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9450 W. Encanto
Phoenix, AZ 85037

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(623) 907-5271
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September 07, 2014
Can't say enough about this school. I'm constantly there checking up on my kids and the environment is so friendly and inviting. Love the principal and staff b/c they always go above and beyond for every child. My children are learning and so happy. There is no greater place to put my children!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2014
I went to this school since kindergaten and I feel as if I could have been in a much better school. I am in high school now, and it's a lot better than Sheely. I was always bullied and picked on for being white and short. This may have been because 60% of the school was hispanic. Profanity and awful pictures were scribbled in the restrooms and never cleaned off. In 6-8th grade, kids were caught doing drugs from time to time. Kids started fighting each other in 4th grade from then on as well. None of the teachers cared for any student's education and there was a huge lack of discipline to any children. As for gifted students, the gifted teacher was the only one that cared for the children. Being gifted, I wasn't challenged enough and often bored in school because it was too easy. Not only does this school fail to educate, it fails to prepare kids to do well in high school. I never received homework in 8th grade from this school, and now I get homework every day at high school. If you are a parent who think this school is perfect for your child's good education, think again.

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2014
I visited this school while looking for a good school for my child to enroll in. This was the nearest school in the area and it looked pretty decent on the outside. They had a swift parking and student drop off system. When I went to meet some of the teachers, I was very unimpressed. They seemed stressed out and very angry with the students. I walked in to meet a teacher and the 7th and 8th graders were out of control. They were screaming and throwing paper at one another, and the teacher payed no attention. After meeting a few of the teachers, I decided to use the restrooms right afterwards. When I walked into the restrooms, I immediately wanted to vomit. There was urine on the ground and the restroom smelled horrible. The stalls had disgusting and offensive writing on them. I had to wait to use the bathrooms until I got home. The principal was nice, but this clearly isn't the learning environment I want my child in. I am not enrolling my son in this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2014
My kids love this school! They are so happy to go to school everyday! I love how awesome the teachers are! They work so hard and are so dedicated. The principal and vice principal are fabulous!!! They know every child on campus. Ms.Marze and Mrs. Sehr really go above and beyond to help every child succeed. Even the office staff to the cafeteria staff are amazing. I really feel like we have a family here. We are going on our third year here and can't wait for school to start!

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2014
Sheely Farms has very attentive and engaged principles and teachers. They care about the students and their education. the challenge is with the students that attend the school. Many of them do not care about receiving the education that is offered to them. They are disrespectful and out of control. I believe with more parent involvement this school can excel. Parents and teachers must work together in order for the school to truly succeed. I have four children attending this school. Each and every teacher I have encountered at Sheely Farms has shown great concern for my kids and their education. They do the best they can under the circumstances. Fortunately the parents reading this are already involved. Get to know your neighbors and challenge them to be involved too. As a community we can make a difference for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2014
Sheely Farms is a great school. The principals and teachers work so hard and their dedication is impressive! It makes me sad to see all of the negative comments on here because that is not representative of the school as a whole, just a very small portion. The office staff is friendly and the teachers are always willing to help my children in any way possible. Ms. Marze and Mrs. Sehr are everywhere, they are friendly and always put students first.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2014
Sheely Farms is a great school my kids have been there for five years, and the teachers and principles go above and beyond with the children. I know I can contact them anytime for anything and I know they have my childrens best interest at heart. I have never had an issue with the school I think it's great and so do my children.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2013
Just had an hour long talk with my child and she has opened up and told me some bad thing bout this school.she is un the 8th grade. She has told me things that I would never guess about this school....this school sucks and I am taking her out.kids talk back to the teachers, walk out of class, they don't have any teachers that care.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
This school was very disappointing. The students and teachers care little about education. There are very few students and teachers who actually care. My kindergartener had 3 different teachers, all of which were not very good teachers. His lunchbox was stolen 3 times. The first one was stolen twice and couldn't be found. The second one I bought him was stolen once but then recovered. The teachers can not control the students effectively making a poor environment for learning. Many students speak profanity at length and use these words like normal every day words. These words are graffitied all around the school. All the parents who have said the school is so great are not very involved in what actually happens at the school. Not highly recommended. The tolleson elementary school district is about the same. I had to move my children to the avondale district where they can learn and the environment is much better.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
This school is great! I love the principals, they love our kids. The principals are always there and talk to everyone. They know all the kids by name. This school has gotten so much better with Ms. Mars.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2013
The worst school I have ever encountered. Profanities where scribbled all over the bathroom walls, the school couldn't be bothered to take them off. The school is overcrowded, and under funded. My child was sent home with only MACRO and spelling words due once a week. 2nd graders are not taught multiplication tables. Last public school my child will attend.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
Sheely Farms is a Great school it offers many academics it really changed students lives sheely farms welcomes everyone to this school it really has improved.

- submitted by a community member
August 03, 2011
I'm so pleased that Sheely Farms is now starting to show strides toward progress. Moving from a 3 star rating to a 5 star is a step in the right direction. I have high hopes for the upcoming school year. We aren't out of the mess yet though. We parents and members of the Sheely Farms community need to be ever present and active in supporting the staff and students of our school. Education is a blessing and a privilege, not something to simply be indifferent about. Education empowers our children and provides them the tools to hopefully reach their dreams. We need to fight for our school and for our kids' education passionately. We need to get involved and provide the support that will enable this school and our children to reach their potential. As a community, we also must stand behind our teachers and principal who have chosen to devote their lives to enrich the lives of children, our children. On the school's end they do indeed need to work on communication, provide more challenging curriculum, possibly even implement better allocation of funds. All in, I believe we can be proud of our school in time if we truly take a stand and support public education in our neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2009
We are so impress with the education couldn't ask for anything more.

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December 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 17, 2008
this is has been wonderful for my children. They have been very patient and helpful with one of my children that needed special attention. They have treated everyone of my children with respect and they have always took the time needed for the education on my kids.

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December 14, 2007
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no rating December 02, 2007
I have a special needs third grader that we discovered has high fuctioning autism. We moved out here from Colorado with high hopes of recieving the help my son needs to succeed in school. I thought that Sheely Farms would help me despite the other reviews from parents I met in my community. Sheely Farms and the district did not help my special needs son nor did they pretend to care about helping my son. I would not recommend this school to anyone that cares about their children's education. I pulled my children out of there. What a disappointment and a waste of valuable time.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
i have been going to this school for the past 5 years and think this school is fun neat.we have pe art muisc band and lots more of cool things this school has inproved alot a

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October 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2007
The safety & welfare of my son is priority number 1 -this school truly concerns me on this level. The school is overcrowded and understaffed. The school needs an overhaul. Someone please help!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2007
I am trying desperately to get my daughter out of this school! Aside from the lack of teachers to accommodate the school, The school is overcrowded. Discipline at this school is lacking as well and makes it hard for teachers to run their classes effectively. Extracurricular activities are at a low yet fund raisers go on consistently so we have no idea where the money went. Do not even consider this school until it shapes up!

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2006
2005-06 was my sons second year at Sheely Farms. His first year was horrible, he has 3 different teachers in 1st grade.He is still in private tutoring trying to make up for his 1st grade year. Last year was much better. He had a terrific teacher and the Admin did a good job. Hopefully the class sizes will go down this year.

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July 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
I believe a lot has changed this year with Sheely, the new leadership has brought a new enthusiasm amongst the teachers, students and some parents. I firmly believe in what Ms. Simmons is trying to instill in these children and will back her up 100%. I am saddened by the fact that so many parents would be upset that their children are expected to be safe, responsible, respectful and available to learn. I do not believe that our school has any problems with staff or education, I believe our problem is the parents. We have very little parent involvement and way too many students either tardy or not showing up. Just where are all the parents? Thank you Sheely for showing that we can improve.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Our experiences at Sheely Farms have been mixed. It's really been hit and miss - depending on which teacher our children have had. We've had many communication problems this year. One of the teachers of our child sent home and F on his report card, but never called or sent home a note during the entire quarter to let us know that he was falling behind! That is a huge oversight in my book. We scheduled to meet with her and she did not accept any responsibility for his grade. She simply said that she had too many students to be able to take the time to send a note home when his work was not completed. I was appalled! On the other hand, our other child was also struggling and his teacher called us to set up a conference and had a plan to put him back on track.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2005
I have two children who attend Sheely Farms and they both have excellent teachers who care a great deal and use a variety of teaching methods to reach each child!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2005
So far my experience with Sheely Farms has been a pleasant one. I have a child in Kindergarten and have seen great progress since the school year began last August. I have visited her classroom a number a times and was pleased to see the children busy working. Since the school adopted new leadership, I have seen great changes and positive a uplifting spirit within the staff that reflects onto the students in the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2005
Sheely Farms had made great strides this year.

- submitted by a teacher
September 16, 2005
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August 29, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
August 22, 2005
I've been disappointed with Sheely Farms so far. My children have been there since the very beginning. What disappoints me most is that the teachers that my now 7th grade son has had have not been able to evaluate what kind of help he needs to focus in and be more organized and do generallty better. They all agree that he is a well behaved, intelligent young man... but as far as him needing extra help, none of the teachers were willing to spend any extra time with him to see what could be done to help him. With all the new changes happening with the administration for the 05-06 school year, I can only hope it brings more caring education professionals.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2005
School should be a lot better than it is. New administration this year should make a big difference. Staff morale is starting out on a high and the students will benefit.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2005
This is a good progressive school. My Children learned more this past year at Sheely Farms than they did at their previous school. we got a variance to put our children in this school. the parents awe welcome to participate and the staff is responsive.

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June 28, 2005
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June 23, 2005
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June 19, 2005
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June 12, 2005
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June 12, 2005
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June 12, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
May 11, 2005
One of the worst schools! For all of those parents out there who think of this school as 'great', you have been missing a lot of the details! Did you know that your children's specials have been taken away due to the population outburst? No music, art, P.E., 1/2 a library. This doesn't sound like a great school to me. There aren't extracirricular activities and the parental envolvement in scarce. All 1300 kids (the school's max limit was supposed to be 900) are released at the same time and there is no room to park. Hopefully next year will be better. In my opinion, things couldn't get worse.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2005
The teachers at Sheely Farms are trying to give the students a great educational experience.

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March 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2004
Horrible! As we speak I am trying to get my child out of this school.The student ratio in each class is easily 35 kids to 1 teacher (and 1500 are expected by 2005), the curriculum is inconsistent (the math program will not prepare your child for the next grade at any other school), and the children are undisciplined and are released at the end of the day like cattle. Not to mention that the fundraising $ never seems to go to the children's activities (they are lucky to get a pizza party or two)and the principal is complacent about everything. It's only a matter of time before this school will be under review. If you are looking for a school with a low ratio, a concern for children's education, safety and happiness, do yourself a favor and move on.

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April 26, 2004
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April 01, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2004
Sheely Farms is a exellent school with a wonderful principal Mr.Dean and exellent staff. My personnel experience with the school has been very positive! I only wish that the other schools in Az were equally as responsible with their educating their kids! Two thumbs up Sheely Farms!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2003
This is my son's first year at this school. He is a 6th grader and I am very disappointed in the grading system used. My son does not like to do homework, but averages a 95% on every test he takes. Since a 70/30 homework/test system is used, my son has 30% in almost all of his classes. When I went to speak with his teachers, I felt rushed and got the impression that my concerns were not heard. If a student is able to absorb and retain the knowlege they are taught, why should they fail? I am pulling him out of this school who passes kids for doing their homework and failing their tests while there's still time, and putting him in a charter school.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2003
Education is a prime concern in this school. I can't believe the AIMS test scores...is anyone else bothered by the fact that only 30% of our kids can pass this test...lower by far in the math area. I'm seriously thinking of putting my child in a private school.

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Sheely Farms Elementary School
9450 W. Encanto, Phoenix, AZ  85037
(623) 936-9740
Last modified Sheely Farms Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sheely Farms Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top