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Coyote Ridge

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Posted August 2, 2013

This school was a great expierence until we got a new principal that made us ajust to a school enviorment that hes used to rather than adjusting to ours. He hade some reasonable changes & some that were unneccessary. Many stundents were very upset when he cancelled the halloween parade for religious reasons & becuase it takes time away from learning however it has never been a problem in the past , students used to come in school clothing change into a costume for the parade , then change out of costume and the day procceds normally as any other day. The staff & teachers are very friendly and encourge students to work hard and achieve their goals, however some teachers simply dont now how to teach some students due to different way of learing in a class. Many students in the 2012-2013 7th grade class had a difficult time learning in mr.friedmans due to many distractions in the classroom, he called the front office almost everyday causing the class to pause for about 15 minutes for missbehavior that could have been resolved with a simple detention.


Posted May 13, 2013

Teachers and staff are deligent and caring. They always go above and beyond for each other and students. I've taught at Cridge over 5 years and love the students and sense of community with staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2011

I have nothing but negative things to say about this school, as for the 8th grage teachers so they call themselves. they are there to do one thing and that is to teach, but seems as if they can't and get overwhelmed at the fact that some students need a little more one on one instruction. and because no one but the teacher is in the class and something happens they take the teachers word and punish the students I don't think that this is fair nor professional for a school not to look into the problem instead of research and or investigation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

I totally agree about the 8th grade teachers. There was several complains about them last year. I was really surprise they were back this year. They don't even know how to communicate with parents. Mrs Lee, Mr Earlich were the worst ones to talk to. I was so glad to have my daughter out of there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

I have two kids at C.R. My son graduated last year. They have gone there since the school first opened. I have nothing but positive things to say about this school. The staff old and new have always been great. Thanks to the dedication of the team with the leadership of Mrs Hill my 7th grader has overcome a very rare and difficult social dissability, and is very close to full recovery after 8 years. I am more than thankful to Coyote Ridge, my daughter would have probably not been excepted anywhere else, and not made the progress that most professionals said she would never make. Thank you for training your staff and students well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

My son has attended CRE since it opened. He is in the gifted program and has done very well. The team teaching concept has worked well for many years and needs to continue at this school with new teachers being teamed with the veterans so they can learn quickly. The school also needs to teach concepts rather than the tests. When a child learns the concept, he/she will perform well on the test, not vise versa. The children need more playtime and REAL sports programs (i.e. flag football, basketball, baseball) so that these students grasp the team concept, excercise for health and are ready for high school sports. The GUSD needs to provide the same liability coverage they have for their HS in the Elementary levels as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

This school has really changed in the past two years. There is a wide range of younger staff. The staff is not accountable for their actions. There is a lot of non teaching going on. The testing that is given to the kids is not what they have learned in the class room. There is a lot of need for help in the way that they prepare the students to test and do well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2007

My child has been at Coyote Ridge since it first opened. In the beginning this school was strong and had great leadership. They were very supportive and embraced a learning environment. The school has taken many steps backwards in the last few years. There are many good ideas and thoughts but there is a lack of follow thru. They need to do a much better job arranging experienced teachers with the new ones fresh from school. My personal experience has been a lack of accountability on the part of the school. They need to embrace the team culture of parent, student, and teacher. There is also sports available but only for female students. They seem to just chance it when it comes to supporting sports for the boys who have had to depend on parent volunteers for coaching and wear the girl jerseys from other sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2007

The school has changed the way they do reading, and that has helped a lot. Sports programs are great! I wish they would provide summer school for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2005

The acedemic environment is very good. A lot better than Discovery Elementary. There is a high level of expectations placed upon the students. Good school for Glendale Elementary District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2003

Teachers are awesome. They spend many hours outside of regualr school hours to prepare interactive and exciting learning assignments. There is a real friendly and cooperative feeling at this school. I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

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53%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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56%

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67%

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57%
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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
60%

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56%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
69%

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60%

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61%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
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 "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

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
Hispanic 75% 43%
White 11% 42%
Black 7% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 81%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7677 W. Bethany
Glendale, AZ 85303
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