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PK-6
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Scottsdale, AZ
Students enrolled: 500
 

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8451 E. Oak Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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(480) 484-1800
(480) 484-1801
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June 09, 2015
I truly appreciated the experience at Hohokam Traditional Elementary School and held it as a special place within the district while under the direction of the previous principal. However, under the direction of the new principal, I have seen significant turnover, teachers leaving or going on "leave," and only the teachers who seem "life-long teachers" of Hohokam remaining because they are committed to each other and the children/community at Hohokam. Their satisfaction and positivity has decreased as has the morale of the campus and this has been vocalized. I find this disappointing and unfortunate for the community at Hohokam and for my children. It seems that Mr. Rantala runs the school as more of as "business manager" micromanaging the building, and duty rotations doing rounds of check-ins, does not have the "people skills" needed to make his staff feel appreciated or build the relationships needed to have conversations and instead picks at his staff and creates a negative, awkward environment to be in. I am concerned at how many more good teachers he is going to drive out before something will be done and how much further the district is going to let the scores slip and how unhappy it will allow the staff to become before something will be done. It is a shame to be allowing something like this to be done to such a formerly pleasant school. My children will be attending a new district next school year.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2015
I truly appreciated the experience at Hohokam Traditional Elementary School and held it as a special place within the district while under the direction of the previous principal. However, under the direction of the new principal, I have seen significant turnover, teachers leaving or going on "leave," and only the teachers who seem "life-long teachers" of Hohokam remaining because they are committed to each other and the children/community at Hohokam. Their satisfaction and positivity has decreased as has the morale of the campus and this has been vocalized. I find this disappointing and unfortunate for the community at Hohokam and for my children. It seems that Mr. Rantala runs the school as more of as "business manager" micromanaging the building, and duty rotations doing rounds of check-ins, does not have the "people skills" needed to make his staff feel appreciated or build the relationships needed to have conversations and instead picks at his staff and creates a negative, awkward environment to be in. I am concerned at how many more good teachers he is going to drive out before something will be done and how much further the district is going to let the scores slip and how unhappy it will allow the staff to become before something will be done. It is a shame to be allowing something like this to be done to such a formerly pleasant school. My children will be attending a new district next school year.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2013
Phenomenal school. Wonderful grounds, lots of shade, nice playgrounds. The teachers are incredible (and I haven't seen any turnover) as are the administrators! Love that they are traditional in nature, have uniforms, consistent behavioral standards across campus to keep the focus on the learning. Am so happy we chose Hohokam as our school. The kids love it here!

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2012
WOW! The accolades keep pouring in for Hohokam! Congrats to our principal on being named Rodel Principal of the year for the state of Arizona! This is an amazing award for our community to receive!

- submitted by a parent

October 14, 2011
Congratulations to Hohokam for being named an "A" school. The students who attend Hohokam are truly receiving a first-rate education. The teachers and principal care about the success of each and every child. I wouldn't send my child to any other school.

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October 07, 2011
My son has been going to Hohokam since Pre-K and has been excelling ever since. However reflecting back the past 8 weeks since he has started Kindagarten, he has progressed soo quickly. I am soo impressed, he is reading and writing and always comes home with a smile on his face. I dont understand why this school doesnt have a higher rating. Always clean,professional,friendly, I really cannot say enough about this school. Good work staff at Hohokam!!!

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September 28, 2010
I have two children attending Hohokam and they absolutely love school. The Principal, Mr. Caudle, is always present on campus, interacting with the students and parents. Most mornings he is welcoming the students as they arrive at school. I have even seen Mr. Caudle at the crosswalks greeting students and helping them to school. The teachers are very dedicated and are always available to parents. The technology available at Hohokam is top of the line and each classroom is equipped with laptop computers as well as smartboards. Both of my children are excelling in their schoolwork and I am so proud to say they attend Hohokam Traditional School.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2010
The technology in use at Hohokam is amazing. Students are engaged and being well prepared for the 21st century. Expectations for all students are high. Most importantly, however, is the caring staff and administration. It is obvious that everyone at Hohokam believes in the future of every child.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2010
The staff at Hohokam are so wonderful to work with and the Teachers are great!!!

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July 08, 2009
I am so pleased with the staff my children have been lucky to have, the wonderful office staff - go Ms. Perez and Ms. Edmundson, and administration! I love the opportunity to have our monthly coffee talk with Principal Caudle. I am a firm supporter of attending your neighborhood school and know ALL parents must be involved with their child's educational successes and challenges. Mr. Brown did an awesome job as the school's parent involvement president - we will miss his exciting meetings! If you live in the area, I HIGHLY recommend you enroll your student(s) at Hohokam.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2008
I am so pleased with Hohokam! The Principal is an excellent leader. The Assistant Principal bring years of valuable experience. The front office staff could not be anymore helpful. The teachers are constantly raising the bar. I feel confident that in this case no child is left behind. Students that need help are immediately identified and brought up to speed by a special team. Great school and will get even better with time.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2008
My daughter loves to go to school. The staff here makes her feel comfortable and happy. What else needs to be said. I hope they keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2008
Hohokam school is a wonderful school. The Teachers and staff are terrific. Our two children are excelling at school. Mr. Caudle is always at the school and PTA events. That is so refreshing when so many schools in the area have principals who are not even available to talk to. We are very happy with th school and the community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 15, 2008
Outstanding School taking care of the kids of this neighborhood.

- submitted by a community member

September 30, 2007
We ve found Hohokam to be a wonderful school. The staff is caring and attentive to our daughter s needs and has been since we enrolled her in Kindergarten. Everyone is approachable and truly open to parental input. Our new principal Mr Caudle brings a strong sense of community to the school. We feel comfortable that she ll get not only a top-notch education, but that she ll be cared for and nurtured.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2007
Hohokam is a school that is 100% concerned with each and every student that walks through their doors. Mr. Caudle, the new Principal goes out of is way to be make each student as well as staff members feel part of the Hohokam Community. Mr Craddock, the Vice-Principal is very understanding and encourages a positive environment. My daughters and I have been a part of the Hohokam Community for seven years. I strongly feel that my children have received an excellent education and a wonderful sense of morals.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2007
The teachers at this school are highly dedicated and professional. They go out of their way to help all students and are extremely concerned with meeting the needs of the diverse student population. Chad Caudle shows a lot of promise as new principal in 2007. He will be a good fit for this excellent school.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006
The school has so much potential. The main problem is a stagnant staff which has been there to long. The PTA has been getting stronger since late 2005. Hopefully they will make a difference in 2006.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2006
Hohokam. The school could be a good one if the staff learned how to encourage and give proper discipline to their students. Tammy and Art Moore

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July 08, 2005
I thought this school was academically good. I liked all the teachers my son had,especially Ms.Scholz.she is awesome.They have a good strings programs with 2 concerts a year.my son had adhd and I feel they did not do enough to accomadate this.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2005
This is a great school. The principal & the teachers are very involved. My son was part of the music program & he learned so much. They also have alot of after school activities. If we weren't moving so far away I would have loved for my son to finish the 6th grade their. My son has always enjoyed going to this school & has never encountered any problems with other kids their. The parents involvement is definitely encouraged. We love the carnival & silent auction they have every year.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2005
Teachers and staff were pretty nice. But felt a lot of the teaching was helping only the children that didn't speak english.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2003
I feel that this school is in need of a make over by starting with a new principal. Most of the teachers are great , but some are in need of some TLC towards children and basic understandings

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2003
Kevin Flynn does an outstanding job as Hohokam's principal. He does not ever hesitate to answer questions and has always been fair, honest and prompt in any matters, positive or the occasional negative- His staff serves as an example of his philosopies, following the same standards that he consistently demonstrates.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2003
I feel this school has several areas in need of improvement. Safety , teaching , and a principal who stays on campus to tend any problems that arrise. Communication is a must also. I feel this school has many faults. I feel this school could be alot better if it had a solid discipline code which is for all the students not just one or two here and there and a stronger teaching goals. They also need to bring out a stronger level of supervision on the playground and cafeteria. Be consistent with all the students would make less problems down the line.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2003
The teachers are wonderful and highly capable. The school's leadership suffers because the principal is not there enough. Parents are not as involved as they should be. The teachers make up for the other areas that are lacking.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 15, 2003
I am sad to see that the current principal does not allow scouting in his school. Hohokam used to have the largest amount of Girl Scout troops in the neighborhood, and since this principal has been there, there are no longer scouts at Hohokam. Very sad, considering what a great program Girl Scouts has to offer.

- submitted by a community member

May 01, 2003
While some of the teachers are great, others should really not be around children.

- submitted by a community member

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Hohokam Traditional School
8451 E. Oak Street, Scottsdale, AZ  85257
(480) 484-1800
Last modified Hohokam Traditional School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hohokam Traditional School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top