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6-8
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Litchfield Park, AZ
Students enrolled: 925
Before care: No
After care: No

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4510 N. 127th Ave
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

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(623) 547-1100
(623) 547-0873
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July 31, 2013
This school so far is completely amazing. I'm in the Honors program & the teachers are definitely awesome. Teachers will teach at the best, & will challenge you as well as be the best teacher you can have. Teachers are also fun but will have to be strict which is what you should look for in every teacher! There are so many after school activities & clubs that you could join, & WCMS is just completely awesome with what they can offer you. Students who struggle with homework have the opportunity to get help, & I struggled in Math, so I was able to go to a teacher in the mornings to have homework help. There is also homework lab but I'm no sure other grades have had the opportunity. This school is really fun, & makes you want to go to school everyday. That's just how fun it is. (:

- submitted by a community member
July 30, 2013
Wigwam Creek is a great school. My daughter attended for 3 years and my son is currently a student at Wigwam Creek. I am thankful for the teachers and coaches that have worked with my children and inspired them.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2013
Wigwam Creek is a great place to send your child for 6th-8th Grade. The curriculum is rigorous, the staff genuinely cares about children, and there are so many opportunities to get your child involved in clubs, sports and activities. I will definitely be sending my child here.

- submitted by a teacher
August 15, 2012
A+ ? More Like Popularity Contest. That is what it was all about at wcms i didnt enjoy it at all i graudted 2 years ago and I am Happier than ever that im gone, Bullying was not handled the way it should have, teachers had there quote one quote "favorites" detentions were handed out to the non favorites like if it was candy. Basically if ur not the Smartest, or Coolest , Or non active , or not the IT kid DONT GO !!!!!!!!!!!!! plain and simple yes i was a cool kid and everything and very well know , but only ONE TEACHER LIKE ME ON A SIDE and at least i think she did , but it took me 3 years to turn into somebody I was not . But if you are not Anyof those above dont waist ur time and emotions for them its not worth it ur better off somewhere else . well GOOD LUCK

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2012
The teachers do not like to communicate with parents. I developed a 504 plan solely for the purpose of forcing my daughters teachers to keep me updated on assignments. She has ADHD and most of the time doesn't recall having unfinished assignments. Teachers refuse to give me this information without a 504 that federally mandates they must. It's ridiculous to have to take such measures just for a little communication. They insist assignments are posted on teacher web pages and the online grade book.Too bad the teacher pages are rarely up to date and often the grade book is closed. They won't even follow the 504 plan unless I constantly complain. Funny though, they are very quick to hand out detentions when she doesn't complete assignments! Go figure! If you are looking for a school with teachers who genuinely care about your child's success, you won't find them at Wigwam. I had 1 of her teachers tell me he thinks they do enough & shouldn't have to do any more. This is my second child in this school and it has been the same lack of communication. I have often heard over the years that they are trying to prepare kids for the years ahead...I just wish they would prepare them for today!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2011
This is one of the best schools in the West Valley for many reasons. This is not a "warm n fuzzy" school, however "warm n fuzzy" is not what a student needs to be prepared for high school. The teachers are very knowledgable in their content areas and it shows! The administration listens to parent concerns and welcomes feedback. There are many activities that are available for the kids in every area of interest. The communication from both the principal and the teachers is absolutely amazing! I would like to see more "getting to know you" events for the kids because I do feel like the kids may not know each other very well. HOwever, over all this is one great school!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2011
I have a child in sixth grade honors, and I have been very pleased. The teachers challenged her and helped her reach her full potential, something that very few schools before her were able to do. There are plenty of extra-curricular activities and she seemed to really enjoy her learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2011
I have two students who have attended Wigwam Creek in the Honors program. The program gave excellent preparation for high school, particularly in mathematics. The teachers are excellent and know how to plans lessons that engage the adolescent learner. Extra-curricular activities and sports are offerred along with high caliber elective classes.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2011
Curriculum is outdated. Advanced children are not challanged, because of others just keep falling further behind. Leadership does not address the concerns of the parents.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
Wigwam Creek Middle School wasn't a school I enjoyed sending my children to every day. The school's environment is very biased, and teachers and administrators always have "favorites". I am not saying this because my children were treated as the lesser compared to others, but they were in fact all the teachers' favorites. Even they thought it was unfair. Although WCMS has an A+ status, that doesn't mean they deserve it. The week before the A+ evaluators came, they cleaned everything up and bought new things, and even tried to drill good behavior into the kids. I believe that to be a false exterior; one that was never kept up. Bottom Line: Unless your children are perfect A+ students or those who play sports, they aren't going to get the same treatment as those who are more involved.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
wigwam creek is an amazing school that any of your children would be lucky to attend iwas there al three years all the teachers that ive had have felt like friends to me they really do care and if your having any problems in school or outside of school and just need to chat with someone they're there for you. your child life at wigwam is depeneded on them and what they do to make the experience the best, i took part in soccer got to know all thee teachers became and t-a( teachers assitant) which made thee school years great,im a freshman now and i wish i never wouldve graduated there, your leavin a family when you leave wigwam. you gotta be outgoin and social BE A PROUD JAGUAR, cause those three years at wigwam WILL be the best years of your life trust me.

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2009
This school is the worst school you can send your child to. You can't walk, step or anything on the grass! the principle always yells. I raised my hand for 5 minutes and the teacher's didn't answer me. The school lunch is not good at all. The fries are always cold. Do not send your child to this school! it is the worst school in the world!

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2009
My son just graduated from Wigwam Creek Middle School. He attended all 3 years there (6th - 8th). This age group of kids is a difficult one. My son did experience some bullying, but I have a feeling it's probably the age group of kids - not necessarily the school. After these incidents I contacted the school, and they took it very seriously. They have a zero tolerace policy against bullying and put a stop to it. The biggest complaint I had related to this was P.E. The P.E. coaches need to watch kids better for bullying. My son has an IEP and the teachers that work in the resource room are absolutely the Best teachers. My son learned so much from these teachers. Mrs Hagan & Dr. Smith were wonderful and some of the best teachers my son has ever had. Would highly recommend.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2009
Wigwam Creek is not that great. Honestly? To win the A+ award, they bought new everything and spent weeks scraping gum off the grounds. It was a set up, basically. The teachers play favorites like crazy! I got sick of it. As a student, I did my best, but the teachers always chose the most talented, better looking, and more involved kids to be their 'favorites'. The classes will be jam packed this coming year. I'm glad I left when I did. We are thinking of moving my brother to a charter school for fear of his education. I didn't like it.. I'm glad its over.

- submitted by a student
April 29, 2009
This school is terrible..My son always has a ton of homework, teachers are forced to cram stuff in at the end of the year to meet standards. No sports or music to tlak about..Never again..

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2009
I have been extremely pleased with the education my child has received at Wigwam. The teachers teach with rigor and are always available to the students. The school provides many opportunities for community involvement; there are BBQ's, concerts, fundraisers for students in need, and much more. The extra curricular activities are well organized and offer students the chance to continue their education outside the classroom. My child is well prepared to enter high school and beyond thanks to the dedicated teachers and staff!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2008
This school is great academic-wise and has great extracurricular opportunities. But even with programs in the school, kids are still bullied, sometimes in front of teachers/administrators faces, and nothing is done! Sometimes I think they are too afraid that the kids will turn on them, which is completely silly. Teachers tend to be a little prejudiced too. Otherwise, it is a beautiful school, and I'll be sad when I leave....

- submitted by a student
no rating May 15, 2008
I do not have any thing positive to say about Wigwam Creek and am happy that my child will be moving on to high school next year. The teachers and principal are very rude. The teachers are only good with the 'norm child'

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2008
I like this school. They hold students accountable for their actions. Teachers always email me back when I email them. They also have lots of activities and things for students to do to keep involved and out of trouble. Great staff, great place for my child to get a great education.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2007
This school has awesome athletics,band and chior.Everything else,well,is just terrible.Many teachers do not care and wont listen or reply to me.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2007
I have nothing much to say about Wigwam. Except that your child should not go here, the school doesnt care at all. When a child gets bullied they dont barely help, and thats wrong because the 8th graders are very disrespectful to the younger kids just because they think they are the best. I have personally got bullied there and didnt get any help.

- submitted by a former student
November 08, 2007
Wigwam Creek is the best school you could ever go to. The teachers are awesome and I really do learn a lot. Some parents say that the school is horrible because kids keep getting F's. Well my take on that is that is is not the school's fault. Wigwam offers extra help and the teachers teach you as much as they can when they can. If some kids dont care about their grade then that is okay with me. But when people take it out on the people trying their best to teach the students that is just wrong! I have been at this school for three years and have had no problems whatsoever. Wigwam Creek is an amazing school and should be recognized. If you are thinking of putting your child in this school I think you are making the best decision of your life.

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2007
At Wigwam Creek they aim for sucess. I love it there go jaguars.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2007
Wigwam creek middle school is the best, I love it there and it has been in the news and in the news paper ,but for good reasons. It has high ratings for the aims test, and each year the school is improving.

- submitted by a student
September 24, 2007
Regular Barbeques. I would like to know when these barbeques are - never heard of one. the problem does not seem to be with one or two of the teachers. I have had problems with several of the teachers. Resource teachers are great. Counselor is great. Principal and many other teachers are less to be desired. never return emails, do not offer positive feedback to students. PE instructor - she is awesome.... she actually listens to the students.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2007
Wigwam Creek is a great school. We have had a great experience with all the teachers and the administration. I am surprised at the comments about communication issues, we have always had good communication with the teachers and staff. As for the bbq's. They are always mentioned in the school newsletter and I saw it on the website. There was a great turnout.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2007
Horrible school, my child has been struggeling yet not one teacher has called, emailed, wrote a note nothing. This is the third year at this school and I cant wait to move and get away from it. They all have the same programmed answer. Same excuses just a different grade level. If the school is so wonderful, why are there so many students that have to attend homework lab. That should say enough about the school right there. That many kids with F grades is awful ad they need to step it up!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2007
Really I think the principal at this school was not very polite I tried to set up a metting with her one time to talk to her and she avoided my phone calls. I just had a simple question for her and she wouldnt talk to me so I had to be a little forceful and refuse to leave till she did. I agree with everyone else you never hear from the teachers not even when you send them little messages in your childs agenda it gets annoying. Im a parent that likes to be involved with my children and this school didnt let that happen.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2007
I have know idea why some parent dislike wigwam creek it the best school Ive been to.I think that wigwam creek middle school is a great place to learn.They have amazing teachers that makes learning fun.And amazing staff that is always there to help you when you need it.I think if your 5th grader is going into middle school next year wigwam is the perfect place to enroll your child.When my mom enrolled me they made me feel apart of the Wigwam Jaguars family! In short I love Wigwam Creek middle school go jaguars!

- submitted by a former student
July 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 25, 2007
wigwam creek is the best school i've ever been to. i've been to five diffrent schools, and wigwam creek has been my favorite. the teachers there truly do care about us, and more than one hass impacted my life in amazing ways. i'm verry proud to say that I go to wigwam creek!

- submitted by a student
July 21, 2007
I'm sorry to see people are unhappy with Wigwam. I teach there and I know how hard the staff works to make it a great school. If a parent is unhappy with a teacher or two, I don't think it is fair to take it out on the whole school. I've taught other places, and Wigwam by far is the best place I've been. The Principal truly cares and the teachers do their best.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating July 19, 2007
I am an eighth grade student at Wigwam and I love the school. I have attended a few other schools and none of them have the activities, the great teachers, or the great principal we have at Wigwam. I enjoy going to school everyday because the staff makes learning fun and enjoyable. I am sorry to hear that some kids are not enjoying this school and they may be having problems with the discipline at the school or are not making a lot of friends. What I mean about this is that our school has a great discipline program and is tough for some kids to follow but is really good. I really enjoy going to wigwam creek and really believe that it is a wonderful school and is one of the best school to send a student to.

- submitted by a student
May 07, 2007
Not impressed with this school at all. Not one teacher returns emails. Not even the principal. Nothing is consistant with this school. Really second thinking having my youngest attend this school. Only person I heard back from at all this year is the counselor.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2006
I wish the last parent would have explained why they said what they said. Both my daughters attend Wigwam Creek and they love this school. The teachers are great, the principle is awesome. I just cant say enough about this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 16, 2006
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- submitted by a administrator
May 12, 2006
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October 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2005
great staff, excellent counselors . good variety of classes.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2005
I believe this school and it's faculty are awesome! My Kids like there teachers, they feel safe, they appreciate the anti-bullying policy and it is inforced! This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
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Wigwam Creek Middle School
4510 N. 127th Ave, Litchfield Park, AZ  85340
(623) 547-1100
Last modified Wigwam Creek Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wigwam Creek Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top