Fireside Elementary School

Public PK, KG-6

 3725 E. Love Cactus Drive
       Phoenix, AZ  85050


(602) 449-4700

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District: Paradise Valley Unified District (4241)

SchoolDigger Rank:
15th of 1,039 Arizona Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,563 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.9
Number of students:  824

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.5%
Asian:
9.2%
Hispanic:
8.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2.9%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Arizona Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Fireside Elementary School ranks better than 98.6% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranks first among 24 ranked elementary schools in the Paradise Valley Unified District (4241)! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.37. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Fireside Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Paradise Valley Unified District (4241). Racial makeup is: White (77.5%), Asian (9.2%), Hispanic (8.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 2.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Paradise Valley Unified District (4241). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fireside Elementary School is 17.9. 19 elementary schools in the Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fireside Elementary School is $5,563. 23 elementary schools in the Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Fireside Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Fireside Elementary School 15th of 1039 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Fireside Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Paradise Valley Unified District (4241):

SchoolDigger ranks Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) 170th of 363 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fireside Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 95.38 26th 955 97.3%
2016 95.78 23rd 1079 97.9%
2017 97.70 8th 1106 99.3%
2018 96.67 13th 1109 98.8%
2019 96.37 15th 1039 98.6%

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
Friday, October 26, 2018

Open Quote Great school!! New, and the teachers are great!!! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 31, 2018

Open Quote This is our fourth year at Fireside in the gifted self-contained program, and could not be happier. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, August 20, 2018

Open Quote We absolutely love this school! Every teacher we have had has been amazing! We have not encountered any bullying any of the 3 years we have been here... from students or teachers. We don't have enough great things to say about Fireside Elementary! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Open Quote You can't get a school better than this. The test scores are always among the highest in the state! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Open Quote Horrible school in white collar neighborhood. Kids and parents bullies, and the teacher are bullies... horrible horrible school! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Open Quote The worst for bullies! Teachers lack communication with parents. Student grades drop and NO communication with parents. Ignore parent the can't manipulate and bully. Not professional and violates confidentiality of students personal information and personal parent information. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Open Quote This school is horrible for bullying. Teachers are the worst for feeling entitled. The principal and teachers are a disgrace to educators and people who really want better for their kids. If you care about your kids don't sent them here, the worst! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Open Quote This school has absolutely the worst staff regarding communication and child protection. Bullying is rampant not only from other students but teachers. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Fireside Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 417 7 14 63 0 0 25 0 526
2014 563 9 42 87 1 0 25 0 727
2015 604 6 44 80 2 2 25 0 763
2016 625 7 44 72 2 2 31 0 783
2017 607 0 49 64 2 3 27 0 752
2018 619 0 80 75 2 3 26 0 805
2019 639 5 76 71 0 3 30 0 824

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 Fireside Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 526 26.1 20.1 15.2
2014 727 36.6 19.8 2.6
2015 763 38.0 20.0 4.3
2016 783 41.0 19.0 3.4
2017 752 42.0 17.9 4.4
2018 805 44.0 18.2 4
2019 824 46.0 17.9 2.9

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Fireside Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 526 26.1 20.1 15.2
2014 727 36.6 19.8 2.6
2015 763 38.0 20.0 4.3
2016 783 41.0 19.0 3.4
2017 752 42.0 17.9 4.4
2018 805 44.0 18.2 4
2019 824 46.0 17.9 2.9

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Fireside Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $7,575
2020 $5,563

Data source: Arizona Department of Education




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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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