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Welcome to Our School District

Official School Hours 2018-2019  Preschool - Monday through Wednesday 8:00–10:30 a.m.  Kindergarten–8th Grade -Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Welcome to the home of the Red Rock Raiders. We are a small, rural District located in Red Rock, Arizona, centered one hour from Phoenix and thirty minutes from Tucson, Arizona. You’ll find our town in the lower Santa Cruz River Valley, near Picacho Peak State Park. We serve students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our faculty and staff value each child as an individual, while helping students continually strive for their personal best.

We hope you like our website. It contains a lot of helpful information, such as the school calendar, news and events going on in our school, and how to get in touch with us. We hope this site will answer any questions you may have about our district. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please stop in and see us. We are here not only to provide a quality education for our students, but also to serve our community. We would love to see you.

Administrative Letter to Our Community

Dear Red Rock Elementary Community,

The past couple of weeks have been challenging for everyone impacted by the walkout. We appreciate your patience and support. We know you have questions about the remainder of the school year. Here are some key facts:

We have calculated the instructional hours in our current school year calendar and have determined that we have sufficient number of instructional hours required by state law. Therefore, the school year for K-8 students will not extend beyond the last day of school on Thursday, May 24.

  • Kinder Round-Up has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 10 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Kindergarten promotion will go on as planned on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:00 a.m.
  • 8th grade promotion will go on as planned on Wednesday, May 23 at 9:00 a.m.

Additional information is available in our updated FAQs. Please look for school-specific information, such as the rescheduling of events, to come from your classroom teachers and our school calendar. Also, please continue to check our website or Facebook.

We will send more communication about what Arizona’s new education budget means for Red Rock School District in the months ahead. In the meantime, we look forward to having our students and educators back in school. Thank you again for your patience, flexibility, and support during these unprecedented times.


Peter Dwyer
District Administrator

annual progress

Message From Our District Administrator

Dear Red Rock Community,

It is with great pride that we report to you our school received a letter “B” grade. The Arizona State Board of Education recently released letter grades regarding AzMERIT assessments taken by students in grades 3-12 last spring. As a district administrator, I appreciate the commitment of our teachers and staff in facilitating the educational needs of our students. We continue to strive for excellence as we meet the challenges of educating our youth. We also thank our parents and families who work in collaboration with our teachers and staff to meet the individual needs of our students. 

Our 2017-2018 school year is going well! Our student enrollment continues to increase; we are nearly 410 students! We want to welcome our new families that have moved to the Red Rock area. Our parents are always welcome to stop by and meet their child’s teacher, learn about our curriculum and procedures or simply stop by for lunch. 

I am very fortunate for the opportunity to work with great students, parents, teachers, and staff here at Red Rock Elementary School. 


Peter Dwyer

Peter Dwyer

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Red Rock Elementary School District is to provide comprehensive, success-oriented instruction for all students in our growing district. We design learning opportunities to maximize each student’s potential in the areas of academic ability, social and emotional development, physical well-being, cultural and aesthetic awareness, and community contribution and responsibility. Red Rock School District will continue to pursue and implement scientifically research-based educational methods, strategies, and technologies.

Our Vision

Red Rock Elementary School is a professional learning community that ensures each student learns and succeeds in all academic areas and realizes his/her full potential as a positive contributing member of society.

Our Top Priority

The top priority for every school and the district as a whole is to accelerate the continuous improvement of teaching and learning to enable all students to meet high standards.