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Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013 4:49 pm | Updated: 4:44 pm, Tue Oct 8, 2013.

14841 S. 41st Place

Home of the Sharks, Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary School seeks to provide a “positive and engaging learning environment that promotes student achievement and inspires success in every student.”

The pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade school has more than 600 students currently enrolled and is one of the 12 schools within the Kyrene School District located in Ahwatukee Foothills.

Principal Cheryl Greene said the school’s mission and core values “serve as our anchor amidst the changing landscape of our school community and that of our greater society. They help us remain a ‘neighborhood school,’ not in terms of where our families live, but in a nostalgic way.”

For more information, visit the district website at or call Esperanza at (480) 541-2800.

Compiled by Diana Martinez, reach the reporter at

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Brian Gibson, principal at Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School, poses with students at Lomas on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

Kyrene de las Lomas is one of the 12 Kyrene schools in the Ahwatukee area that has been educating its students for many years.

Currently, enrollment at Lomas stands at 744 students from grades preschool through fifth grade.

Principal Brian Gibson said the new school year would bring opportunities for new staff members to be immersed within Lomas’ community.

“We already have a seasoned staff, and we’ve been working on new programs,” he said.

Gibson, who’s starting up his sixth year as principal, said Lomas’ diverse population was what set the school apart from other schools around the district and was a great representation of different communities.

Recently, Lomas earned a “B” grade for the 2013-14 school year from the Arizona Department of Education.

For more information about Lomas and the school’s enrollment, visit

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