School Details

Ford Elementary School

8001 East Stella Road, Tucson, AZ 85730
(520) 731-4300
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 369 students 20 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

56%
60%
69%
56%
68%
75%

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
  • Tucson Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
55%
65%
64%
72%
77%

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
  • Tucson Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
55%
63%
83%
73%
79%
56%
47%
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 2013
  • Tucson Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ford Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tucson. The principal of Ford Elementary School is Juanita Condit. 369 students go to Ford Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 4% of the Ford Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 50% of the 369 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ford Elementary School is 20:1. Dietz Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 45% 55%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% 4%
Asian 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 31%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 60%
Limited English proficiency 4% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    My oldest daughter who went through all grades at Ford were great. My other daughter is now in 2nd there and has also gone to Ford since Kinder. The school is a great school and bully free. I see more parents getting involved more than ever. Teachers are dedicated and I feel comfortable with my daughter going there. Its now the only school in area that goes up to 6th grade.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am extremely pleased with this school. My daughter attended four schools in three years because I was unable to find a suitable environment for her. She does not require any special services above the expected safe environment dedicated staff and educational value. This is her second year at Ford and my son who started Kinder this year is also attending. I actually moved our residence so we would be in the correct area and not have to depend on open enrollment. The teachers are dedicated to teaching the students and giving them every opportunity to learn. The staff are fantastic always a welcome and helping hand. Even the students seem to show a different level of respect towards one another something that is lacking in many areas of our society.

  • (7 years ago)

    I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone unless you want somthing close to your house. I had two children who attend Ford last year and they didn't learn anything that they didn't already know from me and the previous school that my oldest attended.

  • (8 years ago)

    I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone unless you're looking for convenience. It's not as structured as my child's last school and I haven't found that their learning anything.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. I have two children who receive special services. Both childrens needs have been met and more. This is such a caring community within the school from the principal the teachers the additional staff and parents that I will continue my childrens education here until they are on to middle school. I have high praises for Ford and their ability to meet the student and the parents needs.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school ws great. I had two children graduate from there and my third will be going in the fall. HTe staff is very helpful and great to work with.

  • (10 years ago)

    Ford is an awesome school. I love the principal and the teachers. I had much contact with the staff due to my kindergartener's ADHD related behavior problems. I really like the leadership program and the bully-proof program!

  • (11 years ago)

    do not like the principal the teachers are not real good

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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