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Litchfield Park, AZ
Students enrolled: 825

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255 E. Wigwam Blvd
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

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(623) 535-6000
(623) 935-3779
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February 20, 2014
Kindergarten teacher was great second grade teacher great if your lucky to have the teacher we had but I will say the majority of the parents there are so snooty therefor snooty kids. Alot of the parents act like they are so much better than the next person.(fake too) Ruins it for the few really nice parents there. Those parents will only drop off their kids if its in front of the door or gate entrance instead of driving up all the way that you are suppose to so they create long lines.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
My kid is in Pre-School. Ever since she started has become more social and improved her communication skills. Her teacher gave a detailed insight over her classroom behavior which is very helpful to work those areas at home.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2013
I attended LESD 10 years ago and absolutely loved every minute I was there. My teacher Mrs. Petty was the best teacher I ever had. LESD is a wonderful school and I highly recommend it to all parents in the area.

- submitted by a community member
August 08, 2013
To the parent of the autistic child. My son is also autistic. He excelled beyond my wildest dreams. He was ultimately transferred to general population pre-k along with some of his peers and his growth and development continue to amaze me. My other son has been attending since kinder and I cannot say enough about Mrs. Nowell. She rocks!!!! She is honest, genuinely loving, strict, and understanding. Both Kim Hill and Mrs. Nowell dealt with it appropriately and kept it moving!!! I get daily reports via email on my boys progress and his challenges. I will make sure my boys stay in the litchfield school district through out their student careers. Ms. Hartwick is also the bomb!!! The only time I have ever seen her in her office is when I had a conference with her. Other than that she is in the trenches even during the summer months you can see her and her umbrella ushering our little angles from point A to point B and C if necessary. I absolutely love that they apply appropriate levels of discipline and follow it up by an equal amount of love. Both of my boys know what is expected of them and they voluntarily strive to meet and exceed those goals. LES ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
Litchfield Elementary school has been dedicated to providing excellent academic and character education for decades. I am grateful that my grandson has the opportunity to take advantage of all the Litchfield School District has to offer.

- submitted by a community member
May 16, 2013
The new traditional academy should be a big plus for the school and the district. It's quite competitive to get a slot. However, all the kids in the traditional school are supposed to be working at grade level and not a discliplinary problem. It doesn't seem that this has been very strictly applied. We'll find out for sure next year.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2012
Great School, Great staff!! My daughter is doing really good there, and the teachers are awsome!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2012
My daughter was varianced at Litchfield El. for her entire primary education. The teachers are great, administration is great, academics are great. Wonderful community involvement and support. Nice to see families who care about their kids and their kids' academics. If there is ANY problem at all, it is the politics played by the little snooty Mommy group known as the PTSA. They do a great job of fund raising, but refuse to spend their $60k plus on the kids. There are several projects that have been approved and fund raised for (playground equip, stage sound system, landscaping, gopher removal, etc....) yet the PTSA hangs on to the money and fights over which husbands' company gets to do the work. the PTSA needs to be wiped out and started over again. Great school, they PTSA just needs to stop handcuffing the Principal and do what is best for the KIDS!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2011
Reading the last two reviews makes me scratch my head. As an active parent and a PTA member I know these parents made little effort to get to know the principal who is very open to meeting parents. My son child bullied also. Within a DAY the bully was left off a field trip. Immediate action was taken by the teacher and principal. The staff make a great effort to help all students succeed. I volunteer and I see this happening. The school has some of the the smallest class size I have seen in public schools, so to say there is 'too many kids' means they have not researched class sizes in AZ at all. This is a great school but like any school a parent needs to be involved and get to know their teachers.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2011
If you have a choice, don't send your kid to this school. They don't care about the children. Everything is black and white with them. Your kid is either good for them or bad for them, either way it's all about them. They give up on kids who aren't perfect. The reason they're highly performing isn't because they're a good school it's because most kids are there on variances and they deny kids who need any extra effort to highly perform.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2011
I heard so many great things about this school so I applied for a variance and was thrilled that my son was accepted. It appears to be a good school on the outside. It's very cute, they have a helper-dog that is on campus, and the openness is gorgeous. It's all appearance though. They fail big time on academic and social education. There was a bully in my sons class, reported by several parents, and nothing came of it. They never gave me an honest report of how my son was doing, telling me he was fine, a great helper, great student, etc. etc. until variance renewal when I find out he's been getting in trouble all year. Then they sent a hugely insulting, extremely unprofessional letter to me about him. (For the record, I've never heard from anyone that my son has been a bad kid until the last weeks of school there). Academically, they have too many kids and don't challenge the kids to work at their own pace, kids get bored or frustrated waiting for other students to catch up. They don't have a strict grading system to let parents (or kids) track their kids progress, but they expect the kids to know where they stand. Overall, I'm glad my son will be going to a new school next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2011
I am a parent at LES and I teach an after school Drama program to the students. I am very excited and proud to be apart of the education of our future leaders of the world. LES is a great school and I hope to continue providing a Theatre Arts program at the school. The teachers are great and the school offers fun outside events for community. Every year they hold a Fall Carnival that is very impressive and "A LITTLE DRAMA" students dance to THRILLER! It is so much fun!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
I think Litchfield stands out as a better school in AZ. The principal is very visible and willing to listen and the teachers care very much for the students. The parents are a mixed bag, the PTA is not too visible, and the Litchfield Park residents come across as particularly unwilling to help.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
My husband and I can't say enough great things about this school! We have a son in 1st grade and a daughter in 2nd. They both love this school and as a family we have been impressed with all of projects and programs offered. The children work at their own pace and are evaluated often for appropriate placement. Both children are learning above grade level. The Principal is very friendly and visible on campus daily. We are very pleased with our choice in schools!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 08, 2009
My grand daughter who is in 1st grade has attended Litchfield Elementary for her full day Kindergarten and 1st grade as of 2-9-2009. I have nothing but praise for the staff and administration at this school. I am a retired teacher who has taught for 38 years in grades 1-12; and can professionally state that I have observed nothing but caring loving teachers who are teaching with great skills. The Principal also is doing an outstanding job with the same love and caring attitude. This is truly an outstanding school and we are most thankful that our granddaughter has been able to attend.

- submitted by a community member
November 10, 2008
My son is autistic. Since starting the special education pre-k program at this school he has regressed steadily. He fears going to school! the school is unwilling to budge on iep goals or recommendations by parents. There are no tyical peers avalable for pre-k special education programs so they apparently do not care about providing a FAPE. I am in the process of removing my child from this school and homeschooling because it is so bad! if you have a special neeeds child please beware!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2008
We are thrilled with our Son's achievements in 4th grade during his first full school year at an U.S. School. The tremendous support he received from his Class teacher and the School at all is absolute remarkable. He is still a ESL student and we look forward to his 5th grade year with great optimism.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2008
Our son just finished kindergarten at LES and we had a wonderful experience. Mrs. Ellis is and was an amazing teacher for our son. I can't say enough about Mrs. Ellis she is one of the best teachers and she had such a positive impact on our son. The staff at LES is great. The parents are very involved and we are looking forward to first grade.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
I am so pleased with this school! My son just finished 1st grade here and I am thrilled at how well he has done. The teachers really seem to care about the children and it shows! This school has a very 'one great big happy family' feel to it and I am proud that my child attends Litchfield.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
I'm on my third child attending LES and remain thrilled that we've had the opportunity to send our children there. Quality teachers and a lot of parent involvement as well as strong leadership have kept this school on track and will continue to do so. GREAT school!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2007
Litchfield Elementary has a long history of continued excellence. The potential of each child is maximized in a very nurturing environment. I have two children in the school and they have both done beautifully.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 29, 2007
My son has attended Litchfield since he was in kindergarten. I also attended, when I was young K-8. It is the best school ever!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2006
My son has attended Litchfield since Kindergarten. Next year he will move on to Middle School and I will be sorry to lose the environment the Litchfield has provided. I would absolutely recommend this school to anyone and look forward to my daughter starting K there next year.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2006
I believe this school has great teachers, staff, and administrative group of people. They really encourage parent participation and there are a lot of community participation events. I am very impressed with the S.S.C. and I think it is a great idea to have a representative at each level for each class. Keep up the good work! I really like the cross-guards being visible and available for our children. Although, we could use some traffic monitors at the drop-off site at the school site.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2006
Litchfield Elementary is a very good school. It attracts good teachers, one reason being the great parent support. We like Litchfield's small community feel. However, the teacher pay isn't competetive and there is high teacher turnover. Litchfield Elementary has been around for a long time and the facilities are in need of some repair. My twin sons were lucky to have a wonderful kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Ellis, and great first grade teachers Mrs. Evans/Mrs. Pearson and Miss Ebert. We were fortunate to get Miss Ebert and Mrs. Dean for 3rd grade. We are moving out of state and are very sorry to loose two great teachers. There are some beautiful new schools in the district, but I would recommend Litchfield Elementary to anyone moving to Phoenix's west valley over most other schools in this district.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2006
Litchfield has provided our children w/ a great educational experience & we are thankful. The district sure did miss the boat though when they didn't hire Mrs. Evans as their Principal for next year, she understands the heart and soul of the Litchfield Elementary students and families.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
I have been pleased with this school. My children have done well and been happy.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2005
Litchfield School is a great neighborhood school that enjoys quality students, families and staff. My sons have done well at the school and are well prepared for middle school and now high school.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2005
Mr. Napodano the principal was a great educator and he helps manage the extened day program to a perfection.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2005
Great learning environment! Enthusiastic principal gets involved and makes learning fun and exciting.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2005
Great academic programs, huge parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 23, 2005
this is a pretty good school. My son has attended for preschool with good results. The teacher worked with him one on one and was voted teacher of the year.

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May 18, 2005
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May 09, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
Excellent full day kindergarten program. Teacher willing to allow students to develop further than middle; however, this is not the preferred approach by the school. The school needs programs to help push students with abilities, and not keep students at the middle level. For 2004, the school will cut the teaching time by 15 minutes per day, again bringing the school backwards, and allowing the students not to excel further.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2004
This is a great school. I have had the pleasure of seeing first hand kids and teachers make a difference.

- submitted by a staff
May 26, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2004
This school is very intense and seems to encourage learning and safety.

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April 30, 2004
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April 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2004
Litchfield Elementary school has a great group of teachers and administrators. They do a wonderful job of keeping the community informed and involved.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2004
Litchfield elementary school is awesome, the parents are very involved.

- submitted by a former student
April 13, 2004
My daughter is a full-day kindergartener and is doing very well in her class. I'm very satisfied with her teacher, who is well-experienced. Weekly newsletters are sent home informing parents of the class assignments and progress. My only complaint is that full-day kindergarten is not wholly subsidized by the state. Moving from Texas, I was quite surprised that parents had to pay for full-day kindergarten. My other concern is with the public education system within the state, compared to other public schools nationwide. I want my child to be stimulated to maximize on her learning abilities and I am concerned that this is not occurring. Overall, however, I am pleased with the principal's philosophies and commitment to excellence, the emphasis on reading, and the caliber of teachers at Litchfield Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2004
Great teachers and a wonderful, caring support staff. I love Litchfield Elementary because the parents are involved and supportive it makes all the difference in education!

- submitted by a parent
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Litchfield Elementary School
255 E. Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park, AZ  85340
(623) 535-6000
Last modified Litchfield Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Litchfield Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top