BLACK MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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33606 N 60TH ST
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85266
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Phone: 480-575-2100
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Unclassified
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 6th Grade
  • District: Cave Creek Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 19:1
  • Students/Grade: 62.5
  • Number Students: 500
  • Number Teachers: 30
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 3550
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 140
  • Principal: Mr Matthew Owsley
  • 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 (34 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-24
    "Our school is an important part of my community. It is large enough where there are many extra curricular activites yet small enough where everyone seems to know each other. Our 2 children love BMES. We wouldn't have it any other way!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-22
    "We researched several schools when we moved into this area and couldn't be happier we chose to enroll at Black Mountain Elementary. The teachers make learning a fun and rewarding experience, and provide an open environment that welcomes parent involvement and communication. Every person at this school - the Principal, teachers, staff, parent volunteers - truly cares about the success and well being of the students."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-29
    "We relocated from Chicago neighborhood to BMES last fall... both daughters adapted to new class structures, they were both in excelling classes in IL. Would love to see CCUSD get on board for recognizing and implementing excelling classes. Overall- the school is involved with students and parents."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-07-27
    "I can't believe the last reviewer! BME should have 5 stars overall. My son also attended school at BMES since 1st grade and it has improved in many ways. The sixth grade classes did have over 30 students per class but not the 36 that the last reviewer wrote. The teachers were great! They did not mix up grades one time! One project due date did change but it should have. It is called monitoring and adjusting - something good teachers should so. There was some change in Math teacher as the first one had a baby and the school refused to just put anyone in the spot. Instead, substitute teachers were in the spot until they made a choice. In all, there were 3 sixth grade math teachers. As for the no homework, that was totaly wrong! The school is not against homework, just against irrelevant homework. As for students transfering to PV, very few students have left the school. In fact, many many students come to BMES from outside the attendance zone. This school is the best and I am sad that it was my son's last year. It really is heading in the right direction!!!! It is too bad that it hasn't always been this way."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-25
    "I can't believe BME has 4 stars overall. My son attended K-6 there and it has really gone down hill in my opinion. The extreme right led by the local newspaper vote down EVERYTHING the schools try to do and its taking its toll. Results: 36 kids in my son's class this year, overwhelmed unorganized teachers, mixed up grades and nobody even notices, project due dates ALWAYS changed on original due date, newbie teachers writing emails to the parents with multiple spelling errors, 6 sixth grade math teachers in one year, no homework because the principal and the teachers don't believe in it, no librarian, no gifted anything (many of the brainiacs have transferred to PV district anyway), and many other traits of a very mediocre public school. Too bad. It hasn't always been this way."
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