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K-8
Public charter
Tempe, AZ
Students enrolled: 315
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1538 East Southern Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85282

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(480) 355-1640
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December 17, 2014
We are not fans of this school anymore. I pulled one of my children out and sent her back to her home school where she is happy. The 8th grade science teacher appears to just be there to collect a check. My other children are unhappy there. We are trying just to get through the rest of the school year. I doubt my children will return next year.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2014
My child has attended Imagine Tempe since Pre-K and is now in 2nd grade. I absolutely love the individualized attention students receive. Teachers do an excellent job communicating with parents whether it's regarding academics or school events. My daughter has loved all her teachers and has grown so much. I love Imagine!

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2014
Horrible if you've been there for a few years. Teachers leave this place like flies. Regional makes the dumbest decisions for the school. Curriculum is low. They are running this school on a limb and can no longer keep my kids there.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2014
This is an awful school. The drama is never ending. I don't want a little girl to feel the way she does about going to school. My daughter is unhappy and her teacher is the worst. The staff has consistently turned over since we got here. Don't send your student here.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2014
I am sad I chose this school for my student. What a mistake! Her teacher is someone who doesn't even have a degree.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2014
I really like this school and have to say my daughter really likes her teacher Mrs.Kelly she is the best teacher.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2014
If you are a perspective teacher, parent, or student STAY AWAY!!!!! This school has inconsistent leadership, bad wages for teachers, and poor educational history. This school does not even have a curriculum. The school itself is in a shopping plaza next to a Goodwill. The security at this school is shotty at best, there is a homeless refuge center near the school as well. So with this combination of the homeless center and the goodwill, there a lot of sketchy individuals who pass through the school area.

- submitted by a community member
April 10, 2014
I don't know what to say except think twice before sending your child to this school. Today my student called me crying from the office and told me that she was being bullied. This is not what I wanted for my child.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2014
Imagine Tempe is a wonderful school that has great individualized education for each of their students. My student receives after school tutoring that has greatly helped him! His teacher, Mr. Gruber, has communicated well with me all year long! This positive review contest the principal has created excited me because it has given me the chance to express my appreciation to the school and to my son's teacher, Mr. Gruber!

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
I am extremely happy to announce my son is a student of Imagine. The learning curriculum is awesome. My son comes home and surprises me with what he has learned daily. The teachers are fantastic and always there when needed. Special thanks to Ms. Shaw a wonderful first grade teacher.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
The school sent out a letter stating that the class that has the most positive reviews on Great Schools would get a free pizza party . So of course my son asked me to write a review. Unfortunately I cannot give the review that they are trying to get me to write for free pizza. I am very disappointed in the schools large class sizes, small playground. Large teacher and student turn over. Lack of extra curricular activities and the school sits right next to a Goodwill. Not the review I was told I would have to write for free pizza but it is honest and factual and Imagine will not be our school of choice next year.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2014
My son has been at Imagine for about 4 years and I really like the school and staff . The teachers give their students the attention they need.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2014
My children absolutely love attending Imagine Tempe. This school has definitely created an environment where my kids feel safe, important and confident. The teachers especially Ms. Bennett and Ms. Kelly, have been instrumental in my children's academic success.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
I have children that have attended this school for 4 years now. You can't ask for a more caring staff than you get here. The teachers go above and beyond to communicate and keep you in the loop of your child's academic progress. They give you recommendations, websites, and activities you can do at home to help your child. The school environment is safe! Which is so hard to find. My child has never been bullied, but my child told me of an incident that happened and how the teacher was proactive and handled it right away. The adminstration is visible and attainable which gives you a feelig that you can talk to them about anything. The only reason why I dont give them five stars is because of the size of the school and the small play area. But I will trade size for quality teachers anyday!

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
Imagine is a terrific school. Smaller classrooms, a great staff of positive young teachers who work very very hard to ensure that my daughter is getting a good education. I would like to see more communication from the new principal, like we did from the previous one (Mr. Boyd), hopefully that will happen in time.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
I absolutely love Imagine Tempe! Both my children have the most dedicated and outstanding individuals as teachers. The staff at this school has the best interest at heart for my children.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
Imagine Tempe is the school that my son has attended for the last 3 years and while I am not particularly happy with the schools progress over this time I do want to point out that they do have some great teachers who really seem to care about their students. My son has been having a really diffuclt school year and his teacher has been informative, helpful and always keeping me informed of his progress. She is approachable and readily available to discuss anything.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
I really like how this school is so hands on, and the teachers go above And beyond to make sure the students succeed academic wise I would recommend this school to anyone with children.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2014
My son has been at this school since Pre-K and I wouldn't dream of sending him anywhere else until he's ready for high school.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2014
This is a great charter school with small classrooms. they have plenty of activities for the children to engage in and this is one of the few charter schools that have the bus.this school is a place where your child can thrive and stand out I recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2014
My daughter is in 6th grade and is in her 2nd year at Imagine Tempe. She seems to like it, she has maintained her A's/B's that she has always had, with the exception of a 'lapse' 2nd semester last year. The previous principal, who recently left, sadly, was always available to talk about any/all concerns. This was so great. I've not met the new principal. ALL of the staff DO seem very approachable & always helpful. I do wish the class sizes were much smaller, as I think that is the main appeal with charter schools, so when a class size increases it is somewhat disconcerting. Despite that concern, I am pleased with Imagine Tempe, I would definitely NOT consider placing my child in public school, and am very thankful to live in such close proximity to this charter school. I would really love it if they went beyond 8th grade however, as I am not sure what we are going to decide for beyond that.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2014
My daughter has attended Imagine since Pre-K and has gotten an EXCELLENT education. She was one of the 1st students to attend the school since it opened 7 years ago. They are continually a performing school and my daughter's test scores are great. The school has added a plethora of extracurricular activities and even has a middle school. They have cheerleading and music. Most convenient of all is the afterschool program offered at a very low rate. It is great for working parents as the child is allowed to stay until 6:30 pm. We are moving so I hope that my daughter's new school is as wonderful as Imagine.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2014
My daughter has attended from kindergarten to 6th grade. She loves the school. Teachers are great and some are very concern with our daughter's educational experience. Communication between teachers and parents are regular.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2014
My son has attended this school since Pre-K. (He is now in 1st grade.) He really enjoys being a part of this school and has learned so much since he started there. I have had some issues with miscommunication; however, the staff and administration have always been open to hearing about any issues and always do their best to resolve them. I can easily contact any of the staff by email or phone, plus the teachers and staff constantly encourage parent involvement. I was drawn to this school because of that as well as the character development which is lacking in many public schools. Plus, I really feel my son is in a safe and secure environment at this school. My youngest son will be ready to start Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year and I am excited for him to do so. This really is a great school especially if you are an actively involved parent. :)

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
Great school! Great staff! Caring and dedicated teachers! My children and I love this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
Tempe Imagine has an involved staff who work with parents in order to figure out the best way for each student to learn. They will implement new ideas and if a plan doesn't work they will try something else. They do not keep doing the same thing over and over when it doesn't work.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
My 2 children have been going her for 3 years, excellent school, Mrs. Bennett and Ms. Perrine are there teachers and I am very impressed. Always

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2014
pre K is very involved and the teacher are very helpful! My daughter has learned so much in such a short time. Unfortunate that the principal left so suddenly.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2014
My child attends this school in the kindergarten class. I could not ask for my a better school. The curriculum is great. The teachers as well as staff is very involved in the child's education as well as the child's well being. I am very pleased with my choice of schools for my son to attend! Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2014
I am impresssed with the schools enthusium in getting the children interested in learning, They offer after school tutoring that has helped my child achieve the honor roll this school year.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
My child's teacher has gone out of her way to partner with me on the most appropriate approach for my daughters education.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
I am very pleased with Imagine Elementary at Tempe. I was so excited we were able to get our children registered this year. Mrs. Geiogamah and Mrs. Kelly are fantastic teachers. Their daily communication with me about my children is fantastic. I couldn't ask for anything more!!! Looking forward to many more years! Thank you!! Linda

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
Imagine tempe is a good school. Teachers are great. They do everything possible for my kids to strive and get to to their goals whether its reading. Math.or any other testing..front desk faculty is also very nice and helpful.. would like to see more holiday celebrations and not so many "days off". Thanks:)

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
Imagine Tempe is a great alternative to public schools. My child has been going for 2 years, she started in kindergarten and I plan to continue until 8th grade. The faculty really cares about each child and listens to what the parents have to say. I've seen some poor reviews, but I believe the problem those parents had is they weren't actively involved. The teachers are available via email, phone, and most will stay after school to address any concerns. My first grader is above her grade level in all subjects and I feel it is because the staff actually cares. Mrs. Kelly (1st grade) is a phenomanal teacher and excellent at providing feedback and communication. I could go on and on about this school, but feel I have made my point. You will not be disappointed

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2013
We love Imagine Tempe! This year marks my daughter's third year, and she loves her teachers, and enjoys the learning environment. I appreciate the care in which most of the teachers place on education, character building lessons and anti-bullying environment. We appreciate Imagine Tempe Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2013
A terrible school. Although, the school has a decent curriculum, the administration offers no support to the family and students for those children that are struggling a bit. I would not recommend this school to anyone by far.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
Imagine Tempe is a personable school with a very positive and friendly environment. They are great at keeping parents updated with events and email/telephone reminders of upcoming activities that the students are participating in. Their breakfast and lunch program is great. The menu is very healthy with a variety of choices for the kids. Overall, Tempe Imagine is outstanding in all aspects as far as academics. I'm so glad I chose this school for my Kindergartener.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
This school was terrible. The teacher kept changing for art, computers, GYM, and even the regular teacher. The students were allowed to watch movies like the Lorax for gym time. My child did not feel liked or welcomed by anyone including her own teacher.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2013
I picked this school when we got custody of our two kids, they were going to a public school where my daughter were making all F's and my son had some special needs that weren't being met. At this school, my daughter has blossomed in her 4th grade class. She absolutely loves her teacher, something that hasn't happened in her school experience. Both kids did complain at first about the school being too small, about having to wear uniforms, about the food they have there, but the complaints has lessened the longer they attend Imagine Tempe. They have only been there since October 2012, so I can't really say more about this school but what I see so far, is wonderful faculty at Imagine who truly care about the students. I highly recommend this school only for 1st-5th graders.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2013
They have a test rating of 4 out of 10. 10 is the highest. That is all that needs to be said about the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2012
My son attended Imagine Tempe for kindergarten, first, and second grade. As parents, we decided it would be best academically to enroll him in our home school because it is an A++ Excelling school. Imagine Tempe had dropped from a Performing Plus school to one that was in improvement and it was definitely evident when we saw the academic deficits that my son had in 3rd grade at his new school. He is now in fourth grade and continuing to make up for the lack of education he received the three years he attended the school. As parents, we have had to spend over six thousand dollars in outside tutoring because he is still playing catch up. I wish that I would have moved him after kindergarten when we had planned to and then he wouldn't be struggling so much in school. I do not recommend this school to any parents looking for a new place for their child.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2012
My daughters enrolled in Imagine this year after several years of homeschooling, and they love it! The teachers care, the front office staff is very helpful and knowledgeable, and their core subjects are spot on with where they need to be in each grade. I will continue to support Imagine and recommend it to my friends as a great alternative to traditional public schooling.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2012
I pulled my kids from this school to homeschool. Come to find out my daughter who was passed on to the next grade was not taught anything. I have to restart 4th grade with her. Tutoring is available at Imagine, but I was never told that she needed it. My other daughter's teacher told me that she need tutoring and she was going, but my eldest was completely unprepared for the next grade. It really saddens me. I will give them props, because they are starting to change the school. I hope that they continue to make those changes.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2012
I was a former parent who pulled their child after 2 years there. THey didn't receive the proper education or teachers didn't get the proper support from admin since they were most new. Unfortunately, they care more about the numbers and not about the kids. The test results for the last few years are a direct reflection of this and the inexperienced teachers who come from an "agreed upon partnership with the parent corporation" are not trained accordingly. The new teachers are not true educators and only have 1 summer of experience before they are thrown into their first year of school. How can a shool go from Performing to Improvement in 1 year. They fire all of the good teachers who have a voice. Also, the school is underfunded by the parent corporation. In the end, they have to cut specials like library, computers, art and pe because they can't afford them. I would not recommend this school to any parent who actually cares about their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2012
Sites like this can be a valuable tool for parents making choices for the best education experience for their child. However there is a danger that disgruntled parents can use the tool to make inaccurate statements that border on libel. Statements such as students leaving because of education not happening are untrue. Statements that tutoring is not available is untrue-in fact it is available 4 days of the week. Finally, that the staff is puzzled to the identity of the parent is evidence that the parent did not approach the staff with concerns to find solutions but cut and run, leaving questionable criticism in your wake.

- submitted by a teacher
April 13, 2012
I will continue to have my children attend Imagine for their education. My son has been at Imagine since kindergarten and has been in Mr. D s and Ms Browning Special Ed class for almost 2 years and I can t begin to express how happy I am to see how much my son has progressed. The two of them together make an awesome team. In Kindergarten my son was in a normal class setting where he was overwhelmed by the class size. He was disruptive and wasn t able to soak in the information that was being taught. The staff at Imagine saw the issue and set a meeting with me so we could come up with a win win solution for all involved. Now he is where he should be academically and has been able to toggle back in fourth from Mr. D s/Ms Browning s class back to a regular class setting. I am a happy mom!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2012
In the last 6 years at Imagine I've gone from Impressed to dissappointed. Under prior Principals the teachers and school were very family friendly. In the alst two years the quality of teachers has been greatly reduced. Teachers are no longer knowledgeable and do not know how to communicate. I think the great experience stops in elementary school and I suggest other schools for middle school. Imagine WAS an excelling school and no longer is considered that. There is bullying on the bus and on the playground with the older grades. I recommend Imagine for the early years but for great education for middle school I suggest going elsewhere. My sons class lost 6 kids this year due to educators not educating not because of kids being bad. When asking for tutoring and other help this year for my child I was told in private by one of the educators that the reason they wont tutor is because they dont want to stay later after school to help. The teachers are too busy. Im glad to be told the teachers are to busy to educate my child. Thank you I found a Prep school that is willing to make sure my son has a smart future.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2012
Is there room for improvement...yes. However, which school doesnt have room for improvement? My daughter feels secure at Imagine Tempe knowing that the teachers have her best interests at heart and that is all that really matters to me. Because of this she is thriving. Her 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Bennett along with the other 2nd grade teacher,Ms. Knox work beautifully as a team to get the kids motivated to learn and progress. The principle has shown that it's more important to have kids that are serious about school in the classrooms and not just bodies taking up space by cleaning out the school of rift raft. this has given the serious kids a place to flourish:-)

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2012
Imagine Tempe is a great K-8 school; my children have thrived and excelled in their studies there. The staff there is courteous, cooperative, supportive and friendly. They work with you to help the children succeed. My children have been to various schools in and out of state during their lifetime and Imagine Tempe is the only school were they have academically achieved greatness. It truly takes a village to help raise a child to greatness and Imagine Tempe School is that village .

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2012
My son has been at Imagine for 5 years and it's a great school. The teachers and all the staff are very friendly and so helpful. Its like a family. Everyone knows everyone. I definitely recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2011
Last year was a year of change and transition for Imagine Tempe. Any educated person knows that change doesn't come without challenges. Many parents were upset with the principal because he holds everyone accountable for their actions. Parents have been use to being completely catered to after whining and complaining too much. There is a line that had to be drawn. As a parent at Tempe, I expect to be heard but the world doesn't revolve around me or my student. Imagine Tempe cares about my child as an individual and motivates her to success. Teachers that were dead weight and caused test scores to be low due to lack of teaching have been cleared out. It is going to be a solid year and I have faith in the principal and his professional staff.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2011
My child attended this school for the past 2 years and will not be returning for the upcoming school year. In the beginning of the last school year the principal was demoted and it all went downhill from there. Their middle school was absolutely horrible - the one saving grace was Mrs. Paylovash, however, she has also been let go. The principal, Mr. Boyd, refuses to meet with you or return phone calls to discuss any issues. Choose any other school besides this one!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2011
This is a fantastic school. They are excellent with communicating with the parents and each other. They have gone waaaay out of their way to give my son the special education he needed through his IEP plan. They don't treat the parents like they're dumb and they have really made my kids feel comfortable in a their new school year. I'm definitely having kids stay here.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2011
no, i am not a digruntled employee, but a disgruntled parent. i have watched this school go from excelling to flat out failing in 3 years. my son is being taking out of this school as of today. the 8th grade teacher turn over is unbelievable. Mr. Boyd is out sick 2 out of 5 days and the fron office does not have a clue as what they are doing. Mr.D has become unattainable leaving the kids in the learch. this is by far the worst school I have ever seen. try contacing the corp office and you get nothing. Mrs. Polveious is the only good thing to happen to this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
the school has one of the greatest 2nd grade teachers I have ever seen in action....really understands the kids. the administration welcomes new parents and kids. This is a great place for a child to get a great education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
I am very pleased to hear that the principle and the front office manager are leaving this year. Maybe next year will run much better and the students and staff will get treated fairly. The teachers are amazing and I cant wait to see what the school has to offer next year under new management

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2010
My children have been at this school for three years and I am very happy with the school. If I have any concerns or suggestions the principal is always available and takes them into consideration. The school seems much more organized this year and the staff at the front office are very friendly and professional. Several bulletin boards have been created in the front office with all the information that is going on at the school so even if the parent does not get the paperwork at home, they are able to get it in the front office. The teachers are fantastic and are very caring. They want the children to succeed and to be all that they can. I highly recommend this school. It is a fantastic place for children to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 29, 2010
Ms Philopulos has done a great job with my special needs son. He has never done so well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 08, 2010
There is absolultly nothing wrong with the staff at Imagine. This school is a fantastic school. I do believe that athe front office staff as well as the principal, need to be revamped. There is little organization or feeling of welcomeness in the front office. Teachers are wonderful!

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 04, 2010
My son began attending first grade this year and I am very pleased with his educational progress. His teacher abd the entire staff are dedicated and friendly. The school truly does have a community feeling - you're made to feel like you belong.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 03, 2010
I just read the last entry. What a joke. My children have been at Imagine for 4 years and I volunteer frequently. My children have received an excellent education, and Imagine is an amazing organization; however, it requires its employees to have integrity. It's obvious that the last two comments were written by people who were recently fired for lack of integrity.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2010
My son has been a student at Imagine for 2 years and I have decided to pull him out. His teacher has informed me she thinks he may need to repeat his grade although his last report card showed all A's. She has never spoken to me directly to say there was an issue so I could get my son extra help. Also the front office staff is forever changing and the current lady up front does not even check my id when I pick up my niece and nephew. She didn't even check their cards to be sure I can pick them up. Anyone could walk in and get a child. Can we say security problem. This school needs to address its staff issues and high turnover for front office people. I would not recommend this school any longer.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
I'll tell you right now. I have 2 kids that attented this school. It was a big mistake taking them out of a structured enviroment and bringing into this zoo that Principal Gonzales calls a school. Kids are poorly educated and always fall behind. I have moved them out of the school and now have to worry about my youngest. Who due to poor curriculum might have to possibly repeat the current grade he is in now. After being promoted with As at Imagine at Tempe. Imagine what could have happened if I left him there? Extremely dissapointing.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2009
This school is a gen-in-disguse. You must be a dedicated parent and involvement is a must. Small class rooms, dedicated teachers and well informed parents. A week does not go by without me being informed what my child is doing the following week. Principal greets students and parents daily and teachers are very dedicated to their students. Local public schools pale in comparison of educational curriculum. I wish they had a bigger campus.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 16, 2009
We just finished our third year with Imagine and I am quite pleased. My son made amazing academic growth, received free tutoring and was able to participate in sports. They really worked on teaching character to the kids. I liked how they stood at the front door each morning and greeted the kids. They also walked my son to the car after school. It seems like they really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2009
I never know what is going on at the school. There is no communication to the parents, such as a school newsletter. I find out things at the last minute, and it's just extremely unorganized. I will not be bringing my child back to this school next year.

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January 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 16, 2008
I really love this school and I am impressed by the quality of education my kids are getting. Mr. Conner and Mr. D'Agastino are particularly amazing. The AIMS Scores keep growing and the school has a terriffic label form the state.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2008
My son is happy and I feel safe and comfortable with all the efforts they make for the children there. There may be their politics within the staff, However as long as it does not affect our children I won't make it my problem. I know my boundaries as a parent and have a great relationship with his teacher. I would give it a 5 but they are shy of a music program there. I recommend this school.

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October 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2008
I just pulled my 2 children from this school because of the principal.

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September 27, 2008
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September 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2008
My children have gone to Imagine since it opened. I would not have my children in any other school. There have been changes since the begining of the school year that have been for the better. I am so happy that there is a PE teacher who is teaching PE and not just having the kids sitting on the stage or running in the halls. The school can only get better from here on out. Keep up the great work Imagine family and remember they are many,many families who stand behind you.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
I have two children at Imagine. One in 1st grade and another in 3rd. Imagine has been a good place for my kids these past two years. They are being well educated. My 1st grader reads at a 3rd grade level and her teacher challenges her at her level. I know she provides the same for the other children. I also am very happy about the sports that they offer the children and the tutoring. My son is very excited about joining the basketball team. I have two older childern and they never had an oppurtunity to play sports at that age in Elementary School. These children are learning and in a great environment. My thought about the negative comments are Get Over It.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2008
This school has gone through many changes as it begins its third year. I believe the administration is doing its best for the students and families at the school. The negative comments that appear on this website are from previous employees that did not believe the Imagine philosophy. It is sad that they have to be vindictive and bitter because they are no longer employed. The school went from performing t performing plus this year and I am sure that will be exceeding soon enough. My son loves his teacher Mrs. Konishi-Pease and she spends quality time with him which I know he would not get at our neighborhood school. I can see an improvement in his speech, vocabulary, academics and social skill in just the short time school has been in session. His father and I are excited to see his progress as he moves through kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2008
It is obvious that the person who continuously writes these ridculous reviews is a disgruntled employee who was terminated. As a parent I reccommend you tour the school and make your own decisions. My children made 2 years academic growth at this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2008
This school is a joke. The administrator makes promises that she never intends to keep and the children suffer for it. There is no follow through on her part. If Imagine would get rid of the administrator at this school, I believe the school could improve greatly. I would never recommend this school unless major changes are made, starting with the administration.

- submitted by a community member
July 14, 2008
I am hugely disappointed with this school. My son attended the Pre-K program that cost me over 5000 dollars and can't recognize letters. I paid for a pre-education to prepare my son and got nothing out of it except an expensive baby-sitter at the least. I do not, will not, and would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2008
My daughter goes here and has excelled far beyond her step sister that goes to public school. They are teaching a more advanced curriculum and the kids really get great 1 on 1 care. All the teachers are friendly and always willing to sit down and discuss any issues you or they are having. They have all done an amazing job and I plan to send all of my children here in the future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2008
I teach pre-school at this school. We have 100% return of our Tempe staff for the next school year. I do not believe that the information being put on this site is truthful. It seems like a personal vendetta. That is sad because the school really is doing great things for kids. That is what it's all about.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating March 19, 2008
This school has practicaly doubled in size from last year. The principal has worked hard to make the numbers but has not been as diligent at following through with promises. Our staff is constantly under stress because of lack of support from our principal. Sadly, I believe this carries through to the students. I want to stay and be a part of the solution, but I am an not proud of the conflicts I see within the school. The principal asked for people to rate our school. My critique is that it needs new leadership.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating January 29, 2008
I am so disappointed with the principals lack of follow through. I wouldn't recommend this school. Whether I pull my daughter now or finish the year, she won't be here next year under this same administration.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
This is a school with a lot of potential, 'under different leadership'. I think the principal is more concerned with the meeting numbers and not so much student needs. Most of the teachers are great, but some don't respect the students and therefore; students don't respect them either. I dont think the playground is adequate. Kids need time to run and play. They can't possibly get that there. Not an environment I want my child in 7 hours a day/ 5 days a week.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2007
This school is wonderful. They have done so much for troubled and academically challenged kids. The teachers and staff truly care about these kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2007
Both my child are attending this school. The academics here are great. Both of my son's have been pushed to their full potential. This is the only elementary school I know that enforced no pass no play. They do that will all of their extracurricular activities. Where else can you find a school that offers drama, dance and sports afterschool, besides junior high school or high school. This school is awesome. It offers Music, P.E and Art. Student also get to design powerpoint presentations, and create storyboards for animation. This school is awesome

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
I was very disappointed to read the previous comments. The principal asked parents to take a look at the website and make some honest comments. It is obvious that people use the website for their own agendas. My son has atteded Imagine for two years. He started the school below grade level and is now one grade level above kids his age. He now loves to read and is passionate about learning. I really have to say it would be sad if people did not make their own decision about the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2007
I was extremely disappointed in the leadership at this school. The children seemed to have little respect for the leadership there. I would not recommend this school to others.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2007
I withdrew my 2 children from Imagine towards the end of the school year. They were extremely behind schedule at the time of transfer. The youngest is repeating kindergarten and thankfully my 4th grader recieved the testing that was promised but never delivered all year. I wish I withdrawn them sooner. I saw many families leave, suddenly they just weren't there. Parent involvement was not encouraged once the school year began. I can't 'imagine' ever referring anyone to this school. What a mess!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2007
When my wife and I decided to send our child to this school we knew that a first year school would have some problems but we were excited to get involved and help make it great but we were never given the opportunity. This school could be an asset to the community but the current leadership is stifling its progress

- submitted by a parent
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Imagine Tempe
1538 East Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ  85282
(480) 355-1640
Last modified Imagine Tempe is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Imagine Tempe Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 92 reviews. Top