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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I just pulled my 2 children from this school because of the principal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This school is wonderful. They have done so much for troubled and academically challenged kids. The teachers and staff truly care about these kids.
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