VALLEY ACADEMY - REID TRADITIONAL SCHOOLS

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1520 W ROSE GARDEN LN
PHOENIX, AZ 85027
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Phone: 623-516-7747
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: Valley Academy Inc.
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 79.3
  • Number Students: 793
  • Number Teachers: 50
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 3196
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 30
  • Principal: Ms Victoria Wilber
  • 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 (146 ratings)
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    School Reviews (123 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-05-14
    "While searching for a good school to enroll my 3 year old in a preschool program, we found Valley. Did our research on it, read numerous reviews and we decided to enroll. First year of preschool went great. Great teacher, and great curriculum. 4 year preschool was a nightmare. Teacher was not capable or skilled for the position. Kindergarten was a living hell. Whether your kid needs extra attention in learning, or he/she is advanced in learning and obviously getting bored with material (our case) for them they are all the same, If your kid is on either end of the scale, this school is not for them. In our case, this "equality" led to problems with behavior, and we had to involve psychiatrist as well as professional advocate to help us with the school administration and their unwillingness to accommodate for different personalities and level of knowledge. Our advice is, do your homework on the school. Read reviews. First bad ones, then good one. While we were reading reviews, I remember reading very similar review to the one I am writing. I wish we were more careful in choosing this school. Today I have a very emotionally distressed 6 year old."
    Principal Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-14
    "Valley Academy is proud to be a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School! The United States Department of Education recognized Valley Academy as an Exemplary, High Performing School. What a great way to celebrate 20 years of excellence in education! We are a traditional school that focuses on providing an environment that is carefully crafted for academic success. We have received the highest possible rating from the state of Arizona every year and have been an Arizona Charter School of the Year. Our highest goal is academic excellence, particularly in the fundamental areas of reading, writing, spelling, speaking, mathematics, and science. We believe in a well-rounded education, and Art, Music, P.E., Spanish, and Computer classes enhance our advanced academic curriculum. We support our families in teaching discipline, respect, and personal responsibility. We believe in fostering genuine self-respect based upon individual achievement and appropriate competition. Our students learn citizenship through understanding our history, heritage, and government. We respect your role as a parent in guiding your child through his or her education. Parental involvement is a cornerstone of our school, which was founded by parents wanting a better education for their own children. Our parent volunteers are welcome on campus, and we are grateful that they bring their abilities and interests to enrich the school. Our students promote from 8th grade with a solid academic foundation for their future learning and have a history of success in advanced Honors, AP, and IB high school classes and beyond. I invite you to visit our website to learn more about our programs, and see how we can help your family meet your education goals."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-26
    "This is a traditional school, but I loved it. My kids started out with Mrs Trotter, in Kindergarten, and she was warm and engaging with my kids. To me, her personality should be the model for the entire school. She worked in all the course material in a clever and calm manner. Like all schools, it's not for everyone. It emphasizes order in the classroom, and some find that oppressive. I saw growth from my kids. As for the negative comments about the facility itself, in my experience, it's the people that make the difference. And when you remember the schools you loved, do you ever think about the size of the windows? When we left, it was because we wanted a Catholic school experience. But no complaints, and a lot of memories."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-07
    "Valley is wonderful and supportive environment where children can feel safe and learn in a traditional education setting. This school has exceeded my expectations. The involvement of the administration is also impressive."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-07
    "Valley Academy has the BEST parent volunteer system! The Valley Academy Parent Organization gets parents involved in EVERY event and thousands of dollars are raised from these parents volunteering their time. Love, LOve LOVE the ZERO TOLERANCE rule for bullies. The teachers are heavily involved ACADEMICALLY with each child. Communication with parents is open and notification with problems are quick. Valley Academically is AWEDOME! I AM Very Happy Parent!!!"
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