I have had children attending Oasis since 1998. Since the current Principal took over this school has gone to heck in a hand basket. She has run most of the quality teachers out of the school or into retirement. This Principle is out of control. She is suspending kids for actions that normally would deserve a detention and giving detentions for actions I personally feel are typical child behaviors (like forgetting homework). I hate to pull my little one out in the middle of a school year but it may need to happen. I don't think he can survive another year of substandard education under this woman's rein.
Some of the teachers refuse to work with struggling students before and/or after school. As a teacher myself, I find this to be disappointing. I currently have two children attending Oasis. They seem to like the overall school, but they also tell me how some of their teachers go on Facebook and ESPN during classes. I am also extremely disappointed with the school cafeteria. My children refuse to eat the lunch there. The one time in my entire life that I bounced a check, I was immediately sent to collections. (I had accidently grabbed my old checkbook. I understand it was my fault; however, I still can't believe no one called or mailed me to let me clear it up.) I even went down to the district office to try to remedy the situation with the internal auditor, but that was not helpful either. Quite honestly, had I not purchased a house in the neighborhood, I would have moved due to the school. I am hoping things will change soon. I am also disappointed that there isn't a full-day kindergarten program. For this reason, I may enroll my youngest into another district.
M This school has become so unorganized and undisciplined since the new principal has been there. She has no control, don't know how she got the job. We are so disappointed in the education our children have received. Our son has struggled in math. We tried to get him help. The teachers response was there was nothing they could do, they said we should seek help elsewhere. We will be looking for a new school for next year.
Since the principals have changed I am disappointed in the school. I have tried to be informed and involved with my son's teacher and have had promises but no follow through. We will be going to a different school next year.
I researched many schools, private and public, before deciding on Oasis and I have not been disappointed. One of my children attended 7-8 and was in accelerated math and reading and I believe her success in HS and now college is due to her love of school inspired at Oasis by the teachers, staff and community as well as quality education. My youngest has been at Oasis K-5 so far and struggles with academics but has received tutoring and patience from the teachers while being encouraging. She scores well on tests despite her unenthusiastic lack of desire to learn, which proves to me the teachers know what they are doing. I've seen the principal at every after school function-he is very involved in the students. A mom at Sun Valley told me their school went down hill after he moved to Oasis; a testamant to his ability lead.
We only lived in AZ one year, while my husband was attending Grad school, but my girls LOVED Oasis. I had a kindergartener and a second grader. It really was a great school. I loved both of their teachers and I had fun getting involved in classroom activities and helping the teachers. They don't seem to stress parent involvement like some of the other schools my kids have attended, but they did make it clear that you were always welcome in the classroom. My girls made great friends and we loved the area. They both cried when they found out we were moving, and they wouldn't be able to go to Oasis this year.
Oasis is the best school I have ever seen. From the teachers to the principal, they all work as a team. The principal even serves lunch and seems to know all the kids names. The teachers are so caring. Last week I recieved a call from the principal to thank me for sending "such a fine student". I've heard he makes such calls every Friday. What a great way to start the weekend. We have a third grader and a seventh grader and both love going to school everyday. I believe it is because of the teachers care so much. The place is safe and clean. I was surprised to learn the building is 20 years old. It looks so new. I am glad we moved here.
I'm sorry to hear that the last parent didn't like Oasis. I've been here for 5 years now and have only found caring teachers and staff members. They have supported my children and myself if I have had concerns about anything. I got involved right away in the PTSO because I wanted to make a difference. We changed our meetings again this year to 6pm but haven't seen a big change in parent attendance. Each year we struggle to fill the positions on the board and we have to talk our friends into joining the PTSO. We would love for our parents to apply for positions so we could actually have a ballot with voting but it hasn't happened since we've been here. I have been thrilled with the education my children have been receiving.
My daughter is starting her 4th year at Oasis and I have been very disappointed. I don't see the level of 'teamwork' I read in the other reviews. I am a working parent and have felt totally excluded by the PTSA specifically, and the school generally. Every year we hear, There is no parent participation. But there is no attempt to include parents outside of a select few. I have to say that Mrs. Leifer the Assnt Principal is awsome and if not for her I would've started looking for another option by now. Tried to express my concerns and don't even get a call in return. Oasis PTSA is not set up to include working parents with a meeting time of 3:15 on a weekday. They have only been interested in my clean up skills at a fundraiser.
Oasis Elementary is outstanding school. All the staff and parents work well together. I have put through two children of my own and many other students that I have taught in my preschool.
Considering the fact that I have driven 38 miles a day for the past 3 years to allow my son to continue at Oasis (we left the district), I give this school a rating of 10!
Oasis is a great school. It is the perfect place for kids. It has outstanding programs for all of the grade levels. The principal is everywhere. Every student seems to know him. My son comes home every day with something positive to say about his teacher or his principal. I give Oasis my highest rating.
High quality teachers who really care about the students and are very involved in assuring their success.
My son's year here in kindergarten was wonderful. Mrs. Webb was patient, objective and really took her time to find the children's strengths and weaknesses. She was also great about involving the parents in the classroom whenever possible. His second year was not quite as good. Ms. Young was pleasant, but I felt she was a bit scattered. Overall, I think Oasis is a very good school. I especially see that now that we are out of that district and in the Dysart district.
Oasis Elementary is a great school. The teachers and staff are friendly and helpful with whatever need may arise. They provide electronic gradebooks for the parents to see where their kids are at grade wise and will usually email the parent if the child is slipping outside of the norm of their past history. My kids love it there and that is the best part.
The principal and teachers have great communication between parents and students alike.
This school is great. There was great communication between teachers and the principal to the parents. They are constantly trying to improve the grounds and equipment to keep it interresting for the students.
I met some of the most caring staff and teachers in many years of being involved in elementary schools at Oasis!
Both of my children have had great experiences at oasis. Mrs. Balthis (3rd grade) is the best teacher we have ever come across. She is so understanding and helpful with every student no matter what their needs are. My children absolutely love school and have scored extremely high academically. The work is challenging yet not overwelming for the students.
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