Copper Ridge School

10101 E. Thompson Peak Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
3.50 (2 reviews)
Copper Ridge School serves 874 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Copper Ridge School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Copper Ridge School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Copper Ridge School's student population of 874 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students874 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Rankings

Copper Ridge School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Copper Ridge School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#290 out of 2120 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
7%
45%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
85%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.270.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
1%
14%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameScottsdale Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Copper Ridge School is Great Hearts Academies - Archway Scottsdale (3.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Desert Canyon Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Desert Canyon Elementary School (2.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Scottsdale Desert Canyon Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 462 students
    2.2 miles
    10203 E Mcdowell Mountain Ranc
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    (480) 484-6100
    2.2 PK-5 462
  • Scottsdale Desert Canyon Middle School Math: 65% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 541 students
    2.2 miles
    10203 E. Mcdowell Mtn. Ranch R
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    (480) 484-6100
    2.2 6-8 541
  • Scottsdale Grayhawk Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 490 students
    3.1 miles
    7525 E. Grayhawk Dr.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    (602) 449-6600
    3.1 PK-6 490
  • Scottsdale Redfield Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-6 | 450 students
    3.2 miles
    9181 E. Redfield Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    (480) 484-6100
    3.2 PK-6 450
  • Scottsdale Cheyenne Traditional School Math: 81% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-8 | 928 students
    3.5 miles
    13636 North 100th Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    (480) 484-6100
    3.5 PK-8 928

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
This school gets the worst PR and I don''t understand why. As a parent of three boys that have been there for over 7 years, I can honestly say my children are all thriving in their academic careers at Copper Ridge. The teachers are dedicated and the administration is always working to better the curriculum and add new and improved programs. The PTO is absolutely amazing and is a powerful voice and a source of help whenever the need arises. If you are moving to this area, I advise you to read the reviews from former students with a grain of salt. I am a parent and highly endorse this school.
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2  
CopperRidge has a beautiful campus and a great location. However, the school is hampered by a mediocre curriculum and poor communication. Teachers are not encouraged to talkmwith parents and are very rarely available. The school is very large and appointments with the principal need to be made in advance. Curriculum is "one size fits all" until 3rd or 4th grade when some advanced classes are finally offered. Unfortunately, gifted and advanced students are ignored and left to fend for themselves until then. Perfectly acceptable for the average student; however, completely lacking for the gifted child. Other schools that offer gifted programming in K-3 may be a much better fit.
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