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About Our School

At Mercury Mine Elementary School, have a dedicated and talented staff, outstanding students, parents, relatives and neighbors who have a long-standing tradition of positively collaborating on a daily basis to create an amazing learning community for our children, generation after generation.

'Mining the Promise of the Future'

Mercury Mine is a unique elementary school nestled between the peaks of Dreamy Draw Park, near U.S. 51, in a quiet, close-knit neighborhood community. Established in 1976, Mercury Mine has a stellar reputation of academic excellence, humanities, technology and leadership.

There are several unique features of our school, including gardens and a gymnasium with a rock wall. Students also enjoy a desert area complete with amphitheater, stage, ramada, desert walk, ruins and desert plants.

Front of desert area

Our Classes

The average class size is 26. We offer art, technology/media, P.E., music, band, strings, Mini-Museum, Artist in Residence, plays and field trips. Enrichment activities include student council, chorus, cooking and craft classes, Chess class, sports clubs and homework clubs. Our students have regular access to a computer lab, laptops, iPads, Apple TVs, Chromebooks and Proxima projectors. Our Parent-Teacher Group (PTG) sponsors various family activities and is integral in funding technology and other resources that contribute to our school environment.

In the 2012-13 school year, we launched the Core Knowledge® academic curriculum. We teach to the state standards and individualize instruction for students through small groups, Accelerated Math, Accelerated Reader and pull-out programs for gifted and special education.

Our Students

Students are cognitively engaged in learning on a daily basis. Our teachers are all highly qualified and work closely with families to create a supportive and engaging learning community for our students. We are so proud of the caliber of our graduates, many of whom are National Merit-recognized students.

Mercury Mine Elementary students feed into Shea Middle School and Shadow Mountain High School. For information regarding either of these schools, please visit their websites.

MMES Quick Facts

  • School Colors: Blue and Gold
  • School Mission: Every Learner Empowered for a Lifetime of Success
  • School Opened: 1977
  • Grade Levels: Preschool - Sixth Grade
  • Core Knowledge® School
  • PBIS Program - ¨Strike it RICH¨
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