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PK-5 & Ungraded
Chandler, AZ
Students enrolled: 450

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5500 W Galveston Street
Chandler, AZ 85226

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(480) 783-4000
(480) 940-3560
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May 23, 2015
Kyrene de la Mirada provides a positive, friendly environment that is challenging students to grow academically, improve their character and leadership skills and be a part of a community where diversity of all kinds is celebrated. The principal and assistant principal know an incredible number of parents and students by name because they take the time to get to know the families. Family and student input is welcomed and encouraged. Teachers knows their students' strengths as well as their needs and communicate about curriculum and student progress regularly with parents. The environment of the school is welcoming and home-like with art and inspirational sayings on the walls. The classes all follow the Lead In Me program and stay focused on the character strengths they are building. We love this school and have several friends who have come and loved it as well.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2015
We transferred out of boundaries to attend Mirada, rather than our "home" school within the same school district and we are so happy that we did. The lessons the students learn in this school are incomparable to other schools. In addition to the school curriculum, the students are learning the 7 Habits of Happy Kids and how to be respectful human beings. The lessons they are learning are things that will shape them in to amazing students, adults and future leaders. Another thing that amazes me about this school is the Principal and staff. They are all so caring and work so hard to have the students be the best they can be. On our initial tour of the school, I was amazed that 1- we were given the tour by two 4th graders and 2- Mrs. Branch, the Principal, addressed EVERY single student that we passed in the hallway by name. She is SO involved and care SO much about this school and the students. Our youngest is set to attended Mirada next year, along with our oldest and we are looking forward to the next few years when both our of our children will be in this loving and enriching school environment.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
May 22, 2015
The Leader in Me program and 7 Habits is AMAZING! We have incorporated it within our home as well. It teaches the students to respect others, themselves and how to be decent human beings.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2015
I have 2 children currently enrolled here. All together we've been at Mirada for 4 years. Unfortunately this will be our last. Other than a few good teachers, this school has nothing great to offer it's students & families. The principle & vice principle are non engaging, the front office staff is typically cold & the PTO is unorganized & run together as a clique. It's gotten worse over the years. When I first started sending my children here the diversity was appealing, but now I have a whole new outlook. I've seen firsthand how many resources & time is spent on children with serious behavioral problems. & I don't mean special needs. Children who act out & disrupt the class throughout the day & pose potential threats to other students. This past year I was the only parent in both my children's classrooms who donated items on a constant basis. It really has me questioning, "Where does the money from the state & constant PTO fundraisers go? Why aren't other parents donating?" It's a disconnected environment where a lot of families aren't involved with their children's education. Look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2014
We moved to be able to send our child to a Kyrene school. After two years in the Tempe Elementary School District, we were very dissatisfied!!! Our move was worth it. For the first time, he is in an "A" rated school with quality teachers and academics. The Leader in Me program is fantastic! Expectations are set high for staff as well as students. The PTO was just formed last year and as a result it was a bit of a scramble and learning curve. I'm looking forward to more parent/community outreach and volunteerism as the organization grows.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2014
Very disappointed this school year with the school, not our child's teacher who was pretty great. In general, this is a mediocre school who celebrates their mediocrity as excellence. While they do have some excellent programs, such as the Leader in Me, the academics pale in comparison to other schools in the district and in the Phoenix-Chandler-Gilbert metro. Test scores that equate to a B, while good, are not the same as the excellence of an A. Front office staff is typically rude to parents, even those parents who are coming in to volunteer. I believe parent involvement is key to the success of the kids and school. PTA/PTO are typically the key to the involvement door. This PTO is very exclusive, certainly not inclusive. So if you are an outsider who has any gifts, talents or ideas to share - don't bother, because you will NOT be included. We were even told point blank that our help was not wanted. It's sad because this diverse neighborhood school has so much potential.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2012
We just relocated here to AZ and not only do my children enjoy the school but we as parents enjoy the nice staff, teachers and friendly environment! We are very please!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 26, 2007
Academic programs are good, my son took part in many extracurricural activitis like paining, soccer, etc. My wife regularly volunteered in the class. We are happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2006
The quality of academic programs is solid to good for AZ. That means anyone moving from the northeast, or any other area of the country will be severely disappointed in the lack of rigor in the academic program; both here and in the state as a whole.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2006
Poor quality academic program. We are from the East Coast and are used to a much higher quality education. Needless to say we've since put our son intoa private school.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2005
Very well organized. Students make good progress.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2005
A small school that has teachers that give personal attention. Organized.

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2005
I love this school. My oldest daughter started out in Mirada in First grade and was behind. With the help of Mirada and Sylvan she got caught up in no time. The teachers were great when it came to helping her catch up.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2005
I am speaking mostly from the short experience I have had at this school, my son was in a multiage class and after having moved from another state, I tried to aquire help several times from his instructor and the best advice she could give me was to take him out of the school if I was not happy, instead of tackling the issue, she was combative stating I was disrespectful of her time, because I was asking for insight on how to improve and motivate my child who had done so well prior to the move. The overall school I think seems like a nice campus, office staff is kind.

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2005
My family was relocated to AZ, and prior to relocation I was doing much research on a great school for my child, I found this school to be somewhat of what I was looking for, however in my particular situation, I think the school is great, but our child's instructor doesn't seem to understand the urgency or our request for assistance to ensure a great future at this school for our child. Overall it seems like a nice school with a nice PTA. Hope things work itself out for us.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2004
I love Mirada. I think the principal Barbara Johnson has done a fabulous job. I am so happy with the staff here. The staff are dedicated to the students. My daughter loves going to school there. She is very attached to her teacher who is a fantastic role model for other teachers.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2003
We have 2 kids at Mirada. My son has been through 2 years of the gifted program and is reading 4 grade levels above. His proficiency at math is excellent. My daughter just finished 1st grade and received excellent 1-on-1 help with her reading and continues to improve on all fronts. Excellent support and involvement at all levels.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2003
not good for special ed kids... very slow on testing kids with needs.

- submitted by a community member

October 15, 2002
I am one of the families who is on the open enrollment, and my son has been there since kindergarten. I have been very pleased with the learning curriculum, the social environment, the special events that the school has and the opportunity we have to be part of it all.

- submitted by a community member
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Kyrene De La Mirada School
5500 W Galveston Street, Chandler, AZ  85226
(480) 783-4000
Last modified Kyrene De La Mirada School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kyrene De La Mirada School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top