Welcome to Ocotillo Elementary!


A special note from our Principal:

As we start the 2015-2106 school year, we are celebrating our success from last school year.  The students and staff worked really hard to increase our student achievement and decrease the amount of student misbehavior.  The results are in:

·         Math scores increased 16%, placing Ocotillo in the top 10 schools out of 32 schools in our district in math growth.

·         Reading scores increased 22%, placing Ocotillo in the top 5 schools out of 32 schools in our district in reading growth.

·         Our total number of student discipline referrals dropped by nearly 70% from 1058 to 330 student discipline referrals last year.  This means that we have significantly reduced the amount of disruptions to the classroom environment and increased the expectations for the student culture on the Ocotillo campus!

 We will continue to improve on the success and momentum that we have created together throughout this school year.  We can already feel the change in our student culture as we begin this year and I am sure it will show in our academic achievement!  I could not be more proud of our students and our teachers!!  Thank you for everything you do to support our efforts at Ocotillo Elementary School:  A Respectful, Responsible and Safe Learning Community.

 Dr. Steve Murosky, Principal

About Our School
All schools in the Washington Elementary School District are committed to achieving excellence for every child, every day, every opportunity. Ocotillo Elementary School's curriculum is fully aligned with State Standards. Ocotillo provides art, music and PE for all grade levels.

Ocotillo Elementary provides differentiated learning opportunities for all students to achieve academic success. Extended day care and after-school programs are available. We believe the school should provide a positive, productive and safe environment for all students through the implementation of clear, fair and consistent behavioral expectations.

Our Mission
The mission of Ocotillo Elementary School is to foster an enriching environment that produces lifelong learners with the necessary academic and social skills to be successful citizens.

Our Vision
The vision of Ocotillo Elementary School is to support learning for all.  Students will demonstrate high academic achievement in a climate in which they are challenged by rigorous  curriculum, aligned to the Arizona State Standards.  Students will develop socially and emotionally as they strive for excellence, are held accountable for their actions and demonstrate respect for themselves and others. 

Recent Announcements

  • Ocotillo Color Pencil Drive We are asking that every Ocotillo student brings a box of colored pencils.  We need them for our reading program.  The Drive will take place from Sept. 28th to October ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2015, 11:08 AM by BLANCA ZAVALZA
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences Parent-Teacher Conferences will be the week of October 26 – 30 with a translation night the week before conferences on Wednesday, October 21.  Conference time is a great opportunity to ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2015, 11:04 AM by BLANCA ZAVALZA
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