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PK-6
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Chandler, AZ
Students enrolled: 668
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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2600 W. Knox
Chandler, AZ 85224

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(480) 812-7600
(480) 812-6920
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May 29, 2014
This school is what other schools should strive to replicate! My son has been attending this extraordinary school for 5 years and is now going into 6th grade here. Each year, he has has a teacher has strived to give him the attention that he needs to be successful. CTA Goodman focuses on parent involvement, so be prepared to dive into the homework to help your child! Semesterly, parent/teacher meetings are held to further foster parent/teacher communication. Each day, my son tells me a new story about an exciting new concept he has learned or a funny event that he witnesses. If I had to find one area for this school to focus on, I believe this would be the content of the learning. Although the content is perfectly acceptable and at grade level, I wish that something more would be offered to those who are above grade level. CTA Goodman has already instituted an advanced literary group for each grade and I wish they would create an advanced math class as well. My child quickly so I wish the program would cater more to his needs. Furthermore, this school has built my son up to be an intelligent, charming child and I definitely recommend you to allow CTA Goodman to assist your child.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
We enrolled out of district for the 2013-14 year. At the close of our first year @ CTA Goodman, I can say that our first grade son has progressed impressively in his reading, writing, spelling and math skills. His teacher ran a tight ship and kids all love her. Our son has already developed skills in self-discipline and an enthusiasm for learning. The principal is wonderful and clearly loves her job. We are looking forward to second grade!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2013
Excellent school! However, if you're a parent who is not involved with your child's education, this school is not for you, and you are setting your child up for failure. This school highly promotes parents/student collaboration with projects and homework. At times it feels like you are also being graded as a parent.If your child is failing in this school, it's only because you are failing your child as a parent. Some of the areas where this school excels is in Mathematics, Reading and giving your child the confidence to speak in front of a classroom by reading and reciting poems by memory. This school is getting better and better with age and I am confident that they will continue to grow and be one of the best elementary schools in the state. If I had to nitpick I would just say that they need to ramp up their extra-curricular activities (science club, robotics class, etc..), overall "A" school.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
This is a great school and has very good teachers and staff . The academics are also very good. The principal is excellent and takes great care so that each kid gets the right assistance and support to achieve their potential. It is mainly focussed on Reading and Math which is great , but they should also focus a bit more on science as well.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2012
I absolutely love this school and I'm thoroughly impressed by the teachers, staff, and curriculum. My daughter is a Kindergartner and is learning faster than I ever thought was possible for a 5 year old. She has about 25-40 minutes of homework every day which can be a bit much for her at times because she gets so tired, but it's good involvement and you really get to see what they are delving into everyday. I am very happy with her teacher and the principle. They are very proactive when it comes to security at the school as well. My daughter loves her teacher, the other students, the special classes like music and PE and she looks forward to school everyday (well, almost everday!).

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
My son's 2nd greade teacher, Mr. Perdue, took the time to assist my son with all of his assignments, worked at his level, quickly caught on that my son has a, let's say a slight attention issue. If he's done, he was done whether the assignment or test was complete. Mr. Perdue would look over the paper and allow a little extra time for my son to go back and finish the work. Mr. Perdue also took time over the summer to tutor my son with math to ensure he would be ready for 3rd grade. Mrs. Pfau, my son's 3rd grade teacher seems to work on the same level. From what I can tell the staff at CTA Goodman truly have the student's best interest at heart. Completely and thoroughly happy with this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2012
My son is in kindergarten at CTA-Goodman and he is doing fantastic. His teacher is so patient and great at managing the students. By mid-way through the first semester, he was already reading whole Dr. Seuss books with little assistance. The administration is friendly and involved. You can see that they really care. This really is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2011
best kindergarten teachers in chandler! high expectations yet caring and thoughtful. couldn't imagine my child anywhere else! six stars out of five.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2011
My daughter is attending CTA Goodman for her 1st Grade. She is in Mrs. Liniger s class. As parents, we are very satisfied with the school and teachers. We can see her progress day by day. She was a trouble maker in kindergarten and the teacher complained almost every day. After she came to CTA she became a completely different one - - a straight As student loved by teachers and her classmates. My daughter made a rapid progress on discipline and self-control. With the help from Mrs. Liniger, she found her confidence back. Five 1st grade teachers work together. They are an awesome team. All the teachers in Kids Express are also wonderful. My daughter feels so happy in CTA Goodman. She kept losing weight when she was in Kindergarten and she started to gain some weight after she came to CTA Goodman. It is the best school for us. Now we are moving to Texas due to job transfer. My daughter is very sad about leaving CTA Goodman. Thanks CTA Goodman. We wish you the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2011
My daughter is currently attending Goodman for the fifth year. We live in Gilbert and it is a long 30-40 min drive (with traffic) daily, but we would not change it for anything. We love the school and we love the staff at Goodman. Thank you so much.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2011
My son is finishing his second year here at Goodman and I have to say I absolutely love it. We make a 20 minute drive to school twice a day and I wouldn't dream of moving to a different school (including a different CTA campus). The staff is just wonderful and the principle is the best there is. Thank you CTA-Goodman.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2011
I've had at least one student at Goodman every year consistently for 14 years and I can tell you that this school gets finer with age. Many schools decline as they get older, but CTA Goodman has continued to bring only exceptional teachers and staff on board. Thanks to the current principal for her dedication in helping this school become a Traditional Academy. All of my children have thrived here!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2010
its a great school staff is very helpful and great curriculam . They are well organised and well equipped with modern methods of teaching

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
My son is just about to complete Kindergarten at Goodman, and I have been so impressed with how much he's learned. In his homework I see the foundations for higher math being laid in addition to mastery of the basics. I love the enrichment classes like music, library, computers, and PE, plus he has gone from being too scared to try to read to reading at the second grade level. He is happy and looks forward to school. I think they've given him a great start to academics that will serve him well the rest of his school career.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2010
Excellent school with exceptional teachers. The principal, Mrs. Sniff, is top-notch. Goodman is a great little school with a challenging curriculum and dedicated faculty. We were recently moved out of state and if we ever get the chance to move back to Arizona, we will only look at houses in the Goodman boundaries!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 23, 2010
The is the 2nd year of my younger daughter in CTA Goodmand. I can see the big change from kindergarten to 1st grade. Her reading skills improves a lot. My older daughter started from the 4th grade in CTA Goodman. She loved this school, expecially her 6th grade teacher - Mr Hodges. He is awesome!! It is highly recommended exelling school!

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April 03, 2009
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November 05, 2008
My daughter just started Kindergarten at this school this year and she loves it. She is getting an amazing education. She is learning so much, more than I ever would have thought a 5 year old could. They teach everything in such a great progressing way that the kids learn so easily. My daughter has Ms. Smith and she is the absolute BEST teacher! They just increased their rating this year to EXCELLING too.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2008
My daughter attends this school and loves it so much. Her teacher Miss Bors is the best preschool teacher that I know of.

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July 18, 2008
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July 17, 2008
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May 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
My son attends this school and since the change to CTA we have been very unhappy. It seems like the school has to hire new teachers every year because they can't keep the ones the have. The kids last year (06)were like lab rats learing the new curriculum. Dont even get me started on the Office staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 08, 2007
Both of my children attend this school. I have had nothing but very positive experiences with the staff. The teachers are excellent and always willing to address the needs of the children. The traditional academy challenges the children academically and the expectations are high. I would definately recommend this school to parents.

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August 03, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2007
My daughter xfrd to Goodman in 4th and is now starting her 3rd and final yr. I have been very pleased with the teacher,Ms. Lee,2 yrs in a row and have seen a lot of parent involvement. The teach/stud ratio is low - library well-stocked and computer lab is great. I like the curriculum and the structure. Student issues(in our case)have been addressed & resolved quickly. My only complaint is the new aftercare done by Kids Express - cust serv.& professionalism horrible! The staff that tend the kids are great, but the adim. off.is very poorly run. This past summer they changed websites and all fon contacts were discon.w/ no forwarding info.Even long-tern clients like us were unaware of how to register. Then,1st day of school they locked out children not on their new list! Can you imagine? They are part of CUSD - unacceptable!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 18, 2007
My son went to this school. He became an outstanding student and excelled while there, so I can't really complain. Unfortunately, his last year was a setback there as his teacher was awful and the principal would not help and finally became down right vindictive when we complained and continued to ask for help with the situation. So I guess my advice is that it is a good school, but you'll be expected to suffer quietly through any bad staffing decisions that have been made.

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June 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2006
This school is average. I think it could have a friendlier staff. I was not to impressed with the teachers my daughter has had in the past few years. The principle is quick to send letters but not return phone calls or get involved in parent/teacher issues. Better staff will result in better school. Thanks.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
I did not experience much in the area of parent involvement with my child's Kindergarten teacher. While I did volunteer to help the children with their reading, along with other moms, there were no other opportunities to help out. I would like to see foreign language introduced before the 6th grade. Goodman does not teach any other languagaes but English.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 28, 2006
Goodman is a wonderful community with small class sizes and involved families. The PTO goes out of their way to provide fun activities. The teachers are great and the support staff friendly.

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April 14, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
November 17, 2004
Since my daughter has begun preschool I've seen a dramatic improvement in her speech development. She absolutely loves going to school and I appreciate the patience and fantastic communication with the teacher.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2004
I decided since my daughter started the preschool program I would get more involved. Though her teacher communicates well through email she doesn't seem to feel comfortable with parents volunteering in the classroom. Also volunteered for a school program and was never called. Otherwise, the structure and organization seem great.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2004
I decided since my daughter started the preschool program I would get more involved. Though her teacher communicates well through email she doesn't seem to feel comfortable with parents volunteering in the classroom. Also volunteered for a school program and was never called. Otherwise, the structure and organization seem great.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2004
I think this is a well run, quality school. Most of the teachers are great! The parent involvement is wonderful and it is easy to get involved. There are many excellent and caring teachers and staff. Our kids have gone several years to this school and we are very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2004
This is a great school if you have an average student or a struggling student but if you have an advanced student I don't think that this is the best school. I found that the teachers tend to give most of their attention to the average and atruggling children while sending the advanced children off on their own to work on their own with learning material that is not at all challenging. I felt that my daughter was not being challenged at all and was more of an inconvenience to the teacher than anything else.

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May 12, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2003
Teachers are dedicated to their students. Unfortunately, class size is growing; my children in the lower grades have had between 24-25 students at one time; only K has an aide. The all-day kindergarten is great. Field trips have significantly decreased in the past three years. Teacher turnover has been a problem in the past few years, more than other schools in the area. The principal is overly involved in staff/teacher micromanagement. Music and p.e. teachers are excellent and innovative. If you are looking for small class size, better test scores, or if your child needs more individualized attention, you may want to consider another school.

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Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman
2600 W. Knox, Chandler, AZ  85224
(480) 812-7600
Last modified Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top