School Details

Mirage Elementary School

3910 W. Grovers, Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 467-5300
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 460 students 15 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

71%
80%
69%
86%
87%
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
  • Deer Valley Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
75%
65%
77%
87%
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
  • Deer Valley Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
74%
63%
85%
88%
79%
57%
68%
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
  • Deer Valley Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
73%
63%
81%
90%
79%
42%
67%
53%

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
  • Deer Valley Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mirage Elementary School is a public elementary school in Phoenix. The principal of Mirage Elementary School is Jamie Wilber, whose e-mail is jamie.wilber@dvusd.org. 460 students go to Mirage Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; American Indian/Alaskan Native; and Hispanic. 9% of the Mirage Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 38% of the 460 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mirage Elementary School is 15:1. Starshine St. John's is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 77%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3% 0.9%
Hispanic 28% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 0.8% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 23%
Limited English proficiency 9% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Mirage School is an amazing community of very caring teachers and staff. We have so much fun learning! I have been a teacher at Mirage for 22 years and have loved every minute. My two children attended Mirage from Preschool through 6th grade and left with many great memories and learning experiences. As adults they often reflect on those times and recall the little touches and efforts made by their teachers and other staff members. Community events such as Food Truck Nights Literacy and Math activities give families the opportunity to meet their neighbors and make new friends! Follow Mirage on Facebook! You will find your school family at Mirage!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I love Mirage!! I have four children that have attended Mirage and I am so happy that I chose this school. All the teachers from Kindergarten through 6th grade care about the well being of students. The teachers not only go above and beyond to prepare them educationally they also are very caring and nurturing when it comes to each childs self esteem. I wish that there was more parent involvement. I went to curriculum night and I was one of 6 parents that showed up for their child.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is one of the WORST Schools you could ever send your kids too! I worked with my child before she went to school and made sure she knew the "basics" and then some! While in this school she was taught that sounding out EVERY letter is the ONLY way to read...... before going to this school she could break words up in syllables Know she is in first grade and pulled her from this school since they were taking her backwards. She now is in another school and has a hard time because this school taught her NOTHING! I also now a few other students in this school that are in 4th grade that can t ALPHABETIZE! If you want your kids to get an education DON T SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL!!!! and if you have a problem DON T bother leaving a message with the principle she WON T call you back!!! I would LOVE to say they ALLOW parent involvement but I can t! Every time I asked what I could help my child with I was told wait until parent teacher conference then told she was doing GREAT! REALLY it that was true she would not have such a hard time at this new school! Do yourself a favor and look into another school and district! I wish I could give this school NO stars!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    My kids truly love going to school. We have been a Mirage family for 6 years and have been so pleased by the dedication of the principal teachers staff members and the volunteers of this school. The teachers have been attentive enthusiastic and have high expectations for the kids. They also really help them to understand what is being taught and they do much of it in ways that are fun for the kids. EVERYONE on staff at this school holds the best interest of the kids as their #1 priority. I would highly recommend Mirage to anyone who is considering enrolling their children.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 3 childeren enrolled at Mirage and have been very pleased with our experience. All of the teachers are compasionate and caring and go above and beyond to help my children succeed. I am also very impressed by the dedication and availablity of the principal. She is constantly visable and always interacting with the students in a positive and authoritative manner. It is obvious that the welfare of these students is her highest priority. The teachers at Mirage are also of very high caliber. They are always working on new technology and ways to improve their teaching styles. I would hightly recommend this school to anyone looking to enroll.

  • (4 years ago)

    While this school does have some excellent teachers there are a host of other problems that overshadow that. Curriculum is close to average but in no way excelling. If these students are to compete with others in middle and high school they need to step it up. There appears to be a lack of supervision in many areas including playgrounds and even with teachers. Bullying in many formats appears to be the norm. Getting work out of teachers for a homebound student has been hit or miss. This year the teacher is cooperating but in the past that has not been the case. The administration lacks compassion and concern. This school allegedly is highly Tech oriented which after multiply years we are still waiting to see. Do not bother going to district as they do not seem to be concerned.

  • (4 years ago)

    Have had a great experience here. The staff is very caring and my kids have done well.

  • (4 years ago)

    For the most part the teachers are great. Many have been there for years and have a great reputation and rapport with the students. However the administration including the principal need to be replaced. The office staff is rude and unhelpful. Calls to the principal almost always go unanswered and administrative decisions often go overboard.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school. My kids learn and there is very little fluff. My kids are learning basics and lots of technology. It is a great school!

  • (5 years ago)

    Lazy teachers no homework...Principal doesn't return calls and extremely rude office staff. My son went to this school for 2 yeara and i switched school after christmas break because i couldn't deal with his teacher anymore...Plus his 3rd grade teacher to student was 1 to 26!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has been declining in leadership and performance over the past several years. It went from great to poor quickly.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 3 kids that attend Mirage and I absolutely love this school! The teachers and staff are great and truely care. I have noticed so many impvroments in my kids and I am very satisfied with their education!

  • (6 years ago)

    There are many great and experienced teachers at Mirage. Mirage has great teacher for special needs and resource. This year I was very concerned about the very young and inexperienced teachers. I noticed this caused some behavior problems and inability to teach properly especially in the 6th grade.

  • (9 years ago)

    My two children have attended Mirage since pre-school and I have been very happy with the high quality of teachers and their involvement. My older child is a special needs-type with an IEP and issues that require extra meetings and phone calls; I have never felt a burden to the school or teachers but part of a team to help my son learn and excel.

  • (9 years ago)

    We've had 4 children go through Mirage. The one consistent thing through 3 administrations has been the exceptional teachers. No doubt some are better than others but with each of our kids we've had far more good experiences than bad. The new principal has big shoes to fill needs to learn to interact with children and parents. Seems like its a temp job to her rather than the passionate life's work seen in previous principals. Does not appear to enjoy it or understand the role of a principal in an elementary setting.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers encourage parent involvement and are focused on each student succeeding.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a pretty good school. So far the communication from teachers has been great. I feel my children are learning a lot and that they enjoy going there. The only thing I think the school could work on is a better bully proofing program and positive reinforcements to the kids. The old school that my kids went to had a great program for that and I am just not seeing it with this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I like Mirage but then I'm involved on a daily basis. I've had 3 children at the school my eldest has gone to DSMS and is now a Freshman at DVHS. Minor problems with teachers pretty good response from Principal tho we have a new one this year. We did lose our VP a few years ago pretty big blow. some great teachers some not so great ones. but then you get that everywhere huh?

  • (9 years ago)

    My child will be attending 3rd grade and overall our experience has been great. Teachers & other staff are caring.

  • (9 years ago)

    Mirage has a dedicated hardworking staff.

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