School Details

Cochise Elementary School

9451 North 84th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 484-1100
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 651 students 16 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

88%
82%
69%
89%
88%
75%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Scottsdale Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
76%
65%
94%
89%
77%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Scottsdale Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
77%
63%
96%
91%
79%
85%
75%
56%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Scottsdale Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cochise Elementary School is a public elementary school in Scottsdale. 651 children attend Cochise Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 1% of the Cochise Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 6% of the 651 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cochise Elementary School is 16:1. International School Of Arizona is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 75%
Asian 7% 4%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 20%
Limited English proficiency 1% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.)

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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 +

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

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

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

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

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both of our children went to Cochise K-5. Both had radically different experiences. While my oldest child flourished my younger child has had more than her fair share of cranky teachers. 12 years ago I would have told you to run to enroll your child in Cochise but during that time with the changes in principles and teachers I would not say the same today. It has become more about numbers and stats and less about teacher/student bonding which is very important at this age level for learning and retention. My daughter is bright and happy but her stress level is not acceptable and her teacher is directly responsible for her feelings of inadequacy. I could go on but I believe my point has been made.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a daughter how attended thie wonderful school from 2nd grad on. She loved it and the children were all smiling when they atend this great school. My daughter proceeded to Cocopah and Chaparral and graduated # 3 in her class! Cochise was the building block for her. thank You Cochise.

  • (9 years ago)

    My children have attended Cochise for a total of 4 years. Second through third has been exceptional. The administration is absolutely child centered and the best that you can get. Academics and the gifted areas as well as LRC and special ed too rank vey highly. An incredible place to be!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has great parent involvement in all grades. The teachers are top notch and caring. The principal is amazing!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great teachers Great Parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm not the biggest fan but since my son has not gone to any other school I don't know how it compares.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very impressed with this school. In stead of having my children attend my neighborhood school (an A+ school) I have my children attend Cochise under open enrollment. As a teacher myself (not at Cochise) I find Cochise to be a school where I want to send my own kids. They learn alot have fun and have had a variety of experiences. My family loves all of the extra curricular activities during school and outside of school. The APT is wonderful at organizing family events which I feel is very important.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academic programs are exceptional with many of the teachers holding masters degrees. Programs available from special needs children through advanced learners. Many options availabe for art and music. A wide variety of extracurricular activities. This particular elementary school and the district has a very high level of parent involvement. There are many family activities focused on parent involvement both during the school day and after hours. This school is very community minded.

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