Not sure what the parents below are talkng about. The school is an A school. Mrs. Wick has always called and emailed me back the same day (sometimes after 7:00pm) just so may questions could be addressed. A couple teachers swithched schools, but we had really outstanding teachers transfer in. The school is growing because it is a great school with an administrator (Mrs. Wick) that cares about kids and is accessible.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...