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Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 574

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Tucson, AZ 85742

(520) 423-9999
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May 19, 2015
Legacy is a really great school. I have a child that has been adopted from the foster care system and he has had extreme behavior issues. The issues stem from begin so far behind academically and socially due to the many moves and many, many schools he has been in. The end of this school year will mark the very first school that my son has been in for the whole year. This milestone has never been accomplished at any other school and I am so thankful to Legacy for the time, effort and understanding they have shown our family. This was not an easy road but Legacy has been committed to my sons success and we are extremely thankful. We are looking forward to next year as we believe our son has now found a educational home where he can begin to put the past behind him and move forward.

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April 09, 2015
As a parent that took my children to this school for 3 years I loved it. Oftentimes I was amazed at how much time homework would take even though the school said it should only take "15 minutes". In reality, my kids would do it in 15 minutes if I sat down and made sure they focused. The Book Reports and Poems that always seemed to be constantly due got stressful, but I loved it. I loved this part of my children's education. The efforts that I saw on the parts of the school, teachers, staff and the PARENTS was amazing. This is not the school to go to if you are not willing to invest some time each evening in your child's education. We've had to relocate and are no longer near an LTS school. The stark contrast has been sad and frustrating. We miss this school!

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March 17, 2015
The curriculum is good. I love Saxon and Spalding. I love the school uniform idea too, but I wish they would not allow jeans. Jeans are too different in styles and colors and I see kids wear "skinny" jeans or jeans with holes and start bully other kids in uniform pants that they are not stylish.

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December 15, 2014
We pulled our child from Mesa Verde Elementary due to his teacher being rude and worthless. We put him at LTSNW and could not be happier. His work is more challenging, he's learning so much more than he was at Mesa Verde! The staff is very involved, you're always informed of everything going on each week via email. Such a blessing to have our child here.

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November 23, 2014
Legacy Traditional School in NW Tucson is a great school. My grandson has attended this school for two years and he is thriving. His 4th and 5th grade teachers have been incredible, and he actually looks forward to going to school everyday. I highly recommend Legacy.

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August 12, 2014
This is one of the schools that really is a great learning environment for a fast or slow learner my child loves Mr Ellis. Everyday she comes home with a new fun story to tell me. She is so exided to go to school everyday. All the other teachers are great too but Mr Ellis really stood out more that the other teachers. Everybody that is recomending to go to Legacy i recomend it over any other tucson/oro valley school. Legacy has everything a parent wants. I love legacy and everything about it. Me and my children love this school and so does every other legacy parent/staff member but there are still things that I don't like. First i don't like how the campus is where there are 4 different building in the school and that was all that i don't like. Legacy is awesome and i love it so much and all of you parents reading this probaly agree with me. Legacy is amazing school to go to and i definatly recomend it if you are trying to find a school for your child. THANK YOU LEGACY TRADITINAL SCHOOL STAFF MEMBERS!!!!!!!

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July 18, 2014
My grandson attended public school in the Marana School District. I was not displeased with his education, he was doing well and liked his school. The biggest problem was other students, bullies, and generally punk kids, who made his school experience less than what we wanted for him. We decided to give Legacy a try since we heard good things about the school. I can honestly say it was a great decision to move him. He is challenged at Legacy, he has just the right amount of homework, and he loves his teacher and school in general. They also do not tolerate bad behavior, and it is taken care of immediately. Everyone on the staff is friendly, helpful, and parental involvement is welcomed. As far as the parking is concerned, I personally feel it runs like a well oiled machine. The drive line is wonderful, I don't wait nearly as long for my grandson to come out as I did at the public school. I might also mention, the other parents picking up their children are polite and everyone is willing to let you turn instead of people trying to cut you off. Legacy is a wonderful school!

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April 04, 2014
100 % pleased with school all around. Like the way everybody do their job. Thanks.

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December 18, 2013
This is my children's first year in public school. They have attended some of the best private schools in the U.S. and an IB International school abroad. Legacy NW Tucson is academically on par with those schools. In fact, the structure and discipline suits my son perfectly and he is excelling more than any previous school year. His teacher, Mrs. Taylen is one of the best he's ever had. My daughter is also excelling academically, although she has enjoyed school more at other her schools. Math and science are particularly strong. Kids learn great study habits, are challenged and are held accountable for their work. There is a sense of community and extracurricular activities. I strongly recommend Legacy as a great option near northwest Tucson and Oro Valley. Your kids will have a lot of homework and will need to study hard to do well. Although I am personally not a huge fan of the pretty conservative vibe at the school, I cannot deny that it is a great place for my kids and I know they will be well prepared for college.

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October 13, 2013
My daughter has been going to Legacy since kindergarten. She is now in first grade and excelling just like she did last year. This school is a parents dream. The whole staff is amazing, the parent involvement is great. At this school you can breathe knowing your child is not only learning but also developing morals.

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August 21, 2013
We've been with this school since it first opened up and have never had any complaints. I do think the parking situation needs to be addressed, although it hasn't effected me, personally, I can see and understand the frustration of others. All of the teachers both my children have had (5 total) have been excellent and I've always felt the communication was great, that issues were handled well and that my child was getting the individual attention he or she needed. Great sense of pride, patriotism, respect for self and others enforced at this school and my children have both been thriving.

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August 21, 2013
Love love Legacy!!! The ONLY issue I have ever had is pickup line, but it is well worth the wait for the above average education my son is getting!!! The staff is very friendly, and they are always going the extra mile for students and parents!! They keep the kids safe in the pickup lines, and have even offered to help buckle my son in his seat.

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August 08, 2013
Legacy has a great school curriculum but they are too overcrowded. They have 32-35 kids in each class and have to share textbooks. The parking and playground areas are not even close to big enough to accommodate this. Kids cannot get individualized attention. It is OK if you are willing to accept overcrowding but if you child needs individual care it will be found lacking.

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June 06, 2013
My son has an IEP and I enrolled him in 1st grade here the year it opened with the promise from Superintendant Bill Bressler that, "We follow the IEP to the T". This district is growing so quickly, that the first year that there were some difficulties that had to be worked through with staffing. Every change that has been made with staffing at the district as well as campus level has been a functional improvement and I am pleased to report that my son is no longer just getting by academically. He no longer needs to be pulled out for resource and has been on Honor Roll all year long. He still has the support of an Aide when needed, and gets PT, OT and Speech services. There is no on site school counselor, but one is available at the district level who sees the kids who have counseling services written into their IEP's. My biggest complaint with Legacy is how NW Tucson campus is being forced to conform it's schedule to the Phoenix area where the other campuses are. Starting on Th, Aug. 1st and ending May 16th has created a scheduling nightmare for our family. My son will miss the first two days of school this coming year and start the following Monday when MUSD begins.

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March 05, 2013
This is our first year at Legacy and I love the school. The teachers are great. The principal is very involved and the campus is clean and safe. I moved my child from Sonoran Science Academy Tucson and what a difference. Teachers are qualified and follow the curriculum. My child has done more in three months here than did all year at Sonoran. I love the fast paced math and language. Diffidently recommend this school and would love to see more kids go there.

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December 19, 2012
I have such mixed feelings about this school. Things I love: The underlying theme of patriotism and service, high parent involvement, great campus and high standards of academic excellence. Things that need work: Inconsistent with applying disciplinary standards (tend to overreact or not follow-up at all), inadequate help for students with special needs, no school counselor. Not every child is the same type of learner. If your child does well with direct instruction, they could excel at this school. If your child struggles with schoolwork or has a more hands-on interactive learning style, you may want to keep looking.

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Legacy Traditional School- Northwest Tucson
, Tucson, AZ  85742
(520) 423-9999
Last modified Legacy Traditional School- Northwest Tucson is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Legacy Traditional School- Northwest Tucson Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top