Welcome to Combs Traditional Academy
We’re one of five elementary schools in the J.O. Combs Unified School District, located in the warm and beautiful San Tan Valley of Arizona. You’ll find our school conveniently located at the southeast corner of Combs & Gantzel Roads. We proudly serve students in kindergarten through 6th grade.
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A Message from our Principal
This month allows me to share with you some very positive news for Combs Traditional Academy. We are very excited to share that we continue to be one of the top rated schools in the area, with the state’s release of individual school performance on last spring’s AzMERIT testing. Overall, we had the highest passing rate of any school in Pinal County and San Tan Valley in both mathematics and English language arts. For both English language arts and mathematics, our fourth and fifth graders had the highest passing percentage in the county. Our fourth graders were in the top fifteen of all schools and the top five public schools in the state for ELA and our fifth graders were in the top 5% of all public schools in the state for mathematics.
We also had our first induction ceremony on Thursday, September 29 for the National Elementary Honor Society. The fourteen fifth and sixth grade students who were inducted had to qualify based on grades, then apply for membership including an essay. A team of staff members reviewed each application and recommended students for membership based on the NEHS principles of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. They will now meet on a regular basis to continue to take a leadership role at CTA in terms of those principles, and we will hold annual inductions of new students in the spring. We look forward to seeing our NEHS membership grow and continue to showcase the excellence that is Combs Traditional Academy!
Please don’t forget some of the important dates coming up! Fall break is just around the corner during the week of October 10. Students return on October 18. We will have our first recognition assemblies for honor roll and student attendance on October 21. PTO will be hosting a Peter Piper Pizza night on October 28. On November 4, we will hold our first Battle of the Books with fifth and sixth grade teams showing what they have learned over the first four books on the list. Finally, please remember to register to vote by October 10!
Thank you for your continued support of Combs Traditional Academy and the J.O. Combs Unified School District. Our mission is to provide a rigorous academic focus for all students in a collaborative environment that emphasizes responsibility and respect. Without our collaboration with you, that would not be possible. Thank you!