Porfirio H. Gonzales Elementary School is very popular community school right in the heart of Tolleson.  We offer an outstanding education for preschool through eighth grade students with all the supports and services children need for a great foundation to educational success.  We are just off Interstate 10 for those commuting into Phoenix to work.  You can drive in the HOV lane to our school and drop off your children on the way to work, if you like, because we are a school of choice for families living outside our boundaries.  We welcome students from beyond our boundaries for open enrollment, and our community embraces each and every family.

    With Tolleson Elementary School District’s Welcome Center right on our campus along with the Banner Health Clinic for uninsured and underinsured families, we are the perfect campus to meet the needs of our students and families. We even have a dental clinic on campus.  Although we share these services with our entire school district, the location on our campus makes it super convenient for our families.

    At Porfirio H. Gonzales, we have a nurse on our campus, a counselor and preschool for the youngest students in the district.

    We set high expectations for our students and are focused on a positive learning environment.  Our teachers are dedicated and many have been serving the students and families of Tolleson Elementary School District across the generations because we are a place where everyone belongs and feels part of the community.  We were the very first elementary school in Tolleson, and we pride ourselves on a rich history making public education accessible to all.  Once you find us, you will feel you belong and call our school home!

    To share just a few of the positive programs to ensure your children feel safe both emotionally and physically safe at our school, we offer: 

    • A national role model for KIDS AT HOPE. In fact, all of the schools in Tolleson Elementary School District are KIDS AT HOPE schools and so is the city of Tolleson. That means that we are finding the best in children, building on those strengths and delivering the supports they need to be successful.
    • Positive Behavior Interventions & Support School (PBIS). We focus on proactive strategies for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behavior and create positive, safe learning environments for children.
    • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) is a program in grades ….
    • Our Toddler Childcare Program serves the youngest preschoolers in the school district.
    • Arizona State University’s (ASU) Gear Up Program is a program we are proud to be a part of because it ensures our students have greater access to a college education. We know our families have that goal in mind for their children, and we strive every day to make that a future reality for our students and families.
    • In addition to our rigorous academics, all kindergarten through eighth grade students participate in physical education, art, technology and library classes throughout the week. The choices vary and increase as students advance through the grade levels.

    Those are just a few of the unique programs we offer at Porfirio H. Gonzales Elementary School to ensure your children are positively engaged in learning and building the foundation for a lifetime of success.  

    Our WELCOME CENTER is open to welcome you and make sure you are easily enrolled in our school.  You can reach the center at 602-533-3980 or email wcoffice@tesd.k12.az.us 

    We know you have a choice in schools, and we appreciate each and every family who chooses Porfirio H. Gonzales Elementary School!  Thank you!