Welcome to Garnet Mesa Elementary! I have had the privilege of being the principal for the past eleven years, and during this time I have always been impressed with the commitment and dedication of the entire Garnet Mesa staff towards meeting the needs of each student who walks through our doors. Our staff has created an environment where children feel safe, loved, and cared for, and our teachers have been able to help students reach high levels of achievement. In fact, Garnet Mesa Elementary was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School, an honor given to just 1 of 400 schools each year!

One of my goals is for all of our students to begin thinking about going to college. Through our “Kids For College” campaign, we provide lessons about college and what it will take to get to there. Our school pledge of "I Will Always Do My Best; Be A Bucketfiller; Take Chances; and Have Fun" is a key component to both our character education and our “Kids For College” lessons, and is a message that all students and our staff can strive for each day.

As you walk the halls of Garnet Mesa, you will see students who are engaged in learning, you’ll witness remarkable exhibits of student writing, and you will observe teachers who truly care about their students. You’ll feel a positive culture and climate where students love to come to school and where parents are welcomed partners. Along with this, you have our commitment to do everything we can to have every student reach his or her potential.

I am so excited about this new school year, and I want you to know that your children are in great hands!

Jim Farmer
Principal, Garnet Mesa Elementary School
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