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K-8
Public district
Queen Creek, AZ
Students enrolled: 808
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1084 W. San Tan Hills
Queen Creek, AZ 85243

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(480) 888-7520
(480) 655-6136
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December 10, 2014
My kids love the school and the teachers that they've had have all been amazing!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2014
We were skeptical at first with some word of mouth information about the school when we moved to the area, but we are so glad we went with our guts and chose this school! My children attending Skyline Ranch. Everyone is so friendly, the teachers we've had are amazing, and they love what they do, it shows! So happy to have my children attend Skyline Ranch!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2014
Skyline Ranch Elementary is a great place to learn! The school has made amazing changes over the past few years, and we're excited to send our kids there.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2014
I am pleased with the education that my kindergartner received last year. He transferred mid year and was really behind with his reading. by the end of the school year thanks to his teacher he was up to speed and is now reading short books. I really appreciate the teacher's daily emails to keep parents updated on the kids curriculum it really helped me help my child achieve success. I am looking forward to the next 8 years of my child's education at skyline ranch.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
SKYLINE RANCH is an amazing school with the BEST admin and teachers-all employees are wonderful!!! Every member of the Skyline Staff has made a difference in one way or another for my children that have been attending Skyline since kindergarden, we are currently on year 7. The entire staff demonstrate positive behaviors and a culture like no other which has changed, grown and improved over the past couple of years. The teachers care about the students and encourage them to do their best in everything they do, academics, sports, behavior, attitute, BARK!!! I look forward to the next couple of years Skyline!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
I have loved Skyline Ranch for my Kindergarten son! He had ADHD and his teacher has been amazing! He has improved in all areas since the beginning of the year, and has learned so much so far. The staff is always friendly. I feel like this is a safe school that looks out for the students safety. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a great school in this area.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2014
Skyline Ranch K-8, Very pleased with all the staff & every single teacher my child has had thus far. We have been @ this school for 6 yrs & will continue to be a part of it. Looking forward to another awesome yr. with a lot of new faces (principle & vice principle, teachers etc) Finally I can say I feel safe with the way the drop off & pick up for students has evolved. Awesome School, fun& friendly staff that are willing to educate our students & willing to answer any parents questions or concerns. Thank you Skyline Ranch K-8 for encouraging my kids to strive to the fullest of All their achievements!!

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2013
My kids are new to this school this year. I like how involved the staff is with the kids. I like how they take time to take turns to supervise the kids from before school to after. I like how they are very concerned with the safety I the kids. It eases my mind. Seeing this is there first year at Skyline I can't comment on the education. I'm waiting to see. But as for the staff they are great!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
Wow, what a difference with the new administrators. They are everywhere. I went in to put money on my son's lunch account and all three were in the cafeteria supervising the kids. My son says they are in there everyday. Each morning when I drop off my son they are they are in the front of the building welcoming the kids. It really is a pleasant change from the past few years. My son loves going to school this year and always talks about kids getting awards for good behavior. I see a lot of great things happening at the school. If it continues this is going to be a great year. Great job Florence for putting new administrators in the school. The teachers seem very happy too.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
My children have been going to this school for 3 years and I have seen a lot of improvement in the quality of care provided to the students. The staff is nice and really treats the students like family. This school offers a lot of extra curricular activities for the students to be involved in.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2013
Great school improving every year... Office staff can be a little bet more friendly. Was given a tour by Jackie, very friendly answerd my question and the princpal toook time to speak to our family. My girls love the school and their Bully prevention program. I was even offered a parenting community class.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2011
love it, MUCH better than when we were at skyline ranch, my daughters grades went up, the teacher still enjoys teaching unlike teachers we have had at schools past. love the people in the office, and everyone is more than willing to help when we have a question.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2011
Horrible school. I taught here for one year and they have NO interest in your children! Just interested in how many kids they can fit into a classroom!

- submitted by a teacher
February 02, 2011
This school is probably the one of the worst schools my children have ever attended!!! Kids are out of control in the classrooms, teachers and administration do nothing about it, even after being reported several times. The administration is terrible, the people who work the front desk are are only there to collect a paycheck and really don't care what happens at the school as long as they are getting paid. Do not send your child to this school!

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2011
This school is lacking from the moment it starts. This school year started with all the parents and students showing up for registration and NONE of the schedules being ready for 6 to 8 grade. When they did print them they were incorrect. Missing classes and incorrect classes. Then a quarter into the year they issued the teachers a lesson plan, and started a "Reteach" program. Kids sit a hear the same thing they have already learned in the regular math and english classes. It has no enrichment portion, even though that is part of the name of these new classes. It is mid year and there are schedule problems again. There is no challenge in the classroom. (When a teacher says they are challenging your child but they have a 99% to 100% in the class there is no learning occuring.) Add into all of this that there is NO involvement by parents. I went to a PTO meeting and there were 6 people present including me and the PTO board. I was offered the open position on the board because I showed up. I am looking for a private school for both of my kids. Put your kid in a charter school like eduprize or Ben Franklin.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2010
We have been ecstatic with the teachers and principal. That is what is most important in a school!

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2010
When we moved to Skyline I heard many bad things about the school but couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised they were wrong. I have been so impressed with the teachers commitment to the kids and the value of learning they are teaching. Parent involvement really makes a big impact on how children learn, and I think that if the parents take an active role in their children the teachers will be able to succeed more. The bad reviews are from years ago and the rating on this site does not reflect the current status of the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2010
Great school! The teachers and staff are very friendly and my son really enjoys going to this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
I think the test scores speak for themselves. We all have opinions and very specific experiances. Even as a very involved parent, without the combined effort from the teacher, it remains a losing battle. Teaching is not a 'job' it is a career choice and should be treated that way by every teacher or they are in teaching for the wrong reasons. Unfortunatly, our teachers are not graded as our students are, and if they were, many of them would have to change their ways or be on their way. This is a result of the Florence District allowing low standards to be kept by their teaching staff. My son repeatedly complains about how tired he is of the teachers yelling. That really does not make a pleasant learning environment. I don't blame the teachers, I blame FUSD for establishing and maintaining incredibly low standards.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2009
I have two boys that attend this school and can say nothing but great things about it! I have never had a problem here, and the teachers that I have dealt with over the last two years have been great. As far as overcrowding is concerned, you show me a public school that doesn't have 20-30 kids per class. I'm thirty years old and they had the same problem back when I was in school. Overall I would rate Skyline a great and safe school to attend.

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November 30, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
October 18, 2009
I am currently an 8th grader at Skyline Ranch. I have attended this school for about four years and would have to admit that this school has changed big time since the first year! Most teachers care for the students to succeed in their class.

- submitted by a student
July 08, 2009
I am now a Seventh Grade student at Skyline Ranch and I think that the school is amazing!I will have been a Student there for 2 years now and over the time I have seen a great improvement in the school.The teachers work hard to make sure their classes have all the materials needed,They have even go out of their way to bring in items of their own such as movies that have to do with the material we are learing in class,during AIMS,(My teacher was unaware of the snacks we got from the school)and spent her money on snacks for the students so they didn't have to go without.They listen to the students when they have a problem/concern with the class/student.They handle the situation in a very fair way and now they are even moving students to Magma Ranch to'cut down'on the population problem.--A Skyline Student

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May 13, 2009
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April 21, 2009
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April 03, 2009
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February 23, 2008
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December 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2007
I also have two kids at this school. I was scared to death to send them to this school after reading some of the postings on this page but I have found my experience to be the complete opposite from those postings. The people who are upset that there are 22 to 25 kids in a class need to visit any public school back east. We grew up with 35 kids to a class and we still got a good education. I agree with the person who said the parents need to step up. Take the time to educate YOUR child. Take ownership of your own responsibility and stop putting it off on the school and teachers. My kids teachers good and let me know right away if there is an issue that needs to be addressed. I am pleased with my decision to send my kids to this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2007
I have two students in the school this year My wife and I are very involved with thier teachers. I can tell you that regaurdless of what surveys and posts say that unless you interview the teacher and get involved with your kids you just dont know. Right now this school rates a 5 out of 10. The teachers my kids see and my experience is alot higher then this. My kids teachers really care about thier students and really know them. Overcrowding is still a problem but lets face it the area we live in is more at fault then the school is.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
I do see that the Teachers want more from there students, but I also see that they are accommodating the parents.

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July 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2007
As a former teacher at this school I can tell you that most of the teachers were involved and did care, but it is difficult to provide the best for your students when their parents don't show up for conferences, yell cuss words at you in the parking lot; when you ask them not to park in a clearly noted no parking zone, and don't bother to help their child with their homework. There were many problems at Skyline--many due to Dr. Sagar's poor leadership and unwillingness to allow the principals to do their jobs, but many issues arose from parents who refused to be parents. Step up parents.

- submitted by a teacher
June 28, 2007
Completely overcrowded and filled with staff/teachers that cannot and/or do not do anything to control the atmosphere. I apologize to the FEW teachers that do make the attempt however, most of the staff just 'do not care'. They are either new and don't know what to do or are on there way out (because they are sick of nothing being done) so they have given up. One word to describe the school 'chaos'! This IS A DISTRICT WIDE problem and will take several years to clean up. Hopefully the new School Superintendent will help but again, it will take time. My children do not have that kind of time to WASTE when it comes to their education, so I too have given up and placed them in another school outside of the district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 28, 2007
I had two boys at the school last year. I agree with many of the comments, but also disagree with many. It's so easy to complain from the sidelines, but as a parent who was on the field a lot of the year, I'll step up. This school did have many teachers who were disengaged. Hopefully, they won't be coming back -- to Skyline or anywhere else. Those individuals need to find something else to do. For those who worked hard and stayed engaged through the difficulty, thank you!! As for the leadership, it was sorely lacking. The leaders did not stand strong. I know it's difficult, but as parents we can't quit. And as educational leaders - neither can you. The problem isn't singular, so before you complain, look into the mirror and ask yourselves - what could 'I' have done better?

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
There was an extreme lack of control from the students, lack of needed materials, and an all around lack of everything necessary. A vast majority of students were failing and still preceeded to continue to the next grade. It was April and the week of AIMS testing before anything was done about overcrowding. If you can avoid this school, do it! Do everything possible to avoid enrolling your student in this terrible school.

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June 26, 2007
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June 26, 2007
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no rating June 13, 2007
The school was overcrowded, the children were bullies, The teachers don't care

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
I had two children in the school and just that there was no leadership from the principal and the teachers didn't do much to encourage my children for they were spending more time trying to control the others that were disrupting the classes. Classes were to large. I did not get much of any help not even going to the principal with my concerns did I get any help there that I had to email the head of the school district but it was too late. Now I have a 7th grader who is so behind that the school did little or have any concern. This is the worst school district and it will take a lot to make it better. Go some where else not here.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
Skyline Ranch is a horrible school! My 2 daughters attended Skyline this year (after moving from Nevada), and I have never been so horrified. The school was overcrowded, the children were bullies, when the Principal Mr. Meko was contacted about this, nothing was done until I spoke with the superintendent, and even then it did not stop. Then they moved the 7 and 8th graders to Johnson Ranch, and the problems still did not stop. I have never seen as much blatant disrespect as I have at Skyline and Johnson Ranch. The teachers either don't care, or can not do anything. I have enrolled my children in a charter school and hope that they never have to experience this again. If anyone is thinking about enrolling their child/children in Skyline Ranch/Johnson Ranch.... don't! Cheryl Roe

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May 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2007
My daughter was in Skyline Ranch. I pulled her out to school at home. It is so crowded there that it has became a social event for the children. Some teachers seem concerned but their hands are tied. It is the school district that should step in. It is a disgrace to our community that our children are being ignored. Maybe it is time for parents to make a loud cry about this situation. These children are at a vulnerable stage in their educational careers. This is the foundation of their lives. We must take it seriously.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2007
The school lacks in all areas, safety, discipline,academics, and poor staff personel. I had my student there last year and did what ever it took not to have him go back. My student was not challenged, given homework and even library books.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
This is the worst school I have ever experienced. The teachers are awful. I will drive my kids everyday next year no matter how far away to get them away from this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
Horrible school i am very disappointed in this school. My daughter is in the 8th grade and i have pulled her out of this school and put her in san tan heights.That is a way much better school than skyline ranch. When my daughter was going to skyline her grades were d's and f's now that she has been going to san tan heights she has been getting b's and a's.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
I do not think skyline ranch is a good school. The school is packed! way too many kids per teacher. my kids classroom has had to be adjusted twice due to this problem. no recognition or comments about his improvement. The principal does not seem interested in parents concerns. I am not impressed! and I cant wait to move my kids out of this district.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2007
I love this school my child loves it to the princpal is great! And techars ! You guys are great!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2007
Amen to Cheryl's comment I couldn't agree more. It's astounding that the school board has not stepped in to make the school a better place for our children to be. It's as though this is the first time any of them have been around children. It's ridiculous. Personally I feel my child is just a number there, and that's very sad.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2007
The teachers and administrative staff at Skyline are doing a great job considering everything they have to put up with. Many of the parents at Skyline are apathetic. They don't show up for conferences, to help in the class rooms, etc. They complain about the teachers and other staff, but don't go to PTSO meetings or attend the school board meetings. The board doesn't meet the needs of the children and expect the staff to do more and more with less and less. The staff at the school really care about the children, but there is only so much you can do with limited space, supplies and no prep time. None of these problems can be laid at mr. meko's door. All of these things must come from the district office.

- submitted by a staff
March 09, 2007
My daughter goes to skyline ranch. I do not think it is a very good school!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2007
I am amazed that teachers even show up to teach. This school will not get better until the overcrowded issue is addressed period. It's too hard to find other schools without driving for 1/2 hour in the traffic here. Something has got to give.

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March 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2007
This school was not ready for how many students it has. It is way over crowded.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2007
I am not impressed. I feel that this school is not a very safe environment or very condusive to attaining a good education. There is also a marked lack of communication. We need to be better informed.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2007
I have a child in Skyline, who has been through other schools and Skyline, by far, has proven to be the best one. I agree the school is overpopulated, however, the school is working diligently and efficiently to overcome that hurdle. I am a first hand witness to this because I volunteer as both an administrative aid and classroom aid. We, as parents, need to stop complaining and take an active role in a providing a solution. The organization will soon follow.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2007
I was very disappointed with the organization issues, just picking my child from kindergarten is almost impossible. Also the student to teacher ratio is ridiculous! How can the kids actually get the education that public school is supposed to provide with so many kids in each classroom? I think this school is not very good and needs better planning and more organization. Does Queen Creek think that all the people who are buying homes out there aren't going to have kids going to the schools? Not good at all the kids are suffering due to insufficient planning.

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February 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2007
I have a k (33 in the class)and one in 7th. way to many kids in the school we have what 2 schools would hold. Bob Meko is a great Principal and does care about the children and there education. I will be pulling my kids out of this school I am looking into a charter school. My boys are board and my older sons teachers quite all the time and the kids pay the price and are sent out to play. He has not learned a thing. And PTA is a joke even they quite! I am not willing to wait for things to get better. If they do?

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2007
I have an eighth grader also and they do spend a lot of time outside doing absolutely nothing. It's extremely sad that the principal doesn't step up and do a little more fighting, letting parents know what the issues are so that the squeaky wheel can get the grease would be great. When parents are made aware of the problem we cannot do anything. I feel extremely bad for the kids and the teachers, the school board really needs to get in gear and allow our children to have the education they deserve. nancy

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2007
My 8th grader is spending more time than I care for out on the basketball court because when a teacher doesn't come in, they can't get substitutes and so one of the 4 teachers has to supervise the class without a teacher, which means that they are spending at least half of their school day doing nothing. A lot of the overcrowding problems could be solved by building a junior high. I do have to say that my kindergartener's teacher is excellent. My kindergartener is reading several sight words already and they are only half-way through the year.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2007
The teachers at Skyline are doing the best they can. My child's teacher is a very talented and she continues to have a great attitude toward the students despite the huge class sizes. It is the School Board we need to start barking at. They are the ones that approve more funding to hire more teachers. They are the ones that draw the school boundries that make Skyline so impacted. Remember, the teachers are there for our children. We should be on their side and be willing to fight for them.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2006
You all have to understand this school has only been opened for a year now and the community is growing so fast that they have to do what they have to do to make sure these kids get an education. Yes it is over crowded, but they are making due and working together until a new school is built. Bob Meko is a great Principal and does care about the children and there education. I have worked with Bob at another school and do know a lot of the teachers that came from the same school and they are wonderful. Just give them a chance to get organized and things will fall into place. I feel you are jumping the gun especially it being a new school, new staff, new students and new community. It will get better just give it time.

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November 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2006
My daughters academic level has fallen drasticly since we have moved out here. There is no stucture. The children have no guidence. We need more teachers and more funding. We need a junior high and a high school.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2006
This is my first year that both of my kids go to school at Skyline Ranch. Not to pleased with so many things. No call backs from teachers after leaving message in their voicemail. Not paying enough attention to the kids for problems. Lunch time they don't have enough time to eat when kids don't take their own lunch. There is so much that I can keep on going regarding the poor behavior from Skyline Ranch..

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2006
my child is in Kindergarten & I worry everyday he is there. His teahcer is great, the principal seems to be involved. But the entire school is not organized. There is way too many kids in each class. The need aides in the classroom or hire more teachers. They do not have enough time to finish there lunch due to the amount of kids they have to get through the lunch line. I will not be sending my child to this school next year.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2006
The school is extremely over crowded. I'm not impressed at all. I also do not like the idea of K-8. In my opinion, we do not need Kindergartners with Jr High age kids, not too safe at all. I'm very disappointed with this school overall.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2006
Way too crowded, bordering on unsafe....How about a little forward thinking in the area?

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2006
My four kids started here last year (2005) and so far I have been very unhappy with the school. The non-academic issues are so bad that evaluating the quality of the education impossible although I haven't seen anything that has impressed me yet. The principal shows no leadership. The class rooms are over crowed, most with 30+ kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2006
I have A son in 2nd grade, and there is a lot of kids to one room. The school need to focus on iep classes a lot more here. And we are not happy about k-8, I don't think its safe for the little ones. Have to say the principal here is grate, He is very involved and he is an A+, very impressed.

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August 12, 2006
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Skyline Ranch Elementary School
1084 W. San Tan Hills, Queen Creek, AZ  85243
(480) 888-7520
Last modified Skyline Ranch Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Skyline Ranch Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 72 reviews. Top