Congratulations to Dr. Laura Noel for being selected as Arizona's Superintendent of the Year
Somerton School District Community values each child, pledges a commitment to ensure a safe, nurturing environment and prepares life-long learners as contributing members of a global society.
We are a K-8 school district in the southwest corner of Arizona that includes four elementary schools and one middle school.
Somerton students have had a rich curriculum this year with our Preschool’s at each campus, iPads at the Middle School, our STEM/robotics programs, arts, music and physical education programs. There have been so many activities and accolades for our students it is hard to keep track of them all! The 16/17 school year looks to be just as active and fun for students and families as we all learn and grow together!
This is the year! This is the year our instructional practices and focus on standards all come together! We made great gains this past year on AzMerit scores. Last year, the first year this test was given, there were 306 students in 3 rd – 8 th grades who passed the English Language Arts portion of the test. This year 481 passed! Last year 293 students in 3 rd – 8 th grades passed the Math portion of the test. This year 568 passed! This is excellent growth, in fact, we made more growth than students statewide made at each grade level!
There is no stopping us! We know what works and are refining our practices to help our students achieve at their very best. This year our focus will be on maintaining the practices that are already working well, as we refine and create consistency in the practices we discovered we were missing.
Welcome Back Students, Parents, and Staff!!!
Laura Noel, Ed.D.