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PK-5 & Ungraded
Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 320

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1818 Avenida Del Sol
Tucson, AZ 85710

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(520) 225-6060
(520) 584-5501
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November 23, 2015
Severe parking issues, and inconsistent monitoring. There is only one parking lot with available spots. All other options are illegal parking, or in front of private residences. The north street is severely congested because of this. There is one very small parking area on the north end but not really worth mentioning because there are never any available spaces. I am a mother of a kindergartener. I had been parking legally in the main lot south east of the school's main entrance. I've always entered through the front entrance for the past 4 months to drop off and pick up my child. Same time of day, every school day. They have seen my face from day one. I was suddenly told (rudely) today that I was not allowed to enter the school's main entrance to pick up my kindergartener at the end of the day!?.I have to sign my child out early if I enter via main entrance. I have to walk outside and around the block if I choose to park legally. I understand they want to keep strangers out of the building, but they know my face. They know im a parent. When it's 5 minutes until the bell rings, all gates to the school are unlocked to let people on school grounds anyways. Makes no sense to block known parents access to the kindergarten playground from the front entrance. If they are going to monitor the front entrance 5 min before the bell, they should monitor all entrances. Really. If safety was really their concern, monitoring should be everywhere not just at the main entrance! Where is the logic? I will continue to review this school in the future.

- submitted by a community member

May 20, 2015
Disappointed. It's supposed to be a Gold OMA school but the dance teacher left for a different school. So there wasn't any music or dance. How is that being an OMA school? While everyone else was attending their children's performances we had zero for the whole year.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2013
Most of the teacher at Wheeler are good. But the Principle has bully behavior, my child been there 5yrs. never a behavior problem for any of his teachers. Yet Stacie Emert seems to go out her way to find him and tell him must drink his milk, must pull up his pants, his waist band was showing under his shirt, not visable to anyone. All on a regular basis.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2011
My daughter's school closed from all of the budget cuts, so i enrolled her at Wheeler. Her reading and writing improved remarkably. They offered lots of extra help and special time to help her. I am very satisfied with this school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 10, 2008
I attended Wheeler over 20 years ago, and now my child is attending the school. I have enjoyed the office staff and his teacher very much. I am a little disappointed that the school has not seen many upgrades in over 20-years! It also appears that there is a lack of parent participation. I hope to see these things improve in the upcomming year

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 10, 2007
I thought the Principal was exceptional. She is ambitious for her school and their students to be the very best they can be. She seems to be very disciplined in her goal and sets standards that all must be follow not just a few. I like that since too many elementary schools allow certain parents privileges other parents are not receiving. While I was a parent at this school I've witnesses her treat every single parent, students and teachers exactly the same with no favorites in sight. It doesn't matter if that parent is one she works with daily or if this parent is only seen when their child has a situation. She is considerate to all who she serves. She handles the children the same way without reserve. I enjoyed watching this during all my time helping out there at the school. Way to go Dr. Emert!!

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2006
Its too bad that parents in the surrounding area take so little interest in the school environment. With thier involvment, that school could be great!

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2006
My son's teacher was awesome! He has made great progress in his enthusiasm for learning due to the personal teaching style of one particular teacher. The ratio of monitors to children on the playground is not enough. This school in my opinion clearly does not belong to the students.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2006
One of our children attended here throughout K-5, the other we moved after 3rd grade. We moved because the teacher options were not acceptable. Our years of experience here saw some excellent teachers, as well as some so-so teachers. Both of my children missed some basic math foundations in the early years.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2006
This schools standards have drastically dropped since my child attended. When we started in kindergarten the class sizes were acceptable and the individual attention given to each student was great. Over the years with administration changes the quality of the school fell to the point where I pulled my child from the school. Discipline was non-existant. Teachers were forced to spend most of their day dealing with disruptions rather than teaching students. I addressed my concerns with the district supervisor and felt like my meeting fell on deaf ears. Nothing changed and that is when I decided not to re-enroll my child. If you are involved with your child's education continually check their progress at Wheeler. Chances are your child will not be challenged and encouraged to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 20, 2006
Both of my sons attended Wheeler. My oldest was, at that time, seriously hindered by his ADHD. It took one of his teachers there to recognize that his problem wasn't his ADHD, it was that he was bored to tears. This teacher took intimate interest in his achievements, and made sure that he had plenty of mental stimulation, as well as other outlets. I was in constant contact with all of my son's teachers at all times, and made to feel as though my involvement was of paramount importance. I would heartily reccomend this school to any parent of middle school children.

- submitted by a teacher

August 04, 2005
One of the problems of this school is that parent participation in most all school events/activities is non existent. Also, many of the teachers are overloaded by large classrooms and underfunding.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2005
If you are a parent reading these reviews, please go and visit Wheeler for yourself. Most of these reviews are very one sided, and come from only one source. It's unfortunate that some people have to resort to posting negative comments that hurt everyone. Parents that have kept their students at Wheeler complain that enrollment is down, so let's do what's best for children, stop the negativity. Children need to see that we are all working together to achieve the same goal. I feel that Wheeler has a very caring atmosphere. Wheeler has an excellent staff dedicated to the success of all children. With all of the controversy surrounding education today, let's do what we can where we can. Starting at our home school, Wheeler.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2005
I have 2 children at Wheeler. I am not at all happy with the leadership of this school. The prinipal is very unfriendly, she never has the best intrest of the school in mind. She only thinks of herself. she has been at the school for 3 years its time that the district moves her somewhere else.... She is even effecting the long time good teachers. Please think twice before placing your child in this school.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2003
I am a parent of 3 children at wheeler . I thought we were a great school until we recieved a new principal this year. She is not experienced , friendly or a very good role model. I am looking for a private school for my kids now. Think twice!

- submitted by a community member

May 07, 2003
Wheeler was a great school untill the addition of the current principal. Unfortunatly the principal has no social skills, nor experience and is most unprofesional. Her lack of caring for the children shows greatly. For safety & wellbeing she must be removed!

- submitted by a community member

May 06, 2003
This school has a long way to go to get back on its feet after administration changes. Parents, teachers and administrators need to work together to help the children and forget about who is backstabbing who. Lets pull together Wheeler.

- submitted by a community member

May 03, 2003
I have been involved with wheeler for 7 years up until this year we have been known as a great school. Parents are wonderful and we couldnt ask for better teachers they are very warm and caring. This year we got a new principal. she is inexperienced and not very friendly. Parents are hoping that she is removed and we can once again become a caring friendly school that we use to be.

- submitted by a community member

April 30, 2003
The principal I feel does not care about the students or their safety.I think the teachers would be much better off without a principal at all then with the lack of leadership. Find a new Principal!

- submitted by a community member

April 28, 2003
Teachers,kids,and parents are fantastic however cant say the same for our new principal.She is lacking in social skills,she is rude with both parents and kids.Wheeler was great till we got her.

- submitted by a community member

April 17, 2003
wheeler use to be an excellent school until our principal came on board. She doesnt care about the children or staff. she is rude and unfriendly. We the parents hope and pray that there is a way to remove her from our school The teachers are great and go out of their way for the students, but are getting very tired of her.

- submitted by a community member

April 16, 2003
Wheeler has great kids, parents and wonderful teachers. As for the principal and her leadership and saftey guide lines they are greatly lacking! She is not people friendly! Wheeler has had better administration.

- submitted by a community member

April 11, 2003
Wheeler Elem is a great school! There is a great principal! There are also great teachers like Mrs. Letson, Mrs. Berglind, and many others! There is also a great afterschool program from the Ott Family YMCA! This is a great school that I would recomend to anyone!

- submitted by a community member
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Wheeler Elementary School
1818 Avenida Del Sol, Tucson, AZ  85710
(520) 225-6060
Last modified Wheeler Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wheeler Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top