Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence in Education
Estrella Mountain Elementary School was built to attract families to the Estrella development in 1989. Only one home in the Estrella area had school-aged children. Many of the school’s first students came from Rainbow Valley.
Our school opened with 150 students serving Kindergarten through 6th grade. Students attended Liberty Elementary until the inspections and final touches were completed.
When Estrella Mountain Elementary opened, it had an administration building, nine classrooms, and a lunchroom which was located in what is now the 1st grade classrooms.
A deal with the American Continental Corporation - a Phoenix-based real estate company - included a computer room equipped with 22 IBM terminals and books for the library.