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PK-5 & Ungraded
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Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 308
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425 N. Sahuara
Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 225-6060
(520) 584-7201
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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
May 20, 2015
This school is horrible do not send your kids here. Lack of ambition & want to teach from the teachers. If the child is not an easy kid to teach than the the teachers give up on them. Lack of homework & academics. Don't know how this is an A school??

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2015
My daughter is ending 1st grade at Sewell. We have been there since her preschool years and have been very happy overall. She has had wonderful teachers and we love the small school atmosphere. She will be in GATE next year and I am hoping this will keep her busy at school. There has been a decline in parent participation and the new principal has huge shoes to fill after Mr. Varga retired. He was a powerhouse. I am hoping that next year, Mr. Jewett can bring that same enthuasium to Sewell.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2015
This school is horrible do not send your kids here. Teachers seem burnt out not wanting to help the kids academically. Especially kids with learning difficulties not wanting to take the time. Don't know how they're an A school??

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2015
I am a parent of a 5th grader at Sewell. My student has attended the school from Kindergarten on. This school is one of the more stable elementary schools in TUSD. That being said, the education that child has received is ok. My child does have some major gaps that I have needed to fill in, such as computer knowledge and writing skills. This school really needs more computers. Also, there are some great teachers here, like Ms. Doerr, but it also has some major problem teachers. The new principal this year is not as good as the previous principal.

- submitted by a parent

December 09, 2013
Is a A+ school as of 2013 has many things to provide students. Sports teams, band / orchestra / OMA, updated computer lab,and the entire campus was redone by the U of A in 2011. Students like their teachers and care for them like their own kids.

- submitted by a community member

August 22, 2013
My school is a wonderful place to work. We work as a team and support one another!!!

- submitted by a teacher

August 22, 2013
Sewell provides great environment for learning. Students are held to high academic standards as well as given many opportunities for personal growth. Students are encouraged to participate in music and athletics.

- submitted by a teacher

August 22, 2013
Sewell is an "A" school with educators who are extremely dedicated and committed to student success. It is a pleasure working in such a positive environment. We collaborate to guarantee students achieve beyond their highest potential. Sewell is a Ben's Bells kindness school with some of the most respectful students. Children support each other and are understanding of individual differences. Sewell is also an OMA school which offers many unique musical and creative opportunities throughout all grade levels. The sports program is top notch, along with the rigorous academics. I wouldn't want to work anywhere else!

- submitted by a teacher

August 22, 2013
Sewell is a great school in so many ways! It has wonderful teachers and staff members. Sewell challenges students to high academic standards and expectations! The principal is well liked, and holds teachers to high expectations themselves! The sports program is one of, if not, the top elementary program in TUSD! Students enjoy coming to Sewell!

- submitted by a teacher

July 25, 2013
Love it! So many opportunities for my son- sports , academics - we got it all here! We were transplants from a closure - but earned our keep last year !! Such a family for public school - absolutely LOVE Sewell ! Watching my boy grow in this environment is priceless! Proudest Mom ever

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2013
All my three sons have atttended Sewell Elementary (one is in high school, one in middle school and one is still at Sewell) and I can't praise Sewell enough for the quality of education and extra curricular activities it offers its students. From Opening Minds through the Arts to community involvement such as partnering with a nearby retirement community, to sports and more.. .the students are getting a well rounded education and learning to be good, productive members of their communities. IT's also a Ben's Bells Kindness school so kindness is at the core of everything the kids do and learn. The staff and administration and amazing. The principal is visible at all times, knows the kids' names and they know him. It truly is a model school in TUSD, one that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a top-notch school for their kids. We love Sewell and are proud to be members of the Sewell Family!

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2012
This school has been a hidden gem in the midst of all the troubles with TUSD. We have barely noticed any of the district's problems due to the wonderful teachers my boys have had at this school. The OMA program has a terrific director who genuinely cares about each student and exposes them to different cultural arts. The principal is always present and available among the students and kids. Awesome learning environment.

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2011
The preschool at Sewell Elementary is amazing! I love the kind and caring teachers, staff and students. The OMA program at Sewell encourages self-expression and builds artistic abilities.

- submitted by a parent
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September 30, 2007
My granddaughter attends Sewell and I am so impressed overall with this School. I am very involved in volenteeering and such. She experiences lots of perks and field trips they have a great system to keep students on track and the teachers are wonderful! Basically Take Care of yourself, Take Care of Others and Take Care of Your School. I Love this school and feel she learns in a comfortable but academically based atmosphere. Thumbs up for Sewell!

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2006
Principal not involved enough in student problems.

- submitted by a parent

July 14, 2005
My daughter is in the Autistic class for Sewel, and has been for the past 3 years. She has made so much progress the past 2 years with Lisa Larabee. Sadly, Ms. Lisa will not be at Sewel next year. But I'm hoping that my daughter will adjust and do well with her new teacher also. All of the staff at Sewel is very friendly. And it seems they make it a point to get to know as many of the students as they can. Each and every time I have gone to the school, they all know my daughter and always say hi to her. She loves going there. And she is very proud to be a 'Sewel Sabercat'. She earned an award of Student of the Quarter and was so excited when she received a Sewel t-shirt. She wears it all the time. Academically, she has advanced very well.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2005
Our first-grader really likes Sewell. His teachers (K and 1st) have been very supportive and helpful. He is reading and writing well above his grade level, and has been on field trips all over town (the zoo, a hospital, two plays, a science fair, etc.) The OMA program has gotten him involved with singing and music. There isn't as much parent involvement as one would hope. The same small group shows up for field trips and other activities, and the PTA is always hurting for active members. However, the annual Fun Fair and other fund raisers seem to be well-attended.

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2005
My son is currently attending his 3rd year at Sewell Elem and we have had a very positive experience each year.We recommend this school to anyone looking for a stimulating learning environment for their child.

- submitted by a parent

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W Arthur Sewel Elementary School
425 N. Sahuara, Tucson, AZ  85711
(520) 225-6060
Last modified W Arthur Sewel Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
W Arthur Sewel Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top