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K-6
Public charter
Mesa, AZ
Students enrolled: 565
Before care: No
After care: No
 

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1460 S. Horne
Mesa, AZ 85204

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(480) 890-4002
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March 30, 2015
The administration is on top of things here. Had a little problem with my son getting home work in on time and I was notified promptly. I truly appreciate that. It's not going to be a problem anymore.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2015
Both of my boys have gone to Sequoia Elementary. My oldest has moved onto high school and my youngest is in 8th grade. Sequoia has the best teachers. They are so helpful and very involved in the children's education. When you walk into the office the girls know you by name and are so welcoming. I will miss them all next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2015
My son is starting his 3rd year (kindergarten through now 2nd grade) and we are very excited about the school year. The teachers are well trained in identifing the education needs of each individual student and really helped us to develope a balanced home/school schedule that directly impacted his grades and performance. My thanks to the faculty and staff there for all their dedication and hard work educating the youth of our community.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2015
Sequoia Elementary is a great place to work with amazing leadership. I have been a teacher there for the last two years and have loved every minute of it, especially in comparison to other schools I have worked at. I am feel very supported and everyone on staff comes together to support children however they need it!

- submitted by a teacher
March 25, 2015
Didn't know what to expect as some posts were not as good as would have liked. Well that proved to not even be a concern. My daughter is really doing well at Sequoia and it has turned out to be a blessing! I'm really impressed with the way teachers encourage her to strive.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2015
I am so thankful for the amazing staff at Sequoia Elementary. Everyone from the classroom teachers, specials teachers, interventionists, aides, admin, everyone makes you feel special, valued, and welcomed. This is a wonderful school with high academic rigor without losing the family feel.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2015
Moved to Mesa last summer and enrolled my daughter in Sequoia. She just loves it there and is really motivated in her classes. Teachers really welcomed her and is shows in her grades. This was a good decision.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2015
My Daughter transferred to Sequoia 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
March 24, 2015
I have two kids that go to Sequoia. 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 continue his education at Sequoia Secondary. I will not put him in public school system. Thanks Sequoia.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2014
Sequoia Elementary is a school that truly cares about each child. Not just their academics, but what goes on in their lives. Most of the students that attend school here are on free lunch, and their parents are more concerned with putting a roof over their heads and food in their mouths. Many of the students have absolutely no help in the home with academics. Many parents can't speak English and we accept students all year who enroll that can't speak English. Aims scores may be lower than we'd like, but you should try to walk a mile in one of our students shoes.

- submitted by a teacher
June 04, 2014
Sequoia elementary and the academic arts dose not satisfy me they dont give my child any work or projects to do the children waste their times not paying attention, and the bullying my child got the blame for fighting someone that was buylling her and they put my child on probation and called the cops for defending her self , i dont appreciate the school and its staff

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2014
I would like to comment on the latest review of Sequoia Elementary. It really saddens me that the author felt he /she had to single out one administrator against the other. Ms. Fraiser is currently the Head of the Campus. Therefore, if that parent, staff member, or whomever commented is not satisfied with the overall leadership, why is the child and/or employee there??? Ms. Manogera has been principal for only a few months, I happen to disagree with the previous comments. I have had my kids their for 4 years and the only reason I kept them their was because of Ms. Fraiser. Since she has not been directly over just elementary it has a cold feeling. The office is unwelcoming and I always feel I am putting the current admin and staff"out"Staff always seemed stressed out, where as before they were happier. I do not want to move my kids mid year, but next year my kids will be leaving. Lastly, the previous review seems to be an inside job, how would a parent know that scores have improved during the short time Ms. Manogera has been there? Shame on who wrote the comment !

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
We just moved from CA and enrolled at this school. We are happy and the kids seem to like it. The teachers are qualified and leadership is strong. The organization seems to have it together although there is always room for improvement. We appreciate how smooth the transition was for our family. Enrollment was easier than what we have experienced in the past in other states. The campus is in a good location and drop off/pick up is fast and convenient. The school seems to be a good competitor for local public ones and we prefer the structure of a charter school. We also like the location and hours because it fits into our work schedules.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2012
This school lacks discipline and direction for the students ground or online. A 21% graduation rate and hey check out the AIMS scores. The graduation rate is sure to go down when the AIMS has to be passed to graduate. It is not a school I would recommend on every level. Difficult to obtain information regarding my children even after years of attempting to correspond and discuss with the teachers my children's grades, progress, and important information. My children attend against my judgement.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2012
This is our second year at Sequoia Elementary and we have loved it. Last year they went above and beyond to help out my 2nd grader who need to be put in a special class for reading. This year I have a 2nd and 3rd grader there and they love their teachers and their teachers are very involved with the student and keep in touch with the parents. I will keep my kids at Sequoia.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2009
This is our first year at Sequoia Elmy. and so far not so great, my child was moved from kin. to first grade within the first two weeks of school in a class that is clearly over crowed (27 students and a part time teachers aid) with kids from 5 to 7 yrs. When I have spoken with my child's teacher she has made subtle comments about the classes being to full and how difficult it is to focus on any child's specific needs not to mention my child always complains that the teachers yell to much at the kids, and this I've seen may times. Needless to say we are transferring out of the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2009
There were a great many problems this last year beyond not keeping up with the 'sales pitch' given by the princpal at the beginning of the year. A lack of Homework, the nonexistent nursing staff, and the completely disorganized student pickup and drop-off lead to a very unproductive and unsafe year. Our child is definitely not returning next term.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2007
I have had my children at Sequoia for two years now and am pleased. The staff have always been forth-coming in any problems that my children may have. I have always felt welcome on campus by students and staff. This year I have a child in kindergarten and she is enjoying her class. I know that there are other choices for schooling out there. Yet, I feel that smaller classes,smaller campus, and a strong ciriculum are the keys to a good school experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
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July 26, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
April 06, 2006
Teh School will be undergoing major changes in the lowerschool personnel. The Kindergarden is very stron but the first grade is weak. The school is very well prepared to handle special ed kids. They also have a deaf ed program on campus and teach the kindergarden class in sign lanuguage. Overall it is a good school.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
All of the Sequoia schools seem to be pretty good. My kids go to Sequoia Star Acadamy which is a distance learning/performing arts school. They love it. We really like the principal, teachers and district people. The kids who go to this school are very well mannered and extremely talented. We can't say enough good things about this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2005
Its great, the administration really cares.

- submitted by a staff
August 16, 2005
Sequoia Charter Elementary is a school that is past its prime. When I first enrolled my children in the 2002 - 2003 school year, there was a seperate principal for elementary, middle and high school. That abruptly changed in the '04 - '05 school year. One principal with inadeqate credintials, teachers being out on sick leave so long the students could barely finish an assignment and substitutes for these M.I.A. educators who were more intersted in entertaining 5th and 6th graders with the inapprotriate details of their life stories are just a few of the results of the disastrous decision. Add to this the parents were frozen out and ignored and you get a clear picture of the situation at Sequoia Elementary. Hopeful parents beware.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2005
I am highly satisfied with the staff at Sequoia. I enjoy the activites that they provide for family and look forward to having all 3 of my children there next year. There full day kindergarten program is excellant - the principals this year are WONDERFUL. Thanks Sequoia for the outstanding work in my childrens education.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2004
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At Sequoia Elementary, our commitment is to "do whatever it takes" for your children to be and feel successful. We commit to work together with families, communities, teachers and staff to bring your children the best in education. Our school is K-6 and tuition-free. We provide highly qualified teachers, student activities, technology, field trips, transportation, food services, and sports for 6th grade students.

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Sequoia Charter Elementary School
1460 S. Horne, Mesa, AZ  85204
(480) 890-4002
Last modified Sequoia Charter Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sequoia Charter Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top