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Posted March 20, 2015
- a community member
My grandchildren have attended this school for 2013/2014 school year. I am not surprised by the mixed reviews. This school is not for everyone. I think overall the school is exceptionally clean and well kept. The class sizes are small, and they do have a self contained special ed room. With that being said, I don't think the school is equipped to handle the variety of today's students. The standards are very high academically and not everyone can get the personal attention needed to perform with their peers. The dress standards are especially unreasonable dictating uniforms, leggings, shoes and even jackets. If a student comes in a non-uniform jacket, they are not permitted to wear it outside on the playground, even in winter. However, the teachers are allowed to wear leggings, jeans, and sandals and other things the children are not allowed to wear. They are not held to the same standard as students. Every Friday is "dress down day" but you must pay $1 for the privilege. Being tardy will get you Sat. detention for parents and children and this includes kindergartners. Good school if your child is already high performing and you can deal with everything else.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!