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16225 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85023

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(602) 896-6100
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August 16, 2015
The fine arts program is outstanding. Administration has been very responsive to my two sons - and both are very different with very different needs. The school is exceptionally diverse and they do a very good job of getting all the students from all the different groups mixing together. But, what really makes the school special is the fine arts program and the teachers. I can't say enough about how exceptional that program truly is. The quality of the choir program is comparable to private schools and the enthusiasm of the teachers in every class, with very few exceptions, is remarkable. In fact, very few teachers leave this school and that is a hallmark of a good school. We had the opportunity to move to a much larger home (for much less money!) in a different district and we decided to stay here because of Mountain Sky and Thunderbird.

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Develops honesty: Agree
June 02, 2015
Mountain sky is an amazing, fun, and wonderful school. I have learned things that I never thought I would be able to learn and accomplish. The teachers make it so easy and understanding. I am going into eighth grade this year, and I hope it is as fun as seventh grade was. Mountain sky is the best school to start middle school.

- submitted by a student

June 02, 2015
Mountain sky is a crazy school, in a good way. The staff and teachers are all so nice and really care about your education. I am happy to call Mountain sky my second home.

- submitted by a student
Amount of homework: Too much
June 02, 2015
Mountain sky is a great school, but I feel that the homework is way too much. Sometimes, teachers give homework on a subject that you might not understand, and then it just gets harder and harder, unless you really try. It was really complicated for me, but I passed seventh grade.

- submitted by a student

November 15, 2013
My child is new to Mountain Sky and the Washington District. I have to say, never have I heard of principal like this one. My child is neither an over achiever or gets into trouble. It amazes me that the principal has taken to get to know her. He finds things to discuss with students and makes them feel very important. This goes a long way with some kids. The teachers have been for the most part very dedicated as well. They respond immediately when we have concerns. We are very happy to have child at this school. Thank you for the warm welcome.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2012
Honors classes need to be interesting and relevant to keep gifted kids excited about learning. The school is slipping a bit here and needs to focus on the problem if they want to attract bright kids! Curriculum should be shared between local elem., middle and high schools. You'd think it would be but honors kids read exact same literaturev in mid and high school classes. Why no coordination?

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March 08, 2011
I dont recommend this school.. All concerns were voiced to the administration with no help. Eventually my son was put in a Behavioral Health Center due to his way of responding to being kicked, punched, and verbally abused by other students. The only person that stood up for my son and what he needed was his special Ed Math Teacher. She did what she could unfortunately she was not in charge of the whole school.

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February 20, 2011
I am a 7th grader now at Mountain Sky and absalutley love the school. My parents are thinking about moving and when I heard it I started to cry saying that I'd miss my school. I have just recently became a part of National Junior Honor Society and there are 64 people in it. If I may say I beleive that is pretty impressive. Mountain Sky is a school that I reccomend my parents and I love the school ,the teachers are kind and if you respect them they'll respect you. Also Mountain Sky has great sport teams and many of them. Go Eagles!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member

January 22, 2011
i am now an 8th grader at this school and the one thing i have to say is i can not stand it i wish i would have transverd when i had the chance. it always seems like teachers are ignoring you to help that one student ya there are a few nice teachers that really help you whenyou need it like mr. shockly, but the main issue is the cliques and drama even outside of school (ie. publice resturaunts). there was resently a bigg problem at barros pizza which is not far from the school where a bunch of 8th graders got in a fight with 2 6th greaad girls and it seemed like the princepal did nothing about is i. would not go here if i were you

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September 30, 2010
pro's- The teachers are amazing and teach well to help the students understand better cons- student environment is not really friendly . of course you manage to find those kind and nice people

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May 17, 2010
I attended this school when i was in 7th grade I am now a junior and all i can say is this school was amazing!! The teachers were excellent and the people there were awsome! I'd tell anyone to go to this school

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March 22, 2010
I Currently attend this school. 7th Grade. I absolutely love this school. Best one in the destructs! They Acctully care about what you say. But Math were behind because they help you out, even if theres 32 kids in each class.(: I Will miss it, but Thunderbird High School We Be Great too. :D

- submitted by a student

December 09, 2009
I used to be a student here, and all I can say is that anything you need they are willing to help you acheive your goals.

- submitted by a student

May 28, 2009
Teachers and staff are always willing to do whatever it takes to help a struggling student. As long as parents take an active, daily roll in their child's education, there is no reason a child should fail at this school. The math curriculum for 7th grade was too fast paced but with the resources given, my son still was able to get an A for the first time. They seem a bit short staffed but discipline is swift and fair for the most part. If asked, teachers will communicate via email or phone as often as parents need. My son went from C's in 6th grade to all A's and one B in 7th. This is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2008
This school is wonderful.Four of my children went there and got a fabulous education!

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November 15, 2007
This is a good school with many great teachers. The music program is amazing here

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October 13, 2006
I am the parent of an 8th grader who transfered to this school after a move from the Kyrene School District in Chandler. I had no idea how superior her previous school was until now. Mountain Sky has a terrible webpage. I have had a difficult time getting in touch with teachers by phone. I'm not impressed by the music program or the school lunches either (old school had a salad bar for kids that wanted to eat healthy) As far as the teachers go, very hot and cold. I've found a couple of outstanding teachers and some with no business being there. We're moving out of this Distric before next fall.

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July 20, 2006
I recently graduated from MS and I found it to be a great experience. All of my teachers had something unique to offer to their class experience and we did a lot more than just plain old book work, from labs in science to group projects in language arts. One year, we even did projects in math! Mountain Sky also has a top notch music program, and jazz band is possibly the best group any student could join. Faculty is smart about discipline and education both, and I felt like my junior high years were the best of my life.

- submitted by a student

July 03, 2005
Teachers care about the students. They get involved with the parents if the child is struggling.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2005
This is a very good school. My son has attended this school for the past two years, and I am very pleased with Mountain Sky. There are a lot of behavior issues in his grade, but the school's administration handled it very smoothly. Lots of extracurricular activities, and fairly good parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2005
I was not impressed with the way the teachers taught their classes. The students could get all the answers wrong on their homework and still end up with an A for effort. This in my opinion does not help the child if they don't know how to compute math the correct way. And having 'cheat sheets' as part of their grade to help them on their tests. I could see the students being able to use notes taken in class but being part of their grade is not a good idea. I would not like my A-B student to attend 8th grade if the teachers can not seem to help my child live up to her potential. She is currently getting C's and D's.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2005
My son is in 8th grade at Mtn Sky School. I have been very impressed with the amount of consideration and caring the teachers have shown. Once we identified problems my son was having in 7th grade, his 8th grade teachers were more than will to cooperate together and with me to see that my son did his best. They communicated with me via e-mail regarding his progress. They really did want my son to succeed. They were willing to work one on one with him to allow him to reach his potential. It was just incredible - he went from having C's, D's and F's to A's and B's. They have made this year bearable in having to track my son's progress on a daily basis. They motivate him and are preparing him for high school. As a parent, I couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2005
Mountain sky middle school is a commmunity focus jr high with loads of extracurricular activities with focus on education. Teachers are knowledgeable and student focused. Administration seems to have things under control. I would recommend this school to anyone in the area.

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2004
Overall, Mountain Sky is an ok school. The parents are involved and the school has the homework phoneline which is great for students and parents. Some of the teachers would not update the homework phoneline every day which was frustrating. I do feel that safety and discipline at the school needs to be upgraded. My child would tell me about some things that were going on in the bathrooms at lunchtime which were disturbing. My child would also tell me about some teachers letting the children watch MTV in the classrooms instead of teaching. With any school, you need to have constant communication with your children.

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Mountain Sky Middle School
16225 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ  85023
(602) 896-6100
Last modified Mountain Sky Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mountain Sky Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top