School Details

Gallego Basic Elementary School

6200 S. Hemisphere Place, Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-3000
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 666 students 16 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

64%
49%
69%
83%
67%
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
  • Sunnyside Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
46%
62%
84%
63%
75%
52%
36%
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
  • Sunnyside Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
48%
63%
91%
70%
80%
56%
34%
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
  • Sunnyside Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gallego Basic Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tucson. The principal of Gallego Basic Elementary School is Dr. Debra Bergman. 666 children attend Gallego Basic Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 26% of the Gallego Basic Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 71% of the 666 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Gallego Basic Elementary School is 16:1. Los Ninos Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 87% 88%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 5% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 0%
Limited English proficiency 26% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school are slowly booted out all good teacher.It going down hill not like it use to be.Iam not recommended this school.The leadership does not appreciate all the hard work teacher sad but true.They need better management and leadership.

  • (1 year ago)

    I absolutly love this school. The teachers are great and the focus on the childrena education is awesome. They are going to a k-6 next yeat and im excited for that because the kids will be able to continue there growth without any set backs due to change of environment. I love Gallego

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school. My children went their last year my third grader advanced way faster than he did in his last school and his teacher was one of the best teachers I have ever met. Ms Hernandez is the best. My daughter started kindergarten last year and she is so far ahead in her reading because of her teacher Mrs. Logan and the wonderful Spalding phonics program they have at this school. The staff is very nice and this school deals with bully issues fast and in an appropriate manner.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to this school today (3/3/11) to register my son. there was graffiti on the signs of the school there are these huge gates surrounding the parking lot there was trash in the parking lot as well. when i went it the two ladies in the front were talking did not welcome me then they both looked up at me said nothing and went on with their conversion when one finally came to speak with me she was rude very rude she gave the things i needed and she went to make copies of things i i brought she told me my proof of address would not work a letter from my work a state paper with my address and my D.L but because i live with my parents they wanted a notarized paper saying that and things with my parents names on them. there is no need for that it is very rude of them to ask for these types of things and they need to work on being nicer i was not allowed to walk around the school meet the principal or any teachers. kinda makes you wonder if i could of done 0 starts i would have. i really wanted my son to go here too

  • (4 years ago)

    I was very disappointed with this school. This was a great school until they got a new principal. She approved a new school built that has no water fountains or restroom access while the children are playing outside. She is constantly yelling at the children which is very inappropriate and is never available to parents. Teachers are constantly apologizing for her rude behavior. I do not recommend this school and hope there are some positive changes made soon.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my daughter's 3rd year at Gallego. She has successfully maintained a straight "A" average in all her both regular and Sun program for the full 3 years. Please do not change a thing. It is an awesome Magnet School. The teachers are awesome and the principal is outstanding. Do I recommend this school? Guess!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school it rocks i wint thair for 3 years

  • (9 years ago)

    I taught at this school for 2 years. It was a wonderful experience to work with such a dedicated intelligent knowledgable loving caring group of educators. If I still lived in Tucson I would be delighted to send my children there!

  • (9 years ago)

    Gallego has a challenging curriculum and is focused on making the most of the actual education of the child. They focus on phonics based instruction for reading writing and spelling. Gallego is the host for the gifted program for elementary age children within the Sunnyside district. This school has an emphasis on encouraging students to become leaders and it provides a foundation for hard work and achievement. This is the best elementary school in the district.

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