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Gallego Basic Elementary School

6200 S. Hemisphere Place
Tucson, AZ 85706
United States
32° 8' 23.3268" N, 110° 54' 50.6484" W
520-545-3016 Fax

Principal: Cristela Cardenas
Enrollment: 696
School Colors: Blue and gold
Uniforms: Required
School Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:05 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. | Wednesday: 8:05 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Contact school: Email contact form


  • Expansion of a successful school
  • Enroll students currently on a waiting list
  • Increase enrollment of grades K–2
  • No additional transportation costs
  • Long-range plan to design middle school continuation of basic school curriculum
  • Core Learning Time
  • Free full-day kindergarten
  • High Academic Expectations
  • Homework assigned Monday thru Thursday
  • Structured English Immersion for English language learners
  • Systematic Phonics
  • Whole and Small Group Learning


  • Band and Orchestra
  • Basketball
  • Yearly Science Fair
  • MAS (Music After School) Club
  • Student Council

Student Life

Gallego Basic Elementary is an alternative, district-wide “magnet” school, not a neighborhood school. Our boundaries encompass the entire Sunnyside School District. We offer:

  • District bus transportation provided
  • Experienced teaching staff
  • Full range of special classes, including: art, music, computers, P.E. and computer lab
  • Openings in all grade levels
  • School uniforms
  • Class size comparable to other sites
  • Spanish-friendly environment

Family Support

  • Family Academic Nights
  • Parent Involvement Assistant (PIA)
  • Parent Teacher Organization
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