First Avenue Elementary School, located in San Manuel in the beautiful and scenic San Pedro River Valley, currently educates 352 students in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. First Avenue School holds very high academic standards for students. We align our curriculum with the Arizona State Standards and use the Life Skills Program to teach students about skills such as responsibility, caring, integrity, effort, patience, and problem solving.
As a Title I Distinguished School, we employ some of the best faculty and staff in the state of Arizona. Our teachers have received recognition such as Pinal County Teacher of the Year, and the top five Ambassador for Arizona Teacher of the Year. We take great pride in providing our students with a supportive learning environment and a top-notch education.
We believe in being prepared and placing student safety first in all situations. We regularly practice lock downs, fire drills, and evacuations so students will know how to respond during real emergencies. However, First Avenue Elementary is proud to report that we are incident-free of any dangerous situations and our practice situations have remained exactly that—practice.
Don’t you love when your child brings home a terrific grade card? We love to show off our grade card too. Please take a few moments to look at First Avenue Elementary School’s grade card from last year.
Our school is dedicated to teaching to Arizona state standards in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. Our goal is to provide your children with an enriching educational program. In addition to teaching the state standards, each student learns:
- Arizona history (4th grade)
- United States history (5th grade)
- World history (6th grade)
- Physical education