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Coronado Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 925 students

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Posted April 6, 2005

A great and caring staff. The community is an outstanding place to raise a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2004

Awesome teachers! Appreciate all their dedication and hard work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted August 7, 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


Posted April 20, 2003

We moved here from out of state. I was concerned about being a smaller district and a K-8 school. After being here for two years, I couldn't be much happier. The principal is enthusiastic and open to ideas. He listens to my concerns as a parent and truly keeps my children's welfare a top priority. We've been exceptionally happy with the teachers. They meet the students where they are and encourage them to excel. The standard is held high and the students meet or exceed that standard. The PTO has been wonderful this year. They've tried many new things and are very active and supportive of the school. I have to also mention the excellent office staff. You will not find friendlier or more helpful staff anywhere! They truly make a wonderful first impression on visitors, and new students and parents feel very welcome after being at the school.


Posted April 17, 2003

Coronado has a very caring and capable staff and a principal who loves his students. My kids actually are in a hurry to get to school!


Posted April 17, 2003

My children have had a wonderful experience here at Coronado. Their teachers are experienced, compassionate, and understanding. I enjoy the unique atmosphere of a K-8 school. My students feel like they belong.


Posted April 17, 2003

I have a 2nd grade and a 5th grade student at Coronado. The 2002-03 school yr. was their first at Coronado. I transferred them from a Franklin school in Mesa. We changed mostly due to moving into the neighborhood. My 2nd grader went from a miserable, traumatizing 1st grade yr. to a wonderful 2nd grade year at Coronado. She has come out of her shell and enjoys going to school, whereas last year she literally clung to me and constantly made excuses for why she didn't want to go to school. This was a problem for 6 other students in that same class at the time. She has asked me to make sure she goes to Coronado again next year. If you have a type B child who is more creative, imaginative and hands-on in his/her learning skills, then Coronado is the place! I was much more concerned about my 5th grader because she excels in a more structured and disciplined learning evironment and I was also concerned she wouldn't be challenged enough. The 5th grade curriculum has exceeded my expectations. She has been challenged and her teacher is great! She communicates well with me and I feel very welcome in the classroom. There are a few problem spots here and there regarding communication between teachers and parents, but the resources are there if you follow through. I gave the principal the highest rating because he is very capable, informed, and parent-friendly. He's always reachable. He cares about his school and his students. Also, I must say the PTO is the hardest working PTO I've seen in six years. The parents are so involved and tireless when it comes to doing things that benefit the school and the children. The room parents also go above and beyond. Parent involvement and participation really shows at Coronado. I started the year not really knowing what to expect, and not having high expectations, and I have been pleasantly surprised. There's room for improvement in safety and discipline, but parents need to get involved if they want to change that!


Posted April 17, 2003

We have three children attending Coronado. I wouldn't want my 1st, 3rd and 6th graders going anywhere else. Although the district is young and growing fast - a dedicated, caring staff is what 'makes' this school/district. Another positive point about the school is that individualized instruction is working at this institution. My first grade son is an excellent reader. His teacher has given him a safe, caring environment to spread his wings. As well, other kids who aren't as advanced as he are also succeeding at their own level. This is what public education was meant to be.


Posted April 17, 2003

We've been so pleased by the instruction our two young sons have received at Coronado. The entire staff really cares about students here. It's not like some of the other, bigger districts nearby where individual attention is a thing of the past. I realize that one of my neighbors removed her son and daughter from the school and I couldn't have disagreed with her more. Leave it to those controling parents who believe their children are 'accelerated' in most areas. If those parents don't get what they want... they're out of there. It's a shame, schools are partly created out of community involvement and support. Parents like that don't help anyone - including their kids!


Posted April 17, 2003

This school is well on it's way. For a small district in a growing neighborhood. THe amount of parent involvement is a lot higher than the majority of schools. It is a K-8 school, and will not be comparable to a junior high, but definitely has less problems that many junior high schools have.


Posted April 17, 2003

Coronado is a young school that has grown up fast. Yet, they are making it work. The teachers are caring and willing to be flexible with students. Our child has special needs and her teacher has really worked with us and is supportive. We were concerned about the K-8 atmosphere because of the huge age range in the school, but we have encountered no problems. The children appear to be happy at the school. It seems the community has input that is listened to by staff and teachers.


Posted April 17, 2003

Overall we are very happy with Coronado. It is a growing school and district. As student enrolment increases the budget will also grow (but at a year delay) and this has helped address some of the growing pains. We have been very fortunate as our children have some excellent teachers. The principal cares very strongly about the kids and he is easy to talk with (both adults and children) which makes the level of parent involvement (or lack of) very frustrating. Rather than complaining behind the scenes I strongly suggest and encourage parents to meet with the school, principal, teachers, and school board. Find out their views, help them understand yours and work together to make the system better. Many of their goals just need help to reach reality. This is a community school and should reflect the community but reality dictates it won't be perfect for everyone's specilized (sometimes spoiled)needs. Coronado is not perfect, but it is a very good school and with help it may become a great school. Please join us, as the more people that participate, the less individuals have to overcome, we want our kids to get the best well rounded experience at the best school and this is a work in progress.


Posted April 4, 2003

My son went here as a 7th & 8th grader. I felt my son wasn't challenged and the teachers had the nerve to complain that he was disruptive in class after I repeatedly requested he be placed in advanced classes (and was denied) to keep him focused and stressed to them that he needs to be challenged & kept active. I have ran across a couple of teachers that are helpful and want to give a little extra. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone and I know of many other parents that feel the same way.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 42%
Hispanic 15% 43%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Excelling and "A" Rating (2011)
  • Highly Performing (2010)
  • Excelling (2009)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Theodora Schiro
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (480) 279-6905

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Parents and community members are encouraged to attend our monthly pto meetings and run for officer positions on the pto and school improvement council. they are also encouraged to visit their child's classroom frequently.
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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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