I am a teacher at Heritage and have been for a few years. My experience teaching here has been pleasant so far. I feel supported by the principals in everything I do. They give me freedom to teach and they do their best to help me whenever I have a question. I love the kids and seeing their excitement everyday when then enter my room. I am sure teachers at other shoals may say similar things about their kids, but I know Heritage truly has a safe and stimulating learning environment. With this safe feeling that Heritage kids have it makes them happier, and therefore easier for a teacher to manage a class of 25.
As a new staff member at Heritage it is great to work at a school where I can speak to other staff members whenever a question comes up. Also the continued communication with parents helps each and everyone of them to be more confident about what each their child is learning
I started off at Heritage Elementary School as a substitute teacher and have been a full-time teacher for the past 3 years. I am extremely happy with all of the changes here at the school. I have seen the school grow through character counts, after school activities, and Galileo test scores. The school has also included a Pee Wee sports league for our younger students. The teachers are dedicated to their students and make learning fun. Our administration is interested in seeing the teachers and students are successful. An overall view of Heritage Elementary School in Glendale, AZ is that we are on our way to being a B. Keep up the great work!
This school keeps on building - in academics, sportsmanship, character, and collaboration among students, staff, and parents. As we all work together, student achievement is improving and our school is gaining a greater community presence. We do need to keep up the efforts to become really great.
I am a teacher at Heritage Elementary school in Glendale. It is a charter school with approximately 750 students. The smaller class sizes (compared to public schools) allow teachers to spend more one-on-one time with their students. The smaller size of the school also gives it more of a family feeling. We (administrators and staff) truly care about our students and their families. It is nice to see that most of the families support one another in times of crisis, as well. We come together as community, whether it's in celebration of successes or times of crisis for a family in our community. I like how involved our school is in building a sense of community through events and communication. We are not perfect, but I don't know a school that is. For example, we are not where we want to be with AIMS scores, but we are working very hard on improving our students knowledge and skills, which in turn will raise their AIMS scores. Overall, I believe that Heritage is a good charter school, one that parents can feel confident in sending their student to.
A kid-friendly school with staff that work together to provide a great environment for students to learn and grow in.
Hi, I've been a 2nd grade teacher at Heritage for over 10 years and I love it here. It is wonderful to have a family of students each year that enjoy coming to school each day. Each students strives to achieve their personal best, and we have a lot of fun along the way. I've had the great opportunity to see many of them daily right through their eighth grade year. This is very rewarding. The teachers and staff excellent and friendly.
I have taught at Heritage for several years and I am impressed by where this school is headed. This year the school seems like it is a strong community and everyone is on the same page coming together to better the education of the children. This is one of my best years here.
This is my third year teaching at Heritage and I couldn't be happier at any other school! The staff here are positive and team oriented and truly have our kiddos' best interests at heart. Every year I've been here I've seen exciting improvements being made. We have more Specials (Music, PE, Art, and Computers) offered. We've improved our technology with new laptops for every teacher and a computer lab with laptops for every student in my class. Our athletics department is amazing, offering Track, Football, Volleyball, Soccer, and Basketball, and our Cheer group is one of the best in the city. We offer parents and students a free after school program where students can get help with their homework and have a free snack before getting picked up. We have created pacing guides for every grade level to assist in implementing the new AZ Common Core standards and have regular Galileo testing to keep students on track to be successful on the AIMS. We have adopted the Character Counts program to educate students on their conduct and raise the caliber of their character. There is a wonderful feeling of family and community at Heritage and I invite you to come and see for yourself!
My daughter started kindergarten this year at Heritage and she LOVES it! They have a free after-school program (that I love) and if I come to pick her up early she gets upset because she wants to stay as long as she can. She has already learned so much in just a few short months! She's already writing her first and last name and knows the sounds that all of the letters in the alphabet make, and is beginning to recognize sight words and sound out words she sees on signs as we drive in the car. Her teacher, Mrs. B, is the BEST! She's so kind and patient with the little ones. Their academics and character building is top notch!!
Heritage School is great! We are very happy with our kids' teachers. The Principal cares so much for the kiddos as well as all the staff. My kids love the computer teacher- they talk about him a lot. They enjoy going to art, music and P.E. They say their P.E. Teacher is very funny and nice too. Never had a problem at all. The kids didn't like lunch so much last year but this year they are very happy.
Heritage just received a "D" for the third year in AIMS testing. The School will now be labeled an "F" school according to the Arizona Department of Education website. Parents check the facts carefully before choosing a school for your children.
Heritage elementary has gone down hill. Teachers are not teaching. The bulling in that school is by far the worst not only with the students but the teachers as well. They don't have a good leadership and Dye is no good. I am so glad that this year I have decided to remove my children as well as my friends. The negative of this school will go from mouth to mouth . Research other schools that you decide to put your children in. Just a concerned parent.
I am a teacher nearing the end of my 3rd year at Heritage. I love teaching here. The administration are really supportive and I feel we are heading in the right direction academically. We have identified areas to improve upon and have set goals to make sure that happens. The facilities are awesome and the sports program offers a variety of options for multiple grades to participate in. We are especially competitive in boys and girls basketball and football. I have had the opportunity to coach and have had a blast getting to know my students outside of the classroom. Overall I am very pleased with my experience so far at Heritage. We have great support form the front office and teachers that care about student growth.
This is my first year here with my son. He is in first grade and so far so good. A few hiccups but nothing huge. I really love the instruction given and my son has really excelled. So, I would recommend this school to anyone. I believe there is a lot of heart here.
I have been here a few years and all of the staff and administration are dedicated to each student's education. We want to see all the students be successful. The staff enjoys working together and making learning fun.
I am so impressed with Mr. Thies and Mr. Dye. They have such passion an dedication and truly care about the students and teachers. It is a comfort knowing that any problems will be handled correctly. The campus is beautiful and the teachers are wonderful!!!
I am an 8th grade student that has been at Heritage since I was really little. I came here from a not so good school, so I know the difference a great school makes in kids' lives! Things at Heritage were good when I started, then got bad a couple years ago, BUT NOW THIS YEAR IS AWESOME! Last year was pretty good, too! My friends agree with me that HERITAGE FALCONS ROCK! The school lunches are even better than they used to be. The teachers treat you like you're an actual person, not just a troubled teenager. They listen and care how you feel and help you understand better. We get to participate in fun activities and our sport's teams are pretty good. I have some friends from church that go to other schools and they're always complaining about being bullied and kids that do drugs, but not here. I am kinda popular, so I would know if this stuff was going on around me. My parents are both real involved in my school so they know alot of the teachers and staff that have been here a long time and they respect them. If anything is ever just a little bit wrong, the VP or the Pricipal take time to work it out with them. The only thing that I would change if I could was to add 9th grade! :)
Wow! I am not surprised, that they are flagging negative reviews. Reviews that are not inappropriate for any reason, just factual about the school, and they dissappear. I thought this was a web site I could trust to gain factual information reguarding schools, but like everything else I guess not. Some one is always able to get their fingers in and make things appear how they want it to. Just check out the test scores of this school compared to others since someone is clearly altering the reviews!
not sure who is writing these reviews must be staff members this school is terrible there is so much bullying it's out of hand my son is no longer in this school don't be fooled by these good reviews the owner only cares about how much money(students) she can bring in everybody is nice now because of all the students and staff that has left i will never have anything to do with that school again
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