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Copperwood School

Public | K-8 | 915 students

Our school is an award winning School of Choice
 
 

 
 
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5 stars

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Posted August 13, 2014

Copperwood is an absolutely wonderful school with an exceptional principal and an amazing front desk team!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Everyone from Dr. Cruder, the staff, the teachers, the students and the parents really make Copperwood Elementary an AMAZING school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2013

We relocated to be able to go to Copperwood Elementary. They have a unique accelerated magnet program for children CCDI. Our daughter was in an advanced 1st grade and tested into CCDI for second. We are thrilled with the school. The staff is extremely friendly. Ted Cavallo who runs CCDI is always accessible. The principal is exceptional, and our daughter comes home from school everyday just thrilled. Couldn't ask for more. Very appreciative to the entire school and her teacher Mrs. Hudson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

My child just promoted from there great teachers, great students, and extra-curricular actives are amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2011

Hi.my name is yan I looking for CCDI class for my 9 and 6 years old boys. I would like to have some CCDI imformation. my number is 602 710 7566 Tank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2010

I loved having my kids at Copperwood, they were there last year and for the beginning of this year and then the commute became too difficult for me to maintain, but I really wish I could have stayed. The principal is highly involved and the teachers are great and really strive to work with parents on trouble areas - I couldn't have been more pleased and if I could live a little closer they would still be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2010

I moved my children to Copperwood after being severly disappointed with our neighborhood school. My children went for the full school year 2009/2010 and I am very pleased with the attitudes of the teachers and how they handle positive and negative behaviors. The middle school teachers reward for positive behavior, which is different than our previous school, which focused heavily on negative behavior. That kind of attitude crushed their spirit and we are working to rebuild their confidence. All middle school students carry their behavior cards to each class so I saw my child was never singled out. Thank you SO much to the teachers who have worked with us and understand our needs. The principal is a delight and makes himself visible and approachable. The school also has a gifted program for students who qualify as well as band, dance, choir, cross country, and football.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Copperwood has always had exceptional leadership at all levels. What I love the most is the tenure of the teachers and the loving care and passion that they have for the students and for teaching . There are a couple of teachers that really had a significant impact on my son's life and I truly am grateful...kudos to the Copperwood staff! They are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

Truly an A+ school. Our children are so happy to go to school every day. Dr. Crudder and his staff are absolutely amazing!! Definitely the right school for us!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

I Would really agree that as a student of Copperwood, I am very grateful to be attending such a wonderful school with UNBELIEVABLE teacher's and a Principal who goes out of his way to help students reach their goals in life and help them succeed in education. We have MANY different after school activities that are the most of fun. Our choir is one of the top's and really awesome! Band has some really beautiful peaces to play and you will defiantly get interested in the throw of the ball. Or the debating of something, play's the drama club puts on and a whole lot more! From media club to football. I would have to say. WE are lucky to have it all. AND not to mention that learning iss really fun
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2009

I would HIGHLY recommend this school! We searched long and hard for a school for our children to attend. We are so grateful to have found Cooperwood! The principle is unlike any I've ever met with such true care and concern for every student. Every teacher that I've come in contact with has been top notch. We have Mrs. Babin and absolutely think the world of her. This school has it all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

I am a former student of Copperwood and have to say that I am extremely grateful to my parents for sending me there. I am currently a student at Ironwood, a local high school, and any other school could not have prepared me better than Copperwood did for the academic challenges I currently face at IHS. The teachers were always willing to help me and sparked interest in subjects I otherwise would not have studied. It was definately better than my previous elementary school, in which i was an outcast because of my intellectual abilities. Copperwood created a welcoming environment among those with similar abilities and those who were considered 'average'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

I am very pleased with the pricipal, staff and ecspecially the teachers. I would highly recomend this school - the teachers are incredible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

I just wanted to let any parent know that they can feel totally at ease when deciding whether or not to send their child/ren to this school! It's easy to tell others that you love the shcool that your kids go to, but it honestly is so true. This school thinks outside the box and really helps your child stretch their thinking skills. From the front office staff, to the principal & all the teachers, they do a fantastic job. It's great to know what an awesome education my kids are getting!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

i love it!!! espeacilly mrs.christ and mrs.ivy!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2007

This is our second year at Copperwood. My two first graders and fifth grader love their teachers. The principal and assistant principal know most of the students by name and are always visible, asking the students how their day is going and making sure everyone is where they should be. While education and safety are both high priorities at Copperwood, fun and community are not far behind. An excelling school four years in a row and nominated as an A+ school in 2006-2007, Copperwood offers a gifted program (CCDI/PI), athletics, drama, band, chorus, and orchestra for a well-rounded school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

Students recieve a very high quality of education from Copperwood. Many high achieving students go there and the principle is a very pleasant person.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 11, 2006

The CCDI program (gifted) is excellent with small class size, quality teachers and strong parental involvement. There is also a great new principal this year for new school activities. The only drawback is the small size of CCDI and the insular education without much interaction with the rest of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

I feel Copperwood is above average. There is always that rotten apple occasionaly, but for the most part it excels in most everything. I do wish that all public schools would have more P.E. and extra curricular classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

I highly recommend this school. The teachers and staff are top notch. My children attend this school on a variance and with the districts grace they will complete their entire grade school career at Copperwood. They also have a great music program, something that most schools lack.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

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 63% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

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

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 68% 42%
Hispanic 19% 43%
Black 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 34%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • A+ School of Excellence
  • ASBA Golden Bell Award
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Channel 5 Show Us Your Spirit Award

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club: Urban
  • Drama club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • All Languages via Rosetta Stone
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Michael Crudder
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (623) 412-4660

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Continuation
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Multi-aged
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
  • Virtual school
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • All Languages via Rosetta Stone
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Highly Gifted education
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Community School/65% Variences
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Softball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Dance club: Urban
  • Drama club
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Future Cities
  • Game club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Principal's Academy
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.
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11232 North 65th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85304
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Phone: (623) 412-4650

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