Queen Creek, AZ 85242
About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Eduprize School's test results to learn more about school performance.
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Eduprize School Reviews
I have formally worked for the principal at Queen Creek for many years and could not even imagine a better leader. She is beyond a principal. She is a saint. Overworked and underpaid, she strives each and every day to make a difference in the life of a child. Not only is EDUPRIZE a school of impeccable leaders it is a school of impeccable students. The children believe in their education. They understand the value of learning. This understanding is instilled by the incredible staff at EDUPRIZE.
School lacks in cultural sensitivity, racial slurs amongst children, with little to no action from administration or faculty. During cottage fair on 5/15/2013, student who gave presentation on General MacArthur continued to use the phrase "JAP" in referencing Japanese. Not a single individual from your staff admonished the child that such phraseology was unacceptable. It took one of the parents to finally say something to one of the teachers before it was dealt with. However, this is no surprise to me seeing that my child has on more than one occasion heard students refer to African American students and a teacher by the "N" word. Furthermore, I found it ironic that you would allow a student to dress as Adolph Hitler and present on such an individual, while another student sat within inches of him/her gave a presentation on Ann Frank. So if my memory serves me correctly, the school had reservations about letting the children watch a message delivered by President Obama 2009, but, you have no reservations about letting children portray an individual who murdered 3 million people of the Jewish faith. I see two issues here, either the administration and staff at this campus has no clue about what is and is not appropriate, or the administration and staff at this campus just don't care. Either way, there is a problem and it needs to be addressed soon. The school is getting a bad reputation among the many professional families moving here from other places. In summary, the cottage fair did not reflect well on the sophistication level of the parents or staff of the Queen Creek campus. There aren't to many places and schools in the US where you could go to a school event for 6th graders and manage to offend Jewish and Japanese Americans. Congrats EDUPRIZE Queen Creek, you can proudly say you're one of those places. I guess for an encore, you'll bring someone in to teach the children the joys of cross burnings.
Both of my children attend Eduprize. I have never been more proud of a group of people than I am of the Eduprize staff. They work hard, do not seem "overworked", actually listen when you make suggestions, enjoy communicating about projects and guiding parental volunteers and seem to be true leaders...not just someone the school hired that met the requirements.
My daughter is in 3rd grade and is mad at me because I did not start her at this school in Kindergarten. She is a late sleeper, so I enrolled her in the iClass PM TOPS curriculum. She attends school from 11-4 everyday and goes to school with lunch in her belly! Eduprize does not have a cafeteria or provide food. Parents send lunches...healthy lunches...it is a requirement that they be healthy. (Yes..they are teaching parents too!)
They take a 15 minute break at 2pm to eat a snack and play. She said she prefers the "focus time" at school and the "play time" after she gets home. The school also makes me get more involved. Honestly, I needed a little guidance on that side of things and they have always been there for me. I love to volunteer and really did not understand just how hard it is to teach 22 children at one time. If I compare the classroom to her last school, I can see that the teacher seems to have extra time on her hands...I think it has something to do with the 30+ parent volunteers per classroom that school insists on (of course only 1-2 are in a classroom at once). She can complete all her tasks because a volunteer may help reread with 5 slower students in the hallway, grade and file test papers, make copies, cut out art projects and hang them up, conduct speed reading and math quizzes one-on-one in the hallway. So does it work....well they have a A+ rating, I have never seen or heard a raised voice in the entire building, and the kids are happy and loving the use of IPads and the lastest technology to help them shake up the learning activities. Lots of educational games and ibooks to help in math, reading and spelling. The kids also say the Pledge of Alliance and read the Bill of Rights every morning. I would say...it's tough...efficient..and they learn twice as much! So yeah...it's working. And the bullying problem does not exist...too many adults around to make sure everyone stays in check!
They are extremely accommodating! How? My other child is 4 yrs old and I enrolled him in Pre-K. His hours are just slightly different that those of my daughters (by about 20 minutes). So a few parents suggested that an after-care be set up and BOOM- he is now on the same schedule and stays in the library or in the school yard with a group of children. Cost $50 for three months! I can handle that!
They also have the best school design I have ever seen. The parking and driving lanes are design around a procedure to have all students safely in and out within 15 minutes...and it works like a charm. The building is secure, the gates are NOT opened up for parents to just drop and go, but all children are to stay with the parents until the gate is open.
The last school I had my daughter in had 50-60 children unattended in the school yard for 30-45 minutes everyday! Yes...I know that is illegal and unsafe...yes,...I complained to the Principle....no...it has not changed at Copper Basin Elementary. They blame the parents- but the parents did not open the gate and leave it unattended! Most parents think that maybe the teacher just stepped inside to use the bathroom...but no...they are not staffing during that time...just opening the gate and allowing children as young as 6 years old to fend for themselves until a teacher arrives 30 minutes later. It will unfortunately take someone getting seriously hurt and the school getting sued before anyone listens.
Anyway, we are very happy with Eduprize and happy we made the change.
This school has been a refreshing change from the traditional District Schools. The Teachers are engaging and the parent support is phenomenal! I would highly recommend this school to any parent who is having trouble with their current school.