March 08, 2013
One of the few 1/2 traditional, 1/2 academy public elementary schools in Chandler, and we love it! A little history: In 2012, we moved, from the Midwest, to Chandler specifically because of its public school system. We have one son and he is currently in 1st grade, enrolled in the Chandler Traditional Academy at Carlson Elementary. As an aside, unlike other CTA's, children are not required to wear a uniform (because the school is 1/2 & 1/2). At first, we were indifferent about this. But now, we've come to appreciate how our little first grader expresses himself through what he wears. Overall, we appreciate every aspect of Carlson... The new, modern facility, neighborhood elementary school feel, before and after school care (Kids Express), and especially the staff, including the charismatic and outgoing principal, Mr. Leo Schlueter. And by the way, parent involvement is outstanding! I would not hesitate to recommend Carlson Elementary to anyone with elementary school age children.
- submitted by a parent