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Entz Elementary School2
Posted July 16, 2014
- a parent
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.
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.
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.