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Marana, AZ
Students enrolled: 471

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16651 W. Calle Carmela
Marana, AZ 85653

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(520) 616-6363
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June 08, 2015
Really nice school. The negative reviews made me worry so I went and talked to them and to Estes. I had my kids at Legacy but the drive is too much. The principal was very honest and open with me. She answered all of my questions and addressed concerns that I had. She is great. The staff was wonderful too. I talked to some of my neighbors who have kids there and they really like it. As far as the bad reviews, honestly those people sound like they have a personal axe to grind. There are some people that you can never make happy.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2015
Great School!!! My daughter attended from 2nd thru 6th grade and now my son is in Kinder there. The staff is great. The principal and her staff are wonderfull. The school has been completely re done in the last year. It looks brand new. Each room has the newest technology.My kids loved this school and the staff as well. That tells you something.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
June 08, 2015
Great staff. Very dedicated. I often times see my daughters teachers at her rodeo events to cheer her on. My kids LOVE their teachers!

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 08, 2015
Accountability. Students are held to a high standard in this school. The staff attends professional development to learn better ways to encourage children. Discipline is not a cure all. Sometimes a different approach works better and they do a good job of using these as teachable moments. Helping a student to understand how their actions effect others impacts them and can turn behaviors around.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2015
Great school! I have 2 kids and they both love this school. They have monthly awards for the Ben's Bells Kind Kid, the celebrate academic achievement and work to develop positive character traits in students. They have supported my students and my family through alot. The difference in the last few years is huge! Great leadership and great teachers. Love this school!!

- submitted by a community member

November 16, 2014
I attended this school from k- 5th grade and had a wonderful experience. I recently enrolled my daughter there for kindergarten and she loves it! I have been extremely pleased with roadrunner and wouldn't want my children anywhere else! Myself and a few other parents volunteer when possible but I would love to see more parents involved in their children's education. The students love when we come in and it's a very rewarding experience for the parent as well. Unlike some of the surrounding districts they still have music , computer class and p.e. and most importantly a library with an amazing librarian Mr. Ash! I volunteered during this year's book fair and had a blast working with him :) I also really like the way p.e. is taught at this school and the activities they do. My daughter struggles with some weight issues and since enrolled here is already getting better and comes home wanting to do activities she learned in her p.e. class! As for her general education she is one of the youngest in her class and is making straight a's. I couldn't be happier with roadrunner and am very thankful for all of the extremely dedicated staff members. :)

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2014
My sons' teachers were always supportive and receptive to having me volunteer in their classrooms. The problem was that so few parents seemed available to help while following acceptable behaviors all the time. A parent should not bring their younger children to the school while they are there to volunteer. It disrupts the learning in the classroom. When I was unable to volunteer in the classroom teachers were happy to send work home for me to help with. The school has so many family nights throughout the school year that it really is up to the families just how involved they would like to be in the Roadrunner community. We attended math night, reading night, the birthday celebration, book fairs, graduation, Kind Kids celebrations, and many other activities that were available to families. The Roadrunner staff members are welcoming and helpful whenever I go into the school. I am happy to send my children to Roadrunner.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2014
The people whom work there DO NOT allow you to become involved with your childs Education and like to LIE TO PARENTS! Know and understand your right as a parent to become more involved with your childs Educational Needs!

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2011
This school is a mess. Teachers are not supported and many yell. The yelling is destructive to the students' sense of worth and ability. I know too many kids who come home defeated from this school. I immediately pulled one when I realized the severity of the situation there. The general aids yell as well and bullying is not dealt with on the playground. There are some really great teachers, but unfortunately they are a minority. I would not recommended this school. Hopefully they get some help and guidance! The kids there have great potential which is not being reached!

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2011
The teachers here are awesome! My son was having a difficult time turning in homework and completing assignments at the beginning of the year and his grades were suffering as a result. The 6th grade teachers sat down with us and made several recommendations to help him. After reading a great book they gave my son and I (The Organized Student), he was able to find a way of organizing his work that worked best for him. He has brought all of his grades up and knows exactly where to find everything he needs. Thanks ladies!

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2010
The teachers are generally dedicated, but inconsistency in discipline continues to be a problem in most grades. My kids have been in this school for years and this latest principal is obviously dedicated but not very effective at pulling the staff together and getting the district to allocate the resources it needs. This school needs a major overhaul in both staff (starting with the principal) and equipment.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2009
Teachers care about the kids and their community. My son is enjoys the school. I wish the classrooms had more computers and training aids.

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2009
My child loves this school and is excited to go each morning.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2004
This school caters mostly to the teachers and the advancement of their careers rather than to the students. They begin class everyday at 9:00am because the teachers can't get there before then. This forces many kids into Before School Care as most parents have to be to work by 8:00am. They dismiss every Friday at 1:00pm so that the teachers have work time. I have lost count of the times that my kids have come home and told me that they had a substitute because their regular teacher was at a meeting, conference or on vacation. Teacher conferences and parent meetings are scheduled at the convenience of the teachers, not the parents. While spending time in the classrooms, I found that the teachers are inconsistent with discipline and some don't have control of their classrooms because of this. This is not a school which places priority on the children.

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2003
A new principal was hired at Roadrunner last year. Things started going backwards. This present year, at least 15 staff member left Roadrunner and switched to other schools. This is a bad sign. Top programs have all new teachers and the programs has disintegrated in quality. At parent conferences, teachers told my husband and me that things are not going well. I have a 4th and 6th grader, and we are thinking of transporting our two to another school in this district. It would be worth it.

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2003
I have a son who is in third grade this year (2003). He is in Title Reading and I had to take him to Sylvan Learning Center to get the help that he needed in Reading that he was not getting in school. This year he has done much better. I am much happier with our new principal Mrs Mauldin, I see great improvements in parent communication and the principal willingness to listen to the teachers as well as the parents and students. Overall I see changes the Roadrunner needed, they are slow but they are happening.

- submitted by a community member

March 28, 2003
My daughter is in Pride and I have noticed a great deal of improvement in her reading skills. This was an area where she was having a great deal of trouble.

- submitted by a community member

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Roadrunner Elementary School
16651 W. Calle Carmela, Marana, AZ  85653
(520) 616-6363
Last modified Roadrunner Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Roadrunner Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top