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Chandler, AZ
Students enrolled: 734

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500 S Arrowhead Dr
Chandler, AZ 85224

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(480) 812-7600
(480) 812-6220
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October 05, 2014
I am always friendly with everyone here. So when I tried to smile at new grouchy principal, he just turned away. They are trying too hard to just make the grade, that they don't care about the important things. The parents seem unhappy and unsure about dropping off their kids here every morning it seems. You hear honking horns and rushing vehicles. It is not the best setting. It is not the best school you all!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2014
I think this school is not like it was a few years ago. I've heard teachers complaining about students. I've seen parents dissatisfied with the school. There is even the ongoing changes with the principals. I wonder if the whole district has the same problem. I don't like this this school anymore.

- submitted by a community member
May 07, 2014
Conley has been such a great school for my daughter in her 6th and 7th grade. The principal, Mr. Walter, has been so amazing and so caring about his students! I am thankful we sent our daughter there and she is thankful also. She blossomed there under excellent instruction, caring teachers, and a staff that shows they love being there. I HIGHLY recommend this school to any parents that wants a first class education for their middle schooler. Thank you Conley teachers, staff, and principle for being first class and caring so much for their students.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2014
My two kids were in that school. I loved the school and the teacher were awesome.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
3 OF MY 5 CHILDREN HAVE ATTENDED THIS SCHOOL WITH MY OLDEST NOW IN 8TH GRADE AND I ABSOULTELY LOVE THE SCHOOL. MY CHILDREN HAVE EXCELLENT TEACHERS WHO HAVE REALLY PUSHED THEM TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR GOALS IN THEIR EDUCATION. THE STAFF HAS WORKED HARD IN HELPING MY SON REACH HIGHER TESTING SCORES BY OFFERING EXTRA HELP AND TUTORING. I HAVE ALWAYS FOUND THAT THE TEACHERS ARE DEDICATED TO MAKING SURE MY KIDS THE KIDS ARE IN A SAFE AND NO BULLYING ENIVORNMENT. I APPREICATED THE PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN ACTIVITIES AT SCHOOL BECAUSE I SEE THE RESULTS IN THE SENSE OF PRIDE AND COMMUNITY THAT IS CARRIED IN THE SCHOOL AND SEEN IN THE CHILDREN. I AM AN PROACTIVE PARENT WHO KNOWS THAT WE HAVE TO BE JUST AS DEDICATED TO SCHOOL AS OUR CHILDREN SO THAT WE HAVE A LEGACY AND CONLEY GIVES MY CHILDREN A SOLID FOUNDATION I AM GRATEFUL.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
I love this school. It's in a great neighborhood....caring teachers...gread admin staff.... My children are very happy with this school. The gated campus is always clean and attractive.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
We have seen really good changes at Conley over the years since our child started in Kindergarten. Mr. Walters and the school staff are truly awesome! You can see the positive changes in the attitudes of the the teachers and students on the campus. So glad they are an "A" rated school! They have worked hard to earn it and they deserve it!

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2011
My children and I absolutely love Conley Elementary. Contrary to some parents being disappointed with the current principal, I do not agree. I was honored to be a member of the Principal Site Council. this council is open to all parents and allows us to have a voice in the safety and concerns of the students. The principal is caring and personable. She and front office staff know my daughter and son names. Teachers are awesome and kind. My son always says due to his kindergarten teacher looping to first grade, is the reason why he is smart. I will continually ask for an open boundry exemption until 6th grade is completed.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2011
I see that many parents of children at Conley are pleased with the CATS program. But what about those children that are academically advanced but don't have that "special thing" that the CATS tests look for. I have one of those kids and she is constantly in trouble because she is bored in her classroom. She learns more at home and from the library than she does at school. The teachers are nice but the rooms are overcrowded even though the principal says they have capacity to take on the students from Erie that is closing. It's too bad there isn't a program for kids that really excel but don't make it into CATS.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2010
I'm surprised at those who believe the current principal at Conley is not as good as the previous principal. I'm a parent of a 4th grader and have been at Conley since 1st grade and have found tremendous improvements since the new principal took over. For example, the previous principal was never seen at student pickup, but the new principal is there keeping your kids safe. She has addressed the open gates (left open by parents and not her) by the kindergarten (previous principal failed). She's been working on getting a new front gate that can be closed (safety doesn't allow the current gate to be closed) which the previous principal failed to do. The new principal came to Conley when the financial condition of Chandler schools began to feel the economic meltdown and still gets things done. I can only comment on the teachers my child has/had 10!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
I rate this school 3 Principal 1 Parent involvement 5 Safety and Discipline 2. School is not what it use to be. its very sad

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
We had several wonderful teachers at this school and enjoyed the open campus as well as the fun activities and school spirit the former principal fostered. However, we took our children out of this school one year after the new principal came along. Parent concerns are not taken seriously and she is not an effective leader of this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 06, 2009
Yes, a lot of great teachers have moved on, but please know that there are still great teachers at Conley! I have had one child start and complete Conley, and I have one more finishing up next year. I have had no complaints even with the new principal. Yes, things are different, but my child is still receiving an equitable education. Thank you to Paul Gaillard, Halle S., Linda Ryan, Michelle Anderson, Jill Herig, and many others for still making Conley a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 01, 2009
The school would benefit by having a new Prinicpal who was more interactive with the children and the parents. She is not personable and easy to talk too.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
the best school because i learn and its fun and i have lots of friends and i have agreat teacher !

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2008
Conley is a great school with many opportunities for enrichment. My daughter has been going there for 5 years and loves it! The teachers are very good!! The principal is a breath of fresh air. The change is good for Conley.

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March 25, 2008
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March 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2007
I am also the parent of a CATS student (mine is in the 1st grade) I researched long and hard where to put my daughter. I have been very happy with the experience. The children and doing interesting and varied activities and the staff are very friendly. My daughter is a sensitive child and yet has no complaints about the classroom or the school. I agree that the pickup process is chaotic so I would recommend picking up your child.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2007
My daughter is in the 3rd grade CATS program at Conley. She has grown leaps and bounds academically from the previous year at another school. I find that she is challenged in a caring environment with wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 30, 2007
I'm a picky parent when it comes to my daughter s education and I have to say that the CATS program at Conley is top rate. Its FREE public education and EXCELLENT - which is a combination that is not easy to find! My advice to any Chandler parent is to get your child tested and if they pass (they need a 97% in one of three areas) this is the BEST option around. As far as Conley goes as a school my only complaint is that drop off and especially pick up is chaos and security seems a bit lacking.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
The world is ever changing and Conley was in need of a change. New staff members were not the caliber as some of the other teachers on staff. Mrs. Alexander is bringing a sense of calmness and 'fun' back to the campus, while still maintaining the professionalism and quality education Conley is known for. The negativity felt last year seems to have left with the staff and the administration. It's good to see the students and teachers enjoying their time together again. Change is a process and I hope everyone is patient while the changes are coming about. It will be good for Conley.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2007
The role models my students have from their teachers are incredible. The teachers here are always taking classes and keeping with up to date on information concerning education. I trust that they are educated, fair, fun, and providing the best education possible.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2006
Conley is great school! I would highly recommend it to anyone. I currently have two students attending Conley and one that attended for 7 years and is now in JR High. The staff are always working on bettering themselves and improving the school. They have micro society that puts kids in real life situations and shows them how what they are learning in the classroom will help them in the real world.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2006
Mrs. Huggins was my kid's 2nd grade teacher, she is wonderful and very details. We miss you!

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August 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2006
Principal is impossible to get in touch with. I was told, before school started, that teachers had recent education regarding ADHD. I was also told that the teacher that my child was to have was experienced with children with ADHD. This was not the case. The counselor was not even up to date on most current research. Teacher still thought that bad behavior was just result of a problem child, NOT a child with a problem.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2006
This school qualifies as an excellent school. Everyone loves this school. The teachers are excellent and my child loved attending Conley. The principal is the best.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2006
Conley elementary has a great academic program it is one of the best that I have found, they have a no bully tolerance there and the teachers are all wonderful

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
As a parent of two students at this school, I would like to see more supervision on the playground. There are not enough eyes to watch all those kids and to keep them safe.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
Conley is great! The teachers are caring, outgoing and dedicated to education!

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October 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
My daughter is in her second yr at conley. It is a great school and she loves it. It does seem to have a gender bias towards dads when trying to get information. That needs to change now.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2005
I think Conley school, it's teachers and it's adminstration is by far superior to any I have seen or have knowledge of. Everyone there goes above and beyond. Go Coyotes!

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
Great Teachers. They work hard and are always there to help my child. The principal has a lot of knowledge in many areas.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2005
This school is very large and does not make a point to know children on an individual basis. Administrator are very difficult to get in touch with. (Plan on playing 'phone tag'!)

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May 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
I have been an active parent at Conley Elementary for 6 years. Conley staff and leadership is top notch. The enviroment that has been created is positive and productive. Susie Jayne is an asset to the school and the community. Conley excels in all aspects of education and involvement in the community.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2004
I taught kindergarten at Conley for three years. I found it to be an exceptional environment both professionally and personally. Susie Jayne is a fine instructional leader and the quality of her staff relfects this. Conley teachers are hard working and are dedicated to the students they teach.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2004
I have two children that go to conley and they love it, the teachers are great and very caring. The teachers go out of there way just to help kids succeed!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2004
When it first opened, it was great. However, the school has hired some questionable teachers, some with openly obvious gender bias. Some of the teachers are great, like Mrs. Ivicek and Mrs. George. I think the school would be much better if it had better administrative leadership. Mrs. Jayne is often ineffective. As an educator myself, I was disappointed with her performance, interaction with children, and attitude. Rules are used without conformity and consistency. We decided to move so our children could be at a better school with a prinicpal with a proven performance record . I have to ask, 'What about the families who can't move?' The district needs to reevaluate her performance.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2004
There was not enough experience in my sons acedemic needs to provide a consistent stable learning program. One on one aids were not experienced nor qualified to assist him. Constant change in aids caused alot of instability, although the time and effort put in by all was exellent. A special needs grading scale and personal accesment is very needed, and funds for this program very much a problem.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2004
I have 2 childern that attend Conley at this time and we love the school. I also have a 10th grader that attended Conley the first year it was built. Due to the new school's being added to Chandler my childern will be going to Anderson next year. I'm a little sad because I have gotten to know the staff and I think they are Wonderful. I am very greatful for the love and time each teacher has given to all three of my childern. If your thinking about Conley you will have no regrets.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2004
As the times change, demographics change, and demands of No Child Left Behind are in place Conley is doing very well at keeping up. The staff and philosophy have changed as the district begins to grow and change is difficult for many people. The Principal is not a 'dynamic' personality, but has their academic performance as her priority, and with all the new demands, isn't that what it's all about. The teachers are dedicated and caring and without positive support from parents can not make the learning experience a 'positive' one. Communication is lacking from the administration about school items that effect the community, but communication from the teachers is excellent. The Microsociety and after school activities are outstanding, especially the free Compact Tutoring. Conley is a great school, it's changed, but it is still quality education for all students.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2003
Academics come first, public relations and marketing must take a back seat when children are involved. Student expectations are high and teachers are highly trained and experienced. That is where the focus of Conley seems to be, and that is a plus for my children when AIMS comes around.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2003
Aug 2003. For 3 yrs my two kids have been attending Conley, and parents are still talking about the former principle. It's time to stop comparing the adminstration and get busy developing the current principle into a leader we want her to be. This is an outstanding school. The teacher are wonderful, and honestly care about our kids. The support staff is friendly and helpful, and the ladies in the office are fun and can answer anything question you have. Let's move forward as parents, stop talking about a new school being better and continue to grow Conley into a school we are all proud of.

- submitted by a parent
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Dr Howard K Conley Elementary School
500 S Arrowhead Dr, Chandler, AZ  85224
(480) 812-7600
Last modified Dr Howard K Conley Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dr Howard K Conley Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top