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

Donations Needed ASAP

We are in immediate need of sanitizing wipes, copy paper and Expo dry erase markers. We would appreciate donations of any size!

Don't Forget Your Identification!

Parents and family members are always welcome at Manzanita! However, student safety is always our #1 priority. Please bring your identification with you whenever you come into the office. This includes parents wishing to eat lunch with their students in the cafeteria. Thank you!

Fall Intersession is Coming!

Stay tuned for more information our 10-day break coming up September 28-October 9. More information to follow about activities that will be offered the week of September 28 at our La Senita facility. All schools will be CLOSED the week of October 5.

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Upcoming Events

P.A. Day Winners: Mrs. Huling, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Chastain & Ms. Beck!
Date: 9/2/2015
Site Council Meeting
Date: 9/2/2015, 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Choir Rehearsal
Date: 9/2/2015, 3:20 PM 4:20 PM
Band Practice: Percussion
Date: 9/2/2015, 3:30 PM 4:20 PM
Band Practice: Full Band
Date: 9/3/2015, 3:30 PM 4:20 PM