SSA Broadway is a God send to my family. My son is special needs & is thriving here. We've been to 8 schools prior to last year but we've found our home. We couldn't be happier with them. It's a small school and I know some of the staff and parents drive over 50 miles a day due to their dedication to this school. Ms. Tracy is an amazing support to our son. Mrs. Jakdeo and Mr. Kochak are fantastic leaders to their staff. While there is one very loud middle school teacher, she's just very loud. All of my children love Mrs. H, Ms. Tess, Mrs. McFarland and Ms. Patricia like family. We're glad that the front desk staff makes sure that they are aware of the happenings in and around school keeping it safe. Thankfully, they make it their business to know who's around and why. When we leave our children at school we know that those four ladies will take care of them and love them. Even on the most chaotic days we enjoy the professional, funny, welcoming environment. The parent involvement is outstanding. Communication is better than ever this year. Mrs, Jakdeo, Mrs. Morley and Ms. Nix mix great teaching, disciplined classrooms & challenging curriculum. This is why our kids love school.
I am so happy that my both kids are attending a school that teaches respect and understanding of different cultures. So proud to be part of SSA-B. Best school in Arizona! (A parent posted on school's Facebook)
This is about the community I choose for my child. Who do I want to expose my precious baby to? SSA-B is an academically challenging, culturally stimulating, socially inviting, emotionally satisfying, loving, and sometimes delightfully loud environment. There is always welcoming laughter, familial interaction, intellectual stimulation and friendliness. Is it perfect? Very close. From the moment you park your car until the moment you drive away, you're treated like an important member of the community. When I enter, I'm always greeted by my name and a big welcoming smile. They all know my name and the name of my child. They smile and cajole when we see them. They recognize us at the grocery store. We are invited to wonderful extracurricular activities and after school clubs. The childcare staff rocks. When picture day came and I had forgotten my check book, one of the ladies up front paid for my son's pictures without knowing if I'd pay her back. It isn't just a school, but a safe, stimulating, thought provoking and beautiful community that my wife, child and I feel grateful to belong to. For anyone who has a complaint, look inward. SSA-B is a rare gem.
What can I say...We Are An "A" School! :) I give it a four only because the building is not a school building which is not their fault. Public schools don't want to let go of their old abandoned buildings. We do the best we can with what we have. Most importantly the school has been able to regain their A. I love the teachers and the curriculum. My kids have been thriving at this school since kinder. The teachers hold after school clubs including volleyball, Lego, video game programing, sewing and many more. I love that security and safety has been made a bigger priority. Some of the new teachers this year are tough which I Absolutely Love. They are all about respect and following rules which is what kids nowadays need. The course work in elementary (which I can only speak for) is not easy. Its enough to keep my kids busy for a little over an hour every evening. The Parent Booster Club is amazing. They raised money last year for an outdoor water fountain. This year...Shade Structures is the Goal! If only more parents stepped up to volunteer this school would be even better than it already is. I would definitely recommend this school for elementary to anyone. Full Day Kinder
I completely agree that Teachers at this school act completely overwhelmed and uncaring regarding the children with needs. If your child has any special needs STAY AWAY from this school. I visited the school on several occasions for my kid and the way teachers talk to kids disgusts me, they are not nice or understanding at all They just yell at kids at the top of their lungs when they do something wrong it was shocking the way the talk to kids, yes i understand they should be punished when something they do is wrong but the way they talk to them is plain out rude and shows how little patience they have for kids. It's a good school curriculum wise but the teachers are rude, the office ladies are plain out rude and very nosy, i just don't understand how some of the people here have jobs when they talk down to kids and parents.
this is a great school at school and they're always trying to improve teachers are awesome
Great school. Parent/ teacher communication. High standards/ expectations for kids. Small classes. A mini community.
This school is great. My daughter is thriving here. After 3 schools and 6 teachers, we have finally found a good match for her.
This is a great school. They care about their kids and challenging their talents! We are very happy.
Do you want that 'village' that everyone speaks of? Try this school. My son's teacher, those 2 ladies up front, Mrs. Hart, Mr. Millette and Mrs. Jagdeo make this school amazing. They're the best thing that's ever happened to my grandson. After years of mediocre, we have arrived in Shangri La. This is where the seeds of education are planted.
We joined this school last year. Things were pretty chaotic with a new principal but this year is much better. The staff as a whole is amazing. I do see a couple of glaring issues, though. First is the assistant principal of marks. Not only did she decline a meeting each time my wife and I asked (4), she is very cold, empirical and impersonal. Each time I asked her a question she replied that she would have to see. We shouldn't have to beg to see her or get an answer. I wonder if she has 'seen' yet. We are still waiting. Secondly, this is not a safe campus or at the very least, it doesn't appear to be. I do see the head principal trying to make improvements but the property is just horrible. That terrible parking lot cannot be disguised as a playground, it doesn't matter where you're from. What keeps us at the school follows. The main principal and the principal of discipline. He's a creative leader and very moral. She is firm, fair and unbiased. The world needs more like her. The secretaries in front- we trust them and feel like they're our family. At times we didn't like new rules, but they always brought us around. Two of your best assets. Keep up the good work but be safer.
I love this school! The teaching staff is caring, considerate, and encouraging to the children that attend. The educational aspects are outstanding and well ahead of the standard curriculum taught in the other schools around the Tucson area.
I am so happy to have my child here. It is the right place for her, and the school community is very friendly.
This school used to be fabulous. Now it has become overcrowded and less than satisfactory. In my opinion, rather than hire qualified teachers and staff, they're hiring anyone with the proper credentials to fill open spots. My daughter did so well last year, but this year she has a teacher who I believe probably wouldn't have been hired by any of the school districts. Unfortunately this will be out last year at this school. They could be doing way better...or at least move to a bigger building!
My son has been attending SSA-B since he was in Kindergarten. The first impression of the school is incredible. It has a strong curriculum, a strong core value for education and a great reputation. We have for the most part been enjoying our sons time at the school. As he has grown and needed the assistance of the special education department is where we feel that is one of the areas in which the school can improve. In the 5 years that we have been at the school they have had 4 different teachers and they all have seemed completely overwhelmed and uncaring regarding the children with needs. There are a few teachers at the school that are incredible, Ms. Houston, Ms. Abbott, Ms. Miriam and Ms. Morley, have gone above and beyond for our son and are the reasons that we have stayed at the school. The principal is more interested in test scores then the actual students and the upper administration only cares about the Sunset campus. The school has potential and if they would follow through as they have been saying for 5 years and move the middle school to a seperate campus it would be even better.
Our son just started kindergarten and we wanted him to be at a school that challenged him. So far this school has exceeded our standards.
I love this school! My granddaughter is so academically advanced and it's because of the hard work and dedication of the school and teachers there. I feel she is getting the best possible education at this school. The school is also safe and enjoyable for family as well as students.
Great school. Small class sizes. Great teachers and supporting staff. My children love this school. So far the best school my children have attended.
GREAT TEACHERS, GREAT SCHOOL!!! I have been with this school since it first year on Broadway. I had two kids in TUSD for two years and became very frustrated with the way it was being handled. My son was slugged in the face and nothing was being done. When we started at SSAB we were welcomed with open arms and encouraged to speak our minds. We were listened to, which is something TUSD didn't do. Now I have five kids going to SSAB next year. We loce the closeness of thw people. The teachers and parents go out of their way to make school a better experience for the students. My kids love going to school there.
Overall I am quite pleased with this school. So far all of the teachers that I have dealt with seem dedicated to the kids and a good education. There doesn't seem to be a mission of the dreaded "political correctness" that is ruining other schools. The parents that are disappointed in the academics probably need to be more involved in their child's day to day assignments and not just expect the school to do all of the heavy lifting. There is an American flag in the lobby and the pledge of allegiance is available to those that want to participate. This school consistently places well above average in academic competitions. That is not an accident or luck. Spend some time in the lobby and you will see that the ladies at the front desk are equally as dedicated. We intend to send our child to SSA High School at Davis Monthan when the time comes. I have no problem in signing my name to this posting. Don Lovitt
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