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Welcome to Peña Blanca Elementary

Welcome to the Internet home of Peña Blanca Elementary School. We are one of six schools in Arizona’s Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District, which includes six rural communities with populations ranging from 200 to 11,000 inhabitants, Rio Rico being the largest.

We designed this website to be a helpful tool for you to stay up-to-date and involved in our students’ lives. Devoted parents, students, staff, and community members should visit our site often. We’ve compiled answers to your most frequently asked questions, included information about the exciting clubs we have at Peña Blanca Elementary, and we'll help you stay organized with our interactive calendar. We value your participation and committed interest in your child’s education.

Fast Facts


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A Message from our Principal

All of our staff has been busy planning for rich lessons that concentrate on the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards to provide our students with the information they need to be successful on state assessments. The AZLearns letter grade from the Arizona Department of Education for Peña Blanca is a “C”. We have many plans to improve our grade.

Safety is our priority. We ask that you continue to use the pickup area to drop off and pick up your children. We want to prioritize parking spaces for parents who need to check out students for appointments. We would also like to remind you to sign in before entering our campus. Thank you for your support!


  • If your child has an alternative transportation request, we ask that you call before 1:30 p.m. to allow time to communicate with the teachers.
  • Peña Blanca will continue to promote a healthy and fit lifestyle through fitness and nutrition activities. We would like our families to join in on our efforts. Please remember that we would like to have healthy snacks for our monthly birthdays on the first Wednesday of the month.
  • We will give dress down coupons to students as a special reward for attendance or other activities. We need to make sure that students continue to follow dress code. You can find a copy of the guidelines in the student handbook.


Ivonne Ferreira
Ivonne Ferreira