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About This School

Arroyo School is a public middle school in Glendale. The principal of Arroyo School is Pat MacArthur. 391 students attend Arroyo School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 18% of the Arroyo School students are "limited in English proficiency." 65% of the 391 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Arroyo School is 17:1. North Pointe Preparatory is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 37%
Hispanic 41% 50%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% %
Asian 2% 3%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 64%
Limited English proficiency 18% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My kids have been coming here since kinder garden. Was up with there teachers until this school year. My youndest is now getting failing grades he is now in 6th and is currently on a IEP. Too many kids are in a class room he is not getting the help he needs. He has been on honor roll or principles list these past years until this year. Made complaints and also comments on additional help to teachers and principle with nothing being done. Its sad to know that other teachers agree and stated to move up the ladder if your voice is not being heard!

  • (10 months ago)

    Arroyo is THE BEST school I have ever had my son at. They care so much for the kids. Arroyo has the best Principal this school is so blessed to have him. Mr.Lilies is amazing and caring. The school staff is wonderful.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son attends Arroyo do to very hard times w lost almost everything. I was so close to being homless didnt have money or transportation to get my son to school. The New Principle heard about our situation stepped in and the last few days had came to our new home to take my son to school. In other words education is very important which showed Top Leader As a Principle with True Detication!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter and nephew have attended Arroyo for the past 5 years and they love it! The teachers are always available to help them out when needed as well as to the parents who may have any concerns. I have attended many assemblies/events and they are well organized. Parents are strongely encouraged to be involved with their children and their education. The principal shows great leadership!

  • (4 years ago)

    Mrs. Oliver (kindergarten) and Pat MacArthur (principal) are both amazing woman whom I respect very much. Also I am thankful to have my son at this school. Along with the rest of the teachers and staff this is a great school!! Thanks You Arroyo!

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandchildren attend Arroyo School and I'm very excited to learn that Arroyo has become a performing plus school!! This was announced on July 29 2009. With the leadership teachers and support staff this was made possible! Great job.

  • (5 years ago)

    arroyo has gone from performing plus to underperforming under the new principals leadership. My daughter complains that the principal is very rude and overbearing

  • (6 years ago)

    arroyo elementary is a great school. my daughter has been a student there for 5 years great outcome! great teachers and assistants.awesome!

  • (6 years ago)

    Arroyo school has improved immensely the past couple years this I believe is primarily due to a very pro active very involved and highly visible principal. She has a very wonderful relationship with the students and makes a great effort to meet the needs and concerns of parents. If there is a problem she will address it and make all efforts to resolve it. She available more than any other principal I have had experience with and theres been 6 schools. Great Job! Excellent School!

  • (7 years ago)

    Arroyo has had a much needed facelift. The school has been painted and the grounds cleaned up. With a new highly visible principal this year things appear to be shaping up! Arroyo has been labeled Performing Plus!

  • (8 years ago)

    Our experience with Arroyo was somewhat limited as we moved so we went to a new school this year however my son's experience with Mrs. Grant (2nd grade) and the leadership of the principal were nothing less than outstanding. We were also very impressed with the class size.

  • (8 years ago)

    The safety level here is a big concern. Gates are always open visitors don't need to go through office to enter campus. Children are not well supervised. Campus is not well maintained principal is distant. We left and found a better school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was not happy with this school at all. The teachers had too many students in their classes and I didn't care for the leadership of the school

  • (8 years ago)

    I have three boys all whom have attended Arroyo Elementary. Each year the programs offered and the quality of education has gone downhill just a little bit further. This year has been the worst year that my children and we as parents have had. Some teachers are fantastic but it doesn't make up for the lack of interest or professionalism the rest of the staff seems to exhibit. It isn't the worst school by far but there is certainly room for improvement. I am disappointed that I've felt the need to search for other elementary schools as I had hoped to send all of my boys to the same school but at this point it would be a sacrifice to their educations to stay.

  • (9 years ago)

    My two children have been in Arroyo school for two years now. The first year we loved it This year has not been so great. The teachers are to picky on things and are as kids put it 'mean'!

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Arroyo for the last 3 years. The teacher bring expertise professional and warmth to the school. We moved from a private school and I don't regret it for a moment. The school is very organized which in turn keeps the parents updated on the educational information for their children

  • (9 years ago)

    Both my son and daughter went to this school and we had very positive experiences. The teachers took time to give one-on-one time in developing my kid's skills whether it was to improve a math grade or help them with a musical instrument.

  • (9 years ago)

    This was the first year my child was in this school and I did not like it at all. We came from CA and this school was far behind for my child my child teacher is more intrested in teaching good manners than the curriculam. I don't think the children get challenged at all.

  • (9 years ago)

    I moved my daughter to Arroyo from a charter school. She has thrived with the nurturance provided there. Her academics have gone straight up she's happier more playful and excited about learning. Words are inadequate to express my delight in Arroyo school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have been extremely happy with Arroyo. Both my children have attended there and love their teachers!They are both in Project Potential and both on the honor roll/princ. list. Thanks to the loving teachers.

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