Desert Cove Elementary School

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11020 N 28th St

Phoenix, AZ 85028

(602) 449-3400

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 580

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

33 Parent Reviews for Desert Cove Elementary School

My son has been going here for 2 years now and I love everything about this school. It has been a very positive experience for us both and Principal Lanese seems to genuinely care about all of the students.

Posted by a parent on 12/01/14

The Self-Contained Gifted Program at DCES is stellar. Mr. Lanes is an amazing leader and the kids learn all the right values here

Posted by a parent on 10/04/14

Desert Cove has been amazing for my child, who is now going into 4th grade. I have another starting K in the fall. We moved to the area from Scottsdale schools, and I have found the principal, teachers, and all staff to be more involved, more considerate of the students' needs, and more attentive than ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/21/14

Desert Cove Elementary is fabulous from the principal (Mr. Lanese), to all the teachers, but especially the SCG teachers, to the staff and of course, the kids. Everyone here is polite, friendly, helpful and extremely qualified. We have felt so welcome and our daughter has thrived and excelled at Desert ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/22/14

My son switched to this school last school year and he has just improved so much from his previous school which had him to the point of hating to go, but now with the wonderful teachers and staff he once again enjoys going and is getting very involved in activities. Such a nice and pleasant learning ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/26/13

We couldn't be more pleased with this school. The principal is warm, engaging, and hand-on, and he creates such a positive atmosphere for both students and staff. The school uses a positive-behavior based behavioral program and really employs it, posting expectations throughout the school and constantly ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/11/13

I've had 3 children attend Desert Cove; my youngest is still currently a student there, and one of my sons was in a special ed self contained class. The teachers are professional, organized, caring and have been great for my kids. The current principal is approachable and always there; he knows the kids ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/21/12

Terrible school my son went there for his 6th grade I've noticed that teachers and even the principal would treat him differant because he was hispanic they would not talk to him in english even though he spoke it very well and was constantly being sent home and for some reason the principal would always ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/13/12

I have nothing but great things to say about Desert Cove!! I have 3 kids attending. My oldest has been attending since Kindergarden (2007) and will be starting 5th grade next week. We have moved out of district and the kids refused to go anywhere but Desert Cove! The PTO is great with a huge parent ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/02/12

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/26/12

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Test Year: 2012
Desert Cove Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District
* 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.

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Phoenix schools — Desert Cove Elementary School is located at 11020 N 28th St, Phoenix AZ 85028. 11020 N 28th St is in the 85028 ZIP code in Phoenix, AZ The school district for Desert Cove Elementary School is the Paradise Valley Unified District. Desert Cove Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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