Cocopah Middle School celebrates 50 years

A view of Cocopah Middle School. (Submitted photo)

A view of Cocopah Middle School. (Submitted photo)

Scottsdale Unified School District’s Cocopah Middle School is celebrating five decades of excellence as it marks its 50th anniversary.

The community is invited to join staff, students, and parents at the Celebrate Cocopah event 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 7.

The event will include food, music, entertainment, auction and raffle items and a photo booth. Classrooms will be open from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to the event is free, according to a press release.

Serving more than 800 youth, Cocopah Middle School prepares students to progress and succeed at the high school level. The middle school offers honors programming, world languages including French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, STEM programming including robotics and advanced engineering and design, middle school athletics, and visual and performing arts programs.

Cocopah Middle School is part of the Chaparral Learning Community and educates students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Students from Cherokee Elementary School, Cochise Elementary School and Sequoya Elementary School advance to Cocopah Middle School.

To learn more about Cocopah Middle School, visit or to learn about learning communities and program offerings available within the Scottsdale Unified School District, visit

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