Ventana Vista Elementary School

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6085 N Kolb Rd

Tucson, AZ 85750

(520) 209-8000

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 452

Students Per Teacher: 16

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26 Parent Reviews for Ventana Vista Elementary School

This school (and this district, for that matter) is no longer concerned with promoting excellence.The unreasonably large 5th-grade classes and the ill-conceived idea to divide the curriculum by half year per subject is a poor strategy.The lower grades now paired together in multi-age classes is simply ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/04/13

The reason the Spanish Immersion students have higher AIMS scores than the regular/English classes is very simple. They do not have children with learning disabilities. The regular/English classes have a mix of gifted, above average, average, and below average. The parent who wrote about how "smart" ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/03/13

This is a good school going rapidly downhill due to a myopic Board. There are some excellent teachers, but one by one, they are leaving. The location or the school, the view of the mountains, the proximity to nature are truly wonderful aspects. Unfortunately there are major problems. The Principal, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/01/13

"The Spanish Immersion Program is fantastic. . ." Why is there such high teacher turnover for Spanish Immersion if it's so "fantastic?" .... High teacher turnover?! Please do your research also. Logically, as the students grow older new staff must be hired each year. It would be wrong to categorize ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/14/13

Kindergarden teacher is great !!! (Mrs. Perella)...2nd grade teacher not so great (Mrs. Tomiak)...They are planning to put first and second grade together next year (2013-2014) and i am not so sure this is appropiate.

Posted by a parent on 06/23/13

I'm devastated that we had to move! the best school ever. The 3rd grade teacher my kid had was so nice and loving. She actually cared for her students. The feeling was just wonderful, the principal is very nice, caring, understanding and friendly. Even the lady's/monitors that work helping with ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/08/13

The Spanish Immersion program is fantastic at Ventana Vista. Look it up: the AIMS test scores at VV are among the highest in the district and if you look at just the VV Spanish Immersion students, their test scores ARE the highest. These are exceptional students because of exceptional teachers and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/07/13

The last review (August 1 2012) is obviously written by someone who doesn't really have a child at this school.........very dishonest. 1. There is, in fact, a librarian and she is fantastic! Mrs. Wadsworth is loved by all the students and parents. 2. Ventana Vista is ranked FIRST in AIMS scores compared ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/15/12

We have been a part of Ventana Vista for many years. My review would be mixed, at best. Pros: Some outstanding teachers, great physical plant, FFO organization good at lots of extra activities; Cons: Principal, emotional bullying is allowed, there is no librarian (past was amazing - gone due to funding), ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/01/12

My son attended this school for two years. He is autistic and the staff, faculty and other students always worked hard to make him a part of the student body. He was put in typically developing classes, had full time assistance and adjustments were made in the curriculum to fit his abilities. I always ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/20/10

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Test Year: 2012
Ventana Vista Elementary School
Catalina Foothills Unified District
Arizona
* 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.

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Tucson schools — Ventana Vista Elementary School is located at 6085 N Kolb Rd, Tucson AZ 85750. 6085 N Kolb Rd is in the 85750 ZIP code in Tucson, AZ The school district for Ventana Vista Elementary School is the Catalina Foothills Unified District. Ventana Vista Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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