The school is small but offers lots of choices in electives and activities. The teachers are so involved and really care about the kids. I don't feel intimidated about asking questions. All the staff is gracious and helpful. I wouldn't have thought my kids would ENJOY Jr. High but they are having a great time. This school was a really smart decision for our family.
My son has been at this school since Kindergarten and is now in 6th grade. He has not only excelled academically, but the character counts curriculum and the focus on community service has really taught my son to live beyond himself. His teachers have been caring, understanding, and always available for questions and concerns. I feel the principal deals with all the students fairly and holds them accountable for their actions. The sports are highly competitive and the coaches really seem to instill quality athleticism and sportsmanship in their players. The office staff is very friendly and helpful and any time I have had to visit the office I always felt welcome. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a small school with quality education, a caring staff, and a great sports program.
My daughter has attended this school since third grade. She had gone to first and second grade at a public school and struggled with the basics. She currently makes straight A's, and school seems easy to her. I attribute that to the wonderful, caring teachers and staff that have helped her the last 5 years. This school is small enough that the kids don't fall through the cracks, but large enough to field some good athletic teams. The teachers that my daughter has had were all very qualified professionally, but, most importantly, truly cared about my daughter. My daughter loves the school and is looking forward to finishing high school there. I have nothing but great things to say about the principal, Mrs. Hallam, Mrs. Young, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Foster, and Mr. Amsden. They are all fabulous! I highly recommend this school.
We've been at this school for many years and I would highly recommend it! My daughter has graduated and received the the AIMS scholarship due to her excellence in academics for which I can thank her teachers. She was more than prepared for college. I feel my three other children receive great instruction also. I am pleased that the school seems to be just the right size to offer children the opportunity to tryout for sports and performing arts. Communication with the teachers and principal has been very good. They return emails promptly and often initiate correspondence if they have a concern regarding my child. I am very thankful that they truly seem to care about them. My special thanks to the principal, Mrs. Hallam, for often going after the heart of the matter with the kids and thank you to an awesome teaching staff which includes: Mr. and Mrs Gray, Mrs. Smith, Mr. Mylott, Mr. Amsden, Mrs. Foster, Mrs. Baugues, Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. Young and Mrs. Bradley!
This school has great concepts and ideas but is really unprofessional. There is some great teachers like Mrs. Gray and Mrs. Smith but the other teacher are terrible and are allowed to get away with it because they are the principals favorite. The principal is the type that either loves or hates you. If he hates you God help you. The school is run by favoritism. If the school was more professional took this as their job and not their little club it would be a great school.
Teachers are good curriculum is good,Principal however, should not be in charge of kids. Especially JH & HS There's so much more these kids need besides books & teachers. They don't have a guidance counselor so all issues outside of school work, goes to the principal & she has no ability to treat all students fairly & with compassion. My son has depression & anxiety & has landed in her office crying because of his depression & instead of caring & being compassionate, she lectured him about his absences & said to go home & pull himself together & come back & if he missed any more school, she would have to withdraw him from those classes without credit. He has a 504 to protect his rights with his medical condition. A caring person is all he needed. They need a counselor!Also, there have been discipline issues where she favors students & is inconsistent with consequences. Kids that she doesn't like get the maximum discipline handed to them the first offense, kids she favors, she finds a way around the situation to limit their discipline consequence. She's unfair, & uncaring for those who need a little extra time & attention. So if your kids are perfect, this is the school for you!
Great teachers, amazing athletics program, good kids, and a place of character. A wise decision.
I have had my children here for over 6 years now. Love Love Love the staff, the kids and that my child has a name not just a number. The teachers and the principal truly care about my kids. I really notice the difference at sporting events when other schools are rude and inconsiderate of the players and parents. I appreciate the example we are setting for our future generation. We as parents need to remember that our kids education does not fall 100% on the school. Being involved, informed and knowing how your kids are doing are vital to their education. Team, we are a team, we work together for a better tomorrow.
I have a child who has attended Gilbert Early College (which is part of Leading Edge Academy) for 3 years, at first we loved the school, teachers were so great! That was junior high, then we went into high school...the teachers are not qualified to teach what they are teaching. I went to the principal because the Entire class FAILED a math test 3 different times, the response was...The teacher will re-give the test for 1/2 credit. How is it the students fault if the entire class fails? I was told this school was an advanced school, and my child is now having to catch up to a public school! Very unhappy!!
very unhappy and left school.child was left to fail with no intervention.Mrs Smith is only teacher that seemed to care.The others attitude is sink or swim,your on your own.Principal is very nice but that doesnt help struggling kids...unless your kid is well above average in school avoid this one for they do not have time to help them succeed
Our Grandchildren all attend Leading Edge and have for 4+ years. They all have commented on how much they like the school and the teachers. They are all progressing extremely well in their studies and in their social skills. The three oldest are active in the sports programs and are gaining physical skills and confidence eveery day. The Staff is remarkable and dedicated to the well-being of the students. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants their children to receive a first rate education in all facets of life.
I love the teachers. It doesnt have hardly any extra curricular activities, and its so tiny.
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