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

Student Enrollment: 580

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

29 Parent Reviews for Desert Cove Elementary School

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

Our experience with Desert Cove has been phenomenal! No complaints and the kids love it there.

Posted by a parent on 05/20/12

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/29/12

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/29/12

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/14/11

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Test scores for Desert Cove Elementary School

AIMS* Test Scores

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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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