There are great schools in Peoria, Arizona. Some of the best public schools in Arizona are in Peoria; this is one of the reasons we moved here. Let's face it, as parents we pick where we are going to live by the school districts. You may not be able to choose where your work is located, but you can pick what school district your child attends. Then, within that district, what is the best school that your child can attend? Some of the questions you may be asking:
How does the school rank academically compared to other schools in the district?
How many of the students successfully move up to the next grade level?
What is the student to teacher ratio?
What are the average state scores on state tests?
What are the teachers saying about the district and the principle?
What are the crime statistics in the area of the school?
These were all questions I was asking when I was looking for a great school in Peoria, Arizona. I searched the internet and found a variety of different sites that evaluate schools and let parents share their stories about the school. This was a big help, but I wasn't done. I talked to neighbors, friends, family, and pretty much anyone that would talk to me and asked "Are you happy with your child's school?"
The great schools that made my final lists were: Zuni Hills Elementary, Parkridge Elementary, Lake Pleasant Elementary, and Vistancia Elementary. I am not saying that these were the only great schools, but these made my short list for the area we were looking to move to. These great schools were either Excelling or Highly Performing schools as graded by state standards. Of course, that only carries so much weight. I still needed to know that there was good communication with the staff to the parents, good support from the district, and a great community supporting the school. I was able to find Vistancia, a community in North Peoria, Arizona. We have two great elementary schools, both on the list and ranked highly! If you are interested in more information about these schools or the community please call Robert and Julia Miller, Friedman Realty Associates. We can assist you in finding out more about both!