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New Port Richey, FL
Students enrolled: 650

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7515 Plathe Road
New Port Richey, FL 34653

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(727) 774-3000
(727) 774-3091
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Map of Cotee River Elementary School address.

October 16, 2014
I am a concerned mother who visits my children often (2 to 3 Days a week) for lunch at Cotee River Elementary. Every time I am visiting my children, the lunch room personal are always Yelling at the students. I am not exaggerating. There is way to get to talk and get the children's attention. I understand it can be loud, but you need not yell at the students all the time. Whats interesting, its only the woman who are doing the Yelling . The men teachers and helpers quietly, walk up and correct the children. I am making this complaint because it happens all the time. Not just that. I was having lunch Wednesday October 15, and a student walking to the office was dancing gently for a couple of steps. A employee corrected him as if he was doing something completely off the wall. Its seems like Employees at cotee river have a Ego problem or just a bad habit for yelling unnecessarily. The students don't need to be yelled at often or made to feel inferior to be corrected and have their joy diminished by teachers or helpers who have lack of self control. This is a big concern for me and needs to be addressed please.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2014
My daughter has gone here for 2 years and she loves it! The principal is wonderful and her 1st grade teacher is very good. She is learning so much. The 3 out of 10 seems very low. 10 out of 10 for me! Thank you Cotee River!

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2013
My 2 younger sisters just started attending Cotee River this year and they are so happy. They love their teachers and everything about the school. Thanks for making my sisters happy.

- submitted by a community member

August 23, 2013
I just started going to Cotee River this year and I think it is a great school. I can't believe I am saying this, but the school lunches are actually good. The Principal and teachers are so nice. I am so happy about going there.

- submitted by a community member

August 22, 2013
My youngest just started Kindergarten this year and she loves it there. My middle daughter just started attending "Cotee River" after going to "Chasco Elementary" for the last two years before this year. She was miserable at Chasco Elementary. She is now very happy. She likes her teachers and she likes everything else about the school. I am very grateful that my kids are able to attend that school. Thank you and keep up the great work.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2012
The staff at this school is redicilous, the old woman there needs a different a job NOT WITH PUBLIC, it's so sad, the only one pleasant is the NEW. PRINCIPAL, he's awesome! Always smiling & friendly , maybe he can shape that grumpy grouchy staff, This school has no rating,

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2011
This is a D school should I say more? The teachers and staff are friendly but the education part sucks!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 19, 2010
I love the school and the teachers..Everyone treats you like family.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2008
Awesome school with awesome teachers

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2008
I love this school. The teachers are dedicated and approachable. The great my 1st grader by name each morning and made him feel safe and welcome. The administrative staff go out of their way to assist you and overall the school offers a well rounded education for the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 08, 2007
I have been very happy with this school. My kids are in 1st and 5th and they are doing well. I would like to see the Field Day done a little better this year though.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2007
Wonderful, caring staff. This is the only elementary school my kids have been to. One is in 5th grader and the other is in 1st. I have been very pleased, I have only had 1 teacher I was unhappy with. I also wish that there was more focus on Art and Music.

- submitted by a parent

December 25, 2006
Excellent, excellent - wonderful school! Outstanding teachers and staff. We were there for K-2nd grade and loved it. It's easy to see how the media center ladies love their work - they so enthusiastic and really inspire the kids. The P.E. staff was awesome too - encouraging and fun personalities. Overall - great staff. Any small problem (we did have 1 or 2) we ever had was addressed promptly, courteously and professionally. Would like to see more after school activities, but can not say enough about how excellent this school is - really! Could not have asked for better anywhere!

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2006
I could not imagine my daughter attending a better school. The staff and teachers care so much about the kids. Over the last 6 years it has became like a second family for my daughter as well as myself.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2006
Cres is a top notch school! there are all sorts of music programs in place. In 5th grade, there is a band program that is an awesome learning opportunity with teachers who are patient and knowledgable about the learning process. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in all situations, and there are plenty of opportunities to do so..Before, during, and after school hours. The pe program is especially great for kids who have not yet begun organized sports. They learn the fundamentals of the 'popular' sports in addition to creativity thinking up ways to make exercise fun. Academically, the students are challenged to do their best. For those that need a little extra push, there is an extended day program that meets those needs. Everything has been thought of at this school, and the campus is safe and easy to maneuver through, even for a newer student!!

- submitted by a parent

December 09, 2005
I love this school thank to all the teacher who took the time out to help and teach my child.I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2005
Both of my children attend Cotee River. They are going into 1st and fourth grade. I feel Cotee River is an oustanding school in both academics and parent/teacher involvement. The staff here at Cotee River want what is best for your children. You will be very please with Cotee river if your children attended here. I am. :)

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2004
Both my children attend this school. One in kindergarden and one in 4th grade special needs classes. In my view they are both recieving an excellent education. They love to go to school. And they feel at ease with the whole staff not just their own teachers. This school involves the whole school in Special Olympics which to me means all the kids are aware of how hard it is to live in a world with special needs. And my youngest child wants to be a teacher because her kindergarden teacher is so involved and so caring in her teahing ways. I am honoered my children attend such a rewarding and caring school. Thank you Ms. Baird!

- submitted by a parent

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Cotee River Elementary School
7515 Plathe Road, New Port Richey, FL  34653
(727) 774-3000
Last modified Cotee River Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cotee River Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top