School Details

Skyline Ranch Elementary School

1084 W. San Tan Hills, Queen Creek, AZ 85243
(480) 888-7520
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 808 students 19 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

79%
66%
69%
84%
78%
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
  • Florence Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
56%
62%
81%
70%
75%
66%
57%
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
  • Florence Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
56%
63%
88%
78%
80%
33%
39%
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
  • Florence Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
55%
61%
80%
78%
80%
56%
48%
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
  • Florence Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
60%
64%
88%
85%
86%

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
  • Florence Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
57%
59%
57%
67%
70%
56%
58%
63%

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
  • Florence Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Skyline Ranch Elementary School is a public middle school in San Tan Valley. The principal of Skyline Ranch Elementary School is Mr. Toby Haugen and can be contacted at thaugen@fusdaz.org. 808 children attend Skyline Ranch Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 9% of the Skyline Ranch Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 52% of the 808 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Skyline Ranch Elementary School is 19:1. Circle Cross Ranch K8 School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 53% 55%
Hispanic 33% 30%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 2%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.8% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 52%
Limited English proficiency 9% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    We were skeptical at first with some word of mouth information about the school when we moved to the area but we are so glad we went with our guts and chose this school! My children attending Skyline Ranch. Everyone is so friendly the teachers we've had are amazing and they love what they do it shows! So happy to have my children attend Skyline Ranch!

  • (8 months ago)

    Skyline Ranch Elementary is a great place to learn! The school has made amazing changes over the past few years and we're excited to send our kids there.

  • (8 months ago)

    I am pleased with the education that my kindergartner received last year. He transferred mid year and was really behind with his reading. by the end of the school year thanks to his teacher he was up to speed and is now reading short books. I really appreciate the teacher's daily emails to keep parents updated on the kids curriculum it really helped me help my child achieve success. I am looking forward to the next 8 years of my child's education at skyline ranch.

  • (12 months ago)

    SKYLINE RANCH is an amazing school with the BEST admin and teachers-all employees are wonderful!!! Every member of the Skyline Staff has made a difference in one way or another for my children that have been attending Skyline since kindergarden we are currently on year 7. The entire staff demonstrate positive behaviors and a culture like no other which has changed grown and improved over the past couple of years. The teachers care about the students and encourage them to do their best in everything they do academics sports behavior attitute BARK!!! I look forward to the next couple of years Skyline!

  • (1 year ago)

    I have loved Skyline Ranch for my Kindergarten son! He had ADHD and his teacher has been amazing! He has improved in all areas since the beginning of the year and has learned so much so far. The staff is always friendly. I feel like this is a safe school that looks out for the students safety. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a great school in this area.

  • (1 year ago)

    Skyline Ranch K-8 Very pleased with all the staff & every single teacher my child has had thus far. We have been @ this school for 6 yrs & will continue to be a part of it. Looking forward to another awesome yr. with a lot of new faces (principle & vice principle teachers etc) Finally I can say I feel safe with the way the drop off & pick up for students has evolved. Awesome School fun& friendly staff that are willing to educate our students & willing to answer any parents questions or concerns. Thank you Skyline Ranch K-8 for encouraging my kids to strive to the fullest of All their achievements!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids are new to this school this year. I like how involved the staff is with the kids. I like how they take time to take turns to supervise the kids from before school to after. I like how they are very concerned with the safety I the kids. It eases my mind. Seeing this is there first year at Skyline I can't comment on the education. I'm waiting to see. But as for the staff they are great!

  • (1 year ago)

    Wow what a difference with the new administrators. They are everywhere. I went in to put money on my son's lunch account and all three were in the cafeteria supervising the kids. My son says they are in there everyday. Each morning when I drop off my son they are they are in the front of the building welcoming the kids. It really is a pleasant change from the past few years. My son loves going to school this year and always talks about kids getting awards for good behavior. I see a lot of great things happening at the school. If it continues this is going to be a great year. Great job Florence for putting new administrators in the school. The teachers seem very happy too.

  • (1 year ago)

    My children have been going to this school for 3 years and I have seen a lot of improvement in the quality of care provided to the students. The staff is nice and really treats the students like family. This school offers a lot of extra curricular activities for the students to be involved in.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school improving every year... Office staff can be a little bet more friendly. Was given a tour by Jackie very friendly answerd my question and the princpal toook time to speak to our family. My girls love the school and their Bully prevention program. I was even offered a parenting community class.

  • (3 years ago)

    love it MUCH better than when we were at skyline ranch my daughters grades went up the teacher still enjoys teaching unlike teachers we have had at schools past. love the people in the office and everyone is more than willing to help when we have a question.

  • (3 years ago)

    Horrible school. I taught here for one year and they have NO interest in your children! Just interested in how many kids they can fit into a classroom!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is probably the one of the worst schools my children have ever attended!!! Kids are out of control in the classrooms teachers and administration do nothing about it even after being reported several times. The administration is terrible the people who work the front desk are are only there to collect a paycheck and really don't care what happens at the school as long as they are getting paid. Do not send your child to this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is lacking from the moment it starts. This school year started with all the parents and students showing up for registration and NONE of the schedules being ready for 6 to 8 grade. When they did print them they were incorrect. Missing classes and incorrect classes. Then a quarter into the year they issued the teachers a lesson plan and started a "Reteach" program. Kids sit a hear the same thing they have already learned in the regular math and english classes. It has no enrichment portion even though that is part of the name of these new classes. It is mid year and there are schedule problems again. There is no challenge in the classroom. (When a teacher says they are challenging your child but they have a 99% to 100% in the class there is no learning occuring.) Add into all of this that there is NO involvement by parents. I went to a PTO meeting and there were 6 people present including me and the PTO board. I was offered the open position on the board because I showed up. I am looking for a private school for both of my kids. Put your kid in a charter school like eduprize or Ben Franklin.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been ecstatic with the teachers and principal. That is what is most important in a school!

  • (5 years ago)

    When we moved to Skyline I heard many bad things about the school but couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised they were wrong. I have been so impressed with the teachers commitment to the kids and the value of learning they are teaching. Parent involvement really makes a big impact on how children learn and I think that if the parents take an active role in their children the teachers will be able to succeed more. The bad reviews are from years ago and the rating on this site does not reflect the current status of the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school! The teachers and staff are very friendly and my son really enjoys going to this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think the test scores speak for themselves. We all have opinions and very specific experiances. Even as a very involved parent without the combined effort from the teacher it remains a losing battle. Teaching is not a 'job' it is a career choice and should be treated that way by every teacher or they are in teaching for the wrong reasons. Unfortunatly our teachers are not graded as our students are and if they were many of them would have to change their ways or be on their way. This is a result of the Florence District allowing low standards to be kept by their teaching staff. My son repeatedly complains about how tired he is of the teachers yelling. That really does not make a pleasant learning environment. I don't blame the teachers I blame FUSD for establishing and maintaining incredibly low standards.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two boys that attend this school and can say nothing but great things about it! I have never had a problem here and the teachers that I have dealt with over the last two years have been great. As far as overcrowding is concerned you show me a public school that doesn't have 20-30 kids per class. I'm thirty years old and they had the same problem back when I was in school. Overall I would rate Skyline a great and safe school to attend.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently an 8th grader at Skyline Ranch. I have attended this school for about four years and would have to admit that this school has changed big time since the first year! Most teachers care for the students to succeed in their class.

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