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Mesa Elementary is a John Irwin School of Excellence, meaning that Mesa ranks in the top 8% of all Colorado elementary schools.

Mesa has been named a Kennedy Center for the Arts School of Distinction.

 A Triple A+ School 

Mesa Elementary School is a unique neighborhood school in South Boulder with a strong ACADEMIC focus that integrates the ARTS (visual arts and music) and ATHLETICS into the curriculum. Within the Boulder Valley School District, Mesa has developed a tradition of academic excellence where all students are challenged to excel and where learning is held in high regard. Emphasis is placed on active learning, self-confidence, understanding, and problem solving.

 Excellent Teachers 

Mesa teachers are dedicated professionals, and their teaching experience ranges from five years to 30+ years. The typical Mesa teacher has at least 15 years of teaching experience, and the majority has master's or doctorate degrees. The teachers have high expectations for each child and firmly believe that every student can become a lifelong learner. Staff members spend personal time keeping up-to-date on educational issues through professional journals, continuing education classes, workshops, and seminars. Teachers work together, integrating the curriculum across subject areas and grade levels, team teaching and preparing students to be ready for the next grade level. Each week staff members volunteer many after-school hours to provide input on key school committees, run school programs, and organize special activities.


 Mesa Students Excel 

Mesa students consistently score above the district and state average in math, reading, and writing.

 Strong Parent and Community Involvement  

At Mesa, the involvement of parents and members of the community is one of the most important keys to school success.  Every day, parents spend valuable time with students helping to enrich the many classroom activities.  In addition, parents volunteer in the library, health room, computer lab, and art room.  They are an integral part of all student activities and support their children's education at home.  Parents are also involved in the School Accountability Team (SAC) and Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  Through the PTO, significant money is raised to enhance education in the classroom and to improve the school and playgrounds.