My 4th grader is very happy at this school. I am not sure if the negative reviews are posted to the correct school - every concern we have had about bullying were promptly and appropriately addressed. Some new teachers, some have been there for quite some time - normal in every school, and not sure why it matters, since the kids get a new teacher each year. Regardless, the staff is kind and caring, and they seem to know all of the kids. I will be enrolling a kindergartener next year.
At the end of the 2012-2013 school year, I withdrew both of my kids from this school. The rate of teacher turnover was staggeringly high under the administration at that time, and including the unexplained firing of my son's favorite teacher. The administration at the school does not appear to be trustworthy, and continually engages in cover-ups and double-speak. And they permit bullying and other forms of abuse by students on the campus, with no significant consequences for the perpetrators (my son's class). This was easily the worst elementary school I have ever encountered, and I'm quite content with my decision to send my children elsewhere.
My grandsons have attended this school since pre-k. One is in fourth grade and the other in second. I have volunteered in their classrooms once weekly for tne past five years. I have been very happy with the genuine caring of the teachers and support staff. I am able to observe not only what is going on in their classrooms, but I get to see how the students in other rooms behave in the hallways. I walk past many classrooms and am always pleased to see students actively engaged. The music program is outstanding. I heartily recommend this school.
not a good school.... very dirty... non- friendly no smiling face... lot of favorism.. money hunger..... non accessible.... no communication.. and the list goes on and on... will not return next year
This was my childs first school, there was POOR Communication with the front office; instead of getting informatiom... I always had to request it. I got more information at Taft Elementry then here. Where's the high standars??
Imagine East Mesa is an excellent school! All of the teachers and staff on campus teach the students character education and with the Leader in Me program we are truly growing leaders on our campus. Our school now offers Band and Choir in middle school and we have winning sports teams. Our Elementary Honor Society is going to do great things for our community. We are a school that is passionate about helping those in need and making our community stronger. Our Preschool program is unbelievable and our Before and After care program is professionally run and the kids love it! I have worked here for several years now and I never see myself working for any other school.
If I'm not mistaken, there were a total of EIGHT teachers required to get two fourth grade classes through the 2012-2013 school year. What's going on at this school?
This was my childs first year there. The management was so bad that it effected the students ability to learn. Teachers were coming and going like a revolving door. The bullying by many of the student body were not handled effectively and were never stopped.
I have 2 children at Imagine East Mesa. My oldest has been attending since Kindergarten and will be entering 6th grade next year. Imagine East Mesa has the most caring and dedicated staff I have ever encountered. They value academics but they also value and educate the "whole" child. Everyone at the school from the leadership, the teachers, the aides, EVERYONE is invested 100% to help my child not only be successful academically but to be successful as a kind and caring person. I recommend Imagine East Mesa to everyone I meet.
My children have attended Imagine East Mesa for the last 3 years starting in Pre-K. The Pre-K program was so awesome! My son was reading before he entered kindergarten. Now, just a few years later he is reading chapter books in his first grade class. My daughter just started this year in pre-k and loves learning sight words and addition and subtraction at her level. I love the family feel at Imagine. I would reccommend this school to any family.
We entered our son into the prek program this year at this school and are thrilled with the progress we've seen! Previous to this year we had our son in a prek program at another school and he was miserable. He was crying every day and was clinging to us. His previous program had many teachers in and out of the room throughout the day and none of them took the time to make a connection with my son. At Imagine East Mesa there is one teacher in the prek room and her face lights up every time my son and every other student walks into the room! It is very obvious that she loves her job and the students she teaches. My son has completely come out of his shell and is no longer shy in social situations. We are surprised every day by how much he is learning at this school. The teacher even has prek conferences to show us all of the amazing work he is doing in class and show us actual data and information about what he has learned! We are so happy that we decided to switch our son to this school and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an amazing prek program with a teacher who truly cares for the students in her class!
2 years ago I would have given this school a five star rating.....over the past couple years though, the quality of leadership is lacking. 3 years and 3 principals, multiple turnover in teachers every year and throughout the year. A lot of behavior issues in classrooms and there is nothing done about these students. I chose this school for the "push" in learning. It was there, but the school has now become more worried about the numbers and not the students. These students are taking away learning time from the other students. Unfortunately, for a couple of the great teachers there, the front office is lacking in leadership and responsibility towards the staff and students and creating an odd stress throughout the school. If you value your child's education I suggest you ask the school, how long has there staff been there. I have found that to be very important.....there is no communication between grade levels and no consistency for the students due to high turnover!!!!! We will not be returning to this school next year!!!!!!!!!
We have been at this school for 5 years now and continue to love it here. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because there seems to be something going on that is causing teachers some stress, and many of them have left, and we have been through 4 principals in 5 years. That said, the first principal was promoted, the second principal was promoted, the third principal which neither my husband nor I ever felt very confident in (he just seemed immature) vanished with 3 weeks left of school, and the fourth principal is now the second principal returned, and we love to see her back. But in giving a school a grade, one cannot overlook that kind of frequent transition of leadership. Both our children who attend here are doing very well academically and there seems to be great concern about achieving grade level expectations, so I am surprised to see the latest test scores so low. We feel confident sending our children to school here everyday, and they feel confident attending every day. Its awesome to send happy children to school and get happy children back.
As a 2nd year parent - My children love this school and continue to excel in all areas.Both continue to make the A Honor Roll list and continually are challenged by their teachers. I also love that the school offers Imagination Station classes to help our children excel even more. They were not getting any of this attention from the public school we attended.
Adjusting the learning programs to fit the child helps both gifted and challenged students. My child loves to school and continues to excel in all areas.
Most of the teachers are great. The bussing setup is the worst I've ever seen. My 9 yr old gets on the bus at 6:30 am and arrives back at home at 4:55 pm every day. Every year it is mass confusion about the bus schedules or if your child will still be able to ride the bus.
As a 1st year Imagine Parent with a 3rd grader, I was very pleased with how warm and welcoming the staff was/is. My child has some anxiety issues but the 3rd grade teacher made my child feel welcome and comfortable. My child was on honor all year long! A great Positive year! I am looking forward to this next year as my youngest will be in the Pre-K program. I am very pleased and love this school!!
Why do you love Imagine Charter Elementary School at East Mesa?the entre staff always shows caring and compassion to each and every student at this school. they make it a wonderful environment for learning.
Everyone school member knows my son's name. Teachers are excellent. A well run school.
My son is in Kindergarten and he loves going to school here. All of the teachers know his name, the communication is terrific, and the before and after school program is awesome.
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