About

Check out our five-year Strategic Plan here!


Our Motto

Mat’o T’vem Ab O Ju (O’odham) | Matwiik (Piipaash) | We will do this together (English)

Our Mission

To create a balance of exemplary education and the O’Odham and Piipaash cultures to ensure The purpose of Salt River Schools, in partnership with the community, is to provide EXEMPLARY EDUCATION in a safe learning environment IMMERSED IN THE O’ODHAM and PIIPAASH CULTURES, for all students to secure a successful future.a positive future for our children and our Community.

Our Vision

Community empowerment, through culture, engagement, academic achievement and excellence.

Our Values

Committed to honoring and integrating O’Odham and Piipaash culture and language to be evident in all elements of Salt River Schools as essential to a quality education.

Committed to integrating O’Odham and Piipaash culture and language in all elements of Salt River Schools.

Value the essential relationship of family, community, and educators for the success of our students.

Recognize availability of rich and diverse resources and utilize them effectively, responsibly, and purposefully.

Our Goals

Improve Student Achievement to Cultivate Highly Achieving Schools

  • Increase the Graduation Rate
  • Improve Attendance of students and staff
  • Enhance Readiness (Early Head Start to College)
  • Achieve Higher test scores
  • Increase Academic Achievement and Growth on Assessments
  • Increase Academic Rigor in Curriculum and Instruction

Recruit, develop, and retain teachers, students, and staff
  • Provide ongoing differentiated support to every school, staff member, and student
  • Provide safe and secure schools (bully-free zones)
  • Build a positive, flexible support with students, staff, and families to find solutions to help all be successful

Increase positive and consistent involvement from students, staff, family, Community, and stakeholders
  • Create consistent meaningful interactions, events, and opportunities
  • Plan common scheduled times for events planned ahead of time accounting for events at all schools
  • Communicate effectively to stakeholders/Community using the appropriate methods for the situation
  • Solicit input from stakeholders on ways to improve involvement and increase opportunities for stakeholders to participate in meaningful roles or committees

Become a School of Choice for the Community
  • Integrate language fluency, Piipaash, O’Odham, & cultural history and create a balance
  • Offer Internships, volunteer opportunities, and college & career opportunities to prepare Jr. High/High School students for post-high school opportunities
  • Develop and enhance partnerships with businesses, stakeholders, departments, and others to provide students unique opportunities and experiences
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