Mendoza Elementary

Mendoza has a strong focus on academics that serves Kindergarten through Sixth grade students.  Our goal is to provide students with engaging learning opportunities that allow students to reach their fullest potential and prepare them for success in life. 

Mendoza Elementary offers students an engaging and challenging educational experience with a strong focus on the academic curriculum, and a focus on engaging STEM lessons and activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students learn through a variety of differentiated methods such as student centered problem solving and inquiry.  

The Mendoza staff are dedicated to fostering a love for learning in each student by offering solid academic guidance and challenging classroom settings.  Our staff promotes positive behavior and leadership opportunities where students are acknowledged frequently for their hard work and effort.  

We are committed to working with our students, parents, and families to achieve the best learning environment possible. 

Important Telephone Numbers

Principal, Brent Gardner...........472-1952
Fax…………………………….…472-1999
Secretary………………………...472-1952
Registrar…………………………472-1953
Attendance………………………472-1954
Health Office……………….……472-1950

Media Center………………….....472-1965
Cafeteria……………………….....472-1964


Bell Schedule

Morning Bell 8:15

Dismissal Bell 2:45 (Wednesday dismissal at 12:45)


ECA Donation

If you would like to donate funds to Mendoza’s extra-curricular activities for students, please ask for a form and mail it to MPS. The dollar for dollar tax credit of up to $400 for taxpayers filing jointly will make more extra-curricular activities available to more students.


Lock Your Bike/Scooter

Bicycles and scooters are brought to campus at the risk of the student/owner. Bicycles are not insured by the school. Mendoza does not take responsibility for lost, stolen or vandalized bikes.  The bike rack is at the front of the Health office.


General Information

Visitors -Visitors on campus must stop in the office, sign in and obtain a visitor badge. 

Volunteers –When volunteering for any activity at school, please check in at the office and sign in our volunteer “guest book” on your own sheet. We want you to become known to all our students, staff, and other volunteers and ask that you make sure to put on your volunteer name-tag before beginning your activity. Our students have been instructed, as part of our personal safety program, that adults wearing volunteer name-tags are invited guests of the school. 

Lost and Found – If your child loses an article of clothing, school materials, a lunch box or other possessions, please check the lost and found table located right inside the front gates. It’s a good idea to label personal possessions so that we may easily locate the owner. Unclaimed items are donated to local charities periodically. 

Reporting Absences – Please notify the Mendoza office at 472-1954 as soon as possible, providing the student’s name, grade, teacher’s name and the reason for the absence. If your child’s absence will be more than two days, notify the teacher if you need to request homework.

Messages - Please make sure your children have their after school instructions before they leave home in the morning. We cannot guarantee messages will get relayed and interrupting classrooms with messages is very disruptive.

Classroom Visits - Please do not go to your child’s classroom even if you are just dropping off homework, lunch, or money without checking in first. We would like very much not to interrupt learning and testing time. If you are on campus to go beyond the office and are not wearing a visitor or volunteer badge, you can expect to be asked by our staff to go to the office and sign in.  (Please be patient with us while we get to know you and if we have to ask for I.D.)