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1330 E Carson Dr
Tempe, AZ 85282

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(480) 897-2744
(480) 839-7325
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May 18, 2015
I was very skeptical about this school when my kid started here. I had read bad reviews and tried signing up for another school but was too late. Good thing for my kids I was slow switching and did not get it done. I have two kids there now. One finishing up third grade and the other finishing up first grade. A new principal came on three years ago. She is amazing. I imagine she has something to do with the incredible staff at this school. From top to bottom this school has improved beyond my hopes and expectations. Security has been improved as well which means the world to me. The librarian is the best ever. I didn't even know a librarian could be so involved. The music instructor gets the kids excited about her class which is great for my kids as I am not a music kind of parent. The special needs staff feels like family. They are top notch in every way. I feel like I could not possibly have found a better teaching staff for my kids at any other school no matter the location or cost. These teachers would give any teacher in our country a run for their money for teacher of the year. WELL DONE ARREDONDO!!!

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April 12, 2015
This school has surpassed all of my expectations. Both of my children currently attend and both are happy to be at Arredondo. The principal is fantastic. She really cares, and will always address any personal concerns kindly and efficiently. It is rare in my experience to have so many wonderful, caring and happy people all in one place, but Arredondo really has it all. The campus is safe, clean, and they really do care.

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April 02, 2015
i had my daughter in there for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd, they differently just send your kid to the next grade even if their not up to standards i knew i should have taken my daughter out middle of 2nd grade but i didnt cause of friends but now i know better, shes in mesa school now and getting the help she needs and they put more effort into helping her and caring

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November 23, 2014
Friendly, qualified adults to meet the needs of all types of children. My granddaughter enjoys going to school at Arredondo. The teacher care and gives that little extra needed to the students

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April 03, 2014
Arredondo school is really good....Principal and teachers are very friendly and my child is very comfortable with them.They take lot of personal care and have regular parent-teacher conferences.

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August 03, 2013
My school is excellent and the principal and teachers are very friendly to the students.

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August 03, 2013
Arredondo elementary school is superb and all of the teachers are open minded and take personal care a lot.principal is very friendly to the students and parents.

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August 01, 2013
Arredondo school is a great school for kids. Learning and taking extra time out for those who are in need. I am so glad my kids go here.

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August 08, 2012
It is a bit unfair that under "recent" reviews, the ones on here are dating over 7 years back. My child started this school, which is nice, clean with a friendly and knowledgable staff. The teachers are of great caliber, holding Masters Degree in elementary education. The principal is also one great lady, friendly, open minded and always available to parents. Everyone has smiles on their faces and the entire school breeds an atmosphere of positive attitude and respect for each other. Children are always cared for and the nurse is one I would choose over my pediatrician. So far very pleased. I considered online school before I found this gem of one.

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May 15, 2012
My son started at Arredondo in second grade, after failing miserably at a private school. The special education professionals were all amazing and his classroom teacher was nice, but firm and kept my son happy and on track. I made the mistake of pulling him out the following year, for what I thought was a better school, but he and I are both happy that he is back at Arredondo. He has made great strides and has become such an independent learner. Arredondo is the best neighborhood school with the sweetest music teachers. The principal is retiring this year, and will be missed, but the new one seems lovely!

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April 30, 2010
I love Arredondo because my son has had wonderful teachers that has followed his from first grade through fourth. Each teacher recommends to the bnext best every year, which is the reason I haven't removed him from Arredondo.

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April 30, 2010
My son has has going to Arredondo since 2006 and only one of his teachers has left. All his previous teachers still communicate with me in regards to my son. I honestly don't have anything bad to say about this school, No matter what school a child goes to you will have individuals or things they do that you don't agree with whether it's the faculty or their method. Sometimes people think that the best schools are private but that's not true.

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March 04, 2009
This school has a very high teacher turn over. My daughter is in the 3rd grade and has been going to this school from K to 3rd and the teacher she had the year before always leaves?????

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May 17, 2008
I will be removing my children from this school. We just moved to this area and I don't care if I have to drive my children half way across town to get a decent education. The principal is unfair and lacks communication skills. The level of learning is below average and the teacher parent communication is poor.

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August 30, 2007
I rate this school 5 stars. The principal and all the teachers are caring, great communicators and want my child to advance.

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May 18, 2006
I am taking my children out of this school. Due to the poor leadership and communications skills of the Principal.

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March 27, 2006
The new principal of this school has no comunication skills when dealing with the parents. He has a 'My way or the Highway' attitude. Especially with aspect to discipline. He treats 5 and 6 year olds like they are in Military camp. There is no art, or extra classes at this school. And no teacher monitering. I am pulling my children out of this school, since the change of principals and attitude.

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January 10, 2006
Our son attended Arredondo for all of his elementary education and we have been very pleased with our experience there. There is less parent involement than what I would like, but I know many of the families live too far away from the school to be much involved. The teachers and staff at Arredondo are fantastic.

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August 16, 2005
I would like to see the K classes get out 15 minutes early as to get signed out with out the whole school letting out.

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October 15, 2002
We have a 1st and 2nd Grader currently attending Arrendondo. Our oldest son has been to various schools throughout the East Vallley, and Tempe school systems seem to always be the best. They focus much more on reading than other cities in the Valley do. Arredondo has been wonderful for both our boys. Each of our boys teachers seem to automatically meet their individual needs. We couldn't be happier with this school, and as our boys always say, ""The cafeteria is big!"" I guess that is important for elementary school students!?

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Arredondo has a new (1999) computer lab. Students go to Science Camp for four days and three nights. Fifth graders have the opportunity to experience the NASA Challenger Center this year. Second, third and fourth graders are designing and building a green house.


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Arredondo Elementary School
1330 E Carson Dr, Tempe, AZ  85282
(480) 897-2744
Last modified Arredondo Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Arredondo Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top