9 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Coyote Ridge
Coyote Ridge Correctional Center is a medium-security prison located in Connell, Washington. It is operated by the Washington State Department of Corrections and houses approximately 2,000 inmates. The prison is designed to provide a safe and secure environment for both inmates and staff.
Coyote Ridge has a variety of programs and services designed to help inmates transition back into society. These include educational and vocational programs, substance abuse treatment, and mental health services. Inmates also have access to a library, religious services, recreational activities, and a variety of support groups.
The prison has a strict zero-tolerance policy for violence and other criminal activities. Inmates who violate the rules are subject to disciplinary action, including loss of privileges and solitary confinement.
Coyote Ridge is considered a model facility for its humane and progressive approach to rehabilitation. The prison has earned praise from both inmates and corrections staff for its commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for all.
7677 W. Bethany
Glendale, AZ 85303
Pre-K – 8
Overview Coyote Ridge
Coyote Ridge serves 542 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Coyote Ridge placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on Coyote Ridge
Coyote Ridge is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Coyote Ridge is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.