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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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There are 16 reviews about all of the school topics.

South Valley Prep And Arts School
Grateful to: School leader

Posted April 18, 2016
- a community member
Sarah Bartling. She was not always constructive in her criticism, but she always defended the teachers and never threw them under the bus.

South Valley Prep And Arts School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted April 18, 2016
- a community member
The teachers work hard to teach the students. The students need to work hard, and parents need to take a more active role in their children's education beyond blaming the teacher for everything.


South Valley Prep And Arts School
Amount of homework: Not enough

Posted April 18, 2016
- a community member
You cannot give homework because the students will not do it and claim you never told them, but they have hours to watch YouTube, post on Facebook, and play XBox.

South Valley Prep And Arts School 1

Posted April 18, 2016
- a community member
Very little learning gets done because students come to class checked out, unprepared, and disrespectful. The students claim that they do not learn anything, but they will not shut up or get off their phones long enough to learn anything. Teachers are weighed down with way too much paperwork since most of the students are at least two years below grade level. Also, the administration makes it virtually impossible to fail a student. You need to get creative with grading, otherwise most of the students would fail, and the teacher would have to waste time calling all the parents. Schedules are not consistent, and the slightest distraction, such as a school dance, will have students off task all day. Furthermore, class periods can be up to two hours. That is way too long for a middle schooler to stay on task. Schedules also change frequently, so there is no consistency.

South Valley Prep And Arts School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted January 30, 2016
- a community member
They need to meet with the kids to talk about good behavior and healthy habits.


South Valley Prep And Arts School 1

Posted January 30, 2016
- a community member
This school has no discipline policies. There is a high turn-over rate of staff. The staff do not have the support or resources they need. All of the students need counseling, but very few receive it. They need a school psychologist full-time and guidance counselors (they have none). They also need security guards (they have none). These kids have a lot of potential, but the school needs to address their behavior issues first. The few students who do receive help from psychologists and counselors do beautifully; it's unfortunate that they can't provide all of the students with appointments to a guidance counselor like a public school is legally mandated to.

South Valley Prep And Arts School 1

Posted December 21, 2012
- a community member
I would not recommend this school to any student who actually wants an education. They say they are a prep school, its actually an alternative school. They will give ANY student a passing grade, no matter how much they actually learn or do in class.

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South Valley Prep And Arts School
, Phoenix, AZ  85040
Rating: 1 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. (480) 763-4032
Last modified South Valley Prep And Arts School is a Charter school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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