School Details

El Mirage School

13500 North El Mirage Road, El Mirage, AZ 85335
(623) 876-7200
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 909 students 20 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

41%
73%
69%
47%
79%
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
  • Dysart Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
68%
65%
45%
78%
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
  • Dysart Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
66%
63%
68%
80%
79%
48%
55%
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
  • Dysart Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
67%
63%
68%
80%
79%
48%
57%
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
  • Dysart Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
69%
65%
70%
87%
85%
29%
56%
52%

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
  • Dysart Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
64%
58%
63%
77%
72%

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
  • Dysart Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

El Mirage School is a public middle school in El Mirage. The principal of El Mirage School is Joel Davidson. 909 students attend El Mirage School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 40% of the El Mirage School students have "limited English proficiency." 100% of the 909 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at El Mirage School is 20:1. Riverview School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 85% 37%
White, non-Hispanic 8% 49%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 10%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Multiracial 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 48%
Limited English proficiency 40% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter has been there for 2 years. I like the teachers and staff. They could send more notices home but over all my daughter and i really like the school

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a parent of a 2nd grader and i cannot say i'm too impressed with this school or maybe my childs teacher.. My daughter came from a charter school and she was so advanced. Now she's doing 'good' but has not reviewed any of what she learned in 1st grade.(multiplication division etc) her father and I help her as much as we can at home but being parents of another child and work fulltime it can be tough.. I guess you just expect the TEACHER to teach rather than continuesly give them the exact same work all year... even after requests of more challenging work.. It's almost as if they prefer the parent to not be involved... Not impressed. I hope that for the following months she will be challenged a little more @ school.. Kids will only learn what WE teach them....

  • (8 years ago)

    I have both my children in el mirage ele and they are doing well when I first moved to this city I heard the worst about this school but seems my children are adapting well

  • (9 years ago)

    My child attended kindergarten and I was very impressed with how structured the curicculum was. This school had a huge emphasis on reading. Before end of the school year most kids were reading and writing. Not much if any emphasis was on math. There was very little if any parent involvment! The problem was the great number of spanish speaking only parents and non-spanish speaking parents were obviously unable to communicate.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great school....great teachers.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think the school is headed in the right direction however many improvements could be made. There seems to be a lack of overall organization within the school that is very evident.(e.g. notification of upcoming events shortly before dates etc.)

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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