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Gilbert, AZ

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1211 E. Guadalupe Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234

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(480) 892-2803
(480) 926-3674
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August 11, 2014
My four children have attended Patterson. It is the best Elementary school in Arizona! The teachers go above and beyond. The principal is amazing! The PTO is great!

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2014
This school continues to be excellent with a new principal that fosters the traditions of Patterson. Strong grade levels and amazing support staff keep the culture of caring and high expectations in academics consistent. My kids have attended from Preschool and each grade has positively impacted them. All staff interacted with them so I don't need to single out anyone. They are all amazing.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2014
We transferred to Patterson from a private Christian school two years ago. More than test scores, I was looking for a family atmosphere with friendly faces and great teachers that would challenge my kids. You get all of this, plus great test scores and a A+ rating at Patterson! There is great parent involvement, lots of fun activities, a very active PTA, and a loving staff that feels like family. My kids ages 7 and 10 have learned so much and have flourished in all areas at this school!!

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2013
We are new to Gilbert public schools and Patterson Elem. I was apprehensive at first uncertain how the kids would do with another new school. I am thrilled to say that both of my kids (11 & 8) are doing excellent in Patterson! They have never done so well EVER in school. The teachers and staff are fantastic! Love, love, love this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
This will be our 4th year at Patterson and we are very happy! The teachers truly seem to enjoy their work and there is a lot of parental involvement. Our oldest kids went to Neely traditional and had a great experience under the old principals, Nance and Blanchard. But we noticed a change under the current principal (Chilton), that was very disappointing to say the least. Principal Nance was the best and when she left the school started going downhill. We did our research and fell in love with Patterson. Their ALP teacher is outstanding, and all of the students seem to get along and love their school. We don't regret our move one bit. It's no wonder that over 40% of the students are from out of the boundary!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
This school is on the top 3 schools in the Gilbert Public School District. They have prove in excellence in education. I used to be in resource , but the school tutoring system got me to advance class. That's how good they were. The teachers will never give up. Every day the would say the most important words that made the school the highest, Trustworthiness , Respect , Responsibility , Fairness , Caring , and Citizenship. I say your child will get the best head start at this school.

- submitted by a community member
January 25, 2011
I attended this school when I was younger. I flourished w/ the help of the programs put in place as well as the teachers, staff & principal himself. I expressed what I wanted to learn more of. They came up with acitivities so I was not only learning the basics but exploring options for my future. They said, 'One day you are going to be a writer', and here I am today with a writing career- I credit them. If you are looking for a school that will offer your child tons of career options in a fulfilling and fun way starting young, and a school that has staff who are very active and caring within the education during the day, I would definitely suggest trying out this school. You won't regret it!

- submitted by a community member
July 27, 2010
My daughter attended Patterson for her kindergarten year and will be returning for the rest of her elementary school experience. We live in another town and are more than happy to make the 20 min. drive there and back everyday. The principal~there are not enough kind words to describe this man. He knows all children by name, he even remembers their birthdays and has lunch visits with "star" of the week students. The teachers are more than amazing. There are simply not enough words in the English language for me to describe the joy and love there. My son will also attend this school when he is old enough. Best elementary school in the entire state.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
When we found this school, we found a great fit! It's like one big happy family. The principle is awesome, he genuinely cares about each and every student. The teachers are excellent too.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2010
Patterson is Awesome! I have had five children attend Patterson since 1992. Amazing teachers, phenomenal principal and friendly staff. Are oldest daughter is going to be a student teacher next year to finish her ASU degree - she is hoping to be at Patterson for that experience. ALP program is wonderful, with dedicated staff. Go Panthers!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
EVERYTHING!!! The principal is phenomenal, the teachers we have had are dedicated, caring professionals. We love the school environment which promotes learning and development of character in our children!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
Patterson Elementary is awesome!! The teachers, the education, and staff is incredible!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
The Principal, Mr 'C' is the most hands on Principal I have ever seen. He knows each child by name..knows their interests etc. His staff is caring and personal. Mnay of them have been teachers at Patterson for 20+ years. Every student is challenged and well taken care of. By far the best school I have ever had the pleasure dealing with!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It is more like a family than a school. The environment is one of compassion, caring and striving to be the best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It has a family atmosphere and the students are taught the six pillars of character which they model each day.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Patterson School has always been a great learning experience for my grandson.

- submitted by a community member
May 12, 2010
Patterson is a great school because, in the middle of the city, it still has the community feel of a small town school. The principal is terrific and the teachers and staff are superb. We love Patterson!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Our principal is the absolute best and the teachers are top notch. We love Patterson!

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
I have been a member of the Patterson Community for over 11 years, and I love the way my family feels a part of the 'Patterson' family! The staff is incredible at helping and challenging my children, and it is done with such caring and compassion. The Principal is FANTASTIC and does a wonderful job! There is no better school in the Gilbert District or in the whole state for that matter!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Patterson has been a part of our family for 18 years. Teaching is done with guidance, motivation and individuality. Every student is important and their needs our met with teachers challenging them to reach their potential. Their is a great sense of community on campus and you feel it each and every day. Mr. C. sets the example for everyone to exhibit the Six Pillars of Character by doing so himself. Patterson is definitely a school where students realize their dreams can come true!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 12, 2010
My daughter found this wonderful school for my Grandkids and I feel it meets all their challenges and fulfills their potential. I also think all the other great activities they sponsor is a good way of making the whole family feel involved. I think Mr. C, the principal, is one in a million and is the Best of the Best. The teachers and staff do a great job. I feel my daugher could not have found a better school for her children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
It is more than an academic school. Patterson gracefully combines reading and writing with social awareness and pride.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Patterson is 'kid' oriented. Patterson teaches traditional American values.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 12, 2010
The Principal and the staff are the best. Everyone is dedicated to the education, both academic and social, of all children that attend Patterson.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
There aren't enough words to express how incredible Patterson Teachers and Staff are with not just the children, but parents and visitors alike. They are care about not only the children within the school but the environment in which they learn. Mr. 'C' invests himself in every student and ensures that they have a wonderful educational experience. He and his staff for over 20 years have seen that the the children receive the quality education that not only they deserve but one each parent would hope for their child. I couldn't imagine my children attending anywhere else, within the district or the state. Patterson Elementary School is what every school should be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
I love the education my kids are getting. The principal is very involved and with many years of experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Because it is a great place to learn - a great place to be!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Patterson is a terrific school where you feel like family!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
It has provided my children a first class education in a safe, positive atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Because the kids are excited to be there. The teachers and staff really make learning fun.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
So blessed to have my children attending this school, everyone goes above and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Its a family! My kids not only learn they feel safe all day long! That is so important today

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
The staff is excellent and the kids love their school! We couldn't be happier with our choice of schools!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 11, 2010
I love this school. I transferred my son from another school in the district and I couldn't be happier. He is doing so much better here, and it is due to the principal and staff.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2009
We transferred to Patterson 3 years ago from another Gilbert Public School. It was the best change for our family.No one size fits all approach here. Each teacher is unique and the mix can accomodate the multiple intelligences of the students. There is high parent involvement and a real sense of community. The after-school enrichment programs are engaging. The entire campus (students, staff, parents) adhere to the six pillars of character. It is an inspiring and safe environment for students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
Patterson Elementary is the best! The principal is warm and caring. He knows every child's name and wants to learn about each and every one of them. You will see him doing parking lot duty, crossing guard, or any other duty on any given morning and afternoon. I am a teacher and have taught at a few other schools, but have never met or more caring staff. Everyone in the office goes out of their way to help in any given situation. Patterson has an afterschool program called 'Pals', which allows teachers to help students with homework through games, creative classes, cheerleading, and whatever kids enjoy doing. Our school is an A+ school and has gotten an award for the 'best place to work'. We all care about 'kids' and the community and our school reflects that. It starts with the principal and includes everyone working with kids in our school. It is for these reasons and more that Patterson is the best!

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2009
Wonderful principle & office staff, Teachers are experieinced & great, small class sizes, great Chorus, band, and intramural sports programs! Fun environment for parents and children both and parents are welcomed and encouraged to be a part of their childrens education and school activities

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 13, 2009
Patterson Elementary has been excellent in helping my child be successful. The teachers, psychologist and staff have worked diligently to help my child succeed with the challenges accompanied by ADHD. With nowhere left to turn, my child was continuing to spiral down. Now he is reading, writing and learning like never before. I am grateful for Patterson Elementary and the care they have taken and personal accountability with my child and his success.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2009
Excellent, couldnt be happier. Excellent staff and curriculum.

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June 18, 2008
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June 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 25, 2008
If your child is special needs, expect a subpar education and intergration is unheard of. The children a kept in a separate room and are 'lucky' to share 30 min of reading time with regular students, weekly. Again, not impressed with the vision or the integration at Patterson elementary.

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March 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2008
Did a tour and was VERY impressed! I will drive my child the extra mile to go here! Mr. C. is a rare case of a GREAT principal in GPS!

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February 04, 2008
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January 06, 2008
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November 02, 2007
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September 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2006
Great school all around!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2006
Very mixed feelings based on what I see in children that attend this school and past experience. Leadership appears weak as far as the children go, but very strong and supportive for the faculty. Example: Staff can do no wrong and all are just wonderful. (Not always true) Children fend for themselves with other children. Kids will be kids is the motto here.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
My son has gone to Patterson since he started school. He will be in 6th grade next year! I can't tell everyone enough what a wonderful school Patterson is! The teachers, principal (Mr. C) and the staff are all so very wonderful, caring and unbelievably dedicated. The programs and activities are a great addition to the excellent teaching at Patterson. I feel so lucky that my child was able to attend this school and have the daily interaction with so many caring and dedicated teachers and staff. I believe this school has given him an excellent foundation for his education and has set his expectations and educational goals high. Patterson strives to provide the best overall learning environment and education anywhere!

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May 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
I love Patterson Elementary School. My daughter attend there for 2 years. She increased her reading abilities tremedously. I also have full respect for the principle at Patterson. She was involved in extracurricular activities like Drama and learned a lot.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2005
This is a great school with a high level of education expectations. The teachers are wonderful and encouraging to all children, treating all equal.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2005
This is the first year my daughter has attended Patterson (1st grade) and I am amazed at how much she has learned. The staff is really involved with the students and parents and does a great job of creating a close family feel. I was especially amazed by the first grade musical production - never have we seen so many well behaved 6 & 7 year olds! Great job!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
Positve school climate! Those three words sum up how you feel when you step onto the campus. From the friendly staff, administration, and teachers, to the enthusiastic students. One visit to to this gem of a school will convince you that it is where you want your child to be. The principal sets the tone for the school and he obviously cares for kids - all kinds of kids. He also is loved by his faculty and staff. Patterson has a family feel with wonderful programs for kids of all levels (remedial to gifted.)

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2005
The principal is wonderful and very involved with the children.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
Patterson is a wonderful school with great teachers and an exemplary principal. It is very much a neighborhood/community school and the parents know one another. I have one child in the (A)dvanced (L)earning (P)rogram, and one child in the remedial reading class. They care very much about the success of each child.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2005
The parent involvement is incredible, which starts with a great prinicipal. I went through cancer last year and many surgeries including 8 rounds of chemo and the parents and the teachers were behind me 100%. This school is very caring, they even worked with my children to help them get there homework done so i could rest. This school is amazing, and my kids are thriving!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2005
I can't say enough good about this school. We transferred our son over from a Charter school and find the expertise in teaching skills, management skills and just plain people skills to be exemplary at Patterson. They treat the child as a whole person and truly guide them toward making good choices. The principal knows every childs name! When I walk through the playground in the morning children actually say hello to me! My son is learning to read right before my very eyes - he's in Kindergarten. The campus is older, very elegant and so well kept. There are lots of 'special' programs and activities that keep the excitement up.

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February 14, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2004
My experiences with Patterson Elementary have been very positive. I have one child who has an (I)ndividualized (E)ducation (P)rogram and every teacher involved has worked hard so my child can succeed. Mr. Chomokos is always available as is all of the staff. Help as a parent has always been just a phone call away.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2003
Your child will not get overlooked at this school. The teachers, therapists and principal are amazing! They are as involved in your childs life as they are learning! Kudos to Mrs. Neathery, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Noel, Mrs Laprise, Mrs. Adams, Mrs U, Ms. Penny, and MR. C for all helping my children learn and grow. This school is where your child will thrive in learning!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2003
We have one child who attended Patterson from 2nd-6th (now in 7th) and a second child who has attended K-2nd. We love Patterson, the teachers, and especially Mr. 'C'. He knows each and every child by name, even if he has only met them once. My wife is very active in the PTO. What a great school to have your child attend.

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Patterson Elementary School
1211 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ  85234
(480) 892-2803
Last modified Patterson Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Patterson Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 65 reviews. Top