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K-8
Public charter
Glendale, AZ
Students enrolled: 534
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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7634 West Camelback Road
Glendale, AZ 85303

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(623) 247-2204
(623) 247-1113
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August 30, 2014
Teachers and staff have a great group Camaraderie. All of the staff really seem to care for the children. I really enjoy the leadership/children team feeling of the school! I do wish the front office staff was more involved with the children/family's, but they seem very busy with them self's Even with a very busy front office staff, this school has a real feeling of "we care for our kid's" and I would refer this school to anyone! :).

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2014
Love this school teachers, staff, and principal are great. Very helpful and know how to work with kids. My boys have been going to this school for 3 years and have improved in every aspect.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Camelback Academy is an incredible school with incredible students and staff. I have worked at the school for six years and love the way this school cares for the students.

- submitted by a teacher
October 24, 2013
My daughter has been attending Camelback Academy since Kindergarden & now she is in 8th grade. The entire staff from the teachers to the cross walk staff are AWESOME. They have ALL been actively involved with my daughter in one way or another. I love that they know me by name & that they are all very friendly & helpful. I have been very fortunate that each of my daughters teachers takes the time to emai me or call me when they feel it is necessary. When I contact the teacher by email, I always get a quick reply back & the front office is always there when needed. I will & have always recommended Camelback Academy & will miss this school SO MUCH!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
This school is amazing. If feels more like a family rather than just work. The staff is so wonderful to work with. And the parents seem to love it here as well as the students. About 95% of the time whenever a student leaves, the parents and the students usually come back in less than a week. They say that there is no other school like ours.

- submitted by a teacher
October 24, 2013
Camelback Academy is a wonderful school. I have worked here for two years and am amazed at the professional, caring and respectful staff. The administration is always supportive, the students are wonderful and parents are heavily involved in their children's education. I am proud to have my daughter here and to be a part of the professional side of this school.

- submitted by a teacher
October 24, 2013
This school has been such a great launching pad for my child. He has attended Camelback Academy since kindergarten and will be promoted to high school in 2014. He has developed into a great upstanding citizen and student. ALL of his teachers have been excellent and have helped molded him into the young man he is today. We had a rough patch with him last school year but the support from the Resource department and Mrs. Pennington, I felt heard and understood and felt she supported my husband and I in figuring out how to help my son with what he was struggling with. Although He does not need resource we figured out where he needed support and Mrs. Penninton helped us to discover what he needed. He is back on track and ready for the future! I love this school and recommend this school to friends and family.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Camelback Academy is an excellent school. The teachers and staff maintain high expectations of their students while rewarding and praising them for their positive behavior and achievements. The students are taught to respect one another and the reach for their goals. Our children are in school 90% of their time and I trust my children in the hands of Camelback Academy. It truely takes a village to raise a child and they are receiving life long skills from the teachers and staff at Camelback Academy.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2013
I have called this school to obtain information about their studies as well as "extras" in their curriculum and the woman I spoke to on the phone was rude and not very forth coming about the school. She vaguely had answers and was short in her tone! She said it was impossible to meet any of the teachers and it was not an option to tour the school either. :( I am really disappointed in the behavior of the receptionist.. She is making it difficult to consider the school even though the ratings are better than the surrounding schools.

- submitted by a community member
May 16, 2012
This school is a awesome school. The staff and teachers really care about the students and they get to know the students personally and the parents. Everyone is so polite and friendly. The best part about this school is that they teach great. My son and daughter both attend and they have improved so much at this school and they love their teachers. My daughter says Ms Zipp is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2011
I LOVE this school. Mrs. Raj was the best teacher ever. My son has been going to this school since Kindergarten and now he's in 3rd grade. I took him out for a few months due to moving far west and his grades fell below average, he started getting into trouble, etc. I put him back in Camelback Academy and have not had any problems from him. The office staff is beyond wonderful, the school director Mrs. Kordon is beyond wonderful, the after school coaches are great!! There's not enough words to describe how great the school's curriculum is. I love this school!!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2009
My daughter attended this school in first grade, Mrs.Raj was not just an excellent teacher but also very caring about the students.We have since moved from AZ but my daughter still talks about her to this very day.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2009
My daughter was in La Petite Academy for almost 3 years before she started kindergarten this year at Camelback Academy. I had checked the test scores for surrounding public schools and charter schools, and Camelback was definitely a better one! I had read very few reviews on how bad Camelback academy was, even the one referring to it as being ran by the pom and cheer squad. I am a very particular person, expecially when in reference to my child, and the environments surrounding her. Not only is this school ran by peppy people who love what they do, but also, people who sincerely care that your child is there. It's almost like an appreciation that you are entrusting your child into their capable hands! My daughters teacher, Ms. Breed is excellent about getting back to me with questions, concerns, or comments. I recommend this school 100%!!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2009
My daughter, too, was in La Petite for the State employees. I believe fully that the way it was ran prepared her for kindergarten this year. I chose Camelback Academy because it was close to my home, tested better than other surrounding schools, and had a lower percentage of spanish speakers, which makes it easier for my child, since she doesnt know a lick of Spanish. I think that this helps her because the class room is more focused on learning regular kindergarten material opposed to teaching english to those who can't and leaving behind english speaking children to wait on the spanish speakers. My childs teacher is wonderful and I definitely know I picked the right school for her to excel and flourish! All of the staff is friendly and helpful!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
8 out of 10, because my daughters go to school there and I like this school because my oldest daughter has been going there and she likes it. now She is going out of 6 grade soon ; she has been there since 1st.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2008
My daughter is now finishing 5th grade and has been at Camelback since 1st grade. This school has been much better for her than the nearby public school she initially attended. Being a special needs child, Camelback has always been a positive and safe place for her. At Camelback, they have a professional who works with special needs children, Dr. Fritz, who has worked with my daughter, her teachers, and our family, which has helped my daughter greatly. I never had a single email I sent, or concern about my daughter ignored by anyone at this school. The principal, staff and teachers never expressed to me they were anything but caring professionals. Camelback has additional benefits that many other charter schools don t offer, such as art classes, music classes and free after school clubs and more. Not only do I like this school, but my daughter always has liked Camelback.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 22, 2008
My son use to go to thi school. They principle wants you to come to her if you have a problem. This is a joke. She screens her calls. Does not responde to email. and If you go to the school to see her she is always in meetings. Her mouth piece is an negitave educator who thinks she is above the world and unable to be touched by the board of education. If you have a special needs child stay away from this school. If your child is not a perfect angle stay away from this school. Oh yeah did I say this school is ran by the pom and cheer scaud of our days. If you didn't like them then you wont like them now!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2007
My first child started at a local public school and it was the worst thing ever .At camelback I realized that there are teachers that still teach because they truly care.My children are doing great and really love their school. I wouldnt change schools for anything. Except middle school because they dont do it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 06, 2007
My granddaughter is a kindergartner at Camelback Academy. So far this year has proven to be a very positive experience for her. Th classes are small, her teacher Mrs. Clapp is great!

- submitted by a community member
September 05, 2007
Still a member of this great school. My son is in the second grade now and he loves his teachers and the staff. I would not change schools for any reason.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2007
My daughter is about to finish up her first year of school at Camelback Academy. I have been very impressed with her school and her teacher. She has learned more then I ever imagined, but more importantly she has developed a love for school, and learning. She has been recognized on several occasions for her 'character' which is helping build her self esteem as well as strong foundation for the importance of morals and respect. I would encourage anyone to come take a look, the school has truly gone above and beyond my expectations!

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2006
My son has been at Camelback Academy for 4 years. His teachers have all been great and are very caring people who want the best for all the children. The staff and administration all know my sons name and truely care what is going on in his life. I have never been to a school where a child as young as 6 will turn around and hold the door for you as you are coming in. Character really does count at Camelback academy.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2006
I transferred my children to camelback at least 2 years ago and, have never regreted it.It was the best decision I have ever made.The staff is great.Compared to the school they where at before everything is great.It is shocking to see how completely different things are ran when people actually care.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
Camelback Academy is a great school compared to the public schools in its same area. The teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2006
This school really keeps surprising me ... everyday I am more confident I made the right decision in switching my daughter schools. I would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2006
Last week, I pulled my daughter from the school she went to for 5 years. She was being bullied and no one would do anything about it. She was really worried about changing to a school where she knew no one. She is a very shy child and needs help adapting. The students and staff at Canelback Academy were off the charts in hospatality. WOW is all I have to say. My daughter is learning about new things that totally interest her. I would recommend this school to anyone who will listen! You see smiling faces at drop off & pick up DAILY! Her new 4th grade teacher is amazing, she speaks very highly of him. If you are looking for a school that has AMAZING projects and cirriculum, look no further. This school is genuine and full of fun and exciting new ways to learn. 200%

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
I was a little nerves about sending my daughter to this school but even tho its so small it is a very excellent school in a very big way. I am truly amazed of all the support from teachers, staff and other parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
We just arrived from California and didn't want to place our kids in a traditional public school because of the simple fact that kids get lost with such over crowdedness. Camelback gives my children the attention they deserve, the teachers really care, the staff knows my kids by name and the school is always kept nice and clean. I have recommended this school to a family with a future kindergardener. The Vargas Family

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2005
I think this school is the worst my child has been to.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
I really like the school. My kids love going there. the teachers and staff are very supportive. I like that they are keeping it small. They won't have anymore than 450 students total I think, and I like that.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2005
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Camelback Academy
7634 West Camelback Road, Glendale, AZ  85303
(623) 247-2204
Last modified Camelback Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Camelback Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top