What area of Scottsdale have the best public schools? Looking at relocating from the Boston area.

Asked by Kcmillis, Scottsdale, AZ Fri Feb 11, 2011

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Nicole, Home Owner, Scottsdale, AZ
Thu May 19, 2011
Hi! My children attend Sandpiper Elementary, located at 6724 E. Hearn Rd., Scottsdale, 85254. It is an amazing school on its own AND ... it is starting a Spanish Immersion program for the 2011-2012 school year! You can find out more about the school on their website http://cmweb.pvschools.net/spesweb/ or at GreatSchools.org. Good luck!!
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Brian Gubern…, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Tue Mar 29, 2011
Hi Kcmillis,

Both Laura Myers and Barb Woyaks postings are accurate and correct, I hope you have found the answers you are looking for in this column. Please feel free to contact our group, Homehelper Consultants, for information about helping you relocate in the Scottsdale area. Our offices are based in Scottsdale and we would love to help you and your family transition to an area in which we are most familiar with.

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Kcmillis, Home Buyer, Scottsdale, AZ
Fri Mar 25, 2011
my kids are in elementary school. Someone mentioned that Pueblo elementary school has spanish immersion so we may look into that as well as desert willow.
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Laura Myers…, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Fri Mar 25, 2011
Hi Kcmillis
Since you want elementary and spanish immersion also check out Rancho Solano Private located near Horizon High School. My kids are older but my friend have had rave reviews from this school and Spanish is part of the curriculum as well. Again, greatschools.org will give you report cards but I didn't see Rancho Solano on a quick search through it and don't want to have you miss this research as well.

Try this link to the school direct..
http://www.ranchosolano.com/podium/default.aspx?t=136335

All my best
Laura
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Barbara Woyak, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Tue Mar 1, 2011
We moved here from the Boston area 20 years ago. My children have attended public, private and charter schools in the Scottsdale area. "Best schools" means different things to different people. What ages are your children? What are their interests? Any special needs? If high school, are you looking at AP and/or IB programs? greatschools.com is a good place to start. Once you have identified schools you can go to their individual websites to get more detail information on programs, test scores, college admissions, etc
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Todd Hall, Agent, Gilbert, AZ
Wed Feb 23, 2011
Kcmillis,

I routinely put together school ratings comparisons for my clients based upon the factors that are specifically important to them. When I moved to the Valley almost 10 years ago, schools were THE factor on our list of priorities. If you'd like, I'd be happy to compile a list based on test scores, % of teachers with advance degrees, student/teacher ratio, and whatever other criteria you specify. Just let me know.

Thanks,

Todd
(602) 492-1565
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Sigrid Egan, , Phoenix, AZ
Sat Feb 19, 2011
Hello to Boston!
Pueblo Elementary School in Scottsdale has the Spanish language immersion program and a great rating. Phone # is 480 484 3100
check it out under
http://www.greatschools.org/school/parentReviews.page?id=112…

I remember you asked for public schools, but there are also a few private schools, one of which is
International School of Arizona with immersion of French and Spanish for pre-schoolers and elementary level.

If you need further help with that and possible housing when the time comes, feel free to contact me.
segan@hsmove. com
HomeSmart International Realty, Phoenix, AZ.
Web Reference:  http://www.homesmartintl.com
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Sigrid Egan, , Phoenix, AZ
Thu Feb 17, 2011
Hi Kcmillis,
I am going to do a little research on the Scottsdale Elementary School with an emphasis on Spanish. Unfortunately, we, here in Arizona, are still not teaching Spanish as a mandatory foreign language, even in the higher education system. I am a German native. We have to have English at the age of 10 when going to high school and French 3 years later, no choice! At least, being practically in Mexico, when you live in Arizona, one should think that would be a normal.
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Amy Crosslin, , Phoenix, AZ
Tue Feb 15, 2011
Anna is correct, http://www.greatschools.org/ is the best resource for researching school systems nationwide. Particularly in the Scottsdale area, Pueblo Elementary School, located at 6320 N. 82nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, has a very good reputation and offers a fantastic Spanish Immersion Program.

Hope this information was helpful. If I can be of any more assistance regarding the relocation process, you can contact me at (602) 386-8275.

Amy Crosslin
AZ Hottest Homes
http://www.AZHottestHomes.com
amy@AZHottestHomes.com
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Tue Feb 15, 2011
ISD great resource where you can compare the schools.

Much is also governed by the amount of lender approval purchase a home then focus your search in those areas

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Kcmillis, Home Buyer, Scottsdale, AZ
Tue Feb 15, 2011
Elementary school. Kids are in 4th and 2nd grades. Both are in Spanish immersion here in Boston. Only school I found so far with this program is Desert Willow.
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Sigrid Egan, , Phoenix, AZ
Mon Feb 14, 2011
Which school level are looking for? Elementary, Grade, Highschool, College....
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Fri Feb 11, 2011
See link for possible helpful information...
http://www.greatschools.org/
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