Hugh Lorch

Copper Creek Elementary School8

Tucson, AZ | Pima County

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April 17, 2014


from the reports that I hear from my granddaughters, it seems that this school takes an interest in the kids; One thing to be careful of--bullying. I did hear that one of the kids was being bullied by a few others and this cannot be tolerated, even for a second! It can lead to so many negative consequences. Please be aware of this--it was, I believe at the 3rd grade level---our girls are 1st and 2nd grade---thank you!

September 4, 2013


My daughter just started kindergarten there. All staff are very nice and helpful but not the teacher. It seems like the teacher doesn't like my daughter. She is only been there one month and she says she is going to have to stay in kindergarten for another year! Seriously? What kind of teacher says that about a 5 year old, when she has 7 more months of school to go. My daughter does good at home and knows how to count 1-10 and most of the abcs . I just cant believe that she is giving up on her after four weeks, it shows how much she enjoys teaching!

Submitted by a parent

August 23, 2013


Copper Creek Elementary is a great school. Most of the staff are great and very friendly. There is a fantastic cop always on site who i have notice all the kids love. The only thing that really bug me is the way they raise money for the school. children asking people(who they know) for money... what happened to selling candy or bake sales? That was fun and educational. my son came home with a packet asking that he go ask people for donations. Grade A school....

Submitted by a parent

March 21, 2012


My son is currently in 2nd grade and has a wonderful teacher. I like the teachers some of them truly love what they do and it shows and others either due to budget cuts or home issues seem very unhappy. When I volunteer I have heard some pretty rude comments and yelling from teachers in the 2nd grade hallways. Something I never heard in kindergarten or 1st grade.I think with every school you can find a great teacher like Mrs. Hinz or a bad teacher. I think the school is great for children with no learning disabilities. not all but many of the teachers seem to want a robot child and are very quick to assume ADHD or Autism. I do like the staff and when I have had problems in the past the school principal was very quick to respond in a polite timely manner. I think the school curriculum is great! It seems to keep the children interesting and wanting to learn more. The AR (accelerated reading programs) that the school offers helps kids have a great feeling of accomplishment and worth. My son had one teacher that was a bit difficult and seemed to want robotic children then now having a wonderful teacher that is compassionate and caring it really does depend on the teach.

Submitted by a teacher

May 5, 2010


Copper Creek Elementary is an exemplary display of quality teaching in a loving environment. In the wake of multiple budget cuts and teacher cuts, while businesses are receiving new tax breaks, I have seen high quality, caring teachers unwaveringly inspire,educate and expand the minds of our children. At the same time, I have also seen fantastic teachers who do not wish to retire, do so in order for others to maintain their employment. We all owe these teachers our gratitude, our thanks, a stable living wage, and an apology for those self absorbed individuals who display a complete lack of respect for the teaching profession.

Submitted by a parent

April 29, 2010


My child has been at Copper Creek for 4 years. The principal and front staff know each child and their parents by name. You are warmly greeted by everyone at school. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to be in the classroom anytime. The teachers work hard to help each student achieve their top potential and provide excellent communication with parents. The school makes great efforts to inform families of events and school news through email, notes home, and their website. Many teachers also have their own websites; but, some individual sites are not updated well. The PTO has creative and fun ideas to raise money for the kids without having too many fundraisers. My child has had 4 wonderful teachers and tests above grade level. Expectations are clear and discipline is fair. Art, Music and PE are taught weekly. Kids also attend the library regularly. My child is happy and thriving.

Submitted by a parent

November 3, 2009


Great teachers and support staff. The principal gets involved and knows the students. They work hard to meet the needs of all of their students including testing kids to see what helps them learn, providing retired teachers who volunteer for tutoring and keeping family involved by keeping them informed and welcoming the family into the classroom and on field trips.

October 26, 2009


I love the fact that our children get private quality education on a public setting, all the teachers are top educated the principalis involved with everyday activities, the fron office personnel great customer service and what I enjoy the best is that every day my daugther woke up in a hurry to leave the house so she can be at school as early as possible! she loves going to school every day

Submitted by a parent

October 5, 2009


2 years ago we had to move out of the district. They had some pictures of my son that they wanted us to have, so one of the staff members brought it to his new school which was over an hour away. This is something awesome that you don't normally find in large city schools.

Submitted by a parent

November 20, 2008


I think there may be another Copper Creek and people are getting really mixed up. It is a woman principal, she is always there, the teachers are top notch, I never have heard one screaming either in a hallway or in a room. Also, the front staff is very helpful and there is no sign in the front that says, 'Attack Secretary'. I am guessing that these parents are having a bad time with their children and are blaming the school.

Submitted by a parent

November 19, 2008


My son, who is now at Hillcrest, attended Copper Creek 1st - 6th grade and I loved it! I have now enrolled my 4 year old in the pre-k program, and love it! I have had much happiness and success at Copper Creek with both of my children. I think you get as much out of it as you put into it. The parents need to be more involved in the school as well as their children's lives, it's this type of collaboration which will make our kids successful. As for the comment on the principal matching her shoes to her outfit, I am confused, as the principal is a male and he is very active and involved on campus...I see him everyday and the kids all love him.

Submitted by a parent

October 9, 2008


I am really surprised to read the last comments about Copper Creek. My kids have been there for the last 3 years and I have witnessed the high grade of involvement of the principal with the students. I do a lot of volunteer work in my kids' classrooms, at least 3 times per week, and I have NEVER heard a teacher screaming or any disorder at all. Maybe the teachers suffered of the same problems of teachers around the US, underpaid and overworked, but they are good and very enthusiastic with the kids. I am very thankful for their work and appreciate their efforts.

Submitted by a parent

October 6, 2008


Due to the lack of involvement on the principals part, this school is definitely taking a turn for the worse. The teachers seem tired, unmotivated and quick to criticize/judge students and parents. I have to agree with the previous post, you can hear teachers yelling at students from just walking down the hallways. Hope the principal starts paying more attention to the concerns of the parents rather than if her shoes 'coordinate' with whatever new outfit she just bought!

Submitted by a parent

September 8, 2008


It is sad to see a top notch school into mediocrity. All of my kids have gone to the school so I have been involved in it for over 12 years. The current principal is not at school very often and rarely engages the students or teachers. Some of the best teachers have left, the ones that remain seem tired. If you walk the halls during, you can hear some teachers screaming at the students. The previous principals were all very involved with the students and the teachers. You would see the principal in every room every day to 'get a feel' for what was going on. No longer. And, beware of the front office staff. One of them has a sign 'Attack Secretary' and based on her behavior with a student while I was in the office, a well earned sign.

Submitted by a parent

September 3, 2008


Teachers are not up to par. Some like to pick on kids......real professional!

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