I am a teacher at this school and while the school needs to reimplement a fine arts program(after all it is an "arts academy") as well as a band program, it is a great school to work at. I feel supported and encouraged by the vice principal as well as the CEO. The students are hard working and the parents are helpful and supportive. I think the school will continue to improve with positive guidance from administration. Teachers at this school are dedicated and motivated to move students into the 21st century. If anything, I would just encourage administration to recognize all teachers for the hard work they are doing and focus on the positive. Also, implement more rewards/incentives for our students who are truly remarkable whether it is in their grades or their character.
The school needs a band and art teacher but other than that i like the school.
The experience my children and I have had over this past school year has been great. The front office staff and administration have always addressed my concerns and my children absolutely love their teachers. Keep up the good work! I recommend this school.
Awesome job preparing the students for AIMS. My children came home and told me how much encouragement they received from their teachers and admin there. I am proud to be an AAEM mom.
This is the second year my daughter has attended AAEM. I read the negative comments about the principal and other office staff and I am sorry to hear other parents feel that way. Fortunately, I haven't had any negative feedback from any of the staff or teachers. This year all of my daughter's teachers have been helpful and respond to me promptly via email when issues arise regarding my daughter's education. The parking / picking up children situation could use some reevaluation. It is very challenging. If there was more than one way to enter and exit the school instead of on 91st Ave. , that might alleviate some of the traffic congestion. Other than that, my husband and I are pleased with our daughter's progress at AAEM.
I am currently a teacher at this school. The campus is beautiful, but looks are deceiving. The principal is disrespectful to students, staff and parents. His behavior is unacceptable and unfortunately he is not held accountable for behaving unprofessionally. Parents, take your children to a school where they will be respected and nurtured. Here they will be disrespected and bullied.
I cannot believe how much the school has gone down hill these past 2 years. Communication is the worst it has ever been. My son and his classmates say their teachers complain about the principal during class. Earlier this year I was walking up to the office when I heard the principal arguing and yelling at another parent. Very sad and unprofessional. I will move my son to another school next year.
The principal is rude. He needs to learn how to treat people with respect. My daughter loves her teacher but me and other parents cannot stand the parking problem or the principal. I believe he is the wrong person for the job.
This school is something else my kids are behind and Vice principal, principal and 8th grade math teacher don't care. My kids have ask for make up work for missing a day and the teachers reply was its not my fault you missed school. Another kid in same class was egnored when ask for his paper work and end up going to principle just to get his home work three days later with excuses that our printer is broke. I'm sure there's more than one printer there. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL AT ALL.
Nothing but a nightmare at this school the principal and new vice principal are rude never in there office when need. The vice principal is more worried about her book she's going to right then her Student so sad. Your only good as your leaders maybe it's time for new leaders. From what my kids say is every month a teacher quits.
so i attended this school last year fourced to because my family was doing bad at our old school. so we were new and i got put into the D class but most of my class was new to.so why did they put the label D if they dont know our abilities. so i got a form that said i was going to be in the honors class. not much of an honors class. the class is rude and the teachers teach us the same as all other classes. i don't get how this school has 4 stars. the principal scares all the kid here.my cousin was told 3 times that he was going to be expelled and yet he's still here. they just give the kids in school suspension and are done with them. they olny expell the students that do little things. also my cousin was bullied. hah! they didnt expell the kid bcuz it was two kids that did it. i have alot to say about this prison. oops! i meant school. no i meant jail! get better AAEM!!!
I have a lot of friends here and the work is not always easy but my teachers always help me. I think most of the teachers in the 8th grade really want to help us and have fun with us. My favorite thing about the school is some of my teachers and the students. I wish they had more field trips and more sports equipment for 8th grade.
This school is not perfect but no school is. All I would say to all of you considering this school is to check it out and see if it is a good fit for your kid. My kids love it here and I am ok with the school's challenges right now because it grew so much in over just two years. It is the most popular school around here.
The dust has settled and all the kids are doing great. The routines are really helping my kids. This school has a lot of parents that are involved. I like how they invite me to be part of everything. Ignore the negatives below. When I saw them, I was disappointed to see that we always point out the bad instead of the good. The parents that complain need to learn no school is perfect. They need to offer solutions. Cannot believe them.
This happens when you are rude to office staff and then you do not like when you are asked to leave the premises. Many parents witnessed you taking out your aggressions on a staff that is willing to help your kids. Get over it! Glad you left! A parent at AAEM for 7 years so trust me when I say this guy needed help!
This school has turned into a nightmare for my children. The principal and vice principle are the rudest people that could have been selected. We just withdrew our children after we learned that they released my son 30 minutes early due to his teacher leaving school early. It was 106 degrees outside and he became light headed and severely dehydrated. When asked why we were not called to pick my 3rd grader, the principal said that he could not call every parent when there was a problem. Furthermore he said that there would always be problems and that we should expect to adjust.
Just moved here. Kids (grades 1 and 4) went to an awesome charter school in Nevada last year. Picked Arts Academy over Dos Rios after reading reviews and hoping for a similar experience. WRONG. So far, this school has been nothing short of a nightmare. Getting information is a joke at best. They seem to love surprises. Staff seems like they re scrambling to prove last year s problems are fixed while this years problems are plentiful. Pick up process is terrible at best and they will have your kids standing in the heat for prolonged periods of time. Be prepared for the teachers threatening the kids rude and or distracted crossing guards Cafeteria meals are totally unhealthy. Teachers are they even teachers at all?? One of the reasons we moved to Arizona was so my kids could get a better education. Way to go Arts Academy for the first impression. You guys are a mess. As such your school is a mess. We should ve stayed in Sin City smh.
This school was Great about 3 years ago. It however has become the worst school in area! CEO, Principle And staff have the worst communications with its Parents. The dropping off and picking up is a nightmare in itself! Not to mention they treat our kids like Prsioners!!! Would not recommend this school to anyone!!
4 stars my a$$, most of the good reviews are from 4 or more years ago. It might have been a real arts academy then but not now. Somewhere along the lines they slipped.. sorry to say.
Arts Academy is a gross overstatement of this school. Bare as a blank canvas. Its basically a concrete slab with a few buildings on top, nothing artsy about it. The teachers are not what I think qualifies as suitable to teach. Picking up or dropping off your children is ridiculous. I wish I would have known these things before enrolling my children. I'll be getting my kids out as soon as possible. And if you hear good things just as I did, don't fall for it. See for yourself.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.