Our daughters have spent the past 6 years at Benchmark, and this school is top notch in every way. The academic education they received at Benchmark has surpassed all our expectations. Our 3 girls are avid readers, math whizzes and well-versed in both historical and current events. The curriculum is challenging and interesting. We can't say enough positive things about the teachers and the administrators; they clearly love teaching and working with children. Our experience at Benchmark has been overwhelmingly positive, and our girls love learning. Sadly, we are relocating to another state and have left the school. We can only hope to find another school that will inspire and support our kids' love of learning as much as Benchmark has. A big "THANK YOU" for a quality education!
This is to address the review about all teachers not being certified. I know that when they are audited, they have to show that all teachers are certified. I know first hand that these private schools you pay an arm and a leg for do not staff all certified teachers. My 3 kids have/are going through this school. My oldest has moved on to middle school with 4 other Benchmark students. All five of them tested into advanced math and one tested 2 grade levels ahead. Also out of 150 students in English, 5 were recommended to follow the advanced track. 4 of the 5 were former Benchmark. If this does show what kind of product Benchmark produces, I don't know what does. The kids are well prepared and transition easily to a new school. As with any school, you may have a teacher you don't see eye to eye with or an issue with admin. No school is 100% perfect, but Benchmark comes pretty close. We've been more than thrilled with it!
The best way to know about your child's success at their elementary school, is after they move on to middle. Our kids have moved on and are thriving in all honors programs, with all A's. They have excellent social skills, they are better prepared than most of their classmates, and are on track for top honors in high school, AP programs and academic scholarships. Hopefully Benchmark's parents know how lucky they are. Thank you Benchmark.
Benchmark is flat out THE best public elementary school in Arizona. What the school leadership has built here is a hidden gem. The curriculum is top notch with Singapore Math leading the way and the reading\language arts has the emphasis on phonics over whole word nonsense. The science lab out shines every elementary school in the area but you cannot beat the 15 to 1 student to teacher ratio (STR). Students are ability grouped to make sure those that need help get it and those who excel are pushed. No child at either end of the ability spectrum is left behind. This setup makes Benchmark not only unique (no other public school comes close to this STR) but truly a superior choice for your child.
Benchmark provides a balance of academics, life experiences and school comradery in an environment that children enjoy and excel in.
Benchmark School is the best choice for a quality education, bar none!
We have watched our grandson thrive since attending Benchmark. He loves to learn. The Teachers are wonderful!
Wonderful teachers and administration. Small class sizes, amazing curriculum. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else.
The level of committment to the student is fantastic. The school provides a superior learning enviroment for it's students
I love Benchmark because I think the curriculum is stimulating (core knowledge) and because they break their reading, writing, and math groups into different levels. The advanced child receives a challenging/rewarding education.
We love this school! My children began their career at Benchmark as preschoolers. One graduated 6th last year and the other will graduate 6th this year from Benchmark. Every aspect is appreciated from the sense of a close school community, the principals, parent involvement and the curriculum. LOVE IT!!!
Benchmark is a wonderful community with parents that help make the school even better. There are so many fun and creative ways for the children to learn. I am so happy my Son has been a student there for four years. Maybe by the time he is in high school they will offer those grades, hint hint!!!! I am just glad I don't have to drive a long distance like some. Whatever it takes for a great education!
Benchmark is not only fantastic academically, but it is a wonderful community of families. There is an unbelievable amount of parent involvement. Our kids LOVE going to school!
I absolutely love this school! The education and teachers are unbeatable.For us it is worth the drive to give our children a wonderful education. The school has so many wonderful activities they incorporate with the curriculum.
The Teachers are Awesome!! My kids enjoy going to school, and are learning so much!
The teachers are passionate and knowledgeable, the administration is helpful, and the parents are involved. People work together to make this school a great place for kids to learn and success. My daughter not only learned a lot in academic also in the way she thinks about world and life. She is a thoughtful kid now and very happy every day.
Both my children go to Benchmark and it was worth the 2 year wait! They are learning so fast it's incredible! They don't like to be sick, because they don't want to miss a day of school. They teachers are awesome and encourage parent volunteers (I was a volunteer while I was unemployed) to participate. I never thought I would be helping my daughter do a science experiment while she was in Kindergarten. I love the fact that the teachers are always available to answer any questions I might have.
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