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4525 West Encanto Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85035

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(602) 455-6700
(602) 442-2599
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October 21, 2009
This is a great school for my kids. They re learning a lot!!!

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October 20, 2009
This is the best School , my kids love it, they re good students, they re gifted kids with their teachers help.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2008
Zito is currently an underachieving school. Zito does not begin teaching their students to read until the 1st grade. The teachers currently are not allowed to teach the students to read because of test scores. I absolutely loved my sons teachers last year though. I also feel the my son is loosing out on learing due to teacher needing to either translate or teach other student english.

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September 14, 2007
My kid attended this school for four years I can only say that I was sad to leave Zito since my kids were doing honor roll and A's. Zito has great teachers and I felt my kids were safe since there are teachers helping in the drop and pick up zone. As of the school taking preference on English deficient I say is not true my kids speak english only even though I speak Spanish at home. Our children's success depend on a combination of our involment, as parents in our kid's education at home and also great educational goals the school and administration have. I think Zito has just that: it's a Performing Plus School.

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June 09, 2006
I believe this school has very dedicated teachers that sincerly want to empower the students. There are several remediation programs in place, but I believe they could have more programs for students that are at grade level. The overall focus of the school is student academic improvement. Unfortunately this is only being measured by standized test scores. Many programs and curriculmns have been implemented but not consistently enough to be successful. Parents role in the educational process is not fully taken advantage of because of language and lack of direction. There is not enough programs for ELL students that make up a large precent of the students. The principal is in tune with the students he is serving, and atmosphere of the school is comfortable.For such a large school it still has a sense of family.

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December 18, 2005
I speak from experience that this school needs much improvement on the playground. Toys get very hot during summer and not enough water fountains at a close range. Academic wise this school has improved very much. It is catching up to the standards very quick. The school does provide some extracurricular activities such as music ane P.E. This school also provides an afterschool program called LEAP wich helps sudents with homework and activities. Also provides afterschool tutering. Overall this school is heading in the right direction.

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July 12, 2005
Teachers are willing to work to help your child progress,although I feel it tends to sway to the spanish culture a little too much.

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January 28, 2004
Its unfortunate, but my daughter is the only child of her ethnic background in her class as well, and has been since starting there in kinder. Fortunately for her, she is totally oblivious to it, so is not of importance to me. I think it will help her socially to know she can relate with people in other ethnic groups other than her own. I do resent the time wasted on translation for non english speaking children. This is extremely important and precious time in her education, and I don't like that she's chosen time and again to help 'tutor' other children in english. She is not there to help 'teach'. Her main purpose is to learn! This is why she will be attending a charter school in the coming years. I will never have her attend Zito again.

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October 16, 2003
Although my daughters second grade teacher is fantastic, its sad that she is the minority. This school is absolutely horrible. I can honestly say that because I've had 2 other children that have had to go through their schools years here. The teachers totally ignore questions or ideas that the parents have and are totally uncooperative. Unfortunately all the schools in our area are at the same level.

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April 13, 2003
This is the worst school my kids have ever attended. The safety of our children is unfortunatley in the worst hands possible. Discipline would have to be compared to boot camp. I will never recommend this school to anyone I ever meet.

- submitted by a community member

April 11, 2003
I have had children in this school since 1995, although my children excell in all subjects and activities, I have not been entirely happy with the school and the principal. the school is a very prejudicial school and if you don't speak spanish, too bad for you, because that's how everything is done. there are some great teachers at this school, too bad they don't have a say in how things are run.

- submitted by a community member

April 03, 2003
All of my children have been very successful. The staff and administration have always been great. I have had children in this school since 1991 and have 1 more to go.

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Joseph Zito Elementary School
4525 West Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ  85035
(602) 455-6700
Last modified Joseph Zito Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Joseph Zito Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top