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Phoenix, AZ

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3021 W. Evans Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85053

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(602) 347-2600
(602) 896-5020
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June 22, 2014
I love this school is amazing! My daughters are doing very well her. I feel like it's a family :)

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 19, 2013
Acacia is an amazing school, my kids love going to school and their teachers. Every one does so much, the staff is great, it was a shame that they let Mr. Madison leave, my kids never stopped talking about him. We can't wait for the next pull the plug week.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
This school is great my daughter is just starting kindergarten and everyone has been so happy and helpful..

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2013
This year Acacia earned a National Title. They were named a National Title I Distinguished School. I am so proud to be a part of the Acacia family. This school excels in scores, involves parents and families in many events and has strong ties with the community and business partners. What a happy fun place for a child to learn! Thank you Acacia!

- submitted by a community member
June 29, 2012
Acacia is an outstanding school that puts students first, uses best practices, promotes students success, and has an outstanding staff. The principal is always available, positive and continually rewards students for their achievement and success. This school utilizes three levels of intervention to promote student success and increase performance. Acacia is a family oriented neighborhood school that works with the community and offers many programs free to students. It is an A+ school of Excellence as well as a Title I school. Any parent would be smart to enroll their child here.

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2012
As a parent of 2 students that attend Acaia I appreciate all the hard work that the teachers put in each day. I have seen a significant improvement in my child's reading and they have numerous programs that motivate students to learn. My child loves going to school and I'm always greeted with a smile by the office staff, teachers, and principal. THANK YOU ACACIA!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2012
Acacia is truely a community school. The teachers go above and beyond to meet the needs of every child. The families are involved and always on campus helping out. Acacia has amazing business partners that contribute to the school. A family couldn't ask for a better place to be!

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2012
My son has been attending Acacia Elementary School for the past 2 years. His kindergarten teacher Mrs. Brown was A+mazing!!! She genuinely cared about each child individually. She helped my son and challenged him in the ways he needed to be. His teacher this year isn't as great. From what I can tell she is very unorganized and easily frustrated with the kids. I understand that the teacher to student ratio is high, but it doesn't negate the fact some children need to be challenged more than others. The Principal is nice, a little over the top but she has always been kind and friendly. I wish I could say the same for the office staff. The school nurse is rude and talks in an extremely condescending manner, as do the office aids. As far as parent involvement is concerned you have the parents that go above and beyond, and the ones who don't bother at all. They do have a lot of school functions. The bingo is always fun to attend. I drive my son 12 miles to attend Acacia. It is an excellent school, but like any school it has some minor things that need to be dealt with.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2012
My daughter had only been at this school for about 3 weeks know and she is very happy there after leaving her other school that would choose who was able to join there school programs. She is now doing leadership at Acacia they do not put the children's self-esteem down. All students should be allowed to join student council or year committee, it help the children's self-esteem!

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2011
This is a very active school. After only being at the school three weeks, we were invited by the PTO president to a pull the plug night. We didn't realize that they had an event for us each night to participate in, and the PTO president was there every night too! Talk about dedication to a school and she remember me and my children. I was very impressed with the sock hop event. They had motorcycles for the kids to take pictures on, old cars to pose in front of, and a real diner. I couldn't believe they had a diner out front and the food was amazing! Everyone was dressed up and having so much fun. My kids want to know if this is how they do all their events, I'm not sure yet, but we were invited for another event next Friday where it is a bingo for all ages. We are so eexcited to be at this school. Kuddos to the principal for the great staff she has and parents who help out. The Principal was so much fun at the sock hop judging the best dressed. I even took part in the hula hoop and buble blowing contest. Couldn't believe this was a free event. Very impressed and glad we chose this A+ school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2010
The principal, teachers, staff and parents are an A+ school!

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2010
Acacia School is very deserving of the A+ School of Excellence award! The teachers, staff and principal are all very hard working, genuine and caring. They take time to help each child reach their highest potential. The Acacia staff, students, parents and community members worked collaboratively to achieve the A+ award and we feel pride in our school for having such an honor. Congratulations to Acacia School and its families for working together to show other Arizona schools that Acacia is A+!!!

- submitted by a teacher
June 10, 2010
Congratulations Acacia! I know how hard you have all worked over the years to accomplish this wonderful honor! You are definitley a top school in Arizona! I am proud to say I am affiliated with your organization. From the principal to all staff you are A+++++ !

- submitted by a community member
June 10, 2010
As a local community member I have been asked for the last 4 years to participate in the Winter Festival they hold at Acacia school. We proudly show our support with Acacia and enjoy meeting new families and friends each year. I hope to be invited back and would love to help raise more awareness of the great things this school has accomplished since I myself attended there back in the 80's.

- submitted by a community member
June 09, 2010
A 6 out of 10 is a generous rating for this school. The principal is driven by status and what she can achieve as a principal, not as a school. It's recent A Plus rating may be deserved by the curriculum but that rating does not spill over into the classrooms. Teachers are disrespectful, negative and rude. They no longer are role models for students, they do what they can to get a laugh even if it's at the expense of a student. Parents, if you value your child's education and well-being, I would suggest you avoid Acacia Elementary at all costs. There are, however, several awesome teachers who care about the students but more often than not, we found unacceptable behavior from the students and teachers that was never dealt with but swept under the rug so they would still receive their A Plus rating. Disgusting they preach otherwise!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
I am very satisfied with this school. My child is sufficiently challenged, disciplined, and cared for.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2010
This is a wonderful achool. My child wakes up ever morning ready to get to school. This school goes beyond its standards.the teachers and office staff are so wonderful they always have a smile on ther face and friendly way to them all. I would say this school is # 1 in the phoenix area!!

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
my grandaughter has attended acaia since kindergarden she is in the sixth grade now because of the great teachers and staff she has always been on the honor roll and excelled in many activeties, there are so many wonderful programs any child can learn and grow to be productive americans, we will miss Acaia next year when we go to junior, What a blessing it has been for our family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Acacia has a very friendly staff. This is my childs first year at Acacia and the staff has made it a wonderful experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
This is the best school because the teachers really work with the kids and really talk to the parents!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Acacia cares about it's students! My daughter has attended Acaica since kindergarten and is now a 6th grader. She has had (and still does:-)) the best teachers. She has also made wonderful friends over the years. Acacia is truly a school that brings the community together. The office staff is always helpful and kind and the Principal is a blessing to the school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Acacia has a wonderful, caring, & community oriented faculty. The gals in the office are nothing but supporting & helpful. Teachers are the best!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
This schools truely cares about children and preparing them for their future. Acacia is always looking for ways to better itself and continues to grow and improve year after year.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 18, 2009
Acacia is all about education! My daughter is getting the best teaching. I am glad we have her enrolled!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The staff of teachers and administration are amazing in everyway and we miss them since we moved.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Acacia has an amazing community supporting it! Our families and students work together to create a positive, fun learning environment for everyone.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
The school office is run extremely efficiently. The staff there are quite friendly and very helpful. You can always tell a great school by the office staff....if it's well-oiled machine in the office, then chances are, the rest of the school is terrific too!

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
I really like our principal Mrs. Hollingsworth. My son has been there since kindergarten and is now in the 4th grade. We moved from our of the district to Acacia and have been on a varience becasue we love it so much. I went to Acacia when I was a kid too. It's great to see my old teachers still there. ACACIA ROCKS!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
My step son goes to Acacia and the parents are really involved andd welcome. My wife volunteers at the school and there is always something going on to keep the families involved. We like Acacia so much that when we moved 20 minutes away from the school we requested a variance. We can't imagine sending our son somewhere else for his education.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Acacia is the best, great teachers, wonderful families, fun place to be. Lots of events to attend, alwys feel welcomed at the school. Feels like cheers - where eveybody knows your name!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
My grandkids went to Acacia and now my great-grandkids are going. The school has always had alot of events for the kids & parents. I have enjoyed helping with many events. It is a really great school!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
My children attended Acacia years ago, now my grandchildren attend Acacia. Acacia teachers and parents provide support for the children all day everyday. We are proud to see our daughter taking an extra intrest in our grandkids school by becoming the president of their APL. Love the excitment we feel when we come to Acacia events. We always see the principal engaging with the students and parents.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
My girls attended Acacia when they were little, now it's my grandkids who are at Acacia. It's so wonderful to see them doing so well in school. the teachers and principal really do care about the kids. Was a great school when my kids were there, and is an Awesome school now that my grandkids are there! I'm an active member with the APL and love all the events and activities the school puts on.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
The Acacia Parent Link is like a PTO for Acacia. We love working with the Principal Mrs. Hollingsworth, Office Manager Kira Alexander, and the entire staff at Acacia! If it wasn't for the wonderful staff on hand at Acacia we would not be able to host such AWESOME family events at our school. We GREATLY appreciate all they do for our kids. A-C-A-C-I-A, ACACIA ROCKS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
We have the best teachers ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Acacia participates in the federal gov't food program where many students receive breakfast and lunch at school or they wouldn't eat. There is limited parent involvement which makes it tough for the staff to discuss progress of students and get parent involvement. The obstacles that face Acacia are grand but the Staff continue to break down barriers to create an environment of enriched learning for all children. Keep it up Acacia!

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2009
Love the teachers and staff. Great PTO group keeps us involved with activities every month, community orientated school. Glad to see it's progressing, now a highly preforming school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The staff is so pleasant and helpful to us (parents). They are wonderful with the kids and have lots of fun activities for families.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Acacia is a very good school. The staff is all ways there when you need them. I am proud to have my kids go there. The office staff know's you by name when you go there it is really a good feeling.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
The teachers and staff at Acacia are excellent! They all go above and beyond the basic required duties.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Acacia school rocks! it's all about us........ It takes a great team of people to make it the second best thing on earth after disneyland!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Great principal who works well with the teachers!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2009
My children have gone to three public school in wesd last year until they finally got into Acacia. Since their acceptance they have had perfect attendance, minimal behavior issues and great grades. This school is the best.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
Staff and teachers are excellent. I received tons of feedback. My son had an awesome time. The curriculum was well rounded, P.E , Music, Computers, Library time. As a bonus my son brought home tons of projects!!! Everyone there is great, down to the crossing guard who is always friendly and to my amazement seems to know and remember everyone. No buses, but not a downfall at all the school zone is like a city block, at the farthest point you might have to walk 10 minutes. I could not have asked for a better experience for my son's first year of school!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
I think this school is excellent. My son was new to the school this year and they treated him great.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
I have 3 kids at this school, the teachers are very caring and we always see the princapal. This is a great school for all kids!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
I love this school..I have one child that attends there now and one that just continuted on to middle school from there...The teachers are awesome..the principal is very involved and visable..any problems are addressed right away..My children and myself can't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2007
We love Acacia. Every teacher really cares and the Principal is always visible and there to listen to concerns. We plan to keep our kids there.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2006
This school has some serious issues around the treatment of Students/Parents. The principal is nice and sometimes she actually does something, but it's hard to get a hold of her to help with issues.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2006
Certainly not enough music, art or extra curricular activities, need more funding! Quality of the year depends on quality of the teacher and # of special needs children per class!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
October 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2005
Excellent leadership! My child's scores have really improved.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2005
One of the best we've ever experienced!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2005
We are new to the area and have found the teachers and staff to be very caring and informative. Test scores seem to be on the rise. We are very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2005
not really impressed with the quality of the curriculum & definatly not fond of the cycling wherein the 1st grade teacher follows the class to 2nd grade. my son was repeatedly harrassed & humiliated by his 1st grade teacher yet the school did nothing to resolve our family's complaints on that unprofessional person, refused to transfer him to another teacher & left him with her another year. His 3rd grade teacher has so far been a vast improvement.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2005
Teachers did not seem to be able to cope with minor behavioral issues such as ADHD children. Not on the ball with getting students the assistance they need and not very good about communicating with the parent about what is going on with students in the class room until it was too late despite parent's request. All students have to walk to school regardless of where they live. I felt it was too far for my young child to be walking and the school solution was to have the child buddy up with another child. We did not even know anyone because we just moved to the area. The first day, my child got lost trying to find their way home, and I was at work.

- submitted by a parent
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Acacia Elementary School
3021 W. Evans Dr., Phoenix, AZ  85053
(602) 347-2600
Last modified Acacia Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Acacia Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 64 reviews. Top