Hopi Day School

  • Hopi Day School serves 156 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.

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School Overview

  • Hopi Day School's student population of 156 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students156 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Hopi Day School
Total Classroom Teachers (12-13)7 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Hopi Day School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)10-14%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hopi Day School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)20-24%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hopi Day School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio (09-10)15:117:1
American Indian
100%
6%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Hopi Day School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
n/a
45%
Black
n/a
5%
White
n/a
38%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hopi Day School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.000.65
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hopi Day School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHopi Day School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.63 out of 5  (8 reviews)
4  
I was a student there at HDS. It is a great school but the problem for me was that I was bullied by this girl and they tried everything they could but that didn't stop her.
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4  
being at this school is AWESOME. there are fun teachers.
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5  
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!!
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5  
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.
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2  
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.
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5  
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.
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2  
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.
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2  
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.
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