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Avondale, AZ
Students enrolled: 813
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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11675 W. Encanto Blvd
Avondale, AZ 85323

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(623) 478-9912
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December 12, 2013
My daughters have been attending Canyon Breeze for 4 years now and have never been happier. They absolutely love their teachers and their grades are excellent. I would like to see the school offer more sport programs but am happy they started soccer this year. I love the events they have at the school and the outstanding communication from the teachers as well as the principle Jeff Byrnes. The newsletters that are emailed are very informative.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Canyon Breeze is such a great school. We live hear with our grandchild and this school is the best. We raised or son in California and the kids were morelike a number than a young person. Keep up the great work A++++++

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
I had a 6th and 2nd grader at Canyon Breeze. They are both high achievers and their needs were met. The staff and principal at Canyon Breeze work hard to keep kids and parents engaged and involved. The principal is every where- classrooms, lunchroom, sporting events, parent nights, etc. This school's staff is earning its Arizona "A" rating for dedication.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
At first I was hesitant in letting my boys go to a public school as we have very high academic standards in our home. This school has proved to be an exceptional school with great support staff, great teachers, and an amazingly involved principal. Their take on discipline is a bit laid back but their manner of teaching the children new behaviors and great character, balances itself. My boys have been going there for 3 years and my kindergartner just started and loves going every day. They are always welcoming and friendly and have an open door policy. This allows parents like myself to be involved in their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2013
I am so happy with Canyon Breeze. The staff truly believes that all students are capable of success, and they seem to work together to make sure that happens. Did you know they provide interventions to try to catch kids up? They have been an A school two years in a row now. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2013
The Principal knows almost every kid's name, and there are nearly 1,000 kids there. Most of the teachers communicate well with parents and it seems like everyone really wants kids to be successful. The only thing I'm a little disappointed in is the specials classes. The kids don't seem well supervised and learn the same things year after year. Otherwise, it's a great school and I would recommend it to anyone.

- submitted by a teacher
November 17, 2012
I cannot say enough good things about Canyon Breeze! My daughter is a kindergartner in Ms. Peoples class. I really couldn't have asked for a better kindergarten teacher for my daughter!!!! Ms. Peoples loves, cares and teaches her as if she is one of her own. My only regret is that we have to pay for all-day kindergarten, but we do it because of Ms. Peoples. :)

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February 12, 2010
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November 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
This school has turned into one big mess. Plan on getting my kids out of here as soon as possible.

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June 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2009
Canyon Breeze has certainly turned around this year with new leadership. Teachers seem to be happier and morale is increasing. It is amazing what a little structure can do!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 19, 2009
Canyon Breeze has turned around the atmosphere and culture. Staff turnover has went down dramatically. The kids are happy to come to school and I think the new Principal plays a big part in that. He is very inviting and always has an open door. Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 23, 2009
My daughter is in 3rd grade, She has been left behind in all subjects and despite our efforts to get her extra help or even get her tested, the school has let the entire year slip away. She is the youngest one in her class, but is bright and has no behavior problems. I am now paying for the extra help she needs at a local learning center. I am not happy with Canyon Breeze and will switch her before she starts fourth grade.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 14, 2009
We got a new principle this year. He came out strong, but has pittered out. Overall the school is O.K.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2008
my son is in 6th grade and they have all new teachers, they are great and they work together for the child.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
I have had children at this school since 2002. Class size, lack of discipline, and teacher turnover rate were the reasons I finally transferred my children to another school for the 2008 school year. At one point, there were 36 children and 4 different teachers in my daughter's 6th grade class and 32 students in my 1st grader's class - unmanageable for even the most gifted teacher. I know that a new principle took over this year....I wish him luck in repairing the damage done over the last few years.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2008
My daughter has attended Canyon Breeze since it was built. Initially, the school had teachers who motivated the children and who were interested in teaching. However, during my daughters 4th grade year up until this year (7th grade), I have seen a decline in those two areas. Teachers have come and gone, there is a lot of turnover in this school. The number of substitutes seem to have an impact on the student's learning (as each sub teaches differently). My daughter complains almost on a daily basis of the lack of motivation her Science teacher is giving. He leaves her with an impression that he doesn't want to teach. It's a shame.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
I have 2 children that have actually started when the school first opened. The staff and teachers have always been excellent with the kids and excelling in learning seems to be a very important priority. They are very willing to work with each child to make sure they exceed in all they can. I will miss the teachers and staff since my last child will be promoting this year. I do have the joy of seeing other family members send their kids there because of all that the teachers and staff do for the students. Keep up the awesome work Canyon Breeze!

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2007
Before my daughter started kindergarden, I researched quite a bit on which school I wanted my daughter to attend. I am very pleased with canyon breeze and most of the staff here. Mr Ramsey is an excellent principal and is very involved with the students and the parents. (the parents that care about education anyway) He always took time with me about anything I was concerned with, and he did it with a smile. Mrs Miller was her kindergarden teacher. She was the best teacher ever! Very patient with the kids, and parents as well. I was a helper once a week and saw this first hand. My daughter learned so much from her, and she made it fun for the kids. My only problem was the nurses.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2007
Excellent & amazing teachers, for the most part. Teachers willing to support students and parents to see children succeed. Kids At Hope school. Good leadership. Some extracurricular activities available, but limited. On a sad note, there is not much parent involvement. The few that are involved are committed & welcome other parents who want to be involved. One other draw back is large class sizes, but that is something the district needs to work on changing. Hopefully we'll see a change. Custodial staff keeps the school grounds looking great. I have children that attend this school and would recommend this school to my family, friends and neighbors.

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July 04, 2007
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June 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Mr Ramsey (the new principal) has made a huge difference as far as I can tell. My daughter is in a combined first/second grade class taught by Ms. Hildalgo... I can't say enough good things about the way her class is run. She has complete control, respect and anticipation from the kids at all times. Parents in this class are made aware of all that is going on on a weekly basis via a newsletter. This helps us parents that can't volunteer in the classroom know what our children are doing and what is expected. The music, art and PE on a consistent basis is great too! So far - so good!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Administration is truly trying to turn this school around thanks to a new principal and vice principal. My kids have attended Canyon Breeze for 5 years now and I see more improvement this year than ever. Discipline issues are being taken care of, positive reinforcement is becoming routine, and great teachers are all making it work.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2006
The new principal in Jan '06 turned things around. The school is strong in K-4/5, middle school may need to be stronger in resources/books, etc. The support staff- up front, reading, music, art, PE, counciling are all really great- my kids always enjoy these subjects and visits from these staff memebers. Yes- parent involvement should be up- but whos responsiblity is that? Ours- so let's support the teachers & staff and make our kids proud by volunteering and helping out! They are only in elementary school once.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2006
This school was great...my son went to the All-day kindergarten and he learned so much...i was very happy with this shcool.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
I think that this school could become one of the best in Avondale. However, students who fall behind in daily classwork needs to be placed in afterschool remedial programs. Often my child has to wait until all the students are up to par. Parents need to actively participate in their child's(ren) education. It's a team effort. A new Prinicipal this year should set the stage for academic excellence. Discipline should be strongly enforced. If I do not see an improvement this school year, I will transfer my child to another school to have a better chance at succeeding.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2006
The teachers give a good effort in educating the children, however the school itself lacks in support for the children. Personally, I felt my children were not encouraged enough when they showed they had strong grasp of certain subject, in fact, I felt they were being held back, Possibly due to large student teacher ratio. Motivation seemed to be lacking with this particular school. Not all teachers were this way, there were some very good teachers, as well as the not so good ones at this school. However, overall it did not work for me and my children. I do have to mention that there is a new principle (as of 06)that I am hoping would improve the motivation of this school into becoming a better one. However, I am taking out all three of my children from this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2005
This school is incredible! They way the children are treated is amazing. The teachers command respect and you can tell they genuinely love their jobs and care about our kids! Keep it up Canyon Breeze!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2005
We are new to Canyon Breeze- a month last year and then this year. The teachers seem to be trying very hard which is a good thing. Curriculum night was impressive, however there were not many parents there whcih makes me wonder about parent involvement. There seems to be a fair amount of extracurricular activities available.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
The academic program lacks with respect to the expectation level being set very low for the children. I feel that the the teaching staff is not critical enough in regard to the quality of work the students turn in. Grades do not truly reflect the mastering or proficiency of the subject matter, but merely create a bell curve for the class.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2005
This school has gone down hill, since the new prinicpal has taken over, two years ago. My Child will not be going back to this school until something is done with the Principal.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
This school was a great school until the 2003-2004 school year when a new principal was hired. Since then, the school has completely gone downhill. There is no displine, no support, and good teachers are leaving. Hopefully, these things do not get overlooked. We want to have our great school back!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2005
Canyon Breeze used to be a great school, with great teachers, and a great administration staff. Now a days, this isn't true, due to the current principal.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2005
The teachers at the school are great and they really care about the kids. They work really hard to make everyone successful. However, the administration is weak and unfriendly.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2005
This is a good school and the teachers really care about the students success. Two years ago there was a change in leadership with a new principal. As a result, the focus on positive reinforcement for good decisions and rewards for accomplishments have fallen to the waist side. The school administration doesn't seem invested in the students as it was prior to the new principal. Academically I believe the school is strong. Teachers encourage communication with the parents and work with students to excel.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
My son is very lucky to attend this school. He has a wonderful teacher that respects him and treats him like an individual. I have dealt with many teachers and must say that they are a very caring, go beyond the basics kind of group. I hope that my son may continue going to this school for the next seven years.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2003
We love this school! Our child has excelled academically and socially since moving to this school. Thank you Canyon Breeze Staff!

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Canyon Breeze Elementary School
11675 W. Encanto Blvd, Avondale, AZ  85323
Last modified Canyon Breeze Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Canyon Breeze Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top