John B. Wright Elementary School

School Photos - AVID Revealed Day
JB Wright Elementary recently held our AVID Revealed day, drawing educators and administrators from across the district. The event served as a collaborative platform for sharing insights and learning about the implementation of AVID strategies at our school.
Two boys in blue AVID Revealed shirts and lanyards stand next to the refreshments table
A group of students poses in their AVID Revealed shirts in front of the school mural
AVID folders sit on a table
A group of educators watches a presentation about AVID.
A boy in an AVID Revealed shirt holds up a star with the number 3.
Coming Events

Our Calendar & District Calendars

PTO Meeting
Family Engagement Meeting
School Council Meeting
Last Day for Students
Last Day for Teachers
Memorial Day
Language Learning Symposium
Juneteenth (Observed)
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Please report any changes to your child's emergency contact information, so we can update the student's emergency card. It is important that we can reach you, if a situation occurs involving your child.

School Schedule
Daily Schedule:
  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am – All children go to the cafeteria
  • 7:45 am - 8:15 am – Daily breakfast
  • 8:00 am – Monitors on the playground
  • 8:20 am - 2:40 pm – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
  • 8:20 am - 1:40 pm – Wednesday (Early Dismissal)
Students who are not at school by 8:30am are tardy.
  • An adult must sign in their student when late
  • Students must take a late pass to class

If absent, please call 520-232-8100 before 9:00am to alert our attendance clerk. Arizona State Law requires that you report all student absences.

Fax: (520) 232-8101

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What Makes Us Special

Our students are always encouraged to be curious and explore their ideas. Students aspire to learn in a positive, supportive environment filled with hands-on activities. Students are taught to think and problem-solve, to communicate, function sensitively and successfully in a complex, changing and culturally diverse world. 

Our mission at Wright, in partnership with parents and Wright's community, is to assure each student receives an engaging, rigorous, and comprehensive education. 

We adopted Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) philosophy to help encourage our students to reach towards our school mission and college. We use AVID in our classroom to:

  • Teach students self-advocacy skills.
  • Place students in a rigorous curriculum and give them needed support to achieve.
  • Provide a team of students for positive peer identification.
  • Provide career planning that helps students decide what path to take in college.

We continue to:

  • Focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and incorporating STEM across the curriculum--into social studies, language arts, music and even creative play. 
  • Integrate Opening Minds through the Arts (OMA) Gold School, which means classes uses an art-integrated curriculum at each grade level to advance learning in all areas.  This approach is based on extensive study indicating that children with frequent access to the arts also have increased math and reading scores.  Our upper grade levels may also choose from band or orchestra.  
  • Utilizes before/after-school tutoring under the 21st Century Grant.
  • Support intervention programs and individual research with two stand alone computer labs for student use.
  • Incorporate cultural diversity and relevance in our Arabic language classes for K-5. 
  • Support young learners in our 5-Star rated PACE program. 
New Garden Teacher

Meet Grace Lena, Wright’s new Garden teacher. Grace retired from TUSD after 20 years of being an English and ELD teacher. She has come back to do her DREAM JOB as a Garden Teacher. The planting and preparations have started. We will have garden updates as things progress!

Garden teacher Grace Lena

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