FINLEY FARMS ELEMENTARY

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375 S COLUMBUS DR
GILBERT, AZ 85296
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Phone: 480-507-1624
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Gilbert Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 121.4
  • Number Students: 850
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4123
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr John Maas
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (65 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (49 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-04-12
    "When it was time for our son to enter Kindergarten we toured every school near us but it was Mr. Maas who sold us on FFE. He took time out of his busy day to ease all of our concerns and ensure we felt important to their school before we were even parents of a student there. When our son joined their kindergarten class he had trouble adjusting and did not do well. We were scared he would be kicked out since he didn't fit into their well oiled A rated machine but Mr. Maas stepped in, not to punish but to help. He personally met with our son on a regular basis to encourage him and worked with us and his teacher to get a individual plan in place to help him. Here time with the principal is a reward kids work hard to earn. In 1st grade things got worse with our son and we felt lost. We didn't know how to help him but their amazing staff stepped in and with the help of his amazing teacher Mrs. Lehman, their psychologist and special ed staff we were able to diagnosis his autism and now he's on a great path to success with accommodations and help from their team. The whole staff is wonderful and seem to know every parent. It's a great environment for students and parents."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-12
    "Finley Farms Elementary is a very warm and welcoming environment. it is an excellent school and all faculty and staff work together as a team and follow the directives set forth by the principal, Mr. Maas. In response to the previous comment, they DO have recess. And even on rainy days or high heat advisory days, the students are their top concern and the kids stay inside to watch movies or play games, but they still have a break from their classroom studies. Our student has been here since Kindergarten and we have loved all of her teachers and with the curriculum, we feel she will be well prepared to move on in her educational career."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-26
    "This will be my daughter's 3rd year at Finley farms at first I was on the fence about the teaching and how the school runs but its growing on me. I have other stories on other schools and im glad my daughter is here. I dont like that there is no recess and they have alot of homework and reading. My daughter is smart and I am greatfull but sometimes I feel like she needs a break to be a kid."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-13
    "I am continuously amazed by this school. The principal is very involved in daily happenings and makes efforts to get to know each student. The teachers partner with parents to ensure the success of the class. The students are friendly and well rounded. When incidents do arise, they are handled swiftly and professionally. Selecting this school has been one of the best decisions I have ever made for my children."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-08-20
    "Both me and my younger sibling attended Finley Farms (I had previously attended Islands Elementary, an experience I do not miss). I'm a college student now, but I remember the school with a general fondness and felt that they deserve a review. There are several factors that remain ingrained in my mind. 1) Excellent principal. My parents may not have gotten good feedback from several of my teachers, but always managed to get what they needed by directly approaching the principal. 2) I had some incidents with a 6th grade teacher due to favoritism, and my brother had several issues with kindergarten, 4th and 6th grade teachers. But in retrospect, we realize that most of our teachers had our best interests in heart and tried their best with us. I know if not for the persistence of a few, I would not have become the student I am today. 3) Strong extracurricular involvement of students, and esspecially EXCELLENT band program. Seriously, see if you can find anything on youtube."
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