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8633 W. John Cabot Road
Peoria, AZ 85382

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December 28, 2014
Great school. Tough curriculum students actually have to work for grades. Teachers hold each student responsible for their grades!

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December 28, 2014
Apache is a really wholesome, friendly and warm environment. My children, who are now 12 and 10 have been going there since pre-k (when they had it). Many of the teachers and staff go out of their way to connect on a real personal level with the students. They put in a lot of extra hours for the children as well. The curriculum is not necessarily something I can hold the school responsible for entirely as it falls upon the district to perfect that. Many of the teachers do a great job of putting a unique spin to keep the kids' interest. There has always been a lot of open communication between the administration, parents and teachers.

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October 04, 2014
Apache Elementary is a great school. We have two children here who have been attending Apache for over 3 years at this point. Their teachers have been excellent, both in the regular classroom and for their specials. They've been able to study strings, which many schools don't offer. The PTSO gets the community involved and supports important projects that couldn't otherwise get funded. The administration and support staff keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes. But the main draw is the teachers: professional, inspiring, dedicated, effective. Our kids like it here and we feel like they're getting what they need, including specialized support for their individual needs. Thank you, Apache!

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June 04, 2014
Both of my sons attended Apache Elem. since starting kindergarten. We(they) had an extremely pleasant experience and were pleased with the high quality of education they received. The teachers are beyond dedicated professionals; often the parking lot remaining full long after school hours have ended. The administration is always willing to listen to parents, are always looking for ways to improve educational experiences in the classroom, and attend to every detail (even improving drop-off/dismissal procedures). The front office staff are always extremely friendly and drop everything they are doing to help whomever walks through the front doors. The support staff, cafeteria staff, and custodial staff make each child feel loved and supported. This is an excellent school, with a fabulous staff, that provides a quality educational experience! We feel fortunate to have had our children attend Apache!

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May 21, 2014
Great school, great administration and great teachers. However the front office needs to be more friendly and welcoming.many times we stayed at the counter and are not even acknowledged. They always seem to be too busy on the computers .We really miss Mrs. Powers and Mrs. Cline.

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July 29, 2013
I found the remark about Mrs. Cohensitt so opposite of my feelings. She is very caring and very much active with the school as a whole. She always has such a positive demeanor that it's a pleasure to meet up with her. Not all teachers who move from grade level to grade level are inferior. Many times it's their dedication and willingness to change that makes for a move. They are the cooperative ones.

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May 23, 2013
Excellent school with high expectations for student achievement. The gifted program here is top notch. Caring and supportive school administration with highly qualified teachers. Students excel at this school.

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January 09, 2013
I have had my daughter here since kindergarten and couldn't be happier with the education and office staff. Now that the gifted academy is here the education has only improved. Ms Caine is a highly effective principal and compared to other schools in the area the socioeconomic level at Apache is lower and yet education quality is good although it lacks a bit of the polish and pizazz of other schools in the district. I feel Apache has a more community and parent teacher bond than some of the other schools and gladly exchange this for newer buildings and more ammenities.

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March 29, 2012
Apache elementary is a decent school but nothing special. When we first moved to the area, we bought our home specifically for the Peoria schools because we wanted our children to have a good, solid education. Sadly, we should have researched Apache more than we did. For years, it was managed by Principal Larry Brodie and I use 'managed' loosely. I'm not quite sure what qualified a former band teacher to become principal but the lack of quality scores and ratings for Apache makes that apparent. The new principal (Ms. Caine) seems to be much better and I'm hopeful my last child's last couple of years will be better. Luckily I already have one in high school or I might have moved schools all together. Ms. Batts, Ms. Coleman, Ms. Knapp, Mr. Oden, Ms. Henninger and Ms. Cosey are all fantastic teachers -- my children have had all of them and they're just great. Mr. Repak is a joke and a sad excuse for an education professional. Ms. Cohensitt has taught just about every grade there is -- again, a sad excuse. Please do kids a favor and STOP moving ineffective teachers from grade to grade. Hold them accountable. FIRE them if needed and bring in effective teachers!

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January 28, 2012
My kids have been going to Apache for Six-Years. We have love our Teachers. They have been friendly, and willing to talk about my child when I have had a concern. We especially enjoyed having our Kindergarden, Second, and Third-Grade teachers. They have gone above and beyond their kids in the class.

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August 25, 2010
The best school, by far. I've had the BEST experience here. I met the nicest friends ever. The teachers weren't always the nicest, but they got through the job quickly. My math teacher easily gave us lessons we literally learned in five minutes. The best! (By the way, when your child is in 5th grade, they get to go to Outdoor Education, or camping. Don't worry, it isn't as bad as I thought.)

- submitted by a community member

May 28, 2008
I could not be happier with the way this year has gone. My son had Ms Ferguson for 1rst grade, and i can truely say that she made all the difference. Im excited to see what next year will bring!

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2008
This is a fantastic and safe school dedicated to a higher level of learning.

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April 21, 2008
I am new to this school and the Peoria Schoold District, but am very impressed with the level of professionalism that has been displayed. My son has really enjoyed this year. The homework is minimal, but consistant and challenging. Great Teachers and Staff-- Thanks for all you do!

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no rating
January 30, 2008
I am very disappointed in the community preschool program. I had my child enrolled in the program. I have to say the staff and director do not follow their handbook's guidelines. A bully in the class continued to physically and emotionally upset several children. After informing the teacher and director about the bully no adequate measures were taken to ensure the safety of the students. I had to remove my child to keep them safe and happy. Sincerely, Disappointed Parent

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no rating
January 18, 2008
Very disappointed. I have my child enrolled in the preschool program and I have to say that the school Hand Book is false advertising with regard to 'Bullying' and removal of any student who's bad behavior is a disruption to the class and classmates. I don't recommend the Preschool Community Program because they do not back up what they promise, which is safe environment.

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October 23, 2007
I'm in the eighth grade and I've attended this school since kindergarten. All primary grades were great. . There are a good number of amazing teachers here, but for me, the small few that aren't, ruin my education and experience at Apache Elm.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 22, 2007
My child attended this school, 7th&8th graders only have science twice weekly, the other 2 days they have history. The two grades share science and history teachers. Also, books are shared between classes, they are not each assigned books, but if you request a set, it will be sent home. I was told to keep class sizes down,a set of books will be used class after class. Am disappointed, great staff. But education is lacking...

- submitted by a teacher

September 19, 2006
We are very disappointed in the education offered at the middle school. Our son came home day after day with reports of misconduct of students and lack of lessons. We made an appointment to observe and I would recommend to any parent that has this kind of report with their child about their classes to go in and see what is really happening-they're not exaggerating! After observing we chose to remove our student from this school. There is a lack of respect towards teachers from students and teachers that are not teaching their subject matter. Papers are not corrected and returned in a timely manner and some classes are just totally out of control. It may be good in the lower grades but look twice at the middle school before enrolling!

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2006
Awesome school with loads of parental involvement. The teachers are awesome and the leadership excellent. PUSD is already one of the best school districts in the state and nation and Apache is one of the top elementary schools in PUSD. This is an A+ Blue Ribbon school.

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August 11, 2005
Nice staff. Most teachers are caring and have great communication with parents.

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March 31, 2005
My husband and I moved from Wisconsin and were concerned about our kids going to a new school.Apache is really great.I feel that they are really good about keeping the kids safe and protected.They are learning a lot and doing well.Things I don't like is the half day kindergarten and my two kids have different start and end times.There are alot of extra activities for them to do.Parents seem to really be involved in helping in the classroom.

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September 23, 2004
I have really enjoyed this school. My 1st and 5th graders love the school because they have PE, Art, Music, and Football at recess. My 5th grader does most of his homework at school which means minimal to no homework on a daily basis. He can enjoy his evenings without being burdened with a ton of homework as compared to his previous school. Overall, we like the school very well.

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July 30, 2004
I have heard nothing but positive things about the Peoria school district. This is what prompted me to move into the district. My son was previously enrolled in private schools, and I feel so confident with the Peoria school district. I really feel good about my child's future and education.

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June 22, 2004
All staff very kind and professional. Education being top priorty but also maintained a personal relationship with students and parents. Worked with students and helped them excel in every subject. If any problems, always found solution by including parents,student and staff. I do not think I have seen any better.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 09, 2004
I'm unfamiliar with the school. I'm trying to get information on the different schools for my daughter.

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January 24, 2004
I am an eight grade girl that has been attending Apache since kindergarden. The quality for the younger students is much greater than for the 'upper classmen.' I am grateful for the mathmatical & tech education I receive here. However, if you are absent, a majority of the teachers make you get the things you missed from fellow students. How is a 13 year old girl going to give you a Language test? How are they going to explain the entire concept of comma splicing when they themselves don't understand? A little bit of effort on the teachers' parts would make all the difference. Not all of them are bad, but a few teachers can destroy the entire learning experience.

- submitted by a student

April 05, 2003
Ever since my younger sisters attended Apache and now my son of 2 years, I've seen nothing but great things with the school. From staff to the parents, everyone is so involved with the students. It's more of a community at work!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
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Apache Elementary School
8633 W. John Cabot Road, Peoria, AZ  85382
(623) 412-4875
Last modified Apache Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Apache Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top