GAVILAN PEAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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2701 W MEMORIAL DR
PHOENIX, AZ 85086
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Phone: 623-445-7400
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: Deer Valley Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 85
  • Number Students: 850
  • Number Teachers: 50
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4339
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Mr Chad Segersten
  • 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 (63 ratings)
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    School Reviews (46 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-17
    "This school was highly recommended to us as one of the best in Anthem. We had much higher expectations based on their rating and it was a huge disappointment. This school has way more cons than pros. People that send their children to Gavilan Peak obviously have never attended any another schools to compare it to and have no idea of the better options available to them."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-17
    "This school has continued to go downhill over the last few years. The campus is run down, dirty and lacks supervision from aides and teachers alike, unsuitable for the education, safety and supervision of the students. Theft is a problem in the classroom of students belongings as there are very few supplies and textbooks available and the teachers seemed overwhelmed by the class sizes. The troublemakers seem to run the show here."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-01
    "I went here for grade 5 and had the teacher tell me she could no longer help me with math, move me next to people who were bullying me and all they do if you have a problem is tell you to "fill out a form". I did and nothing was ever done to stop it. I'm glad I don't have to go back! Classes are crowded and kids actually twerked on their desks in Mandarin. No wonder the teacher quit!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-23
    "We were not happy with the 6th grade experience. One of the teachers is, the other two are not up to par. Normally involved parents become disconnected; the teachers want little or no parental involvement. One of the teachers does not handle herself in a professional manner. She humiliates and talks about students. Normally bright kids feel defeated and don't perform. She does not work with students or parents. Everything is done solely to improve state test scores. The male teacher is supposed to teach Science. That is a joke! He waits until the last weeks then does a quick lesson, with homework, 1 classwork & 1 test. This is not a fair practice! There is no opportunity to pull a grade up, if a student doesn't do well on 1 or the 3 criteria. The principal does nothing to correct the problem. He is ineffective. Even after parents talk to him, nothing changes. The Elementary Honor Society really changed this year after the old teacher left. There weren't any field trips scheduled for the group or any of the Sage classes. The kids really looked forward to the extra field trips. Hopefully these issues are resolved quickly!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-23
    "We attended 5th this yr. And this is by far the worse school we have ever been too. I would recommend the school. Do your research prior to sending. -lack of communication from this school to parents -that goes with the principle does not respond to parents. And never around at school -no text books for student must copy info in a notebook -screaming crossing guard/aide who screams all day at the kids. They are scared of her. They way she dresses is inappropriate for school grounds -kids not aloud to be on playground. 5th grade is only allowed on the basketball court that's it -the library aid yet again is screaming and whistling loudly. Wow. Seriously. I helped in my last school never had issue with kids. Do we need to scram at them. Maybe that what Gavilan code is. To scram all day long. How does that help. -PTA is horrible won't give money to teachers who ask. Even though they had money 20k from the yr before. The parents can pay for it not a PTA thing is their saying. Why would I give money to them? -no school spirit at this school. Back to school night staff was rude wow really gps -bullies in 5th now be 6th I could go on and on go to diamond canyon it's night and day."
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