Puesta del Sol Administration

Welcome to Puesta del Sol!

¡Bienvenidos a la Escuela Elemental Puesta del Sol!

Principal: Dana Petro

Assistant Principal: Tosha Young

Address: 450 Southern Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Phone: (505) 994-3305

Fax: (505) 994-3316

Our original facility (now housing St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School) opened in 1983 by Albuquerque Public Schools; current facility opened fall 1999.

Geographic Area Served: Cedar Hills, Granada Heights, Bali Heights, Siesta Hills, portions of Units 8, 9, and 11

Colors: Turquoise, Black, White

Mascot: An Eagle named "Spirit"

Our Mission

Our mission is to create a safe and positive learning environment in which we deliver to our students the highest quality education through the best practices, while nurturing the whole child in partnership with our parents and community.

Our Vision

We envision Puesta to be an inclusive school where we value:

Positive learning environment

Understanding of diversity

Expectations for


Teaching responsibility in

Association with our community, school, and home partnerships