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Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary
Queen Creek Unified School District
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An Accelerated School of Choice: Where Everyone Has Genius


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Welcome to Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary School, a brand new School of Choice serving students from preschool through sixth grade. Located in family-friendly Queen Creek, Arizona, our school is a place “Where Everyone Has Genius.”

A Message from Our Principal

Dear KMBE Bobcat Families,

Welcome to Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary School - Where Everyone Has Genius! I am excited and honored to be a Bobcat. My dedication has been to the education of children for more than 20 years. My passion is for children and their academic and emotional growth.

It is important to me to create an environment where everyone feels safe—safe to learn, safe to step outside of our comfort zones, and safe to make choices that better our community. My door is always open. Please feel free to stop by, call, or email.


Chasity Cruz

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Grades: PreK–6
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Accelerated Curriculum
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Project Lead the Way STEAM Curriculum