My children's school is amazing, self proficient and caring of all its diverse children. This is the best elementary school I have come across in the entire Phoenix area.
My children have attended this school for 2 years now, and they have excelled the academic standards! I recommend this school to any parent. My children won soo many awards, but keep in mind parents, children need our support. They need to see you be there for them when they need academic support or even when they face challenges on how to problem solve with different kids' characters or attitudes. This school has mid level issues regarding bullying or with how kids choose their words towards each other. They are working harder at it as time has passed although they still need a little work on it. But when there is an issue, they try to resolve the problem and see to it that the trouble causing child faces consequences. If your child needs help catching up to the rest in class, teachers here are very supportive, and not to say the principal. She is very awesome! I really love this school!!:o)
My daughter is finishing first grade at this school and I cannot say enough good things about Cactus View and their staff! My daughter gets special ed, speech therapy and occupational therapy. She has blossomed at the school. She has so much more self confidence now and can easily make friends. She has progressed academically 300% over the charter school she attended for kindergarten. The therapists and the teachers are so supportive. I also love this school's campaign and constant presence on anti-bullying. I am thankful we found this school!
Very disappointed in this school. My son started in K and I have finally moved him to another school half way thru the 2nd grade. My son has been bullied and unhappy the whole time he was there. I kept thinking if we just stuck it out things would get better, they did not, they got worse. His second grade teacher was impatient, wanted him on meds, always complained about everything and didnt help my child. I finally moved him to Campo Bello and in a few short weeks he is happier than I've ever seen him, he is being tested for gifted learning and his teacher is amazing! I do not recommend this school!
My child has been attending Cactus View from Kindergarten thru 6th grade this year. For the most part I can say he has been blessed with very good teachers and staff. I'm sure he will look back at his years at CV with fondness and pride. I have enjoyed working with the principal, teachers and staff to help give him the best possible start toward his education.
good school, nice teachers my kids been going there for 4 yrs now, all teachers ave very responsible and qualified.
I went to Cactus View for 7years from kindergarten to 6th grade. I am now a 8th grader at Vista Verde Middle School. I loved all of my teachers! They all took the time to know each one of their students. I had a fantastic time at CVES. I recommend this school!
Honestly - The staff has been great and initially my children flourished when they first started the 2005-06 school year. The problem we are having now is with the students and their ability to have such negative influence on both my children. My children have exprienced extensive and ongoing bully like behaviors that have only been addressed once the faculty has been confronted rather than as they occurred by the teachers/duty aides. The community has been a disappointment and has evidently influenced my childrens learning and grades. I'm not sure how concerned anyone is there about these issues. They do have the integrated grades online to see your childrens grades but I do wish they were more concerned about seeing an Honor Student drop from honors status to failing his current grade within the first qtr of the school yr. No direct contact has been made from staff re: these issues.
Love cactus view! my children had a bully incident and it did not go ignored, it was taken care of - fast with rigid consequences. Truly exercising its ability to take control of complex situations. C.V examplified what a bully policy is.
Cactus View is by far one of the best schools my children have attended. The teachers are outstanding and the staff is wonderful. The parent/student participation is unbelievable. Great job Cactus View!
Outstanding principle, teachers, office staff and teaching methods. Well-run, well-organized schoo. By far, the best school any of my children have attended in Phoenix.
I have been very happy with Cactus View, until this last year, the second grade teacher my daughter had tried to discipline the kids as if they were the 6th graders she used to teach. If the kids did not use specific hand signs to ask a question they got detention. I am hoping the 3rd grade teacher is alot better at understanding the children she is teaching.
I think that the discipline measures that they are trying to use are
Cactus View is a decent school. The students represent a large range of cultural and economic backgrounds. The curriculum is soft and I don't feel it was challenging enough or prepared them properly for higher grades.
my children are happy and well taken care of. The teachers are great
Cactus View is an incredible Elementary School. My son only continued to exceed as each year passed at Cactus View. Sixth grade was by far his best year and has since moved on to 7th grade at a not so great school but has continued to excel with straight A's. I thank all the teachers for their sincere dedication to teaching the kids not only the academics, but valuable lessons that will hold strong in my sons future.
Cactus View has great hightly motivated teachers. My children have had a great experience since they have been attending it. They need more extracurricular activities and the PE class isn't really about sports, that's the main disadvantage I've found.
Jan Stevens is very responsive to the indiviaul student's needs and requirements and makes every effort to know and assist in each child's development as do the teachers who work very hard to make sure Cactus View is a safe and fair environment.
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