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K-8
Public charter
Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 247
 

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10129 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85748

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(520) 296-0006
(520) 296-0046
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May 31, 2013
My son attended TAG for 1.5 years. When Mr Meehan and Mr Roll left, my son followed Mr Meehan to his new school - Tucson International Academy. The performance of a school is vested in it's teachers, and when Mr Meehan and Mr Roll left, TAG lost everything that they had to offer my son. Mr Meehan is now the principal at the TIA East Campus and we are very happy with our decision to have our son follow Mr Meehan there.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2013
I have been less than impressed with this school this year. They are not very organized and do not communicate well with the parents. I should be careful and say that that has been my experience with our son's teacher in particular, but there are not very many events with teachers, parents and students. I like to be more involved in my child's schooling, but they have not made it easy to do this. My son will not be returning next year - whether it is closing or not.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2013
This school is closing and changing ownership and all should know this. The principal could not come up and presented vision and set of goals for the school and backed out of renewing the charter. All parents should know this and plan to send students elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2012
Overall, the experience at TAG was enjoyable. The prinicpal was amazing. Anytime I had an issues he took care of it right away! My daughter was in 6th grade and extremely shy! I felt like her needs were being met for the most part by her teachers. She liked both of her teachers and that is a big thing for me as a parent! If our family was not relocating we absolutely would have allowed her to attend there again!

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2012
I am very happy with the school. Whenever there is an issue or problem, it is resolved immediately. It has very caring teachers: love Ms. Svitlana since Kinder, and Ms. Beck's yoga classes for the 1st graders. I wish she would offer yoga to the whole school! My son still enjoys yoga.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2011
My daughter started Kinder this year at TAG. At first i was worried with all the money i had to spend for the supplies. HOWEVER, since then i have been nothing but impressed with the school. I love Mrs. Svitlana and Mrs. Carrie!! My daughter is reading and learning Spanish! The only thing i would change about the school is that i wish it had a bus system. I drive 30 mins one way to TAG each school day..

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2011
Our family relocated to Tucson from NY where my daughter attended private school her whole life. At TAG I feel like I'm getting a private school education for 100% off! The classes are smaller and she gets the one to one attention all students deserve. She is receiving 6th grade work ( she's in the 5th grade) and is performing on an A level. The days are long but a three day weekend more than makes up for that. I guess Mr Roll and Mr Meehan are the rock stars of TAG because surprise surprise.. They're her favorite teachers as well.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2011
I really enjoy working at TAG as a Middle School Teacher. Our staff is very supportive of each other and ready and willing to go the extra mile to make sure our kids are successful. Our teachers look after all the students in the school, not just their own. We are a small school, but in 2011 about 1/3 of our graduating eighth grade class made it into one of the top schools in Arizona (namely, UHS or Basis). Those schools require students to take competency tests in a variety of subject matters and the vast majority of students don t make it in. All of our students are required to take Spanish and our 7th and 8th graders are also required to take Mandarin Chinese. We have a very active soccer program and our middle schoolers have a Yearbook and a Drama and Video Club. Our middle school curriculum is challenging enough for the brightest students. The average 7th grader takes Algebra I and we go up to Algebra II. I also have the pleasure of taking our students out of state every year to Catalina Island for a Marine Biology field trip. Working at TAG is a lot of fun and I strongly recommend the school to students and parents.

- submitted by a teacher

August 02, 2010
I have gone to this school for 3 and a half years, and it is the best school I have gone to. It has great teachers(Mr.Roll and Mr.Meehan being my favorite) and has a very good performance, no matter if it is the AIMS or just a simple quiz. I've seen this school given a bad review by some kids who really need to understand that a good school doesn't let you do whatever you want. A good school is a school that gives a pupil an Education, Discipline, and enough time to relax while staying in the game. And I'm happy to say that TAG meets that standard. The 7/8th Class Math is very advanced, but it is well explained by Mr.Roll, our 7/8th grade Math teacher. Sincerely, Faruz

- submitted by a parent

July 22, 2010
i hated this school a lot. very much grrrrrr........i Hate it! i went here for 4 years. dont come to this school. go to the tanque verde school district!!!!

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2009
I gave this school the best score because it gave my son the confidence he needed to become a better student and to believe in himself again after a 4th grade fiasco in public school. Mr. Meehan was the best teacher my son ever had. He still talks about him and remembers the good advice and the caring person that Mr. Meehan is. I loved the staff and would recommend this school with no reservations. Marie Brick

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2009
I love this school my daughter went there for kindergarten and has learned so much and you can see how grown up she is. The teachers are wonderful and always making sure the parents are updated on everything that is going on in the school and classroom!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 19, 2008
my granddaughter was enrolled in the Kindergarten program this fall(2008). she has grown in confidence, shown great advancement under her teacher's loving hand and become a very productive student..We love TAG!

- submitted by a community member

August 13, 2008
The teachers and administration are extremely attentive to the students needs. They have small class rooms, afterschool activities and a personalbe friendly environment. The teachers are certified and great at transitioning knowledge through exercises, activities and of course homework.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2008
The teachers and staff are great. Small enough for everyone to know your children. My daughter loves the school. Most of the parents have good things to say about Tag. Tag has an after school program, and sports.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 04, 2008
This school has been wonderful for my girl who was bullied at the Academy of Tucson. The smaller classes (there were 10? in her class), the dress code enforcement, Mr. Curtis, Mr. Meehan and the staff are wonderful. Thank you TAG for making our daughter feel safe. She was a flower blossoming in your school.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2008
We have finished up our 4th year at Tag. My 3 kids have done extremely well. I just want to thank all the staff and teachers that worked so hard for our children, my kids love to go to school! Again thanks to Mr. Meehan for all his hard work as principal this year, we look forward to seeing you all in August. The Weneck Family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 11, 2008
This year, there is a principal who is dealing with issues, and that has improved things greatly . We have been pleased with the teacher quality, And, it's true there are only very few playground equipment and sports/PE accessories/programs. The elective classes are also very understaffed or minimal, depending on the grade. But the dress code has been enforced (or actually thought up) this year and that has been a good change for the upper grades. Overall, I'm pleased with my daughter's progress. Things have definitely headed in the right direction this year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 07, 2008
I moved my son from a public school to tag this year. I really love this school. The days are longer for the kids which is great for it gives the teachers more time to work on what is important that kids need to know to be sucessful in their years to come. my son is in the 4th grade and goes to school from 7:30am to 3pm and as they get older the day is longer and they go up until the 8th grade. I will leave my son at this school and he will be way beyond most students going into high school. I really like how the focus on math reading and writing. The principal is very easy to talk to about anything as well as the teachers. My son is much happier at tag as well as myself and my husband. Thank-you Tag...keep up the good work.charmagne

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2008
The teachers are exceeding the level of education that our children require. So TAG doesn't have sports or music, so what? If I had to choose between TAG, a school that provides my child with a top notch education, or a random public school, that had a sports program, I'm going with TAG every time! Keep up the good work TAG!

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2007
I've had my child at TAG since Kinder. I have had a few problems with the staff in the office but the teachers are great. Teachers have cared about the kids & working with them individually if needed. I'm sorry to see we lost some good teachers this year. I'm happy TAG is looking for more improvements & include sport, etc. Maybe to avoid things getting out of hand TAG should have a box just outside the office for parents to put notes in of suggestions/complaints, etc so TAG can work on the situation(s) sooner. As it seems no one that complains goes to him, they would just rather complain here. The school is doing much better so far this year. Dress code is way better. The teachers my child has had have been & is great. There is always room for improvement everywhere. Thank you TAG staff!

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2007
This school is a sorry excuse for a source of education. Let alone to claim to be Talented and Gifted. Ha! It is so mismanaged, it is ridiculous. The dress code is disgusting, to say the least. We will def. not be returning. No one is on the same page curriculum-wise,either. It's a pathetic excuse for a school. Not even parent involvement could save this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 05, 2007
When we first came to TAG we believed that it would be a great school for our kids. We learned that we were very wrong. It is in serious need of some serious staffing and policy changes. It lacks proper manangement that is required to run a successful k-8 school. We were amazed at the total lack of professionalism, discipline, and quality staff at this school. It's chaos in the classrooms. And as far as a dress code..it does not exist. Everything from very short mini-skirts, chains, offensive shirts, and body peirecing is allowed. They certainly do not have our child's education as top priority. Needless to say, we no longer attend.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2007
I have had my boys at tag for the last 3 yrs. I have been very pleased! the kids know their principal, love their teachers and really love school. When one of the boys needed extra help, they were quick to provide the (free) extra tutoring he needed. I am very impressed with how well the teachers communicate with me. I want to thank every one at tag, especially the office ladies, mr. Ross, mr. Mehan and mrs. Lux. And mrs. Murray. Keep up the great work and dedication!

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2007
My son is in the sixth grade at TAG. He has been there since the first trimester of kindergarten. The teachers, staff and director are wonderful. Anytime we have had an issue it has been resolved quickly and immediately through open communication. I wish it would go through the 12th grade so my son could stay there after the 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent

January 19, 2007
I have 3 children at TAG. I am very happy with the school and contrary to other review I have read is very easy to talk to the principal. He was very helpful when I had problems with discipline with my kids even gave me ideas. This is my second year there the young one are in first grade they both have wonderful teachers (the happened last during kindergarten). My oldest last year in second grade had a wonderful teacher, this year he is in a mix of third and fourth both teachers know how to use his mind. I also talk with other teacher from fourth to eighth grade. My kids will stay there for awhile. One thing I notice is the lack of volunteers, I understand everyone works, but spending time in school will help your child(ren) to grow. Try to make time.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2006
I have two children that attended TAG. One in third and one in eighth grade. I am so disappointed with the staff and principal. I have had a few meetings with the principal about concerns that I had. In each meeting it seemed as if he did not care to hear or do anything with my concerns. I thought this school would help my children learn at an accelerated pace. Instead, my children have been cheated out of a proper education due to lack of computers, music and sports programs Please, parents, read TAG's mission statement and then check out the school for yourself. You'll be surprised about what you don't find that they say they have.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2006
Well my daughter is only a kindergartner at Tag, so we have not had too much experience. My daughter seems to love it. She makes friends very easily with the other children at Tag and has not had any social problems there. I would not keep my daughter there past 1st or 2nd grade, but for little ones I think it's a great school to attend.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2006
I had my son at TAG from Kindergarten to middle of 3rd grade. I had to take him out because I couldnt afford to drive 40 miles a day anymore plus cover the cost of meals. While he was enrolled at TAG his education level far exceeded the public school I ended up having to put him in. We both really miss TAG. I was excited to hear that TAG has extended the school to include 6th thru 8th grade. If I had the means to take him back there I would in a heartbeat! If they ever decide to have transportation to and from TAG I would put my son back in TAG in a flash. The only thing I didnt like was no extracurricular activities. But who knows they may have changed that since 2003.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2006
I have had my daughter at TAG for almost a year. Her teacher is wonderful, however the Director of the school is a sorry excuse for leadership. And the PTA is non-existent since the President went missing. We will be pulling our daughter out at the end of the school year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 17, 2006
I think TAG is a great school. My children love attending school there.

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2006
My daughter went to TAG for two years before going on to middle school. She really loved the school and wishes she could go back. She misses her friends. They are a great group of kids which she still sees on the weekend. She learned alot from her teachers and really enjoyed everything about the school especially the staff. Everyone there has always been friendly and helpful and still asks about her eventhough she is no longer a student. She especially enjoyed and respected Senora Herring, the spanish teacher.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2005
This school has gone down, there is 8th grader girls walking around with there pantys hanging out, 6 new teachers this year and on 1st grade teacher already quit, just over all not happy any more, this school also has alot of bullys this year, 2 weeks of school and my son has been hit in the face 2 times and called bad names, school dont nothing! playground isnt very good for kids, they have the 7-8th graders inside the gate and the 5th grader outside the gate. Im not please at all this year! kids are pulled!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2005
The School doesn't offer music or art classes. It does have Spanish classses for students.

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2005
Tag is an excellent school. My daughter has been challenged and is getting a's.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2004
TAG seems to be a great school so far. The children are getting a wonderful education, much better than the public schools. Most of the teachers are very dedicated. The school is lacking a few things, but they are working hard on improvements, such as a library and computer lab. The director has always been very open to discussing different ideas with me and other parents I know. Sadly, the school's biggest problem seems to be some of the parents. A lot of them do not take responsibility for their children and expect the school to act as the children's parents instead. This year brings a lot of new families, and I hope that they are more responsible than some of the ones who have been at the school in the past.

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2004
TAG is disorganized and chaotic, the office is not a source of information for anyone, and often left unattended. The playground is a dirt lot behind a hazaardous storage house (eye-sore in front of the beautiful mountain view) and there is not lunchroom, library or computer lab. There are a few good teachers still working at TAG, and for that I'm grateful; but good teachers are more scarce each year. We're not returning to TAG next year.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2004
This school lacks organization from the Director. The school succeeds because of the commitment teachers have for their classrooms.

- submitted by a student

March 25, 2004
The school is excellent. The teachers really care about the kids, they have different programs that help my kids learn and interact with the world, and the building itself is very nice. I was really impressed by the technology in the computer lab. Although at the moment the playground is lacking, the PTA and the administration said that they were trying to build it up. I would most certainly refer any parents with young children here.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2003
I found TAG to be a wonderful school where each teacher has a deep concern and appreciation for every student. The children on the campus are very well behaved and actually very polite. I have seen very few instances of any negative behavior( other than running in the halls ) The children I have encountered have always seemed very happy and so are all of the other parents that I have talked to. I am really excited about moving to the new location on E. Speedway. The school will be brand new and layed out much differently then the old site on 22nd st. The principal is a friendly man who has an open door policy for anyone who would like to talk to him anytime. I find that to be very reassuring. You always know where to find him and I did not have that at the last school my kids attended. I really like the idea of the schools self paced learning. I think that any child would benefit from attending TAG.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2003
Our child entered Tag elementary this past year as a kindergardener. The first half of the year went very well. In January we started noticing changes in our childs behavior concerning math and the stress level. Kindergardeners are taught adding, borrowing, multiplication, division and fractions whether they are ready or not. They maybe at a level of subtracting 2 digit numbers but are expected to learn what is being taught in the class such as multiplication, division or fractions. In reading children are not broken up into groups for there own reading level, they are all reading at the same level. Parent voulunteers are welcomed as long as they do not question policies or how the classroom is being taught. It is hard to communicate with the director and teacher about implementing positive changes for the benefit of the child . The Kd area is surrounded by a fenced in area but the rest of the school is opened to anyone coming through. There is hardly no dicipline outside the classroom. Children that misbehave on a daily basis have no repurcussions accept for how the dicipline is handled in the classroom. Our child learned alot this past year, but with a lot of stressed involved. We have deceided not to return to Tag Elementary this coming fall.

- submitted by a community member

May 14, 2003
My child has attended for the past 3 years. After the first year, the curriculum changed and the challenging education has gone. The school no longer can boast TAG stands for 'Talented and Gifted'. Teacher turn-around is high. Discipline is not enforced. The current campus is at a Monastery, All entryways from classrooms and offices lead outside with a covering over the hallways. There is no fence surrounding the school. (I have not seen plans on the new campus yet.) I have often seen children wondering the campus or parking lots unescorted. (I do walk them back to class or the office) They have a 'walk with a friend' rule. But it is not enforced, and teachers will send them to the office or bathroom unescorted. Security is very slack. They did not ask for ID when I sent my friend to pick up my child. Parent volunteering is advertised but not encouraged, although some teachers do appreciate the help. Extra curricular activities are not available at this school. The principle does not play an active role in learning who the children and parents are. He stays in his office and rarely comes out. I have gave out many recommendations to this school after the first year and am sorry that the school did not measure up to what parents expected. I hope they realize they have some real issues to solve and strive for solutions. Needless to say, my child won't be back next year.

- submitted by a community member

May 04, 2003
The Teachers are wonderful and do their best to work with the administration that they have. The director is very rude with parent volunteers. The director will tell you what you want to hear and then discredit you when you are not there. The curriculum has changed after two years to a lesser curriculum. Parents are unclear of who does what on the staff and communicating with anyone beyond the teacher is a struggle. My children are leaving after this year.

- submitted by a community member

May 02, 2003
My child has attended TAG since it first opened. While the level of the instructors varies--as it does in any institution--I would rate those at TAG as well above average, especially one kindergarten teacher who is truly exceptional. I am quite happy with TAG's contributions to my child's development in maturity, critical thinking and outlook on the world. True that class size in recent years has become larger than I would want, but as a whole, it is a great environment for my child.

- submitted by a community member

May 02, 2003
The teachers and aids are wonderful people who for the most part are truely concerned with the childs education. The 2 people that cover the playground are wonderful but are expected to watch over and be responsible for 200 plus children during recess. TAG once had a great interest in the child and had a wonderful excellerated curriculum. It is sad to see such a great school fall in this manner.

- submitted by a community member

May 02, 2003
Tag has become a big disappointment to many people in the past year. The administration has become blind to the students safety and needs. The new idea is if you don't like it take your child and leave.

- submitted by a community member

May 02, 2003
For the last 3 1/2 years TAG has been a great school.Child development,education and parent involment was at it's highest.However, as of January, TAG has taken a fall.The director seems not to care about the interest of the childeren or the parents. There are children that have fallen through the cracks and nothing has been done about it.When concerns are brought to the attention of the director his response is,if you are not happy with what I am doing,you can go to another school.Which is sad,because the teachers and the monitors that have been there for the least 3 years have worked so hard to make TAG a great and safe place for our children.I don't forsee any changes in the future, due to the fact,that the director and the new person he hired as the disciplinarian,are not strong enough nor do they care enough to return TAG to what it once was.

- submitted by a community member

April 28, 2003
Three years ago when my child entered 'tag' I thought it was too good to be true. I was right. Every year since then has been a bigger and bigger dissapointment. The director seems very threatened by any parent questioning what goes on there, is often very vague, and sometimes even rude. Discipline is nonexistent. The school does have some great ideas but poor follow through. I don't believe we will be attending next year.

- submitted by a community member

April 12, 2003
tag started out as a great concept. in kindergarten, my daughter had a wonderful start. now though, as the school has grown, there are many disipline problems. and curriculum changes. we don't know if she will be attending next year. i wish the school would revert to how it was when it first opened.

- submitted by a community member

April 01, 2003
Every child is expected to be at the same level. They provide no help for children lagging behind. Policies and procedures are in constant change. There is very little praise and incentive, except inside a very small circle.

- submitted by a community member

October 15, 2002
The teachers at TAG have been great so far (K-1). The principal, Mr. Hom, seems very threatened by parents and seems to want to keep the inner workings of the school a mystery. He has not wanted to discuss curriculum except at a superficial level. Ms. Negri has been very helpful. TAG needs to add extra-curricular activities. The computer lab also needs to be more available. The PTA is little more than a fundraising group. As a result, very few parents participate in meetings after the first one or two.

- submitted by a community member

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Tag Elementary School
10129 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ  85748
(520) 296-0006
Last modified Tag Elementary School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8
Tag Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 67 reviews. Top