Black Mountain Elementary School

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33606 N 60th St

Scottsdale, AZ 85266

(480) 575-2100

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Grades: PK - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 500

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

43 Parent Reviews for Black Mountain Elementary School

My kids are in third and fifth grade and have attended BMES all years. The teachers and staff are amazing. The teachers established a tutoring session before and after school to help the students improve their understanding of the AIMS. My children wanted to go to these sessions which showed me that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/27/14

Clearly the post written a few days ago is meant for the Black Mountain in Golden Valley and not this one. It says that there is a lot of turnover. This is not correct as most of the teachers have worked at Black Mountain for many many years. In fact, this school is so great that people come from all ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/27/14

Wow. I was sad to read the last review by that parent who is so upset with the school and calling it a failing school district. I was so thrilled to hear that the State of AZ awarded Black Mountain the prestigious honor of an A+ School of Excellence, they EARNED it, and DESERVE it. I don't know what ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/26/14

This school is a fine example of a failed school district . From the in experienced principle to poor teaching staff . Not all teachers there are a few of very caring and devoted teachers . But most leave as they can not handle the complete disregard to the education of the students . I am a parent that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/26/14

Excellent school! Teachers are dedicated to skill improvement of every student. Principal engaged in all areas. This is a very positive learning environment that creates a good foundation for a love a learning. Good facility with lots of open space. I tried 3 charter schools before coming here. BMES ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/24/14

We moved to Cave Creek in 2010 and all three of our children have attended Black Mountain. We absolutely love it! Excellent academic ratings, the administration and staff are wonderful. Principal Owsley is super involved with the kids, young and fun. He even played football with our kids class! ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/15/14

Black Mountain is hands down the best school in the Cave Creek Unified School District. As an employee, I am familiar with all the campuses and hold them all in high regard but I feel the community feel, great teachers, dynamic principal, organized front office, Health aide and support staff and involved ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/10/14

BMES is a fantastic learning community. The teachers are well qualified, compassionate and loving. The families are highly involved and friendly. The Principal is very hands on and is kind yet respected by students, staff and parents. My son is very happy and is always motivated to go to school. He is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/09/14

Black Mountain Elementary is exceptional for these reasons: 1. Our students arrive full of desire to learn each and every day. 2. Our PTO is deeply committed to helping our BMES achieve its social and academic goals. Our volunteers work every week in classrooms, every week in the library, every month ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 04/08/14

Black Mountain is an excellent school in the Cave Creek Unified School District. The entire campus is welcoming and warm, including staff and students. BMES also partners with the community for many great causes.

Posted by a teacher on 04/08/14

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Test scores for Black Mountain Elementary School

AIMS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Black Mountain Elementary School
Cave Creek 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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Scottsdale schools — Black Mountain Elementary School is located at 33606 N 60th St, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 33606 N 60th St is in the 85266 ZIP code in Scottsdale, AZ The school district for Black Mountain Elementary School is the Cave Creek Unified District. Black Mountain Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 6.
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