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Canyon Rim Elementary School5
Posted August 14, 2014
- a parent
As a parent of a kindergartner, now gearing up for the first grade, i have been really pleased with the quality of education my child has been getting at this school. I appreciate all the parental in involvement, and the commitment of the teacher to guide the students through the educational process. All the feedback i receive from the other parents about other teachers at the school has been positive as well. Looking forward to another year.
I give three stars because it's a better school than most schools we know. Not a five stars because teachers teach to the middle. If your kids are advance, they are at lost. If your kids can count to 20 and understand phonics before kindergarten, then you are better off finding an alternative ways to enrich them. Too many red tapes going around and it made us feel that the school is not there to teach. If you are ready to invest time and energy into fighting for your above-grade-level kids, then it's a good school because it's free and it's in a very nice neighborhood so you'll meet nice parents as well.
2.5 stars overall. Teacher quality varies greatly. My son is learning nothing about rules other than that they exist and he will be chastised for imperfect obedience. If that's not enough, the overcrowding and red tape caused by overarching structural challenges make this a difficult learning environment. The principal tries hard, so CR has that going for it. Very little parental involvement. Parents hang out in their cliques or SUVs until the kids are dismissed. Some parents do volunteer, granted, but I've had much more positive experiences at other public schools.
My children have been at this school for five years now and it's fantastic. The teachers all go above and beyond requirements and care deeply for their students. The students themselves are high calibre. Every day my children come home excited about that day's activities and are more than happy to attend. I would highly recommend this school.
My daughter is a first grader at Canyon Rim Elementary and I couldn't be more pleased with the experience that we have had at the school so far. The school's focus on children extends beyond the classroom with general academics and into additional life-enriching activities including the arts and music programs. In addition, there are many activities focused on bringing families together, including the school carnival, family fun night bingo, tile night, movie night and more.
we recently moved out of the area, but this school was terrific. My kids loved the teachers they had, and the community overall is wonderful. The school offers alot for families to do together, and the staff is outstanding- truly a great school.