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Give Kids the Extra Credit
Diane Carrillo, a dedicated teacher at Ochoa Elementary, received a heartwarming surprise during the morning announcements when her parents and representatives from the Arizona Bowl arrived to reveal that she had been nominated and won $1,000 for her exceptional teaching. Her commitment to her students and the joy she brings to the classroom made her a truly deserving recipient of this wonderful award. Congratulations Ms. Carrillo!

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Professional Learning Days for Staff (No Classes)
Family Engagement Meeting
Site Council Meeting
Rodeo Vacation
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School Schedule

School Hours:

  • 7:45 am – Earliest Arrival Time
  • 8:35 am - 2:45 pm – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
  • 8:35 am - 1:45 pm – Wed (Early Dismissal)

If absent, please call 520-225-2400 to alert our attendance clerk. Arizona State Law requires that you report all student absences.

Fax: 520-225-2401


We see the child, every child, as a gifted child for whom there has to be a gifted teacher.
-Loris Malaguzzi, Founder of the Municipal Preschools of Reggio Emilia

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What Makes Us Special

Ochoa, a school where learning revolves around real world challenges and is highly contextual and individualized.  

We don't simply teach the WHERE and WHEN but go much deeper. 

We challenge our scholars to ask the WHY and HOW. With this approach, our children understand more, and have a broader perspective  not easily found in other academic environments. 

Ochoa scholars are more curious, more introspective, and gain valuable insight into their own heads and hearts.

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