Legacy School opened in 2002 as a charter school for students in kindergarten through 8th grades. The school provides an alternative to public school focusing on core subjects as well as a performing arts program. The administration understands the importance of a quality education as well as providing students with other outlets including extra curricular activities, student clubs, and sports. Students can enjoy such activities as painting, drama, dance, chorus, film production, computer arts, yoga, physical education classes, track, martial arts, cheerleading, student council, yearbook, debate, and science & technology, above and beyond the regular schoolwork.
There are quite a few negative reviews regarding Legacy School, however there are also some very good reviews. From talking with parents and staff, the school went through a transition recently that may be bringing along some good chances. Even with the changes, some parents expressed the new principal is very strict and even rude at times to both parents and students. Other parents are happy with the change and hope the school begins to improve and they see less bullying and better teachers. One parent expressed concern over the ant poison on the playground, the school being dirty, non-working fire alarms, and no lock down process. This was before the new principle and things seem to be changing but it will take time to get the school back up to where it should be according to a few parents.
A look at the percentage of students that passed the AIMS series of tests even shows that the school is a bit behind. The percentage of 3rd graders that passed the exams was below the state average in reading, writing, and math. 4th graders did much better with percentages above average in reading, science, writing, and math. 5th graders were above average in reading and math, but below average in writing. 6th graders were above average in all courses while 7th graders were above average in reading, but quite a bit below average in writing and math by at least 25%. Eighth graders were below state average in all courses.
Before choosing to enroll your child in Legacy School, it would be best to learn if the internal issues have been worked through and that teachers are staying at the school. Talk with other parents and learn the concerns of teachers as well. The school may be doing very well however, below state average percentages is not good for a quality education.
7464 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85207