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7520 S. Adora Blvd.
Gilbert, AZ 85298

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5 stars
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November 07, 2014
My two youngest children attend Patterson Elementary, and I can honestly say that it is the best quality school around. I compare it to other schools that my children have attended, and Patterson comes out ahead in every area. The teachers work hard to teach my children. Time and time again, they have figured out ways to keep them excited about learning. Each child is unique to them, and they treat them as important individuals. The principal is approachable and supportive. She is warm and sweet with the students. It's obvious that the teachers enjoy her and feel comfortable around her, too. She is a confident principal who allows the teachers to use their strengths and insight to benefit the students. Patterson's PTO is phenomenal, and it shows by the huge successes each of our events has been. The PTO volunteers are at the school as many hours as the teachers most days. I'm really grateful to them for everything they've done for our school. I have had many opportunities to be at Patterson and the entire staff has been friendly and inviting with me, without exception. It's not hard to say goodbye to my children each day, with this environment. Thank you, Patterson!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2014
My children have attended Patterson for the last 4 years. The teachers are incredible. They work hard to help the students. If it wasn't for the teachers I would change to another school. The new Principle is not as involved as the last in my opinion. The office staff is not friendly. Hardly ever do you get greeted when you walk in the door. I've been grilled as to where in the school am I going when signing in, which you state on the sign in form where you are going in the school. It makes a parent want to not come to the school to help the staff. The PTO is a joke. They purchase products for the school that the principle wants , not what the teachers need. I've heard this first hand from the teachers. I've heard rumors that not all the PTO money being spent has been approved by the PTO board first. Which is a violation of their rules and the District as well. I had to word things in a certain way on this survey in order to not name names. But it is past time for a change within the PTO.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2013
Patterson is such a warm and friendly learning environment. I transferred my child from an only CTA school to Patterson which has a choice of a Traditional or Classic curriculum. The atmosphere is extremely loving and not sterile or high pressure that I felt at the other CTA campuses. I have seen my child thrive this school year. I appreciate how the principal is never slacking when it comes to the safety of her students. I have recommended this school to friends and family!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2013
My children have attended Patterson Elementary since the school opened! I am very pleased with the well rounded education my children have received. The administration is very supportive of the families and the staff. Teachers go above and beyond each and every day to make my children's learning authentic and exciting! Thank you for all you do!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2013
Patterson Elementary is a terrific school. As a parent, I have witnessed how the teachers go above and beyond for their students. They genuinely care about the kids. I have had wonderful interactions with the principal, office staff, and nurse. My whole family feels as if we are part of the Patterson Elementary family. We are looking forward to another great year when we return in July.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
I have many friends whose children attend Patterson. They are continually telling me this school has a great staff. I have attended several events at Patterson and I am amazed by the friendly atmosphere created by both staff and students. Activities are both educational and family fun orientated for all age groups. Check this school out, you won't be disappointed!

- submitted by a community member
May 28, 2013
This school has been great. Sure, the teachers are tough, but it is school and it is good for kids to understand that learning comes first. We have had a great experience and would recommend the Patterson Classic prorgram to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
My wife and I moved into Chandler from a neighboring district just so our kids could attend Chandler schools. Charlotte Patterson certainly makes the move worth it! The school is extremely clean and shows a sense of pride among the students and staff. I've never walked into the office and not felt welcome. The principal is always visible and very involved, I've seen her giving personal tours of the school to potential parents and students numerous times. I love having the flexibility to choose between the CTA program and the classic program. All of the teachers I've had experiences with truly seem to love their jobs and care about their students. I also enjoy being a part of a school that expects the students to always do their best and everyone is held accountable for their actions.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
This school is great. Teachers are strict. However, when I volunteer my time, I over hear the other teachers complain that the Principal is very controlling to her teachers and children. The halls are so quiet during the day. Can't hear a peep!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
From the administration, faculty & staff, to the parent volunteers, this school is a breath of fresh air! I am so amazed by the way the teachers engage and really dive in to help their students. I really believe in this school because the entire school community goes above and beyond to invest in the students in the aspects of academics, character, and leadership. The Principal is not afraid to have fun with the kids and has created a great relational culture at the school. I would definitely recommend Charlotte Patterson Elementary to any family.

- submitted by a community member
February 05, 2013
Patterson is a wonderful school ! The quality of the teachers go above and beyond, as does the staff. The office is welcoming, appealing and friendly. It is a great first impression of the school. The parent involvement is unsurpassed. Having the choice between classic and cta is a plus for families who have children with different learning needs. I would highly recommend this school to any family looking for a quality education in a great environment!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2012
Ok school! It gets a big fat 0 when it comes to safty! Needs a 3-way stop sign at the corner of Dunbar and Adora Blvd! Needs to be zoned.."School Zone".And a "No Cell Phone "Zone!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
This school does have good teachers, however the principal is highly controlling and the school is not open to visitors or parent participation in all aspects of the day.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2011
This is our first year at Patterson, and we transferred in from a neighboring district. Our kids and we could not be happier with the environment and the curriculum that this school offers. There is an obvious caring for the students, and the teachers are experienced, patient and fully invested in their students' outcomes. We chose the Traditional Program for our 2nd grader and kinder, and have been amazed with how much they have learned so far. My 2nd grader had to basically re-learn everything that had been taught his first two years at our former school, and with commitment from my son and his teacher, he is scoring well and has strong social and educational support. I feel that he is finally being challenged to succeed. Socially, there is a positive atmosphere throughout the school, and the parents are welcome to be involved as much as they want to. The communication is frequent and constructive.The principal is kind, professional and engaged with the families. Her front office staff are friendly and helpful. I can't say enough wonderful words about this school. We are so glad that we are here!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2011
This is my son's second year at this school and we are VERY happy here! I love that the school offers both the Chandler Traditional Academy(CTA) and classic pathways to choose from. The teachers have all been great and the principal is very involved and active with the kids.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
We made the difficult decision to change schools mid-year. However, we couldn't be happier at Charlotte Patterson. The Principal and staff have been very helpful with the transition. I can't say enough kind words about my daughter's teacher. Finally, my daughter is getting challenged to her ability. It is amazing what she is learning:)

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2010
I moved from out of state into Patterson and could not be more thrilled with this school. It is still new and hopefully will be rated at a 10 (which it deserves) soon. The school is great on all levels. The academics are outstanding and the staff is caring on all levels, from the principal to the teachers to the cafeteria staff. It is not your average school but a wonderful school in a top notch district!

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2010
Very good school. However, one would expect the AIMS scores for this school to be in the 90s for all grade levels and subject matters but that is not the case. The scores are good but in Arizona, anything below 90% on these tests is a bit concerning. They do a great job but can improve.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2010
Our son was at Patterson for Kindergarten in the CTA program. We absolutely love the school, staff if friendly and welcoming. Parent involvement is regularly saught. I wish there were transportation for those of us out of district, we'll have to switch schools this year due to such a long comute:(

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
All i can say about this school is WOW! I also had our child in another school in the same district so I was not expecting such a contrast. It just goes to show that when brilliant minds work together there can be some amazing results. The principal here makes all the difference she thinks outside the box.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2010
Love this school! Principal is wonderful, office staff is wonderful. This is our first year but teachers have been the best as we have been in another school in the same district, so I have the experience of a different school and it by far the best experience. Very, very happy!

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
We transferred our son from our local K-8 school to Charlotte Patterson and we are SO glad we did. Patterson has K-6 (which is a much better grade span than K-8), they are organized, there is consistency, accountability, and excellent communication! My son is starting to excel at school for the first time ever. I'm sending my daughter here for Kindergarten next year and we are looking forward to it!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2009
It's a really neat school. Everyone is really nice, even the PTO!!! Very organized.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2009
I have a preschool student at the school. The school seems real organized and everyone seems very friendly.

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Charlotte Patterson Elementary School
7520 S. Adora Blvd., Gilbert, AZ  85298
(480) 224-3600
Last modified Charlotte Patterson Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Charlotte Patterson Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top