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Mary A Otondo Elementary School

16 reviews
2251 Otondo Drive
Yuma, AZ 85365
(928) 502-4352

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Awesome teachers, staff, and principal. Always willing to go the extra mile for the kids. Test scores are a little lower as we have a high number of ESL kids being this close to the border.
Posted by a parent on 4/26/2017
Disappointed after Mrs Pisani the Vice Principal left. Our daughters 2nd grade teacher had medical issues said our child had ADHD. Our pediatrician disagreed. My child was not the only one at least 60% of the class asked to be transferred to another class but principal said no because too many parents asked the same thing. Teacher was never let go regardless of her medical issues. They teach the test. My child needed help with reading but because she was able to memorize the practice tests her scores were average or high so no one saw her as being behind. We had to teach her on our own and get extra assistance. Not impressed by the fact that kids are limited to outdoor recess activities either.
Posted by a parent on 8/31/2015
Two of my daughters attend this school and I can't say enough how wonderful their education has been at Otondo. Both have had amazing teachers who clearly care about their students education. My 5th grade student exceeded on Galileo testing for the first time ever at this school and was therefore placed in an advanced math class at Castle Dome. We never could have imagined her succeeding in advanced math, but she has and still does; thanks to her fifth grade teacher at Otondo. My younger daughter has also had great experiences with both her Kinder and 1st grade teachers. I love this school and their caring attitude. They offer so much for the students out of school as well such as an educational family night, fall festivals and motivating assembly's with SPARKY from ASU. Our family LOVES this school!!
Posted by a parent on 8/3/2015
Absolutely hated it! The teacher told the first grade class to shut up daily! And while the class was at music and only the teacher was in the room, my daughter's backpack was thrown in the trash! My daughter came home crying cause her "teacher threw it away! " So I had a meeting with the principal. He assured me the teacher would never do that. (Then who threw it away) my daughter said the teacher said if anything is on the floor it goes in the trash. Really? How about I throw her purse away? That's ridiculous. The principal then said he took care of my concerns. BUT she told the class again to shut up. She also played highly inappropriate music "I'm sexy and I know it. " I had to get questions from my six year old about what sexy means! Needless to say I transferred her out of the school to desert mesa and have never been happier. Skip this school. Maybe with a new principal and first grade teacher it would be ok
Posted by a parent on 3/20/2015
I was very hesitant to switch my daughters to a different school. I am not at all impressed with Otondo. The first week of school I already had two issues with a teacher, I asked for my daughter to be switched to a different teacher, because my daughter was not comfortable with her teacher and started acting out. I was told no, by the principle. All year long I've had issues with Otondo as a whole. I never know when my children have a day off until the day before. Like no school Monday, were told on Friday.. Both my husband and I work. So the issues continue. My daughter is allergic to Cantaloupe and one day I got a frantic call from her teacher that she had accidently had it at lunch, it was mixed in with another fruit so my daughter didn't know. That ended in an ER trip, why would they serve mixed fruits and serve it to children who are allergic? Yes, my daughter is too young to understand what's in the fruit. My children will not be attending Otondo next year, and we cant wait to get them to another school!
Posted by a parent on 2/26/2014

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Yuma schools - Mary A Otondo Elementary School is located at 2251 Otondo Drive, Yuma AZ 85365. Mary A Otondo Elementary School is in the Yuma Elementary District. Mary A Otondo Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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