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K-6
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Cave Creek, AZ
Students enrolled: 627
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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5250 East Montgomery Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85327

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(480) 437-3000
(480) 595-1312
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May 02, 2014
Lone Mountain is simply a great school. The atmosphere is open and caring and the kids seem to thrive on it. The staff is all available to help or lend an ear if there's ever any concerns and the Principal is AWESOME! They regularly have parent student events that allow parents to get to know one another and that strengthens the school community in my opinion. The facilities are clean, secure, and well laid out. The lunches are healthy, the aftercare programs are great. Our experience there in 3 years has been great. I'd recommend anyone looking for a great school check it out.

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April 23, 2014
This school has issues. Bullying being the #1 problem. They don't reprimand the kids that do it, but reprimand those that defend themselves. They allow verbal bullying to occur on a daily basis with no consequences. There are a few good teachers but the majority are burned out and its just a paycheck. They don't care about the kids or deal with the issues surrounding the kids that are mean. They allow sick children with fevers constantly, don't allow kids to go home sick. Parents are not friendly, new kids are not accepted, they are picked on with no assistance from administration. We left this school as it was not a fit for us.

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September 17, 2012
I have had two children attend LMES and cannot say enough good things about this school. The principal is wonderful and provides strong leadership. The teachers really care about the children and their learning and go above and beyond on a daily basis. LMES is a STEM school with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Teachers incorporate hands on learning and the use of 21st century technology into their daily lessons. The principal, teachers, parents and students form a strong, caring community which we ve been fortunate to have been a part of for the past 7 years. I would highly recommend this outstanding school!!

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August 24, 2012
We have been at LMES for four years and we have had a wonderful elementary school experience every year! The teachers are wonderful show their passon for teaching every day, the principal is great with all the students, and amazing parents that volunteer endless amounts of time to our school makes LMES an Amazing school!! We love the STEM program and think that our kids are thriving in their education.

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August 22, 2012
We have been at LMES for several years and we have been extremely happy. Our children are thriving because of the wonderful teachers and extremely motivated principal. The level of education is wonderful, and the teachers all show their passion for instructing. Having a great principal, excellent teachers and amazing parents that volunteer endless amounts of time to our school makes LMES the Amazing school that it is. We are a proud LMES family!

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August 21, 2012
Both of my kids have been at LMES since Kindergarten. I applaud the teachers, the admin staff, lunchroom, volunteers, PTO & parents for making this school a safe and fun place for our children to learn. Not only are they challenged, but they have made life-long friends. I recommend this school to anyone moving into the Cave Creek area - or even if you are on the border and can't decide to go to LMES or another elementary school - you need to pick LMES.

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March 06, 2012
My granddaughter has been attending Lone Mountain Elementary School since Kindergarten. The teachers at this school not only attend to the children's academic needs but their emotional needs as well, instilling confidence in the early years so they can be successful going forward. The Principle of Lone Mountain cares for every one of her students and knows them by name. She is sensitive and kind but runs a tight ship and has very high expectations of her staff keeping this school excelling in academics and creating a safe and caring environment in which to learn.

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February 29, 2012
We came to LMES from another state and have been here one year. Although the academic programs and teachers' skills seem strong, I am disappointed in the atmosphere of the school. Our child has come home upset by how students treat each other, mean comments and hitting, and how it seems the staff is not concerned when children mistreat each other. Our previous school had programs to encourage positive values like respect and responsibility. This school seems only concerned with the business of academics. I am saddened that my child sometimes does not want to go to school because everyone is mean. I know that our neighbor's child quit riding the bus due to fear of how other kids treated him. This is an atmosphere I believe the school needs to address.

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January 30, 2012
I have two children at LMES and am very pleased with the education they have received. Teachers provide enrichment opportunities within the classroom, as well as before and after school. My children's teachers have gone above and beyond my expectations in their willingness to provide new and interesting educational opportunities as well as showing such an interest in getting to know each child as an individual. Teachers, staff, and administration are easily accessible and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
Both of our girls have attended this school since Kindergarten. They have excelled in the school because of the curriculum, the care the teachers take in their instruction process, and the overall positive environment. The girls enjoy the other students, the extracurricular options, and the friendliness of the instructors. The school system does a great job of communicating with parents and creating a safe environment for learning and development to take place. The teachers lead by example and provide great role models that our girls can look up to. We are proud to have our daughters involved in this excelling school and feel confident they are receiving a quality education and developing socially at the right pace.

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January 25, 2012
I have been at Lone Mountasingle many years and seen many improvements.. I have enjoyed my time here. My children have been happy and feel safe. The teachers and staff are wonderful. The school has top notch technology to keep our children current.

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June 20, 2011
My children attended this school for 3 years and I have to say I am glad we left! Certain teachers play favorites, so much that it harms other students. I found the PTO to be very unwelcoming and not at all interested in help unless you were throwing money at them! My children were so far behind when we moved to a different state, at least two grade levels.( at lmes they had good grades) I hope the school has improved since my kids attended as it has taken them over a year to get back on track.

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March 08, 2011
STEM program is a real asset to the students and the staff. Teaching is hands on, and helps students to be problem solvers.

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September 23, 2010
We have 1st and 3rd graders at LMES. Both love their classes and teachers. The principal is fantastic and gets everyone excited, so the parental involvement is great. Academics are strong and they still offer special programs like Mandarin. We've experienced 5 schools in the past 4 years and this is our favorite.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
Our children went to this school for one year then we moved closer to my husband's work...big mistake...We moved back specifically because of the teachers and environment of learning here. We love this school and will be here til our last child is in JR High!!!

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March 06, 2008
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November 17, 2007
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May 16, 2006
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April 13, 2006
Went to their Kindergarten roundup and they were completly organized and had a very professional presentation for all parents. Very infomative and well organized.

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January 10, 2006
Like a dead tennis ball Meets the 'average' (sort of) all around ticket. No inspiration to move on (because no gifted program exists); no early interventions available until 3rd grade (at which point students are already 1-2 grades behind); minimal external program involvement with real world organizations. Overall, passive (not proactive), lacking inspiration and ambition to enable children to see and live up to their full potential. Environment is clean, safe and pleasant.

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January 10, 2006
Although I am a firm believer that education starts in the home, this school helps reinforce the importance of education. Great Principal, wonderful teachers (Majority), Fun and funny Gym teacher, good computer lab w/ online at home access with additional learning opportunities. Very happy that our kids go there after moving here from the midwest.

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December 13, 2005
Great school..safe, clean, nice.

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November 03, 2005
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October 14, 2005
This school has a positive environment in which students can learn! You should look at the outstanding test scores this school has accomplished in the only three years it has been open. The principal is extremely concerned about student achievement and staff development, and it shows!

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May 25, 2005
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April 19, 2005
This is a wonderful school that has a good community atmosphere. The teachers are wonderful and willing to continue learning to make this the best school in the district. The principle is dedicated to her students, parents and staff. Cave Creek District is going through growing pains and this school is three years old. Lone Mountain already provides a good education for its students and continues to strive to challenge their students on every level. Volunteer opportunities are plentiful and the PTO continues to provide support to the teachers and the school. Fun events like movie night and fall festival are fun events for everyone.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2005
Businesslike, unfriendly atmosphere; beautiful campus. Gifted services weak, honors and special areas (such as spanish and computer) were cut; class sizes have gotten better. Do not care for 'Make your Day' program as it has negative tone...don't feel it relates to real life and don't like the 'concern/tattle-tale' aspect. Most parents do not care for it. Principal is distant and political in nature.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2005
Along with traditional academics, this school offers terrific exposure to music, art, sports, and many after school programs. Students are made aware of the rules to be followed and related disciplinary consequences. However, I have a concern regarding the 'make your day' program. While the concept is good, students in this school are asked to rank themselves by number each day in front of their peers. Then other children have a right to agree or disagree with the rating. I have concerns that this has a negative impact on self esteem for those children who take this activity seriously. I also believe that many children just go through the motions of saying '10' when they are asked and think the activity is ridiculous and funny. Either way, I would rather see this time in the classroom better spent on academics. Other Cave Creek schools do not practice this.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2005
a wonderful new campus, only in its 3rd year. Friendly staff, but young and turnover in staff is high. Lacks a credible honors program. Lacks a comprehensive technology program from a qualified media specialist. Does not offer full day K or specials for K. GIfted program is only once a week, one hour before school. Working to be a better school, but limited by district's budget issues.

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June 05, 2004
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March 15, 2004
This school is more like a mini-corporation than an elementary school. Businesslike and cold on campus. Use 'Make your Day' program which most parents do not like.

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Lone Mountain was named an A+ School of Excellence in 2013

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Lone Mountain Elementary School
5250 East Montgomery Road, Cave Creek, AZ  85327
(480) 437-3000
Last modified Lone Mountain Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lone Mountain Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top