Presidio High School Receives Gold Medal from U.S. News and World Report

We are extremely proud to share the news that in their annual review of American public high schools, U.S. News and World Report has awarded Presidio High School a Gold Medal, their highest honor. Of the 28,496 public high schools, Presidio was one of only 64 schools with economically disadvantaged populations over 75% to receive […]

Why K-12 Education Works

Extensive Research Supports Presidio School’s Assertion: Inclusive K-12 Configuration Promotes Family Oriented, Nurturing, Safe, and Academically Excelling Environment It has long been Presidio School’s contention that grade-span configuration has a significant impact on children’s academic achievement as well as social and emotional well-being. Presidio adopted a K-12 configuration with the belief that it would promote […]

Avoid the Summer Slide!

Tips for Preventing the Summer Slide Studies show that children who do not read or have access to books during the summer lose up to 2 months of reading performance. Those losses accumulate during the elementary school years so that by the time a child enters middle school he/she may be 2 1/2 years behind! All children, […]

Presidio Receives National Recognition

Great Schools and Education Cities, a network of 31 city-based organizations in 24 cities whose goal is to increase the number of great public schools, joined together to launch The Education Equality Index , EEI.  EEI is the first national comparative measure of the achievement gap between children growing up in low-income households and their […]

Presidio – A Smart Choice for Pre-K through 12th Grade

You’ve probably heard about Presidio’s great reputation as an A-rated school. You know from experience that Presidio offers elementary students a safe, structured, exciting and stimulating learning environment, with awesome teachers. But that’s only part of the story! We’re just getting started at the elementary level. Our middle and high school level programs offer educational […]

Character Counts class photo

Character Education

Presidio feels strongly about Character Education. Character Education means focusing on the whole student, not just certain characteristics. The curriculum we use to create a consistent vocabulary and culture at Presidio is Character Counts. Character Counts focusses on the 6 Pillars of Character- Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. The belief is that most […]

A for Arizona

Presidio School was one of three Tucson schools to be recognized as a Tucson “A” Leader by A for Arizona, an initiative led by the Arizona Chamber Foundation in partnership with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. A for Arizona is a multi-pronged campaign aimed at ensuring every K-12 […]

School Starts August 10th

  School Starts August 10th Are you ready for school to start?  Here is a checklist to make sure your student is prepared for the start of the school year. School Lunch Program menu form completed. Uniform shirts have been purchased. All required immunizations are up to date. Any needed supplies have been purchased (suggested […]

2015 High School Seniors

Our high school seniors worked hard on completing college applications and applying for scholarships. Below is a list of just what our seniors accomplished.  Special thanks to Joy Barr, Pima College Upward Bound Program Coordinator and Rachel Green, Presidio School Transition Services Coordinator for all of their help!  It is important to note that many […]