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Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 621

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3535 W. Dunlap
Phoenix, AZ 85051

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(602) 589-9840
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February 19, 2015
Not only do I love working with some of the most talented teachers and staff, I love my students! We have some of the most creative and innovative thinkers. Imagine Cortez Park has a place in my heart.

- submitted by a teacher
June 10, 2014
The education and teachers were acceptable. The management was a complete failure. After an incident with my son's medication, I found out that they had no records of my son's medication for 3 months. Schedule II medication and no tracking whatsoever. The management failed to investigate the incident until I contacted the national parent company. Even after the incident, they failed to administer my sons medication 20% of the time... A prime example of everything that is wrong with the charter school system. Poor supervision and reckless management. My son will not be attending this school next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2012
I have 3 children that attend this school, and one that is now in high school. I have a 4th grader, 2nd grader, and 1st grader attending Imagine Cortez Park. They also prepared my daughter very well for high school. I am very close to my children and I worry about their safety. This is my top priority. I am comfortable knowing they will be well taken care of at this school. My children are also held to very high academic standards. The teachers make sure that my children are responsible to do their best. We have struggled financially in the past few years and this school has provided uniforms, shoes, socks, back packs, and school supplies for my children! This has taken a lot of pressure off my family. The administration is wonderful, and Mrs. SCALA is wonderful too!!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2012
Awesome school! They have helped my daughter SOOO MUCH! she has only been there 3 months and the improvement in all areas has impressed me. I am thankful that this school has a Principle and Teachers who really do care in making a difference. Cortez is driven to help our kids succeed!!

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2012
Imagine cortez Park is a great school. I have two children in this school and like it very much. We recently moved, but I continue to bring my children here. I feel a sense of community here and that is important to me.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
I am a parent of 2 kids who've been in Ms. Weaver, Ms. Chesney, Ms. Paz and Ms. Koski's classes. They are great teachers and like being at this school. I will be sending my Kindergartner there as well. They have attended for 3 years now.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
I have had the pleasure to meet Heidi Schloesser the Principal of this school. The love she has for the children and the dedication she shows is amazing and therefore by her example the teachers and aides must be amazing as well.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2010
I initially tested my 4 year old son in to kindergarten at IS-CP because it was centrally located, full-day and had better reviews than other schools I was looking at. His teacher Ms. Goodman is fantastic and the principals are great. He's excelling both academically and socially and I feel like although I'd love for extra-curricular activities to be offered I'm super impressed with the academics side. There is a nearby co-ed t-ball league at Manzanita Ball Club if anyone is interested. The only thing I can gripe about is the laundry list of school supplies each kindergartener has to bring to class on the first day...6 glue sticks, 2 boxes of crayons etc. etc. I understand budgets are tight but really..?

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
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September 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2008
Both my children go to this school. One is in 3rd grade and my other child is in kindergarden. Both classes, the thechers are great and they care so much. I could not ask for a better school for my kids to be going to!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2008
I think Imagine School at Cortez Park is a great school. My kindergartener was in Mrs. Scala's class and she was fabulous! I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. My daughter loved her and was excited to go to school. I highly recommend this school and especially this teacher!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2008
This school is wonderful compared to the other students in the area. The Kindergarten and First grade teachers do an amazing job and my son has excelled in all standardized tests. Ms. Hubert has done a wonderful job and she really cares about her students and their families. I would definitly reccommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2008
I found this school on the internet prior to moving here to Arizona. I found the Imagine Schools to be centrally located. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Since my child has been enrolled in Cortez Park, I have a fantastic relationship with his teacher Ms.Koski. Also Mr. V the current principal has made his office door always available and welcomes any comments or suggestions. He has a great partner Ms. S, who is always busy assisting children, whether they are in the class or just walking down the hall. My child makes comments on how Mr. V and Ms. S is always smiling, and that makes him feel very Happy. I highly recommend this school! It has surpassed my expectations, great staff, execellent Curiculum and strives for their students to do their best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2008
Cheerleading is actually open to boys too! There are three coaches who run the elementary cheer program. They have done an awesome job this year!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2008
Elementary school here needs to have more options for sports or extra curricular activities. There is only cheerleading and that is just for girls! Cheerleading is a joke, little 4th and 5th graders are actually teaching cheerleading!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
Imagine Schools at Cortez Park has been a great school for all of my children. I have four of my children that attend Cortez Park. Cortez Park not only get 'School of the Year' but also got '2007 Imagine Character Ed. Runner Up School of the Year', '2007 Imagine Parent Choice School of the Year'and 2007 Home of Imagine Schools Teacher of the Year...'Maryea Flaherty. So, I as a parent of four children that attend Cortez Park, I am proud to have them at this school and will continue to attend for many years.Teachers are awsome!!

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March 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2008
I have 2 kids who attend this school and I have been satisfied with their teacher's in the past. Mrs. Van is such a wonderful, warm and kind teacher. She always has a smile on her face. Her students are very engaged in their learning. Mr. Fidel is doing a wonderful job taking over for the 4th grade class and my son truly respects and loves him as his new teacher. I am proud to have my sons attend Cortez Park!!

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2007
I think this school has a few teachers who really love to teach. i have special needs children there. It has been impossible to get the staff to follow an iep. Frequent discussions with administration have not improved our situation. In fact, the administrators do not support the teachers,parents or their students. I was hoping for so much more from this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
I think this school is the best thing that every happen to my childeren. Cortez changed our lifes. Cortez It the best!!

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2007
I have a son enrolled at Cortez, and both he and I love this school. He had some minor learning difficulties with reading, and this school has made every effort allowed to them to test, teach, obtain extra reading help for him...he's done nothing but grow and florish. Every school has its good and bad points, but, I truly believe this school is filled with caring individuals that love what they do, it shows.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2006
My children go to this school. When they first started I was very pleased. The teachers were caring and challenged them. This year, I am very disappointed! I can't say that all is bad about this school. There are some great teachers and staff members. The new assistant principal, Heidi Schloesser is a fair and understanding person. She will be a great principal, if they can keep her there. I think the principal Mr. Villalon has a great heart but doesn't know when to be tough. For the kids that are smart there is nothing for them, no challenge. More is being done for those who are ELL and that is only hurting my kids. I will find another school either this year or next year.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2006
This school has made so much progress and is very successful! I am very pleased!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2006
I was very disappointed this year with the teachers. There was no sld class nor teacher quilified to teach. One of my children had f's all year and the teacher not once called to inform us of falling grades. I felt this year was a total waste of time and they were better off in public school then maybe they would have learned something. The kindergraden teachers are excellent! Mrs V. Is a very good and fair principal.

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June 20, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2006
This is really an excellent school with great, caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2006
My child went to this school for less than half of the school year. I did not find the school stimulating for him. I felt he was ahead of others in his class. His teacher didn't seem very knowledgable either. This was 5th grade. Do love school uniforms! The Principal was awesome!

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
I found this school on the internet looking for an all day kindergarden. Ms. Deise who teaches all day kindergarden was terrific, she taught my daughter about culture, art, science, along with the regular ciriculmne. As my daughter transited into 1st grade she was already a step ahead of the students who came out of other kindergarden classes. I also had a 5th grader going there as well and I seen the improvement in her acdemics within the first month of her attendences. I love this school. And when my youngest is ready for school I am also having him attend here as well.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2005
I am very pleased with this school! It is wonderful!

- submitted by a teacher
July 05, 2005
I am very pleased with Cortez Park Elementary School. I was concerned about my child, who in the middle of first grade was not reading and seemed to be struggling at another school, so I transferred her to Cortez Park. Immediately I knew I did the right thing. Her teacher was amazing, and by the end of the year she was reading by herself! What a relief! The teachers are warm and caring, and the curriculum is outstanding. This is a top notch school in an area where these types of schools are difficult to find.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
no rating June 18, 2005
Decent school; interesting location may not be 'ideal' for all families.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
Cortez Park Charter School is a great school. It has an outstanding curriculum, teachers who are caring and effective, and nice big classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2005
This school is very disorganized. Not only in its classrooms, but also in the office, the aftercare and the afterschool activities. The cheerleading program is a joke. I think it does have some good points but quite honestly they are steadily starting to outweigh the bad. For a charter school, low grade. I think unfortunately the area along with the types of parents bring it down. In my daughter's class there is a high number of only spanish speaking parents. How are they suppose to thelp their children with homework? They can't so their children are failing. As a matter of fact, there is actually a male student in the class that speaks no english. I feel sorry for these children.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2005
I love this school and my son doesnt want to go anywhere else, he has been on the honor roll for 2years ever since he has been there. The teachers are really good,but they need to offer more sports for the younger kids. This year my daughter will be starting kindergarden there. I have never had a problem there.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2004
I feel that this is an awesome school. My son has been attending CortezPark for 3 years and has excelled beyond what I expected each year! The teachers are absolutely awesome and most of the staff is really quite nice and approachable. The cafeteria food has also improved over the years. I recommend this school for your child's first years for the simple fact they learn so much more than standard public schools.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2003
I'm very pleased with quality of education that my daughter is receiving at CortezPark.She was struggling at her other school and is now excelling.The teachers are dedicated and are committed to excellance. The one thing that sets this school apart from others is that they are about kids and the staff goes that extra mile to help all of the children to be successful.The school also has a Saturday School Program 'Smarts' to strengthen the children's skills with Reading and Math. The students really enjoy the oppurtunity to participate in this awesome program. As a parent, it is nice have school were I can send my child were she is safe, academically challenged and motivated to do her best.'Great Job Cortez Park'

- submitted by a parent

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Imagine Cortez Park Elementary School
3535 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ  85051
(602) 589-9840
Last modified Imagine Cortez Park Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Imagine Cortez Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top