School Details

Lineweaver Elementary School

461 South Bryant, Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 232-7700
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 452 students 18 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

85%
60%
69%
84%
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

72%
55%
65%
81%
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

69%
55%
63%
80%
73%
79%
64%
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

Lineweaver Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tucson. The principal of Lineweaver Elementary School is Margaret Scott. 452 students go to Lineweaver Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 7% of the Lineweaver Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 43% of the 452 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lineweaver Elementary School is 18:1. Bonillas Elementary Basic Curriculum Magnet School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 47% 55%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 31%
Asian 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 60%
Limited English proficiency 7% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Amazing Leadership at Lineweaver. Possibly the best principal in the district. Also as parents we have been pleased with all the teachers our two students have had while there. I can think of no other school better fit to serve students.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an excellent school alive and vibrant full of parent participation and active teachers who go out of their way to help students achieve their very best. Our child had been at a TUSD magnet school that had perpetually falling (depressing!) enrollment annual budget cuts and apathetic parent participation. It was hard but we are so glad we moved. The principal is responsive the PTA is fantastic and the student-body is a great mix of kids. Our child is thriving in a way she never did before and her 5th grade GATE teacher is absolutely amazing. She'll get to fly a plane through the Wright Flight program and has been studying the physics of lift and force. The OMA Orchestra teacher is an amazing violinist and the PTA funds the OMA director - who is a true asset for the school. It offers choir Student Council a chess club sports (track and field and cross-country) an "honors recorder" program and much much more. It's also conveniently located near Randolph Park for after-school activities through Parks n' Rec and just a few blocks from the Columbus Library. Truly an educational gem.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our granddaughter has been attending Lineweaver for three years and we have seen very positive growth for her both academically and socially. We are very pleased with the environment at the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids go to lineweaver Great School I thought so at first.. Every school has it's downfalls.. But this is no place to send your third grader for exceptional education.. I was proud to support the school but not so much now.. The lack of respect and lack of understanding for children with special needs is out the door. I as a parent witness aids yell at special ed student ignore them disrespect them and could care less if they are on the cell phone during class hours and doing their own personal matter on school time. The teachers that I have delt with in the past have been noting but great but once it turned third grade special ed.. It's gone down hill from there... They need to understand every child is different and need to teach and aproach each individual differently. I would tell all the parents to evaulate the teacher and the staff before considering putting your child in this setting if you have a child with behavior or special needs.

  • (2 years ago)

    My family loves Lineweaver. I have one child who is a graduate from there and one currently enrolled. It's a hidden jewel in midtown with terrific teachers a very ambitious and engaged principal a wonderful fine arts program that makes music and art accessible to all children and a great after school program. The parents are very involved and consistently raise big dollars to support the school considering that it is not a school with a wealthy demographic. And the GATE program is one of the best things going in TUSD. If I had to do it all aver again I'd still chose Lineweaver!

  • (2 years ago)

    Since the new principal arrived things are even better. Lineweaver has a very caring staff and great parental involvement.

  • (3 years ago)

    Lineweaver is like an extension of our family. My kids look forward to going to school every day. The teachers are awesome!!!! The OMA program and OMA instructors are AMAZING! The before/after school program (Cub Club) is a fun safe and affordable option for those of us who have work schedules that conflict with school start and end times. I feel truly blessed to have my kids in such a GREAT school!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My granddaughter gets a good education in academics and the arts at Lineweaver Elementary

  • (5 years ago)

    Lineweaver is involved in the OMA (Opening Minds Through the Arts) program and my daughter who has attended the school since first grade has just absolutely flourished because of this program. The school provides a 'no bullying' theme all year round. Except for this year because funding in the district has been cut a counselor would go around to the classes and give useful community tips and advice on how to be a good neighbor. The teachers that I have encountered are enthusiastic and involved in the school activities during and after hours. We are stationed overseas this year but my daughter still feels like Lineweaver is her school. That surely says a lot about the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers! And the GATE program

  • (5 years ago)

    I find that Lineweaver is a very nice school. The teachers and staff of the school are very nice and make time to speak with you.

  • (5 years ago)

    We are an OMA (Opening Minds through the Arts) school and houses an all day GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program. We mix neighborhood kids and 'magnet' kids for the best for everyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    School quality and morale seem to have diminished in the last couple of years. Not sure if it's due to new administrator and/or related to budget cuts. Would like to see principal connect more with the children. Great teachers though!

  • (6 years ago)

    Many concerns haven't been responded to by the principal. Not many fighting in the best interest of the child parent feedback isn't valued. NO graded work has been returned this year GATE grades seem arbitrary. GATE options in TUSD are very limited and not very encouraging... we're stuck here.

  • (6 years ago)

    Lineweaver integrates the GATE program and the general ed programs nicely. The OMA program is tops. Lineweaver does not do well with 504 plans or IEPs for children with the need for extra support. Home/school communication is brief and often lacking in vital information. Child advocacy is not number one in this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Strong teachers in general( Kinder teachers exceptional!) strong academic scores fantastic GATE ( Gifted and Talented Education) program Opening Minds through the Arts school P.E. teacher amazing PTA and top notch music program ( top notch music director)!

  • (8 years ago)

    Pretty good for a public school in Tucson.

  • (8 years ago)

    We have had a rough year. The school itself is a friendly place and the children seem well behaved. But our concerns aren't well addressed by the current principal. Hopefully this will change but until then we remain concerned. Also the quality of the GATE education is rather less than impressive.

  • (8 years ago)

    Very good GATE program 5th grade teacher exceptional. Some students in GATE have behavior problems requiring medication. Their behavior can be very disruptive. Lots of after school activities and after school care available. Music program is great.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have had three children attend Lineweaver and have been very happy. They have an outstanding music program funded by tax credit dollars. The faculty is very good to outstanding and the school has quite good parent involvement.

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