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Gilbert, AZ
Students enrolled: 709

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1000 E. Mesquite Street
Gilbert, AZ 85296

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(480) 813-1240
(480) 813-7387
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May 31, 2013
This has been a wonderful school. My son was in Mrs. Gowens kindergarten Class. MY son has sensory needs and the school has gone above and beyond to help him :)

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
My daughter has attended Mesquite for two years now. I am so impressed with how dedicated the teachers are. I especially love that her teachers maintained high standards for her and always required her to work hard. When my daughter started to lose interest in reading, her teacher and the librarian both went out of their way to help spark her love of reading again. It was amazing! My daughter loves this school and so do I!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2012
My children have attended Mesquite for the last 4 years and I haven't had a bad expierience yet. I love the teachers and staff. They are so caring and work to help your child learn in his or her own way. My daughter had trouble with reading after first grade and because of the special attention she got she is not a reading dynamo two years later. The staff remember your kids and give them hugs in the hall years later. It's saying a lot to remember that many kids. I volunteer at the school often and I'm continually impressed with the dedication shown by staff. Go Moutain Lions! You won't be sorry in choosing Mesquite for your child's education.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2012
My son is about to finish his third year at Mesquite. He has been a student since first grade and simply adores that school. I love the staff and teachers and feel that there isn't a better place for him. I have very high standards for education and am very picky, yet I've had no complaints with them. Wonderful schools like this deserve more credit than they get!

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2012
One of the MALE 6th grade teachers asked the students to split up into groups: one side of the class who likes him, the other side who does not like him. UNPROFESSIONAL!!! Same teacher 6th grade SOCIAL STUDIES, was too busy for a WEEK to teach any-thing because he was planning a field trip& told his students after school he is too busy because he's a swim coach! Also telling them all his to do lists,so "KIDS JUST READ IN YOUR BOOKS". Don't waste my childs learning time!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2011
i can't express enough how wonderful this school has been for my children. We have never had a bad teacher and the Principal is caring and dedicated to the children.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2011
My son had a horrible kindergarten experience at a school in Queen Creek. For first grade he was with Mrs. Yanez and she did an amazing job with him and helped him trust teachers again. She has helped him with his shyness and has worked one on one with me to help my son succeed. She is AMAZING.The office staff is great too. I have been greated nicely every time I went in there and was helped right away. He loves school now and is very excited to go back next school year for 2nd grade.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
Mesquite is the best school ever my child has been going there since kindergarden and he has amazing grades his teacher mr. martin has helped him so much he says that he loves mesquite and if he could h would go there for junior high and high school

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2010
My children attend Mesquite and I can not say enough how WONDERFUL it is. They have excelled since being switched to Mesquite, the teachers are so compassionate and the staff is like family when you walk in. Great parents too, we have many new friends in our lives from Mesquite.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 19, 2009
Mesquite gets a 4 star rating. my boy loves his school!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2008
I have had experience with several schools in the Gilbert School District but have never found one to be as amazing as Mesquite Elementary. At Mesquite there are quality teachers, amazing parents and a dedicated Principal. Go Mountain Lions!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 18, 2007
I have been teaching at Mesquite Elem. for the past 8 years and think it's an amazing school because of the great parents, students and teachers! We work together as a team and support each other. The campus looks great after our construction! The kids are awesome. They inspire me and I love to do my job because of them! Way to Go Mesquite Mountain Lions! Our teachers are amazing! They are all' Highly Qualified ' and skilled and just a nice group to work with! Thank you for putting your heart and soul into teaching the children! I wish people would thank you all more for all that you do for their children!

- submitted by a teacher
December 09, 2006
The fact that the teachers bring their own kids to this school says a lot! The school has a great family atmosphere and I feel like we're living back in the midwest. Teachers are great, and after construction, the school will be even better! Extracurricular activities offered at this campus could be much better though.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2006
2005-2006 school year: children in 6th, 3rd grade, and half day kindergarten. Very impressed with ALP program (for older students) taught by Mrs. Abaroa: effectively challenged/inspired and educated students, using positive reinforcement. Disagree with 1/2 day kindergarten policy, children entitled to full day of instruction without additional cost. Mrs. Masterson is an outstanding kindergarten teacher. Other teachers vary widely in technique, abilities, effectiveness and disciplinary measures. Band and choir programs are average quality (based on experience with another elementary school in this district). Referrals to the 'RC' were arbitrary, inconsistent and frequently ridiculous-based on authority's possibly biased view of an event or feelings about a child. Teacher's should not be 'kept' based solely on tenure. I homeschooled nine years partially because of this, am tempted to do so again. Average curriculum. Principal seems very involved and caring as does PTO.

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February 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
This has been a great school lotsof parental involvement. great schedule of activities. Our kids have thrived here.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2006
My children went to this school for 5 years and the last 2 mr. Blanchard was there and it all it went down hill. Thinking gilbert would be a good district for my children I never considered the fact that we arent mormon and most of the children that attend that schhol are. My son did have the best 5 th grade teacher on earth she helped him more then any other teacher I have encountered.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2006
My son graduated from 6th grade last year and looking back I would like to say that Mesquite Elementary is outstanding. I would particularly like to thank the teachers for their willingness to go above and beyond normal school hours preparing for and doing the Oceanography trip, the Bisbee trip, and the Northern AZ trip. Every teacher my son had at Mesquite went out of their way to know him, involve him (he's a bit shy), and encourage him. After all those wonderful personal attachments, I have to say junior high is a bit of a shock. Another real plus at Mesquite was all the shows they put on.. band, chorus, class plays. Every opportunity to get on stage and perform adds confidence. Thank you Mesquite Elementary teachers and staff!

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
The academics are average, but the social education experience is lacking.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
I am very, very pleased with Mesquite! I really like Mr. Blanchard I think he is an excellent pricipal. The teachers that we have had so far have been excellent! The school has a great feel about it, and you feel that the faculty is truley interested in the childrens learning and overall achievement. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2005
We have a had a great experience with this school. The Principal Mr. Blanchard is amazing he is very involved with the students day to day as well and the big picture. From the staff, teachers, parents and students it is a great neighborhood school.

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June 24, 2005
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May 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2005
My son has gone to Mesquite for 2 years. We are from Illinois and I have been very pleased with Mesquite and my son likes it a lot as well. The staff is very helpful. I have not met the principle but I have met the Asst. Prin, Mr. Ethan Todd, he is a very approachable and problem solving person. He can relate to the children well it appears. He offers constructive advise and talks to the children. He does not have the unapproachable, I'm the disciplinarian attitude that children resent. He is very personable. All of my experiences have been good experiences with Mesquite. The teachers will inform you if there is anything different or out of the ordinary going on to make sure you are aware. That is very important. They seem to really care about the students and their education. I would highly recommend.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2005
The quality of academic instruction at this school is excellent. My sons' teachers were extremely aware of the importance of social issues as well as doing a great job with the curriculum.

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November 05, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
September 30, 2004
This is one of the best schools out there. The current principal is doing a fine job. He is fair and honest. The old principal was too, though he seemed more interested in decorating than educating. The only 2 problems I can see is the bad feelings the two principals have for eachother.

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September 28, 2004
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September 26, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2004
The school has great facilities and it's location is good. I feel the teachers are good.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2004
What an awesome school. There is a great spirit at this campus. I am pleased with the education my children are receiving.

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March 25, 2004
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Mesquite Elementary School
1000 E. Mesquite Street, Gilbert, AZ  85296
(480) 813-1240
Last modified Mesquite Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mesquite Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top