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K-5
Public charter
Queen Creek, AZ
Students enrolled: 260
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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4815 W. Hunt Highway
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

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(480) 655-6787
(480) 655-6788
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September 24, 2014
My child is doing well at this school. She is challenged by the schoolwork, and has enjoyed making new friends. The staff is very professional, but friendly at the same time. They seem to have a heart for kids at this school, instead of just treating them as numbers. I like that math and reading are taught to the students' level. They test students at the beginning of the year to see where they are at, and then they receive extra help if needed. There is great communication from the school to parents as well. The only negative I see is that my child is pressured alot because our family is not religious and most of the students at this school are. They hold an optional chapel time, and the students who don't go don't have anything to do during that time but sit at their desks mostly. Also, the chapel kids come back with candy, causing the other students to feel left out. Overall, it's good school. The education, friendly atmosphere, and character training are awesome!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2014
I must admit I was absolutely amazed with this school. They have amazing family-like vibes and the teachers/staff are perfect for my children. I hear endless stories from my fourth grade son about how much he loves his class and teachers, as well as many, many others. I recommend this school for anyone if not every. However, the principal here wasn't as friendly towards my son or our family. When engaging with him face to face he seemed stressed, and somewhat rude. He had a tendency of pushing our needs aside and neglecting my daughter's conflict with another child when attention was highly needed. It was disappointing seeing such a poor leader with such an amazing staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2014
My child just started their second year at LEA. Once again, he is thrilled to be there and loves going to school everyday. He loves his teacher and his friends there. We are very pleased with Leading Edge and highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2014
I would highly recommend this elementary school. My children have been attending since kindergarten and have experienced great educational success. The small school atmosphere provides a feeling of family and belonging. Students are challenged to be kids of character as well as pushed to be their best in academics. We have no regrets about choosing LEA.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2014
I was homeschooling my children, but had to return to work last spring. My husband and I researched, toured, and interviewed several schools before deciding that Leading Edge was where we wanted our children to go. My kids have really flourished there and this new school year is gearing up to be an amazing one! Mr. Butcher is a fantastic, caring principal who knows my three children by name. Each teacher does a great job staying in touch with us about our children's' daily progress. In our family, we have one struggling learner and one gifted learner. Each are challenged or assisted according to their needs. I appreciate that Leading Edge has resources to help my children to learn and succeed.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2014
Leading Edge Academy has provided my child with a positive learning environment that is challenging and engaging. Emphasis on academics as well as strong character traits is the daily norm here. In the three years my son has attended LEA his teachers have each taken a personal interest in his success and kept my spouse and I informed of his progress, classroom happenings as well as areas of improvement when needed. I have also dealt personally with the school's principal on a discipline issue and found him to be very proactive and fair with both sides of the issue. I am very pleased with my experience with LEA.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2014
Great school. Friendly environment. Small class sizes. Have had children here for over five years.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2014
We are going into year 2 for my children attending LEA and we love it! Our kids have had great teachers and enjoyed going to school each day! I am hoping for more family events this school year! I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2014
Leading Edge Academy has been great for our kids. We have four kids in the school and have been there for six years. We have referred countless amounts of families to that school. Our kids were at other schools around Queen Creek in San tan valley before we found Leading Edge Academy. For my living I work with leaders of government and corporations. I seek out the opportunity for my children to have the best education possible to become great leaders. Both leaders and teachers at leading-edge Academy pay close attention to my children and inform me daily and weekly of both advances and potential problems regarding my children. After much diligence and research I have no doubt that Leading Edge Academy is the best school with the best teachers and leaders in Queen Creek and Santan Valley!!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2014
I have had my kids here for 4 years, I have to say my kids love it. The teachers know my kids by name. I pulled them out of a another nearby charter school after a bad experience and the difference in my kids was like night and day. The home work is not too time consuming but it still challenges them. The teachers seem happy in this school and they really seem to love their job. I also feel that they don't nickel and dime you to death like most public and charter schools around this area. I really have no complaints about the school. It is not as fancy as other schools around but the character of the school makes up for that.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2014
Our son transferred here after going to a small private school for 5 yrs - the transition was great! We love the teachers and the class sizes are so nice! I would highly recommend this school to any person who asked about it! They have helped him and recognized problems and have gotten him more extra help then he has ever gotten before! Feel very blessed!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2014
When we moved out here we weren't sure what we were going to do for school. For the rest of the school year we drove our kids back to their old school 15 miles away. During that time we started our youngest at Wonderwise preschool on the Leading Edge campus. After seeing our youngest flourish, we decided she would go there for kindergarten and we would move our son to the campus as well. He started there his fourth grade year. We ABSOLUTELY LOVE this school. The principal knows all the kids by name and is very involved. My son had FANTASTIC fourth and fifth grade teachers and he dug in to do what needed to be done, making straight A's or A's and B's every quarter. Our daughter had a great kindergarten and first grade experience. Parents are always welcome and all of the teachers have been very accessible and quick to respond to any child needs. They also keep us informed through texts and emails about upcoming assignments and tests. I'm very happy that we chose Leading Edge. Our son started this year at the other campus 6th-12th and he loves that campus as well. It's nice to see teachers really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2014
Beware parents. This school is run horribly. The principal is the worst. Half of the teachers are good the other half not so much. Even worst then the principal is their administrative staff (which they call Network) , It is highly unlikely the owner know what shenanigans that go on both in the school and the admin offices in Gilbert.

- submitted by a teacher
June 03, 2014
Leading Edge Academy is absolutely the best school in the area!! The teachers are incredible and they love the students! I read some of the negative reviews and I honestly believe that some people would not be happy anywhere. Please do not focus on the negativity. My children have grown so much academically. They come home from school happy and look forward to the next day. I highly recommend Leading Edge Academy!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
This school hurt my children in more ways I can say. Leaving was the best thing I did. I know not every teacher is bad, but it amazing how a few bad apples and a bad office staff can take down a school. I would highly recommend a different school!

- submitted by a community member
April 11, 2014
This is an awesome school! They are smaller classrooms, which allows the students more one on one time with the teacher. The teachers really do care about their students!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
It's been a wonderful change for my second grader. She struggling for a couple years in our local public school and now she made honor roll for the first time. She loves her teacher, I enjoy the staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
Very happy with this school. The staff really cares about your child's education and well being. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who has a child in Kindergarten to 5th grade. Classroom sizes are small and there is a strong focus on character. My child has gone there since Kindergarten and has loved all of her teachers and her experience at Leading Edge has been wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
I come from a long line of educators so I am naturally very selective when it comes to my child's education. Though Leading Edge does not have all the bells and whistles that many larger schools have, its educational structure is one of the best I have seen. The teachers at the lower levels are excellent and well deserving of praise. I was concerned with the relationship with the church after having read some of the reviews last year. After looking at things objectively, I found that many of the statements made were misleading, false, and downright malicious. The teachers who have children who do not attend LEA do so because they are older. So naturally they cannot attend! After some research I found that the parents who had concerns about LEA have also had concerns about other schools as well. So disappointing. If you are looking at a school for your child grade K-5 this is the place. It is the most caring and loving place your child could attend to start out their educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
Leading Edge is a wonderful little school! My children have done nothing but thrive there. The Principal and teachers are so concerned with making sure that they are safe, happy and learning. I have never felt more welcome than I do there. I have watched my children grow academically and become wonderful kids of character. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who wants the very best for their children.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2013
Awful! Just plain awful school. It should be daycare at best. Not a school. My daughter was in kinder here for 3 months before a seat opened up at Ben Franklin. She went from reading and writing before starting school to messy and unfinished class work. The teacher was distant and disconnected from the kids. Classroom was crowded and cluttered. No offer for parent involvement. When I asked to come in to volunteer, the teacher told me she had a homeroom parent already. ??? WTH?? There was no room for kids to play at recess. The tiny playground had a permanent plume of dust floating around it.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2013
I had kids in Kinder and 3rd grade at LEA, and we have LOVED our experience. They had the best teachers we have ever had, and really loved school this year. Years prior our 3rd grader attended public school, and there is a world of difference between public school and LEA. I am afraid the school is very underfunded, and therefor lacks programs that I wish my kids could have as they progress in school, but the amazing teachers make up for it. The communication was lacking in several areas, and could use improvement. I really love the way that the teachers seek parent involvement, also. That is something I never had at the other schools my son attended. I felt welcome and appreciated any time I wanted to come to the school for activities.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2013
I wouldn't recommend this school to any family! I thought this school was awesome a couple years ago. Then it got a new principal. Well, from then on that school went down hill! In my opinion it was no longer a safe environment. Kids were being bullied all the time and nothing was being done about it. Rocks being thrown at kids heads among other incidents. I finally had enough after trying to talk with the principal being reassured that things were being taken care of, only to find out that wasn't the case. We pulled our children out, and I am so glad I did!! I will say, that my children both had an AWESOME teacher!! Its a shame their hands are tied when it comes to discipline. I also find it strange, that after a year with a new principal, it seemed almost half the teachers left after the 2011/2012 school year was over! I will be curious how many teachers remain after this year! Such a shame.........

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2013
I wish could say my experience was great there, but it was not . It is sad how far behind my kids are on their education. The secretary is really unfriendly, and the school is in need of some serious TLC. The "bells and whistles" matter when students needs extra help. A reading center and a computer center would have really helped my kid last year. As far as the tenant/renter relationship, the Principal is heavily involved in the Church. This might be a great thing for some parents if they are looking for that. Most of the staff do not have their kids attend the school, but that is not my main concern. The lack of quality education is. There Gilbert and Maricopa campus are good, I recommend driving to them, but I would think twice before attending this one.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2013
My son attends LEA and I am fully pleased with his academic progress. His teacher is amazing with the students; as well as has the ability to teach children of all learning types / levels / behavior issues, etc. While I do wish there was a library & a gym for PE/lunches, these are not items that break the deal for me. I know that my son will receive a well rounded education in his coming years at LEA. I recommend this school for parents in the area who are looking for a place that excels in academics, as well as provides Character based learning, and holds a high level of integrity.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2013
My daughter went to this school for the past 5 years. We moved her into the Chandler district this school year and I was nervous to see how she would measure up. Within the first two weeks, all of her teachers asked to move her into honors classes. She has maintained a 4.0 all year and is a member of NJHS. I was thrilled to know that Leading Edge prepared her so well. The facility is lacking some bells and whistles, but the campus is nice, the faculty is fantastic and we had a wonderful experience!

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2013
This is church/Charter school with a paster for a principal. While they do follow state standards, they surely find the loopholes and provide only adequacy in education and children's safety! There are some good teachers BUT the school is run by a very close-knit family which happens to be related (by blood) to the folks at the church on campus and as much as they say they are a separate entity, they are not. Your child's education is not their 1st interest. Just ask the staff (or FOUNDER) if their children attend Leading Edge Academy.

- submitted by a parent
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Leading Edge Academy Queen Creek
4815 W. Hunt Highway, Queen Creek, AZ  85142
(480) 655-6787
Last modified Leading Edge Academy Queen Creek is a Charter school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Leading Edge Academy Queen Creek Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top