A Tradition of Excellence since 1963.

Manzanita Elementary School

To provide students with an educational foundation for life-long success

Principal's Message

Welcome to Manzanita Elementary School, Home of the Dragons!

The staff and I would like to thank you for taking time to visit our website. Manzanita is an all-day kindergarten through 5th grade school with an established team of outstanding educators who are committed to our 770 students.  We have been named an Excelling or “A” school for the past six years. We are also a proud member of Kingman Unified School District #20 in Kingman, AZ.

Manzanita has a 51-year tradition of educating and developing well-rounded students in a safe and welcoming environment. Curriculum is based on the Arizona Career and Readiness Standards. We offer many rigorous academic programs designed to address the individual differences and needs of our students including accelerated classrooms in first through fifth grade and a magnet program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Students and staff utilize a variety of technology resources including Beyond Textbooks, Reading Eggs, Study Island, and Accelerated Reader.

KUSD #20 believes in developing the whole child through the Four “A’s”’-- Academics, the Arts, Athletics, and Activities. As you navigate around our website, you will see students developing their talents and skills through participation in choir, drama, 5th grade band, Art Masters, student council, in-school interventions, after-school tutoring, chess, yearbook, sign language, and computer clubs.

We believe that every child can learn, but only with a strong partnership with the student’s family and school can children realize their full potential. We encourage parents to develop a relationship with their child’s teacher early on by attending Meet the Teacher Night August 5th from 5:00-6:30.  Parents can also participate by accessing student grades on the internet, attending conferences, concerts, Fall Festival, recognition assemblies, and various fundraisers. When parents attend school functions, they demonstrate to their children that they value education and support their child’s efforts towards academic excellence.

We look forward to working with parents and families to ensure another successful and rewarding year!

Joyce Pietri            Barb Thofson

Principal                 Assistant Principal


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News and Announcements

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 3000 E. Andy Devine. Any student who brings in a receipt signed by their parent will receive 10 Dragon Dollars!
Spirit Shirts For Sale...
After School Clubs...
New Contest: P.A. Day!
Choir Shirts On Sale - Order Deadline is October 6
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Upcoming Events

Fiesta Fundraiser Ends (all packets due)
Date: 9/2/2014
Choir Rehearsal
Date: 9/2/2014, 3:25 PM 4:15 PM
Band Rehearsal: Flute/Clarinet/Sax
Date: 9/2/2014, 3:30 PM 4:15 PM
Sonic Fundraiser
Date: 9/2/2014, 5 PM 8 PM
P.A. Day Winners: Mrs. Burkes' class and Mrs. Taylor's class!
Date: 9/3/2014