Hopi Day School

Tel: (928)734-2468
Grades KG-6
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Hopi Day School operates within the Keams Canyon Elementary School District.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades KG-6
Total Students n/a
Hopi Day School Total Students (2009-2011)
Gender % Hopi Day School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers n/a
Hopi Day School Total Teachers (2010-2014)

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio n/a 23:1
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
n/a 0.42
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
36%
Hopi Day School Eligible for Free Lunch (2009-2011)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
14%

District Comparison

School District Name Keams Canyon Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
n/a
1
Number of Students Managed n/a 311
Keams Canyon Elementary  School District Students Managed (2000-2006)
District Total Revenue n/a $3 MM
District Spending n/a $2 MM
District Revenue / Student n/a $9,449
District Spending / Student n/a $8,879
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2011 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Hopi Junior-senior High School (17.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Pinon Accelerated Middle School (26.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rocky Ridge Boarding School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kykotsmovi VillageRocky Ridge Boarding School
    Grades: KG-8
    0 miles
    Po Box 299
    Kykotsmovi VillageAZ 86039
    (928)725-3650
    0KG-8n/a
  • HotevillaHotevilla Bacavi Community School
    Grades: KG-8
    4.8 miles
    Po Box 48
    HotevillaAZ 86030
    (928)734-2462
    4.8KG-8n/a
  • Second MesaSecond Mesa Day School
    Grades: KG-6
    8.5 miles
    Hwy 264
    Second MesaAZ 86043
    (928)737-2571
    8.5KG-6n/a
  • PolaccaFirst Mesa Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6
    13.4 miles
    390 Main St
    PolaccaAZ 86042
    (928)737-2581
    13.4KG-6n/a
  • Keams CanyonHopi Junior-senior High School
    Grades: 7-12
    17.7 miles
    Po Box 337
    Keams CanyonAZ 86034
    (328)738-0139
    17.77-12n/a

School Reviews

I think Hopi Day School is a great school, for all parent considering taking your children to this school, I highly recommend it!! Its a great place to learn, they always make sure the children are well taken care of and always keep an eye out for any bad bahavior! I,myself attended this school and now I live in Phoenix, Az and im a nurse for the IHS here. I was in cross country @ this school, i enjoyed it very much. I got along great with all my teachers, they offer tutoring eveyday if you dont understand the subject in class and they work with you and teach you what you need to know or what your struggling with! Hopi Day School is located in Kykotsmovi, they also have buses that go to Hotevilla and to Keams Canyon and everywhere else between so children have no problems getting to school. I hope I met your interest and hope you recommend this school to anyone interested! Thank You and have a great day!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 05/30/11
I worked at Hopi Day School many years and I've never worked for a better principal than Dr. Thomas. He works extremely hard, literally twelve hour days. He does the budgets and always finds money for new equipment and the latest technology. HDS strives to be the best school in academics and the test scores were very strong - with improvements each year. The govenor of the state gave the school an award for its high scores on the SAT. The school is old - a historical landmark actually, but comfortable. Each teacher has an aide, usually Hopi, to teach language and culture. Parental involvement is not high - mostly concerned with sports but things were improving while I was there. If there are any negatives, I believe it's from the community which is sometimes difficult to please. He retired three times and was asked back.
- Posted by Teacher, 11/03/10
There are some very good and dedicated teachers there, but it could be a better school with a new, younger principal who actually listens to staff and parents.
- Posted by Administrator, 09/21/09
I was a teacher at Hopi Day School and found John Thomas to be one of the most dedicated principals I've ever worked for. He took a pay cut in order to give the students more. He was the most dedicated principals I've ever encountered over the past decade.
- Posted by Teacher, 09/01/08
Great teachers and TAs, but lousy principal--JOhn Thomas is an unprincipled liar who lacks integrity, has broken laws, and has seen a number of excellent staff members resign in protest of his actions. He needs to be fired.
- Posted by Parent, 09/26/07
Some effective teachers. Good academic program, but very very poor counseling services. Laws are broken (alcohol use) and the principal turns his head. The community wants him out!!!! I wouldn't send my child to this school again until he leaves. He is WAY over the hill, and needs to leave.
- Posted by Parent, 09/26/07

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