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 780 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 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! 

Principal                 Assistant Principal 
 Joyce Pietri            Barb Thofson    

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News and Announcements


All new kindergartners enrolling for 2015-2016 should be scheduled for one of our screening appointments in July. Please register your kindergartner before July 21 to make sure you get an appointment! Screenings will take place on July 21, July 22 and July 23


New students not enrolled by June 2 and ALL RETURNING STUDENTS must come in to register on one of the following dates:
Tuesday, July 21: 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 23: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


May 22: Open 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
May 25: CLOSED (Memorial Day)
May 26-May 29: Open 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
June 1-June 2: Open 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
July 16-July 17: Open 9 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


If your student is not returning to Manzanita this July, please stop by the office and see Miz Susan for withdrawal processing. (Note: This does not apply to our current 5th graders moving on to KMS or WCMS next year.)


In addition to this website, our monthly newsletter and our one calls, you can also read about Manzanita events on our new Facebook page!

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