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K-8
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Peoria, AZ
Students enrolled: 856

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12900 N 71st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85381

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(623) 412-4725
(623) 412-4734
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June 23, 2014
Another year has come and gone! I have lived through administrators changing, grade level teachers leaving or changing and everything else that goes on at a public school! Oakwood never seizes to amaze me in how they handle the stress of change! They don't miss a beat! Mr. Duguid and Mrs. Bagwell lead with love and understanding! They connect with the teachers, students and the parents ! I know this is not common at other schools ! I am so greatful every time they renew my children's variances ! We couldn't have picked a better student oriented place than Oakwood! We are blessed!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2014
Although I am not as involved as I wish I could be, I find the access that is online to be great! It is nice to be able to help my grand daughter when she is here with her homework by using the homework help ability! really good idea!

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2013
Standout staff, involved parents and great study body with increasing diversity. Couldn't ask for more in an elementary school!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2012
So far, so good. Our son started 2nd grade here last year. We live two miles away and other schools are closer. We chose this one, based on performance, when we moved to the area and we have not been disappointed. We have daily email communication with the teacher (just like last year) and the parent involvement is what helps the school be a success. Its about the people that are Oakwood. And we have nothing but good things to say, even after Principal Bower was promoted to High School. The systems are proven, if the parents stay involved too.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2012
After 4 children graduating from this school with great success, sadly we will be taking our last two out and looking for another school next year. They have lost my trust this year . The communication has been horrible and when brought to the principals attention, we were left in the dark. We went over half the year without a report card for my daughter and her iep had to increase with time for next year as she actuarially lost reading skills from the year before. We are very disappointed with our daughters education this year and feel she has lost a year because of the staff at Oakwood.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2011
Read the unhappy post, shocked as well, dont move to Texas,Spring area and other schools are horrid!!!! My kids loved Oakwood never had a problem there have, always compared other schools to this one and none came close to being a wonderful school. We want to move back just so my kids can go to Oakwood. Crazy, I am totally surprised about those comments, hope to God they can fix things, we so depend on our schools and loving teachers and staff, that have always been at Oakwood. Our family misses everyone at Oakwood, thankyou for giving my children some wonderful memories, they always say, they wish we could move back to AZ,they miss school there!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2011
I absolutely love this school. We are on a variance like alot of the students who go here. We are happy to drive to get such a great education. I read the comment posted last week and I think how anybody could feel this way about this school is unbelievable. . My children have wonderful friends, teachers and Mr. Bower is the BEST. We love it at Oakwood! It is truly an A+ Excelling School!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2011
Wow! I was very excited that we lived in the neighborhood of a school that was rated a "9". Unfortunately, I haven't seen any of this. My daughter started half-day kindergarten. They only had one option for a teacher. She doesn't communicate with the parents AT ALL! After two weeks, the only thing my child learned was different ways that a teacher tells a kid to shut up. She made them sit on the hot pavement while she walked the kids to their cars. Classroom was way across campus from the other kindergarten classrooms. Talked to Principal Bower about kid not liking her teacher and he GOT IN HER FACE AND CALLED HER MANIPULATIVE! TO A 5 YEAR OLD! VERY DISAPPOINTED! LOOKING FOR NEW SCHOOL ASAP!

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2011
Still a great school! I look back over all the past comments and Oakwood has been consistent to this day. I have 2 boys that attend Oakwood. One is in second grade and the other in kindergarten (Ms. Penny's Class). My son absolutely loves Miss Penny as do I. I cannot say enough good things about the school. We may have to move soon and pray that I can find a school that gives us what Oakwood has given my boys! The Best!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
They have great leadership skills and encourage students from worst behavior to the best. They really know how to individualize there students levels of learning and work with every single one of the children. I had an opportunity to volunteer at this school and loved dealing with other parents, principles, office staff and other great teachers. It was an excellent experience and I would volunteer if I could again for this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
Truly a wonderful school. I have two children who attend Oakwood and love it! I am so thankful for their teachers, The teachers here go above and beyond. Sports programs are outstanding! My kids love their special area classes and teachers too, They make learning fun. I can't say enough about this school. Great community ! Mr. Bower is amazing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Oakwood has the BEST teachers, parents and students that work hard to make Oakwood excell! Excelllent environment for learning!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Good communication with teachers and parents and the constant striving to make my kids a success

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2009
This is a good school. It has all the elements you would want your child exposed to. We currently have two children enrolled in Oakwook and plan to have our three youngest there as well when they get older.

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August 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
The 6th grade teachers are incredible! They are dedicated and commited to the kids. They are insightful and understand that not all kids are the same. They use the childs individuality to help them reach goals that they themselves didn't think were possible. The front office staff is personable and efficient. The Asst. Principle is friendly, warm and understanding. My son will be back next year. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2009
I've attended Oakwood since Kindergarten and I am now currently in the 8th grade. I love Oakwood, and it's a great school. The teachers, students, and staff are wonderful. I've gotten a great education from attending Oakwood Elementary. This is an excellent schoool and I highly recommend it.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 17, 2009
I am very pleased with what I see at my children's school. The teachers are very supportive and the administration is very visible, in fact I have witnessed the assistant principal playing with the kids on the playground. What a great way to show your commitment and build a better sense of community. My children are happy and excelling in their academics as well as their personal character. Oakwood is a great place to be!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2009
I have so many wonderful things to say about Oakwood's teachers, administration and staff. Both my daughter and son are receiving an outstanding education and love to go to school. As for the parents that complained about the assistant principal, she is wonderful and my kids love her!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 16, 2009
I am a proud parent of two children who attend Oakwood and I am happy to report that I am constantly reminded of the love and care that is put into the students who attend this school. The teachers are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty.....whatever it takes. The administration is very thorough and so supportive of the community. The principal makes it a point to know each student by name and the assistant is always ready with a smile or a high five, she brings great enthusiasm to Oakwood. Their caring personalities and commitment to their students makes Oakwood a great place to be.

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March 04, 2009
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October 28, 2008
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September 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2007
We intentionally moved in to the district when my 18 year old was in fourth grade because we did not want to go through Middle School with another child. It is the best decision we ever made! My youngest started Kindergarten last year with some real anxieties and I was so concerned, but he had the most amazing year with Mrs.Cordts and his confidence went through the roof! I couldn't ask for a better start for my son. Mr. Bower is a great leader, the results show not only in the A+ rating, but in the genuine respect and caring the students have for the staff and the staff for the students.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
My child has had a great experience with his 'K' teacher, she has taught in the district 20 years and was Pride of Peoria in 2007. Academics and Leadership is the key to Oakwood's success. Thank you Oakwood!

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2006
I am so pleased that my daughter attends such a wonderfull school. The teachers are so child centered and the principal goes above and beyond to make sure all students are safe and successful.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
Oakwood is an above average elementary school. The teachers are both attentive and engaged. The biggest problems are the parents, especially at pickup time. Academics are excellent, and the gifted program in Peoria is well above average. Music programs are available, and sports are handled through the community.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
Wonderful school. Great staff and administration they have absolutely earned their A+ rating. I would recommend one hundred times over!!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2006
I have 2 kids that go to oakwood they love it there

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
Great school academically! I don't know who's worse the parents or teachers...It's no wonder that there are so many clicks and gossip amongst our childern... Children are what they live! What happend to treat others the way you want to be treated? It's time to wake up parents and teachers. We are supposed to be the role models...Not the instigators. Beware! The clicks start in 1st grade. It sure is sad to see your pride and joy have to go through the crap you went through in high school..The school is great other than that.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
I have nothing but wonderful praises for Oakwood elementary. My daughter is in her second year there (2nd grade), and she loves it. I am a teacher and occasionally have the honor of subbing at Oakwood. The staff is amazing. I homeschooled my daughter through kindergarten, and because of circumstances beyond my control couldn't continue. I searched and searced for the right school for her and I found the best. The academics are great and the parent involvement is amazing. I feel blessed to have Oakwood in our lives.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
Great school lots of parent involvment. Kids are very awsome. Teachers are very involved with students.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
July 13, 2005
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April 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2005
Oakwood is a great elementary school with great teachers. They have good academic programs, fine arts, and sports. The parental involvement is also good. They have activities monthly to get everyone involved. I feel very comfortable sending my children to this school.

- submitted by a former student
November 24, 2004
Oakwood School offers a superior elementry education for students in k-12. All three of my boys have attended school there. The teachers know them all by name and truly care about their success as a student. When my two younger children had problems in the classroom and on the playground, the staff went out of their way to make sure they got their needs met. Oakwood deserves their A+ rating. They give your child a home away from home. I am proud to be an Oakwood parent.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2004
Oakwood is a great school. The teachers are awesome and caring. My biggest concern is the safety at the school. It is an open campus and anyone can just walk on without any question. The traffic during pickup/dropoff is horrific and needs to be addressed. This school is an accident just waiting to happen.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2004
I am so glad I was able to get my child into Oakwood. The teachers and staff are wonderful. I was welcomed into the classroom to help or just to observe. It's no wonder why the school received an A+ rating.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2004
Pursuit of 'A' rating costs some students dearly in terms of denial of bullying and harassment on campus.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2004
Kindergarten program is not for the excelerated child. No room for growth of learning until First grade. Great teachers though - Ms. Penny is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2004
My son has been at this school almost all year and has loved it. His teacher has 28 years with the district and is a gem, a lady who has seen it all. She is very patient and great with the kids. The school has an active groups of parents and lots of school functions. We are moving out of the area, or I would enjoy having my kids in the school for many years to come. Highly recommended if you live near the area.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
March 14, 2004
Oakwood School is an awesome school with even better teachers! I've gone to Oakwood kindergarten through eigth grade, with the exception of fifth grade, and the teachers are so supportive, and the parents are really involved. We do lots of things together as a school and community. It's a place where everybody knows everybody... I love it and will miss it horribly next year.

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2003
Excellent K-8 School. Very Pleased!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
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Oakwood Elementary School
12900 N 71st Ave, Peoria, AZ  85381
(623) 412-4725
Last modified Oakwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oakwood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top