My son really loved going to school at Santa Rosa. He's also learning a lot of basic skills in his preschool class and will be more than prepared to enter Kindergarten.
My nephew goes to the school and my sister is very unhappy with the quality of teaching and is leaving the area for that specific reason.
We've only been in maricopa a couple of months, and would have really liked to give the school a chance to catch up with the growth. Santa rosa elementary is a major disappointment. They seem more focused on school uniforms than academics. The administration and teaching staff are friendly, but extremely unorganized and borderline incompetent. Our daughter is in the 1st grade, and has yet to learn anything new. We feel forced to put her back in the kyrene school district next year. Bus transportation is provided to kyrene los lagos, which isn't is highly rated as her former kyrene school, but scores much higher than this school. Plus, atleast they have an art and music program.
This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids, but our children need accelerated learning opportunities which have not been available. Its music and art program is less than mediocre (there is none). The caliber of most of the teachers has been shockingly poor. It has therefore given none of the advantages of a new school, with all of the disadvantages. I can recommend it only in contrast to no school at all.
The teachers and staff seemed stressed out and do not interact well with the children. I hope this school can get it together and improve soon.
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