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++++++
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.
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.
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!
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.
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. :)
This school has turned into one big mess. Plan on getting my kids out of here as soon as possible.
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!
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!
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.
We got a new principle this year. He came out strong, but has pittered out. Overall the school is O.K.
my son is in 6th grade and they have all new teachers, they are great and they work together for the child.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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