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Our Mission

"Soar Like a Hawk"

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Tafoya Elementary School to educate each student by:

• Working collaboratively to provide a high quality, articulated, standards-based instructional program

• Ensuring that each student is proficient in reading, math, writing, the use of technology and critical thinking skills.

• Developing students’ ability to work collaboratively, independently and in groups

• Establishing a safe, caring, inclusive school environment

• Providing support systems that neutralize challenges so that all students will succeed

• Developing home-school connections in support of student learning and involving parents in school decision-making

• Using data to evaluate/improve school programs and to inform instruction


Vision Statement

At Tafoya Elementary, everyone takes responsibility to help meet the needs of our students. We do this by working together to promote a love of learning as we ensure that each student grows academically and socially. We hold high expectations for student achievement and a firm belief that all students will achieve.

Our school community is committed to providing our Tafoya scholars with a well-rounded, instructional program that prepares them for middle school and lays the foundation for success in college and the career of their choice. Students, staff, parents, and community members maintain a positive, respectful learning environment that promotes perseverance and responsibility, while empowering students to achieve.


Belief Statements

• Hold high expectations for ourselves and our students.

• Celebrate staff and student successes.

• Participate in ongoing professional development to ensure we are using current research-based programs, practices, and strategies.

• Recognize, respect, and be sensitive to culture and ideological diversity.

• Provide a safe, caring, and respectful learning environment that promotes high academic achievement and personal growth.

• Engage parents and the community in student learning and decision making.

• Engage in reflective practice to ensure we are meeting the needs of the students in a 21st century classroom.