We have a kindergartener at Copper Trails this year. So far Im not too impressed. The teacher seems not engaged and not very friendly. She appears to have a hard time communicating with parents. My daughter loved going to preschool and now it is a constant battle to get her going to school. I observe the teacher in the morning rarely greet the children in line and if she does she will greet specific kids and has yet to acknowledge mine or the end of the line since school has started. The lack of communication between myself and the teacher has me frustrated. Emails are rarely returned, she has yet to start to have parents volunteer in the class. When asked how my daughter is doing I get one sentence answers and I feel clueless of what really happens in the classroom. Do not think Ill return for my daughters 1st grade year.
We have a first grader and a kindergartner. I have to say I am very pleased with our kindergarten teacher. He is amazing, has the kids so involved using musical instruments, stuffed animals, songs and dance. He works with every child's needs and goes above and beyond to be sure they are met. Our first grade experience, very taken aback by the lack of communication through emails, even face to face with my daughters teacher. The amount of homework assigned is over the top! I feel that the first graders needs are not individually met and it seems to be a sink or swim operation. My daughters classroom environment seems cold and unwelcoming when I enter, she's has said her teacher is very strict and "not very nice". Although I can say the communication with her teacher has improved ( she's returning emails) hoping the year improves.We had such an amazing kinder year this far for both my kids I'm hoping we just have a fluke teacher this year for my daughter. The front office staff, although nice, fails to check I.d's. Unfortunately this day and age I feel they need to take the extra step and ID volunteers and early parent pickup , before relaeasing our children.
I am sad to say we bought a house in this area and we were hoping for a good school for our son. It has been very disappointing. My son had 3 teachers last year and multiple subs. How is a child supposed to learn with so much distraction and inconsistency. This school has a high turn over and is poorly run. The teachers I've come across could care less about the children and I am not sure why they went into teaching. Now there is a new vice principal and principal this year. They don't seem like they know what they are doing. Wish we could move. These West valley schools are horrible. They went from A rating to a B due to low test scores last year.
I am very upset with this school and disappointed with the staff and teachers. We have had on going problems with bullying and getting help with work when it isn't understood. My child is struggling in a subject and like the other parent said the teacher doesn't take time to work with her/him just sends her/him out of the class to another room. I am pulling my child and will not allow my next child to start there. There is hardly any follow through and when things are followed through its because we have gone higher up to get a response. The Asst. Principal is wonderful and Mrs. Brackin(but she is leaving) from 8th.
I'm very disappointed in this school. We chose our home because of the location and how close to the then "newer" school we were. We've been here three years and I'm honestly looking into other schools for the following school year. The classes are too full that your child gets lost in the crowd. Too many of the teachers are paper pushers and don't really care about the students. We've had only one teacher in the three years that went above and beyond to help kids that struggle in different areas and that teacher has since relocated. We did have a student teacher in one classroom, my child's grades improved with that additional help, since that student teacher left the grades have fallen. It takes several emails to get any kind of response from teachers. The excellent band teacher we had left for another school. One teacher on staff favors the students that are hispanic, she would basically ignore the other students. I heard from one mom that her son was always in detention for assignments not being completed on time, so for most of the year he wasn't allowed outside. Lastly, the student drop off at the school is a nightmare, there is not one teacher out in the morning to help.
Copper Trails is a great school with dedicated staff. The administration is very involved and the teachers work hard with what they are given by the district to make learning fun for the kids. I think that every school probably has teachers who are still learning how to be amazing but that doesn't mean the whole school is that way. I have had mostly positive experiences at this school and I'm happy to say that my kids love going to school here!
My 3 children have spent 1 year at this school and so far I am a happy parent! They all had wonderful teachers! The teachers really seem to care about each student and go over and above! I have had several meetings with the principal, counselor, and teacher regarding my youngest son who had some difficulty with behavior this past year and I thought they were great! Very supportive of the teachers, the students, and me as a parent! I love it when I see a school where they dont brush things under the rug and they take time to work on issues! I love to see a school that takes time to discipline properly! It makes it a much more pleasant place! I am sad that he has moved and will not be there this comming year but fingers crossed that we will get a good principal to take his place!
Copper Trails is an outstanding school with great leadership. The larger class sizes and "specials" every six weeks is due to budget cuts and is like this throughout the district and is not only isolated to Copper Trails. The leaders of this school welcome and encourage parent involvement. Every school has a bad teacher. I think my child had the bad teacher last year but it does not change my feelings about CT.
Being a military family we've been exposed to many schools, some good, some bad, some horrible. This school is average. My children are now in their third year at this school. Whereas, most of the teachers are great, there are a few that are not. The school only offers "specials" on a rotating basis, meaning two-weeks classes every six weeks. Among these specials is PE. I find this a bit concerning as our children nations' children are continually becoming more and more inactive and over-weight. The classes are over crowded which makes learning and teaching difficult. Library time is also a concern. It is not offered as a regular part of schooling, but rather only if teachers allow and students are interested. Of course, with all the time spent sitting and reading text books and "dittos" in the class, most children have no interest in the library. Very few "hands on" activities are offered. Most lessons are taught through reading and being read to in class. Teachers here love homework packets, and the school seems more concerned with scores/ratings than fostering a well-rounded child with positive self-esteem. Sad, but true.
Our daughter is finishing Kindergarten at Copper Trails and we have been very happy with this school. It has a new and very involved principal and the school events are well attended by families and faculty. We also have been very impressed with the curriculum and how much our daughter has learned this year. She is way above grade level and we feel a big part of that was her excellent teacher. She also loves school and can't wait to go to first grade and we are looking forward to many years at this school.
This school is horrible. I had a concern regarding one of my child's teachers, and I talked to the principal regarding it. In turn, the teacher confronted my child regarding me contacting the principal. I have also made a complaint with the Board of Education. I am a very involved parent, and the leaders of this school do not like that.
My son is in kindergarten this year at Copper Trails. I am so happy with his teachers! They are wonderful and caring.
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