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K-6
Public charter
Litchfield Park, AZ
Students enrolled: 453

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12450 W Maryland Ave
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

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August 27, 2014
We are extremely proud of what our students have accomplished, the enormous parental support, the dedication from our teachers, and of course, the tremendous hard work from all our wonderful students. The Department of Education gives every school PRACTICE AIMS TESTS which every school uses. Our tests like in all schools, remain locked up until the first day of testing. Thank you to all of the parents who informed and congratulated us about the report in the Arizona Republic! Based on information provided to them from the Arizona Department of Education, they have named Crown School #1 Charter School in the Phoenix Metro Area! :) :) :)

- submitted by a teacher
August 26, 2014
Someone wrote a comment about the AIMS scores, let me tell you as a former teacher there. The teachers look at the AIMS test before they give it to their students (They are not allowed to look at the tests). Then they go back to their classes and redo their lesson plans and teach what is on the AIMS test. So that is BS on the scores for this school. Trust me, I know.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2014
The start of every school year begins with a new set of challenges. By getting to know my new students and getting an idea of where they are academically. I have to remember that my students haven t been in school for three months. Since we are now in the groove of things and have developed our procedures. I have seen my students begin to shine and blossom. We are playing a lot of games and hands on learning my students are soaring and mastering their foundation of phonics and addition. I am extremely proud of the growth my students have made in just short amount of time. I am looking forward to all of the new innovative things that we have come up with over the summer. Every day I am looking at how I can make a lesson fun and exciting for my students.

- submitted by a teacher
August 21, 2014
Scary a teacher would post a review with two incomplete sentences (phrases) and a run-on. College educated?!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
My child is just entering Kindergarten and it has been an OK transition. Being new to a charter school, the 'closed' campus is a new concept for me and uncertain how I feel about not being able to have lunch or walk my child to class. I am also not able to walk and pick up my child from their Enrichment Program class. This is one thing I would say is completely different from a public school, especially for a Kindergartner that is just starting a school system. There also has been a teacher change within the 1st week of school. Noticed sent home mentioned the previous teacher deciding a new career path (strange that a career path change can be determine in one week) Would have been nice if the school organized a 'Meet the Teacher' day for us parents and students prior to having a new teacher introduced to class vs having a note sent home the day before. Hope this is just a small bump in the road and will be hopeful for a great year.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
This school is great. I can't wait for my son to start 1st grade in a few days. They truly love him there and they care about all the students.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2014
What a wonderful school. This school put on a "Kids Rock Concert" and didn't even charge admission. The Concert was outstanding. The look on my daughter's face was so precious. Her eyes were wide with excitement and she was right up front with all the other kids singing along and dancing. I couldn't quit smiling. Ms. TC is the greatest! She did this for our kids. She is always doing something good for thiem. I volunteer at the school and I see how much she cares and gently encouraged the children who were having difficulties and she taught me how to tutor them. There are hundreds of parents who are very pleased with Crown school and I am one of them. Volunteer and you will see how good Ms. TC is to the kids and the teachers. We love her and the school. Have a beautiful day.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2014
I am a teacher at Crown School and am thrilled with how much the 2nd grade classes have accomplished this year. Our interactive lessons and the way our teaching engages the students to be active participants in their own education allows for them to reach higher levels. This year our students were focusing on oral interpretation of literature where they engulfed the words written and incorporated body language when reading. It was very successful and raised their comprehension tremendously. Because our students mastered their multiplication facts, they were able to qualify for Crown Schools 30 second Club which earned them a trophy at the end of the year. They loved that! They also researched animals and were assigned to create a diorama that represented their habitats. Their dioramas were amazing!!!! We can t wait to present this opportunity to your children. You will not be disappointed!

- submitted by a teacher
June 13, 2014
I am a Kindergarten Teacher at Crown Charter School. I have been at Crown for 8 years now. It has been a great journey for me. Thanks to our wonderful curriculum director I have grown so much and am now a Master Teacher. I have been able to see ALL of my students succeed. At this school we DO NOT leave not one child behind. We work at every student s level. This year, my students finished the school year reading at a first grade level. They were adding up to the thousands!! I took my students a step farther in creative writing. We came up with a word bank together and these Amazing students wrote their own creative story about a picture. It was amazing to see.

- submitted by a teacher
June 13, 2014
Part 2: We reinforce phonics and we do choral reading everyday to ensure that our students feel confident in their reading abilities and never feel put on the spot to read in front of the entire class. Our reading groups are fun and keep the students engaged! By the end of the year, my students were multiplying and dividing by sevens and had amazing cursive handwriting! I am so proud of every accomplishment that my students make that I can t even focus on just one! Every year I spend time looking back at the previous class and remembering all of the fun we had playing games and learning. It is so great to see them grow and excel in school and to see that they have found that love of learning that I try to instill in all of them.

- submitted by a teacher
May 17, 2014
I am currently at the kindergarten graduation and it is a complete joke. The principal is yelling on the mic during the children walking because of the lighting, this wasn't organized properly. The principal went on with a speech saying kindergarteners are not able to read, but they have such standards their students can read.. Every public school teaches their children to read beginning at kindergarten. I am so disappointed my stepdaughter completed a school year with crown charter. I can tell the bad reviews are honest and I will never recommend this school to any parent.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
My daughter went to Crown from K-3rd grade. There were a few issues here and there that were annoying, but that's going to happen no matter where your kid goes to school. There was a specific incident that happened in 3rd grade that made me change my mind about returning for 4th. I have her in Corte Sierra now and I would seriously like to cry. She learned so much at Crown and every one of her teachers made sure she understood everything. She excelled at reading and math. The education from Crown is phenomenal. The director is rough around the edges I have to admit, but at least these children are disciplined and are taught respect. The education from Corte stinks. There is a lot of foul language and bullying and I don't know how many times she comes home telling me if she doesn't understand something, she doesn't get help from her teacher. I have talked to three other parents and they said their child would have been better off staying at Crown. If the director wasn't there, we definitely would be.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
I wrote a negative review about this school in January. I did not mention any names, nor did I write anything that was not true.However, I can't find my review. I wonder why? Is it because this school does not want negative reviews? I would not send any child to this school that I loved. All they do is worksheets.Those work'sheets are not from any adopted textbooks. There is no art, PE, music. They think technology is playing games in the computer lab.There is not even a working library for the kids to get a good book to read. The science and social studies programs are basically non existent, and my friend's child has gone through over 6 teachers this year. The other room has gone through at least three IN ONE GRADE LEVEL. I will check on this website periodically, and when I see the review gone, I will write another one. I was going to send my child here, but after I started digging, I took my child elsewhere. As far as volunteers are concerned, they only want you for working at their PLANNED activities. Just try to go in and sit to watch your child. Oh, and by the way - they make the kids sit with their seats facing the wall so that the kids can't even see the teacher.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
Does anyone else find it suspicious that for ever bad review a good review rebutting that previous bad review shows up? I don't put it past the school to be fling them out themselves as they use this website as "selling point" to new parents!! Sure their aims scores are great.. That's all they teach is reading and math! Any student getting 8+hour of only two subjects would produce good scores

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2014
Part Two: Kids get benched at lunch for talking for 10, 15, or even the entire 30 minutes for lunch. Not every child is going to have beautiful writing so degrading them does not encourage them to want to do better. I have helped with activities and I have seen my share of unethical procedures from some of the staff, administraters, and the owner as well. While Crown does show great test scores you need to be VERY involved with your child at this school and listen to the things they tell you. One of my children has been bullied by the same kid for 2 years now and on more than one occasion I have been forced to step in and take action. Kids playing four square in class, balls being thrown accross the classroom while other children are still tring to complete their packets for the day..and the teacher does nothing. BE CAREFUL at this school. Do not believe everything you hear. If your child was doing well someplace else and starts to struggle here there IS something else going on.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
Look at the aims scores. Compare to other schools. People complain about art and PE. They are their to learn to read and write not art. My kids excel well beyond ds in the same grade at other schools. I noticed a lot of other reviews on petty issues. The aims scores say it all

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2014
To the parents saying there is no parents allowed in campus for volunteering, I know that's not true. I get flyers sent home with my child on a regular basis asking for parent volunteers for all sorts of special occasions. They also have told me that if I ever would like to see how my child is in class, they have cameras set up in every room for added security and observations. Honestly I like the fact that you can't come strolling on campus whenever you like...safer in my opinion. My child is doing very well in class, she reads, writes, and does math at levels I didn't do until I was in 4th grade. Amazing academics. The only downfall is I wish there were extracurricular activities such as sports teams or clubs and I do feel that there is a communication block with teachers, but the lady up front always helps out with any problems. Otherwise, its great. Oh and before you write a bad review on a school, you should probably make sure YOUR spelling and grammar is correct. It doesn't look so good on your part. I have NEVER seen the police at the school. If they were there, my child would have said something for sure, if the school didn't notify parents first.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
This schoold does an outstanding job focusing on your child's education! I was very happy with the level of education my son and daughter received. My son is now in all honors classes in his middle school. Out of convenience my daughter now attends Palm Valley Elementary . Next year she will be returning to Crown....she is regressing at PVE. At the end of 1st grade at Crown my daughter could read at the 4th grade level and was able to do mulitiplication. Right now at PVE they are doing the work she did as a Kindergarter an Crown. Not too mention I love that Crown only asks for the parent participation. All they want is your time! They only ask for supplies for your son or daughter. They do not send home a bunch of flyers with your child advertising businesses. There is no need for a PTA because they staff and teachers do a very good job communicating with the parents directly! Good job Crown....we will see you next year!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
If you care about your kids keep them away Crown School. They just care about having more students; more students, more money. The administration is awful, the teachers are not aloud to maintain a good contact with parents. No email, no phone number, and just one parent- teacher conference a year. Some teachers are not highly qualified. The owner of the School is rude with the staff and students. I saw her once yelling to a teacher in front of the students, and also grabbing and pulling a kid arm. They always have issues with the police related to students. They love to punish students for anything. The curriculum doesn't have enough Science and Social Studies. There is no PE, art or music. The school doesn't follow the AZ core Standards when they are supposed to. It is a complete mess. It looks ok, but the reality is different.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
This is a terrible school to put your kids in. The only reason I kept my son in here because this is the only school that he can go since he didn't turn 5 yet by Sep. 1st. There is no communication what so ever with the teachers. They are mean but if you complain then your kids will be suffered. The only thing they are good is sending you a reminding notice if they don't see your money first day of the month. I was so frustrated with this school and was so glad that my kid finally got out of this horrible school

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2012
Academically this school is above average so I give them kudos for that. Unfortunately when you have a child who has behavioral issues related to a medical problem things become a bit sketchy. They have no problem sending home negative character reports, however when you try to get your child medical help they do not report the truth on forms asked to be filled out by the doctors. They do not approve of any behavioral medications for children. We have wasted endless hours trying to take our child to different doctors, psychologists, etc. with little help due to the schools reluctance to do the right thing. Integrity and honesty is important. If you state our child has issues, please don't try to be the doctor and figure them out. That would be practicing medicine without a license which is against the law. If a child has asthma or diabetes, I am sure they would not withhold treatment. The negative stigma associated with behavioral issues is unfortunate and unnecessary. We will be doing the right thing, and giving our child the chance she deserves. Unfortunately, we will have to take our child out of this school in order to get her the help she needs.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2012
If you love your children, don't let them go to this school. I have written commets on here about what happened to my child and they keep taking them off because it's the truth and they don't want parents to know. I saw it with my own what happened in the class with my own eyes not only to my child but to others in his class regarding the pricipal. She is two-faced and fake and verbally abusive. I've written letters to the educational board and the charter board but of course nothing has been done. Don'ty take your child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2012
Try Legacy Traditional...don't know how far away you are but they are at El Mirage and Van Buren. Love this school. We went to Crown for 3 years and were happy there but if you are not check out Legacy.

- submitted by a community member
September 20, 2012
Parents, run away from this school as far as possible! My son started kinder this year and it has only been two months and I am ready to pull my hair out from disappointment. I am currently looking for a new school. Don't make a mistake, keep your child away from here.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2012
I encourage all parents to trust your instincts and do not put your children in this school. My child went to this school for more than a year and since he's been in a new school his grades have declined. I thought to myself, how this could be, he practically got straight A's at Crown. They even showed me a copy of his aims test which indicated he was doing well. I am very disappointed and have no idea how much money it s going to cost me to get him to the level he should be performing. I am not only disappointed in them, but my self. I should have done something sooner because there were signs that something wasn t right and I didn t question it enough. You might ask why I kept him in the school for so long. There were 3 reasons all of which I m not pleased with. 1) He came home with good grades and excelled in multiplication. 2). I didn t want to take him from his peers. 3). It was for convenience; the school start time was good and aftercare was cheap. Although these may appear to be reasonable explanation they were not good enough because now my child needs extra help.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2012
I had my daughter here in kinder. What a mistake. You are not allowed on campus to volunteer during class so you really have no way of knowing how your child is progressing. Needless to say my daughter's report card reflected she was doing amazing. I took her to a public school for first grade and found out she was falling far behind in math and reading! It took my daughter a full year to catch up to the other children. She is now a straight A third grader, but parents beware! If you care about your child's education, send them elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2011
My Grandson attended Crown last year for first grade and ALWAYS came home with wonderful report cards stating he was doing an excellent job! Thankfully his parents placed him in another school for second grade. Imagine our dismay when in the first quarter of 2nd grade his grades in math and reading were failing! Seems he developed dyslexia this summer. Hum...is that possible? I don't think so. I feel bad for him and I believe Crown did him a great injustice.

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2011
I was a kindergarten teacher at Crown a few years back and am not surprised at many of the negative reviews I read on this site; I, too, had a bad experience there and would not recommend this school to anyone. Parents, if you truly care for your children please do not send them to this school, there are better institutions of learning out there.

- submitted by a teacher
July 30, 2011
I was a kindergarten teacher for many years at Crown. Teachers do leave schools for many different reasons just like at any other school anywhere else. However, many EXCELLENT teachers will return morning after morning and put all their heart and an extraordinary effort into loving and teaching your child...Best wishes to the teachers, students and administration for a great school year...

- submitted by a community member
April 19, 2011
Ok parents listen up. Lets get the record straight. Every parent who posts on here should own up to it if you're happy you're happy. If you are upset you're upset. If you can't sign your comments with your own name, then you have no business posting on a site like this and your arguments have no credibility. Personally, my child has excelled at Crown Charter. She is way ahead of the public schools. Crown Charter is a core academic school. They focus on the core academic foundations required. So what if that is what the AIMS are based on. Back in my day it was only about the reading writing and math. My child will continue till she graduates from Crown Charter. Ms. TC is a example in leadership in change for education. My daughter will be asuccess because of TC and her methods. The teachers at Crown are top notch. It may look like Crown goes through teachers, but if YOU own a business, and YOUR employee is not working to standards no matter how hard your work to train them, then you need to get rid of them. I am proud that Crown only takes on teachers who excell and want to make a difference with our kids today... Go Crown Bob Sheldon - PROUD Crown Parent

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2011
This is the best rating I can honestly give this school. We lasted 4 month with our children here. I work in education and I have never seen a more unprofessional administration. The previous comment "Disorganized Chaos" is right on. Phone calls are never returned. It seems that parents are purposly not included in their children education. Very sad! The place is dirty. They are poorly equipted and it shows. No school lunches. The cafateria is not cooled or heated. NO art, PE, Music at all. Its all academic. My kids did learn there. I give credit to the teachers for that but only that. This was a bad decision for us and glad its over!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
As a Grand Mother I am all for excellence but this can make you concern. My observation is that this school may have there way of doing things but they donot want any parent involvement wnen it comes to your child. My Grandson comes home with no work at all. I believe need to see what is going on so that they may assist child at home. If you want to see a Teacher about your child administration has to be there to micro-managethe meeting. Teacher's are not allowed to talk unless it's okay by that administrator. As a Grand-Parent I am concerned!

- submitted by a community member
September 02, 2010
As we are a month into school, we have had our fair share of bumps in the road. The one thing that is concerning me is that I have placed two inquiries with the school and am yet to get any answers. My child loves the teacher but there are days that I don't feel that they are being challenged. There are assignments that have been brought home that were brought home two years ago from pre-school. Just concerning...

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2010
The school has Art, P.E, and pelenty of Social Studies, trust me I teach them...check on your facts before you write a comment please thank you

- submitted by a community member
August 04, 2010
My child and I are very disappointed already this year. The teacher we were looking forward to having for 5th grade, is no longer employed there. My child had this teacher for 3rd grade and had the utmost respect for her. She took my child way beyond our expectations. Her standards were very high and all the students gave her their all. She not only respects her students,she, in turn, teaches them the same respect. My husband and I were very curious about the AIMS scores for 2010, especially 3rd grade. They were phenomenal. Since she was going to be teaching 5th grade this year, we were excited knowing that our child would be striving to be the best. These are the kind of teachers we need in our school systems. Wish she could come back. She will be deeply missed as a teacher, staff member, and respected individual.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2010
I didn't like it at all. The school had almost no art, music, Social Studies, Science, or PE. It was also a bit behind in math.

- submitted by a community member
May 25, 2010
Great school! The scores shows it all! Parent involvement other than cook-outs would be very nice. We want to know what our kids need to improve on, and constant communication between parent and teacher is the only way to benefit the kids. Anyway, doesn't kids learn both at home and in school? Just want to be in-sync with what's going on in the classroom, thus follow up can be done at home. Great teachers!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2010
I think this school is providing an awesome education for my child. There are only two things that I do not care for, the first one being that I think the communication between the school and parents is lacking and the second one is that there are so many kids that bully other children there. The kids are NOT accepting of new children attending there.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2010
My kids went to this school for 3 years. The only part of it that was pleasent was kinder. Very very high teacher turnover. Parents are not really welcome. And if you ask for a meeting with your childs teacher,you will get one in time but it will be with the principal not your childs teacher. My kids are good at math. There are a lot of other subjects besides math. Dont let them fool you like they have so many other parents. I would rather have my kids well rounded in many subjects. Parents be leary, tests are not all that matter..remember this school only goes the the 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
The kindergartners learn very quickly. However, the school administration is disorganized and no welcoming to parent involvement. As a parent, I'm afraid to ask any questions. They treat me like a big inconvenience. I've requested a conference on multiple occasions (my child has asthma and misses about 3 days per month). They have shrugged me off and never called me back.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2010
I give this school one star for one grade--kindergarten. My daughter did excellent there but there's been a steady decline ever since. She's currently in the 3rd grade and is falling more and more behind. I spend 2-3 hrs each weekday helping with her homework. When she comes home with it, there's no text book or examples to help her remember what she learned in class. As mentioned in other reviews, I am not able to freely communicate with her teacher like i should. The principal or owner has to be present before any conference and constantly interrupts. I lost my train of thought, I was interrupted so much. I do not recommend this school. The cafeteria is a big concession stand. There's no a/c or heat for summer or winter. My kids hate it.

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- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
Great school. My son has been attending since kindergarten and is now in the 2nd grade. He has friends and cousins that go to surrounding schools and he seems to be much more advanced in all areas (especially math). Great School! Love the family involvment!

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October 03, 2009
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no rating August 24, 2009
Ms. Turiano is the best. My daughter was in her Kinder class last year and learned so much. We are now in a different state, so we cannot attend Crown this year. My daughters math skills are above and beyond her peers as well as her reading. Thank you Ms. Turiano for the perfect start to my childs education. Crown Charter has strict rules and a caring staff, both of which I support.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2009
My son will be going into 1st grade this year. Last year he was excited to go to school. In the beginning he was scared as was all the kindergarteners. They made the transition smooth for them. They had there teachers out to greet them every morning to make sure they made it in safe and had a formulary face to go to. The teachers were even sympathetic to the fact that the kids would cry and give them a hug to reassure them that everything would be okay and mommy/daddy would be back for them at the end of the day. After about the first week my son was excited to go to school and play with his friends. The school holds all kinds of events throughout the year and everyone is invited. This gives you a chance to meet the other parents and have family time in a safe environment. They are fun for all ages. At the end of kindergarten, they put on a beautiful graduation. They go all out for the little ones. It was a big deal and something that will be remembered for years to come! The only thing I would have to say is not the best is they only offer hot lunches twice a week. In the beginning they offered for all five days, but mid year they cut it back to two days a week. Other than that the first year was a great experience.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2009
After sticking it out 4 years waiting for positive changes to inceasing issues, I leave very dissappointed. My son is now going into the 4th grade in the public school system and is actaully behind, although he always earned straight 'A' report cards from Crown. Parent/teacher communication not directly supervised by the owner is not allowed. I would highly advise against this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2009
My child attended Crown Charter from kindergarten until 3rd grade. We moved here from Virginia. I will say this the kindergarten program is nice but other than that, I was highly disappointed. As a parent i was not allowed to communicate with my child's teacher like I should. Compared to other children my son's age he is really behind. I know some of the parents out there will chime in stating that i need to do some stuff at home and I totally agree. My husband and i both do just that. Furthermore the school is not using current day school books or reading material. Homework consisted of spelling words, definitions and sentences and an occaassional math worksheet here and there. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2009
Best School around! Ms Turiano is an amazing teacher. I look forward to next year and all the things my child will be learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2009
Best kindergarten program around. A++ for Ms. Turiano. Thank you for the fun filled school year and the great experience for my daughters first year of school. She has learned so much. Parents, this is a great school. There are some strict rules, but it is a good thing and the education here is top notch!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2009
My daughter was behind and barely passed 1st-4th grade. In fact she failed the 4th grade but was able to move on to the 5th grade because of the no child left behind. I heard of the curriculum at Crown and started my kids there. My daughter has made nothing but A's and B's, she is able to do her work with less help from me and my other 2 children make nothing lower than A's. Not everyone is always gonna be satisified but I can deal with certain things if it means my children succeeding!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2009
To read some of these responses, you would think we were talking about 2 differnt schools! Yes, the school is locked down and parents can't just go into the classroom ... THANK YOU Crown for keeping my child safe! There are so many custody battles, you don't know the real intent of people. Necklaces are not allowed .. kids are playing on the playground and if it gets caught or another child pulls it even by accident, that wold definitly hurt. Our kids are there for education .. not a fashion show. As far as headbands and bows ... my daughter wears bows and headbands everyday and has not been told she couldn't. The cafeteria .. needs to be enclosed even though there are heater towers and misting system for such weather. The meal program ... inconsistant, but parents should be responsible for providing their kids w/healthy lunches, not the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2009
I am a former teacher and search for a decent school for my kindergartner. I chose Crown after seeing the test scores, I love uniforms, and the small size of the school. By December she was reading simple sentences, adding multiple digits, and amazed us everyday with the songs and correct medical knowledge of bones! Mrs. Stephanie ROCKS!! I would really like better communication as a school as a whole. Now after a year of experience I understand how it works - maybe a parent from 1st grade can assist Kinder. parents? It is nice she goes for academics and then we go to sports/music outside of the school. She loves it and it works for us! Thanks Crown for taking care of my little one!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2008
I have 2 children attending both Kindergarten and 1st Grade. I really had to research and discover on my own the mission and purpose of Crown school and I can definitely see the past experiences with the changes of the staff teachers and the immediate actions that took place how their vision and practices align. The 1st grader is now writing in paragraph form, solving complex additions, and is engaged in having continued fun in school and out of school. The kindergartener is also reciting on her own phonetics and her ABCs in and out of school, sining, applying math skills, and reading/writing skills agressively. The untapped opportunity to expand my kids foundation is being maximized and I truly appreciate that from a school who values the education. It would definitely be nice to have added curricular such as PE and to upgrade the facility such as the outdoor lunch area.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2008
We are new to Crown Charter, but so far I am thrilled at the change in my 4th grader. No doubt, every day is a challenge for him - but that is the point of learning right? A school that stresses respect, morals, and student accountability is #1 on my list! Looking forward to my Pre-K starting next year!

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2008
Its very hard for me to believe the negative comments about Crown, almost as if these parents are talking about another school! My twins started K last yr, they will definately be attending this yr. This school is absolutely wonderful. My children have excelled beyond belief, and in a few short mths of K, could read and write and even do some math. How many public schools can teach a 5yr old to add 3 columns of 3 digit numbers correctly by end of k? Parent involvement is not only encouraged, it is very welcome and appreciated.I volunteer as much as can.This is how you really learn about a school. You volunteer, you get inside, and help! My kids are happy there,can't wait to go back.As for turnover, my kids have had changes of teachers, subs etc.,Made no difference to them academically.I drive from Buckeye,100 miles a day to Crown.Best education!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2008
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April 07, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
January 20, 2008
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January 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2007
My seven year old has excelled way beyond our expectations. The school knows kids and how they think. You won't be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2007
I love Crown Charter school because my kids love it. My kindergartner not only knows how to add, read, and spell but he is always coming home with a new song of something he has learned. He just turned five and he knows all his body parts in proper medical terminiology. He amazed me and I'm a nurse. If you are in for academics this is the place to be. In comparison to public school crown is ahead by an entire grade level. For all these parents that can only come on here to whine and make defamatory remarks I'm glad people like you are no longer attend crown. It only takes a few minutes to meet Mrs TC and find out that her methods make sense.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2007
My son loves this school. I really love the teachers theya re very helpful and attentive. I really enjoy the valet service for pick up and drop off.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
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October 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2007
This is our 2nd year at this school, I felt very welcomed, everyone was friendly, I love the teachers, never an issue my daughter did excel last year and I am very happy about that. This year is another story. High teacher over turn, parents are not welcomed, I don t get the friendliness this year. School needs to work on parent involvement as in allow the parents to come in not on scheduled events to help out.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2007
The director allows limited to no parental involvement. Mrs. T.C. (which stands for Tattie Crownover)ridicules teachers in front of students and parents. She has no business handling children, even if her methods 'work.' Teachers are stifled by not being allowed to have an opinion or say in their own curriculum and are scolded like children if they do anything she doesn't like. It's possible for your child to have two or three different teachers per academic year. There aren't any sports, music or art in this school. Do your research before sending your child here.

- submitted by a staff
August 30, 2007
The teachers and staff at Crown are great. With a smile and love in their hearts teach our children. When you see your teacher or any of the Crown staff give them a hug and say thank you. Our children would be lost with out them......

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
August 28, 2007
This school has been great for my kids, they are ahead of others, and even helping their friends who don't go here. My son who is in the upper grades tutored a 7th grader in math. This was because the academics that are taught, excell the students. AZ standards are taught and are posted in each room. Everytime I had questions, they were answered in a professional and friendly manner. These other people who bash this school are just crying babies who didn't get their way. See for yourself what this school is all about A.M.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
No school is perfect, but Crown seems to be doing a great job. The curriculum is sound and stresses the basics along with motor skills development; homework is given, but not at adnauseam; Love and caring are in abundance; the facilities are safe and secure; school rules are published and enforced; and my Kindergarten-aged son is learning and having fun. I also like the school uniforms. Ms. TC can come off occasionally as brash and impudent, and sometimes over-controlling with her staff. But she knows how to teach, and she is great with the children. The school has restrictions on parental involvement at the beginning of the year, which allows the teachers to stake out their classroom authority and to begin to bond with their students. After that, parental volunteerism is encouraged. I do not like the lunchroom arrangement or the lack of administrative communication; but all-in-all I recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
After watching my son become a nervous wreck in less than three weeks of attending, I've taken him out of this school. He had a good year last year with Mrs. A, she was caring and worked with him. This year, almost all the teachers were new, and my son's teacher is a condescending, rude teacher who made it plain that she does not welcome any kind of rapport with parents. They push only academics with no creative outlet for the children. I feel that the director (Mrs. TC) treats the school as her personal fiefdom. After watching my son become more depressed every day, I've yanked him out as I refuse to subject him to this incompetence. There is no continuity here and communication with parents is absolutely minimal. Consider carefully before choosing this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2007
I am very disappointed in the school this year. Parents are not welcomed. High teacher overturn. I don't see how you can even have parent involvement when your not welcomed. While my kids did get the teachers I requested and I feel safe for that part I am looking into other schools for the following year. Very disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2007
This school is excellent & a wonderful place for parents who are interested in quality education. My kids will be here thru 6th grade. We are thrilled there are rules that are enforced. The administration is loving and kind but stand firm when kids or parents are in the wrong. I love it!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2007
My child attended for 2 yrs and the administration is unprofessional and the Teacher turn over is huge. Parents are not welcome and class sizes are way too big! Please think twice before you subject your child to this horrible place. If you love your child find another school!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
We made the biggest mistake by subjecting our child to this school. All questions must go through the Owner Mrs. TC. This lady has no business dealing with children much less running a school. This school only cares about the grant money not the children.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2007
Just got my child's AIMS test scores back today & although she is above the national scores, it's not by much & the administartion at this school is just not very good. TODAY, I got a packet for the new school year, schedule, lunch menu, new handbook, etc. & school starts in about 2 weeks!! Very disappointed in the level of communication to parents from the school. My child has been in this school since K & she will not be returning, we've had enough. The teachers are not allowed to think or speak for themselves, turnover is very high & the co-founder of the school is very overbearing & has a tendancy to put her nose where it does not belong.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2007
This school is great. My child didn't even know her ABC's very well and after Kindergarten she can read and write sentences and is able to do basic math easily. I plan on sending my child to this school every year.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2007
If you love your child run far away from this school!!! The administration is unprofessional. Parents are not welcome and class sizes are way too big!!! Teacher turn over is hug. Please think twice before you subject your precious child to this horrible place.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2007
My son went to public school for kindergarten. Half way through the school year, he made zero progress and the school district made no effort to help. I moved him to a Charter school 30 minutes from where we lived and expensive. They tried hard to get him caught up to the other kindergartners. He went to Crown for his 2nd round of Kindergarten. I was amazed at how well he did. At the end of the year, he was doing all 1st grade work! I agree, the school needs to improve on organization. His first teacher was fired, but it was for the best. In the beginning of the school year, they don't want parent involvement, but after Jan. they do encourage it. They need a chance to teach the kids w/o parent distraction and need to build a relationship with the kids. After that, they encourage parents to participate.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
I had 3 children enrolled at Crown and they will not be returning. I agree with a lot of what the other parents are saying, it's not what it appears to be. My daughter had 3 different teachers and about 20 differnt subs. Because of this inconsistancy, she is now behind! They should hire only the best (with a teaching credential) and if they can't find enough good teachers, have less classes. Don't let the rating of 10 fool ya!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2007
I have 2 daughters, with my oldest attending 3 years.Mathematics and spelling are outstanding but other areas seem on the same level as public schools.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
My sons went to this school. I have given this school 3 years to get its act together. Every year I get more and more disappointed. Yes my children did learn something. That was do be unhappy. Everyday they would come home sad. I strongly advise against this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2007
We decided against re-enrolling our daughter in Crown Charter after the end of the 06 school year and enrolled her in the Peoria School District. I would seriously reconsider sending your child to Crown Charter before you check out the curriculum in surrounding public schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
After almost 2 years in this school I finally came to my senses and removed my child. Now that she is in her new school I find that this school was not all I thought. She is behind on her reading, spelling and need to catch up in math. Sure she can multiple because of crown but compared to other schools she is behind on the things she should have learned to this point. So all in all crown might have taught her well but not the AZ standards that need to be taught in the grade she was in. Please consider other schools and look into the standards before you get to excited about this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2007
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May 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
I am a staff member at Crown Charter School. The quality of education and caring, positive atmosphere provide a situation where optimal learning occurs for each child. Smaller class sizes, excellent, innovative programs, and immediate student feedback on assignments provide an environment where every student is successful and achieves. Families are fortunate to find a tuition-free school of this caliber!

- submitted by a teacher
May 07, 2007
High teacher turnover. Class control is not good. Safety issues abound. Dirty bathrooms without soap. Parents discouraged to help. I think grade K is fair, but after that, it's just crowd control. I will not return.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
Based on feelings I would have to say that the school has been disappointing on a few accounts, my daughter has had a few teachers this year, and communication isn't always the best. BUT, based on FACTS the school has been phenomenal! The teacher that my daughter ended up with is absolutely amazing-anyone who can handle a kindergarten class like she does should be applauded. My child has learned to read, write, spell, and do addition and subtraction with ease. There are changes that need to be made, and after speaking with the administration there I do believe they are attempting to do that. If good curriculum, and a happy environment are what is important to you, this is a great school. No school is perfect in every way, and Crown Charter is no exception. BUT, we will stay and hopefully our daughter will continue to excel.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2007
There is something very wrong with this school. My daughters first year here. I like her teacher as she has helped her with her reading and math. That is where it ends. Run from this school

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May 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
Disappointing school. Very unorganized. No parent participation allowed. Lots of things seem to be hidden in this school by the administration. They have a high teacher turnover and now their new lunch program seems to be very unorganized. I hope for the schools sake they get it together for themselves next year, but we won't be around to see it!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2007
I love this school and my son's Kindergarten teacher.The level he is at in Math and Reading is amazing.Parent involvement is encouraged.I walk my child up almost every morning, the whole school does the flag salute, sings grand old flag, and then usually a funny song before class.The kids have such a great time and learn so much.They provide sessions to teach their math and reading methods to parents, and then you can voluteer as often as you want.I am at the school at least twice a week either tutoring, making copies, or handing out papers.From Cookouts to a school wide Valentines Day party, parent volunteers are always wanted and needed.The school is always open for more help.Ms TC is the head Administrator and she is awesome.She loves the kids and always has their best interest at heart. I feel very safe and confident with this school, it is the best.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2007
I am very disappointed in this school. My children were attending a private school prior and we thought a charter school would be good. Both of my children have had 3 teachers this year. They do not encourage parent involvement, in fact you feel like you cannot go on campus at all. I don't feel welcome and the communication is poor. The only good thing I can say is that they teach good penmanship and my child's handwriting has improved.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
The kids are pushed so hard to remember the infomation needed to make this school look good on state 'report cards'.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2007
This school is a huge disappointment. I enrolled my child at this school hoping a great education would be provided. Parents have absolutely no evolvement with their childs education at this school. The school is unwilling to answer questions of concerns. The administration is disorganized. This particular school is failing in all areas.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2007
I have 3 children in Crown and I have been very impressed with how well the kids are doing. They are learning so much! The school really cares about the students. Its a wild school but, the kids love it! That says alot.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2007
I decided to enroll my son at Crown Aug 2006 because I was impressed by Mr. Meyer's at our tour of the school. I really wanted my son to receive the higher level of ed that the school was so proud of. I am sorry to say how disappointed I am. The school is very unorganized. I question the integrity of the staff. My phone calls were never returned. The homework / information letters always had misspelled words or incorrect dates. Mr.s TC obviously cares very much for the children, but does not allow the teachers to do their job effectively. My son's report card did not reflect his true performance, and my request for a conference was never acknowledged. However, the school is very secure, with little parent involvement allowed.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2006
My daughter has been going to this school for 2 1/2 yrs. Teachers are good/caring. School very unorganized - parents not well informed. Too many fundraisers for their own use.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2006
My children have been attending Crown Charter for the last five years, they have received a great education. My daughter was not working at a third grade level when she started at Crown. With the loving help of Miss. T.C. and the great teaching staff' Mr. Myers ' they lifted her up and helped her love school. Now because of the start she had at Crown she is in the National Junior Honor Society. I thank Crown Charter for doing a great job with my child.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2006
Crown Charter is a great school with great teachers and faculty. Our children are very well taught along with special care in safety and discipline. We have wonderful parent involvement, but would love to have more new parents join our Booster club (as with any parent group you can never have too many parents involved). We are a growing school with a fabulous staff that makes our school feel like a loving family environment, which I feel makes our children more at ease to learning than in larger schools that cannot or do not show individual attention to those children that need it. The school also has family gatherings to bring the teachers and parents together and gives everyone a chance to get to know each other as well as chat about their children and what they are learning. All in all we are a great school.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2006
We were very disappointed with this school.Their hot lunch program is terrible, in that it doesnt allow for last minute times when you need to buy lunch instead of bring lunch. They are too new to trust your child's education with.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
May 07, 2006
Interseting school. Curriculium is limited in lower grades, to mostly math and reading. Which is okay, and they do try to cover some science subjects and touch on history. Need more. Teacher turnover has been veyr disruptive. But the ones who stay are really great. Great family involement. Started out year a little negative, but now feel pretty good.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
Crown charter was a great school when it first began but lost focus somehow, somewhere. My son is having to repeat a grade at another school because he was passed even though he could not do the work. The administration's behavior is unprofessional and there is a lack of respect for children and teachers. Some teachers were not qualified and others were just bad teachers. Some good teachers quit because of the administration, they were scolded like bad children. The school is very disorganized but I must admit I miss the great parties that were thrown and how the school never pushed the parents for money or over-did the fundraising. If only the education/administration had been as great as those parties.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
Very hightly impressed with the curriculum and the selection of activities is unbelievable. Parent involvement is more than I've ever seen at any other school.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
My child has absolutely bloomed at this school.

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April 03, 2006
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April 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2006
This school is beautifully ran. They keep all of the parents really invovled with all of the childrens school activities. I love this school for my child. She is very happy here. She is really excelling in things that my other nieces in the same grade aren't.

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March 01, 2006
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January 31, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2006
The school is okay. It does not have all your normal school subjects, such as music, PE, History, Science, etc....

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2005
My child is only being taught Math and Spelling. I am also very disappointed in the faculty. No really thrilled with this school...

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August 11, 2005
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July 30, 2005
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July 14, 2005
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June 24, 2005
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June 24, 2005
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June 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
The teachers are great, a few disapointments are there is little to no parent/student activies (not to include parties) No open houses, no programs or plays.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2005
the administration in this school are very rude. Everytime i tried to approach my childs teacher another person would walk up to listen to what we were talking about as if they had something to hide. Every time i wanted to sit in on my childs class i was denied by MRS Tc. I have over heard her yelling at the teachers and students. My child is afraid of Mrs.Tc and shutters everytime she is near. if you have a problem with the school they take it out on your child. my childs lunch has been stolen a couple times and they made her go without. Ive never had a parent teacher conference. and if i wanted one i had to go through Mrs. Tc..... Mrs Tc should let her teachers do there job. Isnt that what they went to school for?

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2005
At first I thought it was a great school until I saw teachers being scolded in front of parents including me and also in front of the kids. Also had an experience where 2nd graders were taken into other younger classrooms and yelled at for poor handwriting in front of the other children. We will not be going there next yr for these reasons. Also teacher turn-over is extremely high.

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June 01, 2005
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May 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2005
I think the teachers handle the childern very well and the has an over all great circulim. The all day K is a great advantage the students.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2005
Not very happy with the way things are run at the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
My child has been attending kindergarten since the beginning of the school year, but this school has a very big administration problem so I am looking for another school. This school changes their dress code continuously, the children eat their lunches outside (cold rainy days are no exception), they are expected to play outside in the dirt, and their play ground equipment is pathetic. Even though my child has done well academically, and the teacher is very nice, I am very dissatisfied.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2005
I pulled my kids out of another Phoenix area school when I found out the class sizes were in excess of 30 per teacher at the kindergarten level. After some research we found Crown and I'm amazed at the difference. My kids are spelling and writing very well for Kindergarten as well adding and subtracting multiple digits with ease. The teachers and staff are excelent and you can easily tell they love what they do.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2005
My son started at this school for kinder. and I just recently transfered him to another school. He is below the other kids in his class. I paid extra for the full day. I believe they are not really teaching these kids anything at all! I am very not pleased with the Admin. office as well. I am not pleased with this school at all!

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2005
This school on a scale of 0 to 10 is a zero. Please do not send your children to crown charter school. My 5yr old is having problems with his reading skills and learning #'s after 50. The first month of school i noticed he was behind most of is class & mrs. Tc the director of learning said is was fine. I have taken him out of this school and put him in a private school.

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January 06, 2005
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January 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2005
this school is awful! Parents if you care anything about your children check out the administration (the owners) They won't let you talk with your childs teacher, the children don't get to have a snack, no lunches are provided, the teachers have a high turnover. I say be very careful about sending your students here.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2004
Administration is unhelpful and uncooperative, the school has little regard for my childs safety and overall well-being. The thought of having my child eat lunch in the cold was appaling to me and should be to you if you plan on having your child attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2004
I want to thank the principal,teachers and staff for the wonderful job they are doing each day to the students,its indeed an A-I school in the valley.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2004
My daughter started 1st Grade at Crown Charter in August 2004. She loves her teacher and is doing great. The entire staff at Crown Charter is very nice and always willinig to help if you have a question. I'm very happy with the education my daughter is receiving. She never wanted to read at home for me, but since she has started school, she is very excited about learning. Thank You to Mrs. H and the rest of the Crown Charter School staff.

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September 29, 2004
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August 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2004
I'm very pleased with this school and my daughter has exceeded my expectations. The teachers are very friendly and knowledgeable. I look forward to the next exciting year as my daughter enters 1st grade. The new school looks great too.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2003
I can't thank Crown enough. My son is excelling in first grade and is ahead of the public school system in Arizona. Crown has given him an excellent education, and he wants to go to school everyday. He is getting all A's. Thanks Crown.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2003
I can not believe what Crown has done for my Grandson. In first grade, he has been learning new things everyday. They challenge him with new topics and ideas. The staff is pleasant, and the Administration is wonderful. Anytime I have had questions, I have had no problems getting answers. Crown you are a great school, better than the others in the West Valley area of Phoenix Arizona

- submitted by a community member
December 23, 2003
Crown Charter is giving children a good start on life. Their curriculum is far ahead of the public school instructions. They keep the children busy learning all aspects of life, not just the 3'rs.

- submitted by a community member
September 19, 2003
I am very disappointed in the behavior of the faculty. Their school does not provide bus service for their students. Students should not have to bring their own lunch. They should not have to eat lunch outside in the heat. The Dean of students should not have the right to change the lesson plans when ever they see fit. The work they were giving to my nephew was above his ability at the time. Something should be done to change this.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 07, 2003
My daughter has only been attending Crown Charter for about a month now. She just started kindergarten, but she seems to enjoy it. I haven't heard anything about parent/teacher meetings, or any other programs that the parents may be able to get involved in yet. My daughter seems to really enjoy the school & her teacher. There have been papers sent home, but no instructions, or feedback on the homework, so I am not really sure about her work or progresion.

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Crown Charter School
12450 W Maryland Ave, Litchfield Park, AZ  85340
(623) 535-9300
Last modified Crown Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Crown Charter School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 153 reviews. Top