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Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 584

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12835 N 33rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029

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(602) 347-2600
(602) 896-6220
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August 31, 2012
I am a mother of a student of sahuaro. i have to say that these days I am more dissappointed in the fellow parents of students rather than the school. Last year it was proven to me that parents are looking to blame the teachers and the school rather than hold there own children accountable for there actions. I personally respect the teachers at sahuaro and believe they are doing a fabulous job in my daughters education. I had a young student last year in my daughters class that taught her profanity words and the teacher not only notified me but in my eyes took the proper steps in acting on the situation. The parent of the child who cursed blamed the school and the teacher as if they taught the words to the child. Children act from there direct contact and what they learn at home. My daughter has learned and grown so much with sahuaro and I would never change schools if I didn't have to. I would suggest that they attempt to have high school courses so that I know my child would recieve the best education even into her more promenant years. I like the way they teach my child and look forward to the same education for my son. I believe in the RTC program and trust our school.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
For any first grader requiring discipline the RTC program is a joke. The child is removed from the classroom and sent to another room where they are told to write a plan detailing what they did wrong and what they will do next time to avoid trouble. Sounds great and sounding great must be why it is used but after 30 such days some where our grandson was sent MONDAY because of a Friday incident he showed no signs of changing. The principle told me 'some kids get it and some don't get it.' Then we find out that several kids at a time could be removed and sent to the responsible thinking center. We now have another address to use so we will not be subjecting our student to this idiocy any longer.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2011
After knowing your stance on Sheriff Joe, I would home School my kids before even thinking about let them attend your school. Teach your staff what the word ILLEGAL means.

- submitted by a community member
March 01, 2011
Despite the ignorance on this site your community backs your choice to not allow such a hateful person to speak to our children. As a parent of 2 (soon to be 3 students) attending a school in the washignton school district I must say that I have always been impressed with the level of education my children are receiving.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2011
Excellent call keeping hatred and politics out of the classroom. Whatever the reason to cancel, he's a grandstander and only after polishing his own inflated ego. Well called.

- submitted by a community member
February 28, 2011
This principal is a pathetic leader for children. After citing reasons of controversy, he refused to allow the duly elected sheriff of Maricopa County to participate in a school literacy activity. What a shame. Students now have one less positive role model. District values state that the schools honor and respect community involvement. Hypocrisy is so easily dismissed in the face of veiled accusations.

- submitted by a community member
February 28, 2011
THIS SCHOOL IS BEING TOTALLY DESTROYED BY THE UNION THUG MENTALITY THAT UNINVITED SHERIFF JOE FROM READING TO 6TH GRADERS. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY THE TEACHERS UNION THUGS HAVE RUINED PUBLIC EDUCATION. THIS DECISIO0N IS WHY WE MUST ALL UNITE AND BREAK ALL PUBLIC UNIONS AND TAKE BACK OUR SCHOOLS. THIS SCHOOLS SYSTEM CAN'T EVEN GRADUATE 50% OF IT'S STUDENTS? WONDER WHY? THE UNION THUGS CARE ONLY ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THEIR BENEFITS...THE KIDS ARE CANNON FODDER. THEY COULDN'T CARE LESS. BREAK ALL PUBLIC UNIONS, VOTE IN SCHOOL VOUCHERS AND INCREASE THE SALE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR. IT'S TIME WE REALLY DID SOMETHING TO HELP THE KIDS. PUBLIC EDUCATION HAS FAILED AND MUST BE REPLACED.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
The school is dirty ,the kids are MEAN and the teachers don't do ANYTHING about it. The RTC process doen't even work and your keeping kids out of class for it!

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2010
Sahuaro is a fantstic school filled with wonderful teachers, a hard working and involved pricipal, great faculty, and a warm sense of family and community. My sons love their teachers each year and have had the privilege of being inspired to learn by each of them. :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
The principal and staff are consistent in their approach to teaching and discipline. They are compassionate, helpful, resourceful and kind.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Saguaro Ranch is an elementary school that my 3 kids all went to , for all their elementary years . I loved the teachers , the whole staff . They work so hard to provide and enviroment to learn , and they care about each student . My kids benefited so much because of their extroadinary care .

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
The atmosphere there, the administration/teachers have great attitudes.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 02, 2008
I had my child in Sahuaro for about 1 month. I removed my child from the school due to the lack of education and supervision. The schoolwork assigned to my child was work he had had already done in previous grades. The standards were extremely low. My child would bring home about 5 minutes worth of homework and it was busy work at that; things like 'find a word' etc. When I addressed this with his teachers they became very defensive instead of actually addressing my concerns. My child, when discussing his day, would tell me that children were cussing and saying and doing things they had no business doing but that there was no teacher around to put a stop to it.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 26, 2008
My daughter attended Sahuaro's MAP program for 6 years. The MAP teachers were a fantastic team that really developed the children's curiosity and learning, I can't compliment them enough. The principal is extremely dedicated - he attended every single after school activity - science fairs, recitals, etc. The only drawback was that math classes were not as strong as I would have liked.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2007
Sahuaro is an excellent school. The principal really cares about the children and is highly visable on campus. The teachers my children have had over the years have been a joy to work with and always seem to have the best interest of the children in mind. I especially like the discipline program at Sahuaro. They use the responisble thinking classroom for those children that are disrupting the learning environment, which really makes sense to me because if a child is constantly disrupting then they leave the room and go to the RTC and then the classroom teacher can go on with her lesson and those children that are truly at school to learn are able to do so without having to watch the class clown. Every staff member I have encountered at Sahuaro has been nothing but nice, from office staff to the maintenance staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
This is a fantastic school, with such wonderful teaching capabilities. I absolutely love that there is two different types of gifted programs, wonderful extracurricular activities and a great discipline program called 'R.T.C.' I am proud to say that my children attend this school, and highly recommend it to anybody looking for a good education for their children.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2007
I really like my son's preschool teachers. He has learned much these last few months he's been attending school. They encourage parent participation and are always willing to talk to us when we need to discuss something. On the other hand, when we wanted to discuss with the principal about safety he wouldn't make the time for us. I'm not satisfied with the principal. Other than that, I like the school, but my son will be attending Acacia come the fall.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2006
Disgusting. I don't even know where to begin. I have taken my child out of this school due the staff here! Now mind you the most (after school program) staff is wonderful! The teachers (mostly subs) and Administrative staff are horrid. My son is 5 (now 6) and graduated kindergarten from another public school district who had different age limits. After my son's teacher had a family emergency the 'support system' was horrible, sub after sub, my son steadily declining even though I spend hours with him with his homework. We hope Sweetwater Elementary will be much better.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
I am very pleased with both the teaching and administrative staff at Sahuaro Elementary. My son's KG and 1st grade teachers have been very open to parent communication and provided great feedback/advice on homework techniques. It has been a very positive experience and I'm looking forward to my youngest son beginning KG there next school term; he is very excited as well since his it's his big brother's school :) The P.A.T.S organization is well organized and holds ongoing activities through out the year for the kids. There are extracurricular activities available. Parents are encouraged to get involved with their children's class through volunteerism.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
The Multi Age Program (MAP Center) for highly gifted children is great. The teachers are wonderful. They know how to deal with and encourage gifted children. They are so patient. They challenge the children bye working at above grade level. I wish they encouraged interaction with the other children in the school. These children need to learn social skills so that they can function in society. I also wish we could see their test scores compared to other kids. I would like to see a comparison of our gifted program and other gifted programs in other disticts. Thank you MAP center teachers for a great year! I do not like the schools discipline program. Removing the child from the learning enviroment for behavior is wrong. The Responsibility Training Center should be removed the rest of the program is great.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2004
The self contained multi-age gifted program ( MAP Center)is excellent giving upper elementary school children the opportunity to work on middle school curriculum. Students are truly challenged to do their best and explore their full potential. The math and science curriculum is outstanding. The language program can be improved with more focus on developing writing skills.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2004
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Sahuaro School
12835 N 33rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ  85029
(602) 347-2600
Last modified Sahuaro School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sahuaro School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top