QCE is a great school. I was hesitant to send my children here, since GreatSchools.org only gives them a "7", but I'm so glad I gave the school a chance. (Side note- where does the 7 come from? This school itself has an "A" rating and the entire district was rated the #1 district in Maricopa county in 2013. Maybe Greatschools needs to update their records.) The principal, Mrs. Copeland, is very dedicated, the front staff is VERY friendly with both parents and the children, and our teachers have been great. I've had some minor discussions with some of the special resources staff- Speech Pathologist, School Psychologist and the Resource leader, and they've all been helpful for me and my child. The PTO is very active as well. Overall, my experience has shown me that this school cares for their children. Don't hesitate to send your child here; I'm glad I did!
All the staff and teachers are wonderful. They really meet the needs of every child.
This is a wonderful school! We are very happy with the education that our children receive at Queen Creek Elementary. The staff is terrific and we are thrilled that Mrs. Copeland has returned!!! A+++
LOVE the school and staff !! my kids love it there ! the front office is so helpfull
We are lucky to be in our third year at QCE. We attended JBE until the boundaries changed and we were moved to QCE. That was the best thing that ever happened to us! We have had outstanding teachers (Ms. Cummins, Mr. Jeffers, Ms. Matthews, Mr. Kaesler) who go above and beyond with the children. Coach Stowers is amazing as well, a great advocate for the kids with good health and promoting exercise and fun in class. The lower grades started slower with their AR goals (1st and 2nd grade) but by the end of 3rd grade my daughter had a goal of 45 and was actually doing 100+ points instead because her teacher and Principal Horton kept challenging her to do more! Our experience has never been more than 30 min a night of homework (excluding the AR reading request of 15 - 30 min nightly).
We just moved from J.O. Combs District to Queen Creek District. We enrolled our two children into Queen Creek Elementary. We were very excited until some red flags arose. The first red flag was at Meet the teacher . The teacher was impersonal had just handed us paper work to fill out and sat at her desk. Our oldest child was having issues getting two hours of home work done every night (3rd Grade). He came home with complaints that if he asked for further instruction on how to complete his work she would say, I only give out instructions one time because you need to listen the first time. ( Which she did not deny)??? This was one of the several complaints he was mentioning not to mention being bullied in the class. (He was an honor student for two years at J.O. Combs and received the highest award in the
school for AR reading achievement). Now four weeks into the new school year the teacher is just giving us excuses to why he is falling behind and no solutions. The matter was brought up to Principal Horton. Again we were met with excuses and no solutions, not even a conference to discuss what the possible problems are. Ms. Horton was interrupting statements and not listening to concerns. This was after three messages and 4 days later a finely getting a response back. We are not complainers just very discouraged and disappointed. This disappointment comes from a mother and teacher of eleven years and a concerned father.
Fantastic teachers (Ms. Bina, Ms. Bernier, Ms. Kaesler) and support staff. Very attentive principal (Ms. Horton). PTO goes above and beyond to help the teachers and struggling families.
This is a wonderful school loved by both students and parents alike.
We moved into the Queen Creek district in 2005 during the building boom. Our son was in K. With the addition of a new principal whom is extremly enthusiatic and available. Our experience with QCE has been nothing but positive for our son. If you child has extra cirricular activities the school is completly supportive. Our son has been promoted to 3rd grade. He will be in a 3rd and 4th grade mixed educational class. there will probably not be more than 18 students in his class. If you like down home values in a small town then QCE will be a great addition. Your child will be identified and allowed to excell to higher levels of educational training. QCE is whole heartly supportive of higher education, but not mandatory. The school offers multiple class settings depending on the student/parent choice.
I have two children at QC Elm and I am very pleased with their education. The principal goes above and beyond what is typically expected for her role. The teachers are dedicated and great leaders. The special ed team is awesome as well!
My daughter started kindergarten here and loves her class. Mrs. Okonowski is so patient and a great teacher. Mrs. Markland is also wonderful with the kids. I'm happy with this school.
This is my son's 2nd year at QCE and he loves it. I am pleased as well, I just wish they'd give more notice for school activities sometimes.
My son has just completed kindergarten at QCE, and I am extremely pleased with the education he received. The kindergarten staff has been very proactive at keeping up with the growth in our area by adding another teacher. This kept the class sizes manageable. Parent involvement is encouraged not only by the teachers, but also the new principal Mrs. Horton. Even though this area is turning more into a city everyday, QCE staff maintain small town values in regard to running their school.
My daughter is the Little Coyotes program (special needs preK). We are absolutely thrilled with the school, classroom aide, her teacher and Mrs Horton.
All 3 of my daughters now attend QCE. This year we acquired a new principal, and from what I can see, I believe she will make a huge difference. We just didn't have the leadership before, and I know Mrs. Horton will be able to take this school to new heights. I keep in touch with all the teachers of my daughters through e-mail and they answer in a timely manner. They are a very welcoming school and I'm very confident that my girls are getting a good education.
This year is our first at QCE. I am very impressed with everything. The Principal, Erika Copeland, is compassionate, approachable and involved in all the daily routines. There are many after/before school activities and clubs for the students to be involved in. Tutoring and Homework Club are offered for those needing a little extra help. There is a highly recommended after school care on campus provided by The Boys and Girls Club. Our older child loves being a part of Ms. Noonan's class. She is a caring teacher who is giving our child the best 3rd grade education. We have nothing but fabulous things to say about our 1st grader's teacher, Mrs. Schiermyer too. She is energetic, kind and our child adores her. I think the staff and teachers are well qualified and seem to enjoy their careers. We could not be happier to be in part of QCE.
We are new the the Queen Creek School District. We came from a different (and awful) school district in this area. We were very unhappy with our choice to move to AZ until we moved into the Queen Creek Elementary boundaries. The new principal seems concerned about her students. The safety and education of students seems to be a top priority for her. We are proud of our small class sizes and friendly teachers. Queen Creek Elementary is an established school & they are doing a great job educating our children.
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