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Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 650

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2140 E. Virginia Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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(602) 381-6000
(602) 381-6125
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October 27, 2013
William T. Machan exemplifies the virtues of excellence and integrity in its mission to educate all students regardless of their race, societal status and learning abilities. The administrative staff are very eager and enthusiastic educators who are on-hand in helping the teachers to fulfill their significant part in fulfilling Machan's mission. The teachers, on the other hand, are very receptive to feedback, and readily apply additional knowledge they receive. I know this from the heart because I am one of the new teachers who joined Machan this year. The school also offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities in arts, band, music, sports and academics. I am fortunate to be at Machan which I consider my second home. The staff are very friendly, family-oriented, hard-working and objective-driven. With strong relationship with the students, parents and the community, the students know that they are taken good care of.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
October 12, 2010
The students and their families work hard to do what they can for the school. The teachers are all their because they love working with these great students and their families and go above and beyond to advocate for their students.

- submitted by a teacher

November 14, 2008
well im from the 08 class and this school was great. the teachers are really good at helping the students and its a very controlled enviroment. the school overall is good its just the lack of respect kids have these days that make the school look bad.

- submitted by a student

August 10, 2007
If we were talking about Machan last year I would not have much to say; however only a few weeks into the 2007-08 school year I must say I am impressed. I believe the school did slot of revaluating during the summer & @ the 1st open house I believe that they accepted their downfalls & sound like they are going to become more of a proud school. Im going to be supportive & have given Machan another chance.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2006
Large English Learner population and lots of potential to be a great school with teacher retention.

- submitted by a teacher

July 28, 2005
I have had at least one of my children in this elementary school for the past 15 years. I believe WT Machan has the best school 'climate' of any elementary school I have seen (I have worked for 3 different elementary schols during the last 15 years). This K - 8 grade school has promoted 'community' in its students from the first day kids come on campus as 5 year olds. My children have gotten a good education - the teaching staff is excellent. Two of my children have been able to successfully participate in the rigorous IB college prep program in high school. The staff have done their job in preparing my kids to be successful high school students. Machan has a dual language program available. This program has allowed my kids to be second language communicators from a young age. Parent involvement is highly encourages. Great School.

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2002
The primary language spoken is Spanish, students that are not spanish speaking are often left out. Meetings are primarily in spanish, engilish only individuals are left out. Spanish speaking students suffer for this when they reach high school and they will then be required to participate in English. Some very brilliant minds are pushed to quit school because the English language was not priority. Those children paying for their lunch are denied a decent meal if their money has run out. Parents are not notified when this happens. Programs, staff and teachers prior to 1980 wereavailable to all students and treated all fairly. Students were all prepared to participate in high school. I feel that Machan has the ability to do better. Many of the graduates prior to 1980 are doing very well today. To many children are left behind.

- submitted by a community member

October 15, 2002
Machan is two way immersion school that has some of the best biligual teachers in the state. The learning envirnoment is so positive and the childern are so happy . If you want your child to learn a second language this is the best school to achieve that goal.

- submitted by a community member
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William T Machan Elementary School
2140 E. Virginia Ave., Phoenix, AZ  85006
(602) 381-6000
Last modified William T Machan Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William T Machan Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top