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Chandler, AZ
Students enrolled: 1,199

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1550 E. Chandler Heights Road
Chandler, AZ 85249

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(480) 812-7600
(480) 883-4620
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June 25, 2014
I went to Santan for both 7th and 8th grade and it honestly helped me prepare for high school. There are good teachers and students, but some students are very groupy. Most of the students are very nice and open though. I would definitely recommend someone to go Santan

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April 17, 2014
San Tan Junior High is a fantastic school,. My daughter transferred there in January from Athlos Traditional Academy Charter School in Chandler and she's so much happier in San Tan.. She comes home smiling every day and can't wait for the next day to start! I'm feeling stress free since her transfer.. The staff is great, she loves all her teachers.. I'm happy we made the switch!! I recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2014
After reading some of these posts I am shocked. Adressing a drug issue years ago I am a student who has never even heard of drugs being used on campus. I have never seen a bullying incident much more than friendly teasing. The teachers are willing to guide the student. The teachers are nice, but will not bend the rules concerning grades. I do wish they cracked down on the dress code issue, however they do not want to be mean to the students. As a student I can tell you I will shed tears when I have to leave one of the best schools. I am exclusively C.A.T.S. so it may be different out side of that.

- submitted by a community member
January 23, 2014
Santan is the best school i've been to (that says something because i have been to a lot of schools) The teachers are all very experienced and they stay on top of things. There teaching techniques help students understand the concepts. The rules are not only said by teachers and other school workers but they are enforced. If you are thinking of going here, you definitely should.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2013
All of the teachers are nice but the student; They are so rude to the teachers. I can't even believe one student would even call her own teacher 'homie'. In my opinion that is very inappropriate. I am not shunned by other students, nor am i one of those snobby popular people. But a small percentage of students are spoiled kids who pound make-up onto their faces. I even get talked about for just being me and not wearing make up or wearing any of those (please excuse my language) slutty clothing. I disaprove of there taste in clothing. I wish the teachers would be strict about the dress code and at least send them to care if they are being obnoxious. But in my opinion, teachers should be up at the board or at their computers keeping the class quiet to teach their respected student. During lunch the bathrooms would be crowed with people doing their make up hogging up the sink and mirrors. You should be able to at least go through the door without having to say excuse me 5 times to 10 different people just to get in. -submitted by a Student of 2013-2014 (8th grade)

- submitted by a community member
June 05, 2013
I would really just like to discuss the A+ award Santan received. I don't think we truly deserved the award. We had announcements all week reminding kids to practically be "fake" while the A+ officials were on campus. Kids had been dresscoded and given CARE refferals for gum, but they weren't really cracked down on until the week of A+ campus visits. We even got new signs in the halls the week before saying "Stay to the Right", when we had never been reminded to do that ever in the past. I feel as if Santan put on an act when A+ officials came, and yes, it DOES matter, because what if there is a more-deserving school who actually is a good school FULL-TIME and follows rules ALL the time. I think Santan is a good school but the week of A+ really changed my perspective on things, quite honestly.

- submitted by a community member
February 15, 2013
My child has been at SanTan for both junior high years. Last year (7th grade) I felt great about the experince my child was getting. This year I have been less than impressed with the school. There is hardly any communication from the team of teachers and the school in general. When I have e-mailed a teacher about something it takes several days to get a response in most cases. They are very unfair in their grading systems as well, coming from my child was was a straight a student and now is having trouble even holding onto B's and for very stupid reasons points are being lost. Coming from being a previous educator for 7 years in public schools, I have seen many different aspects and understand things are not perfect, but this year by far I have been less than impressed with the school and teachers we have dealt with. I am very dissapointed the most in the communication and willingness of the staff to work with students. I have called the school office a couple times for things, and each time ended up with a very rude person on the other end.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
I've noticed that a lot people commenting that there are to much kids in a class. That is because most parents think that is a good school so they send their kids there. The Santan staff don't want to just tell the student to leave and go to a different school just because they have to much students. They are caring enough not to do that... My brother and sister both went to Santan for 2 years and I thought that it is a great school. And I am in 6th grade and i look forward to going there. I really think it is way better then Willis... I hope u send your children there. :)

- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2011
I am very pleased with this school! As a student, I have been going to Santan for eight years now. I am currently in eighth grade, and everyday is a good day. I actually look forward to coming to school! There isn't a whole lot of bullying, the classes are filled with awesome kids, the teachers rock, and i looooooooooooove the principal! Yes, there are definitely a whole lot of kids, but after a while you just get used to it. I feel blessed to have been able spend my elementary and junior high years at Santan. Its a fantastic school! (:

- submitted by a community member
July 03, 2011
being a student at santan jr high i can say that it is unsatisfactory. I am an excelling student with high grades but i am not even acnoknowledged for it. I was put in the LA and math honnor classes but they are exactly the same as regular classes. SAntan is more focused on sports than the acedemics. The one perk to santan it the music and art department. they both have great teachers and many fun oppertunities. But overall santan is not the best school.

- submitted by a community member
January 05, 2011
I am a student here in the 8th grade and I think that the school has a very good education program and a good staff. But the students. A good amount of them are very nice. But most are very mean and stuck up. I am made fun of for being "Diffirent", for not wearing make-up, and just for being myself. I am shunned for being me. The kids make up their own "popular" groups and whatever those kids say goes. Many people are shunned for just having a mental disorder, like dyslexia. I can't wait to get out of this school so I can feel free again and not feel like I am in my own private jail.

- submitted by a community member
July 21, 2010
This school has the world's most priviliged,entitled, the rules DO NOT apply to me parents in the entire world. They all think their kids are perfect. They think there are no drugs weapons or fights on this campus but as a parent I can tell you that there are. People give Willis a bad name and every year Santan has more marijuana confiscated than any chandler school combined!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
April 25, 2009
I love this school. It has had no fights. I've never actually seen one at SJHS. Everyone is so nice. And the teachers are the best. In my homeroom almost everyone got Superior Honor Roll.

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2009
The school is very clean and their is not much bullying. All the staff is very friendly and it has great security. The sports programs at the school are very good they usualy win the champoinship. I was recently on the basketball team and we went undeafeted and swept the playoffs. Also they have good honors programs and cats too ( Chandler Academicaly Talented Students). Over all it is a great school.

- submitted by a student
February 19, 2009
Very happy with this school overall. Teachers are good. Identified our child as belonging in honors math, and then made it happen. Planning to send her there again next year.

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December 09, 2008
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October 02, 2008
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August 31, 2008
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June 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 30, 2008
i love santan my kids love it too every body should go

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2008
Santan Jr. High is a terrific school. The students and the staff all work hard to prepare the students for High school. The athletics are second to none, and the administration does a masterful job. Every day is a holiday, and every meal a banquet.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 29, 2008
Santan is an amazing school, and i wouldnt change a thing about it... Teachers prepare us for highschool, and they dont give us any sugarcoated nonsense. They tell it to us straight and do it because they care. Santan has wonderful teachers, campus security, and students.

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April 18, 2008
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February 11, 2008
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December 07, 2007
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September 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2007
This is honestly one of the best schools in chandler. Great teachers, and students.

- submitted by a student
August 17, 2007
My daughter loves Santan Junior High. She doesn't want to leave. But unfortunatly, it only goes up to 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2007
I was very pleased with both my kids learning experience in 7th grade. San Tan is a very good school and teachers particularly in Science, Langauage and Arts did an exceptional job.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2007
Being a former student at San Tan Jr. High, I can say it wasn't such a great experience. The first few weeks I was there, everything was unorganized (lunch, classes, etc) But it finally got settled, (it took a while). The classes are overcrowded, and the underachieving kids get (most of the time) easier paper work then the average kids, which I find very unfair. I give them props for trying hard, but all-in-all it wasn't all that impressive. Overall my experience at San Tan was an okay one. Woo San Tan.

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2007
Being a former eigth grade student at Santan I abbsolutly love the school. Our pricinpal, teachers nd staff are the best. I love how there is so mant afterschool activities and sports to participate in. Santan also has a large music and arts department that keeps growing every year. I as band student feel that everyone should get the chance to participate in the music and arts program. As for the academic part we are ranked #1 in arizona as the most excelling school. We have fantastic academic programs. Our parent involvement is huge at Santan. There is so many parents who are involved on campus. I see at least 10 or more parent volenteers on campus everyday. It makes me feel great when I see them helping out for whatever reason on campus. Go Santan!

- submitted by a former student
October 30, 2006
Being a former student I feel I have a slightly better understanding of everything except, possibly, parent involvement. The principal and dean are quite involved, you can often see them supervising students at lunch or at events. Most of the teachers are excellent, particularly the Tulane Tidalwaves, but then again, I'm probably being bias. Tons of extracurricular activities, from sports to the technology club (proud former member). Parent involvement is little to none, although I couldn't say anything about the PTA. This school is truly a good school, and a great environment for a child to learn. Only real problem is class size...

- submitted by a former student
June 11, 2006
Good school however, classes are huge and students who do OK get left for those who struggle.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2006
Santan has a fairly strong academically oriented program and some excellent teachers. However, some of the teachers seem rather lax and just waiting to retire, while others appear uncaring and lacking in school spirit. Santan's a little weak on extracurricular activities as well. The Santan admin staff should take a lesson from those supporting the other AZ schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2006
Santan Junior High has to be the best experience my son has ever had at any school. He is consistently challenged academically. The teachers and administration have a true gift for conveying their love of learning to the students. The athletics are a strong point, with many championships being won in its very short four year existence. I highly recommmend it to anyone. Parents are very involved in the school without becomming a bother to the wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2006
The secretaries in the front office at Santan are not friendly. They make me feel like I am bothering them if I need to ask a question or need help. If I as a parent feel this way, think of how the students must feel. It is a disappointment to be on campus and to be treated so rudely.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2006
Child really liked the atmosphere and loved his teacher.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2006
San Tan is a very large school with a large student enrollment (approx 1100 stukents k-5). The large size makes the school a bit impersonal. Overall the principal and dean of students do a good job. There are many new and inexperienced teachers here, but many are good too. The kids rotate 'specials' like PE, library and music every week and have art masterpiece periodically. The school does strive to have extracurricular programs such as art, running club, chess etc. Parent involvement is excellent. The area the school is in is generally an affluent area and parent volunteers are abundant.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2006
We have been disappointed overall with Santan. We feel the school is too large, the student-teacher ratio stinks. When my daughter started kindergarten at Santan, there were 33 students in her class! The school needs to do more to separate the Junior High students from the Elementary students. The Junior High students should not be on campus when Elementary students are being dropped off. It's also a mess when going into the office--the office is consistently filled with Junior High kids.

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March 15, 2006
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January 31, 2006
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- submitted by a student
January 15, 2006
I currently attend Santan Jr. High as an eighth-grade student, and I am rather disappointed in it. The academic programs available are adequate, but because Arizona has such minimal education funds the curriculum is far less rigorous than other schools around the country. Santan has a fairly decent selection of extracurriculars; there are several sports available, multiple bands and orchestras, as well as programs such as NJHS, or National Junior Honor Society. In my experience, the parent involvement at Santan is somewhat nonexistent. That is not to say that parents are nonchalant towards their child's grades and activities, only that parents are rarely present at the school. Oftentimes there is a severe lack of chaperones on field trips, but I cannot comment on our school's PTA, seeing as neither my parents nor my friends' are affiliated with it.

- submitted by a student
December 27, 2005
My kids have attended San Tan for the past 2 years, and we are, overall, happy with it. The principal is new this year but she is very involved with the kids. There are many new teachers to San Tan but there are some experienced ones as well. The kids have music and PE on a rotating schedule each week, and have art masterpiece much less frequently.

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December 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2005
Santan Elementary is where my child attends. This year I have volunteered many times in my childs classroom and I have seen first hand how dedicated these teachers our to our children. These fabulous women put their blood and sweat into everything they do for our kids! I'm very pleased with Santan elementary and my child has never been happier! I would recommend this school whole heartedly!

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November 30, 2005
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November 30, 2005
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October 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
I agree with one of the parents saying that the receptionists in Santan K-8 is very unfriendly. One time, my daughter was not feeling well so I went there to pick her up. In the front office there were two people talking to each othere and they even didn't bother to ask me if they could hepl me. There were couple other times that I experienced the same situation. I went to Hull also, it is true that they are very helpful and friendly. Santan really need to chance in the front office. It is the first place where parents contacted. On the otherhand, I think that their teachers are very good. I have a 2nd grader and a 4th graders in CATS program. Both of them like their teachers very much. I believe that the teachers really enjoy teaching the children.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
Santan is extremely overwhelming for a neigborhood school -- there are just too many kids. 30 per class is no unheard of and by the end of the year it'll pretty much hit that number from all the new students moving in. This school is very teacher specific -- if you get a good one you'll have a great year, if you don't then you have to write-off this year as a loss. Make sure you do you homework as to which teacher is the best fit for your child. They won't do anything to help you after your child has been placed and will discourage you from changing teachers. I was completely ignored after I wrote an e-mail to the principal letting him know the issues I had with my child's teacher. I know he received it because the teacher came back to me complaining that she got 'talked to'.

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August 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 18, 2005
Santan K-8 seems to be academically challenged for a school located in such an economically strong neighborhood. However, I do see test scores improving. Kudos to the new K-6 principal. My wife and I have also noticed that the office reception admin staff appear somewhat cool and perhaps uncaring. We have recently visited Hull and readily saw a remarkable difference in attitude between the two schools. While the Santan admins appear to be just putting in their time and are begrudgingly required to offer us assistance, the Hull admins welcome us with smiles and bend over backwards to help us. Perhaps the Santan office reception staff is overworked (or under trained). Unfortunately for us, we live in the Santan school boundary.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2005
SanTan K-8 is a school that has alot to offer in the way of extracurricular activities and is ideal for children who don't have any social problems because of it's size. It is a one of the larger junior highs in the East Valley.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2005
There were no 8th grade science textbooks that students could take home to use for studying. Parental involvement was small for junior high in a school of this size.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2005
Wow! What a really great experience relocating to Chandler and finding this school. The principal and teachers are awesome!

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no rating May 21, 2005
AIMS scores seem to be a little low. Am concerned w/ the ability of the staff to motivate students into learning.

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February 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2005
Santan is a great school. My kids have a great time going to this school. Teachers are very friendly and focus on academics by balancing with extra cirricular activities.

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January 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2005
Santan k-8 really cares about the children. They are dedicated and strive to obtain the most from each child. It is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2004
Terrific school with a wonderful principal. Mr. Narducci has done a fantastic job assembling a high-quality staff and building a rich curriculum. High emphasis on reading skills. Lots of extracurricular activites and events. Teachers and staff are highly trained and knowledgeable. Campus is clean and safe and is located near new home subdivisions in the Chandler suburbs. Since the school is K-8, the older students are encouraged to mentor the younger students. My Kindergarten-age daughter has reading buddies from the higher grades come to her class to read stories. The older students also help with student drop-offs and pick-ups by opening car doors. My only complaint is the traffic. It's a large school, and hence lots of students and traffic during school start and end times.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2004
San Tan Jr. High is a wonderful school. My son has some special educational needs and the staff has been working diligently to make sure he gets the education he deserves. The only thing I am not at all happy about is the number of students at the school. Although it was built for 900, it currently houses nearly 1500 students! This will not be alleviated until the 2005-06 school year when a new jr. high opens. I think the district did a poor job of planning for the city's growth and should find another solution to the problem.

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October 02, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2004
This is our 1st year at Santan. I'm extremely disappointed after all the good things I heard about the school. There are too many students per classroom (ours has 28 and counting) and the classroom is extremely chaotic. I don't think my child is learning anything -- just lots of wasted time. My child comes home to tell me the class is loud and it's hard to concentrate.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2004
We are new to Santan, but so far I am very impressed. The teachers are enthusiastic and dedicated and the administration seems great as well.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2004
My 13 yr old daughter has been attending Santan k-8 for almost a year now. It is a new school and we find the teachers to be very involved and caring. She has continued to excell with her academics, as well as becoming involved in various school sports and activities. We are please with this school.

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February 15, 2004
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- submitted by a community member
December 06, 2003
I am very happy with Santan and Mr. Narducci. I find that the weekly newletters are very informative. The 'Harvard Hurricanes' 7th grade staff is wonderful. I have only the best support and understanding for my child.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2003
My child loves this school, and it isn't very easy to find a school that he likes. The teachers are fun, the principal is great, and the extracurricular activities are awsome! It is also fresh and new, and they keep K-6 well divided from 7-8 students.

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Santan Junior High School
1550 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler, AZ  85249
(480) 812-7600
Last modified Santan Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Santan Junior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 74 reviews. Top