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.
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.
This school is tremendous. Its staff and teacher excell at everything they do! Orangewood is definitely one of Phoenix' best schools.
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.
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.
Orangewood has the hardest working, most caring staff and the best community of parents and students!
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.
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!!
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!!
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!!!!
Phenomenal K-8 Title I school! Caring faculty, teachers, and staff. Wonderful community and parental support.
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.
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.
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!!!
Orangewood is the best school!! Great teachers, staff, students, parents, volunteers. Everyone get involved! What a wonderful community.
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.
Not only do they have great teachers at Orangewood, they get involved in the surrounding community. Thank you for a job well done.
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!
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!!
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.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Join GreatSchools to participate in the parent community and other discussions on our site.
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Orangewood Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.