BENCHMARK SCHOOL

Go back
4120 E ACOMA DR
PHOENIX, AZ 85032
Visit this school's website
Phone: 602-765-3582
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 6th Grade
  • District: Benchmark School Inc.
  • Students/Teacher: 10:1
  • Students/Grade: 62.5
  • Number Students: 500
  • Number Teachers: 28
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4398
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 35
  • Principal: Ms Barbara Darroch
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (142 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (161 Reviews)
    Page 1 of 33
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-04-13
    "Per the AIMS data (azed.gov), the pass % (meet & exceed) for that class went from 83% in 5th grade to 68% in 6th grade. Roughly 6 addt l students did worse. However, since the % of exceeding students increased from 28 to 35%, the math mean scaled score remained consistent (418 in 5th to 421 in 6th). Some went down, some went up so the average result was ok typical results, right? I wouldn t extrapolate a cause to panic. It s fairly common to test prep for AIMS (now AZ Merit), the CCUSD does as well. Similar to our day, the testing is mandatory. The extra help from teachers is optional. I m sure crafting the lesson plans around testing is probably difficult & frustrating for them. I m grateful for their extra effort. I d rather my child is relaxed and sharpen test taking skills to prepare for high school/college, than be thrown into it cold turkey. Even if they are learning items specifically targeted for standardized testing, aren t they still learning? Sometimes you just have to trust that the educators, who have decades of combined experience, know what they re doing. My 0 yrs of exp. and 0 education degrees make it easy to give them the benefit of the doubt."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-03
    "Can anyone explain why this school had low Math AIMS scores for 6th grade in 2014 ?"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-04
    "This Is our first year at benchmark. My kids are thriving and love going to school every day. That says a lot when your children jump up in the morning excited to begin that their day. They are so eager to get back after break. They love their teachers and friends. Thanks Benchmark for putting the love back into learning for my kids!!!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-04
    "I have 3 children but only 1 still at Benchmark. (9th, 7th, 5th grade) We've been at Benchmark since 2006 and I can't say enough about the school & the wonderful teachers. My older kids have been extremely well prepared for Middle School and High School, BOTH of them achieving excellent grades in honors classes. The curriculum teaches the kids to critically analyze situations & think outside the box. The teachers are extremely vested in the students & in their success. No school is perfect & there are imperfections at Benchmark but as a whole, the school is an amazing place for kids to grow & learn. The student teacher ratio is incredible & the Montessori style approach to teaching, meaning every child learns differently, is what sets this school above all the rest. As my 5th grader continues to grow, I am struck with a melancholy feeling of leaving Benchmark for Middle School. The teachers, in my opinion, truly care about the students. I didn't have the privilege of having a child in Kindergarten but experienced 1st-6th grade, truly amazing teachers. I highly recommend Benchmark to all & I stand behind my comments. M. Lawrence proud Benchmark Parent!"
    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-07
    "I am Wendy Brady and I teach 4th grade at Benchmark. I am posting my name because I will not hide behind what I have to say. I have been associated with the school fifteen years, first as a parent and eventually as an educator. The comment made by the parent about the teachers defending their integrity is sad. Are you really surprised that we want to defend ourselves? How can you make statements about the entire staff when I have probably never taught your child? I ask this -What is the ultimate goal here? Why so much hatred? If you have left the school and are posting these remarks- grow up and move on. If you are still here, please go. You have many years ahead of you and many teachers to come across. I speak as a parent of older children- kindness and mutual respect will get you farther in regards to your child's education. Educators start avoiding the parents. Parents that spew such hatred and negativity are avoided. I know I will not go out of my way to make small talk with you- that is a shame. Your kids should see the partnership between us. I have considered leaving education because of situations like this. Flipping burgers sounds tempting - all to avoid the nastiness"
    Page 1 of 33
    Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2015 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.
    C21 Properties In this Area C21 Offices Serving this Area C21 Agents Serving this Area
    View Agents
    Vera Washington
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    602.­943.7252
    8936 North Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85020
    Deborah Fronzo
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    480.­704.8000
    3930 East Chandler Boulevard
    Suite 1
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    Janice Surprenant
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    602.­943.7252
    8936 North Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85020
    Chris Mahn
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    602.­943.7252
    8936 North Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85020
    Jan Slater
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    480.­704.8000
    3930 East Chandler Boulevard
    Suite 1
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    Devren Freestone
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    480.­704.8000
    3930 East Chandler Boulevard
    Suite 1
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    Andy Dearing
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    602.­943.7252
    8936 North Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85020
    Randy Stopher
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    480.­704.8000
    3930 East Chandler Boulevard
    Suite 1
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    Jo Ann Ayres
    CENTURY 21 Desert Estates Realty
    623.­742.6994
    4250 West Anthem Way
    Suite 430
    Phoenix, AZ 85086
    Cari Meyer
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    480.­704.8000
    3930 East Chandler Boulevard
    Suite 1
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    Gabrielle Gingerich
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    602.­943.7252
    8936 North Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85020
    Andrew Eiferle
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    480.­704.8000
    3930 East Chandler Boulevard
    Suite 1
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    Anthony Lowry of The Lowry-Nichols Group
    CENTURY 21 Desert Estates Realty
    623.­680.9798
    4250 West Anthem Way
    Suite 430
    Phoenix, AZ 85086
    Lori Allred
    CENTURY 21 Desert Estates Realty
    623.­256.0252
    4250 West Anthem Way
    Suite 430
    Phoenix, AZ 85086
    Danny Lynch
    CENTURY 21 Desert Estates Realty
    480.­381.8714
    4250 West Anthem Way
    Suite 430
    Phoenix, AZ 85086
    DUANE SMITH
    CENTURY 21 Desert Estates Realty
    480.­450.4247
    4250 West Anthem Way
    Suite 430
    Phoenix, AZ 85086
    Adam Carr
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    480.­704.8000
    3930 East Chandler Boulevard
    Suite 1
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    Rick Germer
    CENTURY 21 Arizona West
    623.­223.1221
    34406 N. 27th Drive
    Suite 123
    Phoenix, AZ 85085
    Bart Kozaczka
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    480.­704.8000
    3930 East Chandler Boulevard
    Suite 1
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    Shannon Heaphy
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    480.­704.8000
    3930 East Chandler Boulevard
    Suite 1
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    Fran Rabara
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    602.­300.9256
    8936 North Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85020
    Pam Hodges
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    480.­704.8000
    3930 East Chandler Boulevard
    Suite 1
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    Chris Rabussay
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    480.­704.8000
    3930 East Chandler Boulevard
    Suite 1
    Phoenix, AZ 85048
    Jacqueline Zumach
    CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills
    602.­943.7252
    8936 North Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85020