As a former teacher and now a parent, I am fairly critical of educational environments. Our top priorities were to find a socioeconomically & racially diverse, child-centered environment with a strong sense of community, happy teachers, & opportunities for academic challenge. We could not be more pleased with Madison Heights. In addition to everything we wanted, we got a dual language program (new this year in 1st grade). Madison Heights is specializing in foreign languages and is a magnet for the highly gifted program for the district. Our son is happy to go to school, engaged in his learning, adores his teachers, and has made lots of friends. He spends half of his instructional day in English and half in Spanish. He enjoys the after school program, which provides a nice variety of academic and recreational activities (and is affordable). The community is small - less than 500 students - so the administrators know all of the kids and families. Teacher turnover is minimal, & the teachers we have met seem to genuinely enjoy children. Staff are responsive and pleasant. Expectations are clear, communication is good, and we are very happy.
I honestly can't say anything negative about my daughter's experience at Heights! She has been attending for the last 3 years and loves the Spanish Immersion program, extracurricular activities, teachers, etc. Her quality of education far surpasses that of my son who was not a student at Heights, parent involvement is amazing, and she has made amazing friends and memories.
Madison Heights for K-4 is excellent! The principal is outstanding and the teachers really care for the wellbeing of our child. The pre-school program is absolutely unacceptable. They cannot keep a teacher for more than a few months and the director of the program does not receive feedback well. We would definitely have not put our 3 year old in the program. However, our 7 year old is doing great in the K-4 side of the school. The pre-school and MAC programs need a complete overhaul...be wary.
We moved to AZ from OH and I enrolled my son in 3rd grade at Madison Heights, this school has been awesome. The teachers are amazing and really care about the kids. The principal has been great to address any issue we may have had and the parent involvement is wonderful.
My boys (Kinder and 2nd grade) love Heights. It is a beautiful school with a very caring principal and we have had nothing but high quality and committed teachers. There is no pressure to volunteer but it is most appreciated when you do. My experience has been that communication (I always email) with teachers has been great. While I recognize nothing is perfect, with realistic expectations there is not much more I could ask for in a public school.
Our kids attended Madison Heights for one year and we were very sad to move away. The school has a terrific community feel, wonderful teacher communication, and excellent parent involvement. The teachers are top-notch and the school is run very well. All of the special classes are well-designed and really encourage the kids to grow and explore. I hope that they will get a better gifted or advanced placement program to keep some of the families there who have children with those needs. Otherwise, this is a wonderful school to send your children to.
We have raised 5 children in various schools throughout AZ. We are now raising our grandchildren, our grand daughter is in K at Madison Heights. We have been so impressed with the support and encouragement from the office staff, principal, and our grand daughter's teacher. The recent Fall Festival was amazing! Wonderful support and involvement from parents, higher level students, and staff. Our grand children had a blast!
Love Heights!! This is our third year at the school and we have had a great experience. The teachers work very hard to provide the best education possible for each child. I love that parents are welcome to visit and volunteer. We have met so many nice families and staff. It feels like home!
Madison Heights has a great staff (front desk), but in my opinion the Principle need to rethink some of her strategy. My child was sent twice! to after school program instead on the bus home . The principle drop her off without any apology and explanation.The bus drivers don't count the kids in the bus. ! Mr Much 4th grade teacher is an excellent teacher and he will help your child grow and challenge him/her. Ver dedicated teacher and he loves teaching.
I went to Madison Heights a year back. I did like our new principal but I had a mean teacher who I'll keep anonomus. The kids who needed more help didn't want to ask the teachers for help. The days felt like years they felt really slow. But I did like my Music Teacher,The P.E Coach, The Libarian, And The Lunch Ladies.
We have been at Heights for a few years now and are very happy with the education our daughter is receiving. If you are looking for a small school with a warm, nurturing, community feel to it, this is the perfect school. Yes, the former principal left some big shoes to be filled, but we feel the current principal is doing a fine job and is under criticism for issues that are beyond her control (i.e. at the district level). We switched to Heights from a larger school in the district, and we have never regretted our decision.
I am so disappointed with our experience at heights. Apparently the school used to be a shining member of the district, but it is not what I thought it would be. The leadership is definitely lacking. I wish our family had experienced the previous principal. We will be changing schools in the fall.
really good school they hired a new principal this year that has kept the rich traditions of the school and works hard for the students i highly recommend this school
This school is good academically, but they need to implement an anti-bullying program. There is no reason in this day and age that any child should be subjected to bullying or exclusion. It is completely unacceptable!
My daughter's been attending Heights since Kindergarten - now she is going into 4th grade, her final year at Heights! We will truly miss it when she's done. The teachers & staff seem to genuinely care about students. We receive excellent communications so we always know what's going on. They seem committed to stopping problems before they happen. My daughter is confident and happy and receives good marks. She's progressed SO much. Very grateful we chose Heights.
They really care and have taught my son so much! It is right on! Go Heights!!!
Because my Grandson is very happy there. It is a progressive school in all aspects. The physical setting is beautiful as well. The Principal received a special award by President Obama earlier this year for excelling excellence!
Madison Heights is really helping all its students acheive a higher level of learning. Any child who needs extra help with thier skills is getting the extra attention, time and instruction from its exceptionally caring teachers.
Having my daughter attend Madison Heights is a real blessing. I noticed an overall improvement in just a week!!
Truly Madison's best kept secret. Small student number, but large campus and outside area. Great family feel. Devoted principle. Quiet neighborhood with beautiful view of the mountain. My son is very happy.
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