Highland Arts Elementary Goes Beyond the Basics
An Arts Integration school incorporating aesthetic education

A+ Highland Students and Staff

Students and Staff gathered to create this image of what makes Highland special!

Parent Quality Service Survey


Each year Mesa Public Schools sends home with every child a Parent Quality Service Survey.  Highland will be sending home a parent survey with each student during Parent/Teacher Conference week, January 12-16.  Our purpose is to gain your feedback on how we are doing.  We look forward to receiving a survey back from each child on your behalf.  If you would like to drop off the survey personally, you may bring it to our office and put it in our drop box.  At Highland, we are here to service you and your children.  We look forward to your input in helping us to better serve all children in the future.  All surveys will be due back on February 13th.

Aesthetic Education Perspective

Highland staff is re-emphasizing an aesthetic education approach to complement our STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). This allows us to round out our program and create a STEAM environment (A being Arts).

Following our Lincoln Center Education Training in July of 2014 and 2015, teachers have developed and implemented arts integration lessons tied directly to English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science Standards.

Highland Teachers had already been trained in Engineering in the Elementary Schools, making our school unique in the district for approaching both engineering and arts education in a blended environment.


Wizard of Oz Play

Wizard of Oz play- November 2015

Our fifth and sixth graders did an awesome job on the fall 2015 play. See Highland Images for many more play pictures.

Arizona State Fair Art Entries

Elementary Art entries for AZ State Fair

Mrs. Brereton's Art classes produced these works for the upcoming Fair!

My MPS Portal

ECA credits

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And get the money back in AZ taxes!

Community Enrichment Programs

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Open enrollment

Highland Images 2015-16

Title One Program

Important Numbers

Main office (480) 472-7600

Attendance (480) 472-7661

Health Office (480) 472-7602

FAX Number (480) 472-7606

School Hours

M, T, TH, F- 8:25- 2:55

W- 8:25- 2:25

Suzi Rollins, Principal

Lincoln Center at Highland

Students work on project with Mrs. Rollins

Teachers continue to integrate Arts into the STEAM Curriculum, working with Lincoln Center staff.

Classes at Highland this fall

These are some of the after school activities available at Highland in Fall 2015:

         Monday, Room 15, Video Game Design

         Wednesday, Room 27, Elements Music

         Thursday, Room 14, Young Rembrandts

         Friday, Room 16, Chess Emporium (room to move during conferences)

AZ Merit update

Click HERE for the latest parent information in English and Spanish.

Mesa District AZMerit Portal

General Information
and Resoures

Lunch Menu

Lunch costs $1.95
Reduced Lunch costs $0.40

My School Bucks

Click here to prepay
for lunches

MPS Library Resources

Data Bases, e-books
and much more!

Do your homework AZ.org

Provides standards based
help for parents helping students

McKenna S gets VFW Award

McKenna wins Patriot's Pen essay contest

McKenna entered the Patriot's Pen Veterans of Foreign Wars competition and was a winner at the local level!