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K-8
Public charter
Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 535
 

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1313 N 2nd St 17
Phoenix, AZ 85040

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(602) 341-6527
(602) 252-7729
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June 01, 2014
My children's have been going to this school for about 3 years yea they have this thing called dollar dress down every friday but it's to raise money.When it comes to workout the little ones take the gym and the older kids take the field.This year of 2014 champion school won about 5-7 theories by the stuff and students for sports and acdiamics. The teachers are great if you were to pass by the school you'll see teachers every Saturday and Sunday staying to find new ways for helping the students. Champion school shows students to never give up,try your hardest.ect... But besides being a great school the teachers care about the students my son had mr Marcelle in the last day of school Marcelle told his students he"ll miss them, that he couldnt ask for a better class both of them. mrs sawyer ms ray and coach Taylor made a big inpack in the school and students, ms sawyer bought laptops for the whole school.they have 2013 charter school of the year I couldnt put my children's in a better school. Thxs to the teachers, office stuff, ns students.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2014
The office staff is the worst!!!!! The bus driver lady has such a bad attitude and the coach is one bad principle they have real bad food never enough food for all the kids some kids have to be given sandwiches .wen the menu food runs out they are harsh on the little ones when it comes to fitness they will have them training out in the heat while the older ones are in the gym the only good thing about this school are the teachers they are all great in there own way. I dont recommend this school to anyone. My two children have been there for two years and this will be the last .. They also charge children 1$ every Friday for free dress day they demand friday school for the children who are behind yet they will give detention if the kids do not assist yet they dont provide transportation .i moved my children here for a better expirience for them . Yet they dislike it so much ..the bus driver will make em wait for about 15 to half an hr in the heat bfore she would let them on the bus in mid summer just bad bad .. Dont swich to this school :(

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2011
This school has really gone down hill... I am very unhappy with the principals and the teachers.. I really do not see any improvement. My 3 kids are moving schools ASAP I can not keep them here for the following year.. I DO NOT recomend this school to any child that wants to excel in there academics. WORSE school in South Phoenix..

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2011
Its funny to see such positive reviews but yet such LOW test scores on AIMS. It makes you wonder if the owner is writing the positive reviews ...just a thought. Oh yes, I wonder if people would want to send their child to a school that DIDN'T pay five teachers their two last paychecks because of funding but yet a year later builds a new school. Mind you two of these teachers had to relocate and were punished for it by not being paid. What is important here? I hope the school the best, its just sad education is not put first

- submitted by a community member

April 19, 2011
Champion Schools is making a mark on how students learn. These students are becoming more engaged in the classroom and interested in school by implementing an athletic/workout program for students of all age. The students greatly enjoy all the coaches/teachers and athletic programs that are set in place for them before and after school. Thank you Champion Schools for encouraging a healthy and fit student population!

- submitted by a community member

March 25, 2011
My family has shared many wonderful experiences with Summit . We have been part of the Summit family for 6 years. I appreciate all the activities the school has to offer. The teachers are experienced and the environment is inviting. Go Stingers!!!

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2011
My son is in kindergarten this year and he truly enjoys the environment. He could barely write his name when he started here and now he is writing sentences and even reading. I am very impressed with his growth.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2011
My daughter loves Mrs.Ruiz. I am impressed with how dedicated she is to the childern in her class. She has prepared my daughter far more then I had expected for the first grade. . This school is awsome, I have recommended it to all of my family and friends. Keep up the great work.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2011
My grandson attends Summit. I have grand daughters that attended this school when they were young. They are now in high school and are very successful. I really love this school. I am really looking forward to enrolling my other grand son next year.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2010
This school needs a major makeover. The office staff was very rude and seemed as if she did not care. The kindergarten teacher acted as if she ran the school and all problems needed to be run through her. I will not be sending my daughter to first grade here because of the first grade teacher ms jones...she acts as if she is intelligent but after observing her with her class, i was not impressed at all. her grammar is not correct and she seems to have little classroom management skills.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2010
This school was one of the worst facilities I've ever been in. The teachers there try their best with what little they have. But they have no support from the administration. It's ridiculous how unorganized this school is and how little the administration actually care about the students academically. The school has no disipline program or curriculum to follow. Lunches come from taco bell or wendys and are served cold to the students in their classrooms. They have no playground for the students to play on, instead they let the students go to the park field behind the school that homeless people flood. It was the worst school I've ever witnessed.

- submitted by a teacher

March 05, 2009
My son has a wonderful kindergarten teacher. He loves going to school everyday. I am very impressed with her classroom management. I am not pleased with some of the other staff nor the lack of athletics for the younger children. I am not to sure about the 1st grade teacher she dosen't seem to be nuturing. I will be placing him in a different school next year.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2009
The principal is never available to meet. I feel like there is no continuity or consistency between the staff, classroom rules, and the sports program. I feel like things are promised with no follow through.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2008
The teachers at Summit Elementary are caring professionals, who understand the strengths and weaknesses of each of their students, and teach accordingly. I am thrilled that my child is a part of this learning community.

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2008
I think summit is an excellent school. I love the way all the staff treats you like family, and if you have any problems they help you work them out. I know I have made the right choice sending my daughter to Summit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 21, 2008
this school has a strong curriculum and loving environment. i couldnt imagine placing my children anywhere else!!

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2008
I love this School!! The coaches are amazing. They do a great job, in building the kids confidence in athletics and in the classroom. The sports progarm is one of the best. Coach Taylor has turned kid's attitudes around!!!

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2008
What this school lacks is leadership and engaging staff. I was very disappointed in the leaving of several staff members. The school has only gone downhill from there. The office staff can be a little more welcoming and kid friendly and the principal should be more available to meet concerned parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 26, 2008
i removed my child recently from the 1st grade class at this school. i did not appreciate my child being talked down to and snapped at to gain their attention.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2008
My son first started Summit Elementary last year after I realized that the district I was moving to no longer offered any arts programs. My son greatly enjoyed first grade. Not only was he learning all the things he needed, but also more advanced things as well. I was amazed at how quickly my son was learning how to do math, especially math at the 3rd grade level. He was able to experience many activities no longer offered in a public school. Not only is her learning Spanish and about computers, but attends at least one field trip a month sometimes even two or three-something most schools have eliminated. Although we are moving to Mesa soon, he will still be attending because in his words he loves the school.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2008
Summit Elementary is a great school. The concept behind incorporating a focus on physical activity into the regular school day is something that I am surprised wasn't done sooner. Students at Summit are able to get a great education from the experienced teachers as well as learn about the positive affects regular exercise can have in their lives. Summit has great families, topped off with wonderful terachers and staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
July 25, 2008
If you are looking for a school for your child. Summit is the place. It's family oriented. The teachers are pleasant and have an open door policy. The teachers are there to talk to parents, if they need help with anything as well as the principal. I like the direction the school is moving in. I am telling everyone I know about summit and their athletic program.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2008
Summit Elementary is a great school. This school helps instill a healthy mind and body for all of it's students. The concept of a charter school for sports is a wonderful concept. This school teaches kids how to excell on a nd off the field in academics and athletics. My nieces have loved this school since thier first day and I would like to thank Summit for its unqie and winderful atmosphere.

- submitted by a community member

June 16, 2008
Communication with parents, and the 'Customer Service' Aspect need A LOT of work. I hope the upcoming school year will show changes, or I will be removing my children.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2008
This was the first year my child at Summit & I was very excited initially. However, by the end of the year, I could not wait for this school year to be over. I appreciated her teacher and thought she did an amazing job with what she was given and the number of students in her class. However, the staff was lacking in so many ways. They lack the communication and personable skills with parent interaction. There were many times when I called the school that I felt like I was an inconvenience to them. There were many times when I went to pick up my child in aftercare and no one knew where she was and I was left running all over looking for her. The school and programs lack organization, they have the right idea, however, do not know how to effectively execute them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 29, 2008
I'm not sure what to rate the school. My son attended another charter school and it was an awful experience. I knew he was behind and I was very concerned. When I met the 1st grade teacher, I was a little worried. She is very firm with the kids but she really pushes them to achieve. I appreciate that. When I was doing homework with my son and he began reciting something he learned at school. He said 'I can learn this, I will learn this, I can do anything I put my mind to!' When I asked where he learned this, he said he learned it from his teacher. Wow! My daughter is in the 4th grade at another charter school and I don't think I have ever heard one of her teachers encourage her that way. I am so pleased with Summit & the progress my son has made!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 07, 2008
A few years ago I couldn t praise Summit and it s teaching staff enough. Now I m looking for another school for my child to attend next year. What happened to this close knit school which was all about the students. The parents were so involved and the teachers & staff were excellent. Now it seems like.. I m not sure what but I don t really like it. It s lost almost everything that made it so unique, so caring, & so fun. I never thought I would say this but I don t recommend Summit Elementary to anyone for the one reason that its now just like any other public school. Nothing and no one special that makes it stand out and welcome you to it s halls. I suppose since it is a profit school its all about business & expanding rather than the its students, our children. Respectfully concerned & unhappy parent

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2007
this is my childs second year at summit. my child loved the kinder teacher last year. the new first grade teacher is very hard to talk to and doesnt always seem as if she is listening. it is very frustrating at times. my child loves the assistant in the first grade class who was the same assistant last year in kindergarten. i feel much better knowing that three is an assistant in first grade.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2007
overall I am pleased with the school

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2007
This is the first year that our son has attended Summit and we are very disappointed. The teachers are nice and they do try and we like the sports aspect but the quality of education is lacking. We have also found the quality of the other kids and parents to be very dissapointing and distracting for our child. We will be removing him as soon as we can find another school.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2007
My children attended Summit and I loved the previous kindergarten teacher whom is no longer there. The experience from that point on was extremely disappointing. My childs previous 3rd grade teacher became a very big concern and I could not have been more disappointed in an adult let alone a supposed teacher. The 2nd grade teacher lacked experience and knowledge, the newest kinder teacher also lacked the above mentioned and was not even kind, overall I found my children to be going nowhere fast and removed them immediately.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2007
I was very happy with Summit for the first three years my child has attended as the previous kindergarten teacher and the current first and second grade teachers are phenomenal. The fourth year there has been a big disappointment. While the principal is working hard at improving the overall quality of the school the most recently hired teachers are lacking in experience which equates to anxiety and disappointment for the students, with several higher achieving students now looking to leave Summit because of inadequate teacher ability. The school has great potential but the newer teachers need increased training, especially in the areas of child development.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2007
Summit Elementary provides a level of education that far exceeds what I have discovered elsewhere. My daughter and son attended there for five years and experienced deep relationships, a beautiful environment conducive to learning, and a level of education that was impressive! Both learned the multiplication tables up to 12 in second grade! My daughter traveled to New Orleans and Catalina Island with her 4th and 5th grade classes respectively. She got to be a cheerleader, attend numerous plays & symphonies, create clay pottery, sing in choir, and be in talent shows. My son played sports & was in afterschool gymnastics(my son now does handsprings!),swim, and the list goes on and on... To this day, my children do sit ups daily to keep their stomachs tight.They learned that in P.E.! We were deeply saddened when it was time to move on. I highly recommend Summit Elementary! They were our family!

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2006
My daughter graduated 6th grade in 2005 and my 2 boys are still attending Summit. I tried public school for one year and I regret it. I can not say enough about the wonderful staff and how they treat our kids like family. The school utilizes community resources to teach, like trips to the library, Science Center, The Herberger, Phx Symphony, Washington DC, re-enacting the Revolutionary War in California, and so on. The greatest thing about Summit Elementary is that the staff communicates with the kids and their families and genuinely wants parental involvement. Go Summit Stingers!

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2006
This school has awsome teachers and staff, my sister had to live with me for a short period of time this school helped her greatly.

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2005
My son Loves Summit. He is learning so quickly, and is blossuming. Summit provides The right enviroment for Children to one on one instruction and assesment from the teachers. Summit is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2005
This school has provided my son with the individual attention that children are lacking in much larger schools. The teachers are like one big family, they make your child feel supported and cared for. The environment of the school has not compared to any other that I have reasearched. Not only are the teachers wonderful, the students are well behaved and special. My son loves school, I thank Summit for that.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2005
Summit has been an excellent choice for my 7 yr old grandson who is entering his third year at this school. It is a small school smack dab in the middle of a big ciry that takes advantage of it's location in the Phoenix Cultural District. As well as the wonderful back to traditional cirriculum, the children are offered field trips to plays, the ballet, the bear factory and a dairy farm. The older kids have gone places like Washington DC, New Orleans and Catalina Island. The teachers truly care about what they are doing and take pride in turning out some great kids. This is the perfect place for learning and growing. It has been amazing to watch my grandson do both!

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2005
My son attended this school for 3 years We loved this school, he did better at this school than any other before, he really needed the individual attention he got and the teachers and Principal are so wonderful and caring I hated for him to graduate 6th grade I wish he could have gone there longer!

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2005
An awesome school that focuses on reading. The goals at Summit are met by all.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2003
Summit has an excellent principal, excellent teachers, and the staff truly care about the well-being, development and education of the children who attend.

- submitted by a community member

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Summit Elementary School
1313 N 2nd St 17, Phoenix, AZ  85040
(602) 341-6527
Last modified Summit Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Summit Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top