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..
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
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
this school has a strong curriculum and loving environment. i couldnt imagine placing my children anywhere else!!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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