Hugh Lorch

Boulder Creek Elementary School8

Phoenix, AZ | Maricopa County

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September 17, 2013


We purchased a home in this district and i couldnt have been happier since it was rated 9. My daughter is in kindergarten so we were very excited to have this as her school. After her being in the school for almost 2 months, i have to say we couldnt be happier! the teachers and staff are so great and after only a couple weeks they all personally knew and loved my daughter. They are friendly and so full of knowledge, im amazed at how much my daughter has learned in such a short time. She is also in Speech therapy and the speech therapist is wonderful!!. The principal is so hands on and really shows how much she cares for everyone of her students. The only thing we've had a problem with are the buses, they have had quite a few break down, but thats not just the school thats more PV district. A++++ from this happy momma!

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July 13, 2012


We moved into the Boulder Creek district specifically for the school. I have always read and heard great things about the school and teachers. I have heard a handful of complaints but only from those that tend to complain about everything. The parent involvement is great from just being able to come into the school or volunteering when needed. The teachers know their job and always keep the kids on track. We plan on staying in the neighborhood at least until the kids are out of elementary school.

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May 11, 2012


My children have had to switch schools and one in 4th and the other in 6th . there is no diversity but a small percentage of bullying. i have seen inprove ment in there drive to learn more. so the best school i would sent my children there if i was sending my kids to a different school.

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August 10, 2011


The April 28, 2011 review really hits the nail on the head. I have two children who are about to attend their fourth years at Boulder Creek. There has been one teacher that we adored, one other unmistakeably dedicated teacher (who has moved on to another school), two who have no business dealing with children's learning (yet STILL teach there). The rest have been less than memorable. The principal has lied to us through trying circumstances, and at other times been completely unprofessional in other ways. The staff can be rude, but are competent. The only reason this school is continually 'excelling' is because of parental involvement. After three years, my wife and I agree, given the level of parental involvement, this school most likely does more harm than good. When we moved to this district we viewed the parent-teacher relationship with respect and significance and attempted to coax the relationship from this perspective. Now, since we will not be moving before our boys move on from Boulder Creek, our approach toward teachers will be one of reluctance, of avoiding them until they seemingly inevitably bring their petty gripes to our attention with no hope of reverse listening.

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July 25, 2011


My children have been attending Boulder Creek for 6 years. We have found the parent involvement excellent, most of the teachers are supportive and encourage the children to excell. I am happy that my children have had the opportunity to attend Boulder Creek

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July 17, 2011


Amazing and caring staff, drive out of PV school district to get my daughter here and it is so worth it!

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June 26, 2011


If you want your kid to struggle and get ignored at school this is the place for you. The administration is anti-parent. The help needed for a struggling child is below par. PV might have a good reputation..but not for here.

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April 28, 2011


My child has attended Boulder Creek since kindergarten. The teachers have been hit and miss. One year a wonderful, experienced, patient teacher who ignited the learning bug. The next a grumpy, rude, loud teacher who made my child want to cringe every morning while getting ready for school. The principal seems to be more concerned with the teachers than the students. He never attends any of the wonderful choral/band programs even when principals from other schools have come over for their children. He is rarely seen at other events that are not during school hours. I realize he is hired retired but if he has no interest maybe it is time to move on. Collecting two paychecks (salary and retirement) would seem to be enough motivation to participate. The office staff is extremely rude. One woman who lives in the neighborhood works in the office has been there for many years, she seems to hate her job. She is rude to everyone parents and children alike, they are treated like an inconvenience. It is commented on constantly but nothing ever changes. How sad that this is the first impression of the school. I guess this speaks volumes. No recommendation here, I am removing my child.

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August 10, 2009


We just moved into this school district from Peoria and I was worried that my honor student son would miss out. He continued to excel and made honor roll every semester with a great supportive teacher(Mrs. Hamsher). My daugher also started in kindergarten and came in knowing nothing as she was in a in home daycare.Her Teacher(Mrs. Tritscherler)was great! And my daughter is so confident.

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July 15, 2009


My daughter just finished her first year. I was impressed with the attention of the school. Her teacher kept me updated continually on her progress. The assignments were challenging and she always had quality hw assigned. The school is well organized from the front office to the classrooms. My daughter flourished. I feel so lucky that my kids will be attending this school.

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October 11, 2008


Im a Facilitator at the Chapel Rock course an I have to say that this was one of the best groups that came through. We worked with the sixth graders and had lots of fun.

August 18, 2008


I have a 4th grader -- 3 years attending this school and Love this school, and the admin office staff. As a parent I believe the teachers have great support from the admin and their principal

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May 20, 2008


I love this school. I have two kids that attend Boulder Creek. One is just finishing up Kindergarten and the other a wonderful year in Second Grade. Mrs. Plaza is the most wonderful teacher I have ever met. I feel so lucky that my son was able to get her. I can't imagine another teacher being able to match up to her. There are a couple teachers that Boulder Creek could do without, but I have not had to experience them on a personal basis, so I stay out of it. ;) Great school, Great principal, great front office staff, wonderful school nurse, and great teachers.

Submitted by a parent

November 14, 2007


Parent of a Child who is currently in Kindergarten. She loves her teacher and classmates. I'm happy where she is academically. She can can write her name and her friends (she could do her own in preK). She sounds out words and has started to spell. The parent teacher meeting was okay.

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September 15, 2006


This school has no parent involvement, as well as a principal who coul care less. The curriculim is very outdated as well as the teachers who are very un-invested.

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