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Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 627

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11620 N Copper Spring Trail
Tucson, AZ 85737

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(520) 696-5000
(520) 696-6806
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May 31, 2015
My child was in 2nd grade 2014/2015 school year and the teacher was constantly yelling at the children you could hear her screaming from the hallways. She didn't treat all the kids fairly the children that where the "problem" children where always in trouble. I was always getting notes home about the dumbest things (always coughing in class, cutting in line for lunch, writing on papers that should not be written on) seriously not worth me getting involved in. Your the teacher handle it.. Every parent meeting being told my child should be held back and has ADHD ADD. I need to have my child tested cause they're not absorbing the material she is teaching. I didn't know having your teacher license is the same as a PHD in Medicine.. The new principal is hopefully going to do something but as of right now she is next years 4th grade teacher.. I feel sorry if your child has her!!!

- submitted by a community member

April 17, 2014
from the reports that I hear from my granddaughters, it seems that this school takes an interest in the kids; One thing to be careful of--bullying. I did hear that one of the kids was being bullied by a few others and this cannot be tolerated, even for a second! It can lead to so many negative consequences. Please be aware of this--it was, I believe at the 3rd grade level---our girls are 1st and 2nd grade---thank you!

- submitted by a community member

September 04, 2013
My daughter just started kindergarten there. All staff are very nice and helpful but not the teacher. It seems like the teacher doesn't like my daughter. She is only been there one month and she says she is going to have to stay in kindergarten for another year! Seriously? What kind of teacher says that about a 5 year old, when she has 7 more months of school to go. My daughter does good at home and knows how to count 1-10 and most of the abcs . I just cant believe that she is giving up on her after four weeks, it shows how much she enjoys teaching!

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2013
Copper Creek Elementary is a great school. Most of the staff are great and very friendly. There is a fantastic cop always on site who i have notice all the kids love. The only thing that really bug me is the way they raise money for the school. children asking people(who they know) for money... what happened to selling candy or bake sales? That was fun and educational. my son came home with a packet asking that he go ask people for donations. Grade A school....

- submitted by a parent

March 21, 2012
My son is currently in 2nd grade and has a wonderful teacher. I like the teachers some of them truly love what they do and it shows and others either due to budget cuts or home issues seem very unhappy. When I volunteer I have heard some pretty rude comments and yelling from teachers in the 2nd grade hallways. Something I never heard in kindergarten or 1st grade.I think with every school you can find a great teacher like Mrs. Hinz or a bad teacher. I think the school is great for children with no learning disabilities. not all but many of the teachers seem to want a robot child and are very quick to assume ADHD or Autism. I do like the staff and when I have had problems in the past the school principal was very quick to respond in a polite timely manner. I think the school curriculum is great! It seems to keep the children interesting and wanting to learn more. The AR (accelerated reading programs) that the school offers helps kids have a great feeling of accomplishment and worth. My son had one teacher that was a bit difficult and seemed to want robotic children then now having a wonderful teacher that is compassionate and caring it really does depend on the teach.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
May 05, 2010
Copper Creek Elementary is an exemplary display of quality teaching in a loving environment. In the wake of multiple budget cuts and teacher cuts, while businesses are receiving new tax breaks, I have seen high quality, caring teachers unwaveringly inspire,educate and expand the minds of our children. At the same time, I have also seen fantastic teachers who do not wish to retire, do so in order for others to maintain their employment. We all owe these teachers our gratitude, our thanks, a stable living wage, and an apology for those self absorbed individuals who display a complete lack of respect for the teaching profession.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2010
My child has been at Copper Creek for 4 years. The principal and front staff know each child and their parents by name. You are warmly greeted by everyone at school. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to be in the classroom anytime. The teachers work hard to help each student achieve their top potential and provide excellent communication with parents. The school makes great efforts to inform families of events and school news through email, notes home, and their website. Many teachers also have their own websites; but, some individual sites are not updated well. The PTO has creative and fun ideas to raise money for the kids without having too many fundraisers. My child has had 4 wonderful teachers and tests above grade level. Expectations are clear and discipline is fair. Art, Music and PE are taught weekly. Kids also attend the library regularly. My child is happy and thriving.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2009
Great teachers and support staff. The principal gets involved and knows the students. They work hard to meet the needs of all of their students including testing kids to see what helps them learn, providing retired teachers who volunteer for tutoring and keeping family involved by keeping them informed and welcoming the family into the classroom and on field trips.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 26, 2009
I love the fact that our children get private quality education on a public setting, all the teachers are top educated the principalis involved with everyday activities, the fron office personnel great customer service and what I enjoy the best is that every day my daugther woke up in a hurry to leave the house so she can be at school as early as possible! she loves going to school every day

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 05, 2009
2 years ago we had to move out of the district. They had some pictures of my son that they wanted us to have, so one of the staff members brought it to his new school which was over an hour away. This is something awesome that you don't normally find in large city schools.

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2008
I think there may be another Copper Creek and people are getting really mixed up. It is a woman principal, she is always there, the teachers are top notch, I never have heard one screaming either in a hallway or in a room. Also, the front staff is very helpful and there is no sign in the front that says, 'Attack Secretary'. I am guessing that these parents are having a bad time with their children and are blaming the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 19, 2008
My son, who is now at Hillcrest, attended Copper Creek 1st - 6th grade and I loved it! I have now enrolled my 4 year old in the pre-k program, and love it! I have had much happiness and success at Copper Creek with both of my children. I think you get as much out of it as you put into it. The parents need to be more involved in the school as well as their children's lives, it's this type of collaboration which will make our kids successful. As for the comment on the principal matching her shoes to her outfit, I am confused, as the principal is a male and he is very active and involved on campus...I see him everyday and the kids all love him.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 09, 2008
I am really surprised to read the last comments about Copper Creek. My kids have been there for the last 3 years and I have witnessed the high grade of involvement of the principal with the students. I do a lot of volunteer work in my kids' classrooms, at least 3 times per week, and I have NEVER heard a teacher screaming or any disorder at all. Maybe the teachers suffered of the same problems of teachers around the US, underpaid and overworked, but they are good and very enthusiastic with the kids. I am very thankful for their work and appreciate their efforts.

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2008
Due to the lack of involvement on the principals part, this school is definitely taking a turn for the worse. The teachers seem tired, unmotivated and quick to criticize/judge students and parents. I have to agree with the previous post, you can hear teachers yelling at students from just walking down the hallways. Hope the principal starts paying more attention to the concerns of the parents rather than if her shoes 'coordinate' with whatever new outfit she just bought!

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2008
It is sad to see a top notch school into mediocrity. All of my kids have gone to the school so I have been involved in it for over 12 years. The current principal is not at school very often and rarely engages the students or teachers. Some of the best teachers have left, the ones that remain seem tired. If you walk the halls during, you can hear some teachers screaming at the students. The previous principals were all very involved with the students and the teachers. You would see the principal in every room every day to 'get a feel' for what was going on. No longer. And, beware of the front office staff. One of them has a sign 'Attack Secretary' and based on her behavior with a student while I was in the office, a well earned sign.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2008
Teachers are not up to par. Some like to pick on kids......real professional!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 20, 2007
As a sub, this school has the most friendly staff. Also this school seems to infuse the rigor that some schools lack. Students and teachers work hard at this school. Top notch!

- submitted by a community member

July 31, 2005
My child went there for 1st and 2nd grade. Had a great time and great teacher always there to help and talk to the parents. The principale is very nice and open. The campus is safe and very well maintened. PTO has a lot of activites during the year and is very involved.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2004
This school is awesome! My kids really love their teachers, peers and their assignments. The school has a positive influence on them and they keep on getting up everyday being excited on going there. A thumb ups school!

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2004
My son really enjoys going to this school. His kindergarten has been wonderful and is creative and great at getting the children excited about learning.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2004
My son has gone to this school for 1 1/2 years and we are fairly new to the area. The school has been around about 15 years. It seems to be in a good neighborhood and parental involvement is good. Parent volunteering is welcomed and you are also allowed to come and eat lunch with your child when you want to. Extracurricular activities are excellent. They have specialist teachers for art, music, P.E. and computers. This was the principal's first year on the job, so the leadership was not as experienced as in the previous year, but I'm sure that will improve with time. Comparing this with my son's experience in a California school, they don't seem to spend as much time on academics. However, he enjoys going to school and seems to be learning what he needs to. Class sizes are a bit on the large side (27-28).

- submitted by a parent

March 21, 2004
Wonderful school, excellent quality of teachers and leadership!

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2003
Our daughter was enrolled in a top private school in NY prior to moving to AZ. One of the biggest concerns about moving to Tucson, Arizona was the issue of good schools. We looked into private schools but we really were not impressed with any of the schools. We read about the MAP (Multi-Age Program)class at Cooper Creek and decided to talk to the principal and the teacher (Ms. Kramer). We were very impressed and decided to move near the school just so our daughter could enroll in this class at Copper Creek. Our daughter is completing 1st grade this May. We are so impressed with Ms. Kramer and so is our daughter. She has learned a tremendous amount this past year. We appreciate that our daughter is always challenged (in a very positive environment) by Ms. Kramer and her classmates. We are so fortunate to have the opportunity of being a part of the MAP class. I tell all my colleagues and friends about this classroom environment and they all question why their schools don't have the same program. Thank you Ms. Kelly for being very supportive of this type of teaching approach, and of course, Ms. Kramer we hope you teach forever! Thank you

- submitted by a community member

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Copper Creek Elementary School
11620 N Copper Spring Trail, Tucson, AZ  85737
(520) 696-5000
Last modified Copper Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Copper Creek Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top