BORTON PRIMARY MAGNET SCHOOL

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700 E 22ND ST
TUCSON, AZ 85713
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Phone: 520-225-1000
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Low
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: Tucson Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 64.3
  • Number Students: 450
  • Number Teachers: 17
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4128
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Katrina Smits
  • 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 (17 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (15 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-03-06
    "My child has been at Borton since Kindergarten. Borton is an amazing and unique school when it comes to all of the extras they offer. They have music, art, physical education, and a lot of extras your typical public school does not offer. In terms of academics, my experience has not been so positive. I noticed there is an extreme in the effectiveness of the teachers. They are either highly effective or not so effective making it especially challenging for any parent who may have a child who has special needs or needs extra academic support. There was also turnover in the Principals in 2010 and 2011. The Principal who is there now has been there for almost three years, and taking into consideration all of the changes of adding grades 3 to 5, constuction, and the districts budget problems, I think things are starting to turn around. The socio-economic demographics of the school is also very interesting and can be somewhat "cliquish" making some parents feel very excluded. Overall, above average in all the extras and parent participation, average for academics, and varied averages for the effectiveness of teachers."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-08-31
    "No academic focus. When my daughter transitioned into 3rd grade at her new school, she was really behind on her reading, writing, and math."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-06-17
    "We absolutely LOVE Borton. It is a wonderful community where everyone knows my daughter's name and looks out for her. The teachers are top notch and I like the administration even more-- definitely a great school!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-04-22
    "My daughter just finished Kindergarten and we love the school. If your child loves the arts and being creative then you will love this school. If you want a strict traditional school this will not the the place for you."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-01-25
    "Very disappointed. Their academics are poorly enforced and their discipline standards are also very low."
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