My kids are now in middle and high school - they were well prepared by Collier's teachers. Love the school, we still stop by to visit!
Great school, great staff, all concerned about my childs learning and social interaction.
I came to Collier from Fruchtendler which if your reading this your know it is the top school in TUSD. I was at Fruchtendler for 2 years. It is a good school. When we moved we also took into consideration a schools rating. Collier is an excelling school. I have to say I am so impressed with the teachers in this school. They have been open to meetings and welcome you in the classroom. There is an atmosphere of fun, community, and expectation at this school. I appreciate most their attention to behavior. They have acheived a balance of freedom and discpline, of individuality and school spirit. It is a small school which I like because if feels like you can know the teachers, staff, and parents. I have one child that has a hard time reading and she has grown leaps and bounds this year. Collier was an excellent move.
2 kids and 4 years at Collier and I am consistently impressed with the teachers, staff, and parental involvement.
Collier Elementary School is an excelling school. We are the only TUSD full inclusion program offered to Elementary kids. The benefits of that program positively effects kids with varied abilities and their peers. The community environment encourages families to participate and direct our school's course. Our kids enjoy the gains of the programs offered from free Chess Club to our annual Talent show. Support Collier!
Wonderful, friendly teachers and staff...LOTS of great learning goes on here!
Collier is a caring community of staff, students, and parents! An wonderful place for students!
Collier is an excellent school because of awesome teachers, amazing students and wonderful parents. It's a school sincerely dedicated to educating all children. Thanks Collier!
Collier is a community of people who care about children's lives and work hard to help each child reach their potential as a learner. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure every child receives the help, support, and guidance they need to feel successful and to be successful.
Collier Elementary has the best parent and community support of any school I've seen. It is one of only a few elementary schools to be 'excelling' in the Tucson Unified School District.
We as parents are very happy that our daughter is attending Collier. The teachers give great attention and dedication to students, helping in their educational growing.
As parents we've had many opportunities to visit schools in town. Some teachers are making a small attempt to involve students in a stimulating environment. We've noticed a lot of 'comfortable' teachers this year teaching the same year after year repetative curriculum. Sadly students aren't involved in their learning-you will observe lots of worksheets and busy work! Lots of options so observe and visit many schools. You will find much more quality programs in other districts. TUSD has many, many issues with complacent and lazy staff.
I'm very happy that my two kids are going to collier. Teachers are great, everyone that works in the office are the best specially Mrs. Ana(she's always happy to help you) Programs aregood, my kids are happy to be in Collier.
This is our 5th year here. We couldn't be more pleased! Our children come home excited about what they've learned. They're challenged, they're encouraged to be their very best, & they're expected to show respect toward others. This is a very 'caring' school, & I find it hard to understand previous comments about low morale & low parent participation. Our principal, Dr. Geranis, is ALWAYS there for her kids...parents too. I see children running to greet her & share their latest news. Time after time I've had substitute teachers tell me how wonderful it is to see such high parent involvement at Collier, compared to other schools they've taught at. And because of its volunteers/supporters, Collier can offer so much more--art classes, music, P.E., track team, computer lab, chess club, spanish classes, family movie nights, even a Dad's group that helps with painting, landscaping, & other beautification projects. We love Collier!
I've had two children at Collier, one still attending, and I am extremely satisfied with the level of teamwork, professionalism and education at the school. I am especially impressed with the Kindergarten team at Collier. Mrs. Cuprak and Mrs. Shipley are the experienced, nurturing 'glue' that holds the team together. They have embraced and assisted at least five new kinder teachers (Mr. K, Miss Sarah, Miss Bruns, Ms. O'Brien and Mrs. Ewen). Each time they have supported and worked with the new teachers, providing a fun and challenging educational experience for all kindergartners.
We are very happy at Collier Elementary. We started here when the principal and two new Kindergarten teachers were hired. Fortunately for us we were assigned to these two teachers (our son had one of these teachers the first year and our daughter had the other one a few years later). These teachers were hired because of their reputation in the district (they both have been teaching for 25 years). They have passion, drive and it is obvious they love what they do. They have embraced new teachers and always taught as a team, join together for all 'kindergarten' celebrations, functions and programs. They gave our kids a wonderful start and this has continued throughout the past five years. Dr. Geranis is an excellent administrator. She goes above and beyond for her staff and families at this school. Thanks to the staff at Collier our kids love school!
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