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Glendale, AZ
Students enrolled: 915
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After care: No

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11232 North 65th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85304

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(623) 412-4650
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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
July 17, 2015
Teachers are generally unresponsive to problems experienced by junior high students. They do not communicate well with parents regarding issues which may arise. Generally, like many public school teachers, they teach for what will be on the test, rather than making sure the students have a good grasp of concepts.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
July 17, 2015
Students cannot learn respect when they are not respected by their teachers or administrators. Copperwood administrators do not respect students enough to allow them to tell their side of an issue, and then bully them to remain silent

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
July 17, 2015
Teachers and administrators are unresponsive to the needs of students, bully students into remaining silent about problems at the school, allow and sometimes even reward the development and perpetuation of rumors and gossip.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Disagree
July 17, 2015
The teachers and administrators use intimidation and threats against students to prevent them from informing their parents about issues at the school. It is difficult for students to learn about honesty, when their teachers and principals are not always honest.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2015
Administrators are bullies and not interested in allowing students to express their side of the story.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2015
Copperwood is by far one of the best schools out there. I attended this school from grades k-8 and I am now a graduating senior at the high school they feed into! Copperwood has always been more than just an educational facility- but they are a family. Everyone, everywhere you turn you will see happiness and joy. The parents involve themselves as do the teachers and staff! Recently my eight-year old brother passed away from a sudden illness that continues to plague our family. This school goes above and beyond to help us through this traumatic experience. I don't know where we would be without them.

- submitted by a community member

August 13, 2014
Copperwood is an absolutely wonderful school with an exceptional principal and an amazing front desk team!

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 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

September 08, 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

July 12, 2013
My child just promoted from there great teachers, great students, and extra-curricular actives are amazing!

- submitted by a parent

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

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

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
no rating
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
no rating
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
no rating
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

April 06, 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

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

November 07, 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

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

November 05, 2007
i love it!!! espeacilly mrs.christ and mrs.ivy!!!

- submitted by a student

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

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

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

December 05, 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

August 07, 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

April 24, 2005
this has been a very good school academmically speaking and i love the music department every kid really learns their music and we have won in several sports if it had a high school i would defenitly leave my kids in this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2004
I have two three children that attend copperwood elementry school. The staff is one of the most helpful and friendly I have ever met. The teachers and staff for Special Needs students have been most helpful with discovering and understanding the needs and placing my now third grader. They have advanced programs for my now eigth grader and sports for my now second grader. They know all my children's names onsite and are always eager to assist me no matter what the issue is. Very pleased with this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 02, 2004
Mrs. Folz (first grade) is a tremendous asset to the school. Her encouragement, approach, and work with academic fundamentals is a great (and enthusiastic) foundation for her students.

- submitted by a parent

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Copperwood School
11232 North 65th Ave, Glendale, AZ  85304
(623) 412-4650
Last modified Copperwood School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Copperwood School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top