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Alhambra Elementary School District, Arizona

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Alhambra Elementary School District
Phoenix, Arizona
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District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Karen E. Williams
Number of schools:15
Budget: $134.9 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Robert Zamora
Board members:5 at-large
Term length:4 years
Alhambra Elementary School District is a school district in Arizona. In the 2011-2012 school year, Alhambra Elementary School District was the 17th-largest school district in Arizona and served 14,238 students.[1]

About the district

Alhambra Elementary School District is located in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Alhambra Elementary School District is located in southwestern Arizona in Maricopa County. Phoenix is its county seat and the state capital. It is also the largest city in Arizona. In 2013, Maricopa County was home to 4,009,412 residents according to United States Census Bureau estimates.[2]


Maricopa County overperformed compared to the rest of Arizona in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.5 percent of Maricopa County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to only 26.6 percent for Arizona as a whole. The median household income for the county was $54,385 compared to $50,256 statewide. The poverty rate in Maricopa County was 15.8 percent compared to 17.2 percent statewide.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Maricopa County (%) Arizona (%)
White 84.7 84.0
Black or African American 5.7 4.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.7 5.3
Asian 4.0 3.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.3
Two or More Races 2.7 2.6
Hispanic or Latino 30.0 30.3

Presidential Voting Pattern, Maricopa County[3][4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 602,288 749,885
2008 602,166 746,448
2004 504,849 679,455
2000 386,683 479,967

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The table below displays the budget for Alhambra Elementary School District:[6][7]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $64,211,631 43.6% $0 0% $32,741,534 22.2% $5,895,375 4% $44,572,136 30.2% $147,420,676
2014-2015 $62,478,215 46.3% $0 0% $61,201,117 45.4% $1,890,000 1.4% $9,342,050 6.9% $134,911,382
Averages: $63,344,923 45% $0 0% $46,971,325.5 33% $3,892,687.5 3% $26,957,093 19% $141,166,029

Academic performance

The Arizona Department of Education publishes annual assessments of school district performance as part of the A-F Letter Grade System. This annual report assigns a report card grade from A to F based on the accumulation of growth and composite points described below:[8]

  • Growth points: This points category divides evenly between state test scores for all students and state test scores for students in the bottom 25 percent of performers. A total of 100 points are possible.
  • Composite points: This points category scores district performance on criteria including number of English Language Learners (ELL) in the district, dropout rates and graduation rates. A total of 109 points are possible.

The district dropped from a B in the A-F Letter Grade System in the 2010-2011 school year to a C in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years. The table below compares the district's results in those school years:[9]

A-F Letter Grade Results
Category 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Growth 51 42 47
Composite 69 66 70
Total 120 108 117
Grade B C C

The state also conducts Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) for students in grades three through eight as well as high school students. Students complete AIMS testing in math and reading each year with writing exams issued for grades five through seven and high school. Annual AIMS results are compared to state standards with percentages for students performing far below, approaching, meeting and exceeding expectations. The following table details AIMS results for the school district in math and reading for grades three through eight during the 2013-2014 school year:[10]

AIMS Results, 2013-2014
Grade Math Reading
Far below expectations (%) Approaching expectations (%) Meets expectations (%) Exceeds expectations (%) Far below expectations (%) Approaching expectations (%) Meets expectations (%) Exceeds expectations (%)
3 10 21 43 25 5 26 63 6
4 26 26 31 17 2 39 55 4
5 26 24 37 13 6 29 60 5
6 21 24 37 18 5 27 64 4
7 30 25 31 14 2 22 70 6
8 39 14 32 15 14 29 55 2

Contact information

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Alhambra Elementary School District
4510 N. 37th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85019
Phone: 602-336-2920

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