the students a monthly hot lunch because this is the only school in the district that does not receive a daily free breakfast or daily hot lunch for our students. This past year, the school was just selected as a Targeted Title 1 school. We have been a letter D school for two years but last year our staff and students were able to work very hard to make our school earn a letter A. There are many things the school could use but the education seems to really be improving. We live in a hot desert community and desperately need a shade structure for the students while they are outside. The PTO is working on it but a large structure is upwards of $10,000 so coming up with that money may take years. Please consider our school for this $5,000 grant because our school is in need of a large amount of items that the district simply can not provide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

This is not a functional school. While the teachers are doing the best with what they have, this school is a complete joke. It should not be open. Besides the lack of basic necessities (working bathrooms with adequate toiletries, shade structures over play areas, an on-site principal, etc.), there is a lack of supervision. I have observed outdoor recess, and there is often only 1 adult supervising 80 children. This is not acceptable. It s not fair to the kids or the adult supervisor. The children roam the outside area, including sections that are out of the supervisor s line of view. This is the perfect set up for bullying! There is a very high teacher turnover rate . because what teacher would want to stay at a school that sets them up for failure? This school is on a military instillation, so a large percentage of the students are military dependents. Many of us live here so that we can stay together as a family with our military member during their tour here. The price that we pay, the sacrifice that we make, is that our kids have to attend this school. This school literally makes me sick.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

The last review had it spot on-RUN from this school! If you care about the education of your children you WILL NOT like this school! At all. We spent 4 years there and the teacher turn over rate is a joke! Each year the school gets at least 3 new teachers (oftentimes in the middle of the school year) and there are only 4 classrooms! They do watch a lot of movies, there are no extra programs (for gifted or special needs,) no regular hot lunch, and the playgrounds are lacking. Several families choose to pull their children from this school to homeschool them. Having said all of this, there is 1 good teacher there now (sometimes there is 1 but they usually don't last too long) and 2 of my 3 children that went there are probably where they need to be academically. But that was with LOTS of extra work at home. One of my children got very behind. I cannot express enough how excited we were to leave this school. Yes, it's small. Yes, the classrooms are small. Yes, there are 2 grades to each room/teacher. Yes, we survived the school! But really, when I saw the rating I thought it was a joke. I figured it would be no more than a 2 or 3!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2011

Run, don't walk away from this school! I thought small clalss sizes would be a plus, but this school is so small it lacks basics a school should have like a school nurse, and on site teachers for specials, and a functional cafeteria. The administration here (basically one of the teachers!) have no oversignt on any of the classrooms and little concern. One of my kids said they watched a lot of movies! There is zero support for students with learning issues. The Yuma school district has little supervision over this school because it is 45 minutes out of town. I just had an assessment for my son who was having trouble in school, and his learning gaps took place at the years he was at Price. Now we have to hold him back a year so he can catch up. This is the worst situation possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

I am very pleased with the attention that is devoted to my children. The classes are small and it is a very comfortable and safe environment. I do not have to worry. The teachers are dedicated to the students 100% and so many parents are involved. I feel this school is appropriate and a wonderful school for my children to attend, they are very happy here. The teachers inform parents of any concerns and are open to discuss anything with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

Although there are good teacher-student ratios some years, most of the time each teacher not only has a large number of students, but also two grade levels in the same classroom. Children as young as 2nd grade are expected to focus and work independantly (often on what I consider busywork) while the teacher is leading the other half of the class in a lesson. Students with any sort of attention difficulties suffer. The teachers and administration are kind, and, being a small school, it is very easy to get appointments with the administration and teachers. Students get a lot of personal attention from the staff. The special education 'department' is non-existant and IEPs are ignored, largely because the teacher, who is teaching two grade levels at once, does not really have time to devote to students with special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2006

The smaller student population is a wonderful advantage. The students get more one on one interaction with teachers. I would not want my child anywhere else. The parent involvement is high and so is the instructor and priciple involvement. You could not have a better school in yuma.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

The school is the perfect setting for learning. It's small size is conducive for great instruction and training. The teachers have been teaching for a number of years, so they aren't fresh out of school. There is a sense of family there instead of just being a student with a number.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2005

Although small, and it doesn't have a science program (though no schools in yuma district one does at this time) the staff gives 100% all the time to the children. I feel this school is a treasure compare to the bigger schools in the city and gladly drive 20 miles daily for my children to get such great care.Art, music, PE, and band is available to the students. I think parent involvement is on the rise, I see more activities at the school this year than ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

This is a very basic school, no lunch available, no science taught, and seems they need more money and funds to upgrade the school, i feel this school is behind as far as a comparision with the DOD's schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

This school isn't like most my other children attended. Since it is a small school with a low teacher/student ratio. We are more close knit.
—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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
73%
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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44%

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55%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

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78%

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91%

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50%
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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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50%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

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60%

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50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

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60%

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79%
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 Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

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 68% 42%
Hispanic 13% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Music
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School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (928) 343-9419

Programs

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  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
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  • Global
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Writing
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1010 Barranca Road Yuma Provi
Yuma, AZ 85365
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