My child currently attends this school and is in the first grade. This school is not what it is cracked up to be. There are too many students at this school therefore large class size and my child is not benefiting. He is falling behind in all three main subjects math, reading and writing. He is a very smart and bright no learning disabilities. The teachers here have so many kids in a classroom they tend to rush through assignments and lessons and don't spend too much time ensuring every child has grasped or retained the information. It seems like they are using state standards guidelines to meet state standards this is test driven results basically. This doesn't sound like the "No child left behind" approach the state is claiming public schools goals are to be. Some of the teachers are rude, testy, and not personable. The staff is not diverse, it's predominantly white women. The school is constantly milking parents for extra money to pay for this and that when we are one of the highest taxed in property but our schools can't afford school buses for field trips for non-stimulated field trips. We will be sending our child to a private school next year were they'll a more individualized stimulated education that have school buses and tuition is all inclusive.
Just Average. Over crowded like the other parent said. If you are lucky you can get a good teacher, else your child has to stay with a teacher who is not so fair in his/her treatment towards your child. The scores and API score depend are proof of the child's and parent's dedication. Teachers are not experienced in dealing with varied demographics.
Coyote Creek is a horrible school. The principal is weak and has no connection to any students, parents or teachers. The teachers all loathe him and the good ones are leaving. There is no discipline whatsoever at this school. Punch someone in the face in the lunchroom? No problem - you just have to sit in the office for 10 minutes. The school has FAR too many students and needs a strong, effective leader. The assistant principal used to be amazing, but he is worn down from doing ALL of the work and being treated badly by the lazy principal and is just phoning it in now. 10% of the teachers are really great, but at least 25% are awful and should not be teaching.
It's an amazing school. I have three kids at Coyote Creek. When we moved to the US two years ago, my kids weren't able to speak a word in English. The efforts made by the school to adapt the kids to a new culture were simply wonderful. What I see daily at Coyote Creek is a supportive staff, very dedicated and caring teachers, engaged parents, and happy kids ;-)