Ward Traditional Academy

Public K-8

 1965 East Hermosa Drive
       Tempe, AZ  85282


 (480) 730-7102

 School Website

District: Tempe School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
125th of 1,109 Arizona Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.9
Number of students:  461

Racial breakdown:
White:
53.1%
Hispanic:
29.7%
Two or more races:
6.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.3%

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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, Ward Traditional Academy ranked better than 88.7% of elementary schools in Arizona. It also ranked first among 16 ranked elementary schools in the Tempe School District! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.67. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Ward Traditional Academy ranked better than 86.6% of middle schools in Arizona. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.87. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (53.1%), Hispanic (29.7%), two or more races (6.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 29.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Tempe School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ward Traditional Academy is 18.9. 13 elementary schools in the Tempe School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Ward Traditional Academy employs 24.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Ward Traditional Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Ward Traditional Academy 125th of 1109 Arizona public elementary schools. (See Ward Traditional Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Ward Traditional Academy 95th of 711 Arizona public middle schools. (See Ward Traditional Academy in the ranking list.)

Tempe School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Tempe School District 229th of 445 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ward Traditional Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 87.62 76th 1062 92.8%
2010 91.51 41st 1090 96.2%
2011 88.65 77th 1075 92.8%
2012 89.96 31st 1141 97.3%
2013 89.56 45th 1158 96.1%
2014 88.31 93rd 1079 91.4%
2015 86.71 103rd 955 89.2%
2016 88.98 101st 1079 90.6%
2017 87.37 125th 1106 88.7%
2018 87.67 125th 1109 88.7%

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

Rank History for Ward Traditional Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 87.66 51st 663 92.3%
2010 93.02 21st 692 97.0%
2011 93.42 18th 685 97.4%
2012 90.47 26th 772 96.6%
2013 90.07 35th 787 95.6%
2014 89.25 48th 690 93.0%
2015 76.40 107th 521 79.5%
2016 75.72 139th 677 79.5%
2017 75.10 137th 695 80.3%
2018 83.87 95th 711 86.6%

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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All ratings (Avg rating: 2.3)
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by a parent
Monday, October 15, 2018

Open Quote Ward does not treat all students the same. All children deserve an equal quality education. It should not be based on the color of their skin. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, August 29, 2016

Open Quote Aweful school they dont treat everyone equally. The front office secretary is plain rude and unprofessional. Close Quote


by a student
Monday, May 9, 2011

Open Quote Ward Traditional Academy is an excellent school. They have great teachers that help students learn everyday in every way. All teachers are nice and are fun to be with. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Ward Traditional Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 2 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 5
2005 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 0
2006 196 30 9 68 6 n/a n/a 0 309
2007 239 35 17 94 16 n/a n/a 0 401
2008 285 31 21 122 19 n/a n/a 0 478
2009 278 43 34 93 15 n/a n/a 0 463
2010 278 37 35 99 12 n/a n/a 0 461
2011 256 28 36 118 9 0 25 0 472
2012 259 28 33 135 7 0 31 0 493
2013 267 27 33 131 2 3 23 0 486
2014 259 24 26 134 3 4 27 0 477
2015 259 23 31 130 2 4 34 0 483
2016 249 15 30 122 1 3 32 0 452
2017 245 17 26 137 3 5 28 0 461

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 Ward Traditional Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 5 8.1 0.6 40.0
2005 0 11.1 0.0 0.0
2006 309 19.1 16.2 50.2
2007 401 23.2 17.3 26.7
2008 478 24.4 19.6 24.1
2009 463 23.4 19.8 17.5
2010 461 23.4 19.7 6.1
2011 472 22.9 20.6 23.1
2012 493 22.6 21.8 21.9
2013 486 22.8 21.2 23.3
2014 477 24.6 19.3 26.6
2015 483 25.0 19.3 26.9
2016 452 25.0 18.0 29.2
2017 461 24.3 18.9 29.3

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 Ward Traditional Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 5 8.1 0.6 40.0
2005 0 11.1 0.0 0.0
2006 309 19.1 16.2 50.2
2007 401 23.2 17.3 26.7
2008 478 24.4 19.6 24.1
2009 463 23.4 19.8 17.5
2010 461 23.4 19.7 6.1
2011 472 22.9 20.6 23.1
2012 493 22.6 21.8 21.9
2013 486 22.8 21.2 23.3
2014 477 24.6 19.3 26.6
2015 483 25.0 19.3 26.9
2016 452 25.0 18.0 29.2
2017 461 24.3 18.9 29.3

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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