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Apache Junction, AZ
Students enrolled: 587

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10965 E. Peralta Rd.
Apache Junction, AZ 85218

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(480) 982-1110
(480) 288-4490
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May 23, 2014
The atmosphere of the school has changed tremendously this year. Some changes have been nice. There is an emphasis on art; and, after a rocky start, the pick-up procedure runs smoothly. But the majority of changes have been disappointing. The counselor no longer helps students like she did last year, she is the disciplinarian. Every time I am in the office, there is a little kid -- sometimes two or three -- in the "time out" chair waiting for their punishments. I volunteer, so I see kids sitting there for hours. Discipline is harsh. Even the nice kids in my neighborhood don't like school anymore. The principal is so condescending when she talks to parents. I overheard one parent call her Dolores Umbridge, if that gives you an idea. Also, my kids were taking tests every other day, there was no time for the teachers to teach! Enrollment is way down. I was told there would only be two classes at each of my kid's grade levels for next year. People are running away from this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
my child has been going to the school since he started school last year. me as a parent I see that some of the changes have been good and some of them have been bad. miss Goldman does not act as if she is the principal, where miss Goldman lax miss chain pick up the slack. my son used to love going to school and now it's a fight everyday to get him there. there are way too many kids in the classrooms for teachers to actively do their jobs. last year Mr B was awesome, and the teachers and children see more happier. the test scores are the reflection of what the teachers and children are going through this year. there are lots of bullying going on at the school, and the office staff does nothing to help the children.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2014
I think Peralta Trail tries very hard to give every student an excellent opportunity to excel. The Principal does a super job at maintaining the excellence of the school. The teachers work very hard keeping order in the classrooms. The commitment of the entire staff shows in the happiness of the students.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
This used to be a great school academically and socially, not anymore. There is a new administration this year and the learning environment has changed dramatically. My child used to love school, but can now barely stand to be there. The teachers are trying but communication from the school has dropped to almost nothing and parent involvement is way down. It's sad to see kids turned off from school and learning because of the policies of unprofessional administrators.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2014
The inmates (teachers) have taken over the asylum. Leadership has been lacking the last two years, and a change in the administrator (new principle) does not appear to be having much of an impact. This school has had declining test scores the last three years, and enrollment is declining due to parents realization that this isn't the same crown jewel of the district that it was several years ago.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2013
Great school but I hate the new principal's, Heidi Goelmon, pick-up procedure. I have to wait 15 FIFTEEN minutes to pick up my son. We have to wait in a line outside in the blazing hot sun to pick up our kids. I mean come on my kids went here for seven years and I never had a problem. I wake up at 5:00am and when I go to pick up my kid i am so tired and I have to stand for fifteen minutes. I really wish she would change that. They say it's safer but it's not. It is a big injustice and punish to the parents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
As a member of the community, PTES is always reaching out to the surrounding area: whether asking us to participate in the school through volunteerism, inviting us to fun events on school grounds, or making sure the kids that attend the school are taught pillars of character and respect. I consider PTES a highlight of our community.

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2009
PTES is a great school with a dedicated staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
We are the best school because we offer the best programs. We have a schoolyard habitat learning center, and an observatory on the way. The teachers are dedicated and our PAWS program really supports the school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
This school is like a family. Everyone, staff,students, and parents get along well and are always willing to do what they need to do to go 'That Extra Mile!'

- submitted by a teacher
October 05, 2009
peralta Elementary School in Gold Canyon is a wonderful school. The teachers care about the kids and go the extra mile to help them learn. The nurse is awesome too. it has a passion for excellence which I so appreciate.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 05, 2009
We have the best principal and the best staff! We are a family here at Peralta and we support each other towards our goals and mission.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 05, 2009
I love Peralta Trail Elementary School because it is a family. As a teacher I feel empowered and pushed to excel in my strengths. Students are exposed to the newest technology in the classrooms. Our students are creating websites using webquests. It is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Our school is the best! Teachers are actually given time to prepare to teach the future! We do not have duties before, during or after school. We are a family and we help take care of each other, not just in our grade level bur school wide!

- submitted by a teacher
October 05, 2009
Peralta Elementary has consistently scored well on AIMS because of the dedication of the teachers and staff at that school. They not only teach but make it fun to learn as well.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 05, 2009
Peralta Trail Elementary School is dynamic. My son gets traditional education blended with enrichment through project based learning, technology engagement, and he gets to go to the science lab as well as the outdoor habitat. Learning is not restricted to one desk with a lecture from a teacher. Learning is interactive, engaging, and motivating. Furthermore, my son is happy. He knows that the teachers and staff care for him. We are thrilled with PTES.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
It's very average, I'm disappointed that I was quick to buy a house and not pay too much attention to the school district. Coming from Gilbert, its hard to beat but ifyou work with your children, it can change. Although the family dynamic is very different in AJ. People don't seem involved, my daughter is in her second year and we just got a boundary exception at her old schools. I need that parent/family involvment which the school and neighboorhoods lack.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
I have three children two of whom went to PTES, one is still enrolled and the other is in DSMS. I can't say enough good things about the school, the staff is wonderful they work with both child and parent to obtain the goals that are needed to excel. Great job to both the staff and students for making PTES the school that it is.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2007
Peralta Trail has done an outstanding job with my daughter. The principal is amazing with children.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2006
I am really pleased with the direction that this school has taken both of my children. I get a feeling of excitement every time I walk through the front door. Both of my children have exelled thru the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2004
I am very happy with PTES. All of the staff is very helpful and friendly. The principal has good morals that show in the way he runs the school. I would recomend this school to anyone interested in a good educational experience for their children.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2004
This school is doing an outstanding job meeting my child's needs. Office staff is friendly and campus is clean too.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2003
Since the day my daughter began Kindergarten at PTES in the Fall of 2002, every time I have gone into the office since then the staff recognized me and knew my child by name, I think that says a lot for the staff whom we tend to forget when we think about the schools that keep and teach and protect our children for most of their waking hours. So thank you to the front office staff at PTES for being so welcoming and helpful!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2003
The staff had PTES care about every child. Their focus on curriculum is evident by their grouping of students for math, reading, and spelling. Keep it up!!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2003
Very good school. Needs more activities for the young grades for after school programs.

- submitted by a parent
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Peralta Trail Elementary School
10965 E. Peralta Rd., Apache Junction, AZ  85218
(480) 982-1110
Last modified Peralta Trail Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Peralta Trail Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top