Our School

Located in southwestern Phoenix, Western Valley Elementary School is a safe place where we value the gifts children have to offer and promote their limitless capacity for learning.

Our Mission

Western Valley Elementary School provides a safe and nurturing learning environment where all students are expected to reach their full potential with the support of the whole learning community.

Our Vision

All students will learn at Western Valley Elementary School because of what WE do.

Student Safety

The safety of our students is our first priority. We provide playground supervision from 7:35 to 8:00 a.m. and during recess. Please make sure your children do not arrive on campus before 7:35 a.m. or stay later than 3:15 p.m. unless they are participating in an after-school activity.

Attendance & Tardiness

If your child will be absent or late to school, please notify us by calling the school attendance line at 623-707-2100 no later than 8:00 a.m. on the day of the occurrence.

Good attendance and being on time daily is very important for academic success. We understand that at times emergencies or situations may arise that cause your child to be absent or tardy. Excessive absences (10 or more days) or tardies could jeopardize your child’s grade-level advancement or cause them to lose their spot in the preschool program.

Student Uniforms

We adhere to a strict dress code policy as outlined by FESD. Students should wear a plain (no designs or logos) collared shirt in white, navy, or light blue with navy bottoms and closed-toe shoes. We allow denim bottoms only on dress-down days. We do not require our preschool students to come to school in uniform.

Preschool Information

Our Preschool Development Program provides comprehensive preschool services for children in a full-day setting. Preschoolers enjoy rich learning experiences that promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. This is a need-based program, so families must meet income eligibility requirements. To participate, children must be four years old on or before August 31 of the year they enroll. Please contact us for enrollment forms and program details.

Our campus is also home to the Western Valley Childcare Center, a Head Start program. This program is separate from our Preschool Development Program. Head Start serves young children with special needs or who meet specific income and circumstantial requirements. For program information and eligibility requirements for the Head Start program, please visit the WVCCC website.

Kids at Hope

We are a Kids at Hope School, committed to the belief that all children are capable of success—no exceptions! At our school, all adults are treasure hunters, and every child is a time traveler. Treasure hunters search for the skills, talents, and intelligence in all children and youth. Time travel is the ability to envision one’s future in home and family, education and career, community and service, and hobbies and recreation and then create a plan to develop the skills needed to successfully reach life’s destination points. You can read more about Kids at Hope on our Programs page.