Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary

QCUSD’s New Accelerated Elementary School

Queen Creek Unified School District is proud to provide a School of Choice option to the families we serve!

• Accelerated Curriculum

• Leader in Me® Campus

• Project Lead the Way® (STEAM)

• School Uniforms

Queen Creek Unified School District is proud to provide a School of Choice option to the families we serve!

• Accelerated Curriculum

• Leader in Me®  Campus

• Project Lead the Way® (STEAM)

• School Uniforms

Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary will serve students in Preschool through 6th Grade.

Open Enrollment applications will be accepted.

To enroll, click the button below. Download the registration packet, and return it to Arlene Macias via email: amacias@qcusd.org

Call (480) 474-6725 with any questions. Please leave a message, and we will return your call promptly.

What is a School of Choice?

Schools of choice have a theme or specialized programming that is different from other neighborhood schools. They are designed to attract students with common interests or skill sets.

Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary will have an accelerated curriculum in math and English language arts. It will also use Project Lead the Way as part of STEAM programming. It will be a Leader in Me® campus, following a program that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century based on Franklin Covey’s book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. 

Accelerated Curriculum

Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary will have an accelerated curriculum map.

School Uniforms

School uniforms promote school pride and create a learning environment with fewer distractions. 

Leader in Me® Campus

Leader in Me empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary will be located in the Barney Farms subdivision, northeast of Signal Butte and Queen Creek Roads.

(19684 S 225TH PL, Queen Creek, AZ, 85142)

Transportation services will be providing bus depot options at all QCUSD elementary and middle schools.

School hours 7:55 – 3pm with early release every Wednesday (7:55 – 1:20pm)

 

Enriching and Engaging Programs

  • Preschool through 6th Grade
  • Free All-day Kindergarten
  • Before & After School Enrichment Classes
  • PE, Music, Library, and Art
  • Leader in Me® Campus
  • Project Lead the Way STEAM Curriculum

State-of-the-art Facilities

  • 2:1 Chromebooks in Every Classroom
  • Maker Space, Music and Band Rooms
  • SmartLab and Media Center
  • Multi-purpose Room with a Large Performance Stage
  • Playground and Athletic Fields
  • 72,000 Square Feet with 28 Classrooms
  • 16.6 Acres Master Planned for Growth

Experienced Principal - Chasity Cruz

  • 20 years in Public Education
  • Teacher, Dean of Students and a School Improvement Specialist, Assistant Principal, Principal
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Arizona State University
  • Current QCUSD Principal

“As principal of Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary, it is important to me to create an environment where everyone feels safe: safe to learn, safe to step outside of our comfort zones, and safe to make choices that better our community.”

Yes, I’m interested! Give me more details.

Fill out the form below to receive updates on QCUSD’s newest elementary school Located in Barney Farms subdivision. We will send email updates as the enrollment date approaches.

You can reach us via phone at (480) 474-6725.

Enrollment will begin Feb 1, 2020. The first day of school for all QCUSD schools will be July 22, 2020. School start and end times TBD.

Full-day and Half-day Preschool

  • Ages 3-5
  • Small class sizes
  • Safe learning environment
  • Developmentally appropriate
  • Social & emotional learning
  • Kindergarten readiness

Queen Creek Unified School District is proud to offer a variety of full-day and half-day Preschool options! For more information call 480.987.5958 or email qcpre@qcusd.org.

Accelerated Curriculum

Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary will have an accelerated curriculum in math and English language arts. This accelerated curriculum map will allow students to learn content a grade level above their current grade, in addition to current grade-level standards.

It will also use Project Lead the Way as part of STEAM programming, which will include computer science, robotics and art instruction. These programs engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges; and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves.

Leader in Me® Campus

It is based on principles and practices of personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness, and upon the powerful premise that every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader.

Leader in Me helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life. The process helps students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to lead their lives and succeed in school and beyond.

School Uniforms

School uniforms provide a sense of belonging and pride at Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary. Not having to worry about fashion trends helps students focus on academics and can promote school spirit as well as reduce conflicts among students. School uniforms can also help parents save time and money shopping for school clothes. We will post more details of the dress code as the new school year approaches.

Shirts

  • Navy blue polo shirt
  • Light blue polo shirt
  • White polo shirt

Pants/Shorts

  • Navy blue dress pants/shorts
  • Khaki dress pants/shorts

Rompers/Skirts/Uniform Dress

  • Navy blue skirt/romper/uniform dress
  • Khaki skirt/romper/uniform dress
  • Light blue uniform dress

School Uniform items can be purchased at stores such as Old Navy, JCPenney, Walmart, Target.

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Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary
19684 S 225TH PL
Queen Creek, AZ, 85142
(480) 474-6725