Welcome to Doña Ana Elementary

Logo for Doña Ana Elementary

Home of the Wildcats!
 Casa de los Gatos Monteses!

Mission & Vision Statements


Tenacity & Teamwork. We are resourceful, work hard, and always strive to do our best. We show persistence and “grit” in overcoming obstacles and in working towards achieving our mission of preparing our students for college, work, and life.

High Expectations. We are mission-driven, highly motivated, and maintain the highest expectations for our students, our colleagues, and ourselves. We believe all children can and will learn and succeed, that all of our students deserve to go to college, and that closing the achievement gap is an issue of social justice.

Integrity. We are honest and ethical in our words and our actions. We do the right thing, even when no one is watching, because we know it is the right thing to do.

No Excuses. We accept no excuses from our students, their families, or ourselves. We will each do what it takes to achieve our shared goals. As part of this attitude, we each take initiative when we see opportunities to help others or help our school improve. We step up in large and small ways on a daily basis and get the job done.

Kindness. We genuinely care about and respect all people. We treat others, as we would want to be treated. We care about our students deeply, and though we may be strict and “sweat the small stuff,” we also try to bring a sense of joy and humanism to the classroom.


Doña Ana Elementary School is dedicated to deliver a rigorous, balanced, innovative, differentiated and research based curriculum where all students are empowered to discover their strengths and to achieve their maximum potential. We are preparing our students to become competitive leaders and responsible citizens in a global society by providing the stepping-stones for a lifetime of learning.

Theme, Motto, and Cheer

Keys 4 Success at DAES: Unlock The Future!    

Motto:      It Takes A Village! TEAMWORK Will Make the


Cheer:      Doña Ana Proud!  Wildcat Strong!

 If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go TOGETHER!

Upcoming Events

  • April 15 - May 3                     Transition Assessment 3rd-5th Grade   
  • April 19 & 22                          Spring Holidays No School
  • April 29                                   Head Start Registration 
  • May 6 - 10                               Book Fair
  • May 8                                      Walk & Roll to School      
  • May 8                                      Staff Development AM Classes Only
  • May 13                                    Career Day
  • May 17                                    Yearbook Signing
  • May 23                                     5th Grade Completion Ceremony
  • May 24                                     Last Day of School AM Only