The education this school gives is great. One problem is how the new principle handles the middle school. His ways are perfect for third graders but middle school students see right through the rules and continue their normal ways
I love the fine arts classes at Coronado! My oldest son has been in chorus for three years and it has made a huge difference in his confidence. My youngest son plays cello. We attended the winter chorus concert a couple days ago and it was amazing too see how the chorus has grown! All the teachers at Coronado that I have interacted with really seem to care about their students. I moved out to Catalina for the sole purpose of getting my kids into a safe neighborhood with great public schools. Coronado is it!
We recently enrolled our child to Coronado from a small private school mid-semester. The transition could not gone more smoothly. We were worried about the size, but the administration and teachers were extremely helpful and easy to communicate with. The vice principal even sent me a photo on our son's first day and a brief update. We worked with a counselor to ensure that our son was appropriately placed in his classes. He is really enjoying school and his classes are interesting and challenging for him. We are also pleased to find a variety of programs like band, drumming, and Odyssey of the Mind offered by the school.
I just want to say, thank you for being innovative and using Remind 101. I Love it for my son and myself. And you can quote me on that to all the other teachers who haven't decided to use it yet, it is an amazing way for parents to schedule and prioritize time for homework and studying for tests in a busy family life.
As a parent I have been so impressed with Ms,Goodman as she dealt with a challenging student situation. It was handled quickly and in a way that benefited all students involved. Open house was a great opportunity to meet a caring staff that knew the name of my child and where she sat her first week at a new school. i also appreciated the way the staff is embracing the common core. Very impressive as this is the direction education is moving.
There is no question that education is changing, and with it, teachers must change too. The fact is Coronado has and always will set the bar high for its students, and staff. Coronado is a "hub" of activitiy. It is at the forfront of challenging students with the new Common Core Standards; this school provides productive outlets such as athletics, clubs, Odessy of Mind competition, Math Counts competition, and community outreach. Coronado is not just a school, but an extension of community and family. When a student, a faculty member or an entire family needs help, Coronado is there. Teachers, administrators, parents, and volunteers give selflessly without recognition so others can thrive. Sure, no school is perfect. Coronado could use upgrades in technology; laptops, video and athletic equipment. However, as always, this school knows how to do more with less. Everyone pitches in. Coronado values its students; it values diversity, creativity, and its critical thinkers. Students that leave for high school return with smiles, and a welcome "thank you" to their former teachers. It's a great feeling. But it's all part of the Coronado Cougar way!
I have had two of my children attend Coronado Middle School grades 6-8. Will miss this WONDERFUL school! It used to have a mediocre review so I struggled trusting this school for my kids' education. Wow did Coronado ever prove the nay-sayers wrong!! My boys were on a highly challenging academic path with humanities (including social studies, reading, writing), mathematics, and Spanish. I get misty-eyed just thinking about their hardworking, amazing teachers who, because of their dedication and passion, made my boys excel and love learning! There aren't words to thank the staff and admin enough. Besides teaching staff, the office has always been helpful - even the health office was exceptionally staffed. Thank you, Coronado! From a grateful parent.
Our experience with Coronado school has been incredible. My family recently returned to Catalina after several years overseas, with our two sons, 8 and 7, speaking very little English, and the youngest physically handicapped. Coronado school has been instrumental in our getting through this period of transition, and who would believe that these two boys of our s actually look forward to going to school each morning, and are learning beyond our expectations. A special thanks to Gerry Maddock, the school s psychologist, Karenina Johnson, Mr. Gerad Ball, the school s principle, our two son s first and second grade teachers, Miss Coleman and Miss Ratliff, the medical group, and the ladies at the front desk. It s hard to imagine a more helpful and professional staff. Thanks, Coronado, we look forward to a great year!
Principle Ball was extremely responsive and quick to help when I emailed him with a couple issues my son had the first day of school. Thank you Principle Ball! You set an amaizing example.
This is my second year teaching at Coronado in the elementary side of this fabulous school. I have been so impressed with the community that has been created here! You walk on campus and see the care gone into making the grounds look beautiful. You see teachers, staff, students and parents all smiling and working together to make it FEEL GOOD to be here! Community means everything, and this school has it!!
Our family loves Coronado! The administration and staff truly care about my children and their success. They know my kids by name and take time to talk and listen to them. The teachers are dedicated and hardworking (I live near the school and often see their cars in the parking lot during weekends and holidays). They are positive, have high expectations and communicate with me as a parent. We have experienced all grades (K through 8) and I appreciate the efforts made by the teachers to give my children a good education. The PTO is active and works hard to create a fun family environment as well as raise money for needed technology or other improvements to the school. We have been at Coronado for 9 years and are very happy here.
I love Coronado, our students, parents and staff. They are the best group of people I have ever worked with. Thank you, all of you.
Coronado is a great school to be a part of! I love working with the students, staff and parents that are a part of the Coronado family. We are always trying to improve individually, within teams, and as a whole school. Students and staff alike take pride in our beautiful campus. I would not want to teach at any other school!
I am a teacher at Coronado K-8 and am proud to work with such a dedicated staff and administration. Any child can thrive at Coronado with the many clubs, classes, and activities we offer. I can't think of another place where your child can be involved with Odyssey of the Mind, Chorus, Orchestra, Band, Common Core academics, sports, Mathcounts, martial arts, drama, and science trips to Grand Canyon and Catalina Island all under one roof. No other school in this area can offer all that in a top-notch public school. Both of my children went through Coronado and I could not be more pleased with their education and opportunities.
Coronado is a fabulous school! Not only does it balance feeds from a rural, incorporated area of our county, but it also feeds from a 'more affluent' suburb of NW Tucson/Oro Valley. The beauty is that you do not see these differences here. It is a central part of the community, involving and engaging parents and their families - a welcome environment where learning is a high priority. Learning isn't just about books, but experiences also - and several enrichment opportuntiies are provided, especially in the musical area. Reading the "one star" comment below, I find in amazement - sure, situations happen - but the focus is on the community, and I am actively involved as a parent, and do not see the environment described in that complaint. One person's incident is not a whole climate. Coronado is not just adequately preparing my child for a strong, well-rounded academic future - they are doing this in spades! When I speak with firends who's children have moved on to high school, I repeatedly hear that Coronado students are clearly identifyable by their readiness/preparation to continue the academic rigors that high school can offer.
Today was outstanding, and it was the first day of school. I feel really privileged to be a teacher at this school. Together, both students and teachers, we are brilliant!
Coronado is an amazing school! The teachers are wonderful and the grounds crews and janitorial staff do an incredible job. The campus is really nice and always very clean. Coronado has excellent opportunities for kids to excell in sports and our athletic teams are always among the best in the city. Coronado offers great elective courses such as physical education, spanish, technology, art, music, life skills, band, choir, etc... Coronado has a wonderful principal and assistant principals who bring out the best in its hard working teaching staff. Our AIMS scores are always very high and this is a very strong school academically. Students and parents love Coronado and you will too.
LOVE this school!!!! Teachers are amazing! Staff is helpful and kind! My girls are so happy there!
Been a week since school ended... I am still thinking about the fabulous 6th grade awards ceremony. You couldn't help but smile, watching so many proud students hear their names called for deserved recognition. You could sense the love and commitment of the 6th grade teachers, as they shared stories of their students' successes. There were hugs, tears, and cheers. It all ended with a teacher playing the guitar and some of the students singing a song that they created about their 6th grade experience. I felt very proud to be a parent of a Cougar and very happy for the year-gone-by that my son experienced.
Unacceptable is the first word I will use to describe this subpar school. I see the students who review this school love the place, this is because they rule this place. The school is the much like a detention center for students who are well on their way to failure. They breed bullies here and the administration only slaps the on the wrists. I pulled my child out before the ink could dry on the registration form. Amphitheater should be ashamed of this school, a place where children at their most impressionable age are taught immorality, and hate. If your considering this school, think twice. I can't think of a single nice word to say about this place. If I could give it zero stars I would.
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