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PK-8 & Ungraded
Public district
Peoria, AZ
Students enrolled: 1,093
 

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9970 W. Beardsley Road
Peoria, AZ 85382

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(623) 486-6000
(623) 412-5407
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May 11, 2015
I am completely disappointed with this school. Worst school in peoria district. The teachers don't care

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2014
I have been going to this school since kindergarten and am currently in eighth grade, and trust me when I say that things have taken a turn for the worst. Starting last year, things have changed completely! The new staff, including the principal, have tried to mold our school when our former principal had had it right already! Students are now reckless and break many rules like no food, dress code, and no cell phones. I was refused for advanced math as well when I nearly passed the Algebra One test (I got over 60%) and got a 99 on my 7th grade math AIMS. In my opinion, I believe that our assistant principal, Mrs. Wright, should be our principal, as she has an excellent vision of what a great school should be. Whenever there are behavioral issues, she is he one who deals with it.

- submitted by a community member

December 11, 2013
I have three kids who attend Parkridge and The Teachers have been amazing, my children are progressing 100 times better than they did at their previous school and are truly happy and love it at Parkridge, Kudos and its the educators at Parkridge who deserve awards for their compassion and care.

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2013
I think the first grade teachers are all crazy, maybe some exceptions. Both of my children are very smart and did great in kindergarden, however they transition these kids from having a fun learning environment to way to serious 1rd grade with zero group settings and they give way too much homework and the children are doing homework dawn tell dusk, it is crazy!! let them be kids.. have fun a little and learn at the same time

- submitted by a parent

March 30, 2013
The teachers at Parkridge work diligently with their students on a daily basis. They love all their students! They want all students to be successful and reach their highest potential while holding them accountable. Teachers need parents' support and attention to their children's academics. Teachers have their hands tied when parents do not support the teacher when they are trying to hold the child accountable, and the parents do not agree with the teacher or choose to hold their own child accountable. It's crucial for parents and teachers to work collaboratively for the child's sake. The teachers are the best I've ever worked with and I'm fortunate to have my own children here as well.

- submitted by a teacher

March 11, 2013
Attended community meeting with reference to rezoning areas for Parkridge due to overcrowding. Was so disappointed when many of the Parkridge parents had no regard for other Parkridge students who live a bit further away and suggested they get rezoned, like we don't matter. This section has been zoned for Parkridge a very long time. The entitlement attitude was shocking, even though we wound up not being rezoned, would rather not stay at Parkridge with the sense that some areas are substandard. We are transferring to Peoria Traditional School (a PUSD school) where we are welcome.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2012
This is an incredible school and staff, we moved away and then returned because we really loved this school as did/do our kids. we were gone a little over 2 years, on our return, is was like we never left - the team here is terrific from the Principal to the Kitchen staff - they are a wonderful group of people.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2012
MY KIDS LOVE IT ... WE'LL DRIVE 10MI TO KEEP THEM THEIR FROM ARE NEW HOME NEXT OASIS WHICH IS RATED AS A 8 SCHOOL

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2012
I was looking into this school because it is an excelling school, it is close to my home, and I would like my child to go to a school closer (we drive an hour each way to his current school.) but the front office staff is absolutely horrible!! They turned me away saying I was not in the district and that they only took their own children (meaning kids in the district) I thought it was completely rude and uncalled for! Then I called the district office just to find out I am in the district!!! The women in the front office could have been a lot more helpful, or even polite! Needless to say my child will remain at his other school. It may be far but ALL of the staff are polite, and respectful.. and those are the people I want around my children!!

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2011
My daughter has been attending Parkridge for 3 years, and I have been extremely impressed with the level of commitment from the teachers and staff. Communication with parents is just incredible. The principal and vice principal are awesome. The kids love the principal and he is a part of everything! It is great to see. My only complaint has been regarding the front office staff. They have never been attentive when parents come in, and are sometimes even rude. It is a shame because it makes this otherwise excellent school look bad to those who don't know the rest of the staff. As for the rest of you, nothing but kudos! We love Parkridge!

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2010
My children started Parkridge in November of last year. I have a 1st grader and 2nd grader. They both have excelled in their grade level. The principal is remarkable. He really and truly cares for the students and teachers. All the teachers care for each student. The teachers make sure that every, I mean every student is successful. Lots of Parent involvement. Anyone that says other wise just is not around the school enough to know what is going on. Every teacher is happy and excited to go to work. I love Parkridge.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2010
my daughter is in 5th grade and has been going to Parkridge since 1st grade and it has been wonderful. The communication between her teachers and I have been awesome...Communication is key and this school delivers. The principal has a lot of involvement and is always visible.

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2010
Parkridge has very high expectations for their students. Everyone goes the extra mile to help every child meet their goals and be the best they can be. We are very happy to have our child attend Parkridge. The staff puts children first and it shows. We have been a part of the Parkridge family for seven years and we have NEVER been dissappointed!

- submitted by a parent
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January 18, 2010
Parkridge has not lived up to its rep. If you want your child to be average or mainstream this is the place for them.

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2009
This school is fantastic! We came from Zuni and wow are we impressed. It makes such a difference when you have friendly staff and a very welcoming principal. My daughter feels at home here :)

- submitted by a parent
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October 26, 2009
We love Parkridge! It has been such a blessing compared to our school last year. The administration is top notch! The teachers have high expectations of the kids, just like administration does of them.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2009
My twins girls and my son have been going to this school since they started school. This is an excellent school and the teachers and principal go above and beyond for their students! Mr Svornick knows my children on a personal level and has always made them feel like they are an important part of the school. My children are advancing at an advanced rate and I believe that is due to the involvement and caring of all the staff. Mr Goody has gone way above expectations as far as what a teacher's responsibilities are! He really cares about his students and my girls were excited everyday to go to school and learn!! My son had a ruff start in school however Ms. Blanchard really worked with him and had the patience of a saint. He ended the year great. Thank you Parkridge!!!

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2008
This is our first year at Parkridge, and we are absolutely impressed with the quality of education our two kids are receiving. The Principal is very involved, and he has a genuine interest in each and every student. Our youngest had a hard time transitioning to Kindergarten, and everyone including the Principal went above and beyond to make sure our child was able to adjust to the daily routine of school. Also, the staff and teachers love their job and the school and it shows!

- submitted by a parent

December 12, 2007
I feel there is very little room for diverstiy at this school. The students were refered to as sheep in one meeting I had with the principal, and if this is his view,then this is how the children were being treated. If you are raising a child who you expect to be hearded to be like everyone else, this is the school for you. If you are raising a child who you would like to be an individual, then this is not the school for you. I had a very bad experience, because they do not have the means, capability or even the desire to teach for a changing culture.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2007
My daughter has attended Parkridge since Kdg. We have always been extremely happy with her teachers and their commitment to helping her become a lifelong learner. This year she is in Mrs. Owsley's 4th grade class. Mrs. Owsley has created a positive, nurturing classroom environment. Our daughter loves to come to school each day and loves being a part of this class. Parkridge is a school that prides itself on putting children first. We have always found this to be true, especially in Mrs. Owsley's class. Each child knows that they are important and that she truly wants them to do their best every day. Our daughter loves the challenge she provides and the sense of community Mrs. Owsley builds in her classroom.

- submitted by a parent

September 14, 2007
9/07, This is my sons 2nd year at Parkridge and my daughters 1st year, and I love this school. Compared to our 'home' school, Parkridge is a dream. Parental involvement is key, both on and off campus. A good education comes from home and school. We cannot rely solely on teachers to be our childrens only educators. We, as parents, are the primary educators and should work with our childrens teachers, as a team, to teach academics. Luckily, at Parkridge, we have a strong administration, especially Mr. Svorinic, who genuinely cares about our school and our students. Without a strong administration, we have nothing. Keep up the great work, Parkridge!

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2007
This is the first year our two boys have attended. I believe the curriculum is probably one of the best, unfortunately one of our kids was not prepared for the curriculum. Our experience so far has been somewhat positive and we hope it continues into the future. The principal seems to be genuinely interested in the students.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2007
My son began attending Parkridge when the doors first opened. The principal is wonderful! He goes above and beyond when it comes to the children. We have mostly had good experiences with the teacher with the exception of one year when their was a personality clash (which can happen anywhere). The curriculum is strong and the district is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2007
The academic programs and the teachers are good at this school. The area that really disappoints is the parental involvement. I blame the Booster Club. They make other parents feel unwelcome and that's why more parents do not get involved.

- submitted by a parent

November 08, 2006
I have two kids in the 2nd grade with Mrs. Best and she is the best thing that has happened for my kids. She loves her students her school and she makes my kids want to come back each day and learn. She takes pride in everything she does, and it shows. Thank you Mrs. Best for being such a great teacher and role model.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2006
I think this school is wonderful. The teachers & the staff have been great. I am very happy with Parkridge. Keep up the good work! Monica

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2006
i have two children at parkridge (k and 2nd) and have 2 more that will be attending in the future. i love, LOVE this school! we have been nothing but happy with the teachers and staff - especially the new principal, mr. svorinic. he is heavily involved with the students, teachers, and even the parent-led booster club. the only complaint i have is that there is very low parent involvement outside of volunteering in their child's classroom. the booster club is sadly lacking help and thus, they have had to cancel various activities for the kids. with an enrollment of over 900, this is pitiful! other than that, we are extremelly happy with this school. both of our children have excelled in their grades thanks to the great teachers and attentive staff.

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2005
My children(currently in 1st and 3rd grades)have been at Parkridge since it opened,and I am extremely satisfied with their progress.The quality of academic programs speaks for itself in the 'Highly Performing' rating received by the school,as well as the aptitude test results of individual students(my own son's overall score last year was 99%!).The availability of extracurricular activities is better than one might expect from a fairly new school,and continues to improve.My only concern is that there seems to be a lack of classroom space since the addition of 7th/8th grades;Will this have a negative affect on the availability of art/music/athletic programs in the future? With a high level of parent involvement,I am sure such issues will be resolved before that time comes.The staff members here genuinely care about the students and their families.I am especially impressed with Mr.Svornic(Pricipal)- his personal interaction with students and parents is unmatched by any other.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2005
This is a GREAT school!

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2005
Pushes the kids too fast to learn too much without making sure they know what they are doing. My kids are struggling to stay at grade level and their seems to be alot of unexperienced teachers.T hey can afford new schools but not enough books to go around for kids to bring home so parents will know what they are learning and help if the teachers aren't doing their job. I thought that is why people choose to be teachers, to teach.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2005
Parkridge has wonderful teachers at every grade level. The kids are very happy and are excelling in all classes. I do feel that this school does not encourage parent involvement when it comes to planning, decision making. Administration always seems to want to make things difficult to happen unless it is coming from their own plans/ideas. If they had more respect for the volunteers, the numbers would rise 10 fold.. At least!

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2005
IT has been a great experience so far.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2004
This is a new school that has only been open for one year(2003-2004). It is the most well organized school my kids have ever gone too. It was a hard year transitioning to a brand new building in the middle of the school year, but everything was very well done. The teachers and staff are the best the Peoria school district has to offer. They really care about the children and there learning success. The technology that is offered at Parkridge is top notch. It is a really great school. I never thought I would be able to say that about a public school, but it is true.

- submitted by a parent

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Parkridge Elementary School
9970 W. Beardsley Road, Peoria, AZ  85382
(623) 486-6000
Last modified Parkridge Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Parkridge Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top