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About This School

Wildfire Elementary School is a public elementary school in Phoenix. 911 students go to Wildfire Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Wildfire Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 5% of the 911 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Wildfire Elementary School is 19:1. Desert Trails Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 69%
Hispanic 8% 23%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 29%
Limited English proficiency 2% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is amazing it has the most kindest teachers the nicest principal and everyone else is so so kind

  • (1 year ago)

    my school is amazing in so many ways from teaching staff to the playground I love it

  • (2 years ago)

    one of the best schools i've ever encountered. absolutely love the teachers and the principal is an amazing leader and motivator.

  • (3 years ago)

    Mrs.Bauer in Kindergarten along with Mrs. Zupke and Mrs. Clark in first grade and Mrs. Kennedy in 3rd grade are EXCEPTIONAL teachers! They go above and beyond to meet the needs of each and every student. We could not be happier! Thank you for being such an exceptional team of educators for our children. You are truly the very BEST!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Teachers are exceptional educators and people. Wildfire teachers teach from the heart they excell equally at identifying the strengths and areas for growth and work to meet the needs of all the children! I'm going with it all starts with good Leadership; we have a wonderful principal who is present and in touch with the kids teachers and families. From our janitor (BJ) to our teachers (too many to name) to our offrice staff (Carol and Terry) to our pricipal (Dr. Bales) we have the best! I feelincredibly lucky that I can send my children to school every day knowing they will be in a nurturing environment in all ways! Thank You Wildfire Staff we love you!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Incredible Core Knowledge program which sets this school apart and provides students with a well-rounded education. Strong and dedicated staff who provide leadership and guidance as well as awesome students!

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved to this school 3 years ago out of district to get a better education for our kids. The teachers and staff at Wildfire are the BEST they have gone above and beyond to help our kids have the best school experience they can have.

  • (4 years ago)

    After reading the other reviews I was very disappointed with my son's kindergarten experience. While the building is beautiful and there is spirit and activities he did not feel good about going to school. He did not have Mrs. Bailey whom I've heard many good things about and his teacher was not as strong. She was given 27 students (Kindergarten!!) with no aide. She relied heavily on parent volunteers to help teach. She was often flustered and seemed overwhelmed (who would't be?) I believe she did the best she could but my son who never really liked preschool slipped through the cracks and cried before school every morning. At the end the teacher advised us to hold him back. Instead I switched him to a charter school where his experience is the opposite (nurturing attentive rewarding and fun). His new school assured me he does not need to be held back.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is a student at Wildfire Elementary! He started Kindergarten in the middle of the school. My son Is a Type 1 diabetic and he also has Celiac Disease. Before I registered my son I went to meet the school nurse Mrs Street! I figured if my son was going to be attending this school I needed to be comfortable with the staff esp te nurse! Not only did Mrs. Street help choose which teacher would be best suited for my son she set up a daily communication plan with me and the teacher. She gave everyone on staff a photo of my son so if anyone thought he might need help with low blood sugar...she was called right away and he took priority! Ahh then there is Mrs. Bailey my son's teacher! She is just the most wonderful teacher! She can read my son like I read my son! She has such a unique relationship with each and every one of her kids! Then there is the front office and the aids who greet my son by name every time they see him coming! It is scary for any parent to drop their children off everyday at school and trust that they are getting the best care and education possible. We have truely been blessed with Dominic's first year in school!

  • (4 years ago)

    We are new to wildfire and we love it . My son is in kindegarten and is excelling.The staff has made us feel like family .

  • (4 years ago)

    Wildfire is an excellent school! From the teachers to the curriculum our school sets the standard. Go Firebirds!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My child can't wait to go to school every day because Wildfire makes learning fun! My daughter is only in 3rd grade and by now she has dissected a cow's eyeball spent an overnight at Lake Pleasant learning about the wildlife there and will soon travel to Kartchner caverns. There is also an Art Masterpiece program whereby the students get to learn about great works of art and the string orchestra program where the students learn to play the violin viola etc. The school also encourages heavy parent involvement with a volunteer parent in the classroom every day. I am pleased to donate my time in the classroom and to be an Art Masterpiece presenter. The school also offers band computers and Spanish classes. The core knowledge curriculum is second to none and the teachers are out of this world! They have the children doing hands-on experiments and projects to help them learn and retain their knowledge. The children also do presentations for the parents of their projects further helping them gain confidence in public speaking. My daughter will also soon be in the 3rd grade play about life in ancient Rome. Perhaps the best part of this school is the 'Make Your Day Count' program whereby students must take responsibility for their actions / behavior. The students are encouraged to participate in 'responsible telling' and to discuss their conduct on the playground and in the classroom. They 'take points' for poor behavior and progress on 'step' levels if the behavior is particularly bad which in turn progresses the level of discipline. I cannot be more thrilled with the principal Dr. Troy Bales or the teachers we have had the absolute joy to have Susan Yannitelli and Kathy Getman as well as retired teacher Mrs. Wayne.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is great the teachers are great the principal is outstanding. I have 2 kids and one of them has special need. It has been a positive experience and my son loves school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wonderful staff lead by an excellent principal. My kids feel welcome and enjoy going to school every day. They are challenged which holds their interest in the curriculum.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because the children seem to be very happy there and their school work shows it.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm both a parent and a teacher. I love Wildfire for my own kids My children love the rich Core Knowledge curriculum. They are excited to learn and share what they are learning about in school. All of our neighbors' kids love to join in on the conversations about the continents and what they have learned in school too! I'm blessed that it is our home school. I'm double blessed to be a teacher at Wildfire. I love the staff I work with along with the great kids and their wonderful families. My students make it fun for me to come to school every day! The best thing about Wildfire is the kids both my own and my students...they make everything worthwhile.

  • (4 years ago)

    Wildfire Elementary is an outstanding school. The staff is dedicated the parents are involved and the curriculum is excellent! It is great to be a part of the Wildfire family!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am both a teacher and a parent at Wildfire and have loved every minute here. My daughter has had excellent teachers. The parents are wonderful and supportive. Dr. Bales is great. Core knowledge is just awesome. I am very blessed to be here!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is our 4th year there and we've had such wonderful interactions with the staff from the principal office duty aides and teaching staff... the communication between teachers parents and students is fantastic and fosters an open dialogue at all times. There are many things about our school that I am grateful for. For example we're lucky to have an AR reading program that encourages children to do their best and get recognized at every reading level. Our Art Rembrandts program is volunter-led and encourages children to learn to love the history of art thru both a learning and hands-on approach. The spirit of that program is echoed in the art pieces that adorn our halls both those of the great classic artists of centuries past as well as the bright young artists in our classrooms. Even amid the tough education budget cuts that have faced our state and districts in the last couple years our PTO has strived to give our students the best that can be offered in a positive upbeat learning environment. We have a strong parent volunteer effort in the classrooms because we feel so proud to be part of such a wonderful school. It's hard to believe that our school is only 4 years old.. it has impressed me from day 1 on and I am looking forward to seeing our school continue to flourish in the years to come!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is our 2nd year at Wildfire after having moved to Phoenix from Canada. We were nervous about the differences in the education system between the two countries at first but Wildfire has definately exceeded my expectations in so many different ways. The parent involvement at this school is excellent and the whole staff is amazing!

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