Ganado Elementary

Welcometo the Proud Home of the Hornets

Welcome to Ganado Elementary School! We are privileged to serve pre-k through fifth grade students as a part of the Ganado Unified School District. Together we strive to ensure that all students have a quality education as we strengthen Diné cultural values for lifelong learning.

We’re so happy you’ve stopped by to visit our online home, where you will have the chance to learn more about our school and the team of educators who work together every day to make it so extraordinary. While you’re here, we invite you to get to know us a little better, find the answers to your questions, and read up on all the latest news here at Ganado Elementary. You’re in Hornet country now!

A Message from Our Principals

Dear Ganado Elementary Families,

Welcome to Ganado Elementary School! We are a Pre-K to 5th grade school with staff members that truly care about their students and who want to develop positive relationships with parents and the community. They have dedicated themselves to creating a learning environment that is safe, nurturing, challenging, and respectful. Our vision is to prepare students to be creative problem solvers by developing good learning habits so they can build a solid educational foundation and become productive citizens. We are excited about this school year, and we look forward to working with our students, parents, and community. As a team we can develop one of the best educational programs that enables all students to be successful. 


Jolena Burns, Primary School Principal

Joe Benally, Intermediate School Principal