Weinberg is a great school! The teachers and principal really care the children and their families.
My daughter loves this school. She has been here since kindergarten. She loves the principle Mr. Joe Walter. Her first grade teacher was creative and wonderful (Mrs. Van De Beuken). However, I will pull her out because her learning level is going backward. She is learning the same thing (in Math) as last year.... too bad their learning standard isn't high enough..
My son is in his second year at this school. When I first moved into the area so many people started off talking about the school by saying...'It's so old.' Then they continued to tell me all the bad things they'd heard. It seemed to me a very superficial way to choose a school. No one who disliked the school had actually sent their children there. We have had nothing but wonderful things to say about Mr. Walters and Weinberg. The two teachers we have dealt with are loving and attentive to my son and they have both been phenomenal about communicating with parents. Mrs. Smoot and Miss Delahaut deserve raises! The fact that this school is older makes it so much better in my mind. They have their act together... they've weeded out the bad teachers... they aren't constantly asking for money to support the PTO. Way to go Weinberg!
As my son's first year of school ends, I must say that Weinberg and the Kindergarten teachers(especially Mrs. Douglas) are exceptional. I, myself, am a teacher and I have been overly impressed with the staff, the school itself, and the parental involvement. We have been redistricted but I am doing open-enrollment so that my son can stay at this stellar school! By the way, the principal is regularly out and about mingling with the students and supporting the teachers. This is truly a GREAT school!
Weinberg is a adequate school overall but some of the teachers seem disengaged with the students as well as the parents. I also didn't feel the inviting warm feeling you would expect at an elementary school. Finally I am from the Midwest and the grade level education is different(behind- Midwest/ East Coast is doing much more at earlier ages) from the west coast which i expected based on everything i heard prior to moving here. I selected Weinberg because i was told their curriculum was more advanced- it's not!
I pulled my son out of this school because my son went from loving school to hating every morning I dropped him off. He would beg me not to take him there. I decided to go and volunteer only to be turned away by his teacher saying 'it was disrupting to the other students.' I have also had another neighbor who needed the IEP program for her child and that was a joke, they rather hold kids back and suggest that they need medications than actually help them to learn and achieve. My son is now in a charter school and once again loves school and is a straight A student.
Weinberg has been our school for 3 years and I have been very pleased with this school. Mr. Walters has done a phenomenal job improving the schools environment, educationally as well as aesthetically. He has gone well beyond the 'normal' expectations of a school principal. The office staff is fantastic and all my children's teachers have been great. Yes, it is a crowded school, but again, Mr. Walters has done many things to correct that and the class sizes have been reduced. This is a good school.
Our son attended Weinberg for Kindergarten 2005-2006. The school was not so impressive. The communication between teacher and parent is lacking. We actually missed his Kindergarten program that was held on the last day of school due to the wrong info being sent out. Apparently another notice was sent home, but we never received it. This is coming from parents who check the backpack every day. I was also displeased at the report card sent home with him on the last day of school. Under teacher comments it read 'He has improved in his math and readin skills. He needs to learn to be a better listener and show respect for his classmates.' We HAVE NEVER heard from that teacher that our son did not show respect for classmates. WE would be all over that. What a nice thing to put on his final report. Would not recommend Weinberg!
Too crowded.... With the class size at this school it's amazing the kids learn anything at all. Fabulous teachers, but their classes are so huge, it's hard for them to teach.
My son is in the all day kindergarten with Mrs. Steingraber. This teacher has a great way of working with all of her students.She is strong on reading and encourages the students with a positive reward system.
Weinburg has been great to my son and daughter. My son went into 1st grade not being able to read. Weinburg implemented reading programs during school and after school to assist childeren like my son. My son is in 2nd grade and reads everything he gets his hands on. The teachers are very dedicated to the students, the office staff and nurse go out of the way to make things happen for the childeren. And well the new principal is exposing Weinburg to new and fresh ideas and seems committed to working with the district to meet and exceed the current needs and challenges.
Excellent staff that have been there for 20+ years and care about the quality of education.
Moving from the East Coast I was really worried about all the schools in Arizona, after seeing some of the test scores and testing averages. My son is very bright and is doing wonderful at Weinberg. He loves his class and teacher. His teacher keeps in touch with me about his progress and ways she and I can better challenge him in class and at home. He will soon be tested for the Talented and Gifted Program. Also, I was looking at the test scores for the schools in our area and Weinberg is well over the 50% average. Some schools in Chandler are not. I believe working closely with our children and their teachers is the key.
This is the second school my children have attended in the Chandler school district. I thought Chandler school district was doing a great job in providing my children a quality education in a positive atmosphere. When my children started at Weinberg this year my opinion changed. Weinberg has not been a positive experience for us. The prinicpal lacks professionalism. Although there are some quality teachers at this school, my child's teacher is uncaring and unrealistic in her expectations.
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