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Glendale, AZ
Students enrolled: 562

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20012 N. 35th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308

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(623) 445-5000
(623) 445-4180
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July 28, 2015
The presence of the new principal and her character, 3 teachers resigned due to the principal, and it was a 10 school now its an 8. My child like many others will not attend this school year. The complaints among parents after school are all the same its the principal.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
July 28, 2015
Every since the new principal took over teachers started resigning and parents started transferring there kids. It went from a 10 to an 8 fast. The principal in appearance looks as if there was a lot of prior drug use with bad tattoos that she doesn't even try to hide. Its a shame that ms. Humble isn't there her presence is missed. Emails to ms. Wick go unanswered or completely dodges your questions. Its a shame but this school is going down rapidly.

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February 25, 2013
This school has been good academically for the most part except for a HORRIBLE principal and recently there has been staffing issues in the 5th and 6th grades requires permanent subs with less than adequate skills, leaving the kids less than prepared for the next grade. The principal refuses to do her job to address any issues or concerns that parents have, and is completely useless in resolving any issues that may arise during your childs years there. This school has some really GREAT teachers with the exception of a few really bad ones and a really bad principal to boot. If all you are looking for is academics, this school will work, but if you are looking for an administration that will be an active and concerned part in your child's development, this is not the place!

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2012
Teachers and staff are very invested in the students. The school has received state rewards for their accomplishments. It is a diamond of schools. Keep it Up!

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July 22, 2012
The teachers at this school have really made a difference for my kiddos.They are awesome! The principal, however, was very rude I when my husband introduced himself to her. She also has a fake way about her with the kids. They see right through her. I'm not sure how teachers can teach with rude and uncaring leadership but they really are outstanding teachers.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2012
The preschool program is outstanding! The preschool teacher my child had is so caring with the kids! Wonderful experienced teachers make all the difference in children's lives!

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January 31, 2012
Park Meadows is a wonderful school. The teachers are some of the best my kids had in their school experience. I see that Park Meadows has earned an A rating from the State of Arizona, what an accomplishment. It is a great place to send your children for learning and making wonderful friends.

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June 09, 2010
Wonderful school & teachers BUT a "Horrible Principle" My son has been at this school from 4th through 6th grade. He loves it. He went from a below standard to honor role. Example of his principle s conduct, my son received a head concussion & bleeding from noise on the school yard in 5th grade, he was escorted to nurses office by a fellow classmate not a teacher! Principle replied what do you want me to do about it, something so serious an adult should of been in charge not another child! After reassuring this will be address back then; So on the last day of school this year a minor injury of his head and a possible broken wrist of the other child happen again on the school yard both had to escorted themselves to nurse office! This is wrong.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2010
My son has attended Park Meadows since Kindergarten (he is going into fourth grade for 2010/2011 school year) and simply loves it! I too have been very happy with the quality of teachers and curriculum. I had to hold my son back in the first grade and the school was very supportive and continues to be so...

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no rating
May 28, 2008
my daughter just adores park meadows she has learn a lot from there and now it feels like shes teaching me!all kids should go to park meadows!!

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February 26, 2008
My son has attended Park Meadows for the past 3 years and has had a wonderful learning experience. He has had some really great teachers like Mrs. Coco, Ms. Brinkman and Ms. V. I could not ask for more and if this school went to 8th grade at least, it would be so great;)

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 21, 2008
Thank god this school is getting a new principal next year. The current principal is rude and doesn't listen to concerns or complaints, she really couldn't care less about what the parents think. She cares more about covering her butt and the few select teachers that she defends. Maybe the school will be run better next year. Here's hoping!

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2007
Although my child has excelled at this school, I find that unless you are a part of the PTA, the teachers and principal could really care less about who's parent you are. So far I have had great teachers evey year, but I was irritated that when I went to sign my child up for the before/after school program it was full. Something needs to be done about so working parent's can have an option. They said it's 'space' related. But, they just built a brand new gym.....

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2007
If my child was not so well rooted at the school I would pull him out. Each year communication is so difficult. Despite years of routine every thing seems rushed and last minute, at times Teachers had not been hired when school starts. If you are not in the PTA you AND your child is second class, especially with the Principal Sue Clark. Assist.Principal Does most of the work unless it's a photo op.

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July 23, 2007
I feel as though the principal does not have the childrens best interest when she makes her decisions. She appears to tell parents what she thinks they want to hear, but doesn't act in that manner. The teachers so far (my child is going in to the 3rd grade) have needed much additional training and people skills.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 20, 2007
This school has a wonderful staff and a core of wonderful parents who make it a great place to teach!

- submitted by a teacher

September 18, 2006
My son is in Kindergarten and he also is in the Enrichment class. The teachers are very nice and helpful. The school offers a wide variety of before and after school option. The teachers keep the parents up to date on all aspects of what is going on with your child.

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September 15, 2006
My child has attended this school since she was in kindergarten she is doing great in the 4 years that she has attended this school she has only had 2 teachers the same for k & 1st and the same for 2nd & 3rd they have great carrying staff and know my step daughter attends when she started she was behind coming from a charter school but her teacher sat with her at her lunch hour and worked with her to get her caught up .this year she is doing great and couldn't be happier .

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April 23, 2006
Great school. Teachers are very nice and put every effort into their students!

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October 24, 2005
My son attended until 1st grade - we are now looking to move back into the school district so he can attend again. I really liked the academic program and the teachers.

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August 13, 2005
Park Meadows has left a scar on my son's heart. It started wonderful in the year of 1999 when my son started pre-k. Wonderful enrichment teacher she is a total delight. Total shock when Mrs.Stump passed away, since then the school'spirit has seemed to have gone with her. The principle there now is rude, and she, by her actions really has put a huge impact on my son. It was last day of school, kids got their report cards, and on them is the teacher for upcoming year. The current teacher, he had had for two years because she moved up with her students. Well guess what he didn't get her for the next year. My son was devistated, we rushed to the principle she waved her hand in the air like go away, and thru her nose up at us and said,'there's nothing i can do'.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2004
Im from another state where kindergarten is a full day of school it is unfair to do this to the children and parents children learn less and are not as ready/prepared for 1st grade! Im unhappy w/ the school system here.

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no rating
May 24, 2004
The preschool program is fabulous here. Mrs. Donnette Petersen is a wonderful teacher and was just recently voted teacher of the year in the Deer Valley district. They provide a caring, nuturing environment, and my daughter thrived there. I would highly recommend this program to anyone!

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2004
Both of my children have attended Park Meadows from the 1st to 6th grades. We have been very pleased with their teachers and with the school programs. My daughter was in resources and struggled while in the Paradise Valley School District. After transfering to this school, the excellent, caring teachers helped her to excell and she is no longer in need of resource assistance. The 5th grade was especially extraordinary. Mr. Brashear and Mrs. Weinman have an awesome method of teaching social studies and American History that can't be beat!

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May 18, 2004
This has been a great school! When my son first started he was struggling, he has since grown to become a honor roll student in the 6th grade. I highly recommend this school and this district.

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May 10, 2004
This school lacks programs to aide the students that are falling behind. I feel that just because a student isnt lacking in all areas they should still be able to get special help in the area they need without having to be tested! This school has a problem with reading. They need to come up with a better way of teaching our children to read instead of relying soling on the parent.

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June 21, 2003
My daughter is now entering 10th grade and had Mr Brashear and Mrs Weimann as her 5th grade teachers. These teachers are outstanding and the life skills, curriculum and respect for one another - teacher and student have enabled our daughter and her classmates to be successful students and young adults.

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Park Meadows Elementary School
20012 N. 35th Avenue, Glendale, AZ  85308
(623) 445-5000
Last modified Park Meadows Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Park Meadows Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top