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3535 S. Basha Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85248

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(480) 812-7600
(480) 883-4420
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4 stars
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April 05, 2012
My grandson came from India with very poor English,but this school taught him real good English within a year.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
Basha has done a wonderful job! My son has thrived academically and is a very well rounded kid. He has attended 2nd and 3rd grades so far.. They seem to strike a nice balance with discipline and homework. He has had teachers who genuinely care. basha has provided and a good learning enviroment without stifling creativity and individuality. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2011
Once a great neighborhood school now Basha Elementary is very overcrowded. 28+ students per class in kindergarten,first, and fourth grade without teacher's aides. Many teachers are frustrated with the class sizes and lack of support from the school district. Also, if your child is below or above average your child would fall through the cracks at Basha

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2010
Basha Elementary provides a wide range of classes and clubs to meet a variety of needs. From special education to the academically talented, Basha seeks to exceed customer satisfaction of the families they serve. The caliber of teachers and staff who work there are among the highest.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Great Teachers and Staff!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2010
With all the budget cuts and issues school districts face state wide, it's hard to satisfy every parent's expectations. Basha Elementary is doing its best to ensure a well rounded school environment for all their students. My daughter loves Basha and has excelled academically and emotionally into a bright young tween thanks to the teachers and staff at Basha. For that, I am more than willing to commute 10 miles from another city to keep her at Basha!!! GO BOBCATS!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
The teachers keep the children focus and make the classroom fun.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
My son is doing great with the help of the teachers at Basha Elementary. He's learned how to be responsible for the environment and how to be a good citizen. He loves to go to school because the he enjoys the people that make it great.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2010
As a parent of a special needs child I also feel the school or staff act as the child has a behavior problem and not a learning disability. Sure the school has an outstanding program for the gifted students. But when it comes to the struggling child it is the parents problem to solve this situation. I had numerous meetings with teachers and special ed teachers which still had not improved the situation for my child. I moved from another out state which helped my chil reach their highest potential. I am very upset with this school of how they handle helping children with learning disabilities.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2010
I disagree totally with the comments made by parents who have less than exemplary things to say about the programs and services offered at Basha. Not only does the school provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, but there is a profound sense that they are child-centered. My children love this school! Administration, staff, and parents are friendly and helpful. I spend as much time as I can volunteering in the school and can only say that those who speak negatively about it must be those that do not have the same advantage. I have had many occasions to speak with the administration direclty and I have been met with warmth and compassion. You couldn't ask for anyone more accessible than Keith Falconer. If you're looking for a school community to call home, Basha is an excellent choice!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2010
If your child is a conforming normal student the school is ok.If your child has special needs he wont be understood.Everything your child does will be a behavior problem even if your doctor proved it was because of his or her condition.Theres no compasion at all for special need children and they are looked at as far as i can see as just a problem.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2010
As excited as I was going into this school, it has overall been a let down. I was willing to look over the run-down neighborhood and somewhat shoddy nature of the classes in return for (what I hoped was) a quality education. It has not turned out that way. While the school does execptionally well with children that are on the middle spectrum of development for each year, they are not doing well with those who are not. When asking for evaluation of my students' (both of them) skills, they were unable to provide them. With issues with my children's education they provided vague and somewhat nebulous statements, almost insinuating that my children not doing well was my own fault, and that I had no business asking them for assistance in identifying the issues. Sadly, I would have to say that this school is behind the curve on modern educational science.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2009
Basha is an excellent school, with great teachers, and an amaZing staff (Vivian is the best) that makes sure everything runs smoothly. The principal Keith Falconer, is a great inspiration to the kids, parents and staff! Go Bobcats!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2008
My kids love Basha! And our principal, Keith Falconer, is very involved at all school functions. He even allowed his hair to be sprayed PINK! by the class who won a contest at our annual ArtWalk. The teachers and staff are wonderful and there is a real sense of community and shared pride between faculty and our many, generous volunteers. The school makes all of us volunteers feel welcome.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2008
Basha is an ok school and its not perfect due to the principals lack of visibility at school functions.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2008
My children have had a great experience at Basha. The teachers and staff are wonderful and caring. The principal is easy to communicate with and is very available to parents. The P.E. program has been especially enjoyable for my kids. They are encouraged to stay active and get involved. Throughout our years at Basha, we have had great teachers, who are very committed to the children and the quality of education. Overall, I think Basha ranks very high in the public school system! I really appreciate all of their hard work!

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August 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2007
Basha Elementary School has become overcrowed and due to ther lack of understaffing in certain areas, they ask parents to go above and beyond volunteering obligations. Instead og being in the classroom helping their child, theor are in the cafeteria or in the hallway grading papers. Which I believe is not allowed to be performed by parents due to privacy policies. We left Basha last year and we say not only an improvment in grades, but their overall outlook on getting up and going to school. Basha also needs new fresh faces amongst their staff, with new ides.

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January 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2006
Basha has become a truly community-based school. With completely inclusive volunteerism by parents from art programs to sports to after school programs, Basha is a truly integrated triagulated school with input from parents, teachers, and students. My kids have been at Basha since year 1 in 2001. My daughter has gone through Basha from kindergarten to 6th grade and has thrived on taking pride in her school. What more could we ask from today's educator's than to create a pride and responsibility from our kids. Basha Elementary does a great job teaching our kids not just the curriculum dictated by the State, but what it important in our own community. Our teachers truly care. Basha is a fabulous school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Basha Elementary is a great school. The principal is very involved in day to day activities and the teachers are excellent. Parents are very involved in the school and with the teachers. They have quality after school activities and always have things planned for the children. It is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
Basha Elementary is a great school. My daughter transferred here her 1st grade year and now she is in 3rd grade. They offered the loop up program where her entire class was able to move up to the 2nd grade with the same teacher. What a great transition! The faculty is there to help and provide any assistance when needed. I love this school. Two thumbs up!

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September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2006
Very friendly staff I recomend.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2006
Coming to this large and expanding school from a much smaller one did not fit with us very well. There are a lot of good programs,very good music, choir and there is definite focus on art, as you can see everywhere you look when visiting the school.Beautiful gym setup, unfortunately the kids do not always get to use it. It is a decent school needs some input from incoming parents.

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April 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2006
Basha Elementary is a good school. I am a little concerned with the high class size, but I think with the additional elementary schools, the ratios will get better. The playground safety for younger kids is a little worriesome since the public park is right next to the playground, but I have never heard of any incidents. Overall, the staff is great, and the school is meeting expectations.

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September 26, 2005
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July 25, 2005
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July 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2005
My son is completing his Kindergarten year at Basha Elementary and it has been a wonderful experience. His teacher is kind, patient and very caring. She was definitely meant to be a Kindergarten teacher & you can see that she really loves what she does. Our experience with the staff has been a great one. We look forward to 1st grade in July.

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May 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2005
My daughter has attended this school for almost 2 years. She his a learning disability and receives services for speech therapy, occupational therapy and special education. In addition, my daughter is an ELL student and receives assistance with learning english. I have found the school open to most suggestions and her IEP willing to listen to our concerns. They have accomodated my wishes to offer her services without missing large amounts of regular class time and her teacher is willing to listen and implement my suggestions. There is a wide variety of extracurricular activites available to the students and parents are encouraged to be invovled in the school is any many ways as they are able. With all of my daughter's specific needs, I've been happy with the academic opportunities they've made available for her.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2005
The teachers and staff are responsive and helpful. The new principal this year has been wonderful and the kids are experiencing a little more structure when it comes to daily recess and fun fridays.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2004
My experience with the Basha staff, parents, and students has been very positive. One of my children was in the special education program, and I was impressed with the way the team of teachers, counselor, and psychologist worked with my husband and I to foster his educational and social development. What a refreshing change from feeling like a 'burden' at our former school! They worked with us to make his transition to junior high comfortable and successful.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2004
Our family moved here from Ahwatukee last October and after loving our old school, we were nervouse about changing to a new one. Basha has proved to be an excellent school with teachers who are incredibly compassionate and caring. They love their students and work very hard to help each one excel. This year, my 4th grade son had trouble adjusting to his new class and after meeting with the Dean of Students and his teacher, I was personally blown away by their concern and kindess. He is now excelling and loving school again. I would highly recommend this school to anyone!! They truly care about each child individually!! (The school is bursting at the seams with enrollment and yet, they are truly handling it well!) Cindy Walsh Chandler

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August 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2004
It has been a good school for both of my children, unfortunately we have moved 35 miles away and cannot continute to drive back and forth. My children will miss their teachers and friends. Basha has adjusted very well to the influx of students this year as the area around them builds tremendously.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2004
Basha's CATS program has been one of the best. Our friends living outside the school boundaries have gone out of their way to bring their children here. The school overall is second to none.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2004
I find Basha to be a caring and enjoyable school for our child.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2003
I'm surprised to read some of the negative comments below. My daughter has attended Basha since she was in first grade and the school opened. Transfers have more to do with the fast growth in this area and the district. Each teacher we have had from first through fourth grade has been excellent, caring, experienced and very qualified. And field trips? The entire third gradegoes to Kartchner Caverns in So. Arizona each year for heavens sake. What more could you ask for? And that was a fantastic learning experience in geology. Also, property values around this school are not dropping, they are rising, along with the entire So. Chandler area. This is a great school with quality teachers who care about the kids they teach. There also is an excellent CATS program for gifted children. My daughter's 4th grade class is routinely doing sixth and seventh grade work, and reading at junior high level. This is a good school. We are very happy with it.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2003
I thought only parents that had children in the school could make comments. As for the person that said the principal is doing 'his' job, obviously they have never met the principal, or 'she' would have corrected them of the orgin of 'her' gender.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2003
Parents who are complaining about the strictness of attendence have no room to talk. It sounds to me like the principal is doing his job but the parents are not.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2003
Compared to schools in the area, I wish we would have moved closer to Jacobson, Hull or Tar Water. At least our children would have the benefit of experiencing Science Camp, Field Trips, and Carnivals that were designed for the kids, and not promoted for taking our money like the ones that are in place now. There has been a decline in property values near this school as well. I also observed that property in the areas surrounding Hull, Jacobson, and Tar Water have been steadily on the rise.

- submitted by a community member
July 11, 2003
The principal has limited enthusiasm for the individual student. More focused on politics and funding.

- submitted by a parent
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Basha Elementary School
3535 S. Basha Rd., Chandler, AZ  85248
(480) 812-7600
Last modified Basha Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Basha Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews.