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PK-5
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Scottsdale, AZ
Students enrolled: 639

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12121 N 124th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

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(480) 484-6100
(480) 314-7301
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August 15, 2014
I have been very happy with Anasazi from the start. I have a child who just left this school for a middle school. I have one child in Pre-K and another in the 2nd Grade. A great school requires great leadership and Principal Quizberg is a great leader. He is responsive to parents and he is helpful. We have had some great experiences with some great teachers. Small problems have been dealt with quickly and efficiently. I am very happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2014
The amount bullying is horrible and inconceivable. The denial and lack of action is far worse. Be very careful sending your children here. The principal is more concerned with receiving a A+ awards than investigating ANY allegations. The school motto should be "deny and deflect then hid and cover up."

- submitted by a community member
September 23, 2013
I disagree with the review that states that all the Principal cares about is the A+ rating and that the parents and children are arrogant. Clearly this is coming from someone who has a personal issue with the school/Principal, and is certainly not representative of how most families feel about this wonderful education environment. I have been an active parent at this school since 2005. I have had two children go through Anasazi for their entire elementary education. The Principal has been at the school for over 18 years and the reason we have received 4 A+ is because of his dedication to excellence, support & training of the administration and staff, and a loving/caring environment. The community is strong and supportive with engaged parents and families that come together to make the school the best learning environment that it can be. If parents truly want to get involved, they are welcomed by both the Administration and parent/teacher groups.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
As I have a 5th grader we as a family have reflected on all our years at Anasazi. We are so blessed that AZ has open enrollment and our family is able to be part of the Anasazi community. From the teachers, administration, children and parents we think Anasazi has taught us all so much. Looking forward to the next step in our children's education next year and that he has the foundation to succeed from Anasazi!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2013
This could be a better. My children attended Anasazi but now they are in the Fountain Hills School Distrist. Some of the teachers are excellent while others are OK. The principal is more concerned with receiving a A+ awards than enforcing the rules. Although, Anasazi has many parents involved, it is difficult to become part of "the click". I met many nice parents at the school but the arrogant "snotsdale" element is alive and well. It is a shame because the arrogance is picked up by their children and brought to class. I have been told many times by my children that the "popular" kids are the so called "rich kids". They believe they are better because they think they are rich. I would always tell my children that when confronted with the "I'm rich" attitude they should explain to these children that if they were really rich they would be attending a private school not public school. Take note "rich parents".

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
Anasazi is the best public school my daughter ever attended. I pulled her out to attend a local charter school, but now I am seriously considering a return to Anasazi. I'm surprised to see the comments denoting a lack of communication between staff and parents; my daughter's teachers kept constant communication with us via phone, email, and communication journal. If you are looking for a public school that is on par with private and charter schools, you won't be disappointed with Anasazi.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
We moved from southern California 2 years ago with our three children and after a lot of research I chose Anasazi Elementary based on test scores, location and the fact that the school has a history for retaining teachers. The principle is excellent (he has been at Anasazi since its opening). We loved Mrs. Treat in Kindergarten and Mrs. Harrison in 3rd grade. Our experience has been so positive. The office staff is respectful, the nurse is so caring and the music teacher loves the kids. I give this school an A+.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2013
The teaching staff at Anasazi is wonderful, dedicated and compassionate. Unfortunately, they have very large class sizes (over 30 in my child's class). The gifted/enrichment program is wonderful, especially with their special projects and math enrichment. The only negative about the school is picking up the children after school. Parallel parking is clearly a challenge for many of the parents, they love to double park & several are dangerously aggressive drivers.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2013
Our two daughters attended Anasazi and our experience is nothing but positive. The teachers are excellent and the extracurricular programs great. While the budgets are hitting all aspects of the government hard, the school has maintained consistent quality and just became the first A+++ school in Arizona! The one star rating I saw on here come as a little bit of a shock and I have some doubts as to the veracity of the claims. In any event, that would be an isolated example compared to that many, many other positives. This school is highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2013
My daughter was at Anasazi when she was in First Grade. She is now in 5th Grade. The teacher was somewhat inappropriate, asking parents to volunteer their house for end of schoolyear sleepover. I thought that was bizarre. We felt that our daughter missed a whole year of learning- she did not learn time, day of week, months in a year which my eldest learned that early. When my daughter got to Third Grade, Anasazi hired a new teacher who apparently was "one of their own." This teacher sent a police to our place due to a drawing that my daughter drew. Instead of calling us to a meeting, this teacher just sent a police right away. We pulled out our daughter that day and transferred her to Arts Academy. In less than a month, our daughter received Best Reader and Best Handwriting awards at Arts Academy.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2012
Our son attended Pre-K at Anasazi last year and it was fantastic! His teacher, Mr. Tilbury, and his assistant, Ms. Brenda, were both wonderful with the kids. We were fortunate to have a fairly small class size (13 at start of year about 16 by end of year due to new kids moving into the area). I felt that the teachers sufficiently challenged the kids academically. They did a good job of this despite the fact that not all kids in a classroom are at the same level. My son and a few other kids were already reading early into the year so they were put into a reading group at regular times so that they could continue to advance while the other kids were doing the standard lessons. I think Mr. Tilbury s motivation and skill with managing the classroom and giving them challenging and fun lessons was the big factor for such a great year. We have our son enrolled in Kindergarten this year and are looking forward to it.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2011
My grand-daughter (I have custody)has attended 1st grade and is now in 2nd grade at Anasazi Elementary School. I am very satisfied with how caring the teachers are toward their students, the way the teaching curriculum is presented. It is good to see the parent involvement levels in classes and how well the activities are planed out for the children. I appreciate the helpfulness of office staff. The nurse is going above and beyond her call of duty. It would be perfect if we didn't have the yet unresolved issue about one young boy consistently kicking, punching, threatening (bullying) his female class companions during line ups and recess. I hope that answers and solutions to the behavioral challenged child will be dealt with in a satisfactory way to all parties.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2011
Fantastic school. Wonderful programs.for the students. Teachers are dedicated and make the children interested in learning.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2011
We have been at Anasazi for 4 years so far and the school continues to be amazing! My children love the oppportunities to learn and grow through diffentiated learning approaches. The classes are a mix of all levels but pullout gifted provides opportunities for accelleration and stimulation. Highlights of their weeks continue to be specials, with art, PE, band, strings, and music. Mrs. Grant, our librarian, is a wonderful teacher and resource. She teaches the students how to research on computers as well as books. She is inspirational in getting students to love to read.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
Parents and kids all love Anasazi. Their gifted programs are amazing. The teachers constantly strive to be better educators and the PTO supports them in $$ for classroom aides and materials. There is a whole environment geered towards making kids better. My first child went through LRC teachers who were wonderful. The second went through gifted programs which taught Gr8 math at Gr4 in a child appropriate manner. I just wish I could say the same about the middle school they feed into.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2011
Nothing special about this school. My child attended kindergarten at Anasazi last year. I can honestly say that she learned nothing new. We repeatedly asked for advanced learning but got nowhere. The parental support is the only thing that makes this school slightly better than average.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2010
Great all around. Wonderful teachers, pleasant and helpful office staff, safe well appointed beautiful campus, positive attitudes to children and learning abound. School nurse is a huge help and a wonderful resource, and Librarian is a gem of a teacher too. All of our specials teachers are first rate. I can't wait to hear what sport or game the kids will learn next in PE, and they are so proud of their Art projects. In Music the students had the opportunity to sing the National Anthem for the Diamondbacks. what an honor!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
My daughter has attended Anasazi since Kindergarten, she will be starting 3rd grade in fall of 2010. I've truely enjoyed all of her teachers, and so has she. She's above reading level a full grade plus. She also excels in math, writing, and art. The teachers are every involved, I haven't heard any negativity, and all the students seem to enjoy Anasazi.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
I love the involvement between parents and teachers. Teachers are extremely communicative which allows parents to understand the day to day incidents of our elementary students. We have been more than pleased since moving from the Midwest!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
I give Anasazi Elementarycudos...my 2 boys are happy, they like their teachers very much, they are successful in their achievements and that makes me very content about their education.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 25, 2008
I couldn't be happier with Anasazi. My son came from a small private Kindergarten and suffered from separation anxiety when he started 1st grade here. His teacher was so kind and patient with him. He has an excellent teacher again this year and is now loving school. The office staff is fantastic. There are many opportunites for parental involovement. We love Anasazi and recommend it highly.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2008
My boys attended Anasazi for 2 years.The office staff is friendly, as is the Principal. But the Principal does let Special ED fall through the cracks, and not return phone calls or repeated letters requesting help. The school is in a nice area and laid out beautifully, but my kids were very unhappy here, did not do well socially or academically, very surprisingly. I pulled them out to return them to the Elementary school they were in previously because of the Principals lack of attentiveness. All looks well on the outside, not so great once your there! Not surprisingly, my children started excelling as soon as I pulled them out of there!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2007
This is my 13th consecutive year as a parent of Anasazi students. I could not be happier. The teachers are great, the administration is great, the education is first class. When the district reboundered this school and tried to sent my children elsewhere, I fought tooth and nail to keep them at Anasazi because this is where the best, all round education is.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2007
I'm a parent with a child going to Anasazi School with my son enrolled into kindergarten. I have searched the Scottsdale School District high and low and must say that Anasazi has a first-class kindergarten program. I'm so happy with the education he is getting and challenge any parent to find a program that is better.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
I had heard great things about the school but now that my child attends there I am disappointed on a weekly basis. There is a huge lack of education time for kindergarten. In the middle of the 'best' learning time - the morning - the kids go to P.E.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
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August 28, 2007
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July 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
I agree with the comments of January 2007. Information on programs, schedule and curriculum to new parents is very poor. I was particularly disappointed that the most highly valued (advanced academic) programs are not even discussed. It creates a very closed and 'special treatment' environment. The principal reinforces this. Even with these programs, it is not an academically rigorous environment, it is just the opposite. I have found the curriculum lacking in both depth and breath, as compared toby experiences with other elementary schools.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2007
We recently moved to the area and enrolled our children at Anasazi. I have been disappointed by the lack of communication between the teachers and parents. As I new parent I feel I have been left 'in the dark.' The teachers appeared annoyed by my simple questions which I must ask because information (i.e. schedules, daily routines) have not been provided without requesting them. Perhaps the staff is stressed, but more thought needs to be placed on communication. We are now looking into other programs.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2006
We switched our three girls out of district to Anasazi last year. It was the best decision we ever made. My girls not only loved the school and teachers, but excelled both socially and academically. Anasazi welcomes parent involvement in the classroom. The gifted program is wonderfully challenging. The strings and band programs are top notch. Everything about Anasazi exudes a positive environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
Anasazi Elementary is one of the best schools in the Scottsdale Unified school district. The school provides an atmosphere that makes learning fun, at the same time the school has a pretty high standard in academics. The teachers for Gifted Education, P.E., and Arts are excellent. The Principal is very accessible, and listens well to any of your concerns. Overall, a great place to begin for any elementary student to start his journey of learning.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
This is a great school. Most parents are involved and the teachers work hard to meet each child's needs. My son is very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2006
An excellent school given the limitations of Arizona funding priorities. Very caring and friendly staff, a lot of academic flexibility, much parental involvement, and nice kids. It could be more academically demanding without adopting the zealotry and inflexibility of the 'traditional' model. More extracurricular opportunities including foreign language study would be desirable.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2006
Anasazi is an excellent school. Parents are always helping in the classroom and on campus, and the teachers are just great. Our kids are very happy and we are too.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2005
Good academic school, plenty of extra curriculars for children. School needs to improve on their parental involvement. I have tried several times to be involved in classroom activities and the positions are already 'taken'. Everyone should be able to get involved, in one way or another. School is very 'clicky'- children are extremely overindulged. We have moved our children out of this area to a more down to earth, family oriented city.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
Excellent school, caring teachers and encourages parental involvement.

- submitted by a teacher
May 29, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 29, 2005
I've been quite please with the initial introduction to this school and the activities which it brings to the students

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
This is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff are all great with the children and parents alike. They are willing to answer any questions and work with you in any way they can. My (kindergarten)daughter has learned so much this year and loves the school and her teacher. Parents really get involved in this school. You can volunteer for so many things. My only complaint is there are way too many kids at all different levels in my daughter's class (27) and only one teacher.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2005
My child went to Anasazi for Kindergarten and first grade. I was very unhappy with the level of learning for the kindergatern. First grade was slightly better but I was still very unhappy. Not enough academics, classes too big, and under paid teachers. Arizona public schools have really let me down.

- submitted by a teacher
December 01, 2004
My son is a kindergartner at Anasazi. His teacher is warm, available and very involved with each student. The classes and supplies are all very new and the environment is good. My only concern is class size and lack of teacher aids made available.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2004
Teachers and Pricipal really care about the kids. I am seeing very postive results from my children.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2004
Great school. Teachers are very committed to the children's welfare.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2004
I used to go to Anasazi. The teachers are the best. I loved it there!

- submitted by a former student
December 27, 2003
Coming from California, Anasazi is the best school we could imagine.

- submitted by a parent
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Anasazi Elementary School
12121 N 124th Street, Scottsdale, AZ  85259
(480) 484-6100
Last modified Anasazi Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Anasazi Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top