School Details

Santa Rosa Elementary School

21400 N. Santa Rosa Dr., Maricopa, AZ 85239
(520) 568-5100
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 367 students 20 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

58%
71%
69%
65%
76%
78%

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 2014
  • Maricopa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
63%
62%
72%
74%
75%
61%
59%
58%

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 2014
  • Maricopa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
61%
63%
72%
78%
80%
43%
48%
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 2014
  • Maricopa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
62%
61%
92%
77%
80%
59%
52%
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 2014
  • Maricopa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Santa Rosa Elementary School is a public elementary school in Maricopa. The principal of Santa Rosa Elementary School is Rick Abel. 367 students go to Santa Rosa Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 11% of the Santa Rosa Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 50% of the 367 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Santa Rosa Elementary School is 20:1. Pima Butte is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Asian 5% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 48% 41%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 7%
Hispanic 33% 35%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3% 7%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 54%
Limited English proficiency 11% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    We are so happy with Santa Rosa Elementary! The small class sizes great Teachers and wonderful office staff make it a pleasure to walk the campus. My kids are both excelling educationally and LOVE coming to school each day!

  • (8 months ago)

    Santa Rosa is a great school! I love their small classroom sizes and the teachers seem to really put in an extra effort to make sure their students are motivated and try their hardest.

  • (11 months ago)

    Great staff and amazing teacher and kids loving going to school and love their teachers.

  • (11 months ago)

    Great school the staff is so welcoming and amazing teachers. My kids love attending school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm very impressed with this school. My son is enrolled here and the staff is excellent and seem to really care about the children. The new principle seems to be well like by the parents and children. She is outside every morning waving as each kid is dropped off.

  • (2 years ago)

    the teachers are good the principal could be ok but they let groups of kids bully other kids till they get mad then they get in trouble and the bullys just get to keep bullying kids we went in and talked to the principal a couple times sent emails all over but they will do nothing one kid evin threatened to stab my daughter and she hits my daughter all the time if my daughter tells she gets in trouble her self i got a appointment with a lawer in a week

  • (3 years ago)

    So far I've had two children attend Santa Rosa. They both have done really well. One of my children is in middle school and continues to thrive. I think the school and the teachers are great. If I have a questions or concerns I can always count that the teachers and principa will respond. Other parents should quit complaining and be more proactive in their childrens education. Maybe that way the children will do better. Get involved with the PTO. I think that a lot of parents expect teachers and schools to be miracle workers.

  • (3 years ago)

    If you are looking for a drill Sargent for a principal or a military feel to the school then by all means come here. I've had my child here for 4 years now and this is by far the worse shape its been in. Our kids have NO fun there is no interaction between students and principal raising money for PTO is more important then recognizing our students hard work. There are some of the most dedicated teachers I've met at this school but their morale is slowly disappearing. My child actually asked if he can attend a new school after the Christmas holidays really sad. My youngest calls the principal a witch and anytime her name is mentioned cowards and hides. Not a good atmosphere at all.

  • (3 years ago)

    Oh my what a mess! Not sure what this district is thinking. Another new principle this year and the worse one yet. Teachers were RIF'ed at the beginning of summer and new teachers were brought in. Now after two weeks of school more teachers are being transfered and classes are being merged. Just what we need large class sizes no specials poor teachers and another poor leader. My kids do not enjoy going to school anymore and I do not enjoy or even want to volunteer. If you have a chance choose one of the other schools in the district. This one will take a lot of time to go back to how it used to be a few years ago.

  • (3 years ago)

    I decided to give this school one more year. I think that was a mistake! Last year with the inexperienced principal things were not running smoothly. This year however the principal that was hired is even worse!! this lady doesn't walk out of her office; my daughter thinks she is the meanest person in the school. I am very dissapointed with santa Rosa. we miss Mr. Abel!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have my daughter attending this school. I have checked papers which she has received from her teacher that are grade only to find errors that she did not mark and the ones she did mark were right. We received the report card in the mail at the end of the year only to read the right name in the comments followed by the wrong name in the next sentence. She was sent home with homework and I had to teach her step by step what to do! If these teachers do not what to make sure that the kids are learn than they should find another line of work. Also her teacher had the kids voting on which homework assignment they wanted. Since when do child dictate their work.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great teachers great town and a great bunch of kids!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a fantastic school. With a great principal and teachers and staff our kids are lucky to be in such a great environment. This has to be the best school in our small town!

  • (4 years ago)

    My granddaughter attends Santa Rosa and I can see how much she has grown in her learning abilities & She 'loves going to school'!

  • (4 years ago)

    The way the teachers care & all staff.. your kid is not just a test score

  • (4 years ago)

    my grandson is doing so much better at this school he want's to to school now thank you Santa Rosa Elementary a happy grandmother

  • (4 years ago)

    I like this school because my kids attend here and I also work here and the teachers are awesome. I have seen a huge improvement with both of my boys here at santa rosa

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Santa Rosa Elementary School for the care consistency and dedication shown to my children by the wonderful teachers at this school.My eldest son who will be a high school freshman this fall entered Santa Rosa in 2003. I was hired on at this school as a Para in 2004 when my twins entered kindergarten. My twins are now in fifth grade and ready to move on to sixth grade at the jr. high. This school and it's exceptional staff have been a part of my family. I know my children are well prepared to move on to higher grades but we will miss Santa Rosa dearly.

  • (4 years ago)

    They really care about the kids. The staff is excellent and the kids are doing a great job of learning

  • (4 years ago)

    Because it has great leardship and therefor we have great staff and therefor we have great kids!

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