School Details

Ironwood Elementary School

3300 W. Freer Dr., Tucson, AZ 85742
(520) 579-5150
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 765 students 18 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

81%
76%
69%
86%
84%
75%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used 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. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Marana Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
68%
65%
91%
85%
77%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used 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. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Marana Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
70%
63%
84%
88%
79%
63%
65%
56%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used 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. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Marana Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
69%
63%
89%
87%
79%
63%
62%
53%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used 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. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Marana Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ironwood Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Ironwood Elementary School is Mrs. Jennifer Vemich. 765 children attend Ironwood Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 2% of the Ironwood Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 36% of the 765 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ironwood Elementary School is 18:1. Butterfield Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 65%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
Hispanic 24% 27%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% %
Multiracial 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 29%
Limited English proficiency 2% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school has done an awesome job with my non verbal son. The special Ed teachers are awesome.

  • (1 year ago)

    I cannot imagine why people are saying kids with ADHD or problem children are treated unfairly or Hispanic/minority children. Really? My children have issues we are Hispanic and we love Ironwood. Other parents may be looking for excuse for why their child is not excelling anywhere. I have seen firsthand the care they take with difficult children and the love they offer. If a child has behavior issues they form a plan to help that child lear and grow. Really now people are you really going to blame the school?

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very disappointed with Ironwood elementary. If you have a child that already exceeds academically then you will not have a problem but they are ignorant on how to handle kids with ADHD and inquire constantly about medicating them because they don't have the patience to deal with them. They also don't work much with the kids that are not as quick as the other ones. The teachers spend way too much time having personal conversations DURING class and not enough time working with the kids who are falling behind. They also have zero tolerance for children of ethnicity as my children and I am pulling my kids out of this school. Class rooms are very over crowed with no help for the teachers. Find another school if you want your child to succeed and not fall through the cracks.

  • (1 year ago)

    My Son went to Ironwood Elem. for kinder & half of his 1st grade year. The school is beautiful in a nice neighborhood and has a cute feel to it. My nieces and nephew also attend Ironwood currently and my Sister has no complaints. As for me I did not have the best experience. My Son is a handful but I feel like instead of wanting to help him they pushed him away as a problem child. I had a psychologist write a recommendation for a 504 plan & they DENIED it. His kindergarten teacher left me a voicemail that i still have saying "I am done with him". So with my personal experience I'd say with a child w/o behavioral/education delays that Ironwood is a decent school. But if your child isn't "perfect" try elsewhere. Maybe another state that takes education seriously )

  • (2 years ago)

    I just keeps getting better and better... my kids have the BEST teachers this year who teach THEM- not to a test not to a standard they teach to my child!!! I cannot say enough about Ironwood. The principal could not be better- totally prefessional yet full of integity and love! Everyone there is smiling and happt to make a difference!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Both of my kids go here and it is an excellent school.The staff want to be there and you can tell they are happy about it which gives the kids a great atmosphere.They are caring and they are great teachers.My kids and me and their dad fell very comfortable with this school.The staff know you by name and actually take the time to talk to you which is nice.I would reccomend this school to anyone.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our family has been very happy with Ironwood Elementary since moving here 2 years ago. The principal is fantastic. He is always present on campus knows ALL the kids and takes time to talk with parents. Both of our sons have done really well with their academics and testing. I would recommend this school to anyone looking to move to the area.

  • (4 years ago)

    We had two children in Ironwood for 10 years and were very happy overall with their experience and teachers. We knew all three principals and each cared about the quality of the school very much. Both my husband and I volunteered over the years at Ironwood (hundreds of hours) allowing us to see what goes on in the school from many angles. While there have been a few isolated incidents and aides in particular who haven't been great we both feel strongly that the staff cares very much about EVERY student. The assistant principal is amazing -- she sees each child as an individual and gives them the benefit of the doubt even if they're repeatedly in her office. The teachers are on the whole devoted concerned about the welfare and success of their students and very hard-working. The support staff are mostly wonderful too.

  • (5 years ago)

    The student to teacher ratio here is stated as 1 18. This school is way overcrowded. Most classes have 28-32 students.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has amazing teachers administrators and support staff! The atmosphere at Ironwood is awesome! Go Coyotes!

  • (6 years ago)

    My children have been attending Ironwood since 1998. I have three in this school. I have been very happy with the teachers and staff at this school. I have even been a substitute at this school and enjoyed that experience as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has attended since she started school and I over the years have become less and less happy with the staff/teachers and principle. My son will be starting school next year and they both will not be attending this school. I feel that they are harder on the children if they are Hispanic and both of my children are so this has been an on going problem and I think any parent who wants their child to be treated equal and fair as the other children would greatly consider sending them some where other than Ironwood.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is awesome. From the Principal to the Janitors the staff is complete A+ The Teachers rock!

  • (7 years ago)

    Ironwood Elementary is an A+ school. The principal and vice-principal are very friendly and truly love the kids. They show up for after school activities and love to participate. The teachers are excellent and both my children are thriving. My only concern is that they do not test eyes and ears at the beginning of the year. We did not know till December that my daughter needed glasses. Would have helped alot to know in the beginning. Overall..its a wonderful school

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has done wonderfully at Ironwood. I think the Office staff is great the principal and vice principal are always willing to work with the parents. I am very happy with the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter has attened Ironwood Elementary for the last two years and has blossomed in every way. Great teachers great school

  • (8 years ago)

    I really like the dynamics of this school. The administration staff is strong and the teachers are loving. My only concern is the size of the school and the seemingly increasing concerns for children falling behind. The large size of the school increases yearly thus providing additional challenges in behaviors as well as academic levels. It has been challenging to obtain the minimally acceptable testing for delayed learners. - and there seem to be many more each year. They do however strive to find the right 'mix' for programs each year.

  • (9 years ago)

    My two children have attended Ironwood Elementary for the past two years (4th and 6th grade). My children are in the special education classes. I have found the teachers to be creative in helping my children with not just their behavior but their academic growth. As a parent I appreciate being part of the team for my child's education. I am not as familiar with the extracurricular activities. I do know that a Before and After care program is available karate and strings.

  • (9 years ago)

    Ironwood Elementary is the reason we purchased our home where we did. Our daughter has attended every day of her elementary career at Ironwood and we wouldn't want it any other way. The teachers staff and administration are heads and shoulders above any other! The principal knows everyone of the 850+ students by name. She treats her staff parents and especially the students with respect and kindness and it turn receives the same. Ironwood is 'Number 1'

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