Phone: 480-507-1359


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Chris Birgen, Principal

Welcome to Carol Rae Ranch Elementary! Our school is dedicated to building a community of compassionate, life-long learners that are working to make our world a better place to live. The partnership between school and home makes a difference in your child's learning experiences and successes. We appreciate the support you give and that you choose Carol Rae for your child's education.

Chris Birgen is the principal at Carol Rae Ranch Elementary since 2021. Before taking over at  Carol Rae, Mr. Birgen was the Principal at Islands Elementary for 10 years, Assistant Principal at South Valley Junior High, and Dean of Students at South Valley Junior High. Mr. Birgen was a 7th–8th Special Education teacher in Greenfield Junior High before becoming an Administrator.


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      Elementary Start & End Times

      • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:10am–2:55pm

        Wednesday Early Release: 8:10am–1:55pm

        Half Days: 8:10am–11:55am

      Preschool Start & End Times

      • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

        AM Class: 8:00 - 10:30

        PM Class: 11:15 - 1:45

        *No preschool classes on Wednesdays and Half Days

      Bell Schedule

      • Playground opens at 7:45 a.m

        Line-up bell at 8:02 a.m.

        Tardy bell at 8:10 a.m.

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      Chris Birgen Principal
      Leslie Garbis Staff Member
      Stephanie Grimmer Teacher
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      Kathleen Sawyers Staff Member
      Amanda Ray Parent

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