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Scottsdale, AZ
Students enrolled: 628

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9451 North 84th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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(480) 484-6100
(480) 484-1101
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January 05, 2015
Love Cochise school. Great teachers and staff. Wonderful neighborhood school. My kids have learned so much and love going to school. Happy Parent :)

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2014
I have had my up's and down's with the school but the administration has always been very helpful with it all. I feel with every school the parent needs to be proactive for their child's sake and not leave it up to the school. It is all about the right fit. Wherever you go there are good teachers and bad teachers. There are good students and bad students. What makes it a great school is one that can keep the good students good and turn the bad students good. Kudos to all the good teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
Great school, great community and awesome teachers. It's a very happy environment and my kids love it. School is suppose to be fun as well as educational and I feel they are getting that balance. Feel so blessed to have such great parents who help support school.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
This is truly a great school. I love it. My only little concern is the reserved parking spaces for the APT. If your a kindergarten parent and you're running late to pick your child up and the parking is full you have to park there. Soon the people who reserved the spaces come along and scream at you for parking in their spot even if you say,"My child was crying where is mommy??"Just because I was running late. Otherwise a great school fantastic teachers and staff. There is a band class, a P.E class, and a gifted class.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2013
VERY disappointing and disorganized gifted "program." We enrolled after hearing what a great school Cochise was. I agree the parents were nice, and there is a strong community. Our son's teacher doesn't allow parents in the classroom and the principal stands by that. (improperly cited privacy "laws" that I've never seen any other teacher/admin invoke) When we went to our first gifted parents' meeting, many parents were very vocal and irate at the minimal gifted support. We thought they were over-the-top until we were told our child would have to repeat curriculum he had completed two years earlier at another school, even though his Cochise test results were 92%+ in all areas. We went all the way to the district level to have a better fit / get him more challenging materlal, and they essentially said there would be almost nothing done, so we moved to Sonoran Sky and have had an AMAZING experience with their gifted programs (both cluster-with-mainstream as well as self-contained.)

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2012
Good Day: I am a McCormick Ranch Grandparent. My grandson will be attending 1st grade next year, as his parents, will be relocating to the area. I would like to stay in communications, regarding this schoo. Respectfully, Mrs. H.

- submitted by a community member
February 02, 2011
Excellent teachers, wonderful community, active parents, and horrible principal. Our teachers go out of their way for our kids. Our principal does not tell the truth, does not know kids' names, is a bully, and has very little experience before being hired at Cochise. Come on Scottsdale...our school needs a leader!

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2010
Excellent school with the best teachers anywhere. Bright and engaging children coupled with active and supportive parents make for a wonderful learning environment. The poor decisions, or lack thereof, of the administration is the only drawback to this very fine school.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2010
phenomenal teachers. deep parental involvement and improving administration. most importantly, phenomenal, nurturing teachers. second only to cheyenne in sdsu test scores yet the teachers don't gear learning toward test taking. not perfect, but pretty close.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2009
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no rating November 07, 2009
I actually really like the school and especially my daughter's kindergarten teacher! It is our first experience with school (no prior pre-school) and I can not be happier with the school we chose. Cochise is not our home school, so we really did our home work and found what we felt was the best fit for us - Cochise Elementary, Scottsdale has the feel of a private school. We give it an A +

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2009
I love this school due to the amazing teachers and involved parent group! The only drawback is administration. They insulate themselves from criticism and seem to think they are above reproach from the teachers and parents. It is unfortunate that our school can be our through this type of injustice. A parent of current & past students.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2009
Revolving door in administration. Changing principals has led to stress and division amongst the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2008
I currently have three children at Cochise & have found the overall experience to be very positive. The teachers are engaged & are interested in each one of their students. We have had teachers that are 'warm fuzzies' & some who certainly aren't but my children have gained valuable experience in realizing that many different types of educators will come into their lives. I have also found that the more I put into the school, the more I get out of it. There is a very active parent teacher assosciation at the school which allows volunteerism at all levels. This is an informed & educated group of parents who go above & beyond to provide service to all students. Cochise test scores & ratings rank among the best of Scottsdale. Yes, we have had our hiccups but were conscientiously resolved. Most issues have been @ a district level. Signed, Satisfied Parent.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2008
horrible school. unfair administration and snooty parent. would not recomend it at all.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2007
Cochiese is really quite a phenomenal school. It principals are kind,and unharsh, but are great with dealing with kids.All students who excel are immediately given extra activities to keep school interesting. It has teachers somewhat similar to Socrates, picking apart answers to questions and finding flaws, giving the students only the most refined knowledge.It makes sure all parents have opportunities to organize school supporting groups, and parents are never forced to help, they are only given the option. All students take instrumental classes from flute to clarinet to saxophone and so on. Their sporting programs allow children to 'burn' energy in an exciting, safe, environment. My sons artistic quality has very much improved while he has gone to Cochiese. When discipline is required towards students, it is done in a friendly but extremely affective way. I very strongly urge you to give your child the opportunity of going to cochiese.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2007
Both of our children went to Cochise K-5. Both had radically different experiences. While my oldest child flourished, my younger child has had more than her fair share of cranky teachers. 12 years ago I would have told you to run to enroll your child in Cochise, but during that time, with the changes in principles and teachers, I would not say the same today. It has become more about numbers and stats and less about teacher/student bonding, which is very important at this age level for learning and retention. My daughter is bright and happy, but her stress level is not acceptable and her teacher is directly responsible for her feelings of inadequacy. I could go on, but I believe my point has been made.

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2006
I have a daughter how attended thie wonderful school from 2nd grad on. She loved it and the children were all smiling when they atend this great school. My daughter proceeded to Cocopah and Chaparral and graduated # 3 in her class! Cochise was the building block for her. thank You Cochise.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2006
My children have attended Cochise for a total of 4 years. Second through third has been exceptional. The administration is absolutely child centered and the best that you can get. Academics and the gifted areas as well as LRC and special ed, too rank vey highly. An incredible place to be!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2005
This school has great parent involvement in all grades. The teachers are top notch and caring. The principal is amazing!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
Great teachers, Great Parents.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2005
I'm not the biggest fan but since my son has not gone to any other school I don't know how it compares.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2005
I am very impressed with this school. In stead of having my children attend my neighborhood school (an A+ school) I have my children attend Cochise under open enrollment. As a teacher myself (not at Cochise) I find Cochise to be a school where I want to send my own kids. They learn alot, have fun, and have had a variety of experiences. My family loves all of the extra curricular activities during school and outside of school. The APT is wonderful at organizing family events, which I feel is very important.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
Academic programs are exceptional with many of the teachers holding masters degrees. Programs available from special needs children through advanced learners. Many options availabe for art and music. A wide variety of extracurricular activities. This particular elementary school and the district has a very high level of parent involvement. There are many family activities focused on parent involvement both during the school day and after hours. This school is very community minded.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2005
Excellent public school with good parent participation, excellent teachers and good extra curricular activties. Feels like a 'neighborhood' school in the heart of McCormick Ranch.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2004
Great school with super teachers and very involved parents.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2004
Both my children have been very happy at Cochise. The school is located in a very well to do area where parents take a very active roll in the education of their children. Consequently parental support for students education is evident. At a recent class presentation there were 42 parents present for 30 children. Every child had at least one parent present. New Principal Diane Smith seems excellent and the teaching staff are highly motivated as are the children.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2004
It is a really great school.The discipline is excellent. My daughter's teacher, Ms Dankberg is very good -she knows all her kids. My daughter is constantly challenged- she gives the kids work proportionate to their level. We are really satisfied. The only not so great part is the lack of activities for the lower grades.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2003
My husband and I researched many schooling options when our oldest son was to enter Kindergarten. Cochise was selected for many reasons. The parental involvement is exceptional and the teachers are dedicated professionals. Our son, who is now a second grader, is thriving both academically and socially. I believe Cochise to be an incredible school.

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Cochise Elementary School
9451 North 84th Street, Scottsdale, AZ  85258
(480) 484-6100
Last modified Cochise Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cochise Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top