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7337 N. 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

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4 stars
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October 25, 2013
All of my kids went here and they all loved it. They have amazing teacher that do use all of the resources. Parents are very involved and care about all the kids. Their is a couple of parents that are judgmental and try to ruin things for kids they don't like, but these people are everywhere. The teachers are amazing and care lots about the students, some of them teach life skills along with learning, things that they will definitely use in the future. The sixth grade teacher Mr. Vasey is amazing he cares so much for the kids and tries to help them in many ways. He does not only care about scores but cares about the kids as people and treats them that way as well. The teachers that stand by him are amazing and the parents as well. I love this school and would never imagine sending my kids elsewhere. My oldest just graduated from the and is now in high school where he is continuing doing an amazing job and it all started at orangewood.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
orangewood is an awesome school my son just started going here this year and he says he loves it everyone is nice and friendly.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2013
As a newly designated public charter school, the WESD is being visionary in looking for ways to bring additional resources to a school that excels in bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics to every student at Orangewood. There are numerous opportunities for parents to be involved and parent involvement is proven to be a key factor in student success. It makes no difference what your socioeconomic status is, parents who get involved in their children's education WILL have successful students. The teachers and administration at Orangewood highly support this philosophy.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2013
This school has abundant resources but they refuse to use their resources in ways that benefit academic learning.They refuse to fire teachers that won't do their job or the ones that should have retired long ago.If you don t know the process of getting your child the help they need than they wont get it.The PTA is lead by the most well off parents,who get the over all benefit.Take note,the children of the Teachers & PTA are always chosen first for any extra activity or award.The school is practically run by these parents.They have a backwoods inner circle going on & the school board is in on it.Several reported issues and not one call back, concealing an ill employees ability to do her job,Teachers who sit at their desks on phones,unfair discipline of students,unwillingness to correct inappropriate actions of Teachers.The children of Orangewood are a reflection of those they are around and learning from, We are all failing! Frustration is high, grades & hopes are low.We need a new inner circle who's interests are for all! We need an acting school board thats not worried about who knows who.

- submitted by a community member
July 25, 2012
Test scores are greatly influenced by the socio-economic background of the children, and this is not a mega-buck, upper crust neighborhood - it is working-class (but certainly not low-class) demographic. The student body is full of prideful, enthusiastic children. The teachers reflect that as well - they are caring, attentive, and challenge the students to achieve their personal best every day. I will gladly continue to send my kids here, to a professional, dedicated staff that teaches kids how to succeed in LIFE rather than on TESTS - there s more to it than the numbers.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
My kids really like the school. I am not happy with the rating, but my kids have done really well at this school. The Drama productions are fabulous. The music programs are also pretty great, but the manners of the population (talking, making calls, texting) ruin the great performances. The cafetorium is always crowded. Otherwise, there are many enriching programs and the school offers many eductional opportunities for all grade levels, particularly in the sixth grade. The teachers that team with Mr. Vasey are amazing.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2011
This school is tremendous. Its staff and teacher excell at everything they do! Orangewood is definitely one of Phoenix' best schools.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2010
I love the staff and how organized this school is! Everyone that works there truely cares about all the kids there and strive every single day to make a day for our children to remember.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
I Love Orangewood because my daughter deserves the best, and with Orangewood I found it... The teachers and staff are so caring and helpful. The surrounding community is great and there is always something to do.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Orangewood has the hardest working, most caring staff and the best community of parents and students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
the teachers...the principal...the community. for a school in a large city, it sure has a feel of a small community - one that works together and supports each other.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Orangewood has created a safe environment for students to grow not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well. The students are cared about as people. I love being a part of our school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I have had my son and my granddaughters attending this school. The teachers, office staff and everyone have been very attentive, caring and professional in educating our kids. My granddaughters are continuing there even though we moved as the quality of education is superb!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Orangewood and the community work together to make a better palce for our children. Orangewood has a great administration, staff and teachers. We Love Orangewood!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Phenomenal K-8 Title I school! Caring faculty, teachers, and staff. Wonderful community and parental support.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 03, 2010
Orangewood works hard to provide the best education possible to a diverse population. The experiences and activities provided for students make it a school that supports excellence for all.

- submitted by a teacher
May 03, 2010
There are many great teachers that love the students and go out of the way to help all students succeed. The parents are supportive and active in the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Orangewood has a very strong community. Teachers, parents, volunteers and students work together to help each other succeed. The faculty, teachers and staff are supportive of each other. I love Orangewood!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Orangewood is the best school!! Great teachers, staff, students, parents, volunteers. Everyone get involved! What a wonderful community.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
I have been so impressed with this school. I am a discerning parent and I have both my 5th and 6th grade students here. Andree, the principal, is a wonderful administrator that is open to parent involvement and genuinely cares. The teachers are excellent and really care about the kids academic learning and well being. It has not been unusual to call and discover the teachers still at school at 7 or 8 night, because they want to be. They are just that dedicated. The special education program is phenomonal as well. The staff in the special needs departments care that the kids get what they need and they do whatever it takes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 25, 2009
Not only do they have great teachers at Orangewood, they get involved in the surrounding community. Thank you for a job well done.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 05, 2009
I have been extremely happy with the education my children are receiving at Orangewood. The administration and the teachers are excellent and very involved in the school community. Parents are also very involved and it is a great learning environment. There is a lot of diversity and the atmosphere is very positive at this school. We love it!

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2008
Orangewood is an excellent school especially for 6th grade. The teachers are very understanding and the students get to go on field trips that follow their cirriculum. Most of these children would never get to experience such an enjoyable time. And they are learning too, that is what is so wonderful about Orangewood Elementary School!!

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
April 15, 2008
I have a 4th grader and a child who will attend K in the fall. My husband and I fell our daughter has recieved an excellent education at Orangewood. There is desire and success at Orangewood to teach every child from the ESL student to the highly gifted. The teachers are wanting to bring technology into the classroom and use it for the students benefit. They want to see the students succeed. There is also a community feel to the school from the school plays to the spring fling and the fall festival. We are now a K-8 and our family is extremely happy at Orangewood.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 17, 2007
I have two children at Orangewood. I have been absolutely thrilled with the education they have received! I am so impressed with the teachers and their incredible involvement and passion towards their students. I really feel like the principal is open to the ideas of the parents and teachers in order to constantly improving every aspect of the entire educational process. I am very involved (in PTO and Site Council) and have been able to see firsthand how good ideas are being implemented. In addition to the outstanding teachers, I think Orangewood is one of the most beautiful schools I have ever been to. The students' art is always on display throughout the school and the library (and library staff) is fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2007
I love Orangewood! The Teachers are excellent, and really care! I am about to move out of this area, and I'm terrified of the new schools reviews. I went to Orangewood when I was young, this is definitely my comfort zone. These Teachers can not be beat! Have some bullying issues, but it is the kids, probably nothing out of the ordinary. I would still recommend this school to everybody!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2006
This is a new school with great structure and discipline. It has great facilities but small classrooms for upper levels. Most teachers and curriculums are excellent. The art, music, and PE offerings are great as well as other extra curricular offerings. There is a group of very devoted parents who help out tremendously with this school.

- submitted by a teacher
March 16, 2006
Great school with great leadership.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
Orangewood is a wonderful wschool, in which I currently have 2 full time students and one in their half-day head start program. I attented Orangewood elemetary and I feel the school has only gotten better. We have great teachers their, that motivate our children, and make us feel more secure as parents. The washington elementary school district is one of the oldest and best in the state of Arizona, and I am greatsul that I was able to be a part of this institution of learning and was able to also, offer my own children the opportunity to also take part. Thank You.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2005
I was very happy to have my children attend Orangewood Elementary School. First the teachers: excellent and very caring about their students. You can see that they go out of their way to help your child and enjoy doing it. At least in my experience, all three of my children always had good teachers. They have an after school program that is great fun for the children, but at the same time they continue learning. The school has an excellent music department which gives the children opportunity to sing, dance, and perform. In my opinion, parents at this school are very involved. If I could take Orangewood School with me to Texas, I would. Thank you, on behalf of my children and I, for three of the best school years!

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April 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 20, 2004
Excellent facility, nice staff. Great diversity.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
My children have attended Orangewood for the last 10 years. They have been fortunate to have been in classrooms with teachers who really care. There are several teachers that go the extra mile for the students every day. It is easy to figure out who are the better teachers, by spending time in their room while they teach.

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February 13, 2004
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Orangewood Elementary School
7337 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85021
(602) 347-2900
Last modified Orangewood Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Orangewood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top