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Coyote Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 856 students

 
 

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Posted November 11, 2013

What an exceptional school! We moved to CO from TX, and this is the 3rd Elementary my kids have attended. I was so amazed with Coyotoe Hills and how my kids blossomed. I only wish they were younger and able to spend more years at CHE. The teachers are wonderful, the fine arts program (music, art, PE, etc) is top notch, and the community involvement is huge. This school really helped my kids with their transition from a TX curriculum to a CO curriculum and to excel in the process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

the school os good, they have a excellent staff and i will be agree with 10 in its score.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Coyote Hills Elementary Aurora CO 80016, This is technically our 3rd year there. I have 2 girls there and could not ask for a better learning enviornment. WE LOVE THIS SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2013

We moved here from Florida and we were lucky to land in this part of Aurora, Coyote Hills is an amazing school and the teachers and staff are beyond wonderful. We have two kids in Coyote hills and would highly recommend this school to any of my friends or family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

My son attends a very good school near Coyote Hills elementary. I have heard by word of mouth about the outstanding homework club put on by the aftercare program. The program pays teachers to "tutor" each grade level of kids except Kindergarten. The parents have say they see such a great difference in their children's academic achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2013

We absolutely love our school. We moved back to Colorado and didn't know which way to turn. We took a chance on moving to the suburbs and couldn't be happier. CHE has an inspiring, positive environment for children to flourish during their day. The teachers are top-notch, motivational and caring. They are concerned about each student's success while making learning fun and challenging at the same time. The principal's letter on the website was the final deciding factor, thank goodness he has lived up to and beyond our expectations. There is an authenticity at CHE that is hard to find in public schools (with the exception of the Cherry Creek School District.) Most parents are involved with the school in one way or another. The PTCO committee is extremely well organized and the meetings are interesting to attend. Overall, I rate this school as a "high five!" We count our blessings every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2012

We moved to Tallyn's Reach looking for a great school and we sure found it! CHE is definitely one of the best schools by far. Parent teacher communication is excellent, kids are motivated and happy to learn! Excellent learning programs and kids are usually reading a grade above.We can't say enough good things about CHE! Wonderful PTCO, teachers and staff! Unfortunately, we've had to move to the East COast and we sure miss this school. Our kids are at least 2 grades above in reading and Math and are bored out of their minds! We've looked at several schools and most of them focus on the kids that need catching up, which is good but no program for the above average ones. CHE focus on all the kids and no one ever felt behind or above.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2012

Loved the school overall. However, Mr. Smith the principal could use some courses in dealing with staff, students and parents. I did not feel he was connected at all with them or should I say not connect with those he didn't consider in his "inner" circle. The school (teachers) has great communication with parents regarding up coming events, etc. I just don't feel that Mr. Smith participated as much as a principal should. Regarding, the: turkey trot, walk a thon, parents night out,etc. I am very disappointed with how he would exclude KE. No yearbook page, or acknowledgement for the teachers and ALL their hard work. I had some meetings with him about my children and felt that my concerns fell on deaf ears.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2012

We moved here in 2008 and my son started 3rd grade with a 1st grade reading level. The school got him reading proficiently and he excelled in learning across the board. Thank you so much CHE!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

Not totally as "incredible in a good way" as others might say. My child attended this school 3rd -5th grade. Many of my child's standardized test scores fell the first two years. I had no success in getting the school to help stop the "free fall" OR determine the cause. I resorted to outside costly summer programs and private tutoring. Finally we got to 5th grade and had group of GREAT teachers and a GREAT year. The current principal is wonderful . I wasn't to keen on the prior one. My disappointment is in the way Coyote did not react to my child's needs over our first two years there. If your child is average or just below average...you might find that this school does not offer the support your child will need. Another problem I saw during 3rd and 4th grade was too much standardized testing and too much focus on preparing to test. Not enough focus on LEARNING. I'm pretty sure my child began to freeze up every time there was yet another standardized test . Again.,the current Principal is doing a super job and is more responsive to concerns from his staff and from parents. I just wish he had been there sooner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

Incredible school! My son has been at Coyote Hills since Kindergarten and he has loved it since Day 1! His teachers have all been "Par excellence" and the principal and staff are fabulous (new and old). The reading and math programs are tremendous. I have never seen an elementary school with such high reading standards. It is amazing. Parent involvement at this school is huge and it is a wonderful parent/teacher/student community. I'd rate it 10 stars if it was possible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2010

This is our first year at Coyote Hills. We relocated from the East Coast last summer, so naturally I was a little nervous about putting my two kids in a new school. even though I was aware of the possitive reviews and excellent test scores the school already had. Boy were my worries silly ! Coyote Hill soared way above my already high expectations and desires. The school is amazing in every way! The reading program is the finest elementary program I have ever come across. And the teachers and staff are on top of everything. Every unique idea that the Principal has implemented has turned out to be positive for the school and students. I bought my house where I did to be zoned to this school... and boy what a great decision that turned out to be !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

I was excited when we bought our new home near Coyote Hills beacause we'd heard the test scores are good and the neighborhood is newer than our old one. What we found was disappointment though. The focus is on getting high CSAP scores and not on teaching the kids how to think critically. I'll take our old elementary school on the other side of the district any day. We're going to open-enroll our kids in their former school next year. It will be worth the drive! Nearly identical test scores but much better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The gifted education is very good in the older grades and the younger ones are challenged too with their reading and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Great administration. Great problem resolution. Great parent involvement. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

Coyote Hills Elementary is an excellent school and we're proud to say that our kids go there. The teachers are outstanding and they really do care about the students. They have excellent arts and music programs. Active supportive community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

We're now in our 3rd year as Coyotoe Hills parents, and could not be happier with the teachers, staff and culture. Our son has been encouraged and challenged, and has excelled in this environment. The best part is that he still loves to go to school very day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

In many respects, this is a fine school. However, in the area of gifted education, it receives a D, at best. The prevailing view at this school seems to be that GT kids are smart and will always do well. WRONG! When a GT child is underchallenged, it leads to a lack of motivation and subsequent behavioral issues: lack of focus, lack of organization, inattention, etc. In a word....BOREDOM. This school's approach to gifted ed is not to enhance the material or the classroom experience but rather to merely supply ever increasing amounts of homework, of the same standard classroom material. There is no challenge through differntiated and more challenging material. So, if you have a bright, engaged, motivated child, this is not the school for you. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Amazing school. Great teachers, really great music, art and PE teachers, new facility. My kids love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

Absolutely awesome school. Couldn't ask for anything better!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
Female91%
Male97%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%

Reading

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant93%

Writing

All Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant93%

Writing

All Students87%
Female94%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant91%

Reading

All Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant95%

Science

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Writing

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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How schools in the state rate:

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of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Hispanic 8% 32%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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