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- a parent
This school teaches to test (prepares kids only for the type and questions on the AZ Merit) and they're still testing below state standards for the basics. Kids are passed through with minimal academics, very sad for an already under-performing state education system. If you love your kids and care about their education, RUN far away. Too many better opportunities with the ease of out of boundary options!!!



- a parent
Overall school is average quality. STEM program good. School organized and community focused. SPED program not good. SPED teacher is inexperienced and she does not know half the time what the kids are doing. She orders "her" aides around with no respect and lacks maturity as a teacher and lacks instructional skill. She has a know it all attitude and plays favorites with the kids. Would not recommend if your child is in SPED.




- a parent
When we first moved here from out of town, I was pointed to Navajo Elementary by a friend who had their children here. I enrolled my 10 year old into their STEAM academy, which he loves and is thriving in. He just wrote an MLA formatted paper, presented a power point presentation and designed a 3D model of the ultimate animal. My son loves coming to school and learning. My daughter is in third grade here and is encouraged by her teachers to give her best every day. She is an avid reader and enjoys watching her avatar move on the board with her "points" that she can earn by taking tests on books she's read. Everyone from the administration to the lunch staff to the other students here feels like family. It's a very supportive environment, meeting the very first need of any child- to feel appreciated and loved. Academics here are on point, kids are challenged and encouraged. I would recommend NES to any parent who values diversity and respect for their children.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


- a parent
I love that the teachers here at Navajo do not simply "teach to test" but actually engage and teach my children curriculum that is fun and useful!



- a community member
As a former parent, I can testify that Navajo was a tremendous experience. This school is a true family community, embracing diversity and forward thinking. The STEAM aspects are amazing!




- a teacher
Navajo Elementary focuses on the "whole child" and the individual needs of each student. There are plenty of programs that appeal to various types of learners: STEAM Academy, Special Education, English Language Learners, Readers everywhere on the spectrum, etc. There is not a single student who is not included in the general education classroom, regardless of their level of ability. Navajo Elementary has core beliefs when thinking about molding our future adult citizens: Respecting each other, Respecting our school, and Expecting the best. Outside of the school day, Navajo offers clubs that are both academic and social. Students are able to join clubs with other students, of any grade level, who share the same interests. This helps parents with the completion of homework while in homework club, for example, so that parents can focus on family time while at home. Our PTO, Watch D.O.G.S., and Teachers are very informed and involved in the community as a whole.

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a teacher
Navajo uses Buffalo Buck behavior incentive, PBIS behavior management program with multiple resources, and a common goal of Respect (place, people) and expect the best.



- a teacher
Navajo is a diverse school in the Scottsdale Unified School District. It offers many opportunities for all learning styles including STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and music), special areas, many interesting clubs and after school activities, Navajo has many resources for technology within the classroom: IXL accounts, home learning opportunities for kids, and student accounts for many online programs that have been purchased by the district. I am happy with the programs that Navajo has adopted for reading, providing phonics, fluency practice, comprehension, and both fiction and non-fiction text that are aligned with the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards. Navajo also uses a school wide behavior plan, highlighting positive behavior systems with rewards and positive praise. Mrs. Amy Moore and Mrs. Erin Kadera are great leaders with innovative ideas for teaching and learning. All students are happy here at Navajo.


Develops character: Strongly agree


- a teacher
Respect is a huge part of our day. We set high expectations and we hold students, and ourselves, accountable.



- a teacher
Navajo's staff is extremely dedicated to all students and their academic success, as well as their emotional stability.

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