My son has attended Imagine East Mesa for the past three years. Within these years I have seen tremendous academic growth in my son and the school. I am pleased to see the school's has highly performing rating and has been recognized for it's character education. I am very thankful for Imagine's leadership and staff. It raises the bar for education in the East Valley.
This is our first year at Imagine. I am extremely happy so far! The communication between, teachers and parents is fantastic! Great academics and programs! I'm also very happy with the drop off/pick up routine! The parking lot was a little crazy at first, but in the few weeks since school has started it has gotten much better!
This is my childs third and last year at this school. I definately the leadership is nonexistent and the teachers are really stressed. They promised advanced education and I really don't see it. They ask parents for tons of supplies, copy paper and office supplies. Stuff the school should be giving these poor teachers. Too many first year teachers this year and no leadership makes for one lost school and alot of unhappy people. I only wished I hadn't waited and went to the Mesa Acadamy when it opened. This school just has way too many problems.
My children will not be returning next year due to the lack of leadership in the school's office... The teachers are great yes but very stressed.
I am a new parent to a first grader. We started here just this semester, my daughter is much happier, her grades are going up, and the uniform is a wonderful idea. The only real thing I see wrong with this school are the drivers in the parking lot.
The education is great, balanced, and advanced. The discipline is also great, where the children can focus on education and not distruption.
My daughter attends EMCS this year as an 8th grader. She had been attending an area Jr High and was getting lost in the shuffle. As a result her grades were falling at an unbeleivable rate and we were very concerned for her future education. I can not say more then that this school is great! Her grades are up where we know they should be and she is in a much more controlled setting rather then getting lost among the crowd. There is a great disipline program here and the teachers are fantastic.
Looking over the reviews, and I am saddened many have had a bad experience with EMCS. My daughter has been on the principals and honor roll since her first year kindergarten. I am thankful for smaller class sizes, so the children get more one on one attention from teacher. I think all of the reviews given by those who see dicipline issues must be the parents who spend loads ome gossiping about what could be changed rather than getting more involved and making the change happen. We have had a great experience with EMCS. The biggest problem have seen are the parents. Especially in the parking lot. Many are rude and disrespectful others. I think the issue is not the leadership the school, but the mentality of the parents. Rude and disrpectful behavoiur at home is hard to break during school hours. But, I think EMCS does a great job.
I am a parent of a second grader who is o honor role for the past 2 years. I am extremely happy with this school.
This will be my child's 3rd year at EMCS and if it wasn't for the trust that I have in the teachers there, she definitely would not be returning. That is the only nice thing I have to say about that school. The principal is not there for the children like she should be , the drop off and pick up plan is ridiculous ,there is no discipline for misbehaved children at all, and the fact that they attached a middle school is really disappointing. There is no reason children need to be associating with preteens in an educational environment. If this becomes a problem, she will definitely be taken out of this school.
My children have went to this school for two years. The teachers are awesome. My daughter had the best teacher around this year, BUT the leadership is lacking from the principal. Discipline is not a high priority for her. Unruly kids do not get consistent adequate punishment. Due to this fact, my children will not be returning. I am not subjecting my children to the lack of discipline with the misbehaved children.
My children will not be returning to the school because of the lack of discipline. I agree with most of the parents that have left reviews. The school lacks a solid disciplinary figure. BUT the teachers are outstanding. My youngest child had the most outstanding teacher this year. Although this teacher was outstanding, most of the teachers there are really good.
My son didn't return to Imagine Schools because of the lack of leadership. Unruly kids do not get punished. Parents shop around for your kids education or talk to other parents, don't settle or less.
I actually shocked at some of the poor ratings I'm reading here regarding EMCS. I have not had one bad experience at the school and my children have been attending ECMS for two years now. They were in the inaugural Kindergarten class last year when the school opened. This year they're in Mr. Mikula's 1st grade class. He's an absolutely incredible teacher!! A++++. The schools communication may not be the best, but it's my responsibility to insure that I know what's going on within the school and my children's class. I've heard of no discipline problems in my children's class. I know of a few parents, and a grandparent, that actually volunteer in my children's class. It's nice to know that EMCS is open to parental involvement and actually encourages it. I'm thrilled that they've built the middle school so that my children will be able to seamlessly transition when time.
This was my child's first year at Imagine Schools of East Mesa and it will be his last. The lack of parental involvement is no surprise due to the high percentage of low income families who don't give a hoot. The school doesn't prioritize safety when it comes to the dropping off and picking up of children. Faculty does not keep parents informed of events in a timely manner. They just built a middle school smack dab in the middle of the playground decreasing the children's already small play area. The fact they are incorporating middle school with the elementary school is the main reason my child won't be returning. Subjecting my child to the problems associated with preteens is unacceptable to me.
This is my childs second year at this school and probably the last. The teachers are the greatest. Needs more parent involvement.
Would not recommend this school. Unruly kids rule the school. Nice looking school, but lacking in education.
We've recently transferred our child from another local school that was poorly managed, and have been thrilled with the education that our child has received at Imagine Schools. His teacher is wonderful, and he has been learning tremendous amounts at this school. We are so pleased!
I have not been happy with the school for many reasons. We are frequently told that we will receive information regarding one topic or another but never receive that information. It is very disappointing and my child will not return next year. They seem too unprofessional and their standards seem extremely low. That isn't the kind of environment any parent can feel good about.
Unfortunately this school is on what appears to be a downward spiral from it's first year. Which was only last year. There are discipline issues that are repeatedly tolerated rather than put a stop to. This is not a good invironment for children to learn in if these behaviors are still permitted. The school seems more concerned with keeping the 'bad eggs' rather than holding on to the good ones. I feel every child deserves a fair shake, but not to the point of putting up with behavior 12+ weeks into the year. Parental involvement is low which is sad. Thus probably the reason for the lack of discipline among some.
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