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777 N. Desert Breeze Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85226

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August 15, 2014
Being a 8th Grader In Pod B is Amazing. Sure Girls Wear so called 'inappropriate' clothing, That clothing is short shorts, Girls starting wearing these in 5th Grade, It's not biggy! The teachers are amazing, Including our Police Officer, Officer Gomez everyone calls him OG though! I recommend Aprende Middle School for most of the children, especially if you're coming from Fees.

- submitted by a community member
May 24, 2013
APRENDE is such a horrible school the girls dress like they are going to the club! A lot of the smoke illegally this is sad to think the parents and teachers let this go on without consulting someone

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2013
My son is in 6th grade pod B (gifted) and it suits him perfectly! He is challenged on a daily basis by all of his teachers..the 4 core teachers are wonderful!!! Could not be happier....and neither could he!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2013
Students are rude and disrespectful. Lots of drama and rumors that go on between students that teachers don't know about. Students are out of control. Kids wear inapporiate clothing.

- submitted by a community member
June 03, 2011
Education is of the highest importance at this school. They are truly preparing their students for the future. My older son sailed through Corona Gifted where he left with 28 credit hours to start college. Speaking of college, he just completed his freshman year at ASU Barrett Honors College where he attends on a full scholarship thanks to Mrs Deer's 6th grade advanced Language Arts and Mrs Furman's 7th Grade Advanced Language Arts. They are the Best!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2011
our third and youngest daughter just finished an amazing 6th grade year at Aprende. Our older 2 have sailed with high honors through Corona thanks in large part to the excellent preparation they received at Aprende. As an active PTSO mom for 6 years, I've had the opportunity to get to know almost all of the teachers, administrators, and staff on a first name basis. I can't say enough wonderful things about them. Plus, the incredible array of activities beyond the classroom give the kids opportunities to grow personally and gain a wealth of hands on experiences. This includes but is not limited to yearbook, newspaper, NJHS, Stud Council, Peer Mediation & Tutors, sports teams, math clubs/competitions, and much, much more. The overnight trips to Prescott (6th grade), Grand Canyon (7th), Disneyland (music) are but a few offered. Art & FACS-fantastic, the music program- super talented teachers, etc. Everyone is committed to excellence despite limited budgets, economic challenges, and lack of state support. I can honestly say there is NOWHERE else I would want my kids for middle school than Aprende under Gerri Shaw's leadership. A well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award & A+ award!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2011
My son has enjoyed a year of learning and growth at Aprende Middle School this year. He completed 6th grade at Aprende and is excited about entering 7th grade next year. My son has enjoyed warm connections with his teachers and has made many new friends. I would recommend Aprende Middle School to any parent who is looking for a solid middle school placement for their child.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
Moving my children to the Kyrene District was the best decision I ever made when it comes to their education. Yes, there is a 20 minute commute but it is well worth it. My son attends Aprende and is in 7A. The curriculum is amazing and he has had many opportunities to learn things that I believe are not taught elsewhere. The STEM program is wonderful and he excels in that class. The teachers are very good at communication, Mrs. Starling sends out weekly newsletters so you are always in the loop of what your child is learning. A+!!

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2011
Aprende is simply great. My son is in Mrs. Furman's 7B class and in advanced Math & Language Arts Class. He is also a member of NJHS. Yes, its the great curriculum of the regular class, gifted class and wonderful opportunities of NJHS. But its more than just that. Its how the teachers nurture the kids to challenge themselves to reach their highest potentials and inspire them to be good citizens. On top of it all, the kids have so much fun. Thank you Aprende! You are truely A+!

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2011
My child has done awesome at this school. I am impressed with the grades and the communication with the teachers. The school is great academically and the students are also involved in sports, music, & other extra activities. Definitely an A+ school all around.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2011
I HAVE A CHILD AT AMS AND THE TEACHERS ARE WONDERFUL. THEY MAKE SURE THAT EVERY STUDENT IS A SUCCESS AND REACH EVERY TYPE OF LEARNER IN THE WAY THAT BEST FITS THE STUDENT. NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND AT THIS SCHOOL. STUDENTS AND THEIR LEARNING ARE THE NUMBER 1 PRIORITY HERE!

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2011
Coming from a small charter school, we were terrified to send our son into the "real world" public school for 6th grade, but it has turned out to be a blessing. The teachers and principal helped make it a positive transition. They are very supportive to the kids and parents in a way that makes everyone feel safe while providing a challenging and fun curriculum. Our son is moving into 8th grade and we still feel confident that we made the right decision to move into the public school arena, thanks to this support. We rated the parent involvement with 3 stars, which is actually a compliment. It's not that parents are not helping out, it's about letting go and letting the kids learn some independence and autonomy. The parents help in all the right places and the PTSO does a great job of getting the parents involved at the right level. We're looking forward to our other kids moving on to Aprende. Great job!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
I have had 3 chiildren attend Aprende, and I have loved it every year...As a parent it is always a huge concern with transitioning to a new school for a 6th grader....My kids...2 boys and a girl have all had great experiences...My daughter is still there....I LOVE the teachers....the 6th grade teachers are amazing for that transition to occur....I highly reccommend Aprende....team building is wonderful, character counts is wonderful, and there are many opportunities as a paretn to get involved.....Love it:)

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
Both of my children went to Aprende. I was very happy with all the attention they got from their teachers. The staff at this school is very caring. I feel they were ready for high school

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2011
Great School! My daughter started as an extremely shy 6th grader and has blossomed into an outgoing, confident, and happy kid. She has had amazing teachers and made lots of new friends. My older daughter also went to Aprende and was very well prepared for full honors courseload in high school. Both kids excelled academically and my youngest daughter can't wait to attend next year.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2011
Awesome school! At an assembly yesterday it was announced Aprende is "one of the top 25 schools in Arizona". Also just saw this article about their A+ award: http://www.wranglernews.com/2011/05/02/aprende-school-celebrates-prestigious-a-recognition/ Go Aprende!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2011
A+ Excelling School - Kyrene Aprende Middle School just recieved this prestigious award which represents teacher, student, and parent commitment to adacemic excellence. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2011
I happen to go to this school and this has many opportunities. I got chosen to go to Washington DC for my great leadership, but I couldn't make it because my dad thought it cost so much. Maybe you might get the same award, and your parents will pay $2000 for something that will go on your college application. They also have something called peer mediation which I'm a peer mediator! I'm also in student council, and I got excepted to be a National Junior Honor Society. There's many more things this school has to offer. Aprende Jaguars Black and Gold!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 12, 2011
This is my son's last year at Aprende and we are white-knuckling it to the end. His Science teacher has pushed us over the edge and he is going to a charter school for high school. The cliques are off the hook and zero tolerance for bullying is on paper only. Aprende represents everything wrong with public education. His math teacher however is stellar. I am so grateful to her.....she is the best thing about this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2011
I went to this school for a bit and i have to say that bascially all the girls dress inapproprately. its almost like there is no dress code here! Mostly everyone who goes here is rich and it is not very diverse. It is hard to make friends here at the school.But on a positive note the cliques arent as bad as most schools.

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2010
My son attended Aprende and is now at Corona. I feel that Aprende teachers greatly prepared him for high school. The English and Math teachers are especially exceptional, because they make sure to challenge those who need to be challenged! I didn't find that to be the case as much in the elementary school. I did have a few issues with ONE individual teacher but hopefully that teacher will not remain there as it seems their heart is not in education and being around kids. Great school, great teachers, and great administration!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2010
I'm really not sure how this school is getting such good reviews, because I don't agree that the teachers go the extra mile at all . I guess relative to other schools in Arizona, it has a more expansive program. My family moved here a few years ago and my younger siblings are currently attending this school. Compared to some other schools in the area, the program seems to have more to offer, more extracurricular activities, etc. But I'm very disappointed by the way that they involve parents and family members in the child's education. In fact, it almost feels as if they would prefer for parents to never contact them. I tried talking to admins/teachers about advancing my siblings in math courses because they had taken them over the summer, and the response was a simple one sentence email with improper grammar and no salutations.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2010
Our teaching staff is an award-winning staff, and our students are award winners as well. Every day I come to school excited about teaching our students and watching them grow. Aprende cultivates leaders!

- submitted by a teacher
April 27, 2010
We love this school! It has been a great year for us at Aprende. Can't wait for next year! The teachers are great. They really care and go the extra mile for the students.

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November 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 12, 2009
Great school. Teachers seem like they care for the well-being/success of your child. Keep up the great work.

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July 21, 2009
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May 27, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 19, 2009
I love this school! I am 8th grade student here at Aprende and this is my first year. The teachers are really positive and determind to teach us what we need to know. I absolutely love our FACS teacher, Mrs. Groathouse she is so sweet, the thing I like about her is that she's sweet but doesn't put up with anything. My other favorite teacher is Mrs. Wilson, she's my math teacher and she never gets mad she is so patient and kind. I love Aprende!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2008
iam in 6th grade and this school is absolutely amazing! I've been here for a while and I love it! The princible is great, the staff are hard workers, the teachers are brilliant, and the students are improving so much!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, there are many different choices for extra curriculam activities. This school is alot more than outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
October 03, 2008
I am tired of being told one thing by the office staff and having them do just the opposite. I feel like as if they tell you what they think you want to hear regardless of wheather or not it is the truth.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
The best school ever!!!!! Very educational and highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!! My daughter loves it there!

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2008
My son has completed his first year at Aprende. We moved from Cali last year and were worried about his adjustment to a new place. I am so glad we chose Aprenede, it is a wonderful school with positive envoirnment. I love the fact all assignments are posted online and teachers encourage parents to contact them if they have questions.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 16, 2008
My children had a wonderful experience at Aprende. While I didn't find the school environment very inviting for parental involvement, my children excelled and emotionally grew in leaps and bounds. I couldn't have asked for anything better for them. I found most of the teachers to be wonderful, with a small few that I don't believe should be in the field of teaching due to lack of people skills. The administration and guidance counselor were supportive and helpful. Great school.

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May 29, 2008
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May 24, 2008
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April 22, 2008
in my opinion aprende is i a good school. i just moved from Florida to Arizona. If i compare to the school that i went to in fl and aprende this school is much more advances that my old school. ( I am not saying that all schools in fl are bad). the parents and everyone are involved in the school activities, and the electives are grate.

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March 19, 2008
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February 29, 2008
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February 14, 2008
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January 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2007
Kids work as hard or harder than an adult. They have 6:30 classes and half hour for lunch, no break. During academic lab they are giving extra activities/homework. They don't have a study hall unless it's after school as an additional hour. Then home to do more homework.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2007
this is an amazing school

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September 22, 2007
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August 27, 2007
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August 23, 2007
I currently have a child attending Aprende middle achool and I must say things have changed since my son attended this school a few years back. The electives have been cut back and spanish is no longer a core class. They have very little emphasis on spanish and orchestra. They also changed the way conferences area conducted. While I do not fault the teachers for this, I think the school management make it more difficult to spend more time talking to parents. .All in all, the school has changed for the worse in the last few years.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2007
Overall, I think Aprende is a good school. The sports teams are friendly and maintain a good, competitive but sportsmanship environment. The teachers are relatively good, and many are willing to prepare students for rigorous high school environments. However, I would like to see Spanish offered as a core class rather than an elective due to the heavy curriculum.

- submitted by a student
August 15, 2007
This is my 2nd year in Aprende Middle School. Do not ever consider sending your child here. The academics are poor, the other children are rude with no focus. The advanced classes are lax on actual teaching. The parents are never involved at this school. The principal is a rude and uncompassionate woman who cares nothing for students like myself. There is no advanced orchestra classes for extremely talented students like myself. The 'core' classes(math, language arts, science, social studies), recieve the money. The teachers are great people but due to the poor quality of the administrators and the 'no child left behind' program, they are left without any way to teach.

- submitted by a student
August 15, 2007
My daughter went to Aprende for 7th and 8th grade. We were so happy with the academics, the extracurricular programs and the quality of the teaching staff and administration. There are a few things that I would like to see offered such as Spanish and PE not being electives however, this is a district issue and not an issue with the school. Aprende has great parent participation. I would recommend this school to anyone in the valley.

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January 31, 2007
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September 01, 2006
This is my child's second year at Aprende and she loves it, shes says all the teachers have been nice to her and the teachers have been very involved on what's going on with my child's grade if I were the judge of this school I would give it an A+++++.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2006
Given the reputation of the Kyrene District I was disappointed with Aprende. The academics and standards were subpar. My 6th grader often received higher grades than he would have received in a more competitive environment. However given the state of American public education, Aprende is better than most.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2006
Having previously attended this schoo, Aprende middle school is a fine middle school to attend. The academics are very good, offering advanced English and Math classes. The sports and fine arts programs are also very good.

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May 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2005
Wonderful school. Enthusiastic learning and challenging courses and classes. Great advanced classes that keep kids interested. Our son is in sixth grade and we couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
Quality of academics is very good. Teachers are qualified and seem to respect the students. Music and electives are being reduced with longer academic class hours. This will be the first year for longer classes. Not as pleased with homework levels (too little) from some teachers. Needs better communication on assignments, updated calendar on website would be beneficial.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2005
On the whole, the school is satisfactory. My son loves his teachers, and is encouraged by teachers when he does challenging things. But I hope students are more motivated than now.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
The band teacher is excellent. I had a hard time getting e-mail responses from some other teachers. They are cutting back elective classes which will result in a total of 5 classes a day. This was 8 this past year. Spanish will be cut out. The students will be allowed only one elective, so if they are a band student, they will not be able to take PE.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2005
Academic programs always changing. Not consistent.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2005
I am very pleased with the education my child received at Aprende and with the teacher's concern and caring for my son. I am extremely happy with the feedback I received on my child and his academic performance as well as his social skills. I would highly recommend this school

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2005
My child reports that the teachers aren't real nice or supportive. My son had surgery on his foot and was in a cast, and the teachers were not at all accommodating. Teachers seem rather psychologically punitive.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2005
I have three children who each attended Aprende for three years. The schools facilities and grounds are beautiful. However the kids, for the most part just aren't challenged academically enough. Rules are inconsistantly enforced resulting in a great deal of frustration for students, teachers and parents. Most of the staff are well meaning individuals who are just ineffective. As a parent, I am unsure what to attribute this to - maybe poor training, poor curriculum,or just low expectations. Whatever the reasons are,it's a real shame because there is great potential for outstanding academic success given the homes the student body comes from.

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February 04, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 19, 2005
This is a wonderful school. It offers regular and honors classes for every grade. Spanish is also offered in the 7th and 8th grade. They have band, orchestra, choir,P.E,Exploratories and Peer Tuturing as elective classes. Teachers are qualified and excellent at understanding the needs of every stufent. Numerous sports are available for tryouts throughout the year such as Girls'softball, basketball, soccer, wrestling etc. Parent involvement is always a concern for teachers and staff but conferences aren't too successful because there is limited time for the number of students there are, but individual meetings can always be arranged at a different time.

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September 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2004
This is a terrific middle school with many different options for students. The track program is very good and the coaches have been great. The music and band programs are also wonderful with enthusiastic teachers. Teachers are responsive and appreciate parent involvement. My child had a good experience here. There were some minor social issues which came up during 6th grade but the school has a peer mediating program and deals appropriately with bullying and such. Progress reports come home all the time so you are always aware of how your child is doing. The advanced placement classes seem to meet the needs of the students pretty well. Class sizes are in the low to mid 20s. I would like to see Spanish offered to 6th graders and no cost sports and activities.

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Kyrene Aprende Middle School
777 N. Desert Breeze Blvd., Chandler, AZ  85226
(480) 783-4000
Last modified Kyrene Aprende Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kyrene Aprende Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 70 reviews. Top