Hugh Lorch

Pima Butte8

Maricopa, AZ | Pinal County

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November 11, 2014


May daughter has attended Pima Butte for 3 years and we feel like it is a part of our family. Each of her teachers has pushed and challenged her and the teachers and administration have always been receptive to questions and concerns. Parent communication and involvement is a priority and the success of the student is the ultimate goal. We couldn't be happier and our daughter is thriving!

Submitted by a parent

May 1, 2014


My son's teacher is great! We've also had bus issues and voiced concerns to administration . Overall I feel great about my son's education there.

Submitted by a parent

April 8, 2014


My son has had problems with transportation (bus driver is horrible) and the principal. The principal acts like more of a private investigator than a principal. The only phone calls I get are negative feedback. My son earned two awards at school and I never got notification; no email or "invitation" to see the award being received. Other parents have the same issues. Word of advice - send your child to Kyrene... pay for the bussing if you have to.

Submitted by a parent

February 24, 2014


This school does not communicate with parents about problems with their child's educational needs and would rather hold the child back than talk with the parents about additional help and resolve educational issues. My child was having problems and I was not notified until the third quarter that he would be held back and by then it was to late even though the teacher had told me at that time it was happening all year! This happened after the discussion with the same teacher at the second quarter said he was doing fine and no major problems. If your child goes to this school talk to the teachers everyday and ask for weekly progress reports to back up what they tell you!!!

Submitted by a parent

March 5, 2012


Both of my kids have went to Pima Butte for two years now and they absolutely love it. Both of their teachers are very knowledgeable and are very good with the kids. I have been able to go on several field trips with my kids and the kids that go to school there are very well behaved. Pima Butte is a great school and I am so glad that my kids have had the chance to go to school there.

Submitted by a parent

February 28, 2012


My daughter has been at Pima Butte since grade 2. She loves her teachers and I think the parent involvement is great! It is such a great school with hard working teachers! Never a complaint about a single one!

Submitted by a parent

February 10, 2012


Apparently, this was once a wonderful school; unfortunately, the new principal, Mrs. Ledbetter, has been unable to foster the same positive environment as her predecessor. The only bright spot at this school is the front office staff, specifically, Jamie. Other than that, the teachers are uncommunicative and disrespectful to parents and students. My daughter frequently overheard teachers complaining about other children and how much they needed to get away from the kids. They seem unhappy, disgruntled, and overworked. The climate at the school does not foster parental involvement. You are expected to pull up and drop off, pull up and pick up. Our experience was so poor, I withdrew my child immediately. Overall, the teachers are bullies and the principal is incompetent. Stay away!

Submitted by a parent

October 20, 2011


Both our sons attend Pima Butte and absolutely love their teachers and school in general. They have many activities options outside of school (movie nights, fall festival, etc) and the curriculum is age-appropriate. Neither boy has a ton of homework, but seem challenged enough by what they get. The teachers are very involved and motivated. Great school!

Submitted by a parent

July 17, 2011


My daughter has gone to Pima Butte since we moved to Arizona. She began in the first grade, and is now entering fifth grade. She has had wonderful teachers every year, and is sad that she cannot continue to go to Pima Butte after this year. She has really enjoyed going there, but misses the old principal Mr. Montoya!

Submitted by a parent

June 8, 2011


My kids enjoyed going to Pima Butte but a few teachers should not be employed there at all. Every time I walked in to my child's classroom his teacher was not there. When she was there she was busy texting and did not bother to look up and acknowledge I was there. I had concerns and my child's teacher just brushed them off. Walking away disappointed.

Submitted by a teacher

April 18, 2010


I love the principal and the teachers at Pima Butte. I highly recommend this school. I hope the classrooms do not explode in the future though.

Submitted by a parent

April 11, 2010


My daughter has been going to Pima Butte since it opened. The last 3 years have been wonderful. The teachers are helpful and really care about the students. The Principal is amazing. He does things for the school that I've never seen anywhere else.

Submitted by a parent

September 12, 2009


My two children have gone to Pima Butte for three years~ although my eldest has moved on to Middle School. The Principal is the best I've seen!! He and the staff are very accessible and pay attention to the students. My children learn and look forward to going to school. I could not be happier!!

Submitted by a parent

September 11, 2009


This school was horrible, I had my child there and there was poor management and high ratio, The leadership was just not there

Submitted by a parent

January 11, 2008


The school and staff are great and very helpful. Not to mention that the PTO of the school has thrown great events that not only benefit the teachers and staff at the school but the children as well.

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