School Details

Silvestre S Herrera School

1350 S. 11th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 257-3790
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 691 students 18 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

59%
53%
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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

44%
45%
62%
52%
57%
75%
30%
34%
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
  • Phoenix Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
48%
63%
60%
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%

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

54%
45%
64%
82%
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

50%
41%
59%
68%
54%
70%
57%
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

Silvestre S Herrera School is a public middle school in Phoenix. The principal of Silvestre S Herrera School is Carolyn Taylor. 691 students attend Silvestre S Herrera School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 33% of the Silvestre S Herrera School students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 691 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Silvestre S Herrera School is 18:1. Friendly House Academia Del Pueblo Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 92% 83%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 2%
Asian 0.2% 0.7%
Multiracial 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 76%
Limited English proficiency 33% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Best school ever. I have been to 3 schools prior to Herrera and they were NOTHING compared to this school. Teachers are great their is so many opportunities for your kid not to mention the fact that everyone is sooo nice and caring Imma miss herrera ( but take it from a student I am 65789% overjoyed with Herrera and if I could I would spend all of high school there too P

  • (1 year ago)

    There is a strong commitment from the teachers to create a safe welcoming and creative environment for the students. I feel happy walking through the halls seeing the students safe and ready for their next step in life.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is a very caring and loving school. The staff truly cares about each and every student and helping them achieve the best of their abilities. The community support strengthens the mission of the school.....LINGUISTIC ACADEMIC ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    this school is amazing the princaple is very dedicated to improving the school hes first year here. we have the best comunity worker and an amazing jr high math teacher mr. cabezas. oh and we have the GREATEST special ed teacher scott scheese he has helped my sons alot and caught them up

  • (1 year ago)

    All the staff are really good workers in teaching and on doing there job. The kids really learn alot in this school. They also have alot of activites to help our children learn. in my opinion my children have learn alot of subject that they are going to need in the future we are happy and secure in this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I really like how Silvestre S Herrera School Staff are with my children they are really good teachers they help my kids learn alot of stuff and they get alot of help if they dnt understand a subject. I like that my daughter likes going to after school turtering because is helping her alot with her math social studies...etc i really dont think this school has to improve in anything they are a great school and the teachers really know what they are teaching to my kids. thank you....

  • (1 year ago)

    i like this school because is a school that really worries about my childrens learning progress i ther special nessesaties. And all the Staff are really nice and when someone has questions about there child to see how they are learning the teachers are allways there to help.

  • (1 year ago)

    The mission of Herrera School is Academic Artistic and Linguistic Excellence this drives everything we do! I feel so fortunate to be a part of a staff that has so many caring and dedicated teachers. I am constantly impressed by the commitment of so many of the students as well they demonstrate such a desire to learn and improve.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a reply to the below comment by a parent dated on 8/6/13. Your junior high child was placed in math intervention because she has been defined by numerous assessments as being 2-4 grade levels behind in math. The school has made the decision to address her deficiencies in junior high to prepare her for academic success in high school. Math literacy is important for her to be able to access science and to function as a fiscally responsible adult. For the record Herrera school does not offer any reading or math courses after school but does offer a study hall for students needing assistance in homework. Your child does participate in one 50-minute period of fine arts per day. Her participation in math intervention solely depends her progress and she will be exited from intervention once she performs at a satisfactory rate on in class assessments and district benchmarks. Please encourage your child to view math as a subject that will only benefit her for the rest of her life. Your child has teachers and administrators that care about her so much that they use their lesson prep time to provide her with extra attention and instruction.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is horrible!!!!!! My Child is in an intervention group for math! My child takes math and reading courses after school! She signed up for an elective for PM and they keep her back from going to her elective! If this school is so involved for participation in the Fine Arts LET THE KIDS PARTICIPATE! Can't you teachers do it after school!?

  • (5 years ago)

    my daughter is in 4th grade & ever since kinder she has ALWAYS had wonderful teachersthe only person I was never pleased w/ was the principal but she got replaced...the fine arts classes have encouraged her many talents...new principal & fine arts building this year "2010" cant wait

  • (8 years ago)

    I believe this is by far the most outstanding school in the Phoenix District #1. It offers so many different possibilities for their students. They have great fine arts classes with great teachers who love their job and their students Keep up the good work Herrera School for the fine arts!

  • (8 years ago)

    I love the school. I also attended this school prior to my children attending. But they need to quit changing principals and start hiring better teacher and more aides.

  • (11 years ago)

    Herrera middle school has teachers that take time with the students on a one on one basis when neessary. My daughter was an 8th grade graduate and I was very pleased with their program which includes performing arts as well as academic studies.

  • (11 years ago)

    Mrs. Sarah Diaz is the best we need more dedicated teachers like her.

  • (12 years ago)

    Excellent teachers excellent school.

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