School Details

Ochoa Elementary School

101 W. 25th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 225-6060
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 202 students 12 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

76%
59%
69%
68%
69%
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
  • Tucson Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
54%
62%

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
  • Tucson Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
55%
63%
66%
73%
80%

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
  • Tucson Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ochoa Elementary School is a public elementary school in Tucson. The principal of Ochoa Elementary School is Heidi Aranda. 202 students attend Ochoa Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; American Indian/Alaskan Native; and Black, non-Hispanic. 31% of the Ochoa Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 202 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ochoa Elementary School is 12:1. Drachman Primary Magnet School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% 61%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 12% 4%
Multiracial 1% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Asian 0% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 60%
Limited English proficiency 31% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Our kids went here for kindergarten and first grade and we really tried to give it a chance and let them develop the programming they are working on. Unfortunately in our experience everything fell to pieces. Classroom management was horrible. No physical education art or science. Sad to say but the school really let us down.

  • (1 year ago)

    Don't be put off by the rating which is based on old and biased data. Ochoa became a Reggio Emilia inspired magnet school a few years ago and is now a lovely school committed to supporting our children's right to a meaningful education. We love this school. Our child learns through discovery inquiry and collaboration. Staff at Ochoa are warm and supportive. Each child is given individual attention and is known by name. Teachers bring out the best of their students by following the children's interests and facilitating projects. The classroom environments and gardens "the third teacher" are beautiful and natural rather than over-stimulating. Ochoa feels more peaceful (with fewer behavioural issues) than other schools we've visited perhaps because the Reggio approach promotes respectful and caring dialogue. We love this school and hope that more adopt the Reggio Emilia approach in years to come!

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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