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PK-6
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Highlands Ranch, CO
 

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3501 Poston Parkway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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(303) 387-7375
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May 21, 2015
I have the privilege of serving as a Sr. Community Member on the SAC. This second time around allows me to appreciate those who served as Sr. members when my kids were in school in a nearby district. I have observed an amazing staff, parent group and principal all working together- all for the main point benefit central to the kids.. I know for a fact that most schools have difficulty recruiting parents and community to fill in where district and state cannot. The Copper Mesa SAC and CMEA also work closely together. Realizing that all kids are uniquely created, CME does a fabulous job of placing and serving kids to best meet their needs within the allotted/restricted budget and grade level requirements. It is refreshing to be in a community of such caring people and have a 'positive vision' some of our next generation!

- submitted by a community member
Develops respect: Strongly agree
May 20, 2015
Our students are very respectful because they use their life skills each and everyday in all situations.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
May 20, 2015
Copper Mesa is a school that is very safe, has extremely compassionate staff, from the front office staff to the building manager.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2015
Copper Mesa is a wonderful that provides a fabulous learning experience and creates a warm, caring, and fun place to learn. Copper Mesa is great place to be a part of each day.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2015
I Love this school! My children LOVE this school! We moved to this neighborhood specifically for this school 10 years ago! There has been some difficulties over the past 2 years with staff turnover, ( due to the school district leadership) but in the end, after all is said and done, my 2 kids come home very happy and have learned life skills that are taught on a daily basis! The front office staff ,aka "The Three Amigos" are amazing!! The school is the center of the community! I would highly recommend checking Copper Mesa out!

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2015
We have been at the school for a few years now and have been so pleased with all aspects of the school. Everyone from the cafeteria workers to the custodian to the administration to the teachers create a friendly atmosphere for students and their families. Every year my child comes home excited to be at school and often times sad to come home. She has even asked if we are related to her teacher because she wants to see her even when she's not in her class any more. All the teachers we have worked with care about their students and the growth of each student. They truly want the best for each student. This shows in the choices and actions of the administration as well. We look forward to our younger child starting at Copper Mesa in 2 more years as well.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
May 20, 2015
This is demonstrated in the classes where students with differing needs are in class especially. I have seen the kids protect and guide their own as they navigate the day. One year at field day they cheered the strongest and loudest for those kids that would have more difficulty in completing the events. I think it's teaching a valuable lesson in that way.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2015
We've been at Copper Mesa since 2010-2011 and have thoroughly enjoyed having my kids there! It's a great neighborhood school that has a very strong sense of community. While we have seen some turnover, it's not always for the worst. As a 10 yr. old school, it's inevitable. I feel very positive about my family being part of the Copper Mesa Family and recommend it highly to those looking at their choice.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2015
Copper Mesa is a school that has demonstrated amazing resiliency over the last several years due to staff and administrative turnover. District leadership does not support this school, but the community has rallied around the school to provide a quality education for the students. The staff and kids are great. Thank you, Copper Mesa staff for hanging in there!

- submitted by a community member

April 29, 2015
The staff here is downright mean. They thrive on being bossy and rude and snap at parents. This school needs to clean house from Principal (done) on down. Word is spreading this is going to be done.

- submitted by a parent

February 16, 2015
As others have stated for years about this school, it has a serious problem with flat out intentional rudeness by some of the front office staff. Very unprofessional. The school has a new principal and she said the parents have no say about it and then becomes hostile against those who voice concern. The staff does have one redeeming person usually nice so some positive posts expected.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 04, 2015
Copper Mesa was awarded the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award again this year! We've received this award since 2010. It is our collaborative partnership between school and home and enables us to create successful learning experiences for our students. Way to go Copper Mesa Cougars!

- submitted by a school leader

December 24, 2014
I am a parent and have been at Copper Mesa since it opened, ten years ago. It has been through different changes, but the staff is amazing and always remains professional even through all of the challenges that are thrown at them from the district. I have three kids that go to CME and feel safe and love going each day. The office treats them like family and reaches out to them like they are they own children when they are sick or hurt. Copper Mesa is an amazing school. What a great place to start my children's educational path. Thank you CME for all that you do!

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2014
Surprised at the lack of leadership and quality staff at this school. Moving into the neighborhood, the school was part of the attraction - walk to a neighborhood school with great scores! Now that we attend we see what actually goes on. We are currently looking at our options for charter schools in the area. So disappointed.

- submitted by a parent

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.

- 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!

- 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.

- submitted by a parent
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: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top