School Details

Jamaica Elementary School

3437 Jamaica Blvd. So., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
(928) 854-8660
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 551 students 18 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

84%
77%
69%
90%
89%
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
  • Lake Havasu Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
70%
65%
74%
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
  • Lake Havasu Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
75%
63%
94%
88%
79%
86%
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
  • Lake Havasu Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
80%
63%
94%
92%
79%
48%
61%
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
  • Lake Havasu Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jamaica Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lake Havasu City. The principal of Jamaica Elementary School is Paula Levensailor. 551 students attend Jamaica Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 4% of the Jamaica Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 42% of the 551 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jamaica Elementary School is 18:1. Starline Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Asian 2% 1%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 45%
Limited English proficiency 4% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    A learning prison. Individuality is shunted at every opportunity. Go to a award assembly and you will see children told that they can not celebrate the achievements of their piers. The only action allowed is to clap when told to do so. My daughter moved here from a school with half day kindergarten and lower scores on this site. She spent the first semester going over what was learned the previous year. All students are given a packet at the beginning of the year and told you have to purchase about $50 worth of classroom supplies and school shirts. There is also no school busses so be prepared to spend an extra hour dropping off and picking up your kids along with every other parent in the school. The teachers we have met with were friendly and helpful but the office staff is difficult to deal with and rude when questioned about anything

  • (1 year ago)

    My oldest son is in second grade this year and has been going to Jamaica since first grade. It is an absolutely wonderful school. The teachers are dedicated to individual student success and the principal runs the school wonderfully. I can't wait for the 2014-2015 school year since my youngest will be starting kindergarten at Jamaica. If you are an active parent then staying in contact with the teachers on a regular basis will deffinately help your child improve. I have never been denied time to speak with the teachers. They listen to what I have to say and value my input on what will help my child to improve. Top notch school for sure!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Jamaica is an excellent school. My daughter has gone here since kindergardena and she has loved every year. I also have been extremeley happy with the fact that each and every teacher is amazing and treats each studen as if they were their own.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. Wonderful staff teachers and principal. I could not have been more pleased with a school. The drop off/pick up is the only problem. Overall could not have been happier.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree 110% about the drop off/pick up situation. My son is now in 1st grade and last year I wondered daily why they don't only allow Kindergarten drop offs in the front and so on. We're incredibly happy with the school and I feel my son is safe when I drive away.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think that all the staff at Jamaica are very helpful. You can go into to the school at anytime and speak with the staff. It is nice to help them if they need help. We are always at this school and we think this is the best school in this town. Unlike the high school

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree 120% about Mrs. Gordier! She is a Godsend. My daughter was lucky enough to get her for her Kindegarden teacher. Mrs. Gordier set the 'Scale' I'am an active parent. School comes first. There are some ideas I have that would make the 'picking up and dropping off situation so much better.......Why can't the kindegarden parents drop off in the front of the school the second and third graders in the middle of the school and the 4th and 5th graders in the back of the school and then drive around? My daughter started 1st grade the year Jamaica opened move from starline. Everything seemed to move soothe then I understand the school has grown but this just makes sense! It 'Drives' me Crazy to pick up my child from school! Tracy does an excelllent job directing traffic but it's time for a change!

  • (9 years ago)

    Exceptional school! The core curriculum is challenging and meets students'individual needs. A lot of parent-teacher interaction and communication. They get results! my son loves it there. It is interesting and fun. Crocks rock!

  • (9 years ago)

    I really like Jamaica Elementary. Mrs. L is on the ball. She runs this school like a Capt runs his ship. Very efficiently. The teachers are wonderful. Especially Mrs. Gordier the Kingergarten teacher. Mrs. Gordier is a heads above the rest. All teachers should strive to be like her.

  • (10 years ago)

    Jamaica Elementary is by far the best school in Lake Havasu City. It has outstanding leadership. It has a clean safe and friendly environment. The students have wonderful school spirit. Teachers are professional in all aspects of their job. In every way Jamaica is a pace-setter in the community and does an outstanding job. Mrs. 'L' had a vision for this school when it opened and has successfully carried that out!

  • (10 years ago)

    My son loves going to Jamaica Elementary School and he is doing well there too. His grades have improved quite a bit and I think it is a great School with caring teachers. But I do not know why Jamaica Parents cannot figure out how to do the pick up and drop of line with their cars.

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