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! :) :) :)
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.
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.
Scary a teacher would post a review with two incomplete sentences (phrases) and a run-on. College educated?!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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