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7-8
Public district
Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 343
 

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4201 N Melpomene Way
Tucson, AZ 85749

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(520) 749-5751
(520) 749-9668
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November 11, 2014
Teacher communication with parents is poor at this school. Grades are not posted on time and teachers have limited time allotted for parent meetings. I do not recommend moving into this district if your family is new to Tucson as this small district is not welcoming to newcomers. Vail School District is much better and overall more progressive in their educational practices.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2014
Emily Gray Junior High is an excellent school! We have the most caring staff and faculty. My daughter comes home everyday from school excited to share her day with me. She loves everyone of her teachers. The teachers really know how to connect with the kids. They are fun and engaging. The families at our school are so blessed to have these amazing people who want to hang out with hormonal teens. We appreciate these very special individuals! My daughter is getting a really great education at Emily Gray! Thank you!

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2014
I've been thrilled with my daughter's experiences at Emily Gray. She is a well-read, kind, independent thinking 8th grader that likes going to school, has great friends, and wants to learn. That speaks volumes about the experiences she's having, the teachers she learns from, and the other staff and faculty that she interacts with at her school. Every parent is nervous about junior high and the teenage issues that can arise...but I know I could approach anyone at this school for help with my daughter and they'd do whatever they could to make sure she was successful and happy. We're so happy to be part of a great school in the Tanque Verde School District.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2014
Can I just say, there isn't one bad thing I can say about ACES! My nephews attended this school and now my children. The staff are one of the best in the district. One of my children is with the IEP program. They have helped him not just in the school curriculum but also with his self confidence. I can't thank them enough.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2011
decent school except the lice drugs and bullying issues.and the sports programs are very hard to get into unless your child is in the popular group.wich is very sad,i think all children should be allowed to join the sports teams unless physically disabled.I also believe strongly that this helps to keep children focused on school and not hanging ou with bad influences.which there seems to be quite a variety of them here.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2010
The principal, Gregg Miller, is approachable and caring. Teacher quality, however, is an issue of great concern. There are two or three outstanding teachers and, unfortunately, several who are either unqualified, immature, burned out or don't seem to like the kids. Poor teacher quality is most likely why the school lost its "excelling" accreditation this year. Very disappointed in Emily Gray--particularly since the high school moved in and squeezed out available space and facilities for junior high students. Junior high students and high school students should NOT be on the same campus. If the district tells you they don't "mix" because of their staggered bell system, it's a fallacy.

- submitted by a parent

July 22, 2010
I actually go to this school and i love it!!!!! going into eighth grade this year and cant wait. we are going on a 2 week trip to D.C. this year. last year, (when i was in seventh grade) we went to Catalina Island Marine Institute for 5 days-which was AWESOME!!!!!! we got to go scuba diving. Food is surpisingly (i know i spelled that wrong) good. i have never brought a lunch to school before. the community is small and everybody knows everybody and there are no "mean girls" cliques, everyone is friends with eachother. i highly reccomend this awesome-possum school.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2010
Refreshing that a school actual tests incoming students on their math abilities and places them accordingly!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 18, 2009
So far so good. My daughter started at Emily Gray this year and is doing very well. Her teachers are impressive and the overall impression I get is of a very caring and dedicated crew of teachers and staff. Glad we're here in Tanque Verde, and we've very satisfied with the schools.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2009
this school is amazing with the food, staff, teachers and new life long friends just waiting to be made. This school is the best on the market, if you ask me.

- submitted by a student

May 20, 2008
I'm very impressed with this school. There is no nonsense and the teachers really want the kids to learn. Great School!

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2008
Best school ever! I absolutely adore this school! Send your kids here they will learn lots with the outstanding teachers and the hard-working principal!

- submitted by a community member

March 24, 2008
The school is unfair o te children the highschoolers pick on the children it is just not a good school

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2007
I open-enrolled my daughter into EGJHS for 8th grade. I am very happy with how supportive and caring the staff and teachers have been. The curriculum has been very challenging for my daughter and has prepared her very well for high-school. I have already requested open-enrollment at the Tanque Verde H.S. I can't say enough about how happy I've been with this school. The school expects alot from the kids, but also provides alot of support for them. Academically, this school is one of the best I've seen and been involved with.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2007
Emily Gray is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff truly care about the success of each student and do their best to work with parents to help keep them informed on progress, as well as problems. The new principal is great and it is nice to hear him call each student by name. I was surprised to see how well they have combined the Jr. High and the High School. Adding the extracurricular activities (sports) to the school has also been very positive. Emily Gray is an Excelling school, and, it is the teachers and staff working together with each student that makes it that way. Keep up the Great Work.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2007
It is an ok school. The teacher are pretty good and seem to work well with the parents.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2006
Emily Gray provides a challenging curriculum for students in grades 7-8. It does a good job of preparing students for high school, and the teachers are experienced and very effective for the most part.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2004
Typical large city school. More emphasis on security because of large city issues than on education. Teachers are adequate, education average. Nothing spectacular to offer.

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2002
The quality of teachers and administration has declined over the last few years. I am very concerned about the leadership of the school district in general. We have lost many great teachers and some of them have been replaced with really bad ones. . Although, I must admit, of all the school districts in Tucson, ours is still the best in my book. This won't be the case much longer if we don't get competent admin folks and attract better teachers.

- submitted by a community member

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Emily Gray Junior High School
4201 N Melpomene Way, Tucson, AZ  85749
(520) 749-5751
Last modified Emily Gray Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Emily Gray Junior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top