School Details

Hale Elementary School

1425 N 23rd Street, Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-7400
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 606 students 17 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

89%
71%
69%
89%
77%
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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
69%
65%
88%
79%
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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
63%
63%
97%
80%
79%
84%
53%
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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
66%
63%
98%
82%
79%
72%
51%
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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mesa. 606 children attend Hale Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; American Indian/Alaskan Native; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 4% of the Hale Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 27% of the 606 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hale Elementary School is 17:1. East Valley Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 52%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 5% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% %
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 11% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 4%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 48%
Limited English proficiency 4% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I was attending this school from 1st grade up until 4th grade when I moved to Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies. This school socially is excellent. The teachers are very friendly and there is an enormous playground for the students to play. But educationally I would have to say that it isn't all that great. Personally it took me what 5-10 minutes to finish the homework? It was that easy. I didn't feel like I was excelling enough so I asked to move to an advanced school and my teacher suggested Mesa Academy. Overall I would say this is a three star school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have three children attending Hale and have been so pleased with the school. This is our 5th year. My kids are excelling in all subjects and enjoy going daily. I would highly recommend it!

  • (7 years ago)

    Hale is a wonderful place to work. The parents are always willing to step up and help in any way. Mrs. Marshall is a pleasure. She is great with the students as well as the staff. The pe dept. is second to none. One of the finest schools in the state hands down!

  • (7 years ago)

    My older daughter is starting her 5th year at Hale as she enters 4th greade. She has had wonderful teachers each year. They are all very caring and very capable. My younger daughter just started 1st grade and is very excited. I couldn't imagine a better learning environment for them. From the principal Mrs. Marshall to all the staff to the students themselves and the facility; it's like Mayberry! (That's where Andy (Griffith) Taylor was sherriff for you younger parents.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child excelled in Ms. Stoffregen's 5th grade class. She did a wonderful job motivating my child to become the student we had always hoped he would be. Other teacher's at Hale were unable to be successful with my child. Thank you Ms. Stoffregen!

  • (9 years ago)

    Overall I have been very pleased with our experience at Hale. The Kindergarten program lacks diversity of teaching styles but overall the teachers are excellent. There is usually a range of styles and strengths so I am able to have a great fit for my kids. There are many clubs ranging from music to gardening as well as classes for orchestra and band. The parents are usually very involved and in can be a trick working in all the parents who want to help! The principal is fairly new and we are all still getting a feel for her style. She places a high value on knowing each student individually but she can be closed to parent input at times. At the end of the day we love Hale Elementary!

  • (9 years ago)

    There is a lot of parental invovlement at this school and there are a number of extracurricular activities. I think that the quality of the education mostly depends on the teachers and the level of communication the teacher fosters with the parents. We had one teacher who waas fabulous and communication was wonderful so my child who had her had a wonderful year. Another one of my kids had a brand new teacher for kindergarten who was very reluctant to enforce rules. Fortunately he was not affected for the negative by her lack of experience but others were.

  • (11 years ago)

    The teachers are great not only in their teaching skills but in their human skills. My children love school and learning is the best for them.

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