DESERT COVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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11020 N 28TH ST
PHOENIX, AZ 85028
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Phone: 602-449-3400
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Paradise Valley Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 82.9
  • Number Students: 580
  • Number Teachers: 44
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4313
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 120
  • Principal: Mr Chad Lanese
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (39 ratings)
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    School Reviews (29 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-05-26
    "My son moved to Desert Cove in December. I have been so impressed with this school! The principal communicates and cares about the students. The teachers are amazing and it truly feels like the small private school we could no longer afford. We have not missed a thing and love this school! Academics are top notch, my son is finally challenged. He says the work before was boring but now he loves the type of work he does, the way the teacher works with him, and how interesting each and every day is. This school feels like family and I am out of district. One other thing to meniton, the ladies at the front desk are so kind, friendly and helpful. This is HUGE! After years of trying to get information from the school by our house I have found them to be so comforting and easy to communicate with. It just helps make everything else that is wonderful really amazing... and the PTO is wonderful as well!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-05-20
    "Our experience with Desert Cove has been phenomenal! No complaints and the kids love it there."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-02-29
    "Both of my kids have gone to this school a long time, one since 2nd grade who is now in middle school, and the other since kindergarten and is currently in 4th grade. I have a lot of respect and admiration for the teachers and staff that are at Desert Cove. My oldest child had some attention issues and every teacher, each year, was very willing to work with us to find ways to help her focus and stay on task, and above all get the most out of her education. I am very grateful to all of them for their hard work and attention, which is so difficult to provide in a public school setting. Both of my kids have been in the gifted/honors classes and I have to say that has been one of the BEST aspects of their education. The teacher is AMAZING! The classes are tough, but she is very fair and her focus is on making sure the kids are challenged and understand the materials. She is communicative and very proactive in discussing potential issues with parents. I don't think I could ask for a better teacher, role model, and mentor for my kids. No school or person (teacher) is perfect, but I am grateful that the staff and teachers at Desert Cove do their very best for our kids... every day."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-01-29
    "Read the prior review and am sorry for that families experience. I just wanted to comment that I had an issue that needed attention from teacher and principal this school year and it was dealt with professionally and promptly. Overall, I feel teachers and administration seem very committed to their students and that's what I hear from several other parents as well."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-11-14
    "This school has amazing teachers, well behaved students, and friendly/helpful parents. What it lacks is a principal! The one they have does not think of the students first it is all about money and attendence! My daughter is a transfer student who was absent due to illness and he told me to bring her even when sick because when she misses school they loose out on money. Well I am not a parent who would ever send my sick child to school to spread germs to everyone else! And I was then informed she would be transferred to her home school if she was absent anymore. Ridiculous and tramatizing for the child!"
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