Welcome to Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary

  • Welcome to Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School!  Part of the Marana Unified School District, we are located in the Continental Reserve community in Marana, Arizona. We are a preK-6 elementary school offering the highest quality, inspiring and enriching education in a safe, nurturing, and award-winning learning environment.

    We are honored to have earned the highly esteemed A+ School of Excellence™ Award from the Arizona Educational Foundation. This award recognizes the rigorous instructional program we have for our students as well as the many extracurricular opportunities our students have to choose from. Rattlesnake Ridge has also earned an "A" letter grade from the AZ State Board of Education, as well as the prestigious Silver PBISaz Achievement Award for establishing a safe, consistent and positive school culture through our implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports with fidelity.  We are proud of our focus on student outcomes in the areas of academics and school climate, which result in the most efficient and effective learning environment for all of our students.

    As a Marzano High Reliability School that has achieved Level 1 certification, creating a Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative culture, we are committed to transforming our school into an organization that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Level 1 certification is the foundation for every level that follows. Without such a culture, student achievement will be compromised.

    Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary, home of the Rangers, offers a full-day FREE kindergarten program, preschool, before and after school care in the LEAP program, gifted and talented education with opportunities for math acceleration, and special education services.  Our faculty is composed of caring and supportive teachers and staff members including a full-time Master’s level school counselor, school nurse, and library/media specialist who are dedicated to serving our students. 

    During the school day, our students participate in music, arts, and physical education programs that are highly engaging and allow them to showcase their creativity. We also have a fully functioning art room for our students to find their creative voice as well as a Maker Space for our budding engineers to use their imaginations while satisfying their curiosity and opening doors to innovation. There are a variety of activities our students participate in before and after school including coding, STEM, arts and crafts, health & nutrition, leadership opportunities through our Student Council as well as fitness activities such as running club, football, softball, and cheerleading for students who want to get active.  These activities appeal to our students’ interests and help build connections that strengthen our entire school community.

    Our school provides a diverse educational experience for the 21st century by incorporating student Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education and collaborative, comfortable and configurable furniture into a comprehensive, relevant and rigorous instructional program. We believe that children need many avenues for learning and recognize that experiences inside and outside of the classroom are equally important.  These experiences will give our students the knowledge and skills they need to excel in the digital world. We invite you to stop by and take a tour of our school to familiarize yourself with our exceptional learning environment and discuss how we can partner with you to support your child on their educational journey!