William S. Porter Elementary School
Paula Warren, Principal

Porter is a School Where Kids Come First! 

Our vision is that academic excellence is expected,
possible and attainable.

kidsThank you for visiting our website.  William S. Porter Elementary School is one of 57 elementary schools in the Mesa Public School System.  I am very proud and honored to be Principal of such an outstanding learning community.   Porter has established itself as an education institution dedicated to providing approximately 500 remarkable students with a superior educational experience for grades Kinder through 6th.

District AVID Leadership 2016

MRS. AMBER AMAYA (5th Grade Teacher) to train at NASA

Five Teachers from Mesa Unified School District Have Been Invited to Participate in the Microgravity University for Educators Activity at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.


MESA – Amber S. Amaya, Matt Berzins, Heather Haynie, Mandy Heal, and Kimberly Merlene of Mesa Public Schools in Mesa have been invited to travel to NASA Johnson Space Center in April to test student-derived experiments in a simulated microgravity environment.


amaya     Through a competitive process, educator teams submitted proposals to perform orbital insertion experiments on behalf of K-12 students at Johnson Space Center’s unique astronaut training facilities.   All experiements involve solutions to technical problems, or improvements to existing solutions, identified by NASA scientists and engineers who use simulated microgravity environments in their work. All teams have been assigned a NASA engineer or scientist to guide them through the Engineering Design Process before arriving.   

     Educator teams will travel to Johnson and test a student-derived Satellite Launching Experimental Device on the Precision Air Bearing Floor, while videoconferencing with home campuses. NASA Ustream will provide a link for community members and the public to view.   

     Microgravity University for Educators provides 50 Continuing Professional Education hours through training on NASA Education resources about microgravity and how NASA simulates microgravity on Earth.  Microgravity University for Educators is funded through the STEM Education Accountability Project to help advance NASA Education’s contribution to the national Co-STEM goal of preparing 100,000 excellent new K-12 STEM teachers by 2020.


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Johnson Space Center, Houston

AVID National Showcase 2016


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16-17 AVID Backpack Winners
16-17 AVID Backpack Winners
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Congratulations Porter Custodial and Grounds: Julien Binkerhoff, Tim Honetschlager, William Van Sant, Noah Gentry, and Mario Lopez (not pictured).

Congratulations Principal Warren
Congratulations Principal Warren

Ruler of the Month Award Sponsored by the Mesa Association of School Administrators in partnership with Horace Mann.


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AVID National Showcase 2015
Porter Featured on Good Evening Arizona
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Rosanne Carlson 2015 Rodel Exemplary Teacher
Rosanne Carlson 2015 Rodel Exemplary Teacher

Third-grade Porter teacher Rosanne Carlson was selected as a 2015 Rodel Exemplary Teacher. Mrs. Carlson has taught for 28 years in Mesa Public Schools and will mentor high-potential student teachers. "The most enjoyable aspects of teaching are watching the students grow each year," Carlson says. "You experience the joy they feel when they accomplish a new task, large or small. It is amazing to see their personalities develop. I love getting to know the families, and many former families are now friends."

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Main Line - (480) 472-6700

Attendance - (480) 472-6681

Health Office - (480) 472-6678

Cafeteria - (480) 472-6680

Fax - (480) 472-6698


7:45 AM – 2:15 PM

Wednesday Early Release at 1:15 PM

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1350 South Lindsay Road
Mesa, AZ 85204