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About This School

O'Connor Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mesa. 580 children attend O'Connor Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and American Indian/Alaskan Native. 10% of the O'Connor Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 54% of the 580 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at O'Connor Elementary School is 17:1. Bush Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Orchestra
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 52%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 4% 4%
Hispanic 33% 37%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Asian 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 48%
Limited English proficiency 10% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    The principle is very nice he really tries to communicate with parents when needed and is very helpful. There are a few really great teachers their. Their PE program is great and so is their kindergarten program. The computer lab teachers are awesome. The food is not very good nor very healthy we always packed our lunch. The school security measures could be improved. The staff for the kids with special needs isn't very good so I sent two of my children to other schools with better programs. I have seen some of the teachers yell at parents and children. The staff that works in the office except for the school nurse are very crabby to kids and parents.

  • (1 year ago)

    My 3 children attend this school and I am very pleased with the teachers. Just last week my son's teacher called me she noticed my son was having a hard time hearing I appreciated her concern and watchfulness over my son! After the phone call I had a conversation with my son we both agreed he will get a hearing exam done.

  • (2 years ago)

    i rated this school 5 stars my son went to this school k-4 and it was great i never had to worry about bullies the lunch ladies used to be amazing all the kids were well behaved and when i heard all of this i couldnt send them back... now they are in red mountain ranch elementary school its a great school

  • (3 years ago)

    Sister of a Student Doesn't handle special needs students well.They don't treat special need children with the right way. The staff is know to have yell at students and parents for unreasonable reasons. I worry for students attending this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    O'Connor has been a great school for my kids. My son has attended from K to currently 2nd grade. My daughter is attending a pre-k program on site four days a week. I experienced the end of the 'Dr. Green' era (former principal) and have personally talked with the new principal Ms. Braney. She was very sympathetic and involved in making sure my family and son were doing alright after the passing of our youngest son (1 year old). I get auto messages nearly every week from the school reminding me of an early release day or other important bit of info. I find the communication between the school and parents to be excellent but then again I'm one of those involved parents who pays attention to what my kid brings home. I've volunteered for two years in my son's classes and have always found the administrative staff to be welcoming.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child attends this school and I am very sad to report that in less than six (6) months this school has started to crumble. When my child had a problem with a teacher I as a parent could not talk to the teacher without the principle present. Never when dealing with a teacher have this ever hqppen before. I feel the concerns of my child is so far on the back burner. When the new school year start I willgive them 30 days or we will change school very quickly.

  • (5 years ago)

    There is a new principal at the school that doesn't listen to parents concerns or issues. There are aides that work in the lunchroom that are just outright mean to the kids. Several parents have went to the principal with these problems and they just don't get dealt with. My sons kindergarden teach is wonderful though and my son loves her. My child will not be attending this school next year.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am so glad that my daughter attends O'Connor. The staff and her teacher are AWESOME!

  • (6 years ago)

    I can't say enough good things about O'Connor and especially Dr. Green. She is the most involved principal around. I am amazed how she knows everyone's name and is active in all classes and around the campus. She is the reason this school is successful and the teachers are fantastic! My children have excelled academically and socially. When there was a concern with one of my children the teachers were concerened and helpful as well. Communication is also key the teachers have always been willing to meet with me or return my phone calls or even respond to the notes the kids give to them. Very impressed and thankful for such a great school!

  • (8 years ago)

    Mrs. Green the principal is very involved my children have enjoyed getting to know her. My children have found their teachers to be very kind and thoughtful toward them. I had a K & 2nd grader this last year. It took me a while to figure out the 2nd grade teachers communication with me. I felt threatened by her for most of the year till I realized she just doesn't think before she speaks and not to take her statements personally. I was frustrated with the 2nd grade teachers lack of flexibility toward my child choosing that the child shouldn't have a problem with things unless he had a problem himself. I should have been more firm about him getting what he needed I know Mrs. Green would've been more than willing to work with us. You can choose to be as involved as you want at this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I had a very positive experience with my child's kindergarten class. The teacher was caring yet structured and it was a great experience for my son.

  • (9 years ago)

    Love the teachers of course my child is only in Kindergarden but it has been a great experience for me and my child. Parent involvement is up to you.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child is enrolled in the preschool language program. His teach Pat Hornor is one of the best teachers I have had the honor of meeting. She is extremely dedicated. The speech pathologist assigned to the class is less dedicted. The school is located in a good area. The front office has always been helpful and courteous.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is very committed to its parents and students. The principal is fantastic! Rarely will you find a principal who is so involved in the daily activities such as classroom monitoring bus duty wiping tables in the cafeteria etc. Most of the teachers are pretty friendly as well. Most teachers encourage volunteering and parent involvement. I have two children who are currently attending this school. I feel very privileged to have such caring staff to teach and care for my children. Any time I have had a concern the teachers or staff were available and willing to help me fix the situation. Communication at this school is wonderful. I have always felt very comfortable here. In fact when we recently moved I asked for and received a boundary exception. I really feel that my children have the opportunity to reach their academic potential with the help of this school. This school does not just focus on the children who are struggling academically but they also work with students who are already above average to increase and maintain their academic success.

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