• Cochise Elementary School9

    Scottsdale, AZ | Maricopa County

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    January 5, 2015


    Love Cochise school. Great teachers and staff. Wonderful neighborhood school. My kids have learned so much and love going to school. Happy Parent :)

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    April 19, 2014


    I have had my up's and down's with the school but the administration has always been very helpful with it all. I feel with every school the parent needs to be proactive for their child's sake and not leave it up to the school. It is all about the right fit. Wherever you go there are good teachers and bad teachers. There are good students and bad students. What makes it a great school is one that can keep the good students good and turn the bad students good. Kudos to all the good teachers.

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    April 17, 2014


    Great school, great community and awesome teachers. It's a very happy environment and my kids love it. School is suppose to be fun as well as educational and I feel they are getting that balance. Feel so blessed to have such great parents who help support school.

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    February 6, 2013


    This is truly a great school. I love it. My only little concern is the reserved parking spaces for the APT. If your a kindergarten parent and you're running late to pick your child up and the parking is full you have to park there. Soon the people who reserved the spaces come along and scream at you for parking in their spot even if you say,"My child was crying where is mommy??"Just because I was running late. Otherwise a great school fantastic teachers and staff. There is a band class, a P.E class, and a gifted class.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 14, 2013


    VERY disappointing and disorganized gifted "program." We enrolled after hearing what a great school Cochise was. I agree the parents were nice, and there is a strong community. Our son's teacher doesn't allow parents in the classroom and the principal stands by that. (improperly cited privacy "laws" that I've never seen any other teacher/admin invoke) When we went to our first gifted parents' meeting, many parents were very vocal and irate at the minimal gifted support. We thought they were over-the-top until we were told our child would have to repeat curriculum he had completed two years earlier at another school, even though his Cochise test results were 92%+ in all areas. We went all the way to the district level to have a better fit / get him more challenging materlal, and they essentially said there would be almost nothing done, so we moved to Sonoran Sky and have had an AMAZING experience with their gifted programs (both cluster-with-mainstream as well as self-contained.)

    Submitted by a parent

    August 14, 2012


    Good Day: I am a McCormick Ranch Grandparent. My grandson will be attending 1st grade next year, as his parents, will be relocating to the area. I would like to stay in communications, regarding this schoo. Respectfully, Mrs. H.

    February 2, 2011


    Excellent teachers, wonderful community, active parents, and horrible principal. Our teachers go out of their way for our kids. Our principal does not tell the truth, does not know kids' names, is a bully, and has very little experience before being hired at Cochise. Come on Scottsdale...our school needs a leader!

    Submitted by a parent

    August 12, 2010


    Excellent school with the best teachers anywhere. Bright and engaging children coupled with active and supportive parents make for a wonderful learning environment. The poor decisions, or lack thereof, of the administration is the only drawback to this very fine school.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 15, 2010


    phenomenal teachers. deep parental involvement and improving administration. most importantly, phenomenal, nurturing teachers. second only to cheyenne in sdsu test scores yet the teachers don't gear learning toward test taking. not perfect, but pretty close.

    Submitted by a parent

    November 7, 2009


    I actually really like the school and especially my daughter's kindergarten teacher! It is our first experience with school (no prior pre-school) and I can not be happier with the school we chose. Cochise is not our home school, so we really did our home work and found what we felt was the best fit for us - Cochise Elementary, Scottsdale has the feel of a private school. We give it an A +

    Submitted by a parent

    June 3, 2009


    I love this school due to the amazing teachers and involved parent group! The only drawback is administration. They insulate themselves from criticism and seem to think they are above reproach from the teachers and parents. It is unfortunate that our school can be our through this type of injustice. A parent of current & past students.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 6, 2009


    Revolving door in administration. Changing principals has led to stress and division amongst the teachers.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 2, 2008


    I currently have three children at Cochise & have found the overall experience to be very positive. The teachers are engaged & are interested in each one of their students. We have had teachers that are 'warm fuzzies' & some who certainly aren't but my children have gained valuable experience in realizing that many different types of educators will come into their lives. I have also found that the more I put into the school, the more I get out of it. There is a very active parent teacher assosciation at the school which allows volunteerism at all levels. This is an informed & educated group of parents who go above & beyond to provide service to all students. Cochise test scores & ratings rank among the best of Scottsdale. Yes, we have had our hiccups but were conscientiously resolved. Most issues have been @ a district level. Signed, Satisfied Parent.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 25, 2008


    horrible school. unfair administration and snooty parent. would not recomend it at all.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 15, 2007


    Cochiese is really quite a phenomenal school. It principals are kind,and unharsh, but are great with dealing with kids.All students who excel are immediately given extra activities to keep school interesting. It has teachers somewhat similar to Socrates, picking apart answers to questions and finding flaws, giving the students only the most refined knowledge.It makes sure all parents have opportunities to organize school supporting groups, and parents are never forced to help, they are only given the option. All students take instrumental classes from flute to clarinet to saxophone and so on. Their sporting programs allow children to 'burn' energy in an exciting, safe, environment. My sons artistic quality has very much improved while he has gone to Cochiese. When discipline is required towards students, it is done in a friendly but extremely affective way. I very strongly urge you to give your child the opportunity of going to cochiese.

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