This school is fantastic! The principal is very energetic and has the students best interest at heart. The teachers are very motivated. They hold lot's of family events and their PTA is very strong. The sense of community is fabulous and we are so glad our son attends this school!
My son is in kindergarten at Chaparral and he attended the Early Childhood Enrichment program here as well. The teachers he's had all communicate with me very well about how my son is learning and growing. He enjoys going to school every day, and loves his teachers!
Like the teachers throughout the Higley School District, Chaparral teachers are professional and caring. The unfortunate circumstance at Chaparral and throughout the Higley district is the intimidation tactics used by the superintendent that trickles throughout the district from administrator to administrator through the support staff and ultimately to the parents. These parents then pull their children out of school or share their concerns with other parents who don't register their kindergartner's in the first place. As a parent with children in the district for the past 15 years, I find this situation extremely unfortunate as I have grown to admire and respect many, many teachers in the district.
My daughters attended the 4 Year Old Enrichment program here, as well as Kindergarten. They loved it and I really like the school and staff. All the teachers seem to communicate well and we have had no issues. Parents are very involved which the school encourages.
My daughter's teachers for the past two years have been very skilled educators. I feel she has gotten lucky to have such great teachers. The principal is great with the kids, but definitely lacks the social skills of the adult kind. The administrative staff is what irritates me. I understand there are certain procedures that you need to follow but must it always come off as being trite. I also don't feel that they are the nicest that they could possibly be even a quarter of the time. Other than that I would've given it 5 stars.
The current principle, Dr. Schofield is absolutelty wonderful with the children. He is beyond words a great principle to my children; however, when it comes to adults he falters. He is at times great with parents, yet I have first hand witnessed on multiple occasions him being verbally abusive to his teachers, staff, and pta leaders! The eye opening events really put a sour taste in my mouth for him, and I am so let down that I had him up on this pedestool and he has shown some ugly true colors over the years. I will still rate this school high becauuse my children love it, and some of the teachers are fantastic! To name a few that rise above and beyond: Mrs Irusta, Mrs Huddleson, Mrs Singer, Mr Poggie, Mrs Gillespie, Mrs Plemons, and Mrs Witskey
I think this school is the best because it really teaches the kids a lot. They have great after school programs like Advance Skippers (jump rope), skippers (jump rope), and plays. woulwoulwohighly recomend this school
My son just finished Kindergarden and my daughter just finished 3rd grade. This school was far above my daughter's last school. The teachers are attentive, work with the kids and the school actually communicates withthe parents. They make themselves available via e-mail and keep my kids invovled. They worked well with them on curriculum not just for testing, but beyond that. I was very pleased.