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Sun City, AZ
Students enrolled: 760

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10851 W. Williams Road
Sun City, AZ 85373

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(623) 486-6000
(623) 412-5282
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October 09, 2014
My kids have been going to Zuni since kindergarten. To start off the front office ladies are rude. I get you have to deal with hundreds of kids but they are always nasty to them... Unless of course your parent brings them Starbucks. The principal doesn't care about the quality of education the kids get. There are very few teachers that actually care enough to teach. We are finally going to leave because so tired of dealing with the school and staff.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2014
We returned to Zuni this year because of the new zoning for the school. What a difference!! The atmosphere is very positive and you can feel the energy. Our student is loving 8th grade and enjoys all four teachers. The 8th grade staff is awesome, glad we returned.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2014
We are really glad we were rezoned to Zuni Hills. The atmosphere with new students is wonderful and the staff has been more than welcoming. Teacher quality if excellent, our kids are being challenged.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2014
I am also a mother of two boys with special health care needs. One child having ADHD. I have found the staff to be more than accommodating. They were committed to help him have a love of school and learning above all else. Now given I walked in the door with an outside evaluation from a Psychologist office. But once that was in hand, the IEP process went very quickly. And the teachers did everything they could to make the classroom a positive place and a wonderful learning environment. We came from another Peoria school, which is not so willing to support our special needs kids when they needed it the most. We think Zuni Hills is one of the best in Peoria. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2014
Zuni Hills is an academically excelling school! The Zuni Hills Grizzlies are number one, our commitment and achievements can't be undone! The Zuni Hills Grizzlies are number one! You can try to beat us, but it can't be done! Go Grizzlies!

- submitted by a teacher
February 25, 2014
Zuni Hills is excellent! Our 13-year-old daughter [8th grader] transferred in from the Scottsdale School District and we find Zuni and the Peoria School District equally excelling and put forth matching effort in regards to their teaching staff, administration & students. We're very pleased to have transitioned from Hopi [K-5] and Ingleside [6-8] to Zuni [K-8] for 2013-14. The front office staff is always very accommodating, super knowledgeable and awesome at multi-tasking by efficiently juggling caring for/watching the kids, assisting parents with their questions/concerns, all while completing their daily tasks and treating everyone with respect. The teachers are also great by consistently teaching students grade appropriate subject matter in innovative ways and providing the quality care & attention our kids deserve! I highly recommend Zuni and give an overall A+ for the reasons aforementioned. *I wonder why ~100% of the poor reviews are riddled with typographical errors, grammar & punctuation misuse and an overall lack of concern for accurately conveying clear points to other parents & administration. It may be a good time to reflect on one's own actions vs. pointing the finger!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2014
Obvious administrators don't follow district dress code but was up at school and see older student walking around with shirt that showed a large majority of her stomach. Why is nothing done by office, teachers, leadership to have her put something else on or be sent home. Leadership can't even follow district guidelines on the dress code. Really nice for the younger students to see girl walking around like that. If leadership reads these comments, try and get your standards a bit higher on appropriate dress. Also, parent being appalled on choir teacher - she made announcement last week to her students that she was quitting/not coming back next year because she can't take them talking. Really not professional for teacher to be telling students she blames them. Her comments to students makes sense why they act the way they do in class.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2014
Appalled at the comments about the Winter concert as we thought it was wonderful. Although there have been discipline issues, our daughter has enjoyed the music and the class over all. There appears to be a lack of administrative follow-through where discipline is concerned.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2013
Fairly new to Zuni Hills - The clothes some of the girls wear are so inappropriate how they are not sent home is a shock. Lack of respect from students to other students and staff. The Winter Concert was just horrible. Choir teacher was unorganized, this may have been her first concert. Our child told us it is at class chaos, now we see exactly what is happening. Two parents almost got into a fist fight over saving seats and then some students took the microphone at end of concert and starting screaming into them. The bad reputation the school has is fitting. Thrilled we are being rezone next year. Hopefully the good teachers will transfer over. Shape up Zuni and district you need to step in, clean out house and start over with administration that follows district guidelines.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2013
We have been extremely pleased with Zuni Hills. We transfered from another Peoria district school last year, and have found very positive and supportive staff. The kids love their teachers and classmates. We have not needed to contact the principal, but other parents have reassured us that there is strong student discipline & high expectations, and are very happy with the new principal and vice principal. We have not encountered any 'bad attitude. Our kids are happy, learning what they need to learn. The only concern is the lack of parent participation we see at fundraisers and school events, which was a problem at our previous school, as well.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
I have been more than disappointed in the entire Peoria school district, including Zuni Hills. I came from Copper Creek (which I loved) but had to move to a new home. The administrators are horrible. They are not friendly, have no sense of urgency when it's needed, they just don't seem to care. I can say that my son's 4th grade teacher is very nice. She has an organized class and always keeps me informed. Perhaps she should find a new school to teach at since her great attitude doesn't seem to match the bad attitude of Zuni. And Peoria Traditonal is even worse...we started there!

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2013
zuni hills is awful I took my son out of there and he goes to parkridge is doing so better zuni hills office is rude its like drepressing when walking in there. so sad there also lacking academically my son had to catch up at parkridge cuz he was so far behind. so sad this school is in are neighborhood

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
both my girls 7 and 9 go to zuni. both are doing very well and love there teachers. i have been very pleased with the new principal but as of recently both my daughters have been having problems with the lunch lady Linda. linda yells at my girls and has cursed at my daughter for being to slow getting her money. i have talked to other parents and they have told me they have had problems with Linda or have heard of other kids having problems. one parent even told me not to bother reporting it because she is untouchable. may have to leave school, not happy.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
My child had great primary teachers. His teachers used data to determine what he needed and taught that! They used small groups and could really identify where my child was! Now that he is has gone on to intermediate grades, he is assigned worksheet after worksheet. I miss the days when he was in k-1 at another district when he used smartboards and laptops continually! It seems Zuni, if not all of Peoria is behind the times.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2012
Parent who attended Peoria Traditional, sorry you did not feel the school was challenging, parents are extremely happy and so are the students. Not weird about the uniforms (even though we are located inside Zuni, we are seperate different start/dismissal times, on other side of school), parents like the uniform policy so there are no inappropriate clothing worn like extremely short shorts, low cut shirts or other childrens making fun of students who may not wear certain types of name brand clothing.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2012
My kids attended Peoria Traditional and it was not as challenging as they promised! I feel like its a little weird that they wear uniforms and Zuni kids do not.

- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2012
I would like some information about the Traditional School Program offered at Zuni Hills. I do not know a lot about Traditional Schools and I know nothing about Zuni Hills. I would like to hear from parents about this.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2012
Peoria Traditional School is inside the Zuni Hills building. It is seperate from Zuni Hill. Administation at Zuni did not inform us of the Traditional school when we were there. We saw kids at dismissal coming out in uniforms and had to inquire with other parents. It was what we were looking for - smaller classes and love the uniforms of polo shirts and docker type pants/shorts. Feel like we are in private school but with no tuition.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
My children have attended Zuni Hills for 3 years, and overall, I have been very satisfied. All of our teachers have been great. They have challenged my boys and are willing to accommodate my gifted child. I have had to be assertive about some things, but they are willing to work with us, especially at the classroom level.

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September 15, 2009
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June 28, 2009
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December 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2008
I have 2 children at Zuni Hills. My oldest child has been there for 7 years. We have had our ups and downs, but for the most part it has been satisfactory. I do wish that when a child struggled there would be better communication and more tutoring or after school programs. I do understand resources are limited for the teachers. We will just keep up the work and support and wish Zuni the best in the future.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2008
My daughter has attended Zuni Hills for the past 5 years. We have been very happy with most of the teachers. I cannot say enough positive things about Mrs. Fry, the P.I. teacher. When the new principal came in, things changed tremendously -- for the better! Ms. Storms has gone out of her way to keep the parents informed (love the phone reminders about early release days). Now the administration and staff seem organized and cohesive. A welcome change. Zuni has been a great asset to my daughter's eductation. I do think that education is a partnership, and that parents are vital in the overall education of a child. It is up to us to make sure that our children get what they need. Zuni has been a great partner.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2008
We have had 2 children at Zuni for 3 years. The Peoria school district K-8 structure is very hard on 6-8 graders. Adminstration and teachers cannot meet the needs of all the age groups represented in this format. Middle Schools are needed to specifically meet the needs of children in this transformational age group - Hormone enraged ealry teens should not be subjected to the sames rules, adminstration, facilities, and structure. Nor is it fair for 1st graders to see/hear the everyday behavior of these shouldbe middle schoolers. Zuni Hills does not prepare their students in this age group (6th-8th grade) for the next step of life - High School. The current administration only attempts to patch holes in the failing dam - Than address the problems and issues at hand. We struggle on a daily basis to fill in the educational and social gaps left unaddressed by Zuni Hills.

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April 03, 2008
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August 28, 2007
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July 23, 2007
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July 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 20, 2007
We have been in the PUSD for many years and have been very happy with Zuni Hills. The teachers, staff and administration all work for the betterment of their students. I hope that the new principal will be as strong and honest as Mr. B was and as the school sign shows, Good Luck Mr. B, we are going to miss you!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2007
We have sent our children to ZH since the first day in 2001. We have had wonderful teachers every year except the first year. Unfortunately it seems that the quality of leadership has deteriorated in the past two years, and several teachers have left or transferred to other schools. Public education is supposed to focus on educating the children, but it has become a political battlefield since the No Child Left Behind Act was implemented. Now, all that seems important are the test scores. I have 3 different types of learners for my children, and they are either bored or over-challenged. I am not sure if I want to continue our support at ZH. I wish it could be better, but it seems like the zeal for excellence and concern for the children has depleted. I hope this current situation doesn't forecast a bleak future; a miracle is needed in education!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2007
My children have been attending Zuni Hills since 2006. We have been very happy with Zuni Hills. It's disappointing to hear other parents speak so poorly about the school, it takes more than the school to educate children, parents must be involved as well. We have been happy with the curriculum and the discipline is a no tollerance policy. I heard since the new Principal is here, the school has improved very much. The only downfall is the lack of parents that attend the PTSO meetings, parents usually complain, but never attend meetings to make improvements.

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January 19, 2007
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March 26, 2006
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January 24, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2005
I have been let down by PUSD and especially Zuni Hills. The school, its administration, and the majority of its teachers stink. The classrooms are overcrowded, teachers are overloaded, and most of the teachers are unwilling or unable to provide the communication and support that children need. My children have attended Zuni since it opened, and despite neighbors who have pulled their children out, I held hope that it would improve. Not only has it not improved, it has gotten worse. I am now at a point that I cannot stand this school, its obnoxious principal(obviously an opinion, but it belongs to many others as well), and the teachers that my children have. I am looking for another school to take my children to because I have no confidence in their ability to lead and teach.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2005
My children have been at this school since it opened, I am quite happy. Reading some of these reviews are a little disheartening. My motto is 'you get what you are willing to give.' I feel that many parents are to blame for their students lack of achievement. We have become a society of dumping our responsibilities on others (ie government, schools, churches, etc.) Schools, churchs and the government are simply supplements to what the parent should be doing. Sure a lot of the teachers are young and inexperienced but are eager to learn. Parents need to take a hand in helping these teachers and the school as a whole. Parental involvement is what is lacking in this school. Work or not every parent has a responsiblity to be involved.

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October 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2005
I am disappointed in Zuni Hills Elementary School. When the bells rings the teacher are out in the halls rushing the children like cattle. Waiting for the bus must be a nightmare for the kids because they must line up in crowds (again like cattle)in the way of kids trying to exit. Kids love having subs because there is no lost love for the teachers here. Just ask the kids. Doing away with student of the month presentation..What a dumb idea. Whats next?

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
I have had 4 children attend Zuni Hills Elementary in the last 5 years. With the exception of one teacher that 2 of the children had difficulty learning from we have been very fortunate at this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
I have two children that attend Zuni Hills, and I have been very happy with the school. Their academics are great, and the P.I. teacher is terrific. My kids are challenged, and the teachers have been great. We feel the school is doing a wonderful job.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2005
Zuni Hills Elementary is one of the finest academic environments in the Phoenix area. The philosophy of the school centers on the child. The climate is safe, the teachers of experience and caring. New educational philosophies are utilized. The principal makes his presents know and is available to all student, teachers, parents and supportative staff. It is an honor to have a child experience such an academic superior school in a caring, safe evniroment.

- submitted by a staff
July 29, 2005
They mix elementary and middle school, not the best idea but overall good school.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2005
This is a well run school with innovative teachers and a great administrative staff. They strive to challenge the children academically and teach them to be good citizens.

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July 15, 2005
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June 09, 2005
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June 09, 2005
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May 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2005
My daughter attends kindergarten at zuni. I feel that the school does what it has to, to get by. Maybe that's the way all elementary schoools are now days? So we are looking for other options for 1st grade.

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April 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2005
I have nothing to say but good things about Zuni Hills. I love this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2004
I have 2 children that attend Zuni Hills. My son has needed extra help through some emotional issues and the staff at Zuni Hills was incredibly helpful! My daughter has AD/HD and the staff at Zuni did not hesitate to step up and assist me in the understanding and use of programs that can and were implemented to help her. The teachers work well with eachother and other staff members to adapt to student's personalities and needs. The principal is very supportive and makes an effort to know the students! I feel the whole school staff strives to make Zuni a wonderful part of our community and an A+ school!

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2004
I have been unimpressed at best by Zuni Hills. I have found the teachers to be below average. My children have been injured on the playground and were refused access to the school nurse. The bus system is ineffecient and ill-equipped to handle new riders. Not once, not twice, but three times my daughter was lost...though we did find her in a matter of 30 minutes, I find this unacceptable.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
I think Zuni Hills leaves a lot to be desired. When they opened thier doors, they opened late, and they did not seem ready. Most teachers were new, and some ready for retirment. Zuni Hills also is not well set up for the Arizona weather, there is no shaded area on the playground, and PE has to be outside no matter how hot. They have a multipourpose room only, used for everything.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2004
Our son's first year at Zuni Hills was a bit rough due to the fact that he was unchallenged in the lessons, but the past two years have been much better! We have felt that we are welcome in the school anytime, and we have seen a big improvement in communication with the staff!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2003
This is our first year at Zuni Hills and so far I have nothing but good things to say. My son enjoys his class and his teacher. He is learning and having a great time as well. His teacher is great at communicating with me and the office staff has been very helpful every time I have spoken with them. I think they are doing a wonderful job.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2003
As a parent of a child with special needs, I am very happy with the level of effort put forth by teachers to meet my child's needs. They have been both caring and professional.

- submitted by a parent
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Zuni Hills Elementary School
10851 W. Williams Road, Sun City, AZ  85373
(623) 486-6000
Last modified Zuni Hills Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Zuni Hills Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 59 reviews. Top