MANZANITA SCHOOL

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3000 E MANZANITA AVE
TUCSON, AZ 85718
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Phone: 520-209-7800
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Catalina Foothills Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 108.3
  • Number Students: 650
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 3637
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Colleen Nichols
  • 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 (19 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (17 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-08-17
    "My son was fortunate enough to attend this GREAT school-we bought our home specifically to be in this district, and it was definitely worth the effort. Manzanita was what an elementary school should be, safe, nurturing, great staff and amazing teachers. (except for one, who we chalk up to a life learning experience!!) This school offers the education and experiences one would expect from private school, in fact, we had planned on moving to private school in 5th grade, but after the first years at Manzanita, decided he was in the best possible school. Our son has now moved on, but we are still in awe of the entire experience we ALL had while he was at Manzanita; Science Camp, Civil War Re-enactment, staff and teachers who noticed and cared, not to mention preparing students for middle school and contacting the new staff/teachers re each child's strengths/needs. WOW! Your child will not get lost in the crowd here-We cannot say enough! Thank you Manzanita!"
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    Posted 2012-04-21
    "This is a mediocre school with poor leadership. Like any school, it is luck of the draw with teachers -- some are excellent, many just adequate, a few totally objectionable. Class sizes are too high (25-30) -- it is institutionalized learning at its worst. It is style without substance - the building is newish and the students nicely dressed which masks real underlying inadequacies. The curriculum is mundane and they try to engage the children through technology, which is no substitute for an excited and stimulating teacher. The third grade math class consisted of the children watching video game-style lessons in the classroom. There was very little human engagement. The lack of responsiveness of the Principal to real problems with faculty is unacceptable. After months of trying to work with our child's educational stewards, we learned that our child's borderline abusive teacher had a history of behavior that was suppressed by school administration. (That teacher is still there, despite years of complaints!) Horrendous experience. Look elsewhere and don't believe the hype."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-11-13
    "Our son just finished his years at Manzanita-we could not have been more pleased. An absolutely excellent school, better than most private. We too purchased our home to gaurantee eligbility. The teachers are amazing. The amount of work and effort they put into educating and nurturing in the kids was a constant source of amazement. Manzanita is a safe and happy school, the staff and kids feel like family-and they learn!!! As a parent-when I walked in the door they knew who I was and which child was mine-they also knew him, what he was like, what his strengths/weakness were-and looked out for him-as they did all students. They also did not let him get away with anything and reinforced the expectations we have of his behavior-This is most definitely the best elementary of any type in Tucson, probably the state-their scores speak for themselves, but the atmosphere and sense of belonging and being cared about are what make this school so special. Great education with happy kids."
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    Posted 2011-11-10
    "My son was enrolled here for his K year and overall I was pretty satisfied with the exception of a couple instances I had with his teacher telling me thru email whenever I asked for updates on my sons progress his teacher telling me he was doing great only to find out that wasn't the case. He recently started his 1st grade year and by the first month he came home quite a few times in tears because of his teacher telling him he wasnt ready for 2nd grade yet and making him feel stupid. My son is very smart but does need help from time to time which I think all 6 year olds do. They refuse to give him help in the classroom and then punish him for not finishing his work. I feel that my son s level of educational performance is being specifically identified and assessed as a weakness to the overall class. Moreover, rather than assisting in teaching and developing his skills, he is being overlooked and not well supported by the teacher. I have since pulled my child from this school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-09-23
    "My son got into Manzanita K this year. This is the first year that AZ state cut the budget and resulted in only 1/2-day kindergarten program that is free of charge. Anyone would like to have full-day program that is called Kindergarten Plus would have to pay $300-320 extra per month (excl. snack & lunch). We paid and were pleased. The ratio is 1:10 (20 students to 1 teacher and 1 all-time aid). So they get more individual attention. Regular-school teacher in my son's classroom is also nice, but with 23 kinders to 1 teacher (with 1-hr aid) , this program rely heavily on parent volunteer in class. 1-2 parents volunteer during 'learning centers' to help the kids in 8 different centers finish their work. Good thing is that I saw volunteer sign-up sheets pretty occupied. Of all works that sent home , I don't see any science project at all."
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