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Zuni Hills Elementary School2
Posted October 09, 2014
- a parent
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.