It’s an Eagle Thing

Welcome to the Sonoita Elementary School District website. We’re honored to offer a unique educational experience at our small, K–8 school in Elgin, Arizona. In our six elementary classrooms and four middle-school classrooms, learning and fun go hand in hand. Elgin students have access to the latest in instructional technology, including iPads, laptops, interactive whiteboards, and more. We also have a STEAM lab with a 3-D printer and robots and a media center with a green screen and virtual reality glasses. In addition to unique academic opportunities, we offer a fun PE program and interscholastic sports. At our school, you will also find dedicated educators who are committed to building supportive relationships with every one of our students.

A Message from Our Superintendent

Dear Elgin Students & Families,

This is my sixth year serving Sonoita Elementary School District as the Superintendent/Principal, and I’m still amazed at the excitement that comes with the start of each school year. The kindergartners who demonstrated a whole range of emotions during the first couple of weeks are now quite comfortable with the routines and with their classmates. Students who are new to our school are making new friends and learning about our school community. Hopefully our new staff members and those who are new to their positions feel welcomed and supported.

During the month of September, our students will join the community in celebrating the Labor Day rodeo and the county fair. Many of our students participate in one or both community events. On Friday, September 15, it will be kids day at the Santa Cruz County Fair. There will be no school on that day, and admission for kids day is free. In addition to visiting the students with their animals and the exhibits in Pioneer Hall, please take time to visit the student exhibits. The theme this year is “Life in the Old West.” The idea behind this theme is to highlight the rich history of Santa Cruz County including farming, ranching, and agriculture.

Thank you for all that you’re doing to make Elgin School a great place to learn, and I hope to see you on campus or at one of our upcoming community events! 


Mary Faley

Mary Faley