Hugh Lorch

Audrey & Robert Ryan Elementary School10

Chandler, AZ | Maricopa County

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February 20, 2015


My children have thrived at Ryan elementary I love it! All my kids have had educational problems and Ryan has provided the staff and programs to help them excel. The front staff is amazing and helpful and I understand they are there to protect the children that is why they ask so many questions that lets me know they don't just let anyone in. The health office is wonderful and helpful and the teachers are great and so is the principal.

Submitted by a parent

January 12, 2015


Our son loves it here and, most importantly, he is getting a great education. He's in first grade and is reading at almost a 4th grade level. And his teachers have been great about making sure he stays challenged! His teachers have been easy to work with and quick to respond to resolve any issues. The school does the best they can with pickup/dropoff, it's just kind of an awkward place to have a rush of traffic at once. It does clear out pretty quickly though, just bring a little patience!

Submitted by a parent

July 22, 2014


I've had three total interactions with the office staff. Every time they have been rude condescending and snarky. Second day of school and I'm already fed up and moving my kids.

Submitted by a parent

April 17, 2014


I have four children and moved to the neighborhood very excited that Ryan was our "home" school. That didn't last very long. The principal has been there since the school was new and DOES NOT work with parents. If you have the slightest issue, they carry it to crazy extremes. My first grader (with autism) was given a gallon sized ziplock bag at the end of the school year full of the half-eaten pencils he had chewed up. I knew that he eats pencils, but the teacher seemed intent on proving a point. The same child was given a fast detention over a very minor playground incident. The following year, I moved him to another elementary school and had a wonderful experience! Ryan has some good teachers, but it's luck of the draw... and don't try to request one or they'll make quite sure that unless an older sibling had that teacher, you don't get them. New this year is the lady at the front desk that I affectionately think of as a "blonde pitbull" She makes sure that you feel unwelcome when you enter the office by grilling you with questions about your intentions when visiting the school. I removed all but one of my kiddos from Ryan. It takes easy-going kids to do well here.

Submitted by a parent

December 26, 2013


Chandler Unified School District abuses their SLPs, or did. This is all that I have to say.

September 19, 2013


Such a great school for my kids! Hard to get in and out of because of parent drop off (they do there best to address this issue), but tons of people drop the kids off instead of riding the bus. Seems like a few parents below may have some problem kids on there hands?:(

Submitted by a parent

August 20, 2013


We feel so luck to attend this school. The principal is outstanding and creates a positive and consistent school environment that allows all students the right to learn. The families are inclusive and involved and the teachers are gifted in so many ways. Keep up the good work Ryan Elementary

Submitted by a parent

August 19, 2013


As a prior post suggested, this is a terrible school. Couldn't agree more! Teachers and administration are extremely difficult to work with, children are not challenged whatsoever, no positive reinforcements, and even the slightest mishap by your child(ren)will be punished to the fullest extreme. They are completely unwilling to work with you and your children. Parents, do yourselves and your children a favor - drive down the street and you will find a school that offers an excellent education, outstanding staff, physical education, wonderful parent involvment, and a positive learning environment. My kids have learned to love school again and are succeeding beyond our expectations!

Submitted by a parent

July 8, 2012


My kids have been at Ryan for the past 5 years when we moved here from the east coast education system. We have been extremely happy with this school. My kids have NEVER had a bad teacher. All the teachers have been wonderful, easy to communicate with and very responsive to any problems or concerns. The front office staff is very friendly and helpful. My children have received an excellent education here.

Submitted by a parent

February 9, 2012


I read most of the comments published before, and I have to say I am surprise. I can't think of a perfect school, there are always going to be issues. I personally had one (indirectly) with another parent regarding the bullying, and as someone mentioned before, some parents abuse this great tool by blaming other kids for their kid's insecurities; but still having the bullying system in place is wonderful considering how nowadays kids get easily depressed. That the parent drop off-pick up structure is bad? It is great to have this school in the heart of the community and it takes no longer than 10 minutes to get in or out. Parents please don't act like spoiled children, I come from a third world country, things here are so easy and there are such beautiful buildings, that is sad that you don't appreciate this anymore and complain that easy. Ryan is a rank 10, very well deserve, my son is a perfect example of how good the school is, he has learn so much this past year and his first language is Spanish. Teachers are good, I don't know how the management people are, but they seem nice and in charge. I suggest parents should volunteer more as I do, in order to be more objective.

Submitted by a parent

December 23, 2011


I find it hard to believe that there are legitimate 5stars ratings for this school. Our experience and many others saw the poor attitude of the administration from the beginning. We did remove our children because of the poor leadership here! I believe those who say other have their head in the sand,don't care or are bamboozled by someone. This schools is terrible.

Submitted by a parent

December 7, 2011


Our entire experience at Ryan Elementary has been unsatisfactory. The principal & administrative staff are VERY diificult to work with or get clear consice answers from. I think a lot of times they just don't know what to say when asked about procedures or decision made within the school. The parking and traffic at drop off and pick up is HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!! This school is in the worst possible location.

Submitted by a parent

August 18, 2011


We've had a wonderful experience the past 3 years. Everyone is warm and friendly. The school does have a lot of students, but handles the situation well. There is great communciation from the administration and the PTO. We don't feel like there is an "order" if you will, because you have money/don't have money. Everyone is treated the same. Each year we have seen more and more parents getting involved. The school and administration handles issues very well (not that we have every had any, but have heard from others). Our kids love it, we love it and we would never go anywhere else.

Submitted by a parent

April 7, 2011


Ryan is an average school that is EXTREMELY over crowded. During my daughter's 1st grade year she had over 30 children in her reading group and there wasn't even enough desks for all the children. Come to find out my child wasn't in the correct reading group the first half of the year due to numbers and space:( Test scores are high, but my daughter wasn't growing academically (especially in math). State standards are taught, but nothing above and beyond!!! I am glad we made the choice to change schools. I really can't believe two schools in the same district can be so different academically. My daughter loves her new school and we have never looked back!!!

Submitted by a parent

March 30, 2011


I just want to share my experience of this school during the kinder year 2009-2010 of my daughter. The school looks nice and roomy because it is new. The traffic in and out to school in the morning was chaotic. The streets around that school were not built to handle many cars in the morning. In addtion, school allows only 20 minute window to drop off students, that makes parent in the position of rushing. If your kid take bus, it should not be a problem, but my daughter was afraid of taking the bus due to the big kids on the bus. My daughter did not learn much academically because the teacher spent too much time to handle the troubled kids (told by a parent who volunteered to help the teacher). I moved her to CTA school for the 1st grade even I have to drive longer and off traffic to my work. To me the reason the school is rated 10 because of the test scores. The school has the programs for the advanced students for 2nd grade and up. So it could be a good choice if your children go there at older age.

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