Returning Back To Laveen- We recently return back to Laveen for almost a year living out of state due to a job opportunity. My husband and I were thrilled to see how much the community is growing (homes being built, new businesses etc). We were even more thrilled for my 1st grader son to return back to his home school. First day back on the school campus, we were greeted by familiar faces from his previous teachers (preschool & kindergarten), staff, and his IEP Team. It was an heart-warming welcome back to Laveen Elementary that helped my son feel right at home. My experience with the teachers and staff has always been transparent on our communication. I would volunteer at the school and attend the PTO as much as possible to support the school as well as be the role model for my son. My opinion is solely based on my personal experience and I am fully aware that each family has their own opinion(s) what they expect from the school their child(ren) attends at. As our community grows, I would love to see Laveen Elementary also grow by continuing to set the bar high so that parents could feel more confident to enroll their child(ren) at this school. For my family, we are happy to be back home and taking our son to school at Laveen.
Standards of education are not the priority of Laveen Elementary school or this district in the person of its Asst. Principal or the Asst. District Superintendent. Failed students (students that received a final school year grade of "F" in Core subjects such as Reading/Math) are regularly promoted to the next grade level without hesitation. This promotes student apathy, disrespect for education, and undermines the teacher's ability to control their classroom. This type of educational atmosphere also creates parental apathy and severely hinders parental involvement. What's exceptionally disheartening about this, is that this practice is rigorously defended by the Asst. District Superintendent even to the point where this senior ranking official is unable to articulate or justify how a failed student gets promoted to the next higher grade (even when the publicized district policy doesn't allow it) equal to a student that worked hard to be placed on the honor roll. This type of leadership promotes a culture of failure from the top to the last student in the district and paints a very dark future for the students and the future of this nation. Please, thoroughly weigh your options before enrolling in Laveen Elementary or the Laveen Elementary School District if you desire your child(ren) to be educated in a way where education is the priority and not merely a punchline.
I honestly have to saybthis school was good untill dr.leavy Came and changedd the school. But the interesting story Is that some of the teachers here dont really instructct You well enough for you to understand. And also there is A big problem with disrespect from the techers and as the students Have to go under conduct of S.O.A.R why dont the teachers Have to do this either. It is disapointing that such a great School tearned into a mess after 4 years this school should Learn from there mistakes. And also I have seen techers do favorites With students especially students that are males and miss behave Alot I see teachers buying them McDonald's every other week and If you fix these problems I will be glad as a student too go back too laveen elementary Thank you this school nedds alittle fixing but its a grwat school
This is my son's 2nd year at Laveen Elementary School. We have found that the staff is very much involved with after school functions. He has had excellent teachers and the principle makes it a point to get to know both the students and the parents who attend the functions. We LOVE this school.
This school is great! This is my first year here, I have a 7th grader at Laveen and its such a relive all the posited things my child has to say about his teachers about how they are more caring compare to his previous school. It makes me happy as a parent to see how motivated my child is about his future just because of the way the teachers are teaching. He wont stop talking about what he learn that day in Social Studies and how his Language Arts teacher teaches with a fun attitude and Math is actually fun. I like the Leadership Program that they currently have, it allows my child to be more proactive and become a leader. They have a selections of afterschool activities and clubs that makes it easy as a parent to keep our kids active. I would recommend this school to anyone that is planning on moving to Laveen. Come and check it out!
This was the worst school ever!! My child has been out of here for 2 years and he still gets upset over all the issues at this school.. I feel awful I let him go here for two years.. He did like his teacher and had him both years.. The classes are loud not a good learning environment. My child was bullied and ran from two fights I told him to stand up for himself he did and got suspended the bully did not because he had ADHD and that would take paper work for the school before they could punish him and the school didn't have time for that .. But it was okay to change my child's life.. Ugh please look elsewhere..