2040 W Omar Dr
Tucson, AZ 85704
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Marion Donaldson Elementary School serves 231 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Marion Donaldson Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 231 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Marion Donaldson Elementary School's student population of 231 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
231 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Marion Donaldson Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Marion Donaldson Elementary School is 0.64, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1029 out of 2120 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
17:1
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American Indian
3%
5%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
46%
46%
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Black
7%
6%
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White
39%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   2/24/2016
Absolutely AMAZING staff at this school!!! We switched from home schooling out of state due to a poor experience at public school in our small, rural state to public school at Donaldson. We thought in a good-sized city like Tucson we wouldn't have a good experience, but both of our children love it and are thriving. The staff here are the most caring, compassionate, and nurturing people. We feel so very lucky to have found such a wonderful school so full of people who truly care about their students AND families.
- Posted by Parent - famas
5   10/27/2014
My son and I are very pleased with this school and we are going to miss it terribly,he is in special education and they have helped him so much thank you for all that you have done for my son.
- Posted by Parent - sophi

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 231 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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