I have had 3 children attend this school, one is now in Poston and the other two are still there (for now). We moved from another public school in Mesa and we were pleased with them. Since going to Entz we have had numerous bullying issues, with a principal that will not address them, and the culture of the neighborhood is one that unless you are 'in' your kids will not be able to easily develop lasting friendships. Most of the teachers have been there 20+ years and honestly need to retire. They have lost their passion for teaching and just do what they can to get by. When it came to parent/teacher meetings each of my kids teachers said they weren't needed and 'let them know if you want to talk anyway'. I work full time, it's not like I can be there everyday to see for myself so I rely on the teachers to communicate any issues to me. There are some great teachers and I will admit that their GTP program is amazing for my son but the overall impression of this school is not what I would call favorable if your kid is a 'regular' kid. i.e. not IEP and not GTP. They also are horrible with communication to the parents.
The school was quick to give my child an I.E.P. but quick to remove a service instead of reducing. I have been trying for a year and a half to get the service back.
The teachers are good at giving my child extra help so far.
Sorry to say this school is not what I expected. My child's teacher was below par, and my child now hates school because of this teacher. I am very disappointed in the way my child's education was handled and hope that the school pays closer attention to children that are not in the top 10 in the class. Outside of my childs class, I did like the school. They were helpful and nice, other teachers were friendly and smiling. I think we were given a dud.....
My oldest son who's now in 3rd grade has been there since kindergarten and my youngest who started Kindergarten Aug 2011 love the school. The principal is always visible, the staff is very nice, and teachers go out of there way to help a child with anything. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this school. They really care about the education your child receives. LOVE THIS SCHOOL!
I absolutely love my older son's teacher and can not say enough good things about her. Both my sons are doing well and mostly love this school. Be aware that there is a bullying problem at this school though. Each time, even though the school was informed, they did not inform the parents. We had to learn about it from our sons then go ask the teachers.
This school was awarded the Blue Ribbon. I can't say enough GREAT things about it. Parent involvment is phenomenal. I love my daughters teacher. The office staff is top notch and friendly. It has been a wonderful experience and we feel very blessed to be able to send our daughter here.
Great school ! I love the teachers and thier hands on and keeping me informed of how my child is doing. My 8 year old has excelled in this school versus the prior school we were at in the west valley.
This school was once an amazing school. Many of the teachers are still amazing, they have some great tradtions with lots of parent involvement. However, with a change in principalship the school has really taken a turn.
After transferring my daughter from a charter school I didn't know what the public school system was like. I was very nervous. I transferred my daughter to entz and she has done nothing but good things. The teachers are wonderful and they really take the time they need to with your child. They also challenge her when necessary. It is in my opinion an awesome school.
Entz has proven to be an amazing school. We are so pleased with the high level of education our son is receiving there. Accellerated classes abound even for kindergarteners, Parents are encouraged and welcomed as active participants in their child's education, and Dr. Finley, our principal, is phenominal. Entz has far exceeded our expectations.
I really love the programs and it is a great start for children. Teachers are very involved with the students and they seem to accelerate quickly.
This is a great school with bright children who come from well adjusted families. The principal is pretty liberal and makes rash decisions without any substance...but the kids are good.
Entz thrives on parental input and support. The staff is magnificent and excels as much in the classroom as in parent/child-outreach efforts. Entz started their own newspaper last spring to showcase the work and interests of children. The newspaper is a testament to what the teachers and students at Entz are capable of producing. It highlights the strenghts of the school and is a rich asset for the community. I thoroughly recommend Entz as a formidable springboard for the continued developmental success of any elementary-age child.
Three of my children have attended Entz at one time. The teachers are fantastic and really care about the kids they teach. I've been happy about the curriculum as well. The new principal is great and the kids can tell how much he cares about them. I would highly recommend this school!
Entz started their own newspaper last spring which spotlights the work of children in grades k - 6th. It was extraordinary to see so many young children participate and grow excited about a news medium established just for them. As parents, we get to savor a keepsake of our children's entz experience but as kids, the newspaper opens doors to self-expression that you just don't find elsewhere at this level. The newspaper is just one more reason why entz is awesome!
This is a fantastic school! I can't say enough about it! They have an excellerated program that is fantastic!
My children started in early kindergarten at Entz. I love the school so much that I am on a boundary exception tp keep them there for the past three years. I really do not have anything negative to say. I feel my children are getting the best education they could get simply by atending a school with great teachers, leaders, values and paretn involvement.
There is great parental support of this school. My experience with the teachers has been great. I wish they would offer extracurricular activities for the lower grades.
Great school, with lots of extracurricular activities for the kids. Parent involvement seems high with a very active parent/teacher organization.
A great elementary school! Wonderful, highly accredited teachers with an atmosphere of respect, and quality education.
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