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420 Best Public Elementary Schools in Arizona
- Tucson Unified School District, AZ
- PK, K-8
Parent: This school is fantastic! It's a TUSD neighborhood school, but it's also a "Parent's Choice" school so you can enter a lottery to have your out-of-district child placed here.
Teachers here are SO caring. There is a large group at this school with hearing impairments, so sign language is used throughout the school. This means everyone learns sign language! It also means they are trained to deal with "differences" in the students. They understand different behavior and don't make kids feel like they are doing something wrong when they need to do something else to be able to pay attention.
Parents are very involved at this school, in fact a large number work at the nearby University of Arizona, so there is an emphasis on the importance of education.
Classes are organized by 3-year cohorts: K,1,2 are together, 3,4,5 are together: nice for consistency and expectations. The middle schoolers 6-8 are organized into 4 groups like Hogwarts - there's even a sorting ceremony on the first day.
- 312 Students
- 12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Roanoke Catholic School
- Private School
- Roanoke, VA
- PK, K-12
Senior: Roanoke Catholic is a school that teaches students belong the classroom and prepares them for either college. In the past years, 100 percent of Catholic seniors have attended college and this year the seniors have received over 2.5 million in scholarships. I started Roanoke Catholic two years ago and it was a big change coming from public school. In public schools you could slide by without doing your homework, but at Roanoke Catholic all work is required and graded as a test grade. Roanoke Catholic does not let you fall through the cracks. I also must say the food is outstanding!!
One thing I really did not like were the uniforms. In public school you basically wore what you want, but not in private school. My first year the gentlemen had to wear a shirt and tie during the winter and in the summer a polo shirt with the school’s logo and khaki pants or shorts. This year they changed the dress code to where gentlemen could wear the polo shirt and khaki pants all year around.
- 483 Students
- 11:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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