Principal's Welcome

We are celebrating our success as Palomino Primary soars ahead in student achievement according to last year's test scores. The State of Arizona and the Paradise Valley Unified School District officially recognize the outstanding progress our students have made. Teachers and students are exceeding expectations, and every day at Palomino is an exciting adventure into the world of knowledge and information.

Palomino received a substantial grant from the 21st Century foundation funding both Before and After the Bell programs that support academic achievement in math and reading and provide enrichment opportunities for our students.

We offer open enrollment to all students wishing to become part of our vibrant learning community.

Mr. Stephen Lee


What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is to be able to see students truly engaged in and excited about learning. I also enjoy working with a team of educators to solve complex issues.

What important message do you want all your students to know?

I want students to know that if they work hard and set goals, there is no limit to what they can achieve.

What do you do to make your school a safe and caring environment?

I help make Palomino Primary safe through careful planning, training, and teamwork. All adults at Palomino Primary work together to teach students to be caring and safe through our Strive for Five Positive Behavior Program. Students learn to Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Kind, Be Responsible, and Be Ready to Learn. These rules are taught in the classroom and through the rest of our school during our Passport day. Positive student behavior is recognized through Palomino Pride awards. In addition, students learn positive social skills through our Second Step program.  Palomino Primary has a Behavior Team that meets often to review overall school trends as well as individual students who may need additional support. Finally, both Palomino Primary and Palomino Intermediate Behavior Teams meet in the School Safety Assessment and Prevention Team, along with our School Resource Officer, to discuss overall campus trends with the goals of prevention and emergency response preparation.

If you had a message for your parents, what would it be?

Participate as much as you can in your child’s education. Ask your child how his/her day was and look in their backpack. Read with your children every day and do not hesitate to call your child’s teacher if you have a question. Ask your child’s teacher for volunteer opportunities and come to our reading and math nights.


Meet our Assistant Principal.

Find out more about our Leadership Teams.

Meet our Site Council.