This School has only been open for 3 years. It's test scores do not yet reflect its true teaching progress. CCES has many great teachers that truly care about their students. My son has made tremendous academic progress at this school. He is starting 3rd grade and can read books intended for teenagers. His math test scores are way above the state average. The principal has a dry personality, but truly cares about the kids and their education. This school is still fairly new and adjustments are being made each year. Keep an eye on the scores, you will see a tremenous improvement over the next couple of years. Also, parents need to suppliment their child's education at home if they want to see real results. Schools can only go as fast as the average student. Resources are always low everywhere, so take charge and be a teacher to your child.
As far as special education goes, this school is lacking in adeqaute staffing. I would recommend taking your special needs child elsewhere until this school works out their kinks
My son had the best 3rd grade teacher. Ms Mackay went above and beyond her call of duty.
I pulled my son out of this school and have found a good alternative. When asked about a long term substitute plan when our teacher was out, I was treated as if I were bothering the principal. She was confrontational and did not follow up as promised. I do not feel that anyone is paying attention to whether the children are actually learning what they are supposed to be learning. The administration's attitude is not a team attitude, they don't care whether the parents and students are happy and doing well. They forget that in a sense, we (the taxpayers) are their customers and should be treated with respect. The scores are not great and get worse as the kids get to middle school. I'm very sorry that I didn't do more research on the district before moving to this area.
What can I say about cottonwood canyon, my daughter had an awesome teacher last year and I am hoping this year will be another good teacher, I didnt really care for my sons teacher, but his speech and language teachers are great.
My daughters go to this school and seem to enjoy it overall. Unfortunatley, the test scores are what there are with the overall potential of the student population.
I have two children that attend Cottonwood Canyon. We are very lucky to have some of the best teachers available. As a parent I make it a point to volunteer at the school so I can see first hand what really goes on at the school. I have found that we have a group of teachers (95% of them) who truly care about our students and want to be there. Our school has a lot to offer students. We have a great music program that all classes attend. We have homework club that offers help to our students after school, we have teachers in most grade levels who offer tutoring before or after school (free). Get involved, meet the Principal, join the PTA, volunteer your time and ask so you know all that is available. Our school truly does have a lot to offer. Make a difference, volunteer. Educate! Motivate! Participate!
I think that Cottonwood Canyon Elementry School is a good school. My daughter is in kindergarten, so my opinion is really based on the class and the teacher. I taught my daughter a lot before she started and she has learned a lot more after. I think that Mrs. Sharon Tyler is one of the best teachers I've ever known and my daughter loves her. I like the way she does the childrens homework plan and class activities. However, the rest of the school, such as the office staff and the principal, I think have issues when it comes to parents being involved in their childrens activities, etc.
I am really not sure what to say about this school, I know that we need some older teachers in the schools, the old way of teaching and the way teachers would call you and let you know what's going on. It seems to me that the teachers now a days are doing there time and thats it. I am not saying that all teachers are like that there, because there are some wonderful teachers out there and by the way teachers if you are reading this, thank you!
CCES is an outstanding academic school, the standards exceed my expectations for elementary education. My child is in his 2nd year and my other has already moved on to CLMS. But, I do feel that we the parents are almost if not more responsible for our child's education at CCES, the amount of homework and the number of projects are not family friendly, in my opinion. The amount of after school, schooling keeps my family from enjoying other family activities like dinner and a movie for example. I totally disagree with the amount of after school schooling!!! I have liked a handful of teachers that I have met, I agree with a few of their styles of teaching. I feel that the good half have not forgotten to have fun teaching but that the others are there for the paycheck and they let you feel that!
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