Aguila Elementary School District
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Our PreK–8 School

Located in Aguila, Maricopa County, Arizona, our single-campus school district is the center of this peaceful, involved community, which we believe is the key to fostering a safe learning environment for our prekindergarten through eighth grade students.

Character Counts

We are a Character Counts! School. The “Character Counts!” program is endorsed by the Aguila Elementary School District and the Governor’s office and is used by many schools nationwide. The Six Pillars of “Character Counts!” are core ethical values that are not religiously, politically, racially, or ethnically based or biased.

The six pillars of character are:


A person of character lives with integrity; is honest, reliable, and loyal; keeps promises, has moral courage to stand up for what is right even when it is hard to do; and does not cheat, steal, or lie.


A person of character values all persons; respects the dignity, privacy, and freedom of others; is courteous and polite to all; is tolerant and accepting of differences; and does not resort to insults or bad language.


A person of character meets the demands of duty; is accountable; pursues excellence; practices self- control; and does not give up easily, especially when others are counting on him or her.


A person of character is fair, just, and impartial; plays by the rules; and is open to different viewpoints; does not seek to lay blame; and does not take advantage of others.


A person of character is caring, compassionate, kind, loving, forgiving, and considerate; thinks about how his or her behavior affects others; and does a good deed without thought of reward.


A person of character is a good citizen, does his or her share, volunteers in the community, is a good neighbor, and respects just laws.

English Language Learners (ELL)

We identify students for ELL services through a home language survey and a state developed language assessment (AZELLA). Once identified, students are either placed in an English Language Development (ELD) classroom, or an Individualized Language Learner Plan (ILLP) is created to guide the classroom teacher in meeting the student’s language development needs. Placement in services depends on the number of students qualifying. The services provided focus on providing instruction in the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as vocabulary and grammar in the English language. To ensure that all students in the program learn English quickly and to comply with state guidelines, we provide instructions in English.

Title I

We make services provided through Title I available. Depending on the needs of the students, math or reading assistance is available in push-in, pull-out, after school, or summer school programs. 

Families in Transition

Is your current address a temporary living arrangement? Is your temporary address due to loss of housing or economic hardship? Are you homeless? Are you an accompanied youth? Do you know someone who may be in need of help? There may be help for you and your family with enrollment in school, educational placement for at-risk students, coordinating community social services, and basic school supplies.

To learn more, contact your school counselor or call Martha Mendez at (928) 685.2222. We’ll help you enroll your child and identify community services available to assist you. Our goal is to ensure that McKinney-Vento* eligible students have educational opportunities equal to those of their non-homeless peers. See the important documents sidebar (at the right) for more information.

*Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.) is included in No Child Left Behind as Title X-C.

Physical Address: 50023 N. 514th Ave., Aguila, AZ 85320
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 218, Aguila, AZ 85320
Phone:  (928) 685-2222
Fax:  (928) 685-2433