Marion Donaldson Elementary School

2040 W Omar Dr
Tucson, AZ 85704
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
5.00 (2 reviews)
Marion Donaldson Elementary School serves 296 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 13:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Marion Donaldson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Marion Donaldson Elementary School's student population of 296 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students296 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 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 0.59, 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 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 Ratio13:118:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
47%
45%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
44%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.590.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAmphitheater Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Marion Donaldson Elementary School is Pima County Jted Cosmetology (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Lawrence W Cross Middle School (1.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tucson Lawrence W Cross Middle School Math: 50% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 662 students
    1.5 miles
    1000 W. Chapala Dr.
    Tucson, AZ 85704
    (520) 696-5000
    1.5 6-8 662
  • Tucson Robert Richardson Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 380 students
    1.5 miles
    6901 N Camino De La Tierra
    Tucson, AZ 85741
    (520) 696-8801
    1.5 K-6 380
  • Tucson Lifelong Learning Academy Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 10 students
    1.6 miles
    3295 W. Orange Grove
    Tucson, AZ 85741
    (520) 219-4383
    1.6 K-8 10
  • Tucson Pima County Jted Cosmetology Vocational School
    Grades: 11-12
    1.6 miles
    5850 North Seanifer
    Tucson, AZ 85741
    (520) 352-5833
    1.6 11-12 n/a
  • Tucson J Robert Hendricks Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-6 | 467 students
    1.7 miles
    3400 W Orange Grove Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85741
    (520) 696-8400
    1.7 K-6 467

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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.
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