Van Buskirk Elementary School

Upcoming Events
All schools and District offices are closed.
7/23/2024 - 7/26/2024
New teachers and principals report to their school.
7/29/2024 - 7/31/2024
Teachers report to their school.
First day of classes.
School Information
Home of the Bears!
Soy Un Oso Poderso!
Mission & Vision
Why We Are Special
The staff at Van Buskirk Elementary School, in partnership with families and the community, is dedicated to student mastery of the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards, as well as the development of life skills and social responsibility. We measure academic progress through regular curriculum-aligned classroom assessments and district benchmark tests each quarter. Van Buskirk provides effective interventions and enrichment opportunities to support the individual needs of each student in an atmosphere of mutual respect that celebrates diversity.
Opportunities Our School Provides:
  • Full-time counselor, Ms. Jennifer Carey
  • Operation School Bell
  • Clothing/Food Banks
  • OMA Arts Integration Specialist and OMA Artists
  • PAWS 21st Century Community Learning Afterschool Program
  • Positive Behavior Support: PBIS program to encourage responsibility, kindness and safety!
  • Curriculum/Instructional Coach to support ongoing professional development for teachers
  • Full-time Health Clerk
  • Part-time Library Assistant