Hugh Lorch

Basha Elementary School8

Chandler, AZ | Maricopa County

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April 5, 2012


My grandson came from India with very poor English,but this school taught him real good English within a year.

Submitted by a parent

May 16, 2011


Basha has done a wonderful job! My son has thrived academically and is a very well rounded kid. He has attended 2nd and 3rd grades so far.. They seem to strike a nice balance with discipline and homework. He has had teachers who genuinely care. basha has provided and a good learning enviroment without stifling creativity and individuality. Keep up the good work!

Submitted by a parent

February 3, 2011


Once a great neighborhood school now Basha Elementary is very overcrowded. 28+ students per class in kindergarten,first, and fourth grade without teacher's aides. Many teachers are frustrated with the class sizes and lack of support from the school district. Also, if your child is below or above average your child would fall through the cracks at Basha

Submitted by a parent

October 18, 2010


Basha Elementary provides a wide range of classes and clubs to meet a variety of needs. From special education to the academically talented, Basha seeks to exceed customer satisfaction of the families they serve. The caliber of teachers and staff who work there are among the highest.

Submitted by a parent

October 12, 2010


Great Teachers and Staff!

Submitted by a parent

May 27, 2010


With all the budget cuts and issues school districts face state wide, it's hard to satisfy every parent's expectations. Basha Elementary is doing its best to ensure a well rounded school environment for all their students. My daughter loves Basha and has excelled academically and emotionally into a bright young tween thanks to the teachers and staff at Basha. For that, I am more than willing to commute 10 miles from another city to keep her at Basha!!! GO BOBCATS!!!

Submitted by a parent

April 15, 2010


My son is doing great with the help of the teachers at Basha Elementary. He's learned how to be responsible for the environment and how to be a good citizen. He loves to go to school because the he enjoys the people that make it great.

Submitted by a parent

April 15, 2010


The teachers keep the children focus and make the classroom fun.

Submitted by a parent

April 1, 2010


As a parent of a special needs child I also feel the school or staff act as the child has a behavior problem and not a learning disability. Sure the school has an outstanding program for the gifted students. But when it comes to the struggling child it is the parents problem to solve this situation. I had numerous meetings with teachers and special ed teachers which still had not improved the situation for my child. I moved from another out state which helped my chil reach their highest potential. I am very upset with this school of how they handle helping children with learning disabilities.

Submitted by a parent

March 12, 2010


I disagree totally with the comments made by parents who have less than exemplary things to say about the programs and services offered at Basha. Not only does the school provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, but there is a profound sense that they are child-centered. My children love this school! Administration, staff, and parents are friendly and helpful. I spend as much time as I can volunteering in the school and can only say that those who speak negatively about it must be those that do not have the same advantage. I have had many occasions to speak with the administration direclty and I have been met with warmth and compassion. You couldn't ask for anyone more accessible than Keith Falconer. If you're looking for a school community to call home, Basha is an excellent choice!!!

Submitted by a parent

February 24, 2010


If your child is a conforming normal student the school is ok.If your child has special needs he wont be understood.Everything your child does will be a behavior problem even if your doctor proved it was because of his or her condition.Theres no compasion at all for special need children and they are looked at as far as i can see as just a problem.

Submitted by a parent

February 8, 2010


As excited as I was going into this school, it has overall been a let down. I was willing to look over the run-down neighborhood and somewhat shoddy nature of the classes in return for (what I hoped was) a quality education. It has not turned out that way. While the school does execptionally well with children that are on the middle spectrum of development for each year, they are not doing well with those who are not. When asking for evaluation of my students' (both of them) skills, they were unable to provide them. With issues with my children's education they provided vague and somewhat nebulous statements, almost insinuating that my children not doing well was my own fault, and that I had no business asking them for assistance in identifying the issues. Sadly, I would have to say that this school is behind the curve on modern educational science.

Submitted by a parent

November 25, 2009


Basha is an excellent school, with great teachers, and an amaZing staff (Vivian is the best) that makes sure everything runs smoothly. The principal Keith Falconer, is a great inspiration to the kids, parents and staff! Go Bobcats!

Submitted by a parent

November 12, 2008


My kids love Basha! And our principal, Keith Falconer, is very involved at all school functions. He even allowed his hair to be sprayed PINK! by the class who won a contest at our annual ArtWalk. The teachers and staff are wonderful and there is a real sense of community and shared pride between faculty and our many, generous volunteers. The school makes all of us volunteers feel welcome.

Submitted by a parent

September 29, 2008


Basha is an ok school and its not perfect due to the principals lack of visibility at school functions.

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