EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

Jack Barnes Elementary School – Queen Creek, AZ

Award Year 2016

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Jack Barnes Elementary School

20750 South 214 Street
Queen Creek, AZ, 85142-7749

(480) 987-7400

Mrs. Laura Valenciano, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Queen Creek Unified School District

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Mission

Our caring and positive learning environment promotes respect and excellence in academic and social interactions. Our teaching methods enable all students to reach their full potential.
 

Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 77%
  • Hispanic: 16%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 28%
 

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Summary

Jack Barnes Elementary is a thriving neighborhood school located in the growing rural community of Queen Creek, Arizona. Jack Barnes Elementary is one of eight schools in the Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD). We currently serve 620 students and enrollment continues to grow each week. Since opening our doors in 2002, Jack Barnes has earned the highest rating designated by the Arizona Department of Education. We attribute many things to our success as a school. We provide a challenging yet interactive day that engages and motivates our students. Our commitment to using data to support instructional decision-making and the implementation of daily reteach and enrich strategies also contribute to our academic success. Through the use of the mastery learning model, we have created a collaborative culture that focuses on student achievement. Our caring and dedicated teachers and staff offer structure, support and knowledge on a daily basis. We have high expectations for all and offer support where needed. The tremendous parental involvement we experience at JBE creates a sense of community. Together, we are equipping students with the skills they need to be college and career ready. Our goal as educators is to "Empower the Future!" We are proud to be called the PRIDE of Queen Creek!