Award Year: 2019

Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School

1122 East Liberty Lane
Phoenix, AZ, 85048-8426

(480) 541-5200

Mrs. Lisa Connor, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Brian Gibson, Current Principal

Choice School

Kyrene Elementary School District

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As Sierra Suns we inspire confidence, empower each other, respect diversity, reach for knowledge, and achieve academic excellence!

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 62%
  • Hispanic: 20%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 8%
Kyrene de la Sierra Suns

Kyrene de la Sierra Suns

Kyrene de la Sierra is an A+ School of Excellence and number one ranked elementary school in the Kyrene School District located in Phoenix, Arizona. Our school serves 550 students in grades PreK-5. Sierra has established itself as a school that provides rigorous academics, engages students in enriching learning opportunities, and has a supportive parent community that volunteers in classes and school activities. Sierra takes great pride in nurturing the whole child, not only stressing the importance of great academics, but also meeting each student's social and emotional needs. Each child is valued for his/her unique contribution that makes him/her an empowered citizen of our school.

Teachers use innovative teaching strategies to pique student interest, engage them in meaningful learning and discovery, and differentiate instruction to meet each student's cognitive ability. Students' educational experience is enhanced by participating in weekly specials such as art, library, music, and physical education. Students are encouraged to take on leadership roles by participating in clubs such as student council, choir, mallet ensemble, and other extracurricular activities which enhance and develop the whole child. Sierra staff, students, parents, and the community have established a learning institution that places heavy emphasis on a quality education that aligns and mirrors the words that highlight our school's mission and vision. Our mission and vision exemplify our dedication to make sure that all students at Sierra achieve their highest learning potential and become critical and logical thinkers, innovators, and visionaries of tomorrow.