Posted March 13, 2014
Welcome to Shea. Our school environment is awesome. We've become a Core Knowledge school and beginning in the 2014-15 school year, we will also become a Fine Arts Signature School. The Shadow Complex for the Arts will encompass Dance, Theater, Visual Arts and Music. Similar to the Arizona School For the Arts, Shea will offer great opportunities for all.
The school overall is really nice, but some of the office staff really need help with communicating with parents. I was in asking questions, and they seemed like I was wasting their time and I spoke with the principal and I could tell he was being very fake and was rushing me though my conversation. I understand principals are busy, but the obvious fake attitude does not need to be there. He just kept telling me that he has been principal of the school for the past 13 years, which is great, but maybe it is time for a change.
I have a child who went to Shea and a couple more to follow. My child had amazing teachers and was in honors. Shea prepared her for high school. Teachers and staff are on it. Couldn't be happier
The School is fun! There is school dances and more.IF YOUR WORRIED THAT THIS SCHOOL IS A PLace with many bullies there is none.You don't have to be hot or popular!!! All you need is friends and don't forget that.You r You no matter what! This is yvette from my other review that I said ha to read that too it was written august 13th
BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!!!!! All Pv schools are Really great and all but Shea is most amazing School I have ever been to. The classes are just unexplainably awesome and interesting I have ADD and I had forgotten my focus pill but I was able to focus just as well as I did on any other day! Not once have I ever been bullied nor have I seen someone be bullied on school campus. The teachers here know how to have fun but when it's time to work the students know that there has been enough fun for that class for the day.
I'm a student here. If u wanna have fun u gotta be hot abd popular. That's the only way.. good luck I guess? Oh ya tbere is like no hot guys here :(
My special ed son attended here for about a month when a discipline issue arose. Shea said they had a zero tolerance level and transferred him to another school immediately w/ promises if he behaved well he could return there shortly. I felt this was a little extreme and no one took any initiative to get to know my son personally or possibly find a reason for his acting as he did. If you are going to work with teenage kids you are going to have some problems from time to time. You can't just dispose of kids like schools some honor to be at, when most of them don't want to be there anyway at that age.
Some good teachers, very low on extra curriculars and arts, unless you are into sports. Needs improvement in discipline and needs more after school programs. Needs alternative learning for ADD and ADHD. My child is brilliant, is in honors, and is bored there.
Teachers are overwhelmed by too many students and too many students who misbehave. Spending time at this school opened my eyes. Those who want to learn are outnumbered, and administrators and teachers have their hands tied as far as how to deal with the situations. Parents of students who want to be here: Make sure your child is in Honors programs.
I am the parent of a child who attended Shea Middle for two years. While I appreciate what a challenge it must be to deal with children at this age, the missing factor at this school is consistancy. My child is an honor student who struggled in this enviroment. Uneven discipline, lack of supervision, and teachers who are either too lax or too heavy-handed are some of the weaknesses. Admistrators seem to be totally inaware of the pervasiveness of drugs, bullying, and outrageous behavior. There are some truly dedicated teachers at Shea. Unfortunately, the inmates run the asylum.
Excellent school. Principle and the teachers give 110% a day...Every Day!!! Go Shea!!!
My kids go there and they have great grades and have very good teachers.
I feel that Shea Middle School is a very good school. It prepared my oldest child for high school. Teachers successfully covered the requirements and more. They created a positive learning environment for my child. I like being able to view grades and assignments daily. The teachers were available and responded to any issues. Shea allows students to try many different electives by rotating them quarterly. All students are able to participate in different sports through Sports Festivals and don't have to make a team to participate. Fine arts are also available which is nice. My child was able to grow and learn in a safe environment with people who cared. Shea embraces students with all learning abilities and helps them succeed. Parent involvement is welcomed and students are encouraged to volunteer by giving back to their community and prior schools. I would recommend this school.
My child is in special education and I find the program, teachers and district psychologist outstanding. The class size is small and I see my daughters reading and verbal skills skyrocketing.
Great teachers, awesome sports program, caring counselors. Beautiful location.
I love SHEA great people and amazing teachers... the Dream team and the A team have amazing teachers! Plenty of ways to keep your kids out of drugs and gangs with all the wonderful things the school ofers. You would be crazy not to send your kid here. If they get picked on someone always stands up and thats a garentee
This is, I believe, the best school in the Paradise Valley School District. The teachers that my daughter had on the Dream Team were Excellent and the Vice Principal is the best and knows how to get the job done. There are some racial issues regarding the students though. But, we really miss this school and wish there were more like it.
I think this is the best school in the whole district. Teachers are very nice and the DREAM TEAM rocks! rules and regulations are always being follwed. I hope when i go to shadow, i can remeber shea>......... i have also made the best of friends, an guy friends.
This school is preety cool, great people, great teachers. this school will be great for your child. I will be going there this year, in the 8th grad..... this school is great!.
Both my son and daughter have attended this school. My daughter this year (2006-7) has had a better experience than my son previously. The school went through a lot of teacher changes, but it has seemed to stabilize. It is I think the best middle school in Paradise Valley School District. Parent involvement is one of the most important things in a school, and Shea Middle School has a lot of that. I'm not thrilled with the emphasis they put on dating, or bringing a date to the Valentines day dance, but I guess I'm in the minority when it comes to thinking 12-13 year olds are too young for that. The school does offer a nice after school sports program, which is great and prepares the kids for high school sports. Overall the school does a good job teaching this age group.
This is a great school and is a good place to be. It is right next to the high school for a great transition. It has a great staff. You really should consider this school.
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