School Details

Amberlea Elementary School

8455 West Virginia Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85037
6237722215
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 & ungraded 709 students 20 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

51%
59%
69%
67%
70%
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
  • Pendergast Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
52%
62%
61%
69%
75%
44%
41%
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
  • Pendergast Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
50%
63%
70%
77%
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
  • Pendergast Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
52%
61%
77%
76%
80%
39%
44%
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
  • Pendergast Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
59%
64%
82%
85%
86%

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
  • Pendergast Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
63%
59%
63%
70%
70%
51%
58%
63%

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
  • Pendergast Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Amberlea Elementary School is a public middle school in Phoenix. The principal of Amberlea Elementary School is Brenda Martin. 709 children attend Amberlea Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 33% of the Amberlea Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 100% of the 709 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Amberlea Elementary School is 20:1. Raul H. Castro Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 84% 69%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 77%
Limited English proficiency 33% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I've been going to Amberlea since kindergarten they have taught me so we'll. So yes the school may have some mistakes but it is a great school the teachers Are very caring! It's going to be my last year & it's very sad because I've know some of these teachers that long! We'll I'm sure if your child comes to Amberlea He'll love it. He just has to focus. It's not the school it's you yourself.

  • (1 year ago)

    Horrible school teachers are not interesting in students progress not helping students at all. I would not go there again if it was the last school on earth. There is a lot of bulling going on the education level is low teachers give students homework once a month.

  • (3 years ago)

    My granddaughter will be going into the second grade there this year. I have found that the teachers there strive for your child to be their very best.You don't find that in a lot of schools anymore. Something that is very much needed for any child.

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have been attending this school since it opened I've known the principal since she was at another school at the district and she is excellent at first the learning and curriculum was slow but that was due to all the new staff some of the teachers from other schools in the district came to Amberlea and have made the school all the better. It's an excellent school with excellent teachers and administrators.

  • (4 years ago)

    The lady principal at this school was very rude to me when it came to my daughter getting into a fight with another student. When I tried to ask this principal questions she had a attitude with every question and just wanted to speak about my child so now I'm in the process of locating a new school for my daughter.

  • (5 years ago)

    My duaghter attended this school and everyone was very rude plus there learning progran is really bad the teacher rarely give homework and i hope you think twice about makeing your child attend to your school!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Let's talk about the uniform policy. I realize that given the area we live in and the need for intelligent children that there needs to be a policy. The issue I see daily is there is no reinforcement from teachers and staff. I see kids everyday in uniforms that do not meet the standard put in writing. For instance the video on the website shows the boys looking like they should but the girls need to work on their choices. One girl was wearing 'skinny' pants that were clearly not part of the policy and another was wearing a shirt that was too tight. If you are going to have policies inforce them. I have also seen kids wearing regular clothes on school days that are not dress down days. Also i disagree with teachers having students call their parents when an occurance happens.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child attended school here for 3 years. The schools reading & testing levels have always been below the standards. I think the teachers are awesome people but perhaps introducing stronger reading & learning programs will help the students. Since her move to a new school I can tell that Amberlea is lagging in technology. They have no computer labs no smart board no teacher parent communication (New schools have teachers email parents weekly with progress reports). Not to mention no after school activities. Wearing a t-shirt every Wednesday is not preparing them for college. Not to mention the mile wide apartments that newly opened across the street has taken the student-teacher ratio to an extreme high. Please research cautiosly before enrollling your child. You do have other options.

  • (5 years ago)

    It has brought back my child's love for learning reading and attending school. The curriculum the atmosphere is very positive supportive and a good influence for my child. This is a wonderful school and it encourages every student that they must attend college that they are smart no matter what and that they have the capability of learning regardless of all obstacles.

  • (6 years ago)

    The staff at Amberlea are kind and caring adults who want the children at the school to succeed. The teachers do their best to work with the parents to help the kids. The Principal and Assistant Principal are fair in their discipline and are always willing to speak with parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    I would like for the kids to be able to play sports but the school doesn't even offer a gym!!

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