School Details

Papago School

2013 North 36th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 381-6100
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 980 students 18 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

71%
56%
69%
80%
64%
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
  • Creighton Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
46%
62%
52%
58%
75%
24%
33%
58%

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
  • Creighton Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
47%
63%
52%
61%
80%
28%
35%
52%

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
  • Creighton Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
45%
61%
59%
62%
80%
56%
38%
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
  • Creighton Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
49%
64%
79%
76%
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
  • Creighton Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
49%
59%
30%
46%
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
  • Creighton Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Papago School is a public middle school in Phoenix. The principal of Papago School is Jeff Geyer, Principal, who can be contacted at jgeyer@creightonschools.org. 980 children attend Papago School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 46% of the Papago School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 980 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Papago School is 18:1. Gateway School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 82% 85%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3% 3%
Asian 0.8% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Multiracial 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 91%
Limited English proficiency 46% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My kids go to papago and I think it's a wonderful school. The principal and teachers are very caring. Everybody complains it's a bad neighborhood where the school is located. That is untrue. The kids are very safe being in the new school. I moved my family from gilbert az to phoenix az 3 years ago. I have been very happy with papago. Go Pantthersss!!!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    If you are in the district and looking for a preschool this is the place. Mrs. Headley and her staff provide a TOP NOTCH learning environment for educating the preschool and prekindergarten child. My son qualified for developmental preschool because of an expressive speech delay and I was skeptical going into the neighborhood and school. Much to my surprise and delight he has learned more at this preschool in 3 months than he learned at a close by EXPENsIVE private preschool. Teachers are well educated in dealing with all the developmental areas of the child and Mrs Headley is such a blessing on reiterating that information. I wish all preschool programs followed this guideline and was able to reinforce these educational and developmental skills. I do not know too much about the K-8 program but I can tell you that I am not impressed with the PE program and its coaches. The children have been playing a modification of "flag football" for the past 3 months. Are there no other sports to learn? One staff member blamed it on lack of an indoor gym. BLAH! St Thomas the APostle does not have a gym and neither does Veritas Prep and they have made do. That needs work!

  • (4 years ago)

    My children grew up in this difficult area and have attended this great school remembering their teachers and the best faculty members who are kind and caring! I have had the pleasure of having parent/teacher conferences where the teachers took their turn visiting the students' homes. We have a student counselor who has been with the school for many years and stayed on to volunteer and continue helping the students. But our school is an open campus rearing to get ready for a huge remodeling. Outdated and with various add-ons it is finally being updated to a closed campus school for security reasons. I like most parents am very excited and proud of the exemplary service the directors teacher and faculty members have given to our community. I hope we continue to receive your votes as we trust and encourage our school to continue educating our children to the best of their abilities!

  • (5 years ago)

    There is a new principal at Papago and he is great. He seems to honestly care about the students. He is trying to change the school into a better learning community. Because of this there is more structure. Literacy is important at any school but because of the high number of non English speakers it is very important to concentrate on helping them pass AIMS so that the school will be a higher performing school. Good job teachers!

  • (9 years ago)

    There is a very strong push for literacy in this school and very little else. The school is primarily Hispanic with a large ELL population. Kindergarten program is outstanding with teacher who are very talented and caring. For older students there is limited exposure to physical education music art and other extra curriculuar activites. The principal is very good and enthusiastic about ensuring childrens success especially in literacy.

  • (9 years ago)

    Need to focus on more than just literacy and create a more well rounded program. The focus is on spanish speaking children and literacy.

  • (9 years ago)

    Papago school is heading in the right direction but there is not enough parent involvement. Theres also not much extracurricular activities for the younger kids just upper class.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has changed over the years as the neighborhood has changed. I think too much time is spent on spanish speaking students.

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(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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