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 :)
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!
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
This has been a great school lotsof parental involvement. great schedule of activities. Our kids have thrived here.
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.
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!
The academics are average, but the social education experience is lacking.
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!
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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