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PK-6
Public charter
Mesa, AZ
Students enrolled: 1,143
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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7301 E. Baseline Road
Mesa, AZ 85209

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(480) 986-2335
(480) 354-3490
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December 11, 2014
Most of the teachers are strangely related to administration and are asked to put positive reviews on this site. Noah Webster puts parents first, students second, and teachers last. Because they are driven by government funds they pack their classrooms full with students, 33 kids in a class is way to many! Unless you drink the Administrations weird Kool-Aid and know the secret handshake you are treated an outsider. As a former teacher of Noah Webster and a former Golden Apple Teacher, I was let go for performance issues related to answering emails and putting grades in. Sorry not sorry, I didn't learn to teach from a desk or to shove worksheets down kids throats. If you want your child to be babysat and to do countless worksheets then this is the right fit for you. They are not a STEM school in any shape or form, don't let them fool you!

- submitted by a teacher
December 01, 2014
I have worked at Noah Webster for several years because I care about the students. I started out as just a parent and have always valued the education my children have received. My children are both on honor roll and are taking advanced classes due to the educational foundation they were given at Noah Webster. As with any job if you fail to meet the expectations you are let go. The teachers work very hard to help the students. There are many teachers that have been here longer than I have and are invested in the students education. Teachers and staff work together to make it a safe learning environment. And yes I think the students and teachers should be proud of their A rating. They have worked very hard for this. What parent would not be proud that their child helped achieve this. Bottom line this school goes above and beyond to help all students achieve their very best and I happy to be a part of that.

- submitted by a teacher
November 23, 2014
As a former teacher, I can assure you, the 50% of the staff that have been there over 8 years are; librarian, front office, cafeteria, maintenance, playground, health office, and bus drivers. Not, I repeat, NOT TEACHERS! You do not want to teach here. You are not respected, and you are not valued.

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2014
verything u said is 100% correct!! If u want to be apart of Childs education don't send them there. They all back each other up and are weirdly related unless u know the secret handshake your a outsider and your opion doesn't matter. The school only cares about its A+ grade. If your child learns from worksheet after worksheet its for u if not run away. Most teachers are unqualified and it shows There are a few that go above and beyond to help but, u can tell there in fear of loosing there job. The computer stem program is a joke. The pre k is the same and, the school they write up 4 year olds for the craziest things very overpriced for what are child learned. I should have listened to my gut when I read these reviews years ago

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2014
My son's teacher quit in the first week of school. They replaced her with a sub but that sub was always absent. No one knew anything about his grades and the lessons were thrown together. The first week of 1st grade he had to write a paragraph as a test and she marked him off for every little mistake. It broke his heart and he had no idea what he had done wrong because they had not even covered sentence writing. The kids have not had one moment of computers this year because they are broken. It is sold as a STEM school but his day is 85% reading and writing and 15% math and science and everything else. He only has science once a week for 30 min. His assignments come home once a week and I have counted the worksheets each week, he averages 48 a week. I don't use the after school care but I have been in there and it is 200 kids in the gym all sitting for hours with no activities. The most disturbing part though was the class size. He started the year with 33 kids in his class and just one teacher with no aide. I believe they have a good program but have just gotten greedy. Holding on to that A+ and having money rolling in has become more important than actually teaching kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2014
As the principal of Noah Webster Schools-Mesa, I would like to acknowledge all of our teachers, staff, and support staff. They are dedicated to Noah Webster and they all work with the goal of growing each and every student, every day. We could not be an A rated school without them all. At Noah Webster we value each employee and understand that every individual on our campus is an asset to our team. Over 50% of our staff and teachers have been working at Noah Webster for over 8 years. We appreciate staff s loyalty to Noah Webster. Our Human Resource Department operates with the highest integrity. Noah Webster has high standards for our staff. This is something that sets us apart from other elementary schools. Noah Webster Schools-Mesa s Board of Directors are respected business and community members that all operate independently from one another and come together to serve on the Board for Noah Webster Schools-Mesa. I personally am in my 11th year with Noah. I work for a well-organized school that puts student learning, in addition to staff and teacher development, at the top of their priorities. Noah Webster is an A rated place to work! Jessica Friedermann, Principal

- submitted by a teacher
November 06, 2014
If you are considering a career at NOAH WEBSTER think twice about it. i have never seen so much back stabbing and double standard's in my life. If you have an issue you cant go to HR because she is the Daughter of the CFO and there family and friends makes up almost the entire SCHOOL BOARD. So if you have issues you cant say anything if you want to keep your job. If you aren't in there tight knit group watch you back. NWBS fails miserably at treating employees with respect. Just do as your told and you will be fine. good luck

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2014
This school was a total waste of time. I am completely surprised to see how unprofessional the people working at this school can be. Unbelievable! I had been waiting over a month, close to two months, just to know if my child had been accepted for kindergarten. I was told at the most it would take 3 weeks. I received an excuse every time I called or stopped by as to why I had not yet received notification of acceptance. It is just completely ridiculous to hear that they have no idea why my child is the only one they have no response for. I have decided not to enroll my child at this school. I can just imagine what it would be like if I had a concern while my child attended this school, the time it would take them to get back to me.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2014
Great education prospects and the teachers by and large do a great job. It is true that the teachers that fail expectations are let go quickly. I am grateful and happy about where our child is in school reference his education. However, I would rate the school administration a D-. This may seem contradictory but the staff seem to downplay or outright dismiss parental concerns. If you are planing to partner in your child's education, I would not advise sending your child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
My Daughter transferred to Noah Webster a few weeks into the first semester this year into Kindergarten. The progress she has made is astonishing. She is reading really well now and doing well in Math and her behavior has improved. Her teacher is very passionate and even the Principal of a rather large school even was able to talk to me about how she was doing. I can tell they truly care about the kids and push them to meet the high standards that will help them develop as the move forward in their eduction

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
My daughter loves this school, and I agree. The teachers are great, the staff is so friendly and helpful, and I always feel welcome there. I always get a personal and timely response to any questions or concerns I have whether by email, phone or in person. The communication from the teachers and administration is top notch (I always know what is going on), and the education is challenging and rewarding for my daughter. I recommend this school to all of my friends, especially those that are disappointed with their current school. I realize that NWS is not the perfect school for every child, or every parent for that matter, however no school is. I like that the school policies and teachers are strict, they don't play favorites, and kids (and parents) are taught that they are responsible for their own work and behavior. I believe that NWS prepares my child for life as well as educating her academically, and I applaud those that work so hard to do so at Noah Webster.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
I have two kids that go to NWS. They both love it there. They have been going for the last 4 yrs. The teachers and staff are great. My son Is a 6th grader and will move on and I am concerned about where he will be going next year when he leaves NWS. I will not put him in public school system. I wish they had a Jr, High.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2014
My daughter has attended NW since Kindergarten. No, I am not a teacher at that school, I am rating this as a parent. My daughter and I have both loved each and every one of the teachers that she has had. I feel she is academically challenged and that is one of the most important things. I don't want her to be bored and dislike school. There are also a lot of extracurricular programs for those that have to go early or stay later. Great school, great staff - 5 stars!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
We currently have 2 children at Noah Webster and couldn't be more thrilled with our choice. The teachers that we have had are nothing short of world class who love teaching. Having the kids grouped by ability has many benefits. Parents who comment on here about not being able to volunteer have had an entirely different experience than we have had, the teachers go out of their way to make you feel welcomed.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
I have found Noah Webster to be a school that enjoys educating children not only academically but also creatively. Knowledge is just part of education, but wisdom is what we do with the knowledge. Noah Webster's Teaching and curriculum style focuses on everyday application to help children apply what they learn into everyday living. In short, teach a man to fish and he'll have food for a lifetime!

- submitted by a community member
September 23, 2013
This school is a failure! It is a sad excuse for a school. My child will not be going back after Christmas holiday. I am just sorry that I have to leave him in this environment that much longer.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
I'm really confused by some of the comments I've read. As far as Noah Webster "claiming" to be an A rated school, they are A rated. A rating comes from the state based on test scores, not just something a school "claims" to be. The education my daughter received at Noah Webster was amazing. For the past 3 yrs she received "exceeds" on all her AIMS tests. As far as "parents not being allowed to be involved", let me just say I received notification constantly about volunteering. Just last year I volunteered for my daughters art class, holiday shopping, book fair and few times in the classroom helping the teacher. I believe the parents who complain about not being allowed to be involved are angry they can't just walk onto the campus whenever they want. Noah Webster is very strict about prior notification to be on campus, but I LOVE that! I don't want just anyone showing up at anytime disrupting my daughters education. Not to mention the fact in today's insane society I want my daughter as safe as possible while she is at school. And Noah Webster put her safety over the needs of "helicopter parents" who won't let the school do its job.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
I love that this school places students in levels and ability. My daughter was in the wrong group at the beginning of the year, and within 2 weeks it was recognized and corrected. I love this school, the teachers, and most of all my daughter loves it.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2013
This school is the worst!!! The principal never called me back when I left her several messages about a bullying situation, I never even saw what the principal looked like. The education my child received was honestly not very good. I moved my child to Jacobson Elementary and the school is 31st out of the whole state. mY child stated she had a better eduacation there than at Jacobson and she felt more challenged. Noah Webster wants you to believe its an A+ school but I would actually say they are D-. So disappointed!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
If you're looking for a below standard school for your children then this the place for you. I had my children in this school for 3 years & each & every year it progressively got worst, from putting my 1st grader on the wrong bus, to paying additional for after school activities that really was just babysitting, to teachers & staff always being rude if ever questioned, flies in girls & boys restroom not to mention never any hand soap, disorganized, under certified teachers that are oddly related to each other (so weird), ridiculous policies, & finally children bored out of their minds. My son was always coming home saying that he hates school & that its boring. Well after asking his teacher & sitting in the classroom I can see why, nothing but worksheets ALL day!! I understand that books & various materials can be costly but as parents we are asked to buy a ton of school supplies but yet everything that came home was done on white copy paper & in pencil. Children need to be stimulated with different things other than worksheets. School should be a positive environment. I would never recommend this school, all they care about is filling seats so the can get funded from the state.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2013
We are PROUD to be an A rated school. We have made some amazing, exciting changes over the past year that have showed incredible growth across all grade levels. With laptops for every student, interactive whiteboards in every room, excited teachers that go above and beyond standards that also go way beyond anything common... I invite you to check it out for yourself. Make your own choice if it's right for you and your child. I am a teacher there, but also a parent of a student. So, I am able to see things through both sides of the glass. I would never put my child anywhere else.

- submitted by a teacher
July 12, 2013
By the post on July 9th, one can understand why that person thinks their child is getting an above average education. The word is "successful"; it is 3rd grade spelling. Now you see why many of us are worried about our children that have received education at Noah Webster.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2012
I have had several children enrolled at NWBS through sixth grade. I have been very happy with the education my older kids have received, going on to Jr High enrolled in Honor's classes. But, I feel NWBS focuses on the more advanced students (higher learning levels) and puts their best teachers there, while putting less experienced/weaker teachers/staff over the middle to lower levels. Struggling students have difficulty catching up without strong teachers. NWBS is driven by higher test scores to advertise, not necessarily by students education and success. Family and friends have experienced multiple teacher changes within the same year, several years in a row. Children with behavioral issues are "asked not to return." Some of my children have been part of the Special Ed dept for minor speech therapy, both in the public school system as well as at NWBS. The Special Ed staff has been very helpful and supportive, but short on resources. As a parent I have often felt my involvement is only wanted for fundraising purposes and crowd control during fieldtrips. I don't feel welcome visiting the school. I am considering moving my younger children to the local public school.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2012
My first introduction to NWBS was when a friend of mine had enrolled her son. I was so impressed by the school. Some of the factors that attracted me were the fact that parent involvement that was not only encouraged but required. After having two children in MPS I had become increasingly disappointed when we would attend school concerts or awards ceremonies and see only a handful of parents! It reminded me of the way schools used to be. A place where a student and his/her family became part of a larger school family! I quickly decided that if/when we had another child he/she would attend this fabulous school. My love for this school has only grown as I watched my son, Zach forge true and lasting friendships with not only his classmates, but also the staff members! No school is perfect but this school is truly exceptional. We have enjoyed attending the school functions like family movie night and Fright fest, yes it is busy but I would rather see it busy and see families involved in their children's school activities. The staff does a great job keeping things organized. My son loved attending this school.. best choice I have ever made! Michelle Wright Proud NWBS parent

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2012
NWBS encourages parents to get involved in their children's education and future. I have throughly researched and visited many schools in the Mesa and Gilbert area and have found that NWBS offers an outstanding educational program for my children. I have one child that moved to middle school with honors and continues to participate in honor classes. I believe as a parent that education starts at home...teaching good study habits, setting goals, organizational skills. Children mock their parents...parents are their children's mentor.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2012
My wife and I picked up my son and daughter from school on September 21, 2012. Thankfully, I brought copies of directions and times found on your website. After arriving, we went into the administrative building and were greeted by office personnel. The staff was wonderful and courteous. A staff member provided me with the children s teachers email addresses (school). Another employee had me review my contact information. I was able to update my profile. The office staff went over the school map and explained where we needed to go. They provided us with a placard and explained how their monitors may ask for identification. We were completely impressed with how smooth and well-organized the process was. I was pleased when one of the designated monitors had asked for identification. Before our arrival, one of the pick-up monitors knew we were coming. A monitor had observed my children board their bus, quickly responded, and retrieved them. We would have been extremely concerned if the children were not at the pick-up site. The monitors went above and beyond. For the first time, I feel relieved knowing they are in safe and capable hands.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2012
I am withdrawing my children from NWBS. I think the education they are receiving is just that...basic. My son is an above average student that excells in math. They have never recommended an advanced program for him. Instead they recommended a 504 program because he completes his work so much faster than the rest of his classmates he gets bored. The teacher has labeled him as a classclown. They have given him numerous right ups and told us they did'nt want my son back. He has never had any behavior issues since this particular teacher, or school. We will never go back to this school. In addition, I was on a waiting list for the school bus all year and was told by other students that the bus they would ride on is only half full. They never contacted me.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2012
I've been very familiar with Noah Webster since 2004. When the school moved to new it's new location, the main priority became bodies in seats rather then the actual education of the children. The administration is so focused on keeping all seats filled that they have developed policy that restricts teachers abilities to write letter of references for the children as those are usually sought when seeking attendance at other schools. Teachers are moved to grade levels where they have no experience and are unable to maintain control of the extremely large class size. Mentions are made to the family activities, however since there are 1,100+ students at the school, the activities are a nightmare due to the large volume of families that attend. They are unable to retain good teachers due to their "policies" and the teachers remain basically get by just doing their job. With so many children supervision is impossible and so bullying, inappropriate behavior, etc. is rampant. If you have to choose between public school or this school, go to the public school.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2012
The director and office staff are unprofessional, and rude. They do not care about parent concerns. If you raise a fuss at all you will be banned from school and escorted off by the police, no questions asked. It is a closed door policy. They preach highly of there education and how wonderful it is, but the children do not test into honors classes when going into junior high. There are people there who are NOT certified teachers working as teachers. If you try to bring this concern to the administration, you are just blown off and NOTHING gets done. They do whatever they want and get away with it.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2012
When we found NW we though it would be a wonderful school They have the appearance of great school with lots of good clubs for kids. It doesn't take long to figure out that there is not even one good thing about this school. The teachers are rude and unprofessional, the so called clubs are like paying for your kids to have an extra recess after school, and they don't want parents around at all. When my children first started there I was shocked at the extremely easy work they brought home but thought it would become more challenging as the year progressed, it did not. When we tried to talk to the teachers about issues we had with the easiness of the work we were blown off and talked down to. In the past no teacher has ever had a problem with my children and they had been star students now all the sudden they have been labeled trouble causing students. They bring home packets of work graded by the teachers and it is often graded wrong. I feel the only reason this school has good test scores is because they give the kids work at 1 to 2 years below the right grade level. For the sake of your sanity and your kids future stay as far away from this school as possible.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2012
I have two children who have been attending NWBS since kindergarden and now one is in 2nd grade while the other is in 4th grade. My husband and I have always been amazed @ how much our kids are learning and progressing since they've been attending this school. We both have a lot of respect for this school's academic program as well as their staff. We also like the fact that they don't torelate bullying and each one of their students safety, excelling in class as well as respect for themselves, peers and their fellow students is the school's #1 priority. Both my husband and I have no intentions of removing our girls from this school till its time for them to go on to middle school and we've recommended it to friends. We also respect the fact that when we brought a concern to their principal it was taken care of right away and results are still showing which is very reassuring for us and our kids. I wish I could give NWBS 5 stars but I believe that no matter how great something is there's always room for improvement and that for me would be to see NWBS acquire more teachers and classes to decrease the size of students in each class. Thankyou to all the staff for all you do!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2011
I've discovered, as a parent, ratings have been added by staff for quick "positive feedback" for this site. Be aware and look at the multiple comments made in short periods that repeat statements in the past years. Just read comments from the parents/staff that seem sincere & concerned. Or, become involved with what's truly going on with policies, procedures, & curricullum requirements. Worksheets do not teach our kids! Parents need to be involved! You can't stop by your child's classroom voluntarily. I tried to volunteer a few years ago and was reprimanded for leaving an assembly to use the bathroom without "permission" to leave the "allotted area" I was assigned to. Admin said it was due to "safety." I understand safety! But I'm the MOM! There's not a team effort with parents and staff. You can't expect to be involved at NW! You may be put on a"waiting list" for field trips. Expect a 10 minute rushed conference yearly. My last memory of NW was the principal arguing w/ a parent/police over picking up his daughter and not going through the "right gate" for pick up. I hope she is happy at another school. I'm sure many teachers/staff have good intentions, but please be aware!

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2011
Huge class sizes, (MOST are maxed at 35, the legal ratio limit) & in very small classrooms. Also, parent involvement is discouraged. There is lack of communcation from the principal when it comes to issues with your child. I would love for the board to do an assessment of turnover rates with teachers/staff and reasons for their termination or resignation. My child attended for many years. As I grew to love & know the staff, this number was very discouraging. Also be prepared for an overload of worksheets. There is not many projects, experiments, crafts, and fun learning experiences for kids. I've learned they have many new Smartboards the teachers rarely use and are crammed in just a few classrooms with no access or training. That's a disappointment. Just think about what kind of education you want for your child. For military style learning & tedious worksheets daily, this school is for you! If not, explore elsewhere. Most of the teachers are amazing, it's just too bad the how the overall decisions affect the kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2011
I like the curriculum and teachers. The only problem I have is the parent pick-up. The crazy idiotic way they have you go through the lines and bad rude behavior makes me want to change my childs school. I'ts moronic the way they have you do it.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2011
Before you enroll your child at NW, please inquire about paper costs. My child has come home with pages and pages of worksheets. Although worksheets are sometimes beneficial, I would LOVE for someone to ask the administration HOW much they spend yearly on paper. AKA: the costs to parents. If you want your child to EXPERIMENT education, HANDS ON, don't enroll them at NW. Although they have wonderful teachers (high turnover) the administration & teachers keep a clear distance of ideas & what's best for the kids. I pulled my child out a few years ago, and am SO happy with the results. Just ASK QUESTIONS before your enroll your child. Or, best yet, just ask a child who has attended! How many kids are in his/her class? How many projects/experiments have they done? How many teachers/staff have they had? Just ask the kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2011
IT"S the LAW to ask about your child's teacher qualifications. Charter schools get by easily, but imagine putting your child in a classroom with teachers with NO degree whatsoever? Many important qualifcations include classroom management, educational methods, and curriculum training. Before enrolling your child at Noah Webster, inquire about your child's teacher. Does your child's teacher have a "TEACHING CERTIFICATE?" Or even a college degree? Ask and inquire. As a parent, I've discovered educationally trained teachers TEACH my child and are not hired babysitters following a strict curriculum of worksheets.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
Mmmm...its okay. Here are my likes: Some really good teachers; Safety of the students; a lot of educational and fun field trips; and family activities throughout the year. Here are my dislikes: I have had issues with the principal in addressing issues I have had. She has downplayed and even denied a situation. My kids grades suddenly went down and math became issues for both. come to find out, for one, the teacher was just giving answers so when they figured that out, more than half way through the year, they changed teachers and how they did the math. It seems that they are too focused on the aims testing to take the time for regular studies. Class sizes way too big. Bullying is a problem. When I first came to Noah Webster I was under the impression of an excellent curriculum and low class sizes, I don't know if they still make those promises but that is definitely not so.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2011
Staff members who have children at Noah get on here and write glowing reviews. The fact is that teachers are not treated very well at times, put under a lot of stress, and good ones are even asked to leave before the end of the year. No wonder there is a high turnover rate. Does this affect students? You decide. It surely doesn't help moral any. Class sizes are very large (up to 35), and curriculum and policies are changed often. Though there are some great teachers, the administrative leadership is weak. Luckily there are other schools to choose from.

- submitted by a teacher
January 04, 2011
My children have attended Noah Webster for several years and are excelling in all areas. The Saxon math curriculum is amazing and I am blown away at what math concepts they know already at their young age. I love the Social Studies Weekly newspapers and thinking maps that are part of the curriculum. The school has a great assortment of afterschool programs, family activities and fun field trips planned. My children are reading well above grade level. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2010
I am so happy that my children attend NWBS! All three of my children are excelling and have a strong work ethic thanks to the dedicated teachers they have had. The administration is wonderful as well. I have always had my concerns addressed quickly and I love how safety is a main focus. They have also added a parent group this year to help with school events so I've been able to get more involved. Lastly, I LOVE that the school does a charity fundraiser every year to help round out the students. Last year they raised $25,000 for their charity! That's definitely an exemplary model for the students.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2010
I dislike this school very much. My kid had a teacher that screamed at all the students since the very first day. When communicating this to the Principal, She did NOTHING! My kid attended 4 years, and it resembled more of a Kid's prison than a fun place to learn.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
I will not give this school any stars because I do not believe that it deserves any. I am a parent, and an education major. I have tried to give the school the benefit of the doubt and kept hoping for change. My son has had three subs come in in the beggining of the school year. There is no consistancy in this school, and when I brought my concerns to the director she told me she would look into it and then never called back. As a teacher, Parent involvement is so important in a child's education and this school offers no parent involvement. This school and the director of the school does not seem to value a child's education and I wold NEVER recommend this school to any parent. They say the teachers are certified, but more than half are not. The director is unproffesional

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
My two children attended here, and did alright because of the hard working teachers that they had. However, there seemed to be a bullying problem, which bothered them. Also, it appeared that the administration made bad decisions in regards to hiring bad teachers, and letting go of good ones because of a lack of education background and/or family-friendship connections. Thank goodness for the teachers!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
I really like that the teachers ususally communicate well with the parents. My children have gone to the schols since kindergarten and will be starting 5 grade in the fall- si i am familiar with the general practices... the only thing that is becoming a concern is the teacher retention. I have 4 children at the school and in the past two school years had 8 different teachers- due to teachers leaving after school had started... that is very concerning to me and over the years several of the teachers only stayed at the school for the 1 year... makes me wonder about the support and/or administration.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
It has the same feel as the school I went to as a child. My children are important there. I, as a parent, feel needed and important. The staff go above and beyond my expectations. Field trips and special events are planned well and carried out with ease. I would recommend the school to anyone looking for a great place for your children to get a well-rounded education

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Noah webster offers a variety of after school programs that help enrich my childs life. A few are athletic and a few are educational. He attends art club and science club. I think it is great that the school cares enough about the growth and well being of their students to offer such enriching programs at such a basic level. My son loves science and Noah Webster allows him to develop hands on experience and strengthen his love for both art and science.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
I love Noah Webster Basic School for its rigorous academics, caring and effective teachers, and its strong anti-bullying efforts.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
My daughter believes this is a great school for her son, my grandson, so I give it my hearty support.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
I love Noah Webster because they teach each child at their skill level and challenge them to reach even higher. My Kindergartner is doing 1st grade work! They also offer excellent after school activities (for a reasonable fee). Some after school activities my kids have been in are Chess, recreation, newspaper, baton, reading program, and computers. The teachers and staff are all great to work with too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I love that children are grouped by ability and that is adjusted year to year and even during the year if necessary. My child is therefore challenged to his/her ability and not left out while they teach to the median. My kindergartener is performing 1st grade work and my 3rd grader is in a grade 4/5 math book. They have fantastic Art Masterpiece, Music, Library, Computers and PE as part of the standard curriculum for all grades as well as a wide variety of after school activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Great curriculum, kids grouped by ability, wonderful teachers, excellent choices for extra-curricular activities, my son loves the field trips and, believe it or not, the school lunches!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
My grandson is very happy there. He loves the school lunches (cute, huh?) and has the advantage of participating in curriculum-enhancing field trips.

- submitted by a community member
May 04, 2010
Love it for the education and teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
I am amazed at how smart my niece is. I love the school and all the programs she is always telling me about.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I love the faculty. They are excellent with the kids. I love knowing that my child is being well taught and taken care of.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Teachers care about each student and want each child to get the best possible education.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 26, 2010
I have taught at NWBS for 13 years and know the school is excellent, has excellent teachers and two of my grandchildren have been educated here and both excel.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 26, 2010
My grandson goes to this school and has excelled in all areas. The teachers really care about their students and it shows!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
It has helped my grandson by giving him such a great start to his education. The school has set high standards and they live by them.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
The staff really takes responsibility for the students' academic and personal growth. Also, parents are very involved and support the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
There are way to many reasons not to love this school. The staff is incredible, always very helpful and all the teachers really take there time with the students. I really like the curriculum as well, I see a big change since my kids have started going there.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
I love Noah Webster it has been such amazing place for my children to go to school. the director of the school is amazing person and the staff that works for her are also amazing. I had my oldest in a public school and it didn't work out my children have attend Noah webster since they were in the first grade they now 5th and 3rd graders there and are excelling in everything. I love the fact that we can go and voulenteer in the class rooms and etc.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
Awesome school! Back to basics - teaches phonics. Teachers care how children do.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
Back to basics learning style is very old school, yet so good. I love how they teach good ethics. They need to ease up on the rules and discipline though.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
This school is amazng and really helps your child excell in math and reading! And with the Thinking Maps writting program, students will be better at understanding new cirriculum and develop critical thinking!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
My child has attended Noah Webster for 6 years. I love the curriculum, the director, and all the staff. It's a fantastic school!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
I am so happy that we chose to put our daughter in this school. Alicia has been gently lead to doing her best and working her hardest no matter what. She wouldn't have gotten the same attention and academic strives at any other school. My son begins kindergarten next year, I can't wait to see him learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
You have fabulous teachers and great students! May you continue with excellence.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
The curriculum is excellent. I love the 'leveling' of students. Being grouped with kids that are on the same pace is a plus for all concerned.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Our family loves NWBS. The staff, the curriculum, the ec activities. This school is head and shoulders above the rest!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
There is no question that the staff loves their student's and cares about their future. We are always striving to do our best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Wonderful school! My son is very well cared for by the teachers and supporting staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
The staff works as a team to make thies school and its students the best they can be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
I love academics and the way they make our children strive to be and do their best

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Not only do I teach here, but am also a very supportive parent of my son who goes here! GREAT staff,GREAT parents,and GREAT KIDS. It is great working with them each day, striving for the best. Love this school!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 23, 2010
NWBS was a perfect fit for our family. My son just started Kindergarten there this year. His teacher is fantastic! I like that they ability group. My son was ready for a First grade curriculm but we were not comfortable putting him in First grade with kids who were older. He has been doing the First grade curriculm all year and was able to stay with his kids in his age group. He has excelled in all subjects and loves going to school everyday! I also love the fact that they are aware of anyone and everyone who enters the campus. I love that they are cautious about the safety of the students. The school is ran in a very structured and organized manner.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
The education provided by Noah Webster consistently amazes me. Friends and family are amazed at the work my daughter is doing, making comments like 'my child is older and hasn't done that yet in school'. Noah Webster's commitment to providing a well rounded education for all the children is unique and refreshing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
Noah Webster Basic school is invested in my child's education.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
Awesome school! Dedicated staff, devoted teachers and strong academic curriculum. My children are well above grade level.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 22, 2010
Excellent teaching curriculum, strong values, and the students are together according to their test scores.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
NWBS is so focused on the learning ability of the children, my 1st grader is reading at such a high level compared to her other public school friends and her math skills are out of this world. Thank you NWBS!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
Very organized. They have a great academic program. My son has really excelled

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
This is a wonderful school that focuses on growing the students while still making learning fun!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 22, 2010
The education is the best.. They learn so much...

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
Great programs - kids excel - placement testing is better for students and teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
a great school would never put my kids anywhere else

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
I am a teacher at Noah Webster and a parent of two girls who have gone to Noah Webster through all of their elementary school years. My oldest is now graduating from high school with honors a year early. My youngest is in 5th grade and striving daily for excellence. Noah Webster is a well rounded school and is excelling. NWBS helped build great study skills in both of my girls. It also built their confidence in learning. I am a huge believer in their curriculum and outlook on education. I highly reccomend Noah Webster to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
I think it's a great school! My kids love it there and are really excelling!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Great place for kids to learn! Great place to work!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 22, 2010
Noah Webster has been the best school my 4 kids have been to. 2 of them were failing and 1 of them needed the extra help and they are all succeeding now since entering in October 2009.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Fantastic director, teachers and curriculum!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
All three of my children attended. Very satisfied with their education and supportive loving environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
I am very satisfied with my kids' education at this school. My kids have been on honor roll each semester!! Teachers are great!! Staff are great!! I honestly don't have one complaint about this school........ And I would highly recommend it!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
This school is not only concerned with teaching a fine curriculum but also the caring ways of life.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
Noah Webster is awesom! I have sent three of my kids there, and plan to send the rest. My kids have thrived and all become better and more responsable people.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
It has helped our daughter excel in her learning. I love the way Noah Webster cares about each child and their individual learning needs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
I love this school! I love the entire staff from the custodians, crossing guards to the principal. Everyone seems to pitch in to get the job done. My kids are getting a great education that is far advanced compared to some of friend;s children. They are very focused on respect and character building as well as academia. I feel blessed to have found this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
It takes a tight community to raise good children with values, respect,confidence and 100% participation. Noah Webster is the heart of our community! This school is the best school and deserves the recognition!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
I love the dedication and positive attitude that just emanates from all the teachers and staff at this school. I've never felt so appreciative for these people helping guide my child through life.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
Great teachers and Staff. I have a 5th grader at this school and she is working way above grade level. My 7th grader has moved on to junior high and is in honors classes due to the education she has received at Noah Webster. The teachers are awesome and put alot of time and attention into their students. There are alot of activities and fundraisers that the kids love. My daughter has medical problems and they have gone above and beyond to help her. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a top knotch education for their children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Excellent curriculum, dedicated teachers, family environment!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
My Son has been attending Noah webster since Kindergarden. He is in the second grade now and we are about to pull him out. We have had conssitent problems with his teacher this year not communicating information to us. For example he is left of of class event like valentines day and birthdayy parties. When we ask why the teacher did not send anyhting home she always says she did. His grades began to slip and he fell from an A student to B student and falling very low in two areas, Math and Grammer. We ask the teacher to give us specific examples and she never did. We asked about tutoring and she said there was none available, but sent us private tutor that also works fo rthe school that was going to charge us thousands. It turns out there was tutoring available the entire time. Many more strange issues.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2010
My daughter has been going to Noah Webster since Pre-K and I have nothing bad to say about this school! It has awesome teaching staff and awesome facilities! Its a very close knit kind of school and I def would recommend them to everyone!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
My child is in first grade at NWBS. New this year. My child attended our neighborhood school at Higley last year and I was so very concerned about safety and lack of discipline and overall competence and organization of the school. I found NWBS and decided to try. Yes, it IS different from public school. Is that not why we seek out alternative schools in the first place? I was very surprised at the lack of parent involvement too. I contacted the teacher, let her know I would like to volunteer in the classroom and go in once a week. They welcome me. There is much to be said for the structure and organization NWBS. I actually like that it is run more like a business. My child is in a safe, competent school. She is learning so much and is extremely happy and so am I.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2009
Thank you, thank you, thank you! The Fright Fest was an AMAZING event! Noah Webster, you all did a fantastic job! Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
My son is in Kindergarten this year, and absolutely loves it! I love the fact that he is so happy and is learning SO much! He is reading, writing, spelling and doing math all at a first grade level and is thriving better than I ever could have imagined! He came home the other day and told me that he told his teacher that he loved her! That speaks volumes about how wonderful this school is! I look forward to watching my son learn and evolve even more throughout his school years at Noah Webster. I researched schools for the last 2 years, and I am so happy with my decision to put him in this school. I KNOW he is challenged and learning at a level that he would not be getting at our neighborhood public school, and I'm so grateful to have Noah Webster as an option!

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
Going to Noah Webster was my biggest mistake! Think twice before taking your child here. My child went to Noah Webster for the last 3 years. Starting at kindergarten. I thought NWBS was the best school. He was on the honor roll. His strongest subjects were math (always got A s), science and social studies! I was always an advocate for their school. Till we ended moving over the summer. My son is now enrolled into a Gilbert District public school. He is behind in his studies. And he has been appointed a reading specialist, and math specialist!! His new school has requested to NWBS, that my son's previous transcripts be faxed to them. NWBS has neglected to provide the information needed for my child s education. I am very disappointed in Noah Webster Basic School. How can a child go from the honor roll student, to needing a reading and math specialist!!?? This has damaged his self-esteem!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
I have 3 children at NWBS and after moving this year had to move my children into Kyrene School district. I wasn't too concerned as all i heard was Kyrene was one of the best in AZ. My child in kindergarten was bored, and my 2nd grader told me his new school was 'easy'. I decided to take them back to NWBS. Yes, parking and traffic are a nightmare but no school has good pick up options. (i have seen the others school parent pick up lines!) I LOVE the fact that they don't have a PTO. You can volunteer for any field trip, school event or party. I also LOVE the fact that it is a closed campus. As a parent I am pretty sure that even some creepy people have kids or could find a way to be on school grounds if it were not so well controlled.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2009
Academically this school is excellent! The high turnover of teachers/staff is ridiculous. The director seems to get rid of people who are good at what they do and think outside the box. The front office staff is useless. They don't return calls, they are rude, and they have no clue what they are doing. The director cares more about the business side of the school than the kids. I would not recommend this school and my kids will not be returning.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2009
My son had been to three different schools from the start of kindergarden and been in trouble a couple of times for assisting other kids in class. After starting third grade in NW he's never done better. Before Christmas break he was already in the 4th grade material. I'll find out this year how my daughter will do. Good luck to all.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2009
I am not very impressed with Noah Webster. The school is virtually closed to parents. You cannot even go on campus in the morning to drop your children off without signing in and getting permission. I think it is ridiculous. The director believes that education should be left to professionals and parents have no role in that. Almost every child is on the honor roll every quarter which seems less of an honor to me. I really liked the classroom teachers but question the administration and treatment of parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 25, 2009
The teachers are excellent. Very academically challenging. The principal is unresponsive, unavailable and clueless. No open door policy. Parent involvement is only allowed when requested (volunteering for school events, not to directly benefit your child's class). Good extra curricular activities but definitely expensive.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
My oldest son was at NWBS for 3 years and did wonderful. However, my younger son had a harder time with the curriculm because it required sitting for long periods of time. I found that it is just not for all kids. Some kids need to be taught with more of a hands on approach. If they have a hard time sitting for long periods of time they get in trouble and I think, get labeled young. I did not want this to happen to my younger boy so I pulled both of them out. Although my oldest excelled and was challenged my younger was stressed and anxious and felt like he was always in trouble.Bottom line,do what works for you kids, figure out how they learn best and find a program that helps them enjoy school. Discipline should be different for a 5 yr old then a 5th grader.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2008
This is our 2nd Year and we are happy with the education our daughter is getting.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2008
Poor involvement from principle. She is very aloof and away from the school a great deal of the time. Parent involvement is not encouraged. This school needs a PTO, but that is discouraged because it would remove all the power and secrecy from the principle. Extra curricular actives are extremely expensive. God forbid your child be late bus and not enrolled in an expensive after school program, they will be forced to sit no talking, no playing for an hour in the cafeteria waiting for their late bus. Response from teachers and administration is slow and often ignored.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2008
i think my kids have learned some good things in the education part but as for character and how to treat other people some of the teachers and the director that work there are taking the school in the WRONG direction.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2008
Noah Webster is great at hiring teachers that are able teachers. If they are not capable, they are not asked back. Yes this causes high turnover but do you want your children with teachers that can not teach? I do not. Yes the school is large and therfore must have checks and balances. Parents need appointments and must scan their driver's licsence to be admitted. I think it is great. I do not want just anyone wandering my child's school. Also, I do not want parents of 32 or more students popping in and out of my child's classroom whenever they want disturbing the learning environment. The staff that stays at NWBS truly care about the students and the progress. Many parents on here complain about the teachers being too strict. Teachers must have order with the students in order to teach.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2008
I agree that the pincipal needs to be more open to parents concerns. Other than that we like the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
Noah Webster gives my daughter the ability to advance, in all subjects, in quality environment.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
The principal needs to be more open to parents concerns, especially if it involves respect for diversity within the school. I have on several occasions attempted to communicate with the principal, however this has failed. A complaint was submitted to the AZ Department of Charter Schools to possibly find common ground. On the other hand, the teachers and the curriculum of the school are great. My daughters love the school, are involved and have created good friends at Noah Webster.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2008
My son has been at NWBS for the past 3yrs. Started off with a wonderful. I like the idea of educational level of each classroom. My son is challenged everyday. I think the discipline structure at NWBS is horrible. Sometimes you need to let a 6 yr old be a 6 yr old. It's class sizes have gotten way too big for the teachers to handle.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 07, 2008
Academics at this school are the best I've seen anywhere. However, they need some work in other areas. Some of the teachers, playground aides & the librarian need some lessons in their highly acclaimed 'Character Counts' program. The kids learn character from adults. That includes their teachers. Sarcasam & constant barking isn't an effective way to teach or earn respect. We all have bad days, but some of these staff members need to learn how to manage children or, they shouldn't be there. The funny thing is the answer is always 'I have 32 kids care of.' My reply to that is ,that's not the children's fault that the school is over crowded. I was under the impression one of the benefits of Charter Schools were lower ratios. A PTO would bring balance to the situation. They used to have one. Wonder why it vanished? Maybe we should start another one.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2008
Not all teachers have a collage degree of any kind. My child's class teacher can't keep the class under control. The staff will tell you the director (principal) isn't around much. Lunch is 15 min due to over crowding. Most classes over 30 students to one teacher. 8 years ago this was a five star school :(

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2008
Compared to public schools in AZ NWBS rocks. AZ education overall is poor. Noah Webster is the 1st school my boys like; they want to go to school!! They re challenged (not bored). Public teach to the dumbest level, here they teach to the expectation. Bullies are about nonexistent. Is it perfect? No, I can't get hold of anyone when I call (this needs fixing). Pickup is a hassle here like all elementary schools in Az., but, if parents realized kids don't need a valet to open doors it would go much faster. The activities are as expensive as public schools overall. In a nut shell my kids are learning, treated like they have brains and expected to use them, held accountable with immediate repercussion. No work, No play (public -- sit on the bar, do the work at home. Delayed repercussions are worthless.) A big thank you to the staff.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2007
This is our fourth year at Noah Webster and we just can't say enough good things about it. Our daughter loves going to school everyday and loves her teachers. She gets to attend PE twice a week and music, library and computer once a week. My daughter loves all the different choices for after school activities that are offered and my husband is impressed by how inexpensive they are. (Plus we just learned you can take them off your taxes!) It is a little hard to get through when you call in but I have always had my messages returned very quickly. Just be patient, I've learned emergency calls take first priority. All schools have glitches, but we have always been so impressed by how the administration at Noah Webster immediately recognizes any problem and jumps on trying to find a solution. THIS IS A GREAT SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2007
This is our first year at NWBS and my son loves going to school. His teacher is always willing to speak with us about any concerns. The traffic in the morning is no good, but where is it good? My child isn't going anywhere but here.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2007
This school has some real issues, way to crowded. No PTO, all extracurricular activities cost too much. School does not want parent involement. The director is very rude, and unwilling to listen. The lunch room is small. Lunch is only 15 minutes if the recess aide sends kids in on time, but if your child has to wait in hot lunch line they only get 5 minutes. Some teacher unqualified, high teacher turn over, and a traffic nightmare. Parents can't get into the school to pick up students for appointments. Students are placed by previous teacher and they are hardly ever right, sometimes moved three or four times in and year. Library is a classroom. Going back to public school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2007
The teachers and subs are great. If there is a problem with communication, phone is the only and best way to get their attention.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 23, 2007
My child has attended Noah Webster for 3 years now. We had a bumpy start to the school year this year with 3 different teachers before school even started. But, my child continues to learn things above and beyond his public school friends. I am pleased with the enforcement of 'Character Counts' and of the safety rules. Overall, a very good school. I always recommend it to others.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2007
fine until 3rd grade. Teachers inexperienced, unqualified and out of touch with parents. Hard to communicate effectively with teachers. Class sizes too big 32 to 1. Staff harsh with kids. Not a healthy learning environment. Used to be good, but not like it was. Parents unwelcome. Campus seems sterile. No artwork anywhere. Worksheets, worksheets, worksheets. Rude Teacher. Bye, Bye, Noah Webster.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2007
My daughter has been going to Noah Webster for two years and currently in first grade, we love the school. Does my daughter do a lot of work each day? Absolutely, but she loves her teacher and she is learning new things every day. My daughter recently had some challenges, and the Teacher was there to help in any way along with partnering with myself. As a parent we also need to help our children it isn't all up to the Teacher. For those of you that are thinking about placing your child back into Public school, I would think twice, if you care at all about their education.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2007
My kids are in 1st grade this year. I have been comparing the curriculum they are learning vs. the public school system and they are way ahead. I think the administration strives to make the school and students safe by reinforcing rules including showing your drivers liscence when entering campus and teaching the students proper boundries....ie. walking in lines, being kind to other etc. I have never met anyone there who has been unreceptive to listening to my concerns. Communication is great. They are doing a great job with student pick up/drop off considering there are 300 cars entering the school. I think a 15 minute pick up turn around is great for 300 cars and drop off is so easy. I see the director Kelly Wade as very involved. She will stand out in the heat with the kids at parent pick-up and attends activities. A+

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
If those stars dont start moving up, I will be quite sad! Noah Webster is an amazing school! My children's lives have changed, they always have homework done and they have learned good work ethic.I love Noah Webster school, and same with a lot of other parents I know love it too! Send your child there if you care about an education!

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2007
My daughter has attended Noah Webster for 4 years. We have been extremely happy until this past year. Class rooms overcrowded. High teacher turnover. Front Office staff unreceptive. Class work too difficult with tough grading. I am sad to say that I believe this school has gone down hill. I am enrolling my daughter in a public school this year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 25, 2007
I must say that I was shocked by the parent's perspective listed below. I have been with NWBS for six years and can tell you that one thing the school is very effective on is in communicating. Each week parents are sent home newsletters/notes with their student's work (typically requiring a signature that parents received it). When it comes to parent/teacher communication about a student, NWBS can not be touched. I do not know of any public school who is more in tune with the importance of the relationship between parent, teacher, and child. Additionally, with regard to the PTO: there are many opportunities for parents to be involved with their students 'education.' The school utilizes its staff to be involved, often going beyond the duties of 'teacher, librarian, admin.' NWBS primary goal is 'education.' The teachers are effective, the students are smiling while learning! It's an 'excelling' school!

- submitted by a teacher
July 24, 2007
I pulled my daughter out after two years. There's no PTO and no accountability to the parents. Phone calls not returned. The communication about progress/challenges is terrible. Need more extracurricular activities that are more cost effective and affordable. Where does all the money go? The curriculum seems ok, but the teacher has to know how to teach.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 18, 2007
The only thing negative about this school are the crazy parents. I feel sorry for many of the teachers and the entire staff because there are so many high maintenance parents in this school. My son has been in the school for 2 years and I'm excited to send my daughter this year. I couldn't be happier with my choice to send them here. On second thought a larger music program would make me happier : )

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2007
I think the growing class sizes are taking its tole on giving individual student attention. Not what it used to be. The teachers are like drill instructors. The students spend more time forming lines then they do anything else. I think that camera's should be placed in each classroom in order to view the teacher's alone with their students. Even though they knew that my daughter's reading ability was low, they did nothing to help change that. This school depends a great deal on at-home learning and teaching rather then spending the time in school learning. I disagree that 3rd graders are wasting critical learning time, learning how to speak spanish. This is not 3rd grade level.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2007
In my opinion: curriculum quality varies between classes/grade levels. Few grade level traditions for students. Some good school wide traditions. No PTO. Large class sizes. Few manipulatives -use excessive worksheets. Projects/research mostly done at home. Student computer time and research resources very limited. High grading system can lose meaning by the time teachers adjust assignments and point systems. Many teachers create good feeling in their room, but still have huge work load with few/no aides, others have harsh/disrespectful/intimidating discipline methods. Education level of some staff is concerning. Director doesn't seem to understand aspects of teaching. It seems she ignores/ does not address the root of problems. They don t have programs for high or low students that surrounding schools offer, and the leveled classrooms don t necessarily meet students needs. Test scores and art, music, and p.e. similar to surrounding schools.

- submitted by a teacher
June 06, 2007
We pulled our children out of Gilbert Public Schools which are highly rated, but could not provide material that was difficult enough for my children who are accelerated. NWBS uses a program that progressively gets more difficult based on my kids' ability to complete levels of material. We have been very happy here and there hasn't been the behavioral issues from other kids that we had to deal with at Gilbert.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2007
This has been a great school for my son. I am most pleased with the responsibility and accountability each student has. There are no gray lines here, it is black and white, cut and dry. I am also impressed with the academics. A great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
We are very pleased with NWBS. Love the safety measures. We've had excellent teachers over the past 5 yrs that have inspired our children's desire to learn and want to excel. Way ahead of some other schools in the area and in other states. Could use a little more extracurricular activities but then again, there are enough activities to get involved with outside of school. We're fine with minimum levels of parent involvement at school. Let the school & teachers do their jobs at school and let the parents do theirs at home where it's most needed. Our kids love Noah Webster and can't wait to attend their Summer Camp this year. Thanks to Noah Webster teachers & staff! Keep up the great work. Awesome Pre-K program! Highly recommended. Did others at commercial daycares & this one was by far the best we've experienced.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2007
Please visit the school before enrolling your child. Stop by the playground and the cafeteria and see if you are comfortable with the tone especially in those 2 areas before you sign your child up. The tone in the classroom could be hit or miss. Some of the teachers are very sweet and some are like drill sergeants. Discipline is the focus here more than the education in far too many situations that I have observed as parent. My daughter has attended for 3 years now and I am so glad that I finally saw it for myself. She will not be returning. It's sad because the phonics based curriculum and math program are wonderful. The school board needs to step in soon!!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
I couldn't agree more with the comments regarding the complete lack of professionalism, communication and overall dissatisfaction for the principal of NWBS. I've had many dealings with her - not with regard to my children's behavior, but regarding the absolutely horrible teacher my daughter had last year. She was so mean, nasty and overall terrible - I am just so thankful that it didn't ruin my daughter's love of learning! Beware.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2007
This is the best school ever! I love this school. I love all of my teachers and I love all of my friends. This school is awesome! Sign your kids up. All of my siblings go here and will stay here. I love everything about NWBS. I have never had any problems ever. This is my last year here and I wish that I could stay. Many reviews say they have had problems with this school, I am a student currently going here and there has never been a problem. You have to get used to the school. Don't judge a school by its staff.(Don't judge a book by its cover.)

- submitted by a student
April 22, 2007
Parent involvement is discouraged. Visitors are discouraged. A PTO is discouraged. This is my son's 6th year at NWBS and the decline has been drastic. Small classes are a fond memory (we are up to 33!). I'm thrilled with the security measures that are keeping the kids safe but why are they kepping the parents away? We are not allowed to drop by the campus unannounced. We will not be seen without an appointment. Is there another school you've ever heard of that has no use for parent volunteers? We can't wait until this year is over and we change schools!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2007
I have 2 boys at Noah Webster and absolutely love it. This is the second year we have had the same 3rd grade teacher and she is great. I have had to contact the principal once and she was understanding and took care of the in-class situation right away. I drive 40 minutes each way every day with 3 babies to get my kids to this school. I also volunteer regularly and have never felt unwelcome.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2007
My child has attended this school for 2 years. I am very displeased with staff members. The lack of communication is incredible for a charter school. I do not feel welcomed at all at the school. As a parent I feel unimportant. The director needs to act like a director and stop hiding behind closed doors and direct her staff. I thought the new lunch schedule was a good idea until my child complained of always being yelled at in line on the way to lunch by the aides outside, with sometimes her class how not much time to eat lately. What a way to eat lunch getting a child upset first then rushing them to finish. No wonder way the staff always changes because issues are hardly taking care of by the director. Some teacher will not stand for that. This school has gone down hill.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2007
As I read these comments given by parents I have to agree in some cases. Being inside the school you see more than the average parent. I am very upset at how some children are treated by staff members here. There is a lack of communication among staff and too much drama being spread making this schools academic level suffer. I would rethink sending your child here.

- submitted by a staff
March 05, 2007
I think the teachers do not care about what Parents have to say reguarding their children. I have had problems with several of the teachers and they treat the children very mean. The Principal does not care about what you have to say if you are the parent and it is reguarding you child.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
I think that this school has some strong points and some low points. I have three children enrolled at NWBS. They have had some phenomenal teachers and they have had some very weak teachers. I really like that the classes are separated by academic ability. I think it is easier for the kids to learn with kids that are on the same level. We have been very disappointed with the classroom size. Ideally, I would like to see it around 20-25 students per room. The director is nice, but is not in touch with what is going on in the school. One of the biggest problems is a lack of PTO. My understanding is that this is because the director doesn't want any parental involvement. They make it difficult for the parents to be involved. But, there are some strong points, like academics, which keep us coming back.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
NWBS has an excellent program for placing students in levels that allow them to excel and be challenged. Both my children attend, my daughter since 2nd grade and my son since Kindergarten. Unfortunately we will be moving out of state this year and through research have found that to provide an equivalent education they must attend private school. In my opinion the last thing this school needs is a PTO. I removed my children from public school because the neighborhood elementary school was run by the PTO, not the principal. Parents need to leave the education of children to the professionals. I don't need my children to sell wrapping paper or cookie dough, they need to obtain the skills in reading, writing and math. NWBS does an excellent job in these areas.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2007
This school is not as it once was. They need more of the basics at this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2007
I love this curriculum. Something is being done right because this is an excelling school. I can't believe that people are upset about the safety measures that have been implemented. With as many students as they have at NWBS I feel comforted that visitors are not allowed to enter the school unless they are expected by a teacher and people have to scan their drivers license. I checked out several other schools and turned them down because I didn't feel that he would be safe. Two other schools in the area keep gates open frequently. The gates here are never open except in the morning drop off and afternoon pick up but there is always a faculty member at the entrance. The driving instructions are a bit of a hassle but again, it's for safety's sake and that should be the schools 1st priority.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2007
When you couple that with the near impossible task of getting someone to answer the phone during business hours, you get a school that does little to follow their own mission statement of being committed to seeing each child succeed. Thank goodness we got out before it was too late for our child!

- submitted by a teacher
October 26, 2006
We finally left Noah Webster after years of the frustration with their ever changing policies. I was reluctant to go to public school so I suffered through with the mismanagement of the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2006
Noah Webster is one of the few schools that really demonstrates a love for our children. Kudos to the learning environment, and kudos to the progressiveness of the school.

- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2006
We have finally left this school. It took many years but I really feel its what is best. Now to go into the school the actually scan your drivers license. I think its crazy that they waste money on stuff like that. I can see the money being used for better things. This is my first year in a public school and my son is actually very happy. Something I haven't seen in a long time. Noah Webster used to be a fun warm school and now its so cold and parents are pushed away.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2006
I have 3 children currently enrolled at NWBS. It's great! I also had a child graduate last year from this school. Now he is in the top 3% of his Jr. High. I think this is one of the best schools in the valley.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2006
We have pulled our children out of this school after being there for 6 years. The test scores currently go down each year and they have a [high] teacher turnover for the past 3 years. The administration now makes it very difficult for parents who want to be a part of there childrens education. They have fired all staff that designed there once so great education system they had. Now they are just concerned that your child attends every day of school for the first 100 days. After that they don't care if your children are at school or not. Please read this and think carefully about your childrens education. You only get one chance to do it right.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2006
I have two children attending NWBS. We have attended for 4 years. The school has declined in the last few years. The principal Mrs. Kelly Wade is aloof and non-responsive. The new VP Mr. Bill Taylor is unresponsive and will tell you anything he thinks you want to hear just to get rid of you. No one in the front office ever answers the phone. It is frustrating to only reach an answering machine durring school hours. The staff has had a huge turn over. There is not a PTO just a request for Family Dues at the beginning of the year. No opportunity to volunteer, as administration really lets it be known you are not welcome. We will not be attending this year.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
June 14, 2006
Two of my children attended this school for one year. They have a system of placing the children into different classes according to their ability. There are good things about this and some bad, too. In every other aspect, however, I would say that this is a fairly good school.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
April 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2006
The new tourting program at NWBS has help my child extremly. Thanks NWBS!

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2006
My child is in their last year at NWBS and I am so glad. My child's teacher is great, but the rest of the staff is terrible. Rude, disrespectful office workers, a principal who has no clue how to run a school, the VP is even worse and the rest of the help is just as bad. If it wasn't my child's teacher and it being my child's last year with friends, I would move my child out of NWBS. Not worth the headache.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
I feel that NWBS seen changing locations they are all about money and not really about the kids anymore. At one point the school was great and now I'm not sure what I thinl about the school. For the most part the school is great but they have changed a lot. Although I don't think NWBS has prepared the kids to move on to Jr High.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2005
Currently, I have 2 children at Noah Webster. I am disappointed in the way the school is currently being run. The school administration seems to continually implement programs designed with 'safety' in mind, (the fingerprinting program, the new visitor policy of not being allowed to go to the classroom to observe, only scheduled visits) but it limits the parent involvement considerably. Also, my son started at Noah Webster in second grade. He excelled and loved the experience. Now he is in forth, and he is struggling with the teaching styles. The school has had a ton of staff turn over, and the teaching styles have changed to reflect more of a public school setting. I am not sure I will re-enroll my children next year. I am not sure I will keep my children there the remainder of this 2005-2006 year.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2005
Noah Webster is a good school as far as teachers are concerned. Although the moral does not seem as great as in past years. The administation staff do not seem as friendly or tolerant. Also notes that go home are often late or the date is wrong. Sometimes there is even grammer errors on letters that go home to parents. I do not think this is very professional. The administration has had a reduction in parent volunteers because of the attitude we are not needed. This schools admin does not provide a very friendly atmosphere for volunteers to work in.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2005
Academic programs are high quality but the extracurricular programs are nonexistent/expensive.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2005
I took my son out because of the manner the teacher was treating him. He was in 4th grade and I had him tested now I found out he is a a begining 3rd grade level. The staff didnt informe me that he needed glasses. I found out 4 months later. The communication from staff to teachers are really bad

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2005
This school has been great for my two kids. They have excelled beyond public schools. Many public school kids have trouble moving into this school due to it's advanced teaching abilities.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2005
My child attended this school for K and 1st grade. We removed her this year at the start of 2nd grade. The school has stopped focusing on the children and more on money making. The principal needs a better direction. Teacher quality is mixed. My daughter's K and 1st grade teachers were excellent, though.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2005
The academic side of noah webtser is basically sound, depends on the teacher providing the education. The school has become far to large student count wise. I removed my daugther mid-term after seeing how the class was being conducted. Some teachers are still wonderful. My daugther's first two years were wonderful. Be forewarned, quality suffers for lack of help. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2005
This was a great school when they were smaller, at their old location. They have had a major staff change for the 2005-2006 year. My daughter's teacher had too many other responsibilities in addition to a classroom of 32 2nd graders. The school has become too big and impersonal for my daughter. We have moved her to another charter school, with much smaller classes and more hands-on teaching.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2005
I seem to be more and more disappointed with Noah Webster as the school year goes by. I thought they were amazing in prior years, however this year I have experienced problems with transportation. I am currently looking for a new school. Sad that they have declined so much in 1 year, I wonder why that is?

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 22, 2005
This is our first year with Noah Webster, So it just the beginning for us. So far I'm not very impressed. The are school in a whole so far is very unorganized, and unpreppared for this school year. I will come back at a later time to update this review, after I've had time to form an oppinion.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2005
I am impressed with NW's enthusiasm for quality. I wish there were more emphasis on music and art, though. There is a high percentage of parental involvement at this school, much higher than you see at other schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2005
Noah Webster Basic School is a awesome enviroment. I have many children and their abilty level grouping allows all of them to be successful. THanks for all you do You are a great School.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
I think that the school's curriculum and teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2005
A lot of changes have gone on. Hopefully, things will get back on target, and get better.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2005
Since the school moved to its new location I feel that the school has been driven by money instead of students or teachers. It seems that the classroom sizes have increased but no aides have been added to the classroom to help with these extra children. This school is more like a corporate business instead of the family school it once was. It seems that since the school got new funding a lot of things have changed. Many teachers have left and the school does not seem to like volunteers coming. The school seems to be run with money in mind instead of moral values. The school is not the same now that Lora, Mrs. Davies and other very valuable staff members are not there. This is no longer a friendly environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2005
Noah Webster was a great school at one time. However, it has begun a fast slide downhill. My sons test scores went down this year rather than up. Parents are not welcome as volunteers anymore like they have been in the past.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2005
My daughter has been attending Noah Webster for the past 2 years, going on her 3rd yr. While we were pleased with our daughter's teacher last year, we were not pleased with the lack of support from the principal and the front office staff is so rude. Never helpful at all. It's almost impossible to get a phone call back from anyone. Communication needs to be improved. I would look for another school.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2005
We are very happy with the education are children have received. However, little notice is given for changes to schedules, events, and even school supply lists arrive later and later each year. This school needs to refocus it's efforts on the children like it did 2 years ago. Last school year we changed locations with much confusion and many changes led by an unorganized pricipal. Hopefully Mrs. Wade has her sights set on providing greater education and asking less for money. Mrs. Wade is also bad with structure and enforcing the no bully policy, she allows it to continue every year and looses many male students over it because when two male students are involved she doesn't care. Make this year better!

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2005
Good academics at Noah Webster, great teachers, and they seem to encourage parent envolment. However, the administration could use some improvement.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
Good academics, but lacking in extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2005
Noah Webster is great academically, but doesn't offer extra curricular activities unless it's an after school program and then it is expensive. The children who are academically high do well, they need to be focused. The lower children need more repetition which doesn't happen regularly at this school because the demand for high test scores is high. It is a very disiplined school, and the staff is great. If you have a special needs child, the child may benefit better from another school since Noah Webster is an advanced curriculum school, although is does have a good spec. ed. program. The children are still expected to do the classroom work, which may be difficult for them and cause frustration. Academically the school is good, but lacks in other areas.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2005
This school began with a great vision, but unfortunately, the focus shifted away from the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
I worked at Noah Webster Basic School for 4 years, I resigned at the birth of my second child. While at Noah Wabster I worked both in the office and with the special needs children. There are several aspects on which Noah Webster should be commended. They developed a cirriculum that was hugely successful, and the staff that implemented the ciriculum truely cared about the students that they were teaching. I have never met teachers with a greater desire to see each child perform. On the negative side, the staff was always weary of losing their job, the turn over was huge, on a yearly basis multiple teachers would loose their jobs. It always felt like there was a scandal in the administration. I would reccomend Noah Webster because of their academics, but I would probably say if you could find a school with less drama it might be benificial.

- submitted by a staff
July 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2005
Noah Webster has had some excellent teachers over the years, but since the move to the new facility things have changed. Teachers are not being valued, nor are students. Administation is not available to answer concerns. There seems to be a general air of discontent around the place. The focus of the administration seems to be the outer appearance of the facility and fundraising rather than making sure students are getting a good education.

- submitted by a teacher
June 30, 2005
The school used to be good. This last year the quality of education has gone down along with the morale of the teachers. Look for another school.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2005
I loved the education at this school but they seem to have a problem keeping staff? Its hard when new teachers come every year.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2005
My child loves attending Noah Webster, her reading, writing and math skills have improved greatly this school year.She really enjoyed learning from her teacher and making new friends.The school is very well run, safe and has strong academic programs and standards.The school has well-qualified, very professional, caring, motivated teachers.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2005
Noah Webster Basic School is not what is used to be. It was all about the students education, learning and family. Now it's all about money and high test scores to impress investors. Teachers hands are tied when it comes to the freedom of their classroom. It makes students and teachers miserable. Problems are not resolved by the principal who once had an open door policy but now keeps it closed to everyone. It is impossible to get return calls, emails or any other kind of info from them. Many of their best teachers have left for numerous reasons. It's a very sad thing that the focus in no longer on the students education and happiness but on money. I don't know that my students will be returning to NW in the fall. Problems are being covered up, not resolved and parents aren't kept informed of school issues.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2005
My child thrives at Noah Webster! I love the fact that I receive their work each week in a packet explaining the lessons and work done and if there were any challenges that as a parent, I need to address, with my child individually. The teachers are always open for discussions at any time as well. I love the values taught at Noah Webster. When my child was enrolled at a public school, the classrooms were so out of control that there was no contact with the parents other then parent teacher conferences, and at Noah Webster it is opposite. The staff is wonderful as well. I only wish the transportation was better... but they have always been open to suggestions.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
I have had children at Noah Webster for six years and am thrilled with this school! We have been very impressed with the school nearly the entire time we have been here. The teachers, staff and administration have been consistently accessable, involved and responsive. The parents are also very active and this is one school where more than just a handful run projects and activities. The special education department is very compassionate and does an excellent job of handling the unique needs of a child with problems. The school is also great at challenging an advanced student and keeping them from being bored. I don't care for the way they have the transportation set up. We ended up not using the buses in the morning because of the insane hour that they required that the children be picked up. We live 20 miles from the school and its worth every mile!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2005
I love the acadamic programs they offer here. I have a daughter that is 6 yrs old & her level of education is that of a 8yr old. They are very good at what they do there at Noah I can honestly say that Noah is one of the best schools around. I have 3 children there and they are all up to 2 yrs ahead of their grade. I love the faculty they make it so easy. You can tell they love what they do. The teacher's involvement in the students life is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
Noah Webster has a great academic program. I love what my child has learned. The only complaint with this school is the communication. Sometimes the principal will not even respond to a parent's concern. I have also referred friends to this school, and they have never even gotten a phone call back. Some of the teachers are also not good with communicating with a parent when there is a concern.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2004
I currently have two children in Noah Webster. One is in 4th grade and the other is in 1st. So far I feel my children have exceeded due to the challeging academics. They seem to be a step ahead of public schools. I don't like their lunch system or their lack of buses causing late arrivals to or from home. They are also extremely strict when it comes to attendance.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2004
Although Noah Webster is a fantastic school (academicly) and has some of the best teachers that care alot, their administration is too strick and parents have no rights and are not respected. Their attendence policy is harsh and punishes innocent children with '0s' in the grade book for ONE day missed. The school is getting big because the were awsome BUT the are loosing sight of what is important.... the children!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2004
I love this school. My son started in public school, and we had many issues because he was advanced. He was told to sit and wait while others completed work, and then would get into trouble. After moving into Noah Webster, and being placed with kids that were also advanced, he began to thrive. He attended Noah Webster from 1st through 6th grade, and has now gone into public schools for Jr. High, and was placed in Honors programs. My younger son started at Noah Webster in Kindergarten and is now in the 5th grade. He was reading chapter books and doing addition & substraction by the time he left Kindergarten, and is now doing Algebra. I am thrilled with the progress he has made. I also find the staff to be qualified and caring. Even though the school is large, they make it feel small. I recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2004
This is a wonderful school. Each child gets the attention they need and they are put in a level they can learn on. When my child was bullied the problem was taken care of fast and it did not happen again. I can't say enough good about this school. They recoginize problems and take care of them so they are continually improving. I have seen a dramatic change in what my children are learning and they are no longer board in school.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2004
This schools intentions are good however their accelerated academic education is overwhelming for the children. Children of other parents in addition to my child, learned at a fast pace, too fast to retain valuable information. This is my opinion based on my experience. From speaking with other parents, I've heard similar concerns.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2003
I am the parent of two former students at NWBS. I served on the parent board; Pride Group; and taught as an aide in the Title One Program. I have seen the school from both perspectives: Parent and Employee. NWBS allows students to achieve their personal best - at all times. Students are taught to be, and are expected to be, responsible for their own actions both in and out of the classroom. Emotional and educational growth is encouraged by the staff at all times. A hug from a teacher; words of encouragement; award ceremonies; etc. all help students to grow and challenge themselves. My children are products of NWBS and when we moved to Payson, AZ -BOTH children were promoted a full grade level. Teachers are encouraged to continue their educational growth as well. A positive atmosphere is upheld from the principal down to the aides. This is a wonderful environment for any child to be exposed to. My children and I were blessed to be a part of the NWBS system. Sincerely, Mrs. Trish Koch

- submitted by a former student
December 04, 2003
This school is simply outstanding. My children have really excelled in their education there because of dedicated teachers, hard working staff members that care, and pure academic skills that are really pushed. I love how each class is filled according to the students ability. I feel my children have been able to have more learning time because of that. Some of my children have graduated out of Noah Webster, and have been extremely successful at their other schools. Thank you Noah Webster!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2003
I had my daughter at Noah Webster and found the school to be highly effective for her. The teachers and staff were excellent and extremely attentive to her needs. She learned more in her year at Noah Webster than ever before! I only wish the school went beyond the 6th grade. The campus is very secure and I always felt that my child was in a very safe place during the school day. Upon reading a previous comment by another person, I wanted to clarify that donations that were requested were for such things as donations to needy families, field trips, and parties for the children. All donations went right back to the students! Great school!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2003
I feel like they do not pay enough attention to each students strengths and weaknesses. I have brought things to my daughter's teacher's attention and instead of taking me seriously my daughter got first honor role. Don't get me wrong I'm proud of her, but I know she isn't being as sucessful as the teacher is reporting. I see the work that comes home, I see the strugle she has w/ homework. I will be looking elsewhere. This school also is always asking for something that costs $. I have never seen a school that is always hitting my pocketbook like this one!

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2003
Although Noah Webster was involved in a bully prevention program, and received accolades for this, the follow through in real-life situations of bullying was pathetic. I have had 2 children attend this school, and have seen it decline in quality of education each year(our children have been at N.W. since it opened), to the point that we chose to withdraw our children. Their ability to retain quality instructors is also questionable. Twice in one year our child experienced instructor turnover. We are disappointed in how N.W. has devalued itself. Academic achievement is also valued above the needs of the child. They use public humiliation to 'encourage' performance, e.g. each student's class standing (grade percentage, overall) is sent home to every family in that child's class.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2003
I am a parent that was at Noah Webster for 2 years and then had to move to the North West Valley. We have gone through 3 schools to find one that could come close to Noah Webster. I now truly appreciate this school and the great math curriculum. There is not another Arizona school that will introduce new concepts and challenge the kids from kindergarten on up. I do think they could work more with handwriting, but besides this there is not a better school. I give the school an A+ on helping a child reach their full potential.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2003
My child has gone to noah webster for 3 years and has had 6 different teachers. Im very disaponted in the teaching staff. I have tryed to contact the principal but never get a call back. I have tryed to offer help with my childs class but have never recived any calls. Over all Im very disapointed

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2003
This is an awesome school! My daughter has the best teacher in Arizona! My daughter is learning so much more than her other friends that are in the same grade at other schools. After school activities are great. Education is aggressive but individualized and is structured for the students to be successful and be with students at similar knowledge levels. All day kindergarten is awesome especially for children who are used to preschool all day. Transportation/busing is a lifesaver.Only a few early release days all year which is excellent for working parents! Overall excellent school!

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Noah Webster Basic School
7301 E. Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ  85209
(480) 986-2335
Last modified Noah Webster Basic School is a Charter school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Noah Webster Basic School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 237 reviews. Top