School Details

Charlotte Patterson Elementary School

7520 S. Adora Blvd., Gilbert, AZ 85298
(480) 224-3600
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 & ungraded 723 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

90%
81%
69%
94%
87%
78%

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 2014
  • Chandler Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
75%
62%
93%
86%
75%
87%
77%
58%

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 2014
  • Chandler Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
75%
63%
96%
88%
80%
85%
69%
52%

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 2014
  • Chandler Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
77%
61%
96%
91%
80%
79%
75%
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 2014
  • Chandler Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Charlotte Patterson Elementary School is a public middle school in Queen Creek. The principal of Charlotte Patterson Elementary School is Kris Palbykin. 723 students go to Charlotte Patterson Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 19% of the 723 students here get reduced lunch prices. Willie & Coy Payne Jr. High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 57%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 8%
Asian 6% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 6%
Hispanic 18% 26%
Multiracial 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    My two youngest children attend Patterson Elementary and I can honestly say that it is the best quality school around. I compare it to other schools that my children have attended and Patterson comes out ahead in every area. The teachers work hard to teach my children. Time and time again they have figured out ways to keep them excited about learning. Each child is unique to them and they treat them as important individuals. The principal is approachable and supportive. She is warm and sweet with the students. It's obvious that the teachers enjoy her and feel comfortable around her too. She is a confident principal who allows the teachers to use their strengths and insight to benefit the students. Patterson's PTO is phenomenal and it shows by the huge successes each of our events has been. The PTO volunteers are at the school as many hours as the teachers most days. I'm really grateful to them for everything they've done for our school. I have had many opportunities to be at Patterson and the entire staff has been friendly and inviting with me without exception. It's not hard to say goodbye to my children each day with this environment. Thank you Patterson!

  • (6 months ago)

    My children have attended Patterson for the last 4 years. The teachers are incredible. They work hard to help the students. If it wasn't for the teachers I would change to another school. The new Principle is not as involved as the last in my opinion. The office staff is not friendly. Hardly ever do you get greeted when you walk in the door. I've been grilled as to where in the school am I going when signing in which you state on the sign in form where you are going in the school. It makes a parent want to not come to the school to help the staff. The PTO is a joke. They purchase products for the school that the principle wants not what the teachers need. I've heard this first hand from the teachers. I've heard rumors that not all the PTO money being spent has been approved by the PTO board first. Which is a violation of their rules and the District as well. I had to word things in a certain way on this survey in order to not name names. But it is past time for a change within the PTO.

  • (1 year ago)

    Patterson is such a warm and friendly learning environment. I transferred my child from an only CTA school to Patterson which has a choice of a Traditional or Classic curriculum. The atmosphere is extremely loving and not sterile or high pressure that I felt at the other CTA campuses. I have seen my child thrive this school year. I appreciate how the principal is never slacking when it comes to the safety of her students. I have recommended this school to friends and family!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Patterson Elementary is a terrific school. As a parent I have witnessed how the teachers go above and beyond for their students. They genuinely care about the kids. I have had wonderful interactions with the principal office staff and nurse. My whole family feels as if we are part of the Patterson Elementary family. We are looking forward to another great year when we return in July.

  • (1 year ago)

    My children have attended Patterson Elementary since the school opened! I am very pleased with the well rounded education my children have received. The administration is very supportive of the families and the staff. Teachers go above and beyond each and every day to make my children's learning authentic and exciting! Thank you for all you do!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has been great. Sure the teachers are tough but it is school and it is good for kids to understand that learning comes first. We have had a great experience and would recommend the Patterson Classic prorgram to anyone.

  • (1 year ago)

    My wife and I moved into Chandler from a neighboring district just so our kids could attend Chandler schools. Charlotte Patterson certainly makes the move worth it! The school is extremely clean and shows a sense of pride among the students and staff. I've never walked into the office and not felt welcome. The principal is always visible and very involved I've seen her giving personal tours of the school to potential parents and students numerous times. I love having the flexibility to choose between the CTA program and the classic program. All of the teachers I've had experiences with truly seem to love their jobs and care about their students. I also enjoy being a part of a school that expects the students to always do their best and everyone is held accountable for their actions.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have many friends whose children attend Patterson. They are continually telling me this school has a great staff. I have attended several events at Patterson and I am amazed by the friendly atmosphere created by both staff and students. Activities are both educational and family fun orientated for all age groups. Check this school out you won't be disappointed!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great. Teachers are strict. However when I volunteer my time I over hear the other teachers complain that the Principal is very controlling to her teachers and children. The halls are so quiet during the day. Can't hear a peep!

  • (2 years ago)

    From the administration faculty & staff to the parent volunteers this school is a breath of fresh air! I am so amazed by the way the teachers engage and really dive in to help their students. I really believe in this school because the entire school community goes above and beyond to invest in the students in the aspects of academics character and leadership. The Principal is not afraid to have fun with the kids and has created a great relational culture at the school. I would definitely recommend Charlotte Patterson Elementary to any family.

  • (2 years ago)

    Patterson is a wonderful school ! The quality of the teachers go above and beyond as does the staff. The office is welcoming appealing and friendly. It is a great first impression of the school. The parent involvement is unsurpassed. Having the choice between classic and cta is a plus for families who have children with different learning needs. I would highly recommend this school to any family looking for a quality education in a great environment!

  • (2 years ago)

    Ok school! It gets a big fat 0 when it comes to safty! Needs a 3-way stop sign at the corner of Dunbar and Adora Blvd! Needs to be zoned.."School Zone".And a "No Cell Phone "Zone!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school does have good teachers however the principal is highly controlling and the school is not open to visitors or parent participation in all aspects of the day.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is our first year at Patterson and we transferred in from a neighboring district. Our kids and we could not be happier with the environment and the curriculum that this school offers. There is an obvious caring for the students and the teachers are experienced patient and fully invested in their students' outcomes. We chose the Traditional Program for our 2nd grader and kinder and have been amazed with how much they have learned so far. My 2nd grader had to basically re-learn everything that had been taught his first two years at our former school and with commitment from my son and his teacher he is scoring well and has strong social and educational support. I feel that he is finally being challenged to succeed. Socially there is a positive atmosphere throughout the school and the parents are welcome to be involved as much as they want to. The communication is frequent and constructive.The principal is kind professional and engaged with the families. Her front office staff are friendly and helpful. I can't say enough wonderful words about this school. We are so glad that we are here!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my son's second year at this school and we are VERY happy here! I love that the school offers both the Chandler Traditional Academy(CTA) and classic pathways to choose from. The teachers have all been great and the principal is very involved and active with the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    We made the difficult decision to change schools mid-year. However we couldn't be happier at Charlotte Patterson. The Principal and staff have been very helpful with the transition. I can't say enough kind words about my daughter's teacher. Finally my daughter is getting challenged to her ability. It is amazing what she is learning )

  • (4 years ago)

    I moved from out of state into Patterson and could not be more thrilled with this school. It is still new and hopefully will be rated at a 10 (which it deserves) soon. The school is great on all levels. The academics are outstanding and the staff is caring on all levels from the principal to the teachers to the cafeteria staff. It is not your average school but a wonderful school in a top notch district!

  • (4 years ago)

    Very good school. However one would expect the AIMS scores for this school to be in the 90s for all grade levels and subject matters but that is not the case. The scores are good but in Arizona anything below 90% on these tests is a bit concerning. They do a great job but can improve.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our son was at Patterson for Kindergarten in the CTA program. We absolutely love the school staff if friendly and welcoming. Parent involvement is regularly saught. I wish there were transportation for those of us out of district we'll have to switch schools this year due to such a long comute (

  • (5 years ago)

    All i can say about this school is WOW! I also had our child in another school in the same district so I was not expecting such a contrast. It just goes to show that when brilliant minds work together there can be some amazing results. The principal here makes all the difference she thinks outside the box.

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