MADISON RICHARD SIMIS SCHOOL

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7302 N 10TH ST
PHOENIX, AZ 85020
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Phone: 602-664-7300
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 4th Grade
  • District: Madison Elementary District
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 162.5
  • Number Students: 975
  • Number Teachers: 38
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4396
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Joyce Flowers
  • 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 (112 ratings)
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    School Reviews (101 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-22
    "My daughter just finished her first year at Simis (2nd grade). She absolutely thrived. She is a fairly quiet, shy child and after a year at Simis, I've noticed that while she is still quiet and shy, she has so much confidence. She tested into 'gifted' and I've been very pleased to see what that curriculum entails. The principal and the assistant principal have both been very receptive when I've talked to them (and they reply to emails immediately). The school is officially an IB school. While I don't have a strong understanding of how that will impact the children, I do see it as a positive thing. Simis is a big school, and if you want to keep your child in a smaller environment, this may not be the best choice for you. I like that it's big - I've seen my daughter change in a positive way and I believe one reason she's changed is because of the size. She's not living in a bubble. She stands up for herself. She has so many different types of children to interact with and she's found a wonderful group of girls (and boys) that she feels comfortable with and who look out for one another. The families at Simis area very special."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-04
    "We have had children attending Simis since 2003 and have loved every year of it! The community and parent support is second to none. We are thrilled with the new I.B. curriculum as it really allows students to delve deeper into subjects and see how they inter-relate with other subjects (and the world)! The PTA is excellent and I truly believe you get out of Simis what you give so if you are stand-offish and un-involved you will not get the full experience. Everyone is very welcoming and I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-03
    "we went to the open house because my son is attending kindergarten in the fall and we were completely impressed by the school. The students seemed to be working on really interesting projects. The principal was very friendly and so were all of the teachers we spoke to. I was also really impressed that they even had an open house. It has been difficult to get a peak into schools that help me make a decision as to where to send my son, but this was very helpful."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-24
    "I am stunned at the cruel reviews by some parents and their ease with using social media to attack Dr. Flowers anonymously. I have had three children attend Madison Simis and they all have had impressive academic experiences. These same children now attend a charter school (ASA) and were well-prepared academically. Every school has teachers that are superstars and others that are simply competent. At Simis, there are more superstars than I've seen elsewhere. In addition, charter schools rely heavily on parents and the community providing additional financial resources (we're talking $1,800 per child per year), which public district schools such as Simis would be criticized if they did. The reality is that there is insufficient money from the Arizona Legislature funding all public schools, both charter and public district. As a result, all schools have class sizes that are too large. The impact of Simis' IB program on Simis' students can best be summed up with this quote: "If you want people to learn, you have to stimulate their curiosity, get them asking penetrating questions. Make them wonder." (Mel George). IB makes them wonder....it is magical."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-23
    "Both our son and daughter have gone here. The teachers are fabulous. The administration tough, but then again that is their job. Facilities always kept up well, even when it's a water play day, the right areas are ready for the kids to wreak havoc on the grass and mud. After 9 total years as a Simis parent, I wouldn't have chosen anywhere else."
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