Rio Vista Elementary School

10237 W. Encanto Blvd
Avondale, AZ 85392
Phone: (623) 772-2670
Fax: (623) 478-1972
Attendance: (623) 772-2673
School Hours: 8:10 am to 3:10 pm

Principal: Siobhan McCarthy
Assistant Principal: Marlene Bennison

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Rio Vista Elementary School is a community where respect, engagement and a passion for learning lead to individuals achieving their highest potential.


At Rio Vista Elementary, the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards are taught campus-wide. Our school focuses on high student achievement and teaching the "whole-child" through fine arts, music, physical education and award winning programs.

National Junior Honor Society is comprised of students dedicated to serving the school and community. Students are nominated by the staff and hold a tremendous leadership role based on the National Junior Honor Society Pillars of Success. NJHS sponsors fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for local charities and assists in school wide events.


Students have access to state of the art technology. Teachers utilize the latest instructional techniques using SMART Boards, laptops and iPads to engage students in 21st Century learning.


School wide student citizenship and character building programs including Well Managed Schools are featured in each school, as well as, student awards given out for outstanding behavior and positive attitudes.


  • Athletic Programs
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Student Council
  • Band
  • Tutoring
  • Library Club
  • Art Club
  • Yearbook

Safe Walk to School Map

Student safety is the utmost importance at Rio Vista Elementary. Please view the Safe Walk to School Map and review with your children the safest route to school.

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2018-19 Parent/Student Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to inform parents and students of the policies, procedures, and operations of the Pendergast Elementary School District. It presents information highlighting District policies and guidelines necessary for the academic achievement, safety, welfare, and well-being of our students.

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