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Painted Sky Elementary School9

Tucson, AZ | Pima County

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May 10, 2014


Please advocate for your child if he or she has an IEP. If you do, you might make enemies here! We're so disappointed !!!!

August 14, 2012


Excellent school atmosphere for the students. The classrooms are well equipped, teachers are very well qualified and do a great job of caring for the students. The classes excel in their accomplishments and the parent involvement really shows. I've never seen an elementary school with such good parent involvement. Glad we moved here and currently have one child in 1st grade.

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May 7, 2011


Painted Sky has the best kindergarten teachers in the world! My child's teacher is so talented. I can't believe how far my daughter has come this year. They hatched chicken eggs and butterflies this year and my daughter can't stop writing about how much she learned! She is reading and writing well beyond the kindergarten level. Full-day kindergarten is so worth the investment!! My daughter's teacher is very nurturing, but firm and structured. Her professional approach really pushes the children academically. Parents talk all the time about how well prepared for first grade the kindergartners are. My daughter's teacher has been a dedicated, hard-working supporter of Painted Sky for more than ten years and parents just love and appreciate her. This year has been our first at Painted Sky, and we are so looking forward to future of our three girls here.

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February 8, 2011


Our first year there was great. This year, however, has been very different. There have been far too many changes for young children to go through in one year (changing classroom formats- all grades- midway through year, report cards changing every semester, forming new classes halfway through the year and pulling kids out of established rooms to make them, etc.) . Also, there has been little communication from the school about things that are happening that concern families. It is frustrating as a parent to not be informed and to have to search for the information. One bright spot are the teachers. They are doing the best they can with what they have been given.

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September 30, 2010


So happy at Painted Sky - LOVE all the teachers and support staff. We are thriving in spite of the cuts and the low priority education seems to have in AZ. Parents are wonderful and very involved, kids are great - a very good school.

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April 13, 2010


This school is way to small, too many rich kid snobs, and the teachers go against the code of conduct.

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February 8, 2010


I think the staff in the front office are great, they are so friendly and very helpful. However the classes are way overcrowed and if your child is below the standard learning curve you better watch out because they are going to pass them bye. Its really sad. Also if you do have a child with an IEP watch out because this school does nothing to work with those kids. They say they are doing things to help that child but its obvious that they just don't have enough time to deal with kids with special needs. I think the teachers do care about the kids but some of them just seem a bit overwelmed with there class sizes. They really need to look at the class sizes and figure out a plan to reduce those class sizes so that our children have a real chance at a good education.

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November 5, 2009


I have two sons that attend Painted Sky and we love it. The teachers are fabulous and the leadership is remarkable. Parent participation is encourage and welcome. The only negative I have is the school food but isn't that a problem everywhere.

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October 8, 2009


In five years, my child did not have actually a good teacher. Try to talk to/ ask questions a teacher and they will be offended easily and ingnore you or get really bias with the child at the best. Front office staff is there, but just to gossip. They are good at one thing: asking for money.

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September 18, 2009


Teacher & Parent Support is the best I have ever seen. The community is always behind us too.

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September 18, 2009


This school has a lot of parent involvement and great teachers.

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September 16, 2009


My son was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. We were worried on how the school would handle. Prior to school starting, they set up an appointment with my sons teacher, the school nurse and a representative from the school health dept. They went over how well they are prepared to handle his needs and what is needed from us. It put our mind at ease and even more important, our sons.

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September 1, 2009


This is a great school .Teachers are wonderful and work so hard. I drive by on Sundays and the parking lot is full. I know how hard teachers work to impact student learnigng. Kinder teachers and first grade teachers are the best in in Tucson. They are so compassionate and caring towards children. They are real professionals. I love this school!

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August 9, 2008


I have two children at Painted Sky and have had nothing but positive experiences for the last three years. The teaching staff is outstanding, the front office is wonderful and very helpful, and the new principal is doing a wonderful job. Parent involvement is incredible. I am extremely happy with this school and cannot say enough good things about it.

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July 27, 2008


I was extremely disappointed with my sons experience at Painted Sky. He has special needs and the staff were very unprofessional and unqualified in my opinion to handle the issues that affected him. It was sad because the school is clean and in a nice neighborhood so I expected something better. We are trying another school this year, one that has better staff for children with special needs.

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