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17001 S 34th Way
Phoenix, AZ 85048

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(480) 783-4000
(480) 759-5560
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February 05, 2014
The school seems to be going down hill, and this school year (2013-14) sadly it is only picking up its speed. It is a good school overall with a good staff and the principle who is in her 2nd year here is showing more leadership than the previous one and is present. PTO has been struggling but this year's staff is great and active, I only have good things to say about them. The parents, on the other hand, have been so sub-par. Not to mention that we hardly see parent volunteers on campus but also the driving habits and parking lot behaviors are appalling. The school is going to be a dual language academy starting from 2014 school year, and I only hope that will being more enthusiastic, responsible and involved parents and families with real commitment to this school community.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
My son's school is absolutely the best school in the U.S. The teachers are dedicated and truly care about theirs pupils. My son has a math disability and the entire staff (I am talking about 6 staff members here!) has been remarkable and has contributed a GREAT deal in his success. I would recommend this school in a heartbeat.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
My 7 yo attended summer school here, and several HOURS after I dropped him off, they left me a message asking if he was absent that day bc he wasn't there for attendance. I was working & when I got the message I FREAKED. OUT. I was thinking that my son was out wandering the streets for the last 3 hours, even though I had seen him enter the building at drop-off. I called the office & they said that the teacher had sent back an update saying that my son was actually there, but had been missed during attendance. But the office never called me to update me, and left me thinking that my son was missing!! I don't know how many of the Lagos staff was actually working the office during summer school, or if it was people from all over Kyrene district or what. The whole situation left a bad taste in my mouth either way.

- submitted by a community member
January 12, 2013
This school has very low parental involvement. The PTO has struggled to get enough volunteers. Too many children being bussed from more than 20 miles away. Teachers overall are very good, but design the class room for the middle. If your child is above that, pick a different school. My rating for the principal is based on the 2009-2012 years. There is a new one this year...too soon to tell.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2013
I am so happy with the school! My daughter goes to kindergarten,I absolutely love her teacher, she is always available for parents with questions, I always email her with all kinds of questions or concerns and she replies so promptly and politely. The principal is very approachable and friendly. I am extremely impressed with the Kindergarten curriculum. My daughter absolutely loves the school, she works on homework everyday, she loves reading and writing. I absolutely recomend this school!

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2011
The Lagos staff is amazing. My children truly enjoy this school. The principal is inviting and has the best interest of kids at heart. There are so many family activities and ways for parents to be involved.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
The principal is never able to speak with you: I waited for over three days to talk with her and she just laughed as she does with most things such a poor principal!! I pulled my children and never looked back:(

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
My two children went to Lagos and my daughter is now in college and my son is at Akimel. They both loved their school and always wanted to be there. My daughter ran for Student Council and her interest in that continued High School. Ms. Anderson helped my son who was on the cusp of gifted and he is now working 2 grade levels up in middle school. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to be involved. I'm lucky the school is in my neighborhood and helps maintain our property values. Thanks to all who choose Lagos - a great place for kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
My son is a first grader at Lagos. He loves going to school each day and is excited to share all the new things he has learned. In addition to loving his classroom teacher, he also loves having music, art and PE. Those special teachers are very encouraging and positive with him. He attends Kids Club after school and begs for me to leave him there late. We live in the Kyrene district but not in the neighborhood. I choose to bring my son here because of all of the opportunites at Lagos. The prinicipal, Mrs. Yalung is awesome. My son enjoys talking with her and and meeting her for special lunches.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
After having a poor experience with another school district we enrolled our children in Lagos. We have had nothing but positive experiences with teachers, administration, and other students. Our children are thriving in this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
My children love going to school every day. The new principal, Mrs. Yalung, is outstanding. My children enjoy talking with her and seeing her at recess. Both of my boys went through the 2 year program, keeping the same teachers for 1st and 2nd grade. Both teachers, Ms. Letofsky and Mrs. Johnson were fabulous and taught my children to above grade level skills. We also had Ms. Claire (K) and Ms. Badzik (3rd) and my children enjoyed learning in their classrooms. Simply awesome teachers in every grade. We do not live in the neighborhood. I choose to drive my children the distance because this school is worth the trip. My boys have participated in many after school activities, boot camp, reading club, chess club, and ceremics. This school is excellent! Leadership is a plus.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The teachers, parent volunteers, and the principal really care about the kids and I always feel my son is getting the best support.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2009
The primary teachers at Lagos are amazing. Love the integrated use of technology. Love the family involvement. Hard working PTO.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
I really love this school. I have seen a lot of improvement over the last two years in the administration and the security of the school. Great great great teachers who really love the kids and want them not only to learn but also to feel good about themselves, too. Love the focus on the pillars of character -- so important. I have to say though that Miss Witthus rocks! She is the best teacher ever! So passionate about learning and so compassionate towards the children. She is an amazing asset not only to Lagos but to the entire Kyrene district!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2008
A wonderful community for our family, a wonderful school for our children. Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Letofsky loop with their students in 1st and 2nd grade, creating a supportive and productive environment for our two children. Our children have loved these teachers; we have loved our experience at this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2008
It seems that a lot of the not-so-good things listed in earlier years have been addressed at Lagos. My child is in the 2nd grade there, having been there since K and we love it. The new principal is dynamic and engaged and excudes enthusiasm. More after school clubs have been formed and there are community involvement opportunities as well. Mrs. Abramson is the best K teacher, I wish my child could have her all the way through. Ms. Letofsky is incredibly talented and has looped with us for 1 and 2. Her use of technology in the classroom is amazing.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
I loved our experience with Lagos for the most part. My son is now in 5th grade and has had WONDERFUL teachers! We moved from another state and he adjusted VERY well here. Administration/Front office can be distant and rude, but the teachers have been WONDERFUL! Thank you for all your hard work Lagos teachers! The school nurse is also wonderful with the kids and parents! Very Thankful!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
Parent involvement was very much encouraged and accepted in Mrs. Williams kindergarten class. My child was challenged academically and had quite a few opportunities for music and sports. I really like this school and what they seem to try to accomplish!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2007
I think Lagos has some very good teachers. My daughter also had Mrs. Atkinson. She is amazing! Any child would be fortunate to have her! Fifth grade was so-so.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
November 01, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
October 14, 2005
Somewhat concerned about the inability of the school to achieve scores equal to other schools in the area. This school consistantly scores below that of schools within a 2 mile area. It was a struggle for the school to achieve the score it presently achieves.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2005
One of the Kyrene schools that is lacking a vision and leadership that is needed to stay on top. Parents are not allowed to be their child's advocate and any excitement that can be had is squashed.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
April 24, 2005
Well furnished with resources, many staff members have been there since opening of school. Principal not the greatest.

- submitted by a staff
August 28, 2003
The teachers are very nice and harding working. The administration and security in the school is less than acceptable.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2003
My daughter entered the 1st grade at the end of the school year. We had relocated from out of state. My daughter made wonderful achievements. She adjusted very well, made friends, and established a relationship with her teacher who was the main reason my kid did so good at school.Lagos elementary is a very good school with a wonderful teacher, Mrs Atkinson. I am also thankful to the principal for being available and believing in his kids abilities,that's because he takes the time to get to know them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 10, 2003
Very active PTA. Many parent/grandparent volunteers at the school whose help seems to be greatly appreciated.

- submitted by a community member

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Kyrene de los Lagos School
17001 S 34th Way, Phoenix, AZ  85048
(480) 783-4000
Last modified Kyrene de los Lagos School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kyrene de los Lagos School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top