This past year was my son's first year at Palo Verde. And I have to say that I am very excited about him going back next year. I was a little apprehensive based on rumors of years past but never heard or seen anything of the like. He got to know his teachers and almost daily without asking we would get a report about what a teachers said or did. So we know the teachers made an impact on him and he wants to learn. They have an anti-bullying system that is very effective. Anyone who has had problems in the past or currently need to get involved. Just offering to help out in the library, in class rooms, with the PTO or any other event does tremendous things for your kids. Your kids will see that this is important to you and they will ultimately strive to do better to make the school better. This will be my sons last year and my daughter will be here the following. It truly is an awesome school and has excellent teachers and amazing kids. Keep up the outstanding work you all are doing...See you next year!
This school has some of the most talented and intelligent students! The teachers help them to find their way in a very difficult time in their lives. The teachers do a great job in communicating with parents when need arises. The classes are designed to help students at the lowest levels and also meets the needs of those who excel in school. The afterschool activities are numerous and there is something for everyone. I highly recommend this learning community to any family!
.I went to this school and it has changed so very much since I attended. When I enrolled my son the staff was extremely condescending, rude, and disrespectful towards me. My son is scared to go to school most days, because he is not hispanic he is bullied. They do not give us the same paper work they give other students so my son gets failing grades and the teachers doing this refuse to stop doing it. This school is a disgrace to American teaching standards and needs government intervention!
This school is the worst school I have ever dealt with. I do not feel like the administration supports the parents. The priorities are not in the interest of the students. I have had nothing but conflicts on this campus, there is no level of accountability at the staff level, and the staff shifts the blame to everyone but themselves.
I regret having my children in this school. The prioroties are backwards and the system is a one size fits all for students, which leaves no room for building a proper connection between staff and students. The envoronment is negative, and the students feed off of this. This gives me a different perspective on public schools.
Just reminiscing about all of my years in grade school...as well as researching current reviews on all of them. Well I decided to pick PV as the sole school to write a review on. Ten years removed, my honest remembrance of PV is a school with true diversity, quality kids, and a faculty who believed in your children. Trust me, they don't do it for the money. Middle school was my most rewarding grade school experience. I met people who would become lifelong friends, as well as a teacher who inspired and connected with her students. Ms. Janelle Chisholm is on a different level as far as commitment, effectiveness, and grace. Keep plugging away Janelle, you are making a difference!
The special programs for children with learning difficulties could set the standard in the area. These teachers and administrators really care.
Both of my children attended PV, and both were very well prepared for high school. The children who attended PV on my son's football team all passed AIMS on their first try, so that says a lot for the preparation of students for the academic rigors of high school. Math instruction should, however, be offered in smaller groups. The classes are too large to offer individual attention to those who struggle in this important subject; however, overall, I give the school's academic prep very high marks...excellent in fact.
This school is a really awesome place for my son. The counselors and special needs professionals are excellent. I see them as ideal mentors. Each week there are multiple school activities going on. I have never had any trouble talking to the principle about my son's progress or questions with anything. The teachers are available for the parents and students needs. We have are haveing a very positive experience at Palo Verde!
This is a horribale school.Not much time to swich classes. Im the highest team but it is so boring exept when ms.Kervin teaches history. Teachers if you read this pleses dont give me an f-. Some times its fun when you guys teach to=] its just school thats boring. You guys can be fun to
This is a great school! If you are lucky to be in Cougar team you'll get the highest education. Ms. Bringgold, Ms. Kervin, Ms. Chisholm, Mrs. Hildebrant and Mrs. Munck really care about your education and are willing to help you in anything you need. I've in that school and in the Cougar team since the beggining of 7th grade and I love it. Keep up the good work Cougars!!!! P.M.
I've had two older children that came out of Palo Verde 5 years ago and they had a good experience. It seems like it has just got worse as the years go by. There are few good teachers left. The school needs more funding to provided more after school sports baseball and football. There needs to be more incentives to get these students motivated. The lunch meals need improvement need to go back to the good home made cooking no more fast food. Prayer also needs to be brought back. That should be number 1.
I am the PTO Vice President & the parental involement is terrible however the only people who can fix that is the parents, so that should'nt be held against the school. The teachers and staff can only do so much, it is up to these parents to become engaged & show their children they care by showing up to events & volunteer & show up to parent teacher conferences. I am very involved in this school and the staff is awesome and they have a termendous amount of interest in the students. The teachers are awesome on responding to emails when it concerns my daughters progress and even welcomed me with open arms when I attended school with my daughter for an entire day when she decided to let her grades slip (trying to be cool) & now her CPA is back up to 3.7.
This school is ok, but not good enough. The teachers and students are great.
I have a daughter who attends PV and it has been a wonderful experiance. The Staff have done a great job helping with the transision from Elementry school to Middle School. My husband and I are grateful to have found such a wonderful and caring staff. With the way schools are now a days in Arizona its hard to find that.
With a new principal last year things were not quite as good as they should be. This year Mrs. Schaffer and staff seem to be on top of things. I feel much safer having my child at the school this year than I did last. The reaading intervention is outstanding! Many wonderful teachers. Parental involvment is the biggest issue. I really like the uniforms.
I was once enrolled here, big mistake. I told my mother everyday that I did not want to go, yet she made me. I got expelled from the school after I threatened other students. I was bullied everyday, the homework was tough, the time constraints were rough (they expect you to run from one side of the school to the other, no joke). The only thing I liked about this school were some of the teachers. Half actually [cared] about your education while the others didn't have a care in the world!
This school has been a great disappointment. I have never gone through the things that I am going through now and I have two older children. There is no discipline at this school.
The school is over crowded so that causes a lot of problems. There is a lot of disipline and many rules. Unfortunatley with so many kids things still happen. Many of the children come from homes with problems and bring those to school. The other problems are old buildings, a poor landscape, not enough money for more resource officers, terrible menu. Most of the teachers are wonderful and very caring, they try their best with what they have. Given the choice again I would not send my child to Palo Verde.
Please don't send your child to this school. There is no discipline and they do whatever they want to. Not only that but look at the test scores, that tells it all!
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