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About Our School

At Mercury Mine Elementary School, we 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 the 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.

Our school has one-of-a-kind features! Mercury Mine is an original Kemper and Goodwin building. Being built by these two famous Arizona architects brings a special flair to our campus. And the unique architecture is just the beginning. Students are delighted to explore our Desert Education Area, complete with an amphitheater, stage, ramada, desert walk, ruins, and desert plants.

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Mercury Mine offers an incredible array of opportunities for all students. We provide top-notch programming in art, technology/media, P.E., music, band, strings, Mini-Museum, Artist in Residence, plays, and field trips. Enrichment activities are a staple at Mercury Mine and includes Student Council, chorus, dodgeball club, cooking and craft classes, Chess class, sports clubs, and homework clubs. Mercury Mine is proud to house a STEAM Lab and unique art collection while providing Chromebooks for every student. Additionally, we are the only elementary school with two performing stages (including a stage with an orchestra pit), a gymnasium with ropes and a rock wall, and pickleball courts. 
Our Parent-Teacher Group (PTG) is one-of-a-kind and sponsors numerous family activities. They are essential in helping fund school enhancements for not only our students but for our teachers as well. Some examples of projects that have been funded by our PTG include our pickleball courts, musical instrument playground, and soccer nets.

Mercury Mine offers the Core Knowledge® academic curriculum. Our dedicated team ensures that every student receives personalized instruction through small group activities and specialized programs such as Accelerated Reader. Additionally, Mercury Mine offers programs for gifted and special education students. 

Every day, students are fully immersed in the joy of learning. Our exemplary teachers collaborate closely with families to foster a supportive and stimulating educational environment. 


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: 1976
  • Grade Levels: Preschool - Sixth Grade
  • Core Knowledge® School
  • ¨Strike it RICH¨ PBIS Program
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