School Details

Roadrunner School

3540 E. Cholla, Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 493-6220
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-12 262 students 9 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

6%
64%
58%
13%
81%
72%

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
  • Paradise Valley Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
73%
62%

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
  • Paradise Valley Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Roadrunner School is a public high school in Phoenix. 262 students attend Roadrunner School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Roadrunner School students are "limited in English proficiency." 30% of the 262 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Roadrunner School is 9:1. Accelerated Learning Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 60% 69%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Hispanic 27% 23%
Asian 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 29%
Limited English proficiency 2% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Roadrunner is an AMAZING school who is willing to work with ANY child and their family. Once your child is on their campus they become part of the Roadrunner family. Everyone there wants the children to succeed and be able to return to typical schools. We will miss the principal greatly but know that nothing will be compromised because she set up such a great transition plan. Roadrunner is amazing for those gray area kids that get shuffled around with various diagnosis

  • (2 years ago)

    I give this school a zero. Their staff is inappropriate and unprofessional and I have witnessed this behavior on more than one occasion. IEP meeting are a total joke with these people all you do is go round in round in circles and get know where. I would never recommend anyone put their child in this school....they need to get rid of half the staff and completely restructure this school. They do not follow the behavioral management program the way they are supposed to and it effects every kid in this school negatively. It took me a over a year to get my kid out of this school. I truly believe it will take my son quite a while to get over the way this school treated him.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is awful. They call you to tattle on your child as if you can take care of something that they are suppose to be equiped to handle. They don't let you know anything that goes on until it's blown way out of control. There is no way for a child to be a child at this school. They nit pick on every little thing even the most minor issues and I've actually walked in on them arguing with my child and others. They argue with me on the phone. I say run away from this school as fast as you can. They suck you in and then your poor kid can't get out! My childs grades are poor now but has always been am A/B student but now is getting F's. I'm working on a different placement it's that bad!

  • (6 years ago)

    The Education that my daughter recives at this school is only so-so. They don't care if the homework done is right or wrong as long as it is finished an they get an A for it. So now my daughter thinks it's ok to put any answer on the paper as long as it is finished.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has attended this School since Kindergarten. He has a mixed diagnosis of emotional disabilities and Roadrunner has always done their best to accomodate him through his difficulties. While I don't always agree with some of the rules I agree with the set-up and structure of the School. There are like any School good and bad teachers and we have had our share of each. My son has tried to be mainstreamed once unsuccessfully so at this point we know that Roadrunner is the best placement. For a child with bipolar OCD and tourette's this has been a life saver. A place where no where else would have put up with the behaviors that Roadrunner does. He is accepted by not only the Administration but also his peers as they are dealing with the same behavior issues. The kids are all for one and one for all!

  • (8 years ago)

    I am impressed with this school. My son is in the self-contained autism preschool class and he loves it. He started in February of this year with no words and now he has speech sings and is becoming more social. The teachers and aides are friendly and professional and give daily feedback on his progress and behavior.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel that this school has excellent academic programs.

  • (11 years ago)

    The staff there does not acknowledges disabilities even with a Dr.'s evaluation on file nor are they trained in most cases to deal appropriatly with disabilities. Our child still suffers from the lasting affects of trauma this school has left her with. We have now learned that we can write administrative complaints about any wrong doing to the Arizona Deptment of Education and we have 3 years to write these complaints. Please let everyone know this is not an appropriate school for special needs kids.

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