We just started here and the reception has been wonderful. Our special needs child is thriving.
I think this school need to change their hours of operation instead of nine am. It would be appreciated if the time should change. If the school would improve the timing to an early time.
I love this school, my daughter went 7th and 8th grade now and this is the first school that she ever got on the honor roll and she has an IEP . I'm so excited they kept it open this 2013-2014 school year , also the teachers really care!
My daughter only got to spend a couple weeks their before graduating but this school is one of the best! My daughter loved it immidately and I wish that the school will continue to be as amazing
Well today they lined up all the kids in front of the bleachers and my grand son was being pushed in the back. He retaliated and pushed back. Then another boy slugged him in the side of the face and began stepping on him when he was down. I believe they gave everybody suspensions to be added after the fall break. My daughter withdrew him and they are moving to Ohio. They were already going to move anyway but there have been many incidents before. The kids there don't seem to have any worries about the consequences if they get caught bullying but that's for someone else to care about now.
This is a great school with great staff and faculty. Teachers are doing more for less and are raising the bar. The problem does not lie in the administration, teachers, or staff as the disgruntled parent below mentioned but with parents themselves and their children. They need to be involved and back teachers up as well as hold their own student accountable for their actions and lack of output. I challenge every parent/guardian to come to conferences, attend lunch with your parent day, a pto/site council meeting, check grades via parent vue, encourage your student to attend before/after school enrichment as well as ask your child how the day went and check on their homework. Ultimate the responsibility is on YOU the parent and your student. Step up to the plate and take the challenge because it takes more than excellent teachers and strong administration. It takes parental involvement and student accountability!!!
This school is far from anything resembling a good school. I have 2 children in this school so I have encountered many of the teachers and other staff. Unfortunately, the second you walk into the office your treated the same as the way they treat the children, as if your bothering them. Never a smile or greeting, just a grueling "can I help you". As for the teachers, I have meet a couple good teachers but the majority act simply dreedful. Ignoring problem, cursing, and so much more. It's do as I say, not as I do mentality. The principle seems friendly but it takes a lot more then that to run a school, which I have not seen much headership. However, I'd much rather deal with him then the stupid loser they call their vice principle. Lastly, this school has a major bullying problem that both of my children have observed or had the misfortune of being involved in. Several times I have spoken with the faculty about bullying and was disgusted with the lack responsibility to make my children feel safe and the way they deal or I should say they do not deal with the problem. I will be sending my children to a different school next year. I had to select one star but its really ZERO STARS!
Maricopa Wells is a good school that just keeps getting better. 8th grade students now have the opportunity to take English 1, Geometry and Algebra 1 for high school credit. Algebra 1 is also offered for 7th graders. The MORE classes offer great opportunities for specialized electives and meaningful project based learning activities.
This school is full of amazing students and dedicated teachers and staff... a genuinely supportive community. Even M.O.R.E. is being offered to students this year, that many students wouldn't otherwise receive at other schools. Way to go Maricopa Wells!
Teachers in this school care and work hard for their students. The hardest obstacle is overcoming the past. The future looks bright.
they are always great way better than desert wind middle school the teachers there don't care about the students ever.
I think that Maricopa Wells Middle School is doing a fair job...certainly there is room for improvement. However, I am understanding that we are living in a community that grows at a crazy rate and has a somewhat transient population. I also understand that is my responsibility as a parent to be involved in my child's education. The teachers here have a somewhat overwhelming amount of students...but if you reach out, the teachers will respond and do whatever they can to help your child. I know this from experience. I support the school and appreciate what my son is getting from Maricopa Wells. Thank you to the teachers and staff for your hard work!
Maricopa Wells Middle School is in the need of improvement. I hope that this happens soon, but it will take time. Last school year was bad. It was overcrowded. They need more teachers in order to make class sizes smaller. With the new middle school, I hope that helps. The school is not a community (students or staff). That can be fixed. Many kids at the school are out of control. More discipline is needed there. The administrators need to do something to help that. The principal does not support her teachers there. She spends her day in her office. She is not out and about as often as she should have last year. She does not respect teachers. Many teachers were unhappy. Other teachers did teacher observations. This school and district needs improvement, and it will eventually come, but it will take time. Many teachers left the school.
I think it is unfortunate that Maricopa has grown so fast that the district is challenged with building and opening schools at a frenzied pace. The result seems to be overcrowding and a sub standard level of education and activities available to students. I believe the teachers and staff are doing the best they can with the conditions that exist. The parents, however, do not. I see very little parent involvement at school functions I attend. (eg. chaparoning dances, bring your parent to school day). So sad. I will be moving my child back to Ahwatukee as I dont believe MUSD20 is able to provide a quality education at this point in time.
I hate this school. I only have 1 out of 6 teachers who even seem to care about me. The principal is ridiculous and when I come to school I always feel like I'm walking into a jail. The athletics programs are just average, but they do not offer a very wide variety. I have always been an excelling student but at this school the teachers make no effort to challenge me whatsoever. If you have a choice, I would not recommend this school.
i am not happy with the middle school here at maricopa. the teachers are really rude and stupid and the grades are really low i am happy to be moving my child away from here i dont think its fair for my child to recieve such a low education
this school does need improvement but you do have to give them credit for the hard work they put in to give these students the best education they can give.
This school has bad grades. This school has rude teachers. This school has no swimming team.
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