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Gilbert, AZ
Students enrolled: 925
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4333 South Deanza Blvd.
Gilbert, AZ 85297

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(480) 279-6900
(480) 279-6905
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August 14, 2014
My son is in his 3rd year at Coronado and we love it there! He has had wonderfully caring and passionate teachers who have taught him to love learning. The staff has always been helpful and supportive and have always answered questions and concerns for us. The school has a great sense of community and school spirit, my son always loves when we attend school events and always has a blast! Keep up the great work Coronado! Go Coyotes!!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
It's an ok school. Very active pto board. Did have a very lazy teacher last year that had very horrible communication skills and wouldn't every give me info unless I made a point to make a meeting time. I would say she's not a fit teacher mentally. This new year so far one of my kids ended up with another teacher like that and it's driving me insane! My oldest child so far has a fabulous teacher. I just do not like the fact that they are willing to hold third graders back this year if they don't pass the spring testing. Very dumb if you ask me. How many times do people have to hear that not all kids test the same.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
I had my child signed up for half day kindergarten it is one of the last schools in the area to offer it. We went to meet the teacher (cutting our vacation short in order to make it) the following afternoon just two days before school starts they called me up saying they let go the half day teacher. They should have done this at least before meet the teacher night so we could actually meet the right teacher.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
I have 3 children in Coronado. Kinder, 4th and 6th. One who is hyperactive, one learning disabled and one over achiever. The administration does an excellent job of seeing the teachers are trained properly to deal with each students need. My kids have shown growth and success at Coronado. I had a bullying issue with one child and it was immediately dealt with by staff. There have been no issues since. Good test score and teachers that do a lot of teaching toward kinesthetic learners. I do have to say there are too many overly vocal parents at the school. Good neighborhood with a lot of stay at home parents that get involved where they should not. Many have minor issues that they will constantly turn into huge complaints. Most of the complaints are heard at the school and at the board meetings. When their way is not given to them, they leave and trash the school. Most of the neighborhood and parents are very happy with the school and administration. I myself would not have my kids go anywhere else. Very happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
My children have gone to Coronado for 3 years and we have had nothing but positive results. They have shown growth and are respectful, responsible children because of the teaching staff and administration.No school or district will ever be perfect when our kids are involved.However,shame on the parents that decided to put in negative reviews because of personal vendettas.CPS should be called if a teacher fears for a student,good for them for being diligent in their student s wellbeing.I have friends who met while teaching at the same school and married. Why complain about adults having adult lives?AIMS tests being retaken is just a silly thing to print.AIMS is state regulated and mandated. If your statement was valid the school would have under gone some major investigating and many people would have been let go.AIMS tests are allowed to be made up if a student missed testing for any reason.Most parents in the community are pleased with the administration.She is respected as someone who is truthful.People that don t enjoy hearing the facts will be unhappy.People that are raising their children to be productive members of society will do well in this environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2013
Principal has NO leadership skills. Teachers DO NOT respect her or listen to her! The Security in this place is a JOKE!!! Have called or gone into front office more than you would like to know to inform them that there are unlocked doors and wide open gates for any psycho to walk right on in. I have sent family members in from out of town to pick up my children and the front office staff that know me let my children go with out checking identification!!! NO questions asked.....they let my children go with them and these people were NOT on my list of people that were permitted to check my children out!!! The teachers let kids re-take tests to benefit them.....including AIMS!!! Horribly ran school! we are outta here!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2012
this is an avreage school. I have been attending this scholl for 3 years. i am now a 8th grader and i think this school could do better. the middle school kids are around the k-6 kids and therre is alotof kids the 8th grade lost one of there teacers becuase of the lack of students. there are middle schools are being built so this wont be a problem. great teachers and staff but it takes time cuase new people have a harder time in the front office becuase there new. THERE IS ALOT OF MORMAN RELIGOUS KIDS AND FAMILYS at this school, there really nice though. But the pricapal is not the best I dont like her to say but some people do. I am head of student council and she is always telling us what we can nd cant do so we wast our time trying to hav fun at he school.But the asst. pricapal is awsome she deals with all the problems. But this is a hatelove relation ship kind of school Ps. also the 8th grade teachers are amazing!! La- is so fun Math- is interactive and fun to be in scence- is awsome becuase you work on your pace if your slow or fast ++ the school just got Ipads for 8th grade math and science programs and as well as the 7th grade math programs So this a modern school 2012-3

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2012
Horrible school!!! My son was physically bullied and the teacher refused to do anything because it didn't happen INSIDE the classroom. My daughter was sexually harrassed by another student and the v.principle didn't inform us. In fact, she denied my daughter telling her. We called the district 4 times and we were told they would call us and never did. One person told us we had to write a form online before anyone would call us. No one took the situation seriously. On top of all this, my daughter has ADD and the teachers took her behavior and learning skills personally despite how much we tried working with them. It has been the worst school my kids have ever gone to and from the sound of many parents I spoken to, many of us are not happy with the staff despite the few that write in to say they love it.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2012
My three kids have attended Coronado for 8 years. Some of the things I like about the school are quality teachers, warm and friendly enviornment and I know my kids feel safe cared for.I love Parent View and use it weekly to check grades. My kids have been involved in tutoring,after school sports, and enrichments classes such as dance and chess. Any issues I might have had have been handled in a professional,courteous and timely manner. I am proud of Coronado and would recomend it to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2012
We are new to the area and enrolled our kids at Coronado. We met with the Principal on our first day, we loved her! Our kids are being taught well and are doing great on taking tests. The middle school teachers are experienced and have great classroom management . The office staff is very friendly and have helped us tremendously. Our kids have been welcomed and made many new friends. The school has a great program called Rachel's Challenge, which is an anti- bullying club. We love the K-8 model! The older grades buddy with the younger grades for learning and spirit activities. I love that my middle schoolers are not in a junior high were they would be subject to the same kind of issues as a high school. I absolutely LOVE this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2012
Worst school ever. The principal without doubt should not be in her position governing over anyone. The teachers are horrible. They allow students to retake tests over and over until they pass rather than teach them the material the first time. Young teaching staff that can not control the older grades. No one there knows how to talk to parents...again, lack of experience. There is a predominant religion in this school so check into that BEFORE sending your children there. No homework....no supervision for new students. The staff allows new students to be bullied..we have this on record more than once. Blame will be placed on your child when the school is at fault. Moved from Gilbert schools to Higley schools of course we had no idea these were Higley schools and should have done our research so hoping to help others by our experience. K-8 should not be one school, for goodness sakes, Jr. High students should not be mixed with younger, more immature students as they will not grow and develope in an environment that is directed towards little ones. Bad leadership if you nly knew how they used the tax credits parents make to that school. Bad staff, worse principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2011
If your child is a good student & understands everything. This will be a geat school. If you have any children with disabilities there is no progress in their system. The priniciple is not a fan of special needs students & chooses to ignore them & pretend they are not there. Since she has been principle they have lost a great deal of good teachers. She doesn't support her staff & is in the business for her gain & numbers.. The district also is terrible & no longer has the "No Kid Left Behind attitude. let's see how many kids we can shove intoa classrm & how many tachers we can fire..

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2011
My daughter is preparing to enter first grade at Coronado Elementary. Last year her kindergarten class was superb with Mrs. Cain. My daughters growth both academically and socially blossomed. We can not say enough about how amazing Mrs. Cain was for our daughter, she has been a joy to work with. Our interactions with the staff have always been friendly and imbued with respect. Mrs. Lisa, the school nurse has been exceptionally helpful and understanding. The front office staff knows the children by name and often will offer words of encouragement or a hug. In our experiences, the staff at Coronado make your child feel welcome and a part of a family. Academically, the course work has been well paced and appropriate. The students are challenged (even on the high end of the spectrum) and the materials studied are relevant and of interest to the children. We are very happy with this school and would eagerly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2010
I am actually a student at Coronado Elementary, and as hard as it is, I love it! It constantly gives me something to work on, and something to help me improve. The teachers and staff there will always have your back, and are there to support you when needed. The extra-curricular activities are fun and uplifting, and in my opinion help me become a better student and person. I've been there since kindergarden, and am in my 8th grade year. I am so happy that I've had the privilage to be there all my life! :>)

- submitted by a community member
September 28, 2010
My daughter who is in 8th grade this year loves this school. The kids here are much nicer and more respectful, we recently switched from another school in the district and we love this school. She is chalenged daily by caring and supportive teachers. I hope it will be just as great for my two youngest as well.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2010
My son goes to kindergarten in Coronado last year and he had an excellent teacher, Mrs. Cain. She is an awesome teacher, very traditional but yet caring. I will recommend this school to any parents. Can't wait to another new school year as my son will be a first grader... very excited. Excellent teachers!

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2010
I recently completed about 60 observation hours in the middle school and switched my 7th grader over to Coronado due to severe problems at a neighboring middle school in the same district, my only regret was that I did not do it sooner. The middle school teachers are excellent, I spent countless hours engaged in planning mtgs, talking with the kids and observing what is being taught. These teachers care about the students and now all of my children are attending here for the next year. Every school has it's issues, but overall, I admire the dedication and the instruction given on the middle school level.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2010
High Quality School with good teachers. Big but has the small feel. Great Teachers too.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2010
My three children are very happy at Coronado. Homework is relevant, and not excessive. The teachers are fabulous for the most part. Administration tries hard to deal with issues.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2010
To the parent who said that their children were never taught cursive, I taught 3rd grade at Coronado for nearly a decade, and cursive was always taught by every 3rd grade teacher every year since I've been there. So, I'm not sure if your children didn't attend Coronado in 3rd grade, but if they didn't, they should've learned it in whatever school they were at in either 2nd or 3rd grade. If they were at Coronado for 3rd grade, they DEFINITELY learned it ALL year long.

- submitted by a teacher
March 07, 2010
I am a parent at Coronado and I absolutely love it. My students were well taught and always had plenty of homework to do.. good for me! I would suggest this school to anyone who has a child!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 03, 2010
One of the worst schools i've ever taken my kids to..They are terrible at informing you how your child is doing till it's to late. I do not recomend this school. Plus every time you turn around they have a school project you will have to pay for not in just science but in History English and Math... What happened to teaching kids basics? I will not be taking my kid here next year.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2010
I am a parent .. this is the first school I actually pulled my kid out of.. Teachers dont tell you your kid is having trouble till it's to late. I do like the vice principal.. He contacts you emediately if you have concerns.. Also if your child does not finish his schoolwork in class he or she probably wont do well. You dont get a history book to take home or a science book. I am very disapointed in this school.. My children have attended for four years.. They are A and B students but no thanks to the teachers..Plus they never taught the children cursive.. How sad is that.. Im teaching my children that myself plus everything else they know..very poor teachers.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2010
My daughter is in the 4th grade at Coronado and has attended there since Kindergarten. Overall, this is a great school with great teachers and professional staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2009
My daughter is getting ready to start 1st grade there this fall. She went to half day kindergarten there last year. She had Miss Nicholas and she was great. I am excited for the new school year to start. I wish that we did not have to buy so much for the supply list.

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- submitted by a student
May 21, 2008
Coronado is an awesome school with great. Every school has its problems, but I would say that Coronado as a hole is a great school. It is the district that is the problem. Coronado has wonderful staff, admin. students and parents, but like at all schools their are problems and it is up to the parents to communicate with the teachers and staff. If you work with the teachers, they will work with your children. I would recommend Coronado to others. Be involved! Don't be one to stand on the side -lines and complain.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2008
We also sent our 4 children here from Ben Franklin and had simlar experiences as the below family. Our 6th grader suffered as well and we also will be looking into other Junior High Schools for him. We will be switching back our other children as well. I was not pleased at all with the teachers and especially the principle. Now I know why a lot of our neighbors send their kids to the near by Gilbert schools rather than this one.

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April 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2008
I think Coronado is a great place for my children to recieve their education. All 3 of my children enjoy going to school each day. The Administation has bent over backwards with my conserns and questions. I think the Distric has some work to do but Coronado itself is great. The K-8 idea is great in keeping my older daughter growned and focused. There are a few teachers that I don't care for but for the most part they all care about my kids and I couldn't be happier.

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January 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
I can not say enough great things about Coronado. We have been going there for 5 years. I hope those that read this will disregard the earlier postings as things have dramatically improved over the years. It has been such a wonder watching this new school develop. The Principle truly cares about the kids. Each week she has a 'Lunch Bunch' . By the end of the year she has met each and every one of those 1100 kids and knows most of them by name. Her Assistant Principle is very caring as well. They are constantly working on ways to improve the school both academically and socially. The office staff is the most friendly and helpful staff out of any school I have ever been to. The parent involvement is outstanding. The teachers for the most part work very hard for my children in innovative ways to teach them.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2007
My children have been at Coronado for 6 years now. I have been very happy with education they have received. I have delt personally with the principal and I find her extremely professional and to have the children's best interest in mind. I have delt with the office staff and have found them very friendly and eager to help when needed. The teachers my children have had are great. Many of the teachers have moved up to the next grade with my children and we have found this to be a benefit to all. All in all I have found Coronado Elementary School to be a great school for my children to attend.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
Most of the great teachers at Coronado will not return for the next school year as they are going to other valley schools. This could be a problem. My kids will continue to attend and although their grades couldn't be better I wonder how they will compare to next year. As other parents have stated I am also concerned by the lack of diversity. Also the counselor could be more helpful and outgoing towards students who seek her advice. Much more.

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May 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2007
If you want an overcrowded school with little parent involvement this school is for you! I have never been so unhappy with the quality of teaching and lack of parent involvement. Most parents use this school as a drop off for babysitting and do no extra work at home. We pulled out our three children and put them in private school. We have to sacrifice things in order for our children to get a great education. You could not pay me to send my kids this school!!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2006
I have never been more dissatisfied with a school. This school is disorganized and the teacher quality is extremely poor. Teachers don t seem to be able to handle their classrooms. I do not recommend this school to anyone.

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June 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
I think Coronado has wonderful teachers who care about the children.

- submitted by a teacher
May 25, 2006
In fifth grade, my daughter had a wonderful teacher who really turned her around. Coronado keeps changing administration-if they could keep a consistent staff, they would really soar.

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April 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2006
Our family has been enrolled with Coronado since 2003-04 school year. I have three students, two with 504 plan needs. I have fought, cried, complained and been labeled a 'problem parent' because of the lack of apparent concern for the child being left behind by their peers. The apparent lack of empathy for students needs, both emotional, social and academic has been a concern of mine since the beginning.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2006
Coronado has changed over the last year. New administration has been a large part of this change. For better or worse, we need to all get on the same page and keep Coronado a great school for our children's sake.

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February 02, 2006
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- submitted by a staff
February 02, 2006
The quality of academic programs are lacking. Apparently they have adopted 'Langford learning'. It is setting the kids up for failure. The kids are not being held accountable soon enough. It is resulting in unaccountable, irresponsible kids! The availability of extracurricular activities are also lacking. I have tried being an involved parent but am being ignored. There is no communication from but only a handful of teachers. I am extremely disappointed in this school and would not recommend this school to anyone!

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January 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2006
Great School. Excellent teachers! If your child is falling behind, teachers will keep in contact with you via email. Great all around school.

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November 23, 2005
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September 29, 2005
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July 29, 2005
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July 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
There seems to be a lack of consistency from one teacher to the next due to a lack of structured academic programs. There isn't any school-wide discipline plan. The expectations vary greatly from one class to another both academically and behaviorally. Some parents are constant complainers and get their way at the school and district. Our school is losing some great teachers because of mistreatment they receive from some of the parents and the lack of support from the administration. The whole district seems to be in disarray with recalls of school board members, difficulty finding a superintendent, and terminations of principals. Due to this lack of professionalism I am searching for another school for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2005
Moved here from Nor Cal. I have a 4th and 1st grader in Coronado. I was used to more diversity in the student body. The teachers have been great making my kids feel welcome. This was better than another school in the same district. Music program is a nice addition not available where we came from.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2005
A great and caring staff. The community is an outstanding place to raise a family.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
My son is a special education student. His teachers and aides are experienced and go above and beyond what is required by IDEA. After a rough two years in another district he is now excelling at Coronado.

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January 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2005
Coronado is a good but not great elementary school. Due to the rapid growth in the area, there are many 'growing pains' and many teachers have less than 5 years experience. On the other hand, the facility is excellent and though inexperienced, the teachers try hard and are supported well by administration. Look for a bright future as the teachers mature and the growth stabilizes

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2005
I have been highly impressed with the quality of instruction at Coronado. The teachers have a genuine interest in my children and take time to know them as people. The standards of behavior are very high and the students seem to treat each other very well. The school just feels good when you are there.

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January 09, 2005
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November 19, 2004
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August 18, 2004
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August 04, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2004
Awesome teachers! Appreciate all their dedication and hard work!

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July 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2004
We also sent our child to this school after attending the first 3 years of education in the Benjamin Franklin school system. We do feel that she has made progress in comparison. We are also glad they now have a vice principle (too bad he is not the principal). The kids love him but he doesn t seem very responsive to the teacher or the parents needs. (He is not open to ideas, he may give you lip service but he doesn t really listen) The school is in desperate need of more staff. The janitor monitors the cafeteria and otherwise there is no adult supervision. The same can be said about recess. Now don t get me wrong the teachers are great and so are the parents. The teachers really go the extra mile for their students. The parents are really involved and participation really shows at Coronado. However, This school is growing and getting better.

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April 27, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
We sent our children to this school after they had attended their first two years of formal education in the Benjamin Franklin school system. We have been somewhat disappointed with this decision. We do not feel the children have made very much progress in comparison.

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April 12, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2004
This is the 2nd year we have had children in Coronado. I have seen more organization in the school. This growing school is getting better. So glad they now have a vice principle.

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March 28, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2004
I am very impressed with Mrs. Cain a kindergarten teacher. My son is coming out of his shell and is learning and growing in her class.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2003
Coronado is a great school. They showed great quality and involvement. The school has been champs in almost every sport in the past years. The school is very discipline, with its dress code. There is a great amount of safety. the teachers are great, but I am sure I am not the only one to tell you but the Principal could lightin up.

- submitted by a former student
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Coronado has a friendly, warm environment where children and adults feel welcome and respected. High expectations for academic excellence and social development are the foundations for continuous improvement as we continue to learn and grow every day. Our motto is Pride in the PACK - Positive attitude, Achievement, Character, and Knowledge.

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Coronado Elementary School
4333 South Deanza Blvd., Gilbert, AZ  85297
(480) 279-6900
Last modified Coronado Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Coronado Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 79 reviews. Top