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Goodyear, AZ
Students enrolled: 700

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Goodyear, AZ 85338

(623) 327-3111
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May 06, 2015
This school is snobsville. It should be illegal to have this many snobs under one roof. I also believe they exclude people based on race and they don't allow for people based on prejudices. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone ever.

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April 01, 2015
My son has been attending this school for two years now. I was so excited for him to start here because I had heard great things about the school. I was in for a little surprise, there is not a lot of parent and teacher interaction. Everything is done online. I really think this school is over rated. Its definitely not what I expected. They don't have parent teacher conferences, so if you are not constantly checking your email you wont know what is going on. Odyssey definitely needs some improvement, maybe for starts they can organize a PTO.

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March 22, 2015
Our family is very happy with the more challenging cilurriculum and focus on global education at Odyssey. The administration is attentive and committed to a smaller, more intimate education setting for our scholars.

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September 04, 2014
This has been our 3 children's 4th year with odyssey. I have seen this school just continually improve. The minute I walk in the door, the secretary has a smile on her face and acknowledges that I am there. The principal treats me like an equal while maintaining her position with professionalism. She knows every child from the looks of it. And then there are the teachers....I can't even begin to express my appreciation to them for not only teaching my children knowledge, but instilling good social values as well. I do recognize that Odyssey is not a good fit for every family and child, but it has been the best choice for ours. Thanks for being our children's home away from home.

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August 31, 2014
Goodyear Campus. Horrible!!!! My son attended this school for a total of 2 weeks 4th grade. Within the first week he was threatened by another student in class. After defending himself verbally, he was suspended for 2 days. The other student had no punishment what so ever. The principal's reason for these actions, in her exact words, "I assure you that he would never say that to (my son's name). I've known him and his parents since he started here in kindergarten. I don't know (my son's name) at all." My interactions with her and some of the other staff was very bias and unprofessional. The before after school program is just as bad. The employees eat in front of the children there. The children attend school from 7:30am to 4pm so they are hungry after school. Very unprofessional and rude for them to eat in front of hungry children. When my sitter would pick my son up, the woman at the front counter was always very rude to her. I removed my son from a bad school, thinking this school would be a good place for him where he would not be bullied or treated poorly, big mistake.

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May 27, 2014
This is the best school on so many levels. There are multiple levels of learning in each grade so all students are challenged, no bored children here! What sets the school apart is the core values. The children are taught to be thinkers and are held to a high moral standard.

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May 01, 2014
We have been a part of the Odyssey famil of schools for three years now and are very pleased with our experience. The curiculum is challenging but the delivery is fun. A very nice combination. Love the focus on international language.

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March 27, 2014
Odyssey is a great school! I love that my kids have already read so many amazing books! They get to read all the classics and I'm truly jealous because I love literature and wish I had that opportunity growing up. I really like they teach Spanish, music to all students via their instrument of choice, a health and physical education program in which the there is actually a teacher coordinating different activities. I even like their method of Peaceful Playground for recess which means being involved in something not just sitting around. My kids have also had the opportunity for great field trips like, Catalina Island, etc. I also love that they wear uniforms, saves us money and stress when purchasing back to school items and deciding what to wear every morning. My daughter was also in 2nd grade at public school becoming quite the fashion diva and I didn't like it. I really like how wearing uniforms has help her relax and not give such importance to what she or others are wearing. School is the focus. We also enjoy that it is only a four day school week. The only thing I don't like is that it is a drive for us about 15 minutes but it is worth it!

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January 30, 2014
I am very satisfied with this amazing charter school. My daughter is in kindergarten and I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of education she is receiving Ms Walker her teacher is very caring and warm. She wakes up every morning excited to go to school and comes home telling us how much fun she had and what she learned which for only half day is amazing. I also see the school principal out directing traffic in the morning she seems very hands on everyone is so friendly and seems to love working there. I like that they also get Fridays off

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January 08, 2014
This school is amazing. My son goes to kindergarten here & I have nothing but great things to say. The school encourages parent involvement, has an extensive curriculum (Spanish, music and daily PE starting at kindergarten!), and is extremely creative. His teacher has gone above and beyond to ensure his personal success, which is just an extension of the entire organization. The quality at Odyssey is superb, and I wouldn't be surprised if they get a 10 rating in the future. Odyssey truly cares about not only the students in the classrooms, but the families of those students as well.

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November 02, 2013
Overall, I am happy with this school. Academically, I think my children are challenged and learning more than they did at the local public schools. The curriculum is solid and they take Spanish, music and PE every day. I love that they have Fridays off. My complaints are that the school leadership seems disconnected and parents have no voice. There is no PTO which is a detriment to a positive 'community feeling'.

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The Odyssey Preparatory Academy Goodyear
, Goodyear, AZ  85338
(623) 327-3111
Last modified The Odyssey Preparatory Academy Goodyear is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
The Odyssey Preparatory Academy Goodyear Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top