School Details

Capitol Elementary School

330 N. 16th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 257-3790
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 606 students 18 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

43%
53%
69%
73%
63%
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
  • Phoenix Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
45%
62%

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
  • Phoenix Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
48%
63%
55%
67%
80%

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
  • Phoenix Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
49%
61%
60%
65%
80%
24%
35%
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
  • Phoenix Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
45%
64%
78%
75%
86%

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
  • Phoenix Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
41%
59%
31%
41%
63%

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
  • Phoenix Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Capitol Elementary School is a public middle school in Phoenix. The principal of Capitol Elementary School is Russell Sanders. 606 children attend Capitol Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 46% of the Capitol Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 606 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Capitol Elementary School is 18:1. St Matthew School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 90% 83%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 2%
Multiracial 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Asian 0% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 76%
Limited English proficiency 46% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Lets face it this school is not in a good areac which is probably why it only gets a 3. This is a great school with great teachers who really care about the students. All the staff down to the nurse and lunch ladies were really there for the kids. I liked that everyone seemed to know who my child was eventhough they were not his teachers. They were all very engaging. They do the best they can for the area they are in and it shows. Finally I think it is important to note this is the most diverse school in the area. We are a white family and we didn't feel excluded because of it like we did everywhere else in in the neighborhood including other schools. If English is your first language I highly recommend this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school itself is decent and they do have good teachers and an excellent music program but the kids are bad. Boys act like little gang members by 2nd grade. Kids use REALLY foul language and start at a very young age and the girls are catty and bullies early on as well. I believe it is due to the area. Both of my kids had a hard time here. I am removing them this year.

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(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

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