Just had the parent/teacher meeting yesterday 3 August 2006 and I'm extremely happy that my child is with Mrs. Watts. She has a great plan put together for the education of the children and her classroom was fantastic. If she was to teach up one grade each year, I would make sure my child was in her classroom.
My daughter just finished kindergarten at Power Ranch. We are very happy so far with the school. She had a great, caring teacher. I also volunteered in the class from time to time. The school had a lot of extra programs as well.
I am not happy as a parent with the principal or vice principal, I have been a parent at this school and seen a lack of support for our teachers and as a result low teacher morale.
I feel the school is quality. It has energetic and caring teachers. Students get a great education.
I feel the expectations are low & the overall morale of the teachers is low. Little disciple & support from the pricipal.
Power Ranch is a wonderful school that has many great teachers and has a great cirriculum. There are many extracurricular activities such as art, music and sports available. The school encourages parent envolvement.
Power Ranch is an awesome school. They have survived their growing pains and continue to improve academically each year. Our aims in 1-5 are better then neighboring districts. The middle school still needs a lot of improvement. Teachers need to motivate not just enforce rules.
Our family loves Power Ranch as a community but we are all very disappointed with the school. The principal does not make herself available and doesn't take care of issues that often arise. I haven't seen the repeated challenges remedied but rather continue if not increase. The promised changes/improvements don't come to fruition. There is not enough time for the students to purchase and eat their lunch before they are quickly instructed to abruptly leave the lunchroom. I know of several students (varying in ages) who have been late because of the disorganization and inadequate amount of time needed. We continue to hope for improvement for the sake our of children's futures.
The middle school has come a long way!! There are a lot more electives offered and my child loves middle school! The teachers are highly qualified and friendly. I'm really happy with Power Ranch this year! The principal is really great too.
I moved here from the midwest. My son finished the second half of the year at Power Ranch. I feel like we took 1 1/2 years off his education. AZ schools,seem to be very behind in education. Unless you are from another area of the US, there is nothing to compare to. I know there is better and there are districts that support education and have the necessary tools for teachers to do their job. I am not finding that here. Schools are severely underfunded and there seems to be very little parental involvement at P.R. Unless, parents get involved in their children's education, these schools will continue to be mediocre, at best. AZ schools need to address this...we need to turn this district around. Power Ranch needs guidance and strong leadership.
My kids have gone to this school for a year, I'm not too keen on the middle school aspect of it, I really feel they sould seperated more and thery are very lacking in the extra activities and electives but overall it's a pretty good school.
Power ranch is getting better every year. The elementary program is great. I do have some problems with the middle school. I would assume changes will be made based on the new test scores for the middle school kids.
I think Power Ranch is an amazing school. The teachers are wonderul. One of their goals is to have high student achievement. My children feel safe at Power Ranch. The teachers support our children and also create a enriched environment. I would highly recommend Power Ranch. The third grade team is amazing, check out their Aim scores!
Things are improving for the elementary grades, The middle school program needs work. I have serious concerns about the middle school teachers.
Great School. Staff turnover a little high but that is to be expected of a new school.
We were happy with the school in the past but the new principal and vice principal seem disorganized and not discipline oriented. The middle school especially is not discplined and no dress code is enforced that we see. We will be having our children attend another school in the fall.
The standards at the jr high level definitely need to be increased. I think that there is a big gap between a traditional jr high and the k-8 school. I have 3 kids that have been through the K-8 schools in Higley district and would much rather see them go to a traditional jr high for many reasons. Academic expectations, sports programs, availability of electives.
New school with the typical growing pains. Each year it seems to get more organized. The new administration is great.
I am so much happier at this school. My kids are much happier here than at their last school. The staff and parents are extremely friendly and helpful! Thank you!!!
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