I attended Griffith from kinder to 8th grade and I loved it. I Now have my 5 year old attending Griffith and she loves it. She is doing so good academically and loves the staff. It took me a bit to figure out what school was best for her where she would not only receive the best education but care as well. I toured multiple schools before deciding to send her to Griffith. Griffith rates grade A and they are very involved with their students. Both my daughter and I are very pleased we chose Griffith.
Under outstanding and capable leadership, Griffith School continues to excel as it has in times past! One of my children came home saying, "Mom, I just love the library at Griffith! They have the best books, and I've read thousands of words!" In addition to an outstanding library and reading program, she is able to participate on an after-school volleyball team that complements her learning in the classroom! Griffith's technology component is challenging and available to all students; something not found in every school. The veteran classroom teachers are excellent, dedicated and caring, and still go the extra mile for kids! I have also been impressed with the new teachers in their ability to motivate my children and diagnose a potential difficulty. Check out the gardening project! Griffith is in good hands!
I was a former student here and have great memories of the school. I wanted to send my children to Griffith as well. Initially things were great. The teachers were dedicated and had heart. My children even shared many teachers as the years went on. A few years ago Griffith switched to a 200 day school year. I began to notice that the teachers looked completely burned out and my own children looked the same way. Last year many of the dedicated teachers left. It was really a sad sight because my children loved these teacher for many years. This year I've heard the remaining teachers who had been there for years are also leaving. That tells me as a parent that something is wrong. One teacher I spoke to said the school didn't value them. These are the same teachers that took this school to highly performing! Why are they letting them go? This used to be a close knit community. I used to go back & visit knowing my former teachers were there to greet me. These students will not have that pleasure. They've taken away all the community events and dont really welcome it anymore. All they care about now is their school labels and aims. I am pulling my kids out and taking them to Tavan. SAD!
this school is great i went there from kinder till 5th and the teachers were all really king abd cared about the children thankyou griffith
Public school at its best. Teachers who are involved in giving the students a high education with discipline, by applying high standards in social and leadership skills. Parent involvement a plus. No uniforms but everyone must have a tucked in shirt/blouse policy which helps keep a uniform system.
I went to this elementary school when I was younger. I LOVED IT!!! Most of the teachers were wonderful and tried their hardest to make learning fun! I attended Griffith from Kinder. to 8th grade. I graduated on Principal's list. I highly recommend this school as a student, and now as a parent.
This is a great elementary school, as I used to go there from kindergarten thru 3rd grade. Lots of my childhood memories are from there and all of my base for education started there and remains strong in my daily life. Griffith is a great school with caring teachers. I remember.
Griffith School was the worst school my children have ever gone to. They hated being there the whole time. Now they go to Alta Vista, and are much happier.
My daughter is in Kindergarten at Griffith Her teacher is Mrs Zeka I think she needs to be awarded she really cares about the students. I am very pleased with Griffith.
My son has attended Griffith Elementary for the past two years. I am torn because we've moved to another school district in Scottsdale and I want to do the best possible thing for him and both he and I love the staff and teachers at Griffith. He's reading well above grade average, loves math and learning. Griffith gave him the best possible start a child can have, but as he enters 2nd grade, do I change districts to one in our neighborhood so he lives near his classmates?
My son has gone to K and now is in 1st grade. There are many parents who do not show an active interest, this really surprises me. Each parent should take an active interest in their children's education. At parent/teacher Orientation two weeks ago, there was myself and one other parent for a class of 27 children. Sad.
I used to attend this school. Awesome school. This is the only school I ever attended where the teachers actually cared.
The overall rating of this school, above average-high. The teaching system is good and besides band and sports; there are alot of clubs and organizations, to keep the students and parents involved. Teacher turnover rate appears to be low. So, you see the same friendly faces from year to year. My son is in eigth grade and his younger siblings are familiarizing themselves with the staff. Very friendly and they keep in touch with parent's on a personal level.
Griffith school staff was always there for the students and the parents. They were easy to reach if there was any concerns or problems. There is parent involvement and community involvement throughout the district; this is something that is not always seen in other school districts. Griffith school also has a lot of extracurricular activities to keeep the students involve in sports activites, band, etc. I was very happy to have my son attend Griffith school.
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