Manzanita School

Public K-5

 3000 E. Manzanita Ave.
       Tucson, AZ  85718


 (520) 209-7800

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District: Catalina Foothills Unified District

SchoolDigger Rank:
75th of 1,109 Arizona Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.7
Number of students:  603

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.8%
Hispanic:
22.1%
Asian:
6.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.6%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, August 4, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Manzanita School ranked better than 93.2% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranked 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Catalina Foothills Unified District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.2. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Manzanita School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Catalina Foothills Unified District. Racial makeup is: White (65.8%), Hispanic (22.1%), Asian (6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 10.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Manzanita School is 18.7, which is the highest among 5 elementary schools in the Catalina Foothills Unified District! (See more...)
Compare Manzanita School employs 32.1 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Manzanita School:

SchoolDigger ranks Manzanita School 75th of 1109 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Manzanita School in the ranking list.)

Catalina Foothills Unified District:

SchoolDigger ranks Catalina Foothills Unified District 28th of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Manzanita School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 90.58 37th 1062 96.5%
2010 93.25 23rd 1090 97.9%
2011 92.38 29th 1075 97.3%
2012 89.25 37th 1141 96.8%
2013 89.80 39th 1158 96.6%
2014 92.43 35th 1079 96.8%
2015 89.28 79th 955 91.7%
2016 91.46 74th 1079 93.1%
2017 87.04 134th 1106 87.9%
2018 92.20 75th 1109 93.2%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education Accountability Division

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by a parent
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Open Quote Our son has experienced borderline abusive, at best negligent, behavior from some of his past teachers in this school.

His first-grade teacher, for example, berated him regularly, made sarcastic, personal remarks to him frequently, and catastrophized minor behavioral incidents. She also displayed retaliatory behavior by not allowing him to go to the restroom in response to our complaints that he had been physically bullied when going to the restroom unattended. He wet his pants in class due to her not letting him use the restroom all day.

The larger concern is that administration is entirely non-responsive when complaints are filed. I have seen this sort of good-ol-boy, protect-our-own mentality run rampant before. I recognize it immediately as a problem at this school. They have a facade to uphold in order to protect their image above all else, regardless of the impact on the students and their well-being.

It is hit-and-miss at best with teachers. The administration, however, is out of touch and frighteningly unconcerned with valid, serious complaints against their staff. They are quick to deflect blame, and take zero accountability or ownership of what goes on in their school. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Open Quote Having come from a background in education, I am deeply concerned with what I have seen in this school over the past few years. The administration is more concerned with upholding a certain image than they are improving the quality of their education and staff.

In the most recent example of administrative incompetence, the police were called on my 7-year-old without us being notified. He was interrogated until he was crying without us present. According to one of the school's administrators, they had been having problems over the past few days with him "pinching kids' butts" and rough-housing. We were not notified of this, although we were in consistent email communication with that administrator throughout this time period. Without notifying us, the decision was made to file an incident report and have an officer come to 'make an impression'. Now my 7-year-old son is on record with the Sherrif's department for the above.

This is an example of the Manzanita adminstration's idea of "parent-teacher partnership".

Not only was this traumatic, it was also retaliatory - The administration was retaliating, I believe, because over several days leading up to this I had been voicing my concerns regarding members of their staff, as well as administration's failure to handle situations appropriately.

Our child goofs off from time to time, like most little boys, but this school has succeeded in potentially criminalizing a 7-year-old for horseplay, as well is doing real damage to his self-image through the teachers' and administrations' belittling, neglect and failure to appropriately handle valid concerns with their policy, procedure, and staff. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Manzanita School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 671 6 37 26 0 n/a n/a 0 526
1989 474 3 28 34 0 n/a n/a 59 598
1990 562 3 19 29 n/a n/a n/a 0 597
1991 554 4 24 31 0 n/a n/a 0 557
1992 557 3 27 27 4 n/a n/a 0 618
1993 585 4 41 36 0 n/a n/a 0 666
1994 577 4 37 37 1 n/a n/a 0 656
1995 552 5 33 29 0 n/a n/a 0 619
1996 552 5 33 29 0 n/a n/a 0 619
1997 534 5 29 40 0 n/a n/a 0 608
1998 510 5 30 37 0 n/a n/a 0 582
1999 503 9 33 33 0 n/a n/a 0 578
2000 489 5 36 37 1 n/a n/a 0 568
2001 439 4 30 35 1 n/a n/a 0 509
2002 427 8 34 48 2 n/a n/a 0 519
2003 427 8 34 48 2 n/a n/a 0 519
2004 422 8 38 47 4 n/a n/a 0 519
2005 373 3 43 50 4 n/a n/a 0 473
2006 364 4 48 50 4 n/a n/a 0 470
2007 354 4 54 51 4 n/a n/a 0 467
2008 336 5 54 57 1 n/a n/a 0 453
2009 345 5 62 72 0 n/a n/a 0 484
2010 398 8 70 95 1 n/a n/a 0 572
2011 379 8 81 113 1 1 14 0 597
2012 412 6 77 125 1 0 12 0 633
2013 429 4 77 124 1 0 13 0 648
2014 416 10 81 137 0 0 18 0 662
2015 409 7 55 128 1 1 20 0 621
2016 406 4 47 122 0 2 28 0 609
2017 397 6 36 133 0 4 27 0 603

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Manzanita School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 526 30.5 17.2 n/a
1989 598 34.5 17.3 n/a
1990 597 35.6 16.7 n/a
1991 557 29.5 18.8 n/a
1992 618 31.9 19.3 n/a
1993 666 35.4 18.8 n/a
1994 656 36.2 18.1 n/a
1995 619 34.1 18.2 n/a
1996 619 34.1 18.2 n/a
1997 608 32.4 18.8 n/a
1998 582 31.1 18.7 n/a
1999 578 26.2 22.1 n/a
2000 568 23.8 23.9 n/a
2001 509 29.1 17.5 n/a
2002 519 31.2 16.6 n/a
2003 519 31.2 16.6 n/a
2004 519 31.2 16.6 4.0
2005 473 29.3 16.1 5.5
2006 470 28.3 16.6 4.3
2007 467 30.0 15.6 8.6
2008 453 31.7 14.3 1.8
2009 484 31.7 15.3 4.1
2010 572 33.4 17.1 4.4
2011 597 31.9 18.7 6.2
2012 633 33.8 18.7 8.5
2013 648 33.9 19.1 8.2
2014 662 33.8 19.5 n/a
2015 621 33.0 18.8 9.5
2016 609 33.0 18.4 8.9
2017 603 32.1 18.7 10.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Manzanita School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 526 30.5 17.2 n/a
1989 598 34.5 17.3 n/a
1990 597 35.6 16.7 n/a
1991 557 29.5 18.8 n/a
1992 618 31.9 19.3 n/a
1993 666 35.4 18.8 n/a
1994 656 36.2 18.1 n/a
1995 619 34.1 18.2 n/a
1996 619 34.1 18.2 n/a
1997 608 32.4 18.8 n/a
1998 582 31.1 18.7 n/a
1999 578 26.2 22.1 n/a
2000 568 23.8 23.9 n/a
2001 509 29.1 17.5 n/a
2002 519 31.2 16.6 n/a
2003 519 31.2 16.6 n/a
2004 519 31.2 16.6 4.0
2005 473 29.3 16.1 5.5
2006 470 28.3 16.6 4.3
2007 467 30.0 15.6 8.6
2008 453 31.7 14.3 1.8
2009 484 31.7 15.3 4.1
2010 572 33.4 17.1 4.4
2011 597 31.9 18.7 6.2
2012 633 33.8 18.7 8.5
2013 648 33.9 19.1 8.2
2014 662 33.8 19.5 n/a
2015 621 33.0 18.8 9.5
2016 609 33.0 18.4 8.9
2017 603 32.1 18.7 10.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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