Welcome to Our School District
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.
Message From Our District Administrator
As our summer begins, we have so much to reflect on and celebrate. Our Red Rock Elementary students have had a wonderful year. They excelled in so many areas it would be impossible to list them all. Their achievements have been in areas such as academic studies, sports, citizenship, philanthropy, and arts to name just a few. The success and accomplishments that our students have achieved could not be possible without the endless energy, skill, and devotion of Red Rock Elementary families and staff.
Without working together, we couldn’t achieve so much. Below are some of the key achievements of this year, however there are many more.
Red Rock Elementary will be receiving Title funding. With the new funding provided by Title grants we will now have an on-staff full time reading intervention specialist. In addition, we will add a leveled library for our teachers to utilize during guided reading. Title funding will provided our staff and families with more opportunities to support our students.
New School Bus
The Office of Governor Doug Ducey, in partnership with Arizona Department of Administration Office of Grant and Federal Resources awarded Red Rock Elementary with a $110,000 grant to purchase a 2020 Thomas Saf-T Liner C2 school bus. In addition, Red Rock Elementary Governing Board approved the purchase of an additional 2020 bus during our April meeting. The new bus is currently in production at the Thomas plant in North Carolina and should arrive on campus late July or early August.
State Athletic Titles
This year was Red Rock Elementary’s first year associated with Canyon Athletic Association. We had tremendous success in our first year. We would like to congratulate all of our athletes and coaches. Our girls softball team and boys baseball team were state runner-ups. Our co-ed soccer and girls basketball teams were able to win Red Rock’s first ever state championships this year.
7th Grade Substance Abuse Prevention Family Night
On April 3, Red Rock Elementary hosted our first annual Substance Abuse Prevention Night. We are proud to announce Red Rock Elementary received a grant from the governor's office to participate in this county-wide program. Only two other middle schools in the county received this grant. The night was a success. We had over 80% of our 7th grade families in attendance.
The Red Rock staff spent Wednesday afternoons increasing their professional development. One of our main focuses this year was to meet the SMART goal that our staff created. Another focus was increasing knowledge and understanding of differentiated instruction in the classroom. Weekly, teachers collaborated in their professional learning communities (PLC) to review data and ensure instruction met the needs of all their students.
Red Ribbon Week
This year we celebrated Red Ribbon Week by bringing awareness to what it means to be a drug and bully free school. Students participated in daily activities and a door decorating contest that encouraged our students to be drug and bully free. Red Rock students and staff pledged to be drug free by tying a red ribbon around the red ribbon banner hung on the gate of our school.
It is that time of the year when we say goodbye to some of our staff. This year, we have three long-standing members of our Red Rock staff that will be retiring. Mrs. Prock, Ms. McKeever, and Ms. Sandy White. We will miss them and thank them for all their hard work and dedication to the school.
Also leaving are Mr. Norfleet and Mr. Thatcher. We are grateful for all their hard work and dedication to their students and our school.
A special thanks to our departing PTO board members Angela Hall, Cathy Shull, Katie Knittle, and Ashley Jennings. As always, our PTO went above and beyond to provide whatever was necessary to add to our students’ already enriched school experience. We are looking forward to collaborating with our new PTO members starting in July.
We wish you all every success in the future.
Red Rock Elementary will be welcoming new staff and new programs to our professional learning community. Danielle Johnson - 2nd grade, Alisha Bush - 2nd grade, Shauna Johnson - 4th grade, Sonia Schreiber - middle school social studies, Beth Slater - full-time art teacher, and Vickie Conley - K–2 specialized program teacher.
A special thanks to you, the parents who have contributed in ways small, large, and unimaginable! Thank you for the partnership between home and school, which is so important. We appreciate all that you do each and every day for our school and our children!
In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all students of Red Rock Elementary! We wish you all a very happy, safe, and enjoyable summer. Please be sure to take time as a family to talk and play together.
We look forward to seeing you all in July. To those of you who are leaving us for new places, we wish you all the best.
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.
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.