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About This School

Alta Vista Elementary School is a public elementary school in Phoenix. The principal of Alta Vista Elementary School is Carla Aronowitz. 574 students attend Alta Vista Elementary School and identify primarily as American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, and Native American or Native Alaskan. 30% of the Alta Vista Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 99% of the 574 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Alta Vista Elementary School is 20:1. Imagine Cortez Park Elementary School 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
    • Cheerleading
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
American Indian/Alaskan Native 7% 4%
Asian 6% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 5% %
Hispanic 43% 50%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 7%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 64%
Limited English proficiency 30% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I attended Alta Vista in the early 90's and now my son is attending school here. He loves his teacher Ms. Dermyer. I love the rest of the kindergarten staff as well. I would have been happy with any of the K teachers. Mrs Parker has been there as long as I was there and is still. Mrs Aronowitz the Principal was my Junior highschool VP. She is stern but loves her kids. I feel completely comfortable with my son's safety and academic career starting here at Alta Vista. I can't wait to see what the next 6 years hold in store.

  • (4 years ago)

    The office staff are very rude! They lack professionalism in their behavior and how they dress. The teachers are great! Too bad people do not feel welcome when they walk through the front office.

  • (4 years ago)

    my dauter loves her teacher mrs.parker shes great. office people and principal r rude

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter loves this school! Mrs. Hall is the most amazing 3rd grade teacher! She makes all the learning a lot of fun for the kids and makes them want to learn the material. I am so thankful for her and all that she has done. They go above and beyond for the families in the community! They made my kids Christmas! I love them and thank God for them all.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has bad communication with parents and keeping parents in the loop. The principal is terrible.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child loves it here and I'm amazed by how much she has learned. The school offers free meals and keep the children very safe.

  • (9 years ago)

    It was just okay. Certainly nothing spectacular.

  • (11 years ago)

    Alta Vista has shown great effort in improving their AIMS scores and is lead by a team of hardworking faculty that really care about the education of the kids. They go above and beyond to make it possible for each parent to have the opportunity to give imput into decisions that effect our kids.

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