Benchmark is the best elementary school education I have seen in Maricopa County. Between the Core Knowledge curriculum and Singapore Math, they cover all the bases. My children have learned a lot, and love school.
We have just completed our 4th year at Benchmark. The quality of education is wonderful. The teachers are the best! My children are excited about learning. What more could you ask for? There is great parent involvement, and lots of extracurricular activities.
We have been at Benchmark several years. My sons attended preschool and are now in elementary. The core knowledge curriculum with many hands-on science and social studies activities is a highlight of the experience. The Singapore math program has been challenging and a great experience for my son who is gifted in math. He reports that his competitive math teacher is in his 'teacher hall of fame'. Unfortunately, teacher ability and experience do vary, as charter schools often have a fair amount of turnover in teaching staff. We have also had some difficulty in communication and consistency with getting one of my son's special education needs met. Parents are very involved and the principles respond appropriately to feedback. Overall, I think that it has been a good choice for us.
My three children are receiving an execellent education at Benchmark and the personal attention they get from teachers regarding there development is outstanding. This is a top quality academic instution with not only a strong math and reading program, but also an effective arts and cultures program. There are plenty of atheletic opportunities provided by the school through NYS sports, however this is the weakest development program at the school.
Awesome school, excellent teachers, outstanding reading and math programs, safe, fun!
Benchmark is a great school. I am so happy to have my child in that school.
Benchmark is a great school. They are working very hard to work with my child because she has an ld
We are entering our 2nd year here. Teachers are very caring, altho there's been a lot of recent turnover. Music needs a little improvement
This is our son's third year at Benchmark and we're very happy. The owners are very dedicated, there is a tremendous amount of parent involvement in all areas. The Singapore math is great. Our second grader is excited about math and reading. We were concerned about the change in principal this year, but the new principals are doing a great job.
We have been in the preschool for 1 year and find the teacher quality to be excellent - there was some movement in the Pre K this year with some new teachers and the quality is not that of the preschool teachers. This is still an excellent school because of their ethics, values as far as how they treat their students and how they expect their students to treat each other, and for their approach to academics. Their 1st priority is to teach the children a love of learning that they hope will last a lifetime. Parent involvement is very high at this school.
The academic programs have consistantly placed the school in the 90%category or above by most standardized tests. The school atmosphere is family-like and safe. It is a place where children are respected and appreciated for the blessings that they are. This is reflected by the academic and social growth accomplishments of the children. The teachers appear to enthusiastically go beyond what is expected of them to further the children's growth. The administrators are very skilled and beyond. The parent participation abounds. The school is modern, clean and appears to meet every need for learning. Communication between the parents, children and school personnel is excellent. Opportuinites for the childrens'exposure,exploration and experience go beyond any other school that I have ever witnessed. We have been blessed to have discovered Benchmark and have the experience of this excellent school that is setting a grand social and scholastic foundation for our precious child.
My daughter went to a private Montessori school from the age of 2 1/2 until 2nd grade. I started researching different schools when she was in kindergarten and decided Benchmark was the best choice. My daughter will be in 5th grade this year (her 3rd year at Benchmark) and I could not be happier. The teachers are wonderful, the Singapore math program is amazing, there is a very high level of parent involvement and the teacher/student ratio is great. I only wish Benchmark would add 7th and 8th grade!
Check the test scores and come look at the campus. This school is far better, from both an academic and an extracurricular activity standpoint, than any other school we've seen. Our sons are happy and love to go to school. They especially love the math program and the chess club at Benchmark.
My daughter has been attending since the 3rd grade and we love it. From its closed campus to after-school activities and active PTA there's always something going on. Academically it can't be touched. I only wish they offered Middle & High School.
Great school. Two teacher per class is very rare in Phoenix. Secured campus and easy pick up and drop off. Singapore math taught here is terrific.
The academic programs are first-rate, but even students who are average (like one of my children) are given respect and attention. They really do try to help each child reach their full potential. The kids are learning at an accelerated rate, but they manage to keep learning fun. They make a strong effort to add enriching art, music, and cultural programs. An Arts & Cultural committee funded by the PTA brings in cultural programs several times a year in addition to weekly art & music classes. There are a large variety of extracurricular actvities available after school, including dance, karate, chess, tennis, and team sports. Parental involvement is extremely high, but there is no mandatory number of volunteer hours. The school is also a nice size at about 400 students, not too big or too small. No school is perfect, but Benchmark must be about as close as you can get.
The Best School, strong parent involvement, creative teaching, my daughter absolutely loves Kindergarten. Highly Recommend.
This was our first year at Benchmark and our daughter was in the MWF 4year old program. It has been a wonderful experience. The individual attention and the enthusiasim of the teachers has been fantastic. Our daughter has learned so much this year and has enjoyed every moment of it. We are really looking forward to next year and all the new and wonderful learning experiences.
The parent-teacher-principal relationship at this school is what really makes it special. Academically it excels. It feels like home.
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