James W. Rice Primary School

  • James W. Rice Primary School serves 794 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (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 23% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • James W. Rice Primary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • James W. Rice Primary School's student population of 794 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students794 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James W. Rice Primary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,897 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James W. Rice Primary School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1227 out of 1897 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
81%
45%
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Black
10%
5%
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White
3%
38%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.340.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlhambra Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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