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PK-6
Public
Highlands Ranch, CO
Students enrolled: 620
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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3501 Poston Parkway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

(303) 387-7375
(303) 387-7376
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September 26, 2013
I love our school and we have had exceptional teachers. Plus I am happy to be part of my neighborhood school. The teachers do an excellent job working with the children on life skills, building friendships and fostering growth and independence. Proud to be at CME!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
We've only been part of this school community for a few weeks, but are so happy to be here! The teachers and staff have been wonderful in getting my kids situated and integrated into the community. I'm very happy we found this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
I think the front desk staff is rude and also think volunteering is not recognized at Copper Mesa. It's our neigborhood school so that's why we're here. I'm also noticing that the teachers are not very supportive of the life skills they say they stand by. There is so much pushing, name calling, teasing, that is allowed to go on. A lack of respect for friendships. As the parent of a second grader, they need coaching on how to make/keep friends and this isn't happening. I'm wondering what charter school you now attend? We are looking into it.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2012
This is what all elementary schools should strive to be. Copper Mesa has produced great results for my two children. The teachers have been fantastic! The principal is a great leader but very approachable and accessible. Communication between the school and parents is continuous and comprehensive. Our two children, while not brilliant, are somewhat ahead of grade level. In all cases, the teachers have done a great job customizing the experience for our kids to keep them challenged and growing. I also love the feeling of community that exists at this school. With no bus service and such a small boundary area, parents often walk to school and meet each other. Each year, the school has a dad s day. I marvel at the number (must be 350 men) of fathers that come to the school that day. I have a great deal of confidence sending my children to this school each day. -Proud Copper Mesa Father

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2012
We LOVE Copper Mesa! The Teachers are wonderful and really care about "teaching". Our daughter is in First Grade but we have neighbors that are older and they are all very happy as well.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2012
Copper Mesa is a fantastic school that offers a great education to my children. The teachers care about the students, parents are appreciated, and the principal is very hands on. I would recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2011
This school is mediocre at best. We attended for Kindergarten and First Grade and have since switched to a charter school. It is so nice to now go to a school where they appreciate parent volunteers. The front desk staff were flat out rude.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
I love love love this school and recommend it to everyone. We just relocated here from Ca and boy what a differance! My son is so happy to go to school each day and loves his Kindie teacher Ms. Johnson. Everyone that works at the school is very helpful and kind. So happy we made the change!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2011
Wonderful school and some great teachers! So happy to be able to walk to our awesome neighborhood schools vs going to a charter school. Our principal is GREAT!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Our grandson is a student there and he just loves the school. We have attended functions at the school and find them very rewarding.

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January 15, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2009
This school is fantastic. I've really enjoyed having my child attend this school. The adminstration, teaching staff, educational assistants and everyone who works there have shown to be super talented and caring. I am proud to be a Copper Mesa parent. The curriculum is top-notch. The atmosphere of learning is present around the entire building. They care and attend to all abilities. Great School!

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April 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2008
I have 2 children at Copper Mesa and I've been thrilled with their experience thus far. The third grade teaching staff is simply phenomenal. I've been very impressed with the character-building approach to education at this school, as well as the individualization of learning (equal support is given to children who struggle in certain areas as it is to those who work with the gifted/talented coordinator). I would strongly recommend Copper Mesa to any family moving intothe area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2008
This has been a fantastic school for us. The preschool program at this school is excellent and parent participation is 100%+ . Great place to live and go to school. Wonderful neighborhood.

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September 12, 2008
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no rating August 09, 2008
This is a very un-creative school. We moved to the area when our son was going to 6th grade. Sixth grade is a disaster in this school. They don't have enough staff to teach science so they rotate the kids. The result is a very weak science education. The kids do not learn anything. The teachers are not skilled at all. This school will never be rated excellent as long as they keep these teachers and keep the mediocre attitude about providing education. Excellent subdivision stuck with this elementary school is very sad.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2006
Wonderful school, excellent teachers and principal. I thoroughly enjoyed watching my daughter excel in Kindergarten at a newly opened, organized school. The parent involvement is phenomenal. I highly recommend this school to anyone thinking of moving to the area.

- submitted by a parent
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Copper Mesa Elementary School
3501 Poston Parkway, Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
(303) 387-7375
Last modified Copper Mesa Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Copper Mesa Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top