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8950 W. Illini St.
Tolleson, AZ 85353

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(623) 478-5100
(623) 742-9625
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August 06, 2014
Hurley Ranch has the best teachers, administrators, and students! Everyone is so friendly and the learning environment is exceptional!

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July 22, 2014
This school is so bad my son got beat up twice. Nobody did anything about it they gave us the run around. My daughter was 6yrs old and tried to tell an adult that she was getting picked on in the lunch room. And the lady on lunch watch told her SO WHAT!!! Go eat. My kids will not be attending this school this year. They didn't learn anything, the school is full of bullies!!! So happy to be done with this school.

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May 28, 2014
This school has been amazing this 2013-2014 school year. My daughter started all day free kindergarten with free breakfast and lunch for every student. The teachers here are all outstanding, evening going beyond their expected duties. My daughter has excelled here, so I am disappointed that we are leaving this school in our move. Not one bad experience here.

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May 02, 2014
Hurley Ranch had their STEAM event this past week. Wow, what a treat for parents and students. The Star Choir is as good as any high school choir I've seen and the student science projects and art projects were creative and well thought out. I am so impressed with what this school is doing with Science and the Arts.

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September 01, 2013
Great school overall. Supportive staff, cooperative administration. Their budget is underfunded but teachers make good with what they have. Highly recommended.

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May 10, 2013
this school is great teachers are really good staff too! they do so much for the kids fun raiser.. lots of fun things always thinking about kids and what they can do more better for the school!! you will love it...

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April 23, 2012
Hurley Ranch is a great place to work and a wonderful place for children. Hurley has quarterly events for students and parents, they provide before school tutoring and an afterschool program, they have monthly assemblies, Principal s List breakfasts every quarter and a PTO that goes above and beyond for the kids. Students work together with parents and teachers to create Student Action Plans specific to each student s needs. The office staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the Administration is always visible. Hurley Staff members are open to ideas or suggestions and go out of their way to help whenever and wherever needed.

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April 20, 2012
I just have to say that I love the front office staff! They are so warm and friendly and take great pride in making sure the students and parents feel welcomed. Both the principal and assistant principal always seem to do what is best for the students and their education. I definitely would recommend this school.

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September 29, 2011
I look forward to the day I can move out of this neighborhood and in to one that has schools that care about the education of our childrens future.

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September 03, 2010
This School is a great school i enjoyed it for my daughter , unfortunatley she had to move to another school for Jr. High , but she loved this school, The principal is great always wanting to help and the office staff bring a fun ,warm and inviting feeling when you come in , and the Teachers are great I always look forward to the exciting events they have for students, this is one school that sure does try to live by its motto home of the stars.

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May 12, 2010
I love this school from the office staff to the teachers everyone there is awesome. My son has learned so much.

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April 02, 2010
My daughter is in 5th grade at this school, about to finish her second year here. The school she came from was awful; there were serious bullying problems that the school never resolved until I pulled her out before the end of the year. However, since starting at Hurley Ranch, my daughter has flourished! She's had great teachers, the resource teachers really care, and the principal is wonderful. The front desk staff is a little 'stand-offish' but I have no complaints overall. As a matter of fact, my husband and I are separating and I'm looking for a home in the same area only so my daughter can continue attending this school.

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March 15, 2010
This school is horrible!!! I was waiting to see how the school year would go for my children before coming to any conclusions. The teachers in the higher grades have no idea on how to control their pupils. I went into my child's class one day, it was like walking into a zoo. Wild!! I actually felt sorry for his teacher. Not to mention the front office staff. Talk about rude impersonable people. Their noses are so high up in the air you would actually think they own it.

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August 06, 2009
I'm not sure why so many parents are complaining about this school. I guess that the unhappy ones are the first to point the finger. I've seen other parents yelling at teachers and staff in front of the kids, and trying to find blame in the staff for their child's behavior. As a parent, watching these other parents not making their children be responsible for themselves is what makes these kids even worse! Overall, this school has an awesome front office staff, principal, and the most devoted teachers I've seen. Yes, they don't have a lot of funding (like the rest of the state), but they buy things out of their own pockets, and encourage donations. We are all here to make sure the kids succeed: parents and teachers need to start working together instead of playing the 'blame game!' Great school!

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June 22, 2009
I am very happy with this school. The staff/teachers/adminstration are a wonderful group of people. They all take the time to help the students with anything that they need. The teachers make themselves available if you have any concerns and the principal and asst. principal are also there if you have any other concerns. There needs to be more parent involvement in the school to help enrich the learning process.

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February 10, 2008
I am throughly disappointed in this school. There are obviously money issues and I feel sorry for the staff/teachers/administrators that are trying to work under the current conditions as it seems it is an impossible obsticle to overcome. But who wants to see their child's education suffer because of that? Basically, there are some good caring teachers, but the school is ridiculously overcrowded and underfunded. I have had issues with a teacher ignoring my requests for a meeting and/or a phone conversation on my son's progress for over 2 weeks. Not until the vice-principal was contacted did this teacher have the courtesy to call. She said she was too busy to even use the bathroom during school days, much less to call. When I volunteered to help in the class, she declined, citing 'confidentiality issues'. This school seems to be a sad, scary drop-off/daycare for forgotten kids.

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January 19, 2008
My child has gone to this school for 2 years now. She is currently in 2nd grade. If not for her teacher this year she would have been pulled long ago. The teachers at this school try to do what they can with the limited amount of resources they have.

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November 02, 2007
First year my son attended, he had 4 different teachers. He had 4 bullies at one point. Moving here from CA, I thought it'd be different but schools seem to be worse. They seriously need more structure and discipline for these kids and their parents which ultimately is where the violence derives from. So far, this year has been okay.

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September 12, 2007
I have a 3rd grader and came from a highly performing school near carefree. I was so nervous because of how poorly this districts schools are rated. However I have been very impressed so far.with the exception ofthe meal plans, they are very limited in what they serve. I will be sending her own lunch.

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September 04, 2007
Pulled my child from this school. Transportation issues, it's a blame game. Teaching is less than average! I was shocked at what my 4th grader brought home. I feel sorry for those children still there. The teacher, amazing! Sweet and caring, will miss her drive and determination, the school however needs some serious work!

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July 18, 2007
The kindergarten of excellence program is awesome! My child has flourished at this school, the teachers have been informative, warm and inviting in my experience.

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April 25, 2007
Hurley Ranch is an awesome school, as a parent I have seen my child learn tremendously and have seen him become a more motivated reader and am thankful for the great staff on board.

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April 23, 2007
The school definately shows how much they care for their students and their families.

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April 20, 2007
The special ed department is NOT on the ball at district level which makes it hard for the special ed teachers to do their job. They do not call you back despite repeated messages and are slow to implement any services. I think this school needs to be looked at by the state. I am not impressed at all.

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Hurley Ranch Elementary School
8950 W. Illini St., Tolleson, AZ  85353
(623) 478-5100
Last modified Hurley Ranch Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hurley Ranch Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top