I chose this school from this site 4 years ago when my oldest was getting ready to go into K. I compared deer valley, Peoria and PV district schools and based on test scores I chose MMES. I am so glad I did! The programs for reading and math they offer my kids help them excel past standards through school! every teacher and staff member I have encountered have always been more than helpful and dedicated to my children. My sisters child goes there as well. I am confident my kids are receiving a quality education here. I am looking forward to joining the school for the many extra curricular activities they offer as well!
Have 2 kids here and absolutely love it. It's a great school with great teachers and great staff.
HATED this school! ugh! alot of white rich white girls and boys that treat mexicans like dirt!
I am the mother of a son who attended Mercury Mine from 3rd through 6th grade. My only regret is that he didn't get to be there for K, 1st, & 2nd. We went to two elementary schools before finding this treasure of a school. Mrs. Alley is the most tireless professional you could ever hope for in a principal. I never attended one extracurricular event that she was not present for. The teachers are the same...dedicated professionals who love what they do. Our experience in every grade was that the students were given clear instructions as to expectations. Communication is great. Activities are plentiful. Just not enough superlatives for this school. Many thanks for all you do. A grateful parent.
As you can clearly see from previous reviews Mercury Mine is excellent. From the principal Donna Alley to the kindergarden teachers, they care. There is a very active PTG that keeps it all going. The student council is very active in daily activities as well. I have two boys attending here, one in 6th, and the other in the multi age classes. Both have gotten exceptional educations. My oldest is in honors and is very challenged, while my youngest gets extra attention in reading where he is struggling. Both received personalized educations. Are the teachers that good.....yep. I also live adjacent to the school and the grounds are well maintained. Often you see teachers here to 7 pm working on lesson plans special activites, etc. The school has many extra programs provided by teachers who stay late and care. Honors is exceptional as is band. Mrs. Haugel is a great musician who inspires kids. Mr. Collins leads a special program of kids working in conjunction with ASU for MSIP - Mars Space Imaging Program. Additionally GENYES allows kids to explore advanced technologies in a club. If your student is an achiever they will excel here!
In response to the previous post..... I attended 3 events just last week at MMES. Mrs. Alley was beaming at the Third Grade Poetry Night, the Chorus Concert, and the Talent Show. She was beaming like these hundreds of children were HER OWN. The pride showed on her face. She is very involved and cares very much. And yes..... the teachers are tired, from planning, teaching, guiding, nurturing, loving and all the other things that go into a great school year. We are also ready to do it all again next year, because that's what we do and we LOVE it!
Very disappointed it is one of the worst schools around this area. principal is not friendly , not involve at all it seems at times that doesn't care. some teachers look tired from so many kids . I do not recommend the school at all!
33 kids in a 4th grade class? No teacher is that good, sorry , we're out.
We are so happy with choosing to send our 5th grader and 3rd grader back to Mercury Mine. They made an excellent transition from a small charter school to Mercury Mine. Our son has never been so excited to go to school everyday. Our daughter loves Mr. Collins and is doing exceptionally well. The teachers and staff are fantastic!
Mercury Mine has been an A+ or excelling school since I went there and now that my son goes there.
We have never had a dissapointing year at this school. From K-4 both our children have absolutely thrived with the direction of the wonderful teachers and staff. The curriculum is appropriate yet challenging and disipline techniques (mainly positive reinforcment) are wonderful. The parents who seem to consistenly voice dissapointment seem to feel that schools and teachers should be raising their children. Parents who take an active role, parent their children while allowing the school to teach end up very happy. Parent envolement is high though and the sense of community is wonderful. The teachers are absolutely amazing and very vested in the children.
We had another wonderful year at Mercury Mine. The teachers and support staff are fabulous. The parent group (PTG) is spectacular.
the principle is absolutely the BEST. She is a gifted leader. Personable, smart, and respected among her staff.
We're looking forward to another great year here. The teachers are committed to student success and provide opportunities for growth in many areas. Exceptional sense of community, warm and caring environment.
The best school ever! Great teachers, Great food, and the biggest playground ever!
We've been fairly happy with the school. Good teachers, wonderful crossing guards/aids! Strong sense of community. The principal is not very friendly, warm, caring or outgoing. Unfortunate really. Classes are a bit large and as with all school in our country there is the sense that the teachers never have enought time or help with the children that need a little more. The Character Counts program is ok, not enough individual recognition for those little things though.
I also have a child that needs more support than others. Part of the problem is the shool has never had so many children with special needs that aren't in special education. Additional effort requires additional funding and without that rating they get no help. I think they do the best they can. I just hope they don't give up on these kids.
I have a child that requires additional effort and I don't feel the staff is willing to do anything above the absolute minimum. I am pretty disappointed in this school. Several other schools in the area make much more of an effort to improve their contact with students and parents
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