My grandson has Aspergers. Phenix has bent over backwards to help him with his academics and his social well being. I have never seen a more compassionate and professional group of teachers and administration than those at Phenix. When my grandson started school at Phenix as a 5 year old he was hard to control he had absolutely no attention span and he did not mingle with his peer group. The teachers were very patient with Ethan he was finally diagnosed with Aspergers and the teachers and Administration came together to give Ethan the best possible learning experience possible. What a difference! With the help of his special aid and his wonderful teachers my grandson has improved 100%! He loves his school his teachers and his peers. The parents are wonderful too and I have never in my entire life as a parent and a former teacher seen a more compassionate group of children and parents. Phenix is now in trouble and could really use the $20 000. My grandson and granddaughter may not be able to go to Phenix this fall as they are being forced to cut the teachers to half and only allow kids that live in the direct area of Phenix to go to school there. This would be detrimental to my grandson. He is so excited everyday when I pick him up from school he talks nonstop about what he has learned that day. Please consider Phenix for the $20 000 award. These teachers deserve to stay in a school they love and that they have fought so hard to keep! Thank you!
About This School
Phenix Elementary Early Childhood Center is a public elementary school in West Des Moines. 168 students attend Phenix Elementary Early Childhood Center and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 55% of the 168 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Phenix Elementary Early Childhood Center is 11:1. Hillside Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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