School Details

Kyrene Monte Vista

15221 S Ray Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85048
(480) 541-4400
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 467 students 19 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

92%
81%
69%
98%
86%
75%

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 2013
  • Kyrene Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
77%
65%
93%
88%
77%

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 2013
  • Kyrene Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
78%
63%
97%
90%
79%
90%
73%
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 2013
  • Kyrene Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kyrene Monte Vista is a public elementary school in Phoenix. The principal of Kyrene Monte Vista is Dr. Georgia Shimkus. 467 students go to Kyrene Monte Vista and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 3% of the Kyrene Monte Vista students are "limited in English proficiency." 15% of the 467 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kyrene Monte Vista is 19:1. Kyrene de la Estrella Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 66% 61%
Asian 6% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Hispanic 17% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 18%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    A great school. My kids loved it. They also made a lot of progress there. both my boys miss the school and the teacher.

  • (1 year ago)

    School is great. My two kids had a lot of fun there and learned a lot. Both the teachers and office staff really cared. We would have stayed if not moving out of town.

  • (1 year ago)

    wonderful. Both the school leadership and the teachers are great. They care for the kids and really help.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has attended this school since he was in kindergarten. He is now going into 2nd. The teachers are amazing and the PTO is extremely involved. It is a very small community feel. I am so happy with this school. My son loves his school!

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved to MV from a different Kyrene school. This school has high parental involvement and excellent teachers. Also has a great gifted program. My child is thriving and wants to go to school every day. Also the PTO is very organized with many events and everyone is friendly and welcoming.

  • (4 years ago)

    KMV is a wonderful school. The teachers are great. The parent involvement is very significant and the kids benefit greatly from all the activities and life taking place at the school. Extras such as the buddy sytem where younger student are paired with older students are also great. A great school I would recommend to anyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    We moved here 2 years ago and have 2 boys at KMV. I am very impressed with the quality and dedication of the teachers and my kids love it here. I would highly recommend it to any family.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our son enrolled at Monte Vista for first grade after attending another Kyrene district school for kindergarten and we were just a bit concerned about the whole 'new school' thing. Our son's teacher has made all the difference. She welcomed him into her classroom and made him feel a part of things from Day 1--she's an amazing dedicated professional. The school overall is welcoming and parents are indeed very involved. We highly recommend this public school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a terrific school. Small class size great teachers lots of activities high standards or learning and very involved parents. We now have moved and I definitely gave serious thought to keeping my child at the school despite the additional hour daily commute time it would add.

  • (7 years ago)

    Kyrene Monte Vista is a wonderful school. I have two children there for the last 3 years. The teachers are great...both children are excelling and learning so fast...they love school! The principal Dr. Shimkus is also wonderful...caring involved and has made good appropriate choices in running the school. PTO is great...many involved and caring parents of course it never seems like enough though does it? The volunteers in the classrooms are awesome. Each class has at least 1/3-1/2 of the parents volunteering regularly within the class or school activities. The school grounds are friendly open with many parents picking up and chatting and physically being around and involved with their children! I know of several families that have chosen this school to attend from outside the boundaries taking advantage of its open enrollment...some coming in from Maricopa and even Avondale! This school is excelling and is a state ranked A+!

  • (7 years ago)

    Outstanding school. My daughter loves going to school everyday. Teachers are outstanding and principal is very involved. MV has a strong PTO and parental involvement.

  • (7 years ago)

    The Principal Dr. Shimkus is great! Calm and caring attentive and capable. She has a PhD. The Hertiage Garden adds a natural and artistic touch. Teachers are highly qualified and there is little staff turnover. Relaxing music is played over the intercom to create a soothing atmosphere. Laptops are being used by first graders to do research. Parents are on well educated. Most parents drop off and pick up their children. Also there is a strong PTO and a lot of parent volunteering in the classrooms. Students are diverse and well mannered. Overall a very happy place to learn!

  • (7 years ago)

    One of my 2 children goes to MV but I am not satisfied with the curriculum having said that all the teachers that my child has had have been outstanding but they are hampered by district and state curriculm and policies. MV has not done enough on sports music and art although that would be a district cut back issue. I believe the administration focuses too much on the AIMS and other state required tests and not enough on teaching new curriculum. Overall good but not great.

  • (8 years ago)

    What a great elementary school! The principal teachers & parents are dedicated to students success & go above & beyond! They are continuing to add wonderful after school enrichment programs that are fun & educational! My children really enjoy attending this school. Monte Vista gets an A+!

  • (8 years ago)

    A great public school recently rated A+ by the state of Arizona. I am happy with the level of caring by teachers and principal and the involvement of parents in the community.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is attended by one of my two children and my child has made many friends there. The communication between schoool/parents/teachers is excellent especially compared with other schools my children have attended. We always know what is going on here! The curriculum is so-so but that is the state's responsibility no fault of the school. there are some great afterschool extracurricular activities which are quite affordable.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter loves all the new friends she has made in kindergarten.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with the progress that my son who attends Monte Vista has been making. The faculty is very reasonable to work with and appear to closely monitor student achievement.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am pleased to say that Monte Vista is an excellent school. Teacher and parent involvement are very high. The students progress is top priority.

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