Welcome to Cocopah Middle School


Phone: 480-484-4410


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Joe Olney

Administrative Support Coordinator | Donna Ramsey

Principal Olney graduated from ASU in 2000 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Global Business. His first career started at Charles Schwab as a stockbroker. Following September 11, 2001 he decided to change career paths. In 2004, he started his teaching career as a math teacher at Chaparral High School. In 2014, he earned his National Board certification in Mathematics and was awarded the Scottsdale Charros Teacher of the Year for Chaparral HS. In 2016, he completed his Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University and was awarded teacher of the year at Chaparral HS by the student body. He spent 3 years as the Assistant Principal of Student Activities at Coronado and 4 years as the SUSD Summer School Principal. In his spare time, Principal Olney likes to spend time with his family, and enjoys anything to do with astronomy and the outdoors.

Assistant Principal

Phone: 480-484-4407


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Steven Salcito

Administrative Support Coordinator | Donna Ramsey

Mr. Salcito started his educational career in 1992 with the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD).  He has taught 7th grade mathematics at Mountainside Middle School, Desert Canyon Middle School, and Cocopah Middle School.  Mr. Salcito has been an administrator at SUSD since 2001 at both Saguaro High School and Cocopah Middle School.  He has his Bachelor of Arts in Education from Arizona State University and a Masters of Education from Northern Arizona University.

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    Principal: Joe Olney
    Assistant Principal: Steven Salcito
    Address: 6615 E. Cholla Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    Phone: 480-484-4400
    Fax: 480-484-4401
    Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. 
    Grades: 6th - 8th Grade
    Colors: Blue and Gold
    Mascot: Mustangs
    Year Opened: 1965

    2021-2022 Bell Schedule

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Visitors & Volunteers

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