Our daughter is just completing Kindergarten and she could not have had a better experience. Mrs. Geissel is a wonderful teacher who stepped up to the challenge of teaching a combined K-1 class and has done wonders this year! There are after-school clubs in which students as young and Kindergarten are able to participate. My daughter was involved with gymnastics club in the fall and nature club in the spring and has loved them both. Each week she has PE (physical education), music, art and library time in which the students are able to check out books. The front office staff is always friendly and helpful. It seems to me that parents are welcome at the school and encouraged to be involved in as many ways as possible. The PTA always has something going on in order to raised funds to help the school where there may be budget shortfalls. The staff not only stress academics, but strong character and leadership. It seems as though they are attempting to create independent thinkers who possess morals and empathy. We are SO sorry to hear the principal will be retiring at the end of the school year, but are optimistic a well-qualified replacement will be hired.
Very disappointed after 4 yrs, K-4. Environment is one of strict discipline and little compassion. Emphasis is on conformance and obeying rules vs learning. We had 1 great teacher, Mrs Yetman, 1 average and two very poor teachers, both of whom retired one yr too late for us. If we were staying in Prescott we would be transferring to a private school.
Abia Judd is top notch from the principle all the way down to the support staff. When I moved up here I was concerned about the quality of the schools and I will say AJ blows away the schools in the Phoenix/Mesa/ Gilber area. MRs. robertson is just amazing
Another year done. My 4th grader loves his friends and teachers. After school clubs are a definite plus. Great place if you want your kids to act like kids, and are self-motivated to perform.
Staff is caring and involved in every child. Willing to do whatever it takes to help children that may have special needs (my son has ADHD). We had to move and unfortunately he is no longer attending Abia Judd and we totally miss it. He still talks about how much he misses it a year later (coming out of first grade). His current school doesn't even compare to the level of quality and involvement this school provided for us. Great principle, teachers and overall staff!
Abia Judd Elementary School has dedicated and caring teachers. They are there for the students in every way. The teachers at Abia Judd are constantly looking for new and creative ways to teach. The students are the best testimony to the effectiveness of the teaching at Abia Judd. The test scores are high but more importantly, the students are happy to be in an environment where they are valued as individuals. Keep up the good work Abia Judd teachers!
Abia Judd is a wonderful school with a caring, involved & motivated staff. I feel they do a great job preparing our children for success. The teachers go above & beyond to add activities that enrich our children's education. They put in the extra effort & time to create a wonderful learning environment.
Abia Judd is what a parent wants a school to be: a caring, motivating, academic environment that helps kids be their best! Kids feel safe, challenged and respected. Thank you for all the adults that make Abia Judd a great school!
The teachers and administration are so caring and involved with the students and ensuring they receive the very best with extremly limited monies. The State of AZ has cut their budget so much and we are all doing what every we can to help.
Abia Judd wraps its arms of caring around students, staff, parents and patrons. They love what they do and they love our kids!
There is a great feeling of community at Abia Judd. The teachers and staff are always kind, loving and supportive. I love walking in there with my son every morning and knowing we are a part of something great. Our future depends on caring people like those at Abia Judd!
AJ is a really good school but experiencing some growing pains with new principal and some changes in teachers. There are some really wonderful aides and playground helpers that go the extra mile! Mrs. Good and Mrs. Sammy rock! The only negative is that the PTA who does a phenomenol job in fundraising and support, does not have a welcoming atmosphere for newcomers. It is run by a group of women that want things to go their way and are not open to people outside their inner social circle.
Both of my girls go to school at Abia Judd. We have had such a great experience so far. This year they are in 1st and 3rd grades. They love their teachers and really enjoy going to school. The school really encourages parental involvement and is one of the best elementary schools in town. I know of many parents that drive their children from surrounding towns to attend school at Abia Judd. We are lucky enough to live in the district for this school, but I would consider driving them here if I had to.
This school is great, they have a lot of opportunities for the students to grow acedemically and socially.
What I like about this school is that my children feel welcomed here. As a parent, I feel welcomed here also. Most of the staff know my children and they know I am their mother. I think the academic program is fine generally. My children takes classes for gifted children and the program is great. I wish they are provided everyday instead of twice a week. The school have wonderful music, art, PE, and computer programs and after school clubs. Parent involvement is high and PTA activities are great. This school is growing larger and parking is becoming a problem.
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