Ishikawa Elementary School8

Mesa, AZ | Maricopa County

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August 19, 2013


This school is an amazing place for children to learn and grow as individuals. The staff is incredible, the devotion they display is immeasurable. Shelly Heath is the phenomenal principal that leads the staff and children with love, positivity and energy! This is our 3rd year at this school, we do open enrollment & feel so very fortunate to be part of the Ishikawa family!!!!!!

Submitted by a parent

August 5, 2013


I currently have 1 child at Ishikawa school, my son attended this school and is now in High School. I think very highly about this school they have great teachers and wonderful principal that have always attended to my needs and request to help my children. I highly recommend this school the quality of education is outstanding.

Submitted by a parent

January 25, 2013


I have 3 children at Ishikawa and have had only positive to say. My boys had the opportunity to attend outdoor/science camp this year and it was a wonderful experience for them. My daughter thrives with her teacher. I love the use of technology in the classroom. They are learning so much. The staff, teachers, and principal are always helpful and have my child's best interest at heart. I have been a volunteer in the classroom since my boys started and have always felt welcome. The PTO does an excellent job with activities for the children.

Submitted by a parent

January 9, 2013


My sons teachers did/do not like their job. His teacher this year is very unhappy at the school and I feel like it shows in her classroom. The curriculum is constantly changing with each new piece of expensive and unnecessary equipment they get. For instance the principle has asked that they no longer do worksheets for the purpose of using computerized whiteboards the school purchased. This is a waste of the schools money in my opinion and they could have gotten better books for the classrooms. Instead they put more stress on the teacher to come up with ideas to teach an unestablished curriculum. The homework is a joke! I have to ask my son questions on subjects he should have learned in kindergarden. It takes 2 minutes... maybe. How do I know what he is learning based off of this? They also change how and what they teach based on scores from test that are made mandatory to see if they will pass state test. If the scores are not high enough they have to change what they are teaching regardless if the children are improving or not. The principle is all show for her expensive clients and is trying to maintain face at anyones expense. I will not be sending my kids back.

Submitted by a parent

April 15, 2011


Ishikawa is a wonderful school with supportive parents, dedicated teachers and a great principal. One of the best schools in AZ.

Submitted by a teacher

March 31, 2010


I have had 3 of my four children at Ishikawa. this is our 8th year at this school. It has been an awesome experience. All the teachers my kids have had at Ishikawa have been excellent! The teachers do such a great job at meeting each student at his or her needs which I know is difficult because of the varied learning levels. My kids have always felt happy and safe at this school! We love it! in fact, 3 years ago our family moved out of Ishikawa boundries but I continue to drive them the 5 miles everyday so they can stay at such an awesome school! sincerely, mrs. Epstein

Submitted by a parent

March 31, 2010


I currently have a 4th grader there and have had 2 other children who are now in High school and College. I have been VERY satisfied by the quality of education and Teachers that is provided by Ishikawa. This is a family oriented school and the staff are willing to help and listen. Happy kids make Happy parents. N. Johnson

Submitted by a parent

March 30, 2010


I am so glad that we moved to Ishikawa. It is an EXCEPTIONAL school. The teachers are caring, the principal is involved, the parents are resourceful and the community is supportive. My three children have thrived at Ishikawa. I love the use of technology in the classroom preparing the children for the future. I can't say enough good about Ishikawa Elementary.

Submitted by a parent

March 30, 2010


My husband and I moved from Gilbert to Mesa because we wanted our children to have a better education. We have not been disappointed in the quality of education that they have received from Ishikawa. The teachers push my children to excel while giving positive re-enforecment. My daughter is so excited about school that she has asked me to continue her education by enrolling her in a writing class for the summer. My son had the opportunity to attend an outdoor school (camp) as part the 5th grade science experience. It was an awesome learning experience. The PTO does a fantastic job of getting the community involved by planning fun events for the entire family.

Submitted by a parent

March 30, 2010


Currently all three of my children attend Ishikawa. I am VERY grateful for the incredible leadership at Ishikawa from the principal Mrs. Heath on down. I have never seen or been a part of such an organized and well-run school. The community support is tremendous! I feel my children are receiving a superior education and the teachers are able to establish these results while making the experience fun. My kids love to go to school at Ishikawa! Thanks to all who are involved with Ishikawa for blessing our community with you time and talents!!!

Submitted by a parent

March 30, 2010


I have two grandchildren in Ishikawa. I am delighted that they love school as much as they do!! My youngest (1st grader) is an avid reader and loves to tell me about what he learns. My 3rd grader is in ELP. He knows more than I do at my age!!! They are challenged, rewarded for hard work and taught that learning can be fun. Ishikawa is more than a great school. It is a learning community where children want to be, teachers want to be and grandparents love to be!!

March 30, 2010


We moved to Mesa when my daughter started second grade, I thought the school we moved from was great until I learned how wonderful Ishikawa is. There is such a strong feeling of family there. All the teachers have encouraged my children to strive for nothing but the best.

Submitted by a parent

March 29, 2010


Ishikawa Elementary has an amazing group of teachers and staff. Everyone's upbeat, positive attitude makes it a great place for my child to go to every day.

Submitted by a parent

March 29, 2010


I am fortunate enough to have my children attend Ishikawa. We are on an open enrollment (boundary exception) as we think it is an exemplary place of learning. The children are treated with respect and always encouraged to do their personal best. The principal, teachers and staff truly have my children's best interest in mind.

Submitted by a parent

March 29, 2010


The entire Ishikawa community is wonderful. They are led by an exemplary principal. The teaching staff is extremely dedicated, knowledgable and caring. This is the 3rd elementary school that my children have attended and we couldn't be happier. The teachers have been proactive and supportive in keeping my two children motivated and challenged

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