Kyrene de la Estrella Elementary School
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Being part of the Kyrene School District since 1999, Kyrene de la Estrella Elementary School offers a schooling community housed by a veteran staff.

Enrollment size currently stands at 495 students, which includes its preschool level.

Principal Michael Lamp is entering his second year as the school’s leader and one of his goals for the school is to continue increasing enrollment.

Lamp feels what sets Estrella apart from other schools in the district is the amount of teacher experience.

“On average, we have 16 years of teacher experience. We have a very veteran staff… It’s a staff that comes here and wants to stay here. They are not looking for greener pastures; they are not looking for a better gig,” Lamp said. “They know they have a place here where it’s a very calm environment, where they have parent support and have kids who come prepared to learn.”

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• Compiled by Daniel Ochoa.

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