How do schools near waterfront / lake communities rank?

The other day the Tribune featured an article that discussed the number of schools that attained each level of the Achievement Profile as reported by the Arizona Department of Educaton. That made me wonder how the schools that serve the Phoenix area waterfront homes and communities are ranked.  I should have stopped at that point since that simple question led to hours worth of searching, copying, pasting and creating hyperlinks.  The best way to answer the question was to go the Arizona Department of Education website and find the rankings for each elementary school and the corresponding community.  The page School Report Card page is invaluable with the amount of information it contains. Unfortunately, 2007 is the last year for which it will be available.  Starting in 2008, the format is greatly condensed and I believe does not have as much information.  If you want to how the Jr. High and High Schools rank for a specific neighborhood, just e-mail or hopefully you’ll have visited the department’s website and learned how to use this useful tool.  I’m also convinced that what follows is the most complete list of waterfront / lakefront homes and communities for the Phoenix area by city.

Elementary Schools that correspond to waterfront / lakefront communities by city

Cave Creek

Cave Creek Metes and Bounds     Black Mountain Elementary

Chandler Waterfront / Lakefront Communities

Ocotillo Lakes / Oakwood Hills  Basha Elementary Anna Marie Jacobson Elementary

Oakwood Hills    Anna Marie Jacobson Elementary

The Springs  Rudy Bologna Elementary

Lagos Vistoso   Santan Elementary

Chandler Elementary School Boundaries

Gilbert Waterfront / Lakefront Communities

The Islands        Islands Elementary Shumway Elementary

Val Vista Lakes    Val Vista Lakes Elementary

Playa del Rey Estates / Crystal Point Estates    Playa del Rey Elementary

Santan Lakeside Estates       Ryan Elementary (not available)

Stonebridge   Burk Elementary

Wind Drift   Sonoma Ranch Elementary

Lago Estancia   Gilbert Elementary

Mesa Waterfront / Lakefront Communities

Dobson Ranch   Washington Elementary

Superstition Springs  Superstition Springs Elementary

Tempe Waterfront / Lakefront Communities

Oasis at Anozira   Kyrene del Norte

The Lakes   Rover Elementary

Scottsdale  Waterfront / Lakefront Communities

Scottsdale Ranch  Laguna Elementary

Desert Mountain  Black Mountain Elementary

Gainey Ranch      Cochise Elementary

McCormick Ranch   Kiva Elementary

Scottsdale Country Club    Cochise Elementary

Glendale Waterfront / Lakefront Communities

Arrowhead Lakes  Legend Springs Elementary

Arrowhead Ranch  Arrowhead Elementary

Palomino / Sierra Verde   Sierra Verde Elementary

Phoenix Waterfront / Lakefront Communities

The Foothills ( Ahwatukee Foothills)    Kyrene de la Sierra

Miralago (Ahwatukee Foothills)    Kyrene de la Sierra

Lakewood  Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary

Center Court Lakefront   Kyrene de la Colina Elementary

Peoria Waterfront / Lakefront Communities

Harbor Island   Desert Harbor Elementary

Ventana Lakes   Adult Community

Avondale Waterfront / Lakefront Communities

Garden Lakes     Garden Lakes Elementary

Crystal Gardens   Rio Vista Elementary Canyon Breeze Elementary

Goodyear Waterfront / Lakeside Communities

Reflection Bay      Westar Elementary

Litchfield Waterfront / Lakefront Communities

Laguna Royale   Litchfield Elementary

Casa Grande Watefront / Lakeside Communities

Casa Grande Lakes   Cottonwood Elementary

For additional information regarding schools in the Phoenix area, visit the Schools page of my website.  If you have any questions about specific communities or subdivisions,  e-mail or call and I’ll find the answer.