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PK-8
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Avondale, AZ
Students enrolled: 850

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1252 S. Avondale Blvd.
Avondale, AZ 85323

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(623) 478-5700
(623) 478-5620
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December 15, 2014
We recently moved from the mid west where schools are superior and a tax system supports schools that can attract top notch teachers. Had we known how bad Littleton was we never would of purchased a home in the area. My intent of this letter is to warn people thinking of enrolling their children here. We took a tour of the school and two classrooms, and it took us five minutes to see what a mistake we made relocating and enrolling our kids who will soon be in Junior High. Thankfully there is a nearby charter school, but our home already sold and we got out fast! Beware !! Bad, bad and bad!! Look at the rating or 2 stars!!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2014
Another 'C' rating for this school. I really hoped that they would do much better than that!!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
Increased school year making it easier for children to return to school after summer break as well as helping households that have two working parents.

- submitted by a community member
June 16, 2014
I have been attended this school since I was in kindergarten. I just promoted June 12 I am now a freshman. My years in Littleton were amazing !!! Everybody was just so happy about everything. The teachers wow they are so much fun and each and everyone of them has their own way of teaching . Littleton sports not that great :/ ! But Hey ! We had a ton of fun playing sports This school is just simply amazing trust me your child will love it !!!

- submitted by a community member
June 02, 2014
This school is a great school.I think your just a bitter over weight woman who"s husband cheats with a hot teacher from Littleton lol.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2014
Where is zero star? Not a good school at all... please take your children somewhere else if you care about their future.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2013
We're considering homeschooling our children if we cannot get them into another district on a variance or sell our house and move to another district. Yes, that's correct- we are willing to move just to avoid sending our children to this awful district. The teachers are apathetic, the curriculum is lacking and the geniuses (note the sarcasm) in administration extended the school year thinking that would actually improve things somehow. The school year starts in JULY. It's ridiculous. Why not take a look at better districts in the valley (such as Peoria or Kyrene or one of the many others which are WAY ahead of Littleton) and model changes after those obviously successful programs?! I also suspect that one of the positive reviews here was written by teacher at Littleton. A neighbor who's had more experience with this teacher thought the same. It's sad that the teachers and administration have to stoop so low to try to save the school's reputation. Get off GreatSchools.org and try to be BETTER at your jobs!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
In reviewing AIMS scores from 2012 to 2013, students grew in 8 out of 12 areas in 3rd - 8th grade reading and math. The average scores are below state averages, but have steadily caught up the last 5 years. Our kids are making excellent progress and we are so proud of them!

- submitted by a teacher
January 07, 2013
My child has attended this school since second grade, upon entering the 6th grade this year we had the option to move him to another school in the district and he wanted to stay here! I truly believe this is due in part because of the new administration and how awesome they are! The PTA is also rocking it this year, from a fun fall festival to fundraising to help the students, this has been a great year! The 6th grade team of teachers is awesome! My child has never shown such a high interest in school, all 3 ladies are fabulous! We do need more parent support, so hopefully with the leaps and bounds in changes more will get involved! Keep up the great work LE teachers, admins, PTA and students! I love all the opportunity the school presents to encourage the parents to be involved in their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2012
As a parent, I m excited about the new school year at LES! I know the teachers are wonderful and they will help my son succeed academically. I also believe in the new administration because they are caring individuals who love students and will definitely make this a great year for everyone! :-)

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2012
The school has made great growth over the last year. I am excited for the new principal to take over! Parents need to get more involved. Our kids deserve it!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2012
this school is bad! My 2 kids go there now and have always been straight A students and love to go to school but this year was their first year there and they both hate school. There is a lot of bullying there and even though they say they are against it nothing is ever done about it. The front office staff there is a joke no one knows what to do. I will say however that my son goes to the pre k there and they are great with that part of it or maybe it's just because he has a great teacher! Ms. Harrington is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2011
My daughter attends Littleton Elementary and has been there for almost one year. So far it has been very disappointing to see how far behind kids are academically. We come from another state where kids are better taught and challeneged everyday at school. This school really needs to start challenging all of their kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2010
My granddaughter was helped greatly by the school counselor. She was fiendly and took our concerns seriously. We appreciate that the school works hard to keep the kids safe.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2010
Way to go Littleton. So glad that your hard work last year paid off and your test scores are climbing!

- submitted by a teacher
July 13, 2010
This is easily the worst school any of my kids have attended. My son who was honor roll since he was in Kindergarten really lost all interest in school in the 6th grade and now that his 8th grade school year is about to start I'm glad he won't be enrolled here. The staff is a complete trainwreck from top to bottom. I must say Ms Kurpiewski who taught my 1st grader last year was the only silver lining from the 4 year experience I had here. TGI is finally over!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
I have a Preschool kid that attends to Ms. Suns class, I am very please with the development and knowlwdge of my daughter. She is happy to go to school everyday. She learns a lot of stuff everyday. I think Littleton elementary is a great school, and Ms. Sun's a great teacher.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2010
I am extremely disappointed with this school especially with my sixth grader. My first grader is fine, love her teacher but counting the days to end of school. They will not be returning to Littleton and my sixth grader is very excited. I agree with the parent who says its 1950s style drill, drill, drill. Moved here from out of state and disappointed with the city will be moving further East. Principal first day was very rude but was apologetic later which I am not accepting.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2008
I have found Littleton Elementary School to be one that stand out as exceptional. The school administration and teachers focus on providing great programs to help students who are not on grade level. They offer programs for students who are average and above through new programs such as exploring potential, journalism, presentations, and more. They have this program called Walk to Read where all the students in a grade level move to a different classroom so they can work with students with similar abilities to improve their learning. It is great! I also appreciate the many ways parents can be involved at Littleton Elementary School. They have a Come Read to Your Child program, parent training classes, parent meetings, and more. My daughter's grade has been selected to participate in the Rodel Foundation's MacRo program. As a parent new to the area, I am very pleased with my child's school.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2008
This school has a hard working staff, great to see their interaction among each other, but specially with students. Can wait to see what the new year brings.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2007
I have a kindergarten and a 3rd grader who both attend LES and i am so happy with the teachers and staff. My 3rd grader attends a resource class that is awsome. She has shown so much imporvement and growth not only with her academics but her social skills. LES staff is a great team to educate our children.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2007
I have a 1st grader. She came from a school that was one of the worst schools in Avondale Dist. She has learned so much in only 4 months. I am thankful. I also love that they want to have parents involved with the school. The staff is very open, always willing to help..... I am thankful that this school has gave my 1st grader, a good start with her reading....

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2007
I have a 1st and 2nd grader and they are both performing well in this school. We transferred from a different city and so far I am satisfied with their school programs and activities. I just noticed that there are more students in each class and sometimes that can inadvertently cause neglect for other students. Hope the school has plans of expanding to accommodate the ever growing student population without compromising the quality of standard and performance of the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2007
We recently relocated from Midland, TX and I have been very satisfied with my daughter's teachers. They are very interested and involved in her progress. They seem to understand what my child needs to learn and provide it for her. I couldn't be more pleased.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2006
I have had two children at Littleton. One in preschool/speech and one now in 2nd grade (began Kindergarten at Littleton). I have been very pleased with my sons teachers. They are outstanding! I stay involved and know the teachers, children and administration. There is a new principal this year. We'll see how it goes. I love Littleton! Get involved with your children at school. Visit the classroom, help out your child's teacher, or join the PTA! It will help your child do better in school.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2006
It's very hard to give an accurate description of the school. With the high turnover and rapid pace of building it seems that it is hard to keep up. I do have to say that they have done aan amazing job, under the circumstances, of getting off of school improvement. I think if you look at the individual teachers for your child they have some excellent teachers, but if you look at the overall picture it can be a little disheartening.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
December 27, 2005
My children have attended Littleton for 2 years. We have been EXTREMELY disappointed with the leadership at this school. The principal is bully-ish and insincere. My experiences with her have all been negative. The curriculum at this school has been dumbed-down and de-personalized to try and 'raise those test scores!' There is no personality here. No room for children to be exceptional. If you want bare-bones, pared-down learning (the minimum instead of the maximum) and non-progressive, 1950's style 'drill, drill, drill' curriculum, then by all means- send your kid here. There will be 2 spots open next year when I send my 2 kids elsewhere!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
The teachers and staff at Littleton Elementary School are dedicated and hardworking. They have reached out to our family and my children in numerous ways. There are regular events inviting the community to the school site. I have nothing but good things to say about my experiences with Littleton Elementary School.

- submitted by a teacher
June 22, 2005
I moved my family to Avondale from Gresham, Oregon four months ago. We have been extremely dissappointed in the quality of this school. Very little parent involvement. My wife is one of four people on the PTA. The pricipal is not accesible for parents or students. After three months of asking for an appointment with her, to discuss acedemics and expectations of the school, we finally got to meet with her. My children saw her only once. And that happened to be on the day that the governor visited. 'Specials' (PE, Music, etc.) were cancelled on a daily basis because of teacher attendance. Dress code for staff was less than impressive. We do not have a bone to pick with this school. We just wanted to offer our honest review. We would suggest others to avoid this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
This school really needs to work on getting their programs up to speed. They don't have many extracurricular activities (they don't even have a strings program!) My child's teacher was excellent but obviously overwhelmed. I'm sorry, but this teacher seemed to have so much responsibility dealing with ESL and lower performing children that my child did not excell this year like she did at her previous school.

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June 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2005
Im very happy with this school they do have all the acadamics programs ,Art music Band , Ext, they also have this Great program called come read to your chid every once a month that parents can come to. the level of parent involvement is some what in between. the only thing I dont like is that the school is getting to much overcrowded and I think that if a teacher has more than 32 children in a class its harder to pay more attention on the children that need that little extra help.I beleve a normal class room should be around 25 to 27 kids.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2005
I wish I had checked out this school better before my family decided to buy a home in this district.They have nothing at Quinten Elem. to make this a decent school. My husband and I have decided to move again for the sake of our children's education.

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June 15, 2004
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June 15, 2004
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April 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2003
I agree with the other parent that this school is capable of accomplishing many things. However it needs to address the issues of the students that need help. We need a speech therapists. So many children are working without the assitance they neet to learn. I do not see our children progressing without the proper tools. The teachers need teachers assistants in the classrooms. The PTA (new this year 2003) needs more parent involvment. This school can do great things....with the proper tools.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
I believe that this school has a lot of potential. Unfortunatly, I haven't had an opportunity to see much of it. The school's special education program is ran without much regard for the children. There has been a lack of sufficient programs for both underachievers and overachievers and up until now there has been no PTA which allows the parents' concerns to be heard and allow them to have a voice. With all of this in mind it's no wonder the school ranked so low in comparison to the rest of the valley, state and country.

- submitted by a parent
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Littleton Elementary School
1252 S. Avondale Blvd., Avondale, AZ  85323
(623) 478-5700
Last modified Littleton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Littleton Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top