School Details

Huachuca Mountain Elementary School

3228 Saint Andrews, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650
(520) 515-2714
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 569 students 17 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

82%
77%
69%
85%
86%
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
  • Sierra Vista Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
70%
62%
88%
83%
75%
72%
68%
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
  • Sierra Vista Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
69%
63%
89%
85%
80%
59%
53%
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
  • Sierra Vista Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
72%
61%
90%
87%
80%
74%
65%
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
  • Sierra Vista Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Huachuca Mountain Elementary School is a public middle school in Sierra Vista. 569 students go to Huachuca Mountain Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 6% of the Huachuca Mountain Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 27% of the 569 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School is 17:1. Joyce Clark Middle School (Formerly Sierra Vista M is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 49%
Multiracial 5% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 4% 6%
Hispanic 27% 32%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 37%
Limited English proficiency 6% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I can't say enough great things about this school and the teachers. My son has done amazing in this school. For not being a title 1 schoo l they raise their own money and do very well.

  • (2 years ago)

    Being an Army family and moving around quite often we have experienced great schools. Unfortunately this was not one of them. We had a horrible experience. My son cried and did not want to go to school even for Halloween. This is the first bad experience he has ever encountered in a school. He is in the fifth grade and did not like his teacher. While meeting with the assistant (interim) principal I was told that this meeting would be confidential until I met with the principal. The teacher confronted him in the classroom within a couple of hours after the meeting. I did not want to send him back into the classroom that he felt so uncomfortable attending. When I requested another teacher I was told that I could not switch until the principal approved the transfer. Because the principal was in a training I asked her to call me so that I could figure out what to do with my child being out of school. The principal did not return my phone call until Monday morning four days later. By that time we had figured out that my son's education was not the principal's priority. We switched schools the next day and the kids are now very happy at the other school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter attended HM for kindergarten during our short stay in Sierra Vista. The staff was very welcoming and made my daughter feel part of the class. I was surprised at how rigorous the academic workload was even for kindergarten with weekly homework assignments that required substantial time and effort. The schedule the students follow in class is also very full. They definitely take learning very seriously at Huachuca Mountain. I highly recommend this school over any other in Sierra Vista.

  • (5 years ago)

    It participates (with mychurch) in an after-school tutoring program.

  • (6 years ago)

    The staff and administration at Huachuca Mountain are great. My son has loved every one of his teachers. He enjoys learning is challenged and feels safe and cared for at his school - right down to the lunch ladies and custodians! Definitely a smart school choice for those who are looking...

  • (7 years ago)

    This is the best school in the S.V district! Very active PTO which brings a lot of great funding to the school. Teachers are uplifting for the most part but some are not as active with participation as I am used to seeing. Very friendly office staff. Academics are okay but then again...it is Arizona.

  • (7 years ago)

    Dissapointed that my request for the teacher I wanted for my daughter wasn't granted. Although my sons 4th grade teacher last year was awsome. Thank you Mrs. Meeker.

  • (7 years ago)

    Enthusiastic teachers and staff and involved parents create a wonderful school in Sierra Vista. After relocating from the east coast where education standards are slightly higher my son adapted well and has been performing well in class.

  • (9 years ago)

    Most are seasoned teachers who still have enthusiasm and will challenge kids. Main problem we've had is that there are many 'lower' level students whose needs must be attended to before the higher achievers. This frustrates teachers and the high achievers. Gifted program leaves much to be desired as does the assessment test for entrance to the program. Relatively high parent involvement open door policy on teacher and administrative ends. P.E. is the weakest program music art fifth grade band are very good programs. Overall very good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son attended this school for 3 years. He had a wonderful cheerful teacher his first year and did quite well.

  • (9 years ago)

    We recently moved to Arizona and found that the staff at Huachuca Mountain Elementary were very welcoming to our son. Thanks for being such a great staff!

  • (11 years ago)

    Having only dealt w/Huachuca Elem. for the past 4 months. I find the staff to be one of the best. You are greeted with a friendly staff and the teacher Mrs. Miller has been there for the kids and is willing to go the extra mile. She is an asset to the community as well as the school. I have been quite happy that my child has been able to attend this school. I would like to see the community come together and work P.E. Music and Art back into the curriculum. Artistic expression is something every child needs. We need to offer them another avenue of learning along with the basics. To open a childs mind. We need to remember there is more than one way to teach. Learning thru play learning thru expression.

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