The principal and teachers are top notch! And we love the core knowledge curriculum!
My two sons have been attending Wildfire since it opened its doors in August of 2006. I have been consistently pleased with the quality of the teaching staff, the richness of the curriculm, and the professionalism of the principal and office staff. I could not imagine a better elementary school experience for my children here in Arizona, public or private. The sense of community and optimism continues at Wildfire, despite the continued budget cuts being imposed by the state of Arizona. Kudos to the wonderful teachers and staff who make Wildfire such a great school!
I have a child in Kindergarten class. He was very bored this year and the level they taught was a pre-school level. The Arizona Education system is shameful. Parents your children should know their letters, sounds and numbers before they enter Kindergarten! Then perhpas our education system can start to improve from the bottom up! The focus was solely on Core Knowledge rather than allowing any expansion to challenge the children at their level.
We moved my son from a very reputed private school and we are very happy about the our change. He is always ready to go to school because of his wonderful teachers, the school enviornment and the principal. I am very impressed with the PTO involvement here. Makes a big difference.
My three children were new to Wildfire this year. We came from a private school in the area. The academics at Wildfire far exceed our private school. My children have since been caught up and are excelling here at Wildfire! The teachers are wonderful and the principal is very involved.
I've been very blessed to have had my son at Wildfire starting in Kindergarten through 2nd grade (this year). He has done beautifully, due to the teachers at this school. My son has been reading above grade level and has enjoyed the curriculum, due to Core Knowledge. He Loves going to school and has something new to tell me every day! It is amazing to hear about what he has all learned. This is a fabulous school, with a wonderful staff and a Great principal! We Love Wildfire!
I give this school a star for core knowledge because that is the only thing that they care about promoting. I took my child out of Wildfire after one quater of kindergarten. Education of the whole child is something that is not done here. My daughter 's kindergarten class is told to sit with hands folded on lap and not move in order to 'Make Your Day Count'. No treats allowed for birthdays. All parents including myself are told to go down to the workroom on our volunteer day without helping in class. The children have a 20 minute recess, that includes walking to and from the playground, in a 6 hour day. The school has grown from 400 to over 800 students in the past two years. The plan is to put trailers on the back lawn to allow for next years growth of families moving into Fireside.
This school is great. I am going to 6th grade. And the Student council is great. You acctually get to do somthing and the kids from 3-6 grade get to vote
We transferred to Wildfire from a much smaller school and I was concerned that my son would get 'lost in the shuffle' however I was surprised that the front office knew children by their first names, teachers were caring to all, and everyone offered assistance. Wildfire is an incredible school.
I have 2 children in the school, 5th and 2nd grades, The teachers and administrators at the school are wonderful. My 5th grader is in the honors program and we have looked into academically based charter schools, but once we compared his standardized test scores with those from the charter schools we saw no reason for him to change. I think the students are challenged in their academics without surrendering a social atmosphere. the school also funnels to one of the best public high schools in AZ>
Both of my boys go to Wildfire. One is in 5th the other in 6th. I am blown away by the high academic standards and teacher involvement. Wonderful school that deserves it rating! The principal is tops!
My daughter currently attends Wildfire as a second grader. She has learned so much with the Core Knowledge Curriculum and has received a lot of support from her teachers and all of the staff at Wildfire. The principal does a great job keeping the school extremely organized and both her 1st and 2nd grade teachers have been extremely intelligent and nurturing.
My child started halfway through his 2nd yr and was really struggling with the structure. By the end of the year, he had caught up and was excelling! So far, 3rd grade has been even better. The teachers really care about each individual student and work with them to excell at their own pace. We have been very happy!
We're surprised no one else has rated this school yet! Our child began attending Wildfire quite late in the inaugural year, so our experience is admittedly limited, but we were absolutely thrilled with the care and attention our child received. We could not have asked for a better teacher, and the principal is friendly and genuinely interested in getting to know each child (often sitting with different groups of kids during lunchtime to chat and ask how they're doing). We had grown rather disillusioned at our child's previous school, but Wildfire has made learning fun again.
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