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    


News and Announcements


Mon. 11/23 and Tues. 11/24 are FULL school days (8:35-3:20). There will be full band rehearsal this Monday and Tuesday. There is no choir on Tuesday. There is no school Wed. 11/25-Fri. 11/27. Reminder: All multi-day pre-planned absences (e.g. vacations) require advance Principal approval. Contact our Attendance Clerk for more details.

Don't Forget Your Identification!

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

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Upcoming Events

Date: 11/27/2015
Band Practice: Flute/Clarinet/Saxophone
Date: 11/30/2015, 3:30 PM 4:20 PM
Choir Rehearsal
Date: 12/1/2015, 3:20 PM 4:20 PM
Band Practice: Trumpet/Trombone/Tuba
Date: 12/1/2015, 3:30 PM 4:20 PM
Site Council Meeting
Date: 12/2/2015, 8 AM 8:25 AM