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15151 West Centerra Drive Sout
Goodyear, AZ 85338

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(623) 772-5000
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August 29, 2015
They believe in the Kids at Hope philosophy and live it every day through their actions.

- submitted by a community member

August 29, 2015
I truly wish that old (over two years old) ratings could be removed from this website. It's very unhelpful to read about things that took place years ago. Also, it is very unhelpful to read reviews from obviously disgruntled kids with an agenda. I'd like to say that this is a great school. The STEM Academy is meeting the needs of kids with good solid teaching, great technology and wonderful opportunities. The staff is professional and well-trained. On a recent visit to the campus I was very impressed with how orderly and calm transitions are, and how engaged students are in learning. I'm also intrigued by the parent who said that her child was doing poorly but then took her child to a charter school where he/she is doing well. Stop and think, parent, that should give you a warning that your charter has very low standards. As a community member I'm very proud to support Centerra Mirage. They are a school that will help your children meet your expectations.

- submitted by a community member

December 15, 2014
I was concerned about sending my daughter to public school, at the onset of the school year I was ready to enroll my daughter into a pricey private school if Centerra Mirage didn't meet my standards in the first week of school. Let just say that in the first week of school I was astonished at what her two teachers and the front desk staff did for my daughter. They made her feel that she was an important part of her success at Centerra Mirage. Then it all came together, one of her teachers noticed something no one had in the past. My quite shy girl was really into STEM. Once that little windowed of opportunity became available her teachers took her by the hand and have been guiding her to her t destiny. I am for ever GRATEFUL! You see anyone can stand in front of a class and recite a lesson plan; its a person who loves what they do to pick up on clues the student gives. On a rare occasion you will find a teacher who is the epitome of a teacher; I'm lucky my daughter has two. These teacher couldn't move forward when they see that special spark in a child's eye if it wasn't with the support of the Principal and her staff. Centerra Mirage is changing lives one child at a time.

- submitted by a parent

December 15, 2014
Centerra Mirage Elementary is a great school with awesome teachers. The administrative staff is professional and helpful.

- submitted by a community member

July 27, 2014
My children are two years apart. I've had them there since kindergarten, oldest now in 6th grade. My oldest spent two years at a different school, and I experienced first had what a bad school is and does on a child's education. At Centerra my children have really been able to grow in a great learning environment. From teachers who care about educating, yet still know they are children that need entertained to make school fun. I've had nothing but great experiences from all the staff. I appreciate all that this school has done, and will continue to do.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2014
this school is not that good of a school . we've lost sooo many teachers this year and it's not even funny . our principals are very rude and do not even bother to help out the students . lots of people get bullied at this school and the teachers don't even do anything about it . the 7th and 8th graders did very bad on the aims . we knew like 1 or 2 questions on the test . and the rest we didn't even learn in the whole school year . it's pretty crazy just to think about it . I wouldn't take your children to this bad quality school .

- submitted by a community member

May 16, 2014
I would start off by saying if I could give this school 0 stars I would. I totally agree with the parent who said this school is a mess ! Even though I'm a girl , I'm not going to lie, this school is sexist towards boys. This school year, they could not even keep a math teacher for a full month. If you want your kid to get bullied, send them to this school because I see it everyday. I can't even begin to tell you how many kids have moved because of all the problems here. TERRIBLE TERRIBLE SCHOOL. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE.

- submitted by a community member

April 14, 2014
This school is a complete mess. They are losing teachers faster than I can change my clothes. The students are out of control and the environment is threatening and not conducive to a positive learning experience.

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2013
i am a student.. and his school is horrible they allow alsmost nothing and the crriculim is two years behind. my post keep getting deletd for speaking the truth so if you see this dont send your kid here its a bbad school

- submitted by a community member

February 05, 2013
I did not realize how bad this school was until I took my kids to another school. This was their first school. I was told that they were meeting standards. When I moved them to a school that followed standards, my kids were below, and had not learned anything at there grade level. Specifically, their math schools were way behind. Thank goodness, I caught it early. There are excelling at their new school. Furthermore, the principal was not a man of his word. He would tell you one thing and then do another. They also did a poor job of informing me when my child was seen i the office or the nurse. My children would have to tell me when they got home. Also the school had a huge problem with bullies. The principal seemed more concerned with appearing to be bully free, than to actually deal with the problem. My children actually got injured by other students, and the principal tried to sweep it under the rug. I had to move my kids to another school. They have zero issues at the new school.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2011
I want to add one more thing, if your in a position that your children need to attend this school, here are a list of some great teachers here at this school. Ms. Swanson Kinder, Ms. Nunez, Mrs. Looper, Mrs. Jones 1st grade, Ms. Hicks, Ms. McCoy 2nd Grade. I have to say they are amazing and come with a lot of experience. Enjoy and good luck parents.

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2009
I love this school. I move alot but I learned and had the mist fun at centerra mirage

- submitted by a student

January 27, 2009
Centerra Mirage school is not one of the best schools around the Goodyear area but I will have to give credit to some teachers and staff. The Principal is not one of the 6th 7th or 8th graders best friend. Sure you say your here for learning ... blah blah blah! Well I have a small issue with that. Teachers? Does anyone sit in to acutally here or observe what the teachers are teaching in the class? Some teachers can just sit there and watch us students just sit and do nothing. They do not say a word they basically just sit there. I have been attending Centerra for one and a half years and the way the teachers treat us is absolutly infuriating! Yelling in a students face for coming a minute late from using the bathroom? Come on now! (7-8th grade has two to three minutes to go)

- submitted by a student
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June 25, 2008
I think Centerra Mirage is doing a fairly good job. The principle and assitant principle are open to ideas and the lines of communication are open with the parents. One of my favorite teachers is Mrs.Grose and I am thrilled she is moving up to the 7th grade to stay with her students from last year!

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2008
I am very disappointed in the school and district as a whole. The ill-experienced administration and office staff unfortunately provides an unorganized atmosphere and lack of communication for students, parents, and teachers. Negative attitudes are apparent throughout the staff, including the administration, teachers, and support staff. I would not want children of mine to attend an educational community like Centerra Mirage.

- submitted by a teacher

April 30, 2008
I have two sons that attend, and they love going to school everyday. The teachers are wonderful, as long as you know which ones to request for your child. Miss. Moll in Kinder, Ms. Nunez in 1st, and Mrs. Crowe in 2nd, have all been a blessing.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2008
My son really loves the 6th grade Social Studies teacher - she has made interested in school!!

- submitted by a parent
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February 29, 2008
The post about the PTSA below is actually humorous! I joined the PTSA and attempted to get involved. To my dismay, parents were notified about meetings 2-3 days in advance, mtgs. were held in the late afternoon when most people are working, mtgs. were filled w/ inside jokes and constant references to AYSO (which seemed to be the secondary local for the click), and really negatives attitudes from the officers...and did I mention that nothing was accomplished at these meetings. I'm sorry, not my cup of tea...I chose to volunteer my time in the classroom helping the teacher directly.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2007
Finally teachers that get my kid. I have a 6th grader here and we are new to the area. My child LOVES 6th grade the SS teacher is a hoot and for the 1st time my kiddo loves school. So far so good this school seems to be sweet spot in AESD but good for us. Thank goodness for Mrs. Gross and the 6th grade team.

- submitted by a parent

December 25, 2006
Centerra staff is great - especially the principal and asst principal. Parental involvement is poor leaving the handful of PTSA volunteers to do all events alone. They'll complain about things but do nothing to help out or to improve them. District does a poor job of providing extra-curricular activities for the students - they could offer events at a premium paid by the parents. Most teachers are interactive and connective, but a few are negative and not cut-out for the teacher profession.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2006
This school is not that great when it comes to extracurricular activities. The principal needs to have the students to do more sport activities and more fun things like basketball, baseball, flag football, chess club etc.

- submitted by a student

November 26, 2006
I am not at all happy with the assistant principal. He is very unorganized. The school is nice since it is new. Parking is somewhat of an issue. I would like to see more activities for the students.

- submitted by a teacher
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Centerra Mirage
15151 West Centerra Drive Sout, Goodyear, AZ  85338
(623) 772-5000
Last modified Centerra Mirage is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Centerra Mirage Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top