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!
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.
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.
My two kids were in that school. I loved the school and the teacher were awesome.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
the best school because i learn and its fun and i have lots of friends and i have agreat teacher !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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