As one of the newest schools in the district, we have a new and beautiful playground.
Students learn collaboratively at Banks.
We have beautiful school grounds with plenty of room for kids to run!
Reading is a part of every day.

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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 emphasis 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. Representatives from Kitt Peak make frequent visits for stargazing nights, fourth- and fifth-graders participate in a sleepover at the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning and Banks even hosts two teams in the Girls on the Run program!

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3200 S. Lead Flower Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85735
Telephone: (520) 908-5700
Fax: (520) 908-5701
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  • - Benchmark Testing for grades 2-5
    Week of 12/3/18 - 12/7/18 and

    Week of 12/10/18 - 12/14/18

    Check calendar for Teacher's scheduled days

  • - Dibels Testing for K-3 11/26 - 12/14
  • - Spirit Week December 17-20
    Monday - Red & Green Day
    Tuesday - Ugly Sweater Day

    Wednesday - Dress like your Favorite Character Day

    Thursday - Pajama Day

    Friday - Grading Day - No School!

  • Click on EVENTS for everything happening at Banks Elementary!

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