Banks Elementary School

School Photos - Opening Day at our School
Two Banks Elementary students pose for a photo with a staff member on the first day
Banks Elementary students participate in a first day assembly
A Banks Elementary student gets a hug on the first day of school
Students wait in the hallway on the first day of school.
A young female student is ready for lunch on the first day of school.
Upcoming Events

Our Calendar & District Calendars

Family Engagement Meeting
Site Council Meeting
Last Day for Students
Last Day for Teachers
Memorial Day
Language Learning Symposium
Juneteenth (Observed)
Independence Day Holiday
New Teacher and Principal Induction
Bring a water bottle!
Please send a refillable water bottle for your child. We have bottle refilling stations.
Volunteer with us
Please complete the online application for the new school year!
School Schedule

School Hours:

  • 8:15 am – Earliest arrival (Breakfast served 8:30 am - 9:00 am)
  • 9:05 am (first bell, 9:15 am tardy bell) - 3:25 pm – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
  • 9:05 am (first bell, 9:15 am tardy bell) - 2:25 pm – Wed (Early Dismissal)

If absent, please call 520-908-5702 to alert our attendance clerk. Arizona State Law requires that you report all student absences.

Fax: 520-908-5701

School Links
Mission / Vision
What Makes Us Special

Banks Elementary cultivates strong individuals that engage in nature and learn how to be part of a pack, which harkens back to the bobcat, Banks’ school mascot.

At Banks, we emphasize the positive traits of the bobcat, who is independent, yet family-oriented. Our teachers furnish expectations by sharing goals and objectives in order to help explain how each lesson builds toward those goals. When our parents join our Banks Bobcat Pack, they regularly meet with teachers in order to stay involved.

Located in the Tucson Mountains just south of Saguaro National Park, Banks incorporates the outdoors into multiple facets of the student experience. We partner with Saguaro National Park, Camp Cooper, and the Desert Musuem for field trips. Representatives from Kitt Peak and the University of Arizona make frequent visits for stargazing nights. We have an outdoor learning space and a new outdoor fitness center for all students to use.

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