Details overview

Hours 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
School leader Gail Hales - Since 2009
District Tempe School District
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 16


Basic school information

Dress code None
Schedule Half-day
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Magnet
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Special Education
Visual arts


including: Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Facilities Garden / Greenhouse
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Parent involvement center
Parenting center
Extra learning resources Differentiated learning programs
Special education program details Getz provides services for young students with Developmental Delays, Speech Language Impairment, Preschool Severe Delay, Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment and multiple delays.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Self-contained classroom
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Developmental delay
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Hearing impairments
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Traumatic brain injury
Visual impairment, including blindness
Other health impairment

Early childhood program

Type of center Standalone center
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Certified and/or licensed Yes
Accredited Yes
Days open Monday
Requirements for attending Immunizations are required. Peers must be potty trained. Students with Special Needs that include potty training are admitted.
Weekly cost range (low) $0.00
For the year 2016
Preschool meals offered Morning Snack
Afternoon Snack
Social emotional skills development Getz implements the Second Step Curriculum along with PBIS to teach the Arizona Early Learning Standards for Social emotional standards and the objectives on Teaching Strategies Gold.
Math skills development Teachers use center time, small group and circle time lessons to integrate math skill instruction.
Speech development Speech Pathologists are in classrooms 2 days per week leading circle, small group and individual therapy sessions.
Reading skills development Our classrooms are literacy rich with many opportunities for reading development in formal and informal lessons during circle time, center time, small group and therapy sessions.
Typical day and activities Students participate in classroom routines and exciting activities that are engaging developmentally appropriate, theme based and effective to teach the Arizona Early Learning Standards and Objectives on the Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment.
Required credentials for lead staff Bachelor's degree
Teaching credential
% of early learning staff that holds a credential or certification 76%-100%
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 8
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 8
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 4

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Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 56% 44%
White 27% 41%
Black 9% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 29% 49%
Male 71% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 37% N/A
Source: See notes


Girls Sports
Boys Sports
Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Extended care / Extended programs Before
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 05:30 PM


Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer time after school
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Using PBIS and Second Step we teach children everyday how to interact with each other appropriately and respectfully.


including: Educational diagnostician
Staff Behavioral health specialist
Educational diagnostician
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
World languages spoken by staff Arabic


Transportation details Transportation is only available for students who live within the boundaries of Tempe Elementary School District.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students


Application/ enrollment process details Contact school office for screening dates and process at 480-897-6233. Monthly screenings and evaluations for students (ages 3, 4 and 5) with special needs occur all year round. Peer screenings occur on a monthly basis all year long.
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone


Student diversity NCES, 2013-2014
Students by group NCES, 2013-2014