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Gilbert, AZ

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3443 E. Calistoga
Gilbert, AZ 85297

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July 24, 2014
My daughter is doing very well at this school. Her 3rd grader teacher was fresh out of college, but did a great job. She likes her teachers, has made many friends, and feels comfortable and safe here. The workload is challenging but reasonable.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
My family recently moved to OH. We were worried that our children wouldn't be at the same level as the other children in their new school (since AZ schools don't rank well amongst other states). I am very happy to report that San Tan completely had them prepared. They are both doing extremely well and are even testing at a higher level in most areas. I attribute it to the staff at San Tan and the commitment that they all give to the kids. I also want to let the PTO know that they do an awesome job at San Tan. The PTO at our new school doesn't even compare. Thanks San Tan!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
I am very happy with San Tan Elementary. I have three children attending the school and I am impressed with "most" of the teachers they have had. I do realize all teachers are different and probably will not like all of my children's teachers. I have had great communication from many of the teachers. Depending on the grade we got newsletters weekly or monthly (with weekly updates). We received emails when our 6th grader was falling behind in one class (all four of her teachers offered to help her through tutoring). I am glad my children attend San Tan.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2013
Our childrens' experience at this school was dismal. Teacher communication was almost non-existent and turnover was high. The atmosphere among parents was one of discord and competition. We were glad to have other school choices in our community.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2012
2012-2103 school year is off to a great start! The amazing staff at San Tan are working harder than ever. As a parent I truly appreciate the endless hours of training, the supportive administration and the abundance of helpful teachers. From the amazing Mrs. Potter in the front office to the wonderful cafeteria manager, Connie, everyone is on the same path this year! Rock on San Tan!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2012
We love San tan and all of the staff!!! I cant wait to see what next year brings!

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2012
I have been very pleased with this school. The teachers us every means of communication to make sure we are prepared to help our kids. Email, phone, newsletters and school website. They also tailor their program to the kids needs, and do everything they can to enhance the kids learning ability as best suits the child. My only complaint is the amount of fundraisers that the school is involved in. We have done at least 2 fundraisers a MONTH this year, sometimes more. The pressure put on the parents at such an early agie is somewhat ridiculous. I can understand some fundraisers, but as a working Mom, I find it difficult to participate, and my kids seem to feel very pressured by this to outperform their friends. I don't think this is a good practice when my kids are in Kindergarten and 2nd grade. Overall, if I were to recommend the school, Hands down, I would tell anyone to move into the area! The surrounding neighborhood is the most child friendly area we have ever lived, and since we are military, that says alot about this area and the school! Good luck in your school searches!

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2011
I have two children at this school. They both are receiving a great education. It concerns me that teachers are getting let go. I received an email today that there will be a new principal effective 12/5. What is happening with the teachers and staff at this school? None of the teachers will talk about what is going on. The district is not talking either...

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2011
I would like to comment on the most recent post below dated 11/28/2011. San Tan does have great teachers in all grades and they have worked hard to get there. Truth IS that Dr. Alva has managed to push the staff to become one of the best schools in AZ, he is a very intelligent man and has a demanding position at San Tan but also within the district! HOWEVER going to the extreme to say that there is flirting in the office, NO !!! Never have I seen any such type of behavior as much as I am in the school. What I do SEE and HEAR is front office staff communicating with parents. Every parent is different and has different needs for them and their children. The front office staff deals with a wide variety of parent issues and these ladies work with parents to meet each of their needs. Would I call this flirting, absolutely not! They show attention, sympathy, assistence, laughter, support and comfort. As a parent you want admirable service as you walk in the door. Parent below why don't you look up the definition of what FLIRTING really means!! Parent why don't you get a job behind the desk of an office staff member and open your eyes to what office staff and administration faces

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2011
I have also read many of the comments. I got on here to see if there was any clue as to why several teachers are leaving San Tan. Two of the teachers that left had huge impacts on our children's lives. They were truly amazing teachers. Have the 'numbers' become more important than the children I wonder? Has the new principal caused the good teachers to leave? If it is about the "numbers", why have first grade teachers left? They don't do AIMS, correct? I worry that without the strong teachers in the lower grades, who have the patience and intelligence to teach our kids how to read, our numbers are going to decrease.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2011
We have 2 Children @ San tan Ranch. We could not be more pleased with San Tan. What Dr. Alva & Mrs. Wolf have accomplished in their 1st year and continues to accomplish.... AMAZING!!! Our kids came home Friday so pumped up & excited as they had a short assembly on how WELL San Tan STUDENTS & Teachers are doing! San Tan is currently rated 20th out of 1300+ Schools in the State of AZ & # 1 for the District. One of our kids went from failing to being a honor student!! I have read ALL the comments, & I could sit here & go tick for tack on each complaint; but I have better things to do. Besides the numbers speak from themselves!!! As for the haters... the complainers.... STOP IT, go get your teaching degree, or be involved with the School or in the classrooms. It is not at all easy! If you think you can do it better.... step up I am sure they would love to have you on board at San Tan. I am proud to say that our Children attend San Tan Elementary & do not have any faults or issues with the Dr. Alva, Mrs. Wolf or and of the administrators or Office Staff for that matter. They are all WONDERFUL & truly do care for EVERY student & parent associated with San Tan Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2011
I transferred my children to this school because I had heard it was the best in this district. If that is so, I would hate to see the other schools. This school, and district, have been the most inconsistent school system we have ever experienced. The teachers always look mad at the end of the day as they walk the students out. It seems that they can't be eager enough to be rid of the children. The principal, as my child tells me, if often on his cell phone in the hallways and even in the classrooms, while a teacher is 'teaching'. I am transferring my children to another district after first quarter. Possibly a district that enjoys children.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2011
My son has been attending this school since kindergarten began in fall 2009. We have been underwhelmed with the depth of the education that he has received and unimpressed with the curriculum. The teachers he has had are caring and communicate fairly well, however, the environment in which they are trying to develop our children's minds and abilities is lacking. The change in principal/leadership has only empowered the PTO that seems to have so much control over who gets what within the school. I have witnessed favoritism, bullying and a genuine hostility--and that is among the parents. I would like a more positive and encouraging environment for our child and our family. Also, the last two weeks were composed of a lot of movie watching, free periods and little new instruction. The report card came home with NO additional comments--constructive or not--about my child's year-long performance. We had a good rapport with my child's teacher and were quite involved throughout the school year. I have to wonder if the environment is wearing on the teachers as well.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2011
Our son attended in 2009, and we are taking him out at the end of 2011. We won't know how his new school will compare, but if it has half of the problems we'll be fine. At San Tan, get ready to be bombarded with constant fundraisers and straight out requests for donations. They sure communicate well about the weekly fundraisers, but pretty much fail on all of the important communications. You have to drag information out of teachers and staff. Maybe they're overwhelmed with the overstuffed classrooms. You could go to the PTO meetings and try to help - as long as you like being bullied and yelled at if you get out of line. If you speak your opinion on anything, you then get to endure the snide comments, infighting, and politics. I wouldn't be surprised if the new principal is gone within a year. We went to visit on parent lunch day - it was an absolute mad-house. That's how it is every day apparently. We did have a couple of good teachers, but honestly I don't know how long they'll last. I feel bad for them and the schools in general, it's sad they don't get the funding they need. Why can't we do anything about it? Arizona makes me really sad and embarrassed sometimes.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2011
I have moved her from a different distrist and thought Gilbert public schools were going to be better but boy did they prove me wrong. I have realized that new teachers do not know how to do anything and they push the children backwards when they need to push them forward and I'm very disappointed with this school. They need more teachers who know how to teach and then they can bring scores up.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2011
I, as a student, being here at San Tan Elementary School, is one of the best experiences ever. The education provided to me is very sufficient. And whenever I am with the teachers, they strictly hold on to the students to make sure that they know what they are doing. I wouldn't choose any other schools except San Tan. Whenever we take our Galileo Tests (Quarterly District Assessments) and AIMS, it proves that all of us actually get the education we need. I've seen no other schools, bases on the Galileo Scores the teachers shows us, who can do better than us. Go San Tan Scorpions, you're the best and always will be!

- submitted by a community member
April 15, 2011
I, as a student, in this school, has seen a lot of things. How can you parents prove that the school is doing bad? It is not like you have recorded every class or been with your child in that school for a straight 7 hours seeing what the students are being taught. I'd say you guys are a complete imposter! You do not know that you are talking about. If you are posting these ridiculous "so called bad school" comments, I'd say they are a waste of time. You are probably writing it because of your childs' grades. WAKE UP! its not the school's fault. its your child. Unless you can actually prove to the public, with your own eyes, or with a camera that this school, is so called "bad" and should be closed, well think again. I think this school is actually the best of all the Arizona Schools I've ever been taught at.

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2010
When my three children began attending this school in 2004, we couldn't have been more thrilled. Awesome teachers. Wonderful principal. Families were involved. Now fast forward to the present, we are constantly dealing with inadequate teachers who honestly don't know how to handle their classes and a principal who is thankfully retiring this year because she made everyone's experience there MISERABLE. I can't wait to get my kids out of that school at the end of the year. Our time has been completely wasted at the expense of the children. San Tan elementary? FAIL.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2010
Two of our children have attended San Tan since it opened. Improvement in all areas has been continuous. We are proud that our school has achieved 'Highly Excelling' in the past couple of years. This is proof of the continual state of improvement at San Tan. None of this could be possible without strong and dedicated leadership from Principal Migacz. She is not a namby pamby weakling. She is the visionary, energetic force and the immovable object which impels the students and faculty to ever increasing achievements. We appreciate her strength, and in particular that she does not bow down and let hoodlums and errant, trouble-making parents run the joint. San Tan Elementary is very safe. Crime is almost non-existent. Much effort goes into protecting the students from bad behavior and discrimination of all types. All to protect the learning environment. Keep up the good work!

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May 08, 2009
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February 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2008
Very unhappy with this school. Our child has attended this school for 7 years now. She has had all but 1 teacher in those 7 years that had the actual experience and ability to effectivly teach and discipline the students so they were productive.(Thank you Ms. Dayna Smith for making a difference!) Most of the teachers at this school are very young and under experienced, most cannot even control the children in their classes which makes it difficult for the serious students to learn. If you have the option to choose another school, I would definitely do that. Where is the leadership at this school to make the necessary changes that should be made?

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2008
I love San Tan.My kids also love it.The teacher my son has is going above and beyond to help him with his weaknesses.Not only does he help him with his weaknesses,but hones in on his strengths.He has called me 3x and we have had a conference and School has only been in session for a month and a 1/2.he is dedicated to his work and his students. As far as the extracurricular activities are concerned there are several to choose from.They have a Art nad Science club,cheer,karate,dance,orchestra.There os something for everyone.The PTO is also very dedicated to making sure that School events run smoothly and are fun for everyone involved,not just the students.I plan to have my children stay in Sna Tan until its' time for them to go to High School.All the staff at San Tan are doing an excellent job!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
This school is terrible if you can put your child somewhere else do. In fact, very disappointed all together with the Higley School District. We switched our children here from a Franklin School. They have been here two years now. They will not be next year. This school should receive a failing grade for quality of staff, extracurricular activities and parent inovlvement. Academics are suffering at san tan, if you can get your child into a better school do it before it is too late for them. Good Luck to all. I know the Franklin schools are great as that is where are two children will return and we are looking into Junior High in Mesa Schools where we are looking to move because of their schools after this experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 08, 2008
My kids have been going to this school for 6 years. I am moving soon and I am very glad. The teachers are great, but the administration is horrible. Mr. LaRose was a great principal, but the one now is awful!!! Also, their HATS program (the gifted program) needs a lot of work. I don't feel as though my children get the education they deserve at San Tan. I would have given it one star, but the teachers are really good.

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May 03, 2008
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May 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 08, 2008
My kids have been at this school for over 5 years and I have been with 3 principals and I've got to say that the principal there now has done a wonderful job, with alot of crybaby teachers who don't want to teach the children in the direction that the school district has dictated it needs to be done. As far as the PTO goes, I have worked with some really wonderful ladies who give of themselves unselfishly without any rewards other than the kids having a great time with the different activities they get to enjoy all year long. Which is what its all about. They have tried to included everyone who wants to participate, unfortunately not all parents can handle working with a varied group of ladies, and lack of support from 99% of the other parents.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2008
Comming from the east coast i had a lot of reservations about the Higley schools district. After moving here i have found how completely wrong i was. Besides the beautiful campus itself the faculty and staff has been most helpful. My children were very well recieved and have suprised us with the knowledge they have obtained. My husband used to teach physics at Duke University in N.C. Having made a living as a professional teacher we know the value of parent involvement in our childrens academic efforts. San Tan has great parent involvement and has developed a culture of learning.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2008
Coming from one of the best school districts in the country I have high expectations for where my children attend school. With that said this school has me seriously thinking of pulling them out and never returning. The overall problem is the principle! Every school has hit or miss teachers but its the principle that makes the good ones leave. It should be the other way around. A great principle which can weed out the bad teachers! Too bad this school has it backwards! The crazier thing to me is that I have brought things to the distrcts attention on numerous occassions, as have other concerned parents and nothing has been looked into. I say nothing because if things were looked into they would be finding us a better principle! This school has such great potential with the right people leading the way!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 22, 2008
I had to laugh about the PTO being the best thing at San Tan. They have one of the worst PTO's I've ever been witness to. Just a bunch of clique-ish busy bodies without much else to do. I've seen little benefit to the school from the PTO. As for the parents not helping out-it's because the nasty personalities on the PTO chase them away! My daughter will finish this school year and be pulled to attend a decent school in Gilbert as the remaining good teachers have now finally been chased off by the shrieking banshee of a principal.

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October 28, 2007
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September 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2007
The quality of the academic programs is fine, the teachers do what they can with what they have. I feel that the kids could use more P.E. I know the basics are important spelling, reading, writing, math and etc. but more music, art, science. Parent involvement in San Tan is great, but we could always use more! We love our parents to help out, and then you can see what is really going on in the school!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2007
This truly is a wonderful school, with a supportive staff and administration. Lots of changes have been made and all for the better. This is a highly performing school, and the AIMS results are in to back this. San Tan performed above the state average in their test scores. This is because of the commited and dedicated staff that puts learning first and works hard to build a strong community in the school. The staff works hard at everything they do, it's nice to see the support from most of the parents and community that recognize all the hard work we teachers do for our students.

- submitted by a teacher
July 10, 2007
It is a really good school. I just think sometimes the teachers won't follow the rules they will just sit there and let a child fail. Overall this school is great!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2007
This school has a few good teachers, but it is totally hit and miss. PTO has been the only good thing about the school for the past couple years. A few amazing women put in a ton of time, while the rest of the parents are 'too busy' to get involved.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2006
We have had 5 great years at San Tan so far. We have seen 3 principles come and go, but are happy with the current principle. The staff has seen a high turnover rate which makes me a little uneasy but hopefully the school will have some stability in the near future. We've been blessed with some excellent and caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2006
This school has undergone quite a few changes, but nothing has helped it. We are now on our 3rd principal. Most of the teachers are leaving this year, which is not necessarily a bad thing. There are a couple of good teachers here, but it is hit and miss. The curriculum is not standardized, and one class may be excelling in the Accelerated Reading program, while another (my son's actually) didn't even use the program. Very frustrating! There was no challenging curriculum here--the homework was a joke. I think the principal is honestly trying to improve the school, but with lack of support from the teachers and the school district, it seems like a losing battle. We ended up pulling our kids in favor of placing them in a Gilbert school this

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2006
It is always difficult for a new school starting out in a new area....Being an involved parent and seeing the change and growth in this area so rapid over the past 5 years, I think San Tan has done quite well. There is always room for improvement, but the quality of teachers is very good and their desire to do what is right for the kids is great. Between my 2 kids we have had 11 teachers. We have only had problems with one of them.

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May 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
My child has been at san tan elem for 4 years. The first year was awesome! Sadly the school should receive a failing grade for quality of staff , extracurricular activities and parent involvement. Academics are poor at san tan, if you can get your child into a better school do it before it is too late. I am spending a fortune on tutoring and home study supplies. Library is no longer a class to go to it has been omitted from the lineup of academic studies. Good luck to all.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2006
I loved San Tan as the teacher my son had was the best any of my children ever has had. Mrs Porras was God sent. He jumped more than 3 grade levels with her. A lot of other teachers could learn from her true caring and her dedication. I would vote her teacher of the year,any year as she truly loves her job and her students.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2006
Terrible school. Something needs to be done.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2006
I am very disappointed with this school. It has potential to be a great school with the right leadership. Academics are not very good because the teachers are just going through the motions and not teaching the children. Extracurricular activities are not invested in as an important part of the education process. The music program suffers and the quality of special education is only as good as one teacher. (Mrs. Porras) She is the one teacher, who in my opinion, really cares about children with special needs.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2006
This school has a lot of potential. But I fear that it suffers from what may plague many schools. The teachers are hit or miss; they are either very great or very poor. But I think this is the way it is going to be because not enough parents care to ask more of their teachers, let alone their children. I have been very lucky. The two teachers that my daughter has had (K & 1st) have been great. But I feel that the parents indifference brings her whole class down.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
This schools has great teachers with the best of intentions. However, the district/administration has created such a negative work environment that I'm guessing most of the staff will leave in the next few years. Decisions are made without any regard for the people actually making a difference in the lives of the children.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
The quality of education is not up to par. They are focused on touching on subjects just to say they met their criteria leaving the kids hanging and not thourougly learning a subject just bits and pieces. The have full classrooms and the teachers schedules are overloaded. The cafeteria chaotic, so pack a lunch so your kid can have time to eat before the next stampede of kids come in. The availability of extracurricular is horrible my child had never been in a play in three years and have never been introduced to an instrument. She wanted to play violin but they moved it up to 5th grade now. The parental involvement... I tried but its very clickish (pto) I think I feel like an outsider because its majority mormom which I am not. I am involoved with a teacher/parent type involvement. The school is a circus trying to teach

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
My child teacher is nice and so have the past teachers, but I get a sense that they are frustrated with management and it is reflected in their style. They are also very inconsistent we have had problems with the bus service, lunch room catering dept, I just think they are busting at their seams.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2006
It is becoming evident that this school still has some 'quirks' to work out. There needs to be much more communication between school and district.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2005
I have tried to be supportive of this school. I believe that there are many improvements this school needs. I am seriously thinking of pulling my children and homeschooling until next year.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2005
Great School. Have had no problems with teachers. They need some type of dress code.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
My son was in Kindergarten last year. I was very pleased with his teacher and the curriculum. I volunteered in his classroom often and noticed how structured and organized the class was.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2005
I think that there needs to be a few more teachers monitoring the campus as school starts and ends. I hear the older kids sometimes behaving poorly and I worry about the younger kids and the influence this may have on them. But when my child is in this school I am confident that the faculty is giving my child a great education.

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April 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
The principal is not aggressive enough. I think the school grew too fast and no one was prepared. I know that two more classrooms were added, but they are so small it's hardley worth the amount of money that was spent. Also , there are no lockers. My older child has lug his 20 pound backpack every day to school. Also, no lockers for P.E I think there are some problems that need to be fixed before next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2005
In the last 5 years, my son has been to 4 different schools in maricopa county. Out of all of these schools, san tan elementary is by far the best school he has every attended. Between the teachers and office staff, they treat everyone like family! I'm really sorry Mr walters, the principal is leaving this year, he has got to be the best principal that I have ever encountered! I can go online and review my son's grades at any time and i communicate via email with his teacher on a daily basis. The teachers there go over and beyond their normal duties when it comes to caring about their students. My son's teacher will find time either early in the morning or late at night to respond to emails to the parents. Higley school district is just so much more better/different than the rest! they care and understand..:)

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
I am extremely happy with San Tan elementry. Yes, they are a new district and have a few kinks to work out, but everyone actually wants to be there (teachers). I personally love the new teachers; so enthusiastic. They make learning fun and they have bright ideas to share with teachers that have been teaching a long time. My child is in HATS (gifted program), and is learning at such a great and not stressful pace. I volunteer in my kids classrooms and help out with other school activities. I see first hand how everyone works together. We moved from a Kyrene school and truthfully, I was terrified! To my surprise.....I and my kids have never been happier. San Tan goes the extra mile. New district does NOT mean less dedicated! Every district started somewhere!! San Tan is just starting out great! So thankful we moved.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2005
Very pleased with the school so far. My daughter is in Kindergarten and has learned to read. Parent involvement seems very good and the teacher's seem to be very caring of their students.I want my daughter to continue at this school but the boundaries are being changed

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February 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2004
The majority of the teachers are new to teaching. The teachers don't seem to know how to get the students to comprehend what they are being taught. It's a new school, so they are still in the 'trial and error' stage. Just seems disorganized. I am currently looking for a new school for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2004
As a parent I am very disapointed with San Tan elementary. When the children are out for any reason it is totally up to them to get notes from other students. I find it to be in complete disrespect to the child to have to beg to another classmate who may or maynot take the same quality (better or worse)of notes. I have seen times when a child has gone to the teacher to ask for the hand outs, or assignments and told, there are no more copies as someone must have taken too many.

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October 15, 2004
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September 16, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2004
I am really disappointed that the district would rather focus on getting test scores up in math than to continue on the intense reading program they have been doing. My son really did great last year with his teacher -so much patience and excitement about reading. Really made him love reading. I haven't seen that kind of focus this year yet. I think San Tan would be a better school if they didn't focus so much on test scores and construction but more important, [on what] each individual childs needs.

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June 20, 2004
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April 29, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2004
I've been rather disappointed with this school in many aspects. The number of grades (K-8) is too large of a scale and the layout of the school is very poor. Dropoff of children is difficult and the younger children are at the furthest point from the dropoff, making it impossible for parents to see if children actually make it to their class lineup safely. My child's teacher seems very inexperienced and disorganized - inconsistent with any sort of regular communications (newsletters for instance), and often runs out of supplies (paper for projects, and other classroom items). The school seems to always be asking for more money - from fundraisers, to unordered pictures, computer games, and on and on. I'm hoping the Higley School District will merge with the Gilbert School District and make some much needed improvements.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2004
My son entered this school in 2003. I have not been very pleased. He is obviously bored and no one has offered accelerated material for him. I have asked for it, but not had any back up. I feel that keeping a child excited about learning is worth five minutes time to find him a more challenging activity to do. But sadly, my child has stopped loving school since attending San Tan. He loves his teacher, enjoys the other children, but he doesn't want to go because 'it's boring.' He feels that he already knows the curricula, and based on the homework sent home and my attendance in the classroom numerous times, he is right. I'm seeking another school for next year. I will say this. I have loved every person I have talked to. The staff is friendly and outgoing. I think they could turn this school around.

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March 18, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2004
I feel that the principal of this school is lacking in many areas especially where the care of the students is concerned. He is unresponisive and passive to parent concerns.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2003
We moved here last year and everyone from the principal on down were amazing! It is so refreshing to go to a school where they challenge your children and truly care about them. Two thumbs up! Highly recommend!!

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
July 18, 2003
It is a new school and there are stil bugs to work out, but I like the fact that because the school is so young, the policies and practices can be influenced by the current needs of the community/students. A great school is being developed here- the staff is caring and my children are happy there. As time passes San Tan Ranch Elementary will prove to be a great starting point for our great Gilbert kids!

- submitted by a parent
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San Tan Elementary School
3443 E. Calistoga, Gilbert, AZ  85297
(480) 279-7000
Last modified San Tan Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
San Tan Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 85 reviews. Top