School Details

Hermosa Vista Elementary School

2626 N 24th Street, Mesa, AZ 85213
(480) 472-7550
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 665 students 18 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

86%
72%
69%
92%
79%
78%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) 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. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona 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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
64%
62%
92%
78%
75%
80%
60%
58%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) 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. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona 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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
62%
63%
98%
81%
80%
85%
52%
52%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) 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. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona 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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
63%
61%
89%
81%
80%
72%
59%
56%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) 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. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona 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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hermosa Vista Elementary School is a public middle school in Scottsdale. 665 children attend Hermosa Vista Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 2% of the Hermosa Vista Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 24% of the 665 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hermosa Vista Elementary School is 18:1. Stapley Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 39%
White, non-Hispanic 80% 50%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 6% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 2%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 57%
Limited English proficiency 2% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This is school goes through teachers fast. The principal is a joke. It's also a very discriminatory school. Look elsewhere if you want a happy child.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is entering the fourth grade and has attended Hermosa Vista Elementary since kindergarten. I cannot say enough good things about this school! The teachers are great and I've always felt they've had my daughter's best interest in mind. The third grade teacher she just finished the year with is the best teacher I've encountered through my own schooling as well as my older son's education. My daughter was actually sad that school was ending this year and that is unheard of! We are in the process of moving but I intend to keep her at Hermosa Vista.

  • (2 years ago)

    In reading through the reviews below I see that most of them are out of date. 5 of my older kids went to HV at the same time as these parent review and I agree it was a great school. I was excited to send our 3 youngest there as well. The first year or two was ok with minimal issues but most of the teachers are sarcastic or hard to connect with as a parent. My daughter just finished the 3rd grade and she had a horrible year. She came home crying almost every day. I am looking for a new school - very disastisfied. I called to speak w/prinicpal several times about teachers dressing like prostitutes and issues w/bullies and clicks but she was patronizing and kind in telling me that she would address the issues and take care of them her way. Which apears to be nothing at all. Most of the teachers there are brand new out of school and several don't have kids of their own - making it hard for them to understand how to communicate w/parents and the students. The older teachers mostly seem to be tired of teaching and pick and choose who to be nice to. Some are still great teachers but I'm not interested in the crap shoot of getting a good teacher.

  • (2 years ago)

    I currently have 3 children attending this school. I have a daughter in 6th grade a daughter in 3rd grade and a son in kindergarten. This is a wonderful school! The teachers are great and so is the parental involvement. The front office staff is friendly. The principal is involved in the school and doesn't just lock herself up in the office. Most of the children are well behaved and that has something to say about the parents! The only downside is there are about 25 - 30 kids in each classroom which I think is too many for one teacher to handle although the teachers do well considering. We bought our house because it was in the Hermosa Vista boundaries and I am so glad we did!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has gone to this school since kindergarten. He will be entering the 4th grade this year. I do not have any other experience is relationship to what makes a great school but I can say that this school far exceeds my expectations to date. Parent involvement is absolutely wonderful on both ends parents want to be involved and HVE definately encourages them to be involved.

  • (8 years ago)

    my daughter went here for 5th and 6th grade coming in from a private school -- she was way ahead then the others in her class and basically waited around for others to catch up -- teach tot he lowest level philosophy and most the kids are LDS which was very difficult with clicks

  • (8 years ago)

    My 3 kids transferred in from a valley charter school. There was a big adjustment at first. Two of my three kids made it fine but my older son had trouble. I found his teacher was not very supportive or interested in doing much to help him. My kids other teachers were very nice. The office staff are wonderful!

  • (8 years ago)

    My Daughter has been going to Hermosa Vista for 3 years 2 of which we lived out of the area and she got a boundary exception. This is a great school and I drove 33 miles out of my way every day to bring her to this school. I recently bought a home primarily because it is in the Hermosa Vista District.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a terrific school. The parents are very involved the scholastic standards are high and the principal really loves the kids. I'm consistently impressed with the events they put on. They also have the Bridges Program which helps with kids that have trouble staying 'on task' and focusing. We are so blessed our kids go to Hermosa Vista--I tell the principal every time I see her. It's a great place for our girls to learn and grow.

  • (9 years ago)

    Hermosa Vista is a wonderful school with high academic standards. The teachers all seem to understand the balance between challenging the kids while still allowing them to have fun and be a kid. The extra curricular activities could be improved there aren't many offered.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two children in Hermosa Vista. I have been satified with the regular academics as well as the extracurricular activities. I am not happy however with the ELP program.

  • (10 years ago)

    The front office staff is great and very helpful and informative when it comes to the different programs offered at Hermosa vista. My child's teacher was so great and patient with my child. I really enjoy the exposure of having special needs children in the regular classrooms I feel it is very benficial in the long run for all children to help promote a non-discriminatory school. Also the free reading summer program is awesome.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have found the staff fairly easy and friendly to work with. The music program is great. The advanced placement program is wanting - they only meet once a week. The cafateria food could improve too but it is acceptable. The special ed kids seem to be included in the regular classrooms regularly and the exposure to special needs is good for my children. The teachers listen to concerns and work with me without being defensive. The pre k and kindergarten programs are great - only too short. Good school.

  • (12 years ago)

    Hermosa Vista is the best school ever! They are friendly and accepting. They help my child be the best he can be!

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