My daughter is a kindergartener here and so far we are exstatic about her new learing environment. Her teacher, Mrs. E., is outstanding ... she's engaged with her students and is very imaginative and outgoing. The class sizes are small (my daughter's class has 12 students) and the classrooms are exciting and inviting. The after-care program (for students whose parents can't pick them up right at the last bell) is wonderful and is way more than we thought it would be. It's an extended learing environment where the kids get exercise, library time and time in the computer lab. Our daughter gets picked up around 5:30 every day and she doesn't want to leave. This is a great school with great leadership and staff who foster a fantastic learning environment.
overall a great school, wonderful parent teacher organization. Academically speaking the teachers are some of the best around. My daughter started there in 5th grade and is now in 7th, she loves it. Food is pretty nutrional. overall 4.5 stars.
Overall the school was okay. There are some great teachers here but there are too many that just do the minimum. Parental involvement is very poor. It was usually the same handful of great parents stepping up to handle events. Our prior school wasn't an 'excelling school' but we had three times as many volunteers.
Overall, the teachers try to do their best to teach and deal with discipline. The teachers and administrators do, however, need to teach social skills and respect, because my daughter was bullied by both a girl and a boy at school and was afraid to go to the bus stop and to enter her class. Her teacher, too, was frustrated with discipline issues and didn't know how to deal with these types of children. I discussed my concerns and found that my daughter was being ignored and treated with indifference after my concerns were raised with the teacher and adminstration. I would expect more from a school that touts it's self as one of the best. Bullying is a terrible thing and can interfere with learning on an ongoing basis.
I too am disappointed in the school when it comes to bulling. My child is bullied everyday and nothing is done to the bully other then being sent to the office. Something needs to be done about bulling. Sending them to the office time and again isn't enough. Other then that I do like a lot of the teachers and staff.
I am disappoint in the school at this time. I thought the school had a no bully policy. It seems that some of this is going on in the school where students are making fun of other students how they speak, dress and about their ethnic background. This is a concern because no student coming to school should be hurt or harassed by their peers. Other incidents have been elevated to the principal including this one and have received no feedback on what action is being taken to put a stop to this negative behavior.
Estrella Mountain Elementary has a friendly and caring environment. I have 3 children who currently attend and love their teachers, the school work and the fact that their teachers care about their education. We have had nothing but a positive experience at this school. We encountered an issue with the school district and my sons teacher, principle, therapist(s), all got involved. I plan to stay at this school and look forward to all the new things to come.
High academic standards. Wonderful family environment. Lots of parent volunteers and happy students. Wide array of after-school activities and an attentive staff. A+ overall!
I have been very disappointed in the continued lack of programs in the Arts. After being in this district for 13 years now the funding and attention given to the Arts has gone down hills from out beginning. I believe to gain higher and higher test score results the District has given up many programs such as Chorus, Band, Drama, quality Art classes. More than the three r's count and you will not get the life long lessons in these programs at Estrella Mountain Elementary School.
I think that Estrella Mountain Elementary School is a very good school. My daughter Alisha went there and she loved it. The school is always clean, the teachers are great and they listen and will meet with you whenever you need to. My daughter had some problems with anxiety when she went there and had a hard time getting to school sometimes because of it. The staff there were always very supportive and helpful to us. Dave Bogart the principal is Great! I think all the kids just loved him. He is very friendly and down to earth, and is a big kid himself. The curriculum is also wonderful! I would reccommend this school to any parent moving to Estrella Mountain Ranch - Goodyear, AZ.
Great School, dedicated staff. Superior art and music programs. Lots of parent volunteering.
This school is the one of the best in the area. Teachers, staff, and administration truly care about the students. Curriculum is adjusted to the students' needs. The teachers my child has had keep in constant communication about my child s progress and needs.
Estrella is a decent school but I have been frustrated by the high turn over rate of the teachers and the classrooms are overcrowded. Each time a new school is built to relieve the overcrowding, they cut down on teachers, too so the class numbers are still too high!
I think that the school in general is very good. I do believe that they need to be able to teach these students a little more about their future in life. They also have many rules that seem to be an overkill.
Very vibrant teachers, administration, and district office support. Works very well with providing special needs students with needed services. Strong parent communication and links with community. A very good public school!
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