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K-5
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Broomfield, CO
Students enrolled: 527
 

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13770 Broadlands Dr
Broomfield, CO 80020

(720) 972-5780
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November 11, 2013
The teachers are wonderful . I have been less than impressed with the principal. She may walk around he school and know the kids names, but is extremely difficult to communicate your concerns to. I have only heard great things about Coyote Ridge. I agree it's a great school, however, the principle is mediocre and lacks the communication skills to make her qualified to be in her position.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2013
Coyote Ridge has been great with my son. He is in Kindergarten and absolutely loves it here. The teachers and the principal are extremely dedicated to every child. We are lucky to be here.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2012
My kid loves the school, the teachers and the principal. The education promoted by the school is focused in the whole child. I like how the teachers put the best of their effort to know each student learning style and work in a way that will benefit everyone. The resources of the school are wonderful. My kid loves the library and enjoys the projects they had made using advance technology (smart boards, ipads) and the abundant hands on activities. There is also a great sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
Coyote Ridge is a FANTASTIC school which has been recognized as the "Best of Broomfield" for elementary schools. We have two daughters who attend CRE and they love to go to school! My eldest has been identified as GT, and the staff has done an excellent job challenging her. We absolutely LOVE the new principal and can't figure out why some people are choosing to leave the school for charters where the teaching staff has no experience (CRE teachers average 14 years of experience and 80% have Masters degrees or higher), no books in the library (CRE has over 13,000 books) and no track record (CRE has award winning test scores). My guess is that if a school has a waiting list, people assume that it must be better. We "got in" to the new charter school, but chose to attend CRE. Regardless, we have had a wonderful experience at CRE. The school has excellent use of technology also (SMART boards in every classroom, computer lab, mobile IPAD lab, etc.) We will send our third child to CRE without hesitation. We absolutely LOVE it!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
We've had a very positive experience at Coyote Ridge over the course of the past 2.5 years. I have a second grader who enjoys school and feels safe and happy at CRE. Megan Cain is great... she know ALL of the students names and many of the parents, as well. She takes a huge interest in what is going on in the classroom, parking lot, etc. and makes a real effort to "engage" with the kids by sharing stories about her children, her experiences in elementary school, etc. It is evident that she truly cares about the safety and well being of the kids. CRE is the only elementary school we've attended, so my point of reference is limited. I think it is easy to believe that the grass is greener re: STEM, Prospect Ridge, etc., but these schools are new and haven't established a track record yet. For now, CRE is a wonderful environment for my child. It is a teacher's job to "teach" a child, but parents play an even more important role... if everyone "partnered" with their child's teacher, great things could happen. We parents have to take an active role in educating our children, as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
We chose this school when we moved to the area and have not been disappointed. The new principal is totally dedicated to the success of the children at the school. Like any school, some teachers are better than others but as a whole, it is an excellent learning environment for kids of different abilities. We really appreciate the current focus on rewarding positive behavior and building character as well as academic skills. This is an excellent school!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
We love this school and are feel it's the best choice out of all the choices to send our daughters. They are challenged and they love learning. We love that it's a true neighborhood school and they have a sense of community. We love the new principle. She really takes initiative to make our school the best it can be. If you move in this area you will not be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2012
I have two children attending Coyote Ridge. One is in fifth grade and the others in second grade. They both have been at the school since kindergarten. We have had very good experiences throughout the years. Some years have been more challenging then others....I like that my children have consistently received a great education and have been challenged by their teachers. I also love that we have such a great school close to our neighborhood and we can help support it. It is also great that the school has been recognized with the Governers' Improvement Award.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2012
Coyote Ridge has provided an excellent learning environment for my children. I especially like the projects that they assign in the upper grades to challenge students' thinking and promote creativity. Homework is not just worksheet after worksheet. The teachers have been very willing to work with me to address the needs of both of my children and have been positive and supportive in and out of the classroom. In addition to maintaining strong academics, the principal is working hard to reach out to parents to create a positive, welcoming school environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2012
I have 2 children that attend Coyote Ridge and not only do my husband and I like the school our kids love it too. My kids are excited to go to school and come home eager to tell me what they have learned. As a parent, I am thrilled to see my kids excited about learning. Ms. Cain is an excellent principal and is always looking for way to improve the school. Unfortunately many parents at Coyote Ridge do not like change and have been very vocal about their dislike of her as seen in these reviews. Ms Cain is challenged with these parents and as one other reviewer stated, they think their kids are the smartest kids in the class. If their kids are not labeled gifted the school is horrible. Coyote Ridge has won the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award and 2011 Best of Broomfield by the U.S. Commerce Association. I think these awards demonstrate the excellent staff and leadership at Coyote Ridge.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2012
This school is fantastic. I have two children in the school and one is almost finished through. I have had only positive experiences with the school. There have been some overbearing parents to deal with - but the school itself is great. Great test results, great awards, caring teachers, hardworking staff. The new principal is a breath of fresh air. She has made wonderful changes at the school and implemented many new things with great success. If I were to choose a school it would be this one - I would do it all over again.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2012
Coyote Ridge is a wonderful school. My child has attended for 2 years, and has had highly experienced, loving teachers. This school strives to help children grow academically as well as learning to become a productive person in the local and worldwide community. Parents are very active in volunteering in the classroom, and the new principle (as of fall 2011) has amazing energy and drive, and has made real and valuable changes. Extracurricular activities offered include Spanish, science club, drama club and more. They also received the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award, and 2011 Best of Broomfield by the U.S. Commerce Association. There are many choices out there, but you would be remiss to not at least tour and found out more about this wonderful elementary school here in Broomfield.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2011
I'm not surprised by the negative reviews here; typical for the parents in this neighborhood that think their little Johnny is next Albert Einstein. The expectations are way too high by parents these days. Most of the teachers are very good and caring, some aren't. What do people expect? Did you only have "excellent" teachers growing up? It's all part of the growing experience, so deal with it. As for Principal Cain, she is doing an excellent job. How can anyone claim she doesn't care about the kids? That's nonsense! I've been very active with Ms. Cain in the past year and she is much better than the last principal. I'm very happy to hear that the whiners are leaving the school. Now if we can just get them to leave the community.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2011
The teachers we have had have been are wonderful! However, the prinicpal needs to go!! After being falsely reported to CPS she told me that she has reported others and is only correct 30% of the time. Innocent families were investigated for no reason. When approached she had no empathy for what she put us through. Her personality is not what is needed at an elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2011
We've been very happy with this school. The new principal has done a great job at this school and they recently have won an award from the Governor for how much the students have improved.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2011
The principal is new and horrible. They need to promote the vice principal because he actually CARES. The current principal only cares about the test scores so she can keep her job.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2010
We left this school because while some of the teachers are good, the principal is absolutely the worst. She is on a power trip to the point where she comes across as a dictator who doesn't even follow Adams 5 Star School district policies. Also, the PTA is over the top and functions as a clique - worse than middle school girl drama. One particular parent/teacher is also on a power trip and in the end, between the principal and this PTA parent/teacher, we were left wondering who was really looking out for the best interests of our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 30, 2010
The PTA has its own agenda and those parents or teachers who aren't on board get the boot. This school is fortunate that it has parents who fund the PTA, thus their ideas for the use of the funds shouldn't be self serving.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2010
We left this school because it was mediocre. The Principal doesn't really create an environment that doesn't challenge the gifted kids and it's all about the CSAP testing. Two of our kids went there and we had two teachers that were wonderful, one that was average and a long standing teacher that was horrible, just horrible. It's all about fundraising and giving our kids an average education.

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May 28, 2009
I have had only positive dealings with Coyote Ridge. I have had two daughters in the school. At first my 5th grader who just moved into the school had some adjustment problems with the teacher, but the teacher honed in on my daughters strengths (language arts and reading) and they became very good friends. My second daughter has been at the school since 2nd grade. she is very gifted and has been stimulated, challenged, encouraged and nurtured by the teachers at Coyote Ridge. I will admit some years had more fun activities provided and i don't like the halloween policy. Let kids be kids and let those who don't believe in dress up do someother library activity, but i cannot say anything negative about the education my daughters have received.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2009
I am quite surprised at the recent negative ratings for Coyote Ridge. Our first grade son transferred from a school in Louisville after Kindergarten and his experience has been extremely positive. In Kindergarten, his teacher decided that his 'leadership qualities' weren't beneficial to her style of teaching and alienated him from the class. His first month at Coyote Ridge, he was Coyote of the Month. He wanted to invite his teacher, Mrs. Muller, to his birthday party, and now absolutely loves reading. He even received a hand written note from the principal mailed to our house a few weeks ago commenting on a story that he had written. It was definitely a pleasant surprise.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2009
If you want to prepare your children very early for the rat-race this is the school for you. If you actually want your children to enjoy the learning experience and feel positive about school then look elsewhere! I agree with the reviews on the Principal She is very nice, however seriously lacks in creating a positive learning atmosphere. My son was in this school from k-5th grade and starting at 3rd grade my son hated school. The kids are not allowed to sit with their friends from other classes at lunch, they can't dress up for Halloween, and I just found out (and am absolutely appalled that there will be no graduation ceremony or send off from 5th grade.) This school is all about CSAP's not about the happiness of the children. I am a firm believer that if you enjoy your atmosphere learning is enjoyable. Find a different school!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2008
The school is not very good. I blame the principal, she is awful. She is sugary sweet on the surface but does nothing to accomodate the needs of the children at the school. She creates a negative atmospere between parents and teachers. She continues to bring back and hire mediocre teachers. I'm desparately trying to remove my children from this school...

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2008
We had to remove our son from this school after they refused to meet his special needs, we are now in a private school. The school's philosophy is archaic and the teachers, save one, are set in their ways.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 15, 2008
This is a great school. The teachers have been great this year and the principal knows most, if not all of the students by name. We have been very pleased with the balance between 'test preparation' learning and broader based, critical thinking development.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 01, 2008
This school has tremendous teachers. All of our children have enjoyed their classroom experiences tremendously. The staff has been very accessible and willing to work through child specific issues. On top of that, the test scores continue to improve every year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 09, 2008
We have been very happy with this school. The principal and staff are caring. The school offers some free computer and art programs. We think the emphasis on academics is greatly helping our child excel.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
Both the staff and principal are wonderful. The principal knows every child's name, visits the classrooms regularly, sends notes home to tell the children that they're doing a great job. Focus is on academics, citizenship, being responsible for your actions. My kids are thriving. I highly recommend this school to others in the area!

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2007
We have major problems with the principal. Her main concern seems to be test scores and teachers - definitely not the children. I have never encountered a principal as difficult to deal with. As a result, we are extremely disappointed with this school and trying to get our child out of it right now. They do however have an excellent and caring gym teacher.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2007
This principal is very controlling. CSAPs are the number one issue priority in this school. I do believe her control affect the teachers' effectiveness. True quality of the school would improve with a new principal.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2007
I agree with the previous statement that this principal is a failure when it comes to REAL issues in this school. She is a sad statement of 'granola' style education. She has cancelled Halloween this year and I am outraged. She IS, indeed, more worried about parking and went so far as to actually spray paint over the city's posted street sign with limited hours for turning right only. She is truly obsessessed with this issue. Get it together, ma'am, and focus on the REAL issues!!! Shame on you and your control issues!! I recommend her being gone and the quality of this school would improve.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2007
I think the quality of academic programs and teachers is exceptional, and the teachers and staff are committed to the children. My daughter has thrived this year, not only academically, but emotionally and socially. Her reading and writing skills are beyond what is expected, she is receptive and enthusiastic,and she has become more responsible and aware, and concerned about the environment. The principal is excellent and is involved in every aspect of the school. She knows every student's name, and is definitely a hands on principal, dedicated to the students, teachers, and the success of every student. Our children's well being and safety is of the utmost importance to her, along with their all around success. Parent involvement is high and welcomed. Parents participate in the classroom, with special projects, field trips, tutoring etc. and are kept in the loop with their child's development. I'm very pleased with this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2006
Great principal, great staff - very accountable and hard working, student's are showing progress. Safe school and caring environment.

- submitted by a staff
April 27, 2005
student to teacher ratio is low and teacher turn around rate is extremely low.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
Some students have had to contend with teacher changes mid-year due to student numbers not growing in line with projections. I am afraid this may happen to my daughter in the future and am considering enrolling her in a K-12 charter school being built nearby. Music is one week per month, as is art, and PE is two weeks per month. The PE teacher is excellent, dedicated and wonderful with the kids. He donates his time to an afternoon program called Play It Again Gym every Wednesday. The principal is great. My daughter's full day Kindergarten teacher is experienced and worth the extra money we pay for the full day Kindergarten tuition. Parent-involvement is pretty high. Other than the mid-year instability with classroom/teacher assigments, I actually like the school.

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Coyote Ridge Elementary School
13770 Broadlands Dr, Broomfield, CO  80020
(720) 972-5780
Last modified Coyote Ridge Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Coyote Ridge Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top