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Peoria, AZ
Students enrolled: 1,009
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26716 N High Desert Drive
Peoria, AZ 85383

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(623) 445-5000
(623) 376-5080
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November 23, 2014
My kids have gone to West Wing for their entire schooling. I am so impressed with the education they have received. Their needs have been met both academically and socially. I couldn't be happier with West Wing and everyone who works there.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2014
I am a parent of two children currently attending West Wing Elementary School and I love the school. The Principle, Teachers and Support Staff are Amazing and the education provided to my children is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2014
West Wing Elementary is a wonderful school. I have 2 children attending, one is typical and one has special needs. My typical student has been challenged every year and I see such growth with her academically as well as in her character. The special education staff at West Wing amazes me. I have heard of parents at other schools having such a bad experience with the IEP process and I know how fortunate we are to have staff at West Wing that are truly part of our team. My student with special needs absolutely loves going to school every day and is so successful, her academic and social growth each year fill us with pride. In addition to having such great staff, the principal is very personable and is always available to meet with parents. Plus, she knows every student by name which is so nice to see. I can't say enough about this fantastic school!

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2014
West Wing is a fantastic school with caring teachers and a principal that knows most every student by name. They care about all children academically and personally. Great lengths are gone to to help each student reach their potential. The staff works together well and makes for a positive and ideal atmosphere. I highly recommend this school and the Deer Valley School District.

- submitted by a community member
June 08, 2014
West Wing Elementary is a wonderful school! My kids go there and the staff is caring and amazing with my kids. I can see that the teachers go up and beyond my expectations as a parent. You can tell that they truly care about their students. I feel so blessed and lucky for my kids to attend West Wing.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
The principal has a background in special education and personally knows each of the students that receive specialized services at her school. She is passionate about giving all students the opportunity to grow to their potential.

- submitted by a teacher
June 03, 2014
My children have attended West Wing school since it opened. I now have one in high school and one still attending West Wing. I am a very involved parent who has been in many different classrooms through the years. I can honestly say that the teachers care very much and want the children to succeed. The principal is involved and often gives students the extra attention that they need. I see how many families and students she knows personally and how she greets them. It shows that she cares about each and every one of them. Overall, I am extremely happy with the education and experiences that my children have received while attending West Wing.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2014
I am a mother of 2 students who attend West Wing School. I wanted to take a moment to extend my sincerest gratitude to the AMAZING teachers who have challenged, encouraged, and supported my children for the past 6 years. My children have blossomed so much in their reading, writing and math skills. My children have greatly enjoyed being involved in extra-curricular activities, too. West Wing's Art, Music, PE, and Band programs have brought such joy to my son and daughter and given them the opportunity to be on stage and try new adventures! I have also found the front office and Administrative staff to be friendly and helpful every time I come into school. I love the fact that parent volunteers are welcomed and appreciated at school. If I were moving into the West Wing area, I would absolutely put my children at West Wing School.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2014
At West Wing school teachers and staff do a great job communicating with parents about any questions or concerns. Staff is very prompt at relying to parents via email. Parents and teachers work together to create the best learning environment for the children. The school and staff do an excellent job hosting open houses to see children's work frequently through out the year. There is always chances for parents to help out and get involved in one way or another. West Wing is an excellent school.

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2014
My kids have attended West Wing for the last 7 years. They have had a great experience. Their teachers use a lot of different methods to teach them including small reading groups and flex grouping. This has helped them a lot because they have both gotten extra help in reading. My son excels at math and he has learned beyond his grade level standards. If we have ever had an issue with a teacher it was always been worked out before I had to contact the principal. It is nice to see the principal so involved and she really knows my kids and how they are doing. I am impressed by the programs that they use to build character with the kids. This is an amazing school where ALL the staff cares a lot about the kids!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2014
Our family wasn't impressed with West Wing Elementary. We moved our son to Peoria Traditional. Much friendlier teachers, principal and better curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2014
My kids have been at West Wing since Kindergarten, I continue to be impressed with the staff and Dr. Price-Barry more and more with each passing year. The teachers show a true interest in my children and are always available to answer questions, or give input when needed. My kids and I are looking forward to the upcoming school year!!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2014
I have two children who have attended West Wing for four years. We have been nothing but happy with the teachers and administrators of the school. Our children are fortunate to be part of the gifted cluster classes and both have excelled and been encouraged to learn in new and exciting ways. We have a boy and a girl and both have reported to us that any issues brought to a teacher's attention have been attended to swiftly and fairly. The focus of West Wing School is, without a doubt, the students. The school puts so much emphasis on learning and achieving while maintaining a sense of community. What a blessing as a parent to know that my children are so well taken care of each and every day by each and every staff member and administrator at West Wing Elementary School.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2014
This school is run by a principal who cares more about her school than any child who is struggling in school so my friends brother needed help but the teacher said no then turned around and helped the little girl behind her but that was only the beginning every day he would go home crying so the parent sent the teacher and principal an email and she responded in a very rude way she didn't say sorry or that they would try to fix it they just said the parent was rude because she/he was looking out for the child so if u want a bad experience in school you should go to west wing the bully is out if control and the principal does nothing about it

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2014
have been nothing but impressed with my child's teacher and the principal. Not only are they professional, but have the best interest of my child in mind each day. I have appreciated their fairness to help teach her to make good choices and be fair to others too, even when it doesn't benefit her first. Academically she has been challenged and helped in areas where she struggles. She had a great first year at West Wing, and I would highly recommend this school to anyone, even over a private school.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2014
Both of my children attended West Wing school when we moved to this area. As a result of the excellent instruction they received, both my son and daughter graduated in the top 1% of their high school graduating classes and received full ride university scholarships. West Wing School's Principal ensured that both my son and daughter were appropriately placed in advanced academic classes. For gifted students, there is no better school in the area! The teachers challenge the students but still ensure that everyone is learning and achieving. The principal knows every student and makes sure that everyone is appropriately placed for their needs. Students who need extra help also receive specialized reading and math class. If you're new to the area, be sure to introduce yourself to the principal. She'll sit down with you to make sure all of your child's needs are met. This is a great area to live and an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2014
My children attended WW from its inception 8 years ago. When they were in 1st and 2nd grade, they received reading intervention by a reading specialist and brought to grade level by 3rd grade. Today, they are both taking honors and AP level classes at SDOHS, thanks to the preparation they had at WW school. WW's principal has worked tirelessly to get the school to its "A" ranking. She cares very deeply and passionately about students, not only from an academic standpoint but also their emotional well-being. She takes time to get involved with students and their families, build relationships and knows most students by name. In addition, she takes special care to find the most qualified and caring teachers to deliver instruction that is consistent with the standards and expectations of the school and district. WW has the honor of having at least three "Teacher of the Year" winners on staff. The teachers reflect the same caring and passion for their life's work as the principal does and work year round to provide the best instruction for the children of the community. WW is a community that values education and supports their children and school. WW is a great choice!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2014
West Wing is a child centered caring school with the highest learning expectations for all students. The staff works hard to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of the individual's learning style. The learning environment is safe, supportive and promotes good character. The leadership is helpful, involved and proactive.West Wing is an A+ school.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2014
West Wing is a top notch school and its leadership is the best. I have been an educator for over 20 years and have seen staff and principals come and go. The principals at West Wing are the best I have ever worked for. They care deeply about every student there and work day and night to ensure everyone's success. I have never met a principal that works harder and with more compassion. She knows most every student by name in her over 1000 enrollment! That is rare! If you ever have a concern, there is an open door policy. The staff there is fantastic too, very caring and talented. What a privilege to work with so many wonderful people!

- submitted by a teacher
June 01, 2014
West Wing School is a wonderful school with great community spirit. The principal is a visionary who has garnered respect from her teaching staff, parents, and students. Her compassion and dedication to student learning and growth flourishes year after year. The principal takes pride in the interviewing and hiring process and this is evident with the amazing teachers who work at West Wing. The West Wing staff has great camaraderie and a strong dedication to their students. With the dedicated leadership and knowledgeable staff, the current and future students that attend West Wing can ensure a positive experience that will set them on the right path to a bright future.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2014
West Wing is a rarity. My son has been attending West Wing for the past 3 years, and to him, it feels like home. His teachers all know my son's strengths and help him to feel successful. They also hold him accountable when he isn't representing the character traits (trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, etc). This skill alone I feel will aid him in his success in the future more than the academics, which are obviously rigorous given their continued excelling labels. My son had an amazing 5th grade year, with real world experiences (like a field trip to BizTown), exceptional band and choral concerts, as well as just great teachers and fellow students who looked out for him and helped elevate him to his potential. I can't wait to see what 6th grade has in store!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
My school is West Wing Elementary and I am very proud to have my children attend this school. I have never had any problems with teachers when I have reached out to them regarding my children. I know many of the teachers well and they all really care about how the students do in the school. Could there be improvement, of course, any school always has room to grow and improve. I like to see a more consistent procedure on when students bring home fliers and such so parents know when to look for them to come home. I also would like to see more parent involvement with the size of the school we have. I would highly recommend West Wing and they are now offering Free All Day Kindergarten starting in the 2014-2015 school year. Good luck on what ever school you choose for your child/children.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2014
Our son has attended West Wing for the past 3 years. He is currently a second grader and absolutely loves West Wing. The staff is amazing and they have high expectations for student learning. The standardized testing gives us an idea of what areas my son is excelling in, and what areas we can work on together. We are so pleased at how far he has progressed in the last few years. The administration is wonderful and provides a secure environment for our son. The office staff has always been so pleasant and helpful. I would highly recommend West Wing to any parent!

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2013
My son has attended West Wing for 7 years. He has had excellent teachers that have pushed him to be a better student. The teachers at West Wing go above and beyond to meet the needs of all students. I am confident that my son is prepared for the demands of high school.

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2013
All three of my children have attended West Wing and we are so happy with the experiences they have had. My children tested "gifted" and benefitted greatly from the advanced coursework they have had at West Wing. The two that have moved on to High School were so well prepared that their high school teachers asked where they went to elementary school and said how impressed they were with what they already knew. My youngest is in 5th grade and she is able to learn at an advanced pace in all subjects. The West Wing experience also features an award winning fine arts and sports program. I could not be happier with a school and I recommend it highly.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2013
West Wing is a top notch school! I have 2 children that attend West Wing. I would not want them anywhere else! The teachers are so hard working and dedicated. Students are challenged and held to high standards and achievements. The teachers provide instruction suited to each child through small grouping and what they call, "flex" grouping which allows students additional instruction for areas of weakness or enrichment for students allowing them to go beyond the instruction. Teachers are innovative in their instruction utilizing manipulatives, models an activities that go beyond traditional instruction to allow students to truly grasp an understanding of the concepts being taught. Teachers work together and are constantly evaluating and monitoring student progress to shape their own professional development. My children are really forced to think. I'm so pleased with their progress and educational experience at West Wing. The principal, Dr. Price-Barry and vice principal, Mrs. Mabee are phenomenal with the public, parents and teachers. I would highly recommend West Wing to any parent!

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2013
My grandchild attends West Wing School, and I must say I'm very impressed with the school. There is a warm, caring environment, and a high level of expectation for student learning. Parent (and grandparent) volunteers are welcomed on campus, and invited to share in the children's school experience. It's a wonderful school community.

- submitted by a community member
December 21, 2013
I have nothing but positive things to say about this school. There is not a staff member involved in my son's life that doesn't care about him as an individual; everyone from the office, lunch staff, to all of his teachers. My son doesn't have straight As, but he loves going to school. He finds the assignments fun and challenging. He is growing into a well-rounded, caring individual, and I give a lot of credit to this school and it's community. My son could have easy been lost in the system, but due to the individual attention he has received from teacher's who care, he is thriving and happy. He has been attending West Wing for 3 years now, and I can't imagine sending him to another school. The educators at West Wing are "top notch." Thank you, staff members at West Wing, for all that you do!

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2013
This is my first year at west wing school. Though it has only been half a year, the entire school has exceeded my expectations. Coming from a local catholic school I thought I would lose a sense of community as well as communication. However, I have experienced even more of those great qualities, and more! The reason for moving to west wing was due to their academic reputation. I was greatly disappointed with the catholic school academic focus. Since the first week of school I have been involved with both my children's academic experience. The teachers email you weekly with ways to help your child succeed. I am beyond satisfied with the dedication from the principal and teachers for our kids and school!! Thank you! Jennifer Hurtado

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2013
We have been very pleased with this school. We are the parents of an Autistic child and nearly every aspect of my son's experience at this school has been greater than expected. As a parent of a special needs child we often hear "horror stories" about how teachers and staff treat special needs kids or complaints about inadequacy of the school to handle special needs kids. West Wing Elementary is a shining star in this regard. Our son has been growing in leaps and bounds and nothing could make us happier. West Wing Elementary is a top notch school, with exemplary staff, and the Principal (Dr. Price-Berry) is great! Dr. Price-Berry is warm, genuine, and a pleasure to work with.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
Dr. Berry is an awesome principle who is culturally sensitive and is professionally aware of diversity and the academic needs of children. Her staff is energetic, dedicated, and main focus is the academic growth of each child.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
If your children are gifted they are accepted at this school with no problems. If they have any kind of special needs I would highly recommend another district. As a foster/adoptive parent with children of all different ages, our experience has not been this way. Foster children as well as foster parents are not treated well at all. They are not able to get services without a fight or a court order from a juvenile court order. The DV interpretation of the law for these children is far different from neighboring districts. My son was adopted after 3 years in foster care and I was finally able to get him the services he so desperately needed. I am terribly disappointed and sad that we wasted so much time during his early years. He was treated like he was less than a person. Several of Arizona's foster children have received the same type of treatment making a bad situation worse and making these kids see that being stuck in the state system targets you. It is sad to me that West Wing School contributes to that treatment. I am hoping for some real changes in the coming years.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
My children have been going to West Wing since it opened. I have to say that I am very pleased with the school. My daughter was at the school before standards based grading (this gives the students an opportunity to retake tests to make sure they master what they have been taught) and after standards based graded was implemented. I feel that allowing students to retake tests is wonderful becuase my children have the opportunity to be retaught (students are retaught concepts before they can retake the test) on concepts they didn't understand the first time. I also felt that because of this my children were more successful on AIMS because they got the extra help they needed to make sure they understood what they were taught. West Wing is a very professional and caring campus. I know that my kids are taken care of when they are there.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2013
My child has attended West Wing since it opened (as a kinder). She is now in 4th grade, and let me tell you that WW is a great school....if all you care about is having your kids be able to retake tests so that the kids do well and the school gets funding. In my daughters class, there were 6 kids getting D's and F's and they were allowed to retake their math and reading tests (per school policy). They went form Ds and Fs to A's and they made Presidents list. My daughter got all As and Bs, and mad honor roll and the kids that were able to retest made fun of my daughter because they did better than her. Not just one child, but many did this. What standards are they instilling of the kids can retest if they get lower than 75%. They are an A rated school because they are handing out grades. Of course your child will do well here. They all do. But, wait until they get to college. They will want to retake tests, and then watch your kids fail... good luck, I tried to get the PTSA to change policy but parents want kids to get As at all costs, so I am out of this "school".

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2013
continued from above... West Wing is a happy place, and this I never gave its due credit until now. More than success, more than knowledge, o all the things we as people strive to be, it is happy, thus the phrase "the pursuit of happiness." West Wing is a master of its craft, it provides a wonderful education, in the happiest environment I have seem in a school. Believe me, I have toured them all. West Wing is not just an education, it is truly an experience, the kids work hard, and they play hard. They make friends, and have fantastic teachers to support them. West Wing is not myopically focused, the education is broad enough to encompass a whole individual, happy, confident and with the pursuit of becoming a life long learner.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2012
West Wing is an amazing school. The entire staff is kind, caring and cooperative. They work so great together. The principals are one of a kind! I have never been part of a school that works so hard on team work and goals not only for themselves but with the children!! Great job West Wing Administration, Office, Teachers and Support Staff for everything you all do for the children!

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2012
My children have been going to West Wing since 2007 and my experience has been %100 positive. My daughters have benefitted from West Wing's rigorous curriculum,outstanding, supportive teachers and wonderful extracurricular programs like an award winning Choir and enriching after school sports programs with great coaches. I am so proud that our family is a part of the West Wing family!

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2012
This school defies the "public school education" reputation that Arizona is sadly known for. When we moved into the neighborhood our son had been excelling in a highly competitive private school. We chose to meet Dr. Price-Barry and some of the teachers to see if we should make the leap to a public education, and I can honestly say it was the smartest thing we ever did for our son. He has had a stellar education, as well as meaningful childhood experiences he would have never gotten in a private school setting. The teachers in every grade have been caring, dedicated and responsive. He has been challenged and has learned and grown academically to continue to perform on par with his friends still in the private school. The staff and administration at West Wing kept their promise to offer a strong foundation for success, and our son kept up his end of the bargain by doing the work and putting in the time necessary to excel. Education is a collaboration, and this school knows how to be a great partner.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2012
My son attends West Wing and not only do I love the school more importantly HE loves the school. I was looking for a school when I decided on West Wing. The reason I chose WW was because of the principal's "no nonsense" attitude. She is SERIOUS about education! Public schools don't have a very good reputation when it comes to bullying or disruptive kids in the classroom. My son struggled in certain subjects and I was very concerned he would loose precious instruction time if the teacher had to deal with interruptions from unruly students. I have found the admin. and teachers address these matters promptly to ensure the best learning environment for the kids. The front office staff is wonderful! Very friendly and helpful!!! You feel welcome as soon as you step in the door. I am VERY happy with my choice of schools.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2012
While I have a child who has had very good teachers, if you get the bad ones it is a terrible school with terrible teachers who believe that public humiliation and condescending remarks help build a childs character. My son is permanently scarred from his experience and I beat myself up everyday for not pulling him out sooner.....if you have a cookie cutter child, go fo it. Otherwise, run far away. Teachers band together and are more interested in being right in their little clicks than helping a child. They have no problem letting a child abosolutely suffer...absolutely terrible!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2012
I have the utmost respect for the hard working teachers at West Wing! I have had one child graduate. High school has been a very smooth transition. I know it was because the teachers prepared my child for the huge change. My student is in all honor classes and is doing very well. My student is not gifted but was taught with good study skills and hard work he can achieve anything. I have another chld that has two more years to go at West Wing. My child is always being challenged to reach her goals. The admin always holds themselves, the teaches and the students accountable. That is the key...accountability! My child LOVES her teachers. She comes home and tells me how hard working the teachers are and how special they make her feel. It makes her proud to be a student at West Wing. I feel extremely lucky to have Dr. Price-Barry and her staff as my childrens educators.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2012
In addition to my previous post, when a concern is voiced at West Wing our principal listens and takes affirmative action. She truly cares about students and is quick to create a solution for all. This year we are implementing the Olweus Bullying Program and parents will be invited to the kick-off of the program in October 2012. Lastly, the generalization about teacher work hours is probably an isolated incident and should be addressed directly to the individual of concern. In reality, our dedicated staff spends countless hours working overtime by arriving long before school starts and remaining long after school is over. Many teachers also work in their classrooms on Sundays during church hours to prepare an exemplary education for the students at our school. Volunteers are an important piece to our success and without them the job would be impossible. West Wing is incredibly fortunate to be blessed with such a supportive group of volunteers!!! The care and concern of our volunteers is evident in their daily availability. Our Great school is GREAT due to the collaboration of all individuals: students, teachers, support staff, maintenance staff, cafeteria staff & PARENTS! Thanks

- submitted by a teacher
August 10, 2012
This could be a great school if some changes were made: the dress code is not followed (girls wear shorts that barely cover their tush) parking and parent pick up is a disater (police are always at the school because of this) school tolerates bullies, and lastly teacher classrooms are a mess. Maybe if teachers actually worked a full 8 eights at the school, they could take care of their classrooms. Walking up to the gates at 8:40 and running out of the gates to your car at 3:31 is hardly a 7 hour workday. Hopefully better work ethics will be put in place this year.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2012
As a parent of a second grader I am so excited to see what this year brings. My daughter has attended West Wing for two years and I could not imagine having her anywhere else. The programs and teachers West Wing offers has enabled her to gain confidence in her self and her academic abilities. I have seen her grow into a very capable reader who enjoys school and is counting down the days until the first day. I have two older daughters that are in high school and went to a neighboring district and struggled quite a bit in their first couple of years of school. I was worried that I would be encountering that again with my third child but that has not been the case. My daughter is aware of how she is doing in each subject and knows what she needs to work on without me having to tell her. I love that she is not in the dark about what she is responsible to know academically and how she is doing. I really like how the teachers, parents and administration work as a team to insure the best school experience for all students. At WW you will get a warm wlecome and a strong curriculum. Both Deer Valley USD and West Wing Elementary are top notch in my book. GO MUSTANGS!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2012
For a public school this is a top notch school. The teachers and staff are very committed and love parent involvement. For students that meet standard or fall below, this is the perfect setting for them to help them achieve the state standards. If your child excels, at least in the lower grades, your child will not always be challenged. These students tend to move on to charter schools to meet their educational goals. There are flex groups but those are based on grade level expectations. If your child has already achieved those standards, there is not something to challenge them further unless the teacher takes the time to do so. This is not the fault of this particular school, this is district-wide. This is a great neighborhood school and has a phenomenal PTSA. If you want something more challenging for your child there are several charters in the area that likely will meet your needs. We have had a great experience in our years at West Wing and loved having a neighborhood school to be involved in but unfortunately we are now moving on so that our child's academic needs are fully being met. This was actually at the request of our child who repeatedly complained of being bored.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2012
I have high standards, shop schools, get very involved. I moved my 3 kids in 4th & 5th grade from charter to public after extensive investigating. Got a variance to WW. Now my youngest is promoting & I find great comfort in our choice. My kids have an affinity for music, plus science and math, which made us find a better music programs in public schools. Charter's music experience just didn't stack up. A handful of families with us decided on WW for many reasons: excelling rating after their first full year, high bar for academics, very selective teacher choice, huge passion & determination for students to succeed at a level above average by educators & admin, their music dept is very strong & the music teachers are much loved. The principal is deeply involved, hands on, focused on academic success, promotes a welcoming environment. I got very involved in classrooms, PTSA, & w/ the district, which has reaffirmed my choice to drive my kids here. My kids are promoting with a "life long love for learning & reading" & moving up to honors classes at SDOHS, our final choice for HS. DVUSD has really stepped up the competition for academics and music. Check www.arts.dvusd.org

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2012
West Wing Elementary is truly a great school. In the 5 years we have been here, my children have had an excellent experience! They have experienced great teachers, great staff, and have gotten to participate in many extra curricular activities. We all really love West Wing!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2012
Our children have attended West Wing since first grade and third grade. They are now in 7th & 9th grade. We can not begin to list the many positive things we have encountered at West Wing School. Under the guidance of Dr. Price-Barry this school has grown to be an amazing school and a wonderful example of what hard work and dedication from staff and community can produce. I do believe that my children have recieved the best education due to the high standards that have continued at West Wing since day one. We are so proud to be a part of such a wonderfuly caring and positive establishment. The staff and educators at West Wing expect only the best from their students and themselves. West Wing has been a large part of our childrens educational success, and we are grateful that it is such a positive part of our community.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2012
I'm one of those parents that toured 10 different schools from charter to public to private all over the NW valley. I enrolled my oldest son, now in 2nd grade, in a local private school and pulled him out after 1 year. My first impression of West Wing was that everyone was friendly and genuinely pleased to help from the first time we stepped foot in the office. That care for me as a parent and for my children has carried forward through the school year. We interviewed Dr. Price-Barry on 3 separate occasions about our sons' needs and available resources as far as gifted education. She always made herself available, took time to answer ALL our questions and never made us feel rushed. She assured us their needs would be met, she requires ALL teachers be highly qualified (a requirement not always demanded in private school) and that above all my kids would want to come to school and learn every day! We have had outstanding teachers this year and I have seen progress in both my 2nd grader and K academically, socially & emotionally. I would like to see more project based learning and additional challenges for those students who require it, otherwise I am extremely happy with my choice.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2012
I am one of the Extended Day Kindergarten Teachers at West Wing. We are so excited to be able to offer this program and have many enriching experiences focused on Science and Math. We currently have guppies, goldfish, water and land snails and are awaiting our arrival of earth worms and more to come! If you are looking to add fun investigations and wild explorations to your child's day, enroll them in our fabulous Extended Day Kindergarten now! Kindergarten Registration night is Wednesday March 7th from 5pm to 6:30pm. Come check it out and meet us and bring a friend!

- submitted by a teacher
March 04, 2012
Can't go wrong when taking your kids to West Wing Elementry. The tearchers are amazing starting from Kindergarten on up. My children have had nothing but positive experiences. And the Kindergarten team is one of the best. The love and support they show each child when starting out thier many years of school to come is one you will be so happy about. The parent envolvement they allow is more than any one can ask for. To be able to on campus and help in and out of the classrooms makes not only the child's experience at school one they will remember one as a parent you will always remember. Thank you the amazing staff at West Wing. Especially a big Thank You to the amazing Kindergarten team.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2012
I am a parent at West Wing. My 2nd grade child LOVES going to school each day and experiencing the myriad of wonderful educational activities he receives daily. He is also learning so much about character. The whole atmosphere at West Wing including teachers, administration, other children, and parent volunteers have been positive influence on him and have made him feel safe, warm, and challenged academically at school. The enrichment activities offered at West Wing are fabulous too. It s a well-rounded educational experience for any child.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
I have 3 children that attend West Wing. My oldest is an 8th grader that has been at the school since it first opened. I also have a 5th grader and a 1st grader attending this school. We have been nothing but pleased with this school. The administration works very hard to hire and retain excellent, well-rounded teachers who are very invested in helping the students acheive their educational goals. I have no doubts about the readiness of my 8th grader as she goes on to high school next year. I can also see that both of my other children are receiving the skills they will need to succeed as well. I am very happy and confident in reccomending West Wing to anyone who is searching for a great school.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2012
Both my children have attended West Wing and have recieved an excellent education allowing them to enter high school at the honors level!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2012
My son and daughter have been attending West Wing School since it opened in 2005. We have had seven great years! The school encourages such a well balanced schedule for the children. The teachers and staff are awesome.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2012
I have had four children go through this school and have experienced every grade level. The teachers, staff and principal, care about this school. My 2 children who are still there are happy and enjoy the culture and friendly open policies. My 2 older children are currently excelling in high school, due in large part to the education they received at West Wing.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2012
We can not say enought about all the amazing staff at West Wing. With there help we found out our son had autism. As hard as that was to hear the staff did everything in their power to help us through the hard times. WIth there help out son is talking so much better and ever making friends. The best thing is that last week he actually got 4 out of 5 spelling words correct. He improves each and everyday and could not do it without the hard work and dedication of the staff at west wing. Thanks so much for all that you do every day.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2012
My daughter has been attending West Wing for the past 6 years. The school has been a positive experience for the entire family. Teachers and the administrators are always available and TRULY care about each student. I am extremely pleased with the ediucation she has received and the growth she contnues to make. I strongly recommend this school to all parents who want their children to receive a quality education.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2012
My child has been at West Wing for 6 years. He has had fabulous learning experiences at each grade level and has become a very strong reader, writer, thinker and mathematician. The teachers and staff care greatly about the students' education and helping them develop as responsible citizens. I know there are many choices in schools, and West Wing is definitely the top choice in our neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2012
Excellent school. My kids love going to WestWing. We have been at this school for almost 4 years and have participated in many exceptional programs such as art, music, p.e. and band. The teachers and staff work hard to offer a positive learning environment where students can be challenged and rewarded.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2012
I have been very pleased with West Wing Elementary so far, my child has been there for two years now and loves going to school everyday. The teachers and Admin staff keep the parents well informed of upcoming events and the material that has been and is being taught. I am looking forward to enrolling my youngest child. Go Mustangs

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2011
West Wing is a great school where everyone tries to do their best for every kid!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2011
My children have received an excellent education over the last 5 years that they have attended West Wing. I can honestly say that my children feel cared for by not only their teachers, but also the principals and all of the staff that they encounter each day. I am very happy and feel that they are being challenged especially in math and reading. They both love science because it is all hands on and I can tell they are learning so much!

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
West Wing has a great bunch of teachers. The teachers truly care for their students. Administration is known for micromanaging staff, which has caused a high turnover of teachers. Staff does not want to work where they are not appreciated. Not sure if these ratings listed are very accurate. Notice that there is a large amount of ratings that were left on the same day. Makes one wonder, the ratings are padded in order to look better.

- submitted by a community member
December 11, 2010
Dr. Price Barry is a wonderful principal, and Mrs.Wilson is a great teacher! ( :

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
West Wing has excellent teachers that focus on student acheivement. They care about kids individually, and take the time to help them goal set. West Wing also has amazing supportive parents that help the school run smoothly. The Principal has high standards, is very supportive, and is easily accessible.

- submitted by a teacher
December 10, 2010
West Wing is the best! This school has amazing programs desgined to move your child to success. They specialize in helping ALL students. Every student is special to the teachers at West Wing. This school has 21 gifted endorsed teachers and also specializes in helping students who have challenges learning. I am so glad my child attends this school. Thank you, West Wing! :)

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
A great place for student learning and safe environment. Students are well taken care of with dedicated teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
This is truely cares about the success of every student. All of the teachers are dedicated and will do whatever it takes for students to feel valued and successful. The leadership on campus really does what is in the best interest of students.

- submitted by a teacher
December 10, 2010
West Wing has a lot of potential to be a five star school. Parents are actively involved. Teachers have both the heart and drive to meet the varying needs of students. Administration often offers various types of professional development to assist teachers in developing their craft. The school has recently have implemented flex grouping to assist with the different ability levels of students.

- submitted by a community member
December 10, 2010
West Wing is an excelling school with the highest level of rigor. The teachers are dedicated to a high quality education for all students and are highly qualified and certified. The teachers, administration, and staff are properly certified and highly qualified in the areas they teach. The teachers use data in all they do and utilize best practices. Great school and better than any charter school in the peoria.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
Incredibly dedicated staff who strives for excellence. Teachers are continuous learners who engage in professional development classes.and the latest training techniques. Teachers, staff, parents and students have high expectations and periodically review data to increase student learning and engagement. The curriculum is rigorous and enriching for each child's needs.

- submitted by a teacher
December 10, 2010
West Wing School is by far one of the most incredible schools in the State of Arizona. West Wing is an "Excelling" School for four years in a row! All of the WW teachers are highly qualified in their subject areas. The students are mastering the Arizona State Standards through a wide variety of activities. The teachers are continously attending professional development training to enhance their instructional practices. The curriculum is rigorous and the staff is truly committed to ensuring that every child is successful!

- submitted by a teacher
December 10, 2010
Great place to work! Lots of support from all! We really care about each other and the students.

- submitted by a teacher
November 23, 2010
Great School. Excellent teachers and are accessible to your comments and questions. Academically an excellent school. Highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
We are fairly new to West wing Elementary and Arizona in general. However, my daughters have thrived in their new environments. The teachers are all very accessible and open to dialogue. I think academically it's an excellent school. And I find fellow students and their parents to be respectful and fun.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
This is a great school that works hard at educating our children, and teaching them to be responsible little adults.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2010
My son has been at Westwing for 3 years and loves it! He has had the best Teachers, and the Special Education Department is the awesome! The normal Principal Dr. Price Barry (they currently have an temp Principal) is wonderful and very accessible. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
January 16, 2009
The staff at West Wing is amazing. The parents that are involved are great too. I just wish more parents would get involved. It seems the parents that complain are the ones that do nothing to help find a solution. I agree there are a lot of new teachers but I think its great because they are motivated and think outside of the box. I have 2 children there a 2nd grader and a 4th grader and I couldn't be happier with their education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 15, 2009
I am very impressed with the principal and vice-principal as well as the entire staff in this school. They are very involved with their students and concerned that kids excel. They put in many extra hours a week in preparation for their students. A great place to send your children to school.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2008
There are many teachers who lack experience at this school. Very crowded! Great community involvement.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2008
I have my oldest two daughters going to West Wing and I'm very pleased with their achievements. Good Job!

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May 27, 2008
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West Wing Elementary School
26716 N High Desert Drive, Peoria, AZ  85383
(623) 445-5000
Last modified West Wing 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.
West Wing Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 87 reviews. Top