School Details

Kerr Elementary School

125 E McLellan, Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 472-5100
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 721 students 19 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

65%
72%
69%
75%
79%
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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
64%
62%
36%
60%
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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
62%
63%
65%
81%
80%

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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
63%
61%
60%
81%
80%

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
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kerr Elementary School is a public middle school in Mesa. 721 children attend Kerr Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 25% of the Kerr Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 87% of the 721 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Kerr Elementary School is 19:1. Kino Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 56% 39%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 20% 50%
Native American or Native Alaskan 18% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 15% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 2%
Asian 0.7% 2%
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 57%
Limited English proficiency 25% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school! My kids have been going here for 5 yrs. I have been nothing but pleased with this school and how they treat the kids. I recently had to pull my kids out due to moving out of the district and if things don't work out at this new school I will be applying for open enrollment to go back to kerr. I dread having to pull them from this school. The staff here are all just wonderful and very respectful to parents and students.

  • (1 year ago)

    Not the best.....there have been several incidents in which my 2nd grade student has given me reason to believe that her teacher should not be in the teaching field. She has made some inappropriate statements and I reported them to the principal and nothing was done about it. This was her first year teaching and she might want to consider another line of work. Teaching children is a very important job and when children go to school you want to trust that they are in good hands. My child will not be returning to this second rate school next year.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think its a great school bt the kindergarten teacher ms chavez is not curtious for me enough she looks as if almost she puts on a fake smile towards me and I'm a parent I think that's unprofessional and I see she doesn't have the passion to teach it upsets me bc my child was in another class untill they switched him bc his class was overfull all I can say is I hope my childs learn well and gets his education which means I hope she teach better than she acts

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school this will be my 5th year here! I am so excited to go back!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school. All 4 of my children have went to this school from pre-school thru 6th grade some still attend. The teachers are great.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child attends kindergarten at this school. as a parent I have not seen any improvment through out the year and is not being challenged in her education

  • (6 years ago)

    My kids love their teachers. I like how my daughter's teacher handles bullies. The staff is always very helpful.

  • (7 years ago)

    All 3 of my kids have attended Kerr this is my youngest's last year. I've gotten to know most of the teachers and they are great! The office staff needs to be more welcoming to parents and/or visitors. They don't come out and ask 'Good Morning/afternoon how can I help you'? They just stare at you till you ask them the question. There are a couple that are helpful but not all.

  • (7 years ago)

    I feel that the teachers at this school are wonderful. My problem with this school is the office staff.I have never one time went felt welcomed.They make you feel like you are bothering them by coming in or calling.I like to be involved with my childrens school but I find myself not wanting to deal with rude people I have to go through to get to the classroom.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has a wonderful diverse community. The principal and staff work hard to make this a positive factor. I feel the campus is very safe and I feel welcome at the school. The teachers really care about my child. Parent involvement is average.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter is in the school band program and I have been impressed with the band teacher. I have not recieved any test scores as of yet because my daughter is a new student but she seems to be doing well so far.

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