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K-8
Public charter
Apache Junction, AZ
Students enrolled: 282
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1045 South San Marcos
Apache Junction, AZ 85120

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(480) 671-4584
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September 06, 2013
This school is amazing! I can't express how much this school is like a family. They offer a great education not only in academics but in leadership and behavior. My god children have been going there for three years, so when my son started kindergarten this year I already knew where I wanted him to go. The teachers are always there to communicate with the family and they teach our children so much. When our family suffered the loss of our home to a fire the school was quick to put the word out for donations to help us rebuild our home. I can't recommend it thank them enough for everything they do and teach to our future leaders.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2013
This small charter school acts like a close knit family unlike any school that I have seen. Perfect example was a recent fundraiser at a local eating establishment. There was such significant outpouring of family attendance that the restaurant was understaffed to handle the orders. The parents volunteer when asked and will go out of their way to help find resources for the classrooms. Each child is known by name by all nearly all staff. The Leader in Me program that the school began implementing last year has made a significant difference in the school.

- submitted by a community member
April 11, 2013
Avalon is the best elementary school in our neighborhood. I brought my kids to this school because of "The Leader in Me" program and I have kept them here because of the fantastic staff and teachers. Everyone from the principal to the janitorial staff genuinely care for each student and their success. This is the most loving and friendly staff of people that I have ever meet and it keeps getting better each year. The school has the students best interests in mind when it comes to their education and has made extra curricular classes, such as music, art and P.E. top priority in their schedules. This year has been so much fun for my kids and the plans that have been talked about for next year are exciting. My family and I are thrilled to see what's in store for the next school year!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
I LOVE AVALON!!! I have been teaching at Avalon for two years and I am so thankful to be teaching at such an amazing school. The staff of people working with me all have a great amount of love for each student. We are privileged to see the students become the greatest versions of themselves. We are allowed to get to know the parents and siblings of the students and celebrate in their happy moments. We, as a school, are headed in a fantastic new direction and I am so proud to be a part of it! Come and be a part of the great new things we are doing here!!!

- submitted by a teacher
April 10, 2013
I love Avalon wonderful teachers and great staff. My child has learned so much and is very happy. Avalon is a family community!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2013
Great school! I love how involved all the teachers and staff are with the kids! they work with the individual needs of students, my daughter and son are both happy and thriving in this school! Last year at a different public school, my children were in constant stress from the chaos, and lack of discipline the other children received.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2012
My son attended Avalon for half of the year. He told me how kids in his class were kicked out of other schools. He is an A-B student but at Avalon he was failing. The teachers did not inform me of this and he never brought home graded material. I found this at at mid-term. In four months he had two different teachers. I attended class one day and was upset with how the children treated the teacher. I could not believe that the teacher would put up with the kids that were acting up. I took my son out of the school and he went from failing to A's and B's. Three other kids started at his new school that were also going to Avalon. I am sure that they are trying to make the school great but from what I could see a lot of the children were problem children and they were not allowing the other kids the opportunity to learn!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR: As I begin my first year as Avalon new Executive Director, I will continue to work diligently with parents and faculty to foster an atmosphere that promotes a learning community characterized by child centered instruction and decisions, academic excellence, trust, respect, community involvement, excellent communications, and recognition of both student and staff achievement. I am committed to working in collaboration with you to continue to develop and implement this shared vision. Working together as a team we will move forward in our mission this new school year to create a nurturing, disciplined, and challenging environment in which all students can learn at optimum levels and become responsible members of society. We have so much to be proud of as a staff, family, and community.

- submitted by a teacher
May 21, 2011
I have taught at Avalon for several years and I love this school. This school has zero tolerance for bullying and students are held accountable for their own behavior/decisions. The entire staff is a true TEAM working on making sure things happen for the greatness of the school. The kids are fantastic and learning is interesting and challenging. In 1-2 years this school will be even greater through growth and continued positive direction. I'm proud to be a part of it.

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2010
This school has a lot of heart and the students are wonderful. We work very hard to keep the community involved and value parent involvement.

- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2010
Avalon works hard to keep students engaged and does wonders with very little resources.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
The principal truly cares about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
I have worked at over 40 Valley High schools and 6 elementary schools. I know what a great staff, healthy, safe, and positive learning environment is and IS NOT. This elementary charter school is, by far, the safest and healthiest learning environment in Arizona. The principal and staff tolerate no intimidation from students or parents. I have a master's degree in education. I know what scientifically based reform curriculum is. This charter school employs Spalding reading. It meets and exceeds all Title I regulations and AYP criteria, which is no small task. Go to the AZ Dept. of Ed. website to view the law and standard requirements. This is a spectacular performing plus school, well on its way to excelling status. If you want your child to learn and not simple be babysat by public education, come to Avalon! It simply is world-class status.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2009
So far, my daughter has been doing well at Avalon. She has had good teachers, who keep me up to date with her progress. I am happy that this year they have music, which my daughter will love.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 24, 2009
This school was underperforming and is now a performing plus school. It was a 'bully' school and is now a kid safe and friendly school. Last year this school had a new principal. This principal and staff have really turned the school into a wonderful small-home town school with small classes and concern for each individual student. The principal wants the school to become an excelling school. I am grateful that my children attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 30, 2009
I have found that the princal dont care and the higher up grades the teacher dont care The school has a big effort to leave paret out of everything clasroom visits field trips.My children willnot be going back if things dont change. This princapal dont think he know what he is doing.maybe the district should get some in that know what they are doingand to run the schooll

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2008
Avalon is a wonderful school with wonderful staff and teachers. They really do take the time to understand and care what the students needs.The staff is really dedicated to helping the students to be sucessful. We are really happy and excited to have the new principal this year ,As a parent we only see great thing to come this year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2008
I love working at Avalon. I have an amazing class who challanges me and keeps me on my feet each and everyday. I feel blessed to have found such an amazing principal and a great staff. The staff works very well together and I am seeing great things everyday.

- submitted by a teacher
October 14, 2008
This school is wonderful to work for! The pricipal really cares about the students and staff. He goes out of his way to make sure that everyone has everything they need. Also the students are really working hard and showing pride in their school! I really enjoy coming to work everyday.

- submitted by a teacher
September 23, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 23, 2008
This school has wonderful teachers and staff. This year we have been able to spend more time in bringing new and exciting ideas of learning into the classroom instead of spending so much time in classroom management (compared to last year). The kids are eager to learn and have a lot of fun while learning!

- submitted by a teacher
September 09, 2008
We have a great principal and a great staff, passionate about teaching and wanting to give the best learning experiences to our kids while building character

- submitted by a teacher
March 31, 2008
I was not satisfied with the academics at the school. The academics are not challenging. Our neighbors are very happy at the local public school, so that is where my child will be going next year.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2006
Horrible..This is the second time my chilren attended. They will not finish this year. They don't care about our children.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2006
I have had my children in Public Schools and until Avalon I had lost all faith in the School System. At Avalon, we have wonderful teachers, a fantastic principal and all of the office staff are always so caring and patient willing to do whatever it takes to get things handled. Avalon is definately a hands on school, a small loving school that has not forgotten why they are there....for our children, I know my children are in great hands there and feel good in knowing they are learning not only in the class room but in all dealings there. I have hung out on the playground, in the cafeteria and even in the class room and know the staff is teaching these children how to conduct themselves in every way. Avalon is the best school, and my children love going to school now, that is huge!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2005
Avalon is a great school with students excelling way beyond what they were in other schools. The principal has just started intermural sports, which gives a balance of academics and extracurricular activities for the children.

- submitted by a staff
May 05, 2005
This School is terrible as far as academicly. They offer no extracurricular activities for the students the teachers are rude and dont care about our children or their educational future.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2005
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January 06, 2005
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June 04, 2004
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Avalon Elementary School
1045 South San Marcos, Apache Junction, AZ  85120
(480) 671-4584
Last modified Avalon Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Avalon Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top