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Copper Creek Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted May 12, 2014

My son loves this school. He has been attending since Pre-K (fulltime). He will going into 1st grade next year and loved Kindergarten (fulltime). He has excelled above all areas for kindergarten. If your child is gifted try to get Ms. Hoelzen- she is the only gifted kindergarten teacher. For 1st grade the only gifted teacher is Ms. Farmer. My son also loves the after school care Bobcat den. It's a fun creative school that is A+ rated and has a great STEM program. This school is geared towards Science and Technology. My son uses IPads, smart boards, does video editing and started typing. He reads at 2nd grad level and I contribute that mostly to his teacher and her reading program. He also has 5 written journals through out the year. This school is great. You will not be disappointed .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2013

My son is in 4th Grade at Copper Creek and this is his 3rd year. We have been very pleased with the faculty. They have a wonderful gifted reading and math program and plenty of after school functions to keep the students involved and active. We are very pleased with everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

My daughter and steps kids love this school. I'm not to sure how I feel about it yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

My daughter, attended this school last year as a first grader, and I am desperately trying to get her into another school. Her class teacher tried every way she could to find something wrong with my daughter rather than look at her methods of teaching. My daughter was often left with nothing to do and was very bored. The teacher did not teach her at her level and a lot of the time my daughter was left to her own devises. The head staff only closed ranks and I felt that my child and I were not listened to or believed. It was a very difficult and disappointing experience. My daughter is anxious about going back to school, as am I. If your child is above average, outgoing, imaginative, creative and personable, DON'T send them here. It feels like they want to mold every child into an average kid, their is no recognition of individuality and, in my experience, they dis-courage individuality instead of encouraging the children's strengths and helping them to overcome their weaknesses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

Copper Creek changed our lives. My children attended a nearby excelling stem academy. While they did projects all day at school, I had to supplement their learning at home to cover the basics . At Copper Creek, they are learning what they need and love attending school. The experienced staff provides a consistent curriculum and truly place the kids first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

Very concerned this 2011-2012 year. School in my view has continued to go down hill. Asst. principle Haws seems to be involved more in the day to day activity and appears to be rattled and stressed all the time. Will be looking for other options for my child. If school commits or has an agreement with you get it in writing or it will never happen. Very sad! Very unhappy parent!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2011

My son has Asperger's (high functioning autism). The principal, teachers, paraprofessionals, and aides have been phenomenal in working with him and developing his IEP. There patience with the hard days and love and care for him everyday really shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2010

Copper Creek Elementary School was an absolute horrible experience for our family. The teachers are totally unprofessional, as well as the principal and the district administration as a whole. They no nothing of individualized learning. The teachers are overwhelmed and operate as though they are driven by internal politics. They are not open to communicate with parents. The staff is poorly trained, overworked and totally unprofessional. The entire school from the principal down to the teachers are an absolute disgrace to the educational model. If you take pride in education and want the best possible for your child, steer clear of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

The 2009-2010 school year I think has been an eye opener. With a new asst. principal, the dynamic has changed. In my opinion the school has drifted from the student as an individual to one that is directed by policy. Teachers seem to be more on edge and restricted from fear of termination. I also had a child in the gifted program in the past. I pulled that child from the program. It was more of a disruption removing her from her class then any benefit we could see. I am concerned for the 2010-2011 year. It appears now the staff ison a cover your backside mode.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

We attended this school with great hopes due to it's "excelling" status. After a little over a year, we withdrew our son. Our son was an identified gifted learner yet the teachers (two different grades/teachers) at this school refused to differentiate any learning to challenge him. He started Copper Creek excited about learning yet by the time we pulled him from the school he had a strong dislike for school and learning. It took a full year away from this school to get him interested in learning again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Copper Creek exudes excellence. The teaching staff and the admin staff are fantastic individuals striving to be the best they can be. The Dragons (5th Grade) Rock!!! Always helping each other and pushing each other to be an individual with dignity and pride and to be a thinker!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great principle, great teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

My oldest son attended this school and I have been waiting for my youngest to be old enough to attend Copper Creek. It is an excellent school, with quality teachers and caring office staff. I have thoroughly researched other schools and districts and I will continue to send my children to this school/district, regardless of where I live (it would be well worth the drive!). I suggest that parents do their research when looking for a school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2009

Let me say that I really love Copper Creek, but my experience there has been mixed. I live out of the school boundary lines and actually drive my daughter in every morning just so she can learn from these great teachers in an excellent environment. My son on the other hand, I removed from this school for one reason - their SAGE (or gifted) Program! I do not believe that handing a 3rd grader a 4th grade math book and sending him home with Xerox copies of worksheets every night constitutes a gifted program! I have since placed my son in an 'Self-Contained' gifted program in another school district where students are allowed to move at their own pace - even if that pace is 3 or 4 grade levels above their current grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

My son loves going to school everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

We have had two daughters atttend here and feel blessed to have this school in our community. The teachers have been incredible, and the school's administration is very impressive. I'm most impressed by and thankful for the administration because they are great despite destructive politics at the district level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

I have been a parent of a student of Copper Creek for years. The experience and education has been STELLAR in all aspects except their accellerated program (SAGE). My experience with this program was to have several children involved in it. The program could be great, but there appears to be an issue in the implementation of it, within the classroom, and management of class resources. Just my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

This has been a great experience from day one. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. The teachers are great with my children. I can definitely see they care about my child's future. Great parent involvement and my children love it! The after care program (Bobcat Den) is wonderful. I couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

Great public school with a lot of parent involvement. Teachers are postitive, friendly, and very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

This was a great school, I miss it. My children miss it. treasure 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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

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 63% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
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 "Highly Performing".
  • 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 42%
Hispanic 8% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
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 10%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7071 W. Hillcrest Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85310
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Phone: (623) 445-5000

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