School Details

Lura Kinsey Elementary School

1601 S. Lonetree Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 773-4060
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 378 students 16 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

70%
69%
69%
66%
73%
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
  • Flagstaff Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
61%
65%
68%
74%
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
  • Flagstaff Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
58%
63%
72%
77%
79%
41%
49%
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
  • Flagstaff Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lura Kinsey Elementary School is a public elementary school in Flagstaff. 378 children attend Lura Kinsey Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Native American or Native Alaskan. 19% of the Lura Kinsey Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 62% of the 378 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lura Kinsey Elementary School is 16:1. Montessori Charter School of Flagstaff - Campus is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 4% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 39% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 37% %
Asian 3% 1%
Hispanic 28% 21%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 39%
Limited English proficiency 19% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I wouldn't say this is "the worst" school ever. Parents need to take more responsibility for their children's education and NOT depend on the government system of education. I am not suggesting home education however I do feel that is the best. My two children attend Kinsey and needless to say I was worried about the low rating. However as a parent it is my job to spend time with my kids and teach them as well and NOT depend on the school system to do it for me. I believe you can still be positive and inspiring to your own children by stimulating their minds within the "home" sector send them a low rated school and STILL achieve positive results. Parents MUST BE PROACTIVE. Parents please do your homework and ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS. Read about the "Common Core" that is being implemented into the school system. This is a federally funded program and it is a stepping stone off of "No Child Left Behind." Listen to me......there is no such thing as "one size fits all" in education. Either home educate OR be a proactive parent by asking questions AND educating your own-self. With that BOTH parties will be successful.

  • (1 year ago)

    WORST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!!!!NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN OR RE-STAFFED DESPERATELY AND IMMEDIATELY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT EVER SEND YOUR KIDS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..YOUR BETTER OFF HOME SCHOOLING YOUR KIDS YOUR SELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    NEVER IN MY LIFE WILL I SEND MY KIDS HERE AGAIN!!!!!!!! BULLYING PROBLEMS AND NOBODY WILL DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT ITS REALLY SAD TO KNOW THIS ABOUT A SCHOOL..SCHOOLS ARE SUPPOSE SAFE ZONE ANTI BULLY ZONES REALLY SAD THEY WONT TAKE CARE OF THIS PROBLEM

  • (2 years ago)

    After South Beaver Elementary shut down my son was automatically placed into this school the following year. At first I didn't mind the school so much. His teacher was wonderful and he seemed to be doing alright. A situation occurred between him and some other students that involved being bullied and it escalated far worse than it should have due to the staff not understanding how to handle it properly. It seemed my family was the only one contacted as the other families involved didn't speak very much english. The staff even admit they weren't intent on contacting the other family by making jokes about hiring a translator (none of them speak spanish). I had to resolve the situation myself by approaching the families on my. Own and communicating with them as best I could which the school wouldn't even do. Later on I was contacted several more times by the counselor. Everything this woman ever had to say to me was rude and condescending. She pushed her morals on my son and put ideas into his head (which she outright admit she did without much remorse). Any issues he had that year seemed to escalate after seeing her. My son will not attend this school another year.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is amazing and my kids have wonderful friends.

  • (5 years ago)

    all kids went there and it's a great school

  • (5 years ago)

    We have been affiliated with Kinsey School since January of 2007. Our family moved from Phoenix to Flagstaff. As a 'worried' parent I checked websites & phoned the school before we arrived to find out all I could about Kinsey. The principal spoke with me for 45 minutes. She told me about the teachers' & their dedication to a diverse population of children. I shared with her info about my son & asked for pointers to make his transition easier. She gave me tips offering her personal phone number so we could arrange for a private tour of the shool during winter break-when we would be moving. My son had about six weeks of 'feeling' the transition. Then often said he felt he had been at Kinsey all of his life. Downside has been FUSD gifted program. Services not started until December & only twice a month.

  • (9 years ago)

    This elementary school has a positive atmosphere for your child. Our child is very advanced and while the school had a difficult time providing him with an enriching education his teacher was superb. Multiculturalism and community outreach are a strong part of the curriculum at Kinsey. The principal is very nice and makes himself available for support. Mrs. Roberts (1st grade) is highly recommended!

  • (10 years ago)

    My twins attended Kinsey school one year and loved it! The school is a wonderfully diverse school. It is right by the University and has student teachers that come in for their internships. The curriculum was good with a good balance of arts and academics. The teachers and staff really cared about the kids. We hated to leave but had to relocate due to job changes. Kinsey really celebrated the cultural differences of the students. Exceptional school all around.

  • (10 years ago)

    Kinsey is a great school! My twin daughters attended there and were very happy with their teachers. I love the diversity of the school and their attention to that diversity by the teachers. All children are treated very well and the one-on-one was very helpful to my dyslexic daughter.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have a child who tested as 'gifted' in third grade. The TAG Program is minimal at best; one teacher is in charge of all Talented and Gifted Cirriculum plus his normal reading class...my daughter is not getting the stimulation she needs although staff is trying hard to accomodate a lack of funding makes providing TAG kids with appropriate stimulation and lessons impossible. I am though very impressed with the teachers my daugter has had since Kindergarten and how they immediately noticed her need for testing and special classes due to her accelerated learning abilities...and all of her teachers have been wonderful people!!! ) Parents NEED to get more involved!!! Most PTO meetings have less than 6 parents!!!

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