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Lewis Arriola Elementary Vision/ Mission Statement

We envision Lewis Arriola Elementary as a Safe, standards based learning community where Colorado State Standards help guide learner experiences to 21st century real life application of skills and concepts that help propel successful students into the modern global society.


At Lewis-Arriola Elementary our core values serve as a guide for not only daily action but provides a foundation from which all school decisions are based and modeled.


  • Organizational Excellence based on high standards and high expectations of all stakeholders.
  • Teamwork and dedication for the purpose of providing the absolute best educational experience for all members.
  • A Sense of culture and family that is reflective of the larger community of Lewis-Arriola.
  • Modeling human compassion, personal and professional integrity, dignity, caring, nurturing, forgiving & acceptance for the betterment of all members.


Students at Lewis-Arriola are expected to:

  • Take ownership of education and embody the values that define our institution.
  • Become Life Long Learners with a passion for continual personal growth.
  • Be Complex Thinkers & Effective Communicators that can take a position and defend their argument.
  • Be Collaborative Workers & Quality Producers that can construct relationships and build for the future.
  • Be Community Contributors that enhance the global community of the 21st century.


Educators will:

  • Set rigorous academic goals that meet our academic expectations as well as individual student needs.
  • Provide instruction and service to help students meet all goals and exceed expectations.
  • Provide a safe, respectful educational environment where all stakeholders can feel to take risks and be creative in order to find personal potential.

By establishing high expectations for all stakeholders and creating an environment which fosters meaningful relationships, risk-taking, and academic results, we increase the chance that we will realize our vision and help instill the importance of high personal and organizational standards for a democratic and enriching life.

Elementary School

21434 Road U 
Cortez, CO  81321
(970) 882-4494


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