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Chandler, AZ
Students enrolled: 1,024
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6490 S. Sun Groves Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85249

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(480) 883-4800
(480) 883-4820
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July 24, 2014
Great school in a great neighborhood! Five stars all the way! Smaller class sizes on average!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2013
We have been very impressed with our neighborhood school Navarette. We have Kindergarten and 3rd grader this year. Our experiences with the teachers (Mrs. Cuccinotto, Mrs. Neneber, and Mrs. Carpenter) have been awesome and our kids have loved them all so far. We are very impressed with the principal Mr. Merrill especially with his dedication and connection with the students (his involvement directing traffic and cars everyday is greatly appreciated :-). Our kids love to attend their school and we always feel welcome there. As a parents, we would always recommend Navarette to anyone living here in the Chandler area.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2013
This is a true neighborhood school. Children walk and bike to the school. There is a ton of parental involvement through volunteering in the classroom, a dedicated and effective PTO and just seeing parents on campus before and after school. The principal is extremely friendly and always stands and directs the school traffic before and after school. Our experience with the teachers gave been pleasant. My children always develop a deep fondness towards their teachers. It is not unusual to see a teacher hug or pat a child on the back. The homework is just the right amount. Navarrete doesn't assign homework to just assign homework. The homework is relevant and the time needed to complete it is reasonable.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2013
We just moved into the neighborhood last summer. We were nervous about trying a neighborhood school, but everyone I talked to had good things to say about Navarette. I have a 2nd and 4th grader this year. I have been very impressed with the school. Even though it's large in number, they do a great job of making it feel small. So many people from the neighborhood go there. Lots of biking and walking when the weather is cool. It's too bad that the awesome principal Mr. Merrill is retiring next year. The kids learn a lot, but the homework is balanced, so they have plenty of time to play after school and just be kids, plus participate in extra curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2013
I have two kids that attend Navarrete and have since Kindergarten. We have loved every teacher they have had so far, especially Ms. Nenaber and Ms. Robinson! I would highly recommend Navarrete to anyone living in this area! Great School with lots of parent involvement!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2012
Amazing and dedicated Staff for the most part. We've had 3 kids go through Navarrete our highest praises are sung to Mrs. D. she spends so much extra personal time preparing and working with the students and uses part of her intersession breaks to provide a fun learning week for students as well. AMAZING!!! Mr. Merrill (the principal) is also a great attribute to Navarrete he has such a connection with students and families!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2012
My child was attending here for Kinder. We removed him after a year of a teacher refusing to challenge him. She told me if I wanted my child to have more education to go to a CTA school. Her communication with parents was also terrible. And only allowed volunteers at certain times of the day. Teacher was not helpful at all. We decided not to go to the principal, because we thought she was taking out her anger for us on our child. Not impressed at all. Maybe it is one bad seed, but I know of 6 other children that go there and most of the parents have issues with the teachers in all grade levels. The Principal seems nice, but we never went to him with any issues. Dean of Students has no personality at all and find him very uncomfortable to approach. Front office staff is very rude and not welcoming except for the Administrative Assistant.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2012
Not impressed with their follow thru on the bullying policy. Our child was accused of being a liar, members of administration would avoid us on campus since our child's allegations. The parents including PTO have too much control and parents who are home all day get involved in petty school stuff rather than letting the school handle it or the kids work it out. I think parent involvement is great but not when it infringes on the rights of other children. We had the option of leaving our kids in or pulling them out when we moved to our new home and we promptly pulled them out and enrolled them elsewhere

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
Wonderful school with character building qualities. I am especially fond of Mrs. Druck and Mrs. Nenaber. These teacher are great at communicating with parents. My children love to attend here! I also appreciate that it feels secure and welcoming.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2011
I must disagree with the previous review. I have had children attending Navarrete for 3 years now and have never felt this way. The school requires all visitors to check in as a safety precaution. I for one appreciate the attentiveness to my children safety. I enjoy the engaging nature of the staff and administration and have always felt welcome by all.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
While I was impressed with the clean campus and layout of the school, I was not happy with the fact that I have to go through a snobby front office staff if I just want to pop in on my child's classroom. In fact, I ultimately was not allowed to go to my child's class. I understand the need for minimal disruption to class, but NO SCHOOL SHOULD PREVENT PARENTS FROM ENTERING THEIR CHILD'S CLASSROOM. Unfortunately, this has set the tone for me & now my view of the school is blemished. Bummer, Navarrete, perception is reality and my initial perception is not good.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2011
My daughter was in Kindergarten at this school before we moved out of state for a year. We loved the school! Her Teacher was great, the Principal was very involved and I felt the school was very safe. There are very tall gates that are closed during school hours so that all viitors must enter thru the office. The gates can be opened from the inside to allow students to get out in an emergency. My daughter has gone to a GIlbert school for 2 months now and we despise it! Her Teacher there is horrible and we feel the school is extremely unsafe. I can't wait to get back to a Chandler school next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2011
My daughter is in 1st grade here and also was in all day K here. The school seems very safe, organized, and I have loved her teachers so far. Mr. Merrill the principal is friendly, approachable and is very involved in the students. Every morning when I drop my daughter off Mr. Merrill the principal, and the Dean of Students Mr. Cramer are out directing traffic and cars, to make sure the kids get dropped off safe. Mr. Merrill also does traffic control when school gets out. They take safety and education very seriously. Keep it up guys.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
I am a student teacher working at the Navarrete Elementary School and I am honored to be a part of this school. I have never worked at a school where the principal was so involved with the daily routines. Mr. Merril is amazing because he truly cares about all the students that attend the school. The principal makes his daily rounds into every classroom and sometimes visits twice in one day. The students love Mr. Merril and are so excited to see him in their classroom. It's common to arrive in the morning and see the principal working as the cross guard. I also should mention that I have never seen a principal working in the cafeteria, daily during the lunch hours like Mr. Merril does. I would recommend that you take a look at this school because the leadership qualities and dedication from the principal are contagious. The staff and teachers provide excellent educational opportunities for their students. The school promotes educational excellence and offers extra-curricular activities. The students are excited and pumped up to participate in their education. I love the assemblies and the school spirit events. Look no further, Navarrete is truly one of the best schools in the state.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 18, 2010
GReat teachers willing to go the extra mile for the kids, esp with after school tutoring.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2010
We love everything about Navarette Elementary. The staff is exceptional!! The activities like the Veteran's Assembly, the Character Counts Assemblies, and the Bully Assemblies make Navarette a very unique school. The principal supports both his staff and the parents. The students love to go to school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
Awesome teachers, parents and kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
The STAFF is the best!!! The kids love the enthusiasm and engagement they have with their principal. It's not every day you see a principal out directing traffic, working the lunch room, meeting the kids at the kindergarten pick-up or holding the stop sign at the crosswalk. Just to name a few!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
I love the teachers, they seem to really care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
We moved here four years ago when my son was starting the first grade. And he has grown and flourished ever since. The teachers have been awesome, when he needed help, he got what he needed. The faculty is great, and we love our Mr. Merrill.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
Navarrette is a great school, I have a daugther who began this fall K- Mrs. Shaffer. Teacher is very engaged with daily feedback. My daughter is benefiting from going to Pre-school the year prior and is now exceling at Navarrete her teacher is pushing self reading as a growing focus for the remainder of the year. Parents, Teachers and students are all very engaged in learning, fund raising and make it a true community home!!! Thank you Navarrete.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
They have a wonderful principal, awesome teachers and a real sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
This really is a great school. Everyone from administrators to custodians is involved and caring. The best interests of the students are the top priority.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
It's a big school, but feels like a close community. The prinicpal is AMAZING and my boys have yet to have a teacher that they and my husband and I did not love. The kids come first at this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
we moved from out of state.My son started @ Navarrete July of 2010. He made friends quickly and he likes his teacher Mrs.Durazo.He joined the Chorus and loves it.The principal Mr.Merrill & dean Mr.Cramer are out in the morning &afternoon @ dropp off & pick up making sure the kids are safe.The school also has a Bullying Prevention Program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
Teachers and all the staff are very cooperative and make learning fun. My children said it's safe haven, they feel secure. It's great to see Mr Merril every morning greeting parents and at the end of the day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
The teachers and staff are amazing. The standards for academics and behavior are very high.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
I have three children who have and are currently attending Navarrete Elementary. I have been so pleased!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
It's a great school! I can easily communicate with my son's kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Schaffer.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
The faculty and staff are awesome!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2010
Wonderful teachers, staff, school spirit, and top rate academics!

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2010
My kid is thriving in this school! I m sure that things are not working perfectly all the time but I m very pleased with most of the staff and teachers. Overall a 5 star school for my family.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2010
For the person who commented in 2007, please give this school a chance. Maybe, others just needed to get to know your kids, or at that time of the year, things were different. As of right now, this school is trying it's best, and striving toward being the best. For me, I think this is the best school for my children. However, people have different opinions.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 08, 2009
Both my kids are at navarrete and everything about the school is wonderful. Every staff members, principal, and teachers are helpful and friendly.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 29, 2008
This will be my children's 4th year attending Navarrete. The atmosphere within the school is very pleasant and congenial. The teachers are both obliging and still great educators. I feel that most of the teachers really care about producing well educated children. The office staff is very competent and eager to help with just about anything. Overall, I am very happy with this school and the staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2008
This is our second year at Navarrete. I have 3 students attending, all have wonderful experiences. The principal is a wonderful, active leader...he is always around working the cross walk, or in the cafeteria during lunch helping keep peace...his way of keeping peace is the best I've seen in 15 years of parenting and dealing with teachers or principals. The office staff is extremely helpful and efficient, as is the health office staff. The nurses are always on top of things and very proactive. All of the teachers have been very pleasant, patient, motivating, encouraging, and leaders. We especially like Ms Miller in grade 4. She is fantasitc at what she does...she exhibits what a love for children and teaching should look like. Safety is also taken very seriously on this campus. I can't say enough good things about Navarrete! 2 thumbs up!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
My child attends this school and I have had nothing but great experiences with the school her teachers and the staff are wonderful, the office is very efficent, including the health assistant. The principal is very accomdating and genuine. I love this school

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2007
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October 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 29, 2007
My children are new at this school this year and the teachers have been so helpful and informative. This is going to be a great year.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2007
I love this school and it's teachers ~ we are lucky to be apart of this great learning institution~!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
This school is the worst school I have ever sent me children to. Both my kids were nice and always had good friends. At this school, both were alienated. They would come home crying. I think the princble is a nice man, he just need to get control of behavior.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2006
This is a great school,the amount of parent involvement was outstanding!It felt like one big family!The care and quality of curriculum that my child was given is second to none.Thumbs up!

- submitted by a parent
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Navarrete Elementary School
6490 S. Sun Groves Blvd, Chandler, AZ  85249
(480) 883-4800
Last modified Navarrete Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Navarrete Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top