This used to be an amazing school when our older children were involved amazing teachers, great leadership, beautiful campus- but the class sizes have gotten way out of hand. 28 students plus per kindergarten class - in almost every other state that is illegal. I am not sure if this is because of excessive variances being approved or because of the growing population in Goodyear - but these class sizes are not okay. Funding in the district needs to be shifted immediately to reduce class size in order for this school to enjoy its continued success.
My Twins goto this school. We have only been here for part of this year. I know the teachers try to integrate the new students best they can but am unsure how well they are doing. I feel that my twins are getting a good education. Thier testing scores should be high. We will see how next year goes.
I can't even express how wonderful I think this school is. Most importantly, I love that they are very strong academically. Based on that alone, I know that my daughter is getting a wonderful education. She is just finishing kindergarten, and her kindergarten teacher, Ms. Keen, is amazing. I don't know how she does it, but I commend her. In addition to how great the school is academically, they really encourage these kids to have good character, which is really important to me. They all recite a pledge about character along with the Pledge of Allegiance each morning, and I think that really helps to give that message to these kids. The PTO is amazing in all of their efforts at raising money not only for the school for a couple of the faculty who are battling cancer. I could just go on and on. My daughter attends with a variance right now, but we plan on buying a house within the district in the next few years so that she can finish out the remainder of her Elementary School years before moving on to Western Sky and eventually Millennium.
Palm Valley Elementary has been the best school for my 1st grader. Mrs. Spiak is an awesome teacher and has gone out of her way to ensure my child succeeds. The faculty, for that matter is awesome. From the teachers to the maintenance deparrment, they have all made the Palm Valley experience to be a wonderful one.
Over the last few years it seems to be getting more and more crowded. Classroom sizes are ridiculous. Not to mention the pick up and drop off is very unorganized.
My daughter realy enjoys this school being in 1st and 2ed now in 3ed .She loves the teachers, its more then a job to them, they all seem to lovethere jobs. I like how there all involved.
We love Palm Valley!! Everyone really cares about students and learnin which is evident by all the academic recognition offered to students!! It truly is an amazing school!
Plan Valley Elementary school is a Five Star school in my experience! My child has not only had a great time both learning and having fun. She has excelled since she started at Palm Valley and her eagerness to learn has kicked into over drive! I recommend Palm Valley Elementary school to every child! I know that my child will be successful due to Pam Vallets
The school is good but the classes have too many kids. Why keep accepting variances? I have also noticed that things change because the principal's kid has special needs. NOW allergy issues are taken seriously where before they weren't. Just make sure your kid has the same issue as the principal's kid and you will be fine.
We are an excellent school, and still find ways to continue excelling, never comfortable with just succeeding, but forever striving to do more, reach more, and excel more. We will be a 5-star school by the end of the next school term. So come excel with us!
My son has had a great time in Kindergarten at Palm Valley. The teachers are great, his abilities have been recognized and he has been met at his level which we are really grateful for!
I have 4 sons enrolled in Palm Valley and have to say I have been very happy with kindergarten's Mrs. Luckow. With her dedication to the students and her wonderful personality she probably had the best turn-out this year of volunteer parents. Thank you to the kindergarten team and Mrs. Luckow.
This School is fantastic. My daughter has enrolled in first grade this year and loves it. Mrs. Hampton is amazing with the children. I have seen huge improvement in my daughters reading ability and highly recommend this school.
After having 3 children at PVE over the past 5 years, I feel there has been a definite decline in the overall performance of the school. Not only in academics but in the extra curricular activities as well. Everything seems to have become so disorganized.
As a parent of Palm Valley students for the past few years, I have found the school to be somewhat over-focused on the negative and less on the positive. We receive rude notes sent to the entire parent community about such things as cafeteria behavior or tardiness that 'will not be tolerated'. It would be nice if the parents were treated as partners and not the enemy.
We moved to the Litchfield Elem. School Dist. from another state and enrolled one child in Palm Valley Elementary. We are pleased with its academic excellence, friendly & positive faculty, staff & administration, character education, school spirit and diversity. No regrets.
Once again, Palm Valley is an 'Excelling' school. The excellent teaching, caring staff, wonderful parents and students put their best into testing and brought an excellent result. Way to go Thunderbirds! This 'community' effort is what makes this school excel in many ways.
Our girls, now in 3rd and 5th grade, love Palm Valley as much as we do! The teachers the girls have had the last 4 years are wonderful, caring, forward thinking, intelligent and firm without being intimidating. PV excels in parent/family involvement and the staff is great! The leadership provided by the principals we have had is truly remarkable! Kudos to Palm Valley Elementary for maintaining a superb learning environment! The Maxwells
As a grandparent of two students at Parlm Valley, I find that the girls (beginning 3rd and 5th graders) continue to be interested in all subjects and seem to respect their teachers and other students. I love going to 'open house' events where they can show us their project accomplishments. Keep up the good work! Bobbi McGlothlin
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