Award Year: 2017

Acacia Elementary School

12955 East Colossal Cave Road
Vail, AZ, 85641-9003

(520) 879-2200

Mrs. Terri Brooks, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Vail Unified School District

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Acacia's mission is to achieve academic excellence in a safe, nurturing environment. We promote shared responsibility between home, school, and community that develops lifelong learners.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 60%
  • Hispanic: 32%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 48%
2017 District Spelling Bee Champions!

2017 District Spelling Bee Champions!

Acacia Elementary School, "Home of the Cowboys," was founded in 1991, the first elementary school in our district. As our district has grown, our commitment to small class sizes, academic excellence, and our rural atmosphere continue to be the heart of our identity. Our mission is to achieve academic excellence in a safe and nurturing environment. We promote a shared responsibility between the home, child, school, and community which develops caring students committed to lifelong learning. Acacia has a diverse socioeconomic population with families that include ranchers, tradesmen, and members of the military. Military and foster families challenge us with a transient student population. As a school, we take pride in blending this diverse community into a successful school culture. We embrace this challenge by ensuring that our new students receive interventions and enrichment as needed. We value growth for all students and are diligent in maintaining a strong learning community.

School events are the hub of social gatherings for students and families. Many clubs contribute to our positive school climate. Our National Elementary Honor Society and Student Council work to provide leadership and ideas for our school. Students build empathy and awareness for their peers and the world around them by joining The Kind Kids Club and the Environmental Club. Other enrichment opportunities include the Virtual Reality Club, Coding Club, Wright Flight, choir, and band. Acacia Elementary students are well-rounded and prepared to make positive contributions to our society.