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1333 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013

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(602) 532-0100
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June 18, 2015
Moved to Central PHX, my 8 yr old was anxious about starting 3 rd grade at a different school. I did my research of schools in the area. I found AmeriSchools thru greatchools.com.I read the reviews & looked at the test stats, it showed improvement year after year. I visited the school and spoke to the new principal, she was very kind and answered my questions. After completing her 3rd grade, I can't say how happy I am with my choice. The classes are small, teachers are easy to reach via email,txt or phone, even after school hours. The staff is great, very caring and involved in their students education. My daughter loves the programs available to students: Art, sports clubs, theater, yoga, field trips and even cooking! Affordable after school care provided thru PAC. The staff is consistent in bringing the families together thru movie nights and family dinner nights at the school. My 9 yr old is excited for the new school year to start and be part of the BULLDOG Family! I recommend Amerischools as a choice if you are looking for a new school in the Central Phoenix Ares. Amerischools is a Small School with a BIG heart!

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
June 18, 2015
The teacher are in constant communication with the parents, they are very accessible via phone,txt,email.

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February 04, 2015
MY SON HAS BEEN AT AMERISCHOOLS SINCE KINDERGARDEN TILL THEN AND NOW MY LITTLE GIRL STARTED KINDERGARDEN ITS VERY EXCITED TO KNOW THERES TEACHERS THAT CARE ABOUT OUR KIDS EDUCATION. I HOPE TO CONTINUE MY KIDS EDUCATION AT= AMERISCHOOLS ACADEMY AWESOME COMMUNICATION WITH PRINCIPAL AND TEACHERS :)

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February 04, 2015
My daughter transferred here 3 years ago from another public school and I'm so glad she did. This year she started Middle School and has 3 wonderful teachers. The school is skill based learning, so children work at their own pace and level. Her teachers are always looking for new ways to keep the kids engaged and they do an excellent job. I also like the small class sizes so each child gets the individual attention they need. My daughter continues to thrive and looks forward to going to school every day. I highly recommend Amerischools Academy.

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January 21, 2015
AmeriSchools has great teachers, but it does not seem to have a good control on principals. There is a new principal this year and she is equally inexperienced as the last one. My child will not be returning next year. A school needs a good leader. They are lucky to have an A rated school. Teachers at this school are the leaders but need extra guidance and time to communicate and take kids on field trips.

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June 25, 2014
My family moved from South Chandler to Phoenix last year and I wanted to find a school that would help my son and be an easy transition on him. I have to say that I am NOT disappointed with Amerischools Academy! He has had a few struggles in math but his teacher Mrs. Starkins was amazing and did one on one work with him after school as well as kept me updated. they also have a chess team which is a HUGE bonus for him and he even won tournaments against other schools. My daughter will be starting Kindergarden here and I have no doubt that she will be in great hands with the staff and teachers.

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February 16, 2014
This is a terrific school to work at. The staff is wonderful and the kids are great. I enjoy teaching there because of the freedom I have to be creative in my lesson planning. There is no better choice for a charter school than AmeriSchools. The students are able to learn and grow in a nurturing, supportive, positive atmosphere. They receive a well-rounded education especially with the technology, specials classes, and extra curricular activities that are available. I highly recommend AmeriSchools! - JG

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February 13, 2014
I truly love teaching at Amerischools Academy - Camelback. I enjoy the flexibility of the curriculum and the encouragement to try new teaching strategies. All of the staff at Amerischools are dedicated and talented individuals that truly care about each student. The students that attend Amerischools contribute to an amazingly supportive atmosphere. The freedom to create a variety of clubs and events for students allows me to share even more of my own hobbies and knowledge with students.

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February 12, 2014
AmeriSchools has really nice people, I enjoy movie night, the special showcase and that is about it. Students in elementary only have worksheets to do everyday. Children do not always excel with worksheets. I f your child understands math, reading and writing I reccomenend this school, but if you have a struggling elementary student this is not a good school. You will be asked to leave your child behind a grade, because they do not have a math specialist, and in small classes cannot help your child.

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February 11, 2014
I have 3 students attending AmeriSchools Academy. The staff is friendly and always look for the best interest of my children. They have a variety of clubs and sports that my kids enjoy. I also enjoy the opportunities for families to come together such as movie night. I would not hesitate to recommend this school to other families.

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August 30, 2013
I have the great pleasure of working at Amerischools Camelback Campus as their interim principal. I have been a elementary school principal for 19 years at various campuses in the Phoenix area. These students are tremendous. They love to learn, they are respectful and they value their teachers expertise. What more can you ask for.

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August 30, 2013
I have three grandchildren who attend AmeriSchools Academy. One of my granddaughters has been going there since she was 5 years old, and she's 13 now. She does really great there and has made the National Junior Honor Society for the last three years. She's active in volleyball, bicycle club, and many other extra curricular activities that they offer. The school has done an amazing job of connecting children to something larger than themselves. My grandchildren are always excited about the next day at school and what new adventure may be in store for them.

- submitted by a community member

August 30, 2013
Amerischools is an amazing school with staff that truly cares for the individual success of every child. Our family has truly been blessed with the teachers and staff there at AmeriSchools. All of our children find themselves not only exceeding academically, but enriched beyond measure with a positive peer culture that has been nurtured by this phenomenal group of teachers. Their philosophies on student engagement and community learning have truly helped to inspire my children along with others to become star students. Teaching to the whole child is not only a motto they live by, but evident in the success of my children.

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July 09, 2013
My Son is yet to start this school.So not sure about the Environment or culture yet, however the best part about this school is that they have an early exception criteria (which most of the schools don't have in Phoenix region) and my son born in September got an admission. I am very thankful to them for saving my Kids precious one year of education.

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July 09, 2013
Great school great staff. Kids love To be at school n that's what you want a school your kid will love going to

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June 28, 2013
I love this school and both of my children are doing well. This will be their third year attending Amerischools

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June 25, 2013
We were looking for a charter school that gave personal attention to our child. With only 18 children in the classroom, individual attention was still not possible. The class went through 3 teachers in one year, one of which was not a certified elementary teacher, which I know is permissible, but she was unprepared for the classroom. I was also disappointed in the level of art education, the emphasis on discipline instead of learning, and the lack of creativity on behalf of the teachers. Classrooms need to have order, but when the only thing my child reported to me about the day was the new "rule" to follow or that now my child was partnered and the partners were responsible for keeping each other in line, its too bad. Needless to say, my child will not be returning for another year. THe principal was new the year my child attended and her lack of connection with the parents and with keeping us informed was sad. With such a small school, my hopes for creativity, meeting needs of the individual student, and great communication with parents was my expectation. Amerischool did not meet my expectations.

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June 24, 2013
This school was great for my older son who loves to read and is very academic. He had a great (1st year teacher) Mrs. Salle. She loved the kids and loved the class. But for my son who still gets up and moves around and can only concentrate when he is moving, he had a hard time. Over 90% of the year he came home with red for "Being out of his seat" "Calling out answers". For a boy that is full of life these traits are hard to learn. We worked with him at home, had an IEP done (that came back normal) and still with everyone involved they were unable to keep him in his room and learning. They would move him from class to class and sometimes put him in a small room right behind the administrators. I would only go back a second year because Mrs. Salle will be the teacher for my little one. Also the dean of students was very helpful, though in the end he could not help in this situation either.

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April 24, 2013
I would recommend Amerischools Academy - Camelback to other parents. School has friendly and knowledgeable teachers staff, they are interested in involving parents into educational process. Children get individual attention and a good level of education

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April 23, 2013
My son attended 2 years here, grade 4-5. I have witnessed many improvements implemented. We got new principal, multiple after school activities. My son attended Montessori school before transferring here and I was glad how the transition happened. I value very much that this is a small school, with personal attention to all kids. In my opinion the teachers at Americhool make this place very unique. It's a group of people working together well, sharing with kids hobbies, experience.

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June 21, 2011
We were looking for a school that could handle my grandson's exceptional math and science abilities, bring his reading up to snuff and deal with his mild ADD. This school did just that. Wonderful school I highly recommend.

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March 23, 2011
AmeriSchools Academy is a charter on 15th Avenue and Camelback. With 200 students it allows us to express ourselves. It is a creative community that shows us different ways to show your feelings. Something unique about this school is that they follow the FISH! Philosophy. This is program to stay positive. There is Play, Make Their Day, Be There, and Choose Your Attitude. In other words, Have Fun, Be Nice, Pay Attention, and Be Happy.

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March 14, 2011
It takes a village to raise a child, Amerischools is a village that works together for the child, family and staff. I am proud to be a part of the village. The school offers small classes and a super supportive staff.

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March 12, 2011
This school is so open to new ideas! It is one of the last schools around that do not teach to the test, we believe that teaching the whole child is what is important. Small classes does make a difference when trying to help struggling students. The Staff is caring and always look out for each others students, this shows the students that we work as a team and we all expect the same things! As a first year teacher here I have been able to explore so many options for teaching my students, using fun ways to teach unlike the scripted methods used in other schools. We work hard, and we have high expectations but we do it all in a fun happy environment! If you are looking for a school that will keep your child safe and teach him/her how to think and make decisions rather than how to take a test than this is the school for you! I am so happy that I found AmeriSchools.

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March 04, 2011
This school is amazing. After working several years in a large public school district, I am so proud and thankful to now be working for the Amerischools family. The smaller class sizes means I can truly individual instruction and met the needs of EVERY child. The classrooms are huge and offer tons of natural lighting making for a superb learning environment. The children are amazing as well. The students are respectful, responsible and active in sports and their academics. I love that the school believes in inquiry, project-based learning. Something that is nearly unheard of in the larger, over-crowded public school classrooms. Students are truly engaged, challenged and balanced. GO AMERISCHOOLS!

- submitted by a teacher

March 03, 2011
The administration supports excellent teaching by providing guidance and leadership. Teachers are top-notch! Students are very friendly and active. It's a great place to go to school and a great place to teach.

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June 18, 2010
Great school and staff. Everyone there cares deeply about the kids. Challenging classes and lots of teacher particapation.

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May 26, 2010
My son attended this school K-8 and I have nothing but good things to say about the staff and the school in general.The teachers spend an incredible amount of their personal time participating in school activities. The work is challenging and the student behaviour is well above average. The kids that go here are very respectful and that is a testimonial to the staff. I'd like to thank the school for giving my child a great learning experience.

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May 25, 2010
My daughter attended this school from kindergarten all the way through 8th grade. I credit her success, she is an honors student, to the teachers and principal of this amazing school. Keep up the good work!

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May 25, 2010
I was very unhappy w our experience with Amerischools. There were many instances where I was not informed or situations were not looked in to before accusations were thrown out and parents were called to pick up the student. The dress code of the staff is at times incredibly unprofessional. The school is very disorganized, and the priorities are completely out of order. My child's teacher was excellent, as well as a couple of the other teachers. They had huge hearts and did the best they can with what they had.

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April 30, 2010
My child has gone to Amerischools for the last 2 years and will continue next year however Amerischool does have a major down fall. They do not provide emergency lunches for kids who forget there lunch or have no lunch that day. I experienced it quite alot the first year and was so angry about it I addressed it w/ the principle. They assured me the kids are given something. I advised the principle to PLEASE notify me so I can take him something to eat. Well it happend again twice this year and I did not get a call. Do you call a bag w/ 10 carrots an emergency lunch? A BAG OF CARROTS! are you kidding me? Talk about letting a child starve all day. That is there hugest downfall.

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March 03, 2010
As a teacher I have to congratulate Amerischools on its dedication to principals. I have taught in many other school but have never seen a school run as positively as this school. The principal knows every child's name and greets them as they walk through the door each day. The small class sizes and skill level classrooms allow education to be tailored to the individual student. Each student has the opportunity to work at their level while still being challenged.

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September 11, 2009
My children have attended Amerischools for the past 6 years. During this time my children have never had a bad experience. I have had the pleasure of volunteering at Amerischools for a few months and words can not express how great this school is! The staff is extremely attentive to its students and the students are very well mannered. I have recommended this school to a few parents, that have since enrolled their children. If asked I am confident they would say they also adore this school. I will continue to recommend this school!

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September 04, 2009
All my children have attended amerischools academy and have enjoyed they haven't gotten in bad situations and the teachers and staff care for the children as if they're there top priority my child who is still going to amerischools academy just started middle school enjoys every minuet of it all my children that even some graduated and are in high school or college like to visit in spare time and still feel they're in a safe calm environment !!! They love it its the best school they have ever been to i would strongly recmond this particular school!!!!!

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June 29, 2009
When I was a member of this school, I encountered a lot of violent and disrespectful students. The administration didn't really seem to handle these issues. The parents appear to be running this school. Wouldn't recommend this school.

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April 08, 2009
Both of my kids attend Amerischools. It is a comfortable and kind environment. The teachers know all the students and families. It's GREAT

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November 15, 2007
I have to say the middle school teachers are warm, caring, responsible teachers. They do care about the involvement in their classroom and the students. Any parent who thinks otherwise should make visit in the classrooms. You would see in each of the three rooms an environment that is VERY conducive to learning, caring and being responsible. As far as the discipline, like all schools there is always a kid or two that will act up. Each teacher has experience in how to handle each situation with respect to the student. EXPERIENCE THE AMERISCHOOLS DIFFERENCE!

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November 14, 2007
This school is great for the lower elementary grades however has a multitude of problems in the middle school levels. The teachers are cold and often don't seem to care about the involvement in their classroom and their students.

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October 15, 2007
I taught here for 1 semester. It was awful. Kids were the last thing on the agenda. Discipline was bad.

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May 30, 2007
Love this school, teachers & staff. I've 2 sons attend and have seen their confidence soar and them excel academically. Teacher involvement with parents is superb. The school is small enough that when your child is having an off day - the teachers notice & let you know their concerns. Love the annual plays the kids put on, it's a huge deal in our family. They plan great field trips, the symphony, science center, theatre company and castles & coasters. The kids have an opportunity to be civic minded, learn to volunteer by assisting putting together food boxes and participate in fund raising. Highly recommend this school to everyone interested in a great education for their kids, in a centrally located area.

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May 29, 2007
AmeriSchools is a wonderful school! The class sizes are small, the staff are all very nice and helpful, my children just love this school. The classes are non-graded, the students are placed at their academic and skill level. My daughter has enjoyed her teachers so much the last 3 years at AmeriSchools and can't wait till next year starts. They have an Early Bird Club so I can drop off my kids early(6:30 am) and be able to get to work on time! There is interactive computer technology in the classroom, they have wonderful musicals that the children put on during the year, after school clubs, overall this is a wonderful educational environment. I highly recommend that you check this school out.

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May 21, 2007
O my gosh...I love this school and my Daughter is very happy here. Her teacher Mrs Hernandez is amazing. The entire staff is great and the way they manage there kids is great...I cant wait for the next school year to start.Thank you amerischools!

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August 09, 2005
This charter school has many benifits to offer their children. Amerischools is an awsome charter community.

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August 05, 2005
Teachers here are great. Everything else is bad. Planned events are extremely disorganized, and so is the daily business of the front office. Paperwork is lost constantly.

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July 15, 2005
The kindergarden teacher was great.

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April 05, 2005
My daughter isin the 6th grade and she has been gong to this school for 4 years i wouldnt put her in a public school this school is great and so is the staff.

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October 15, 2002
This is my child's first year. What I like the most about AmeriSchools is the way they work around the children's needs. When a child excels in a subject, they put the child in another program that will keep the child challenged.

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Amerischools Academy - Camelback
1333 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ  85013
(602) 532-0100
Last modified Amerischools Academy - Camelback is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Amerischools Academy - Camelback Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 56 reviews. Top