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Building for the Future: Learning, Cooperating and Caring

Welcome to Continental Elementary School District No. 39

Continental School District No. 39, home of the Continental Colts, has served families in the Green Valley area since 1916. Continental School’s name came from the Intercontinental Rubber Company, established in the area at the request of President Woodrow Wilson, during World War I. Our unique location, at the base of Madera Canyon, offers unobstructed views of the truly unique desert landscape. The district has always been committed to educational excellence and celebrated its 100th year in 2016.

Green Valley was established as a retirement community in the 1960’s and now boasts a thriving population of over 21,000 people. While Green Valley is still predominately a retirement community, there are approximately 200 families whose children attend Continental School. Our school and the community work hand in hand for the betterment of the community and the students at Continental.

Our students benefit from the experiences of a wide range of community and parent volunteers who actively assist with a variety of clubs, special programs, after-school sports, and activities. This special bond between our students and our many volunteers makes our district a truly unique place to be.

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Roxana Rico

Message from the Superintendent


Dear Continental Colts, Families and Community Members,

Welcome to our 2022-2023 school year. It is with great enthusiasm that I share how excited I am about our new school year.  We have spent a great deal of time planning and preparing to make this school year THE  BEST YET!  We have worked diligently to hire and retain qualified staff, ensure quality curriculum and ensure a safe, respectful and orderly environment in order for ALL of our students to reach their highest potential.  

We will continue to work diligently to follow our MISSION and VISION Statements:  Continental School District will provide a community environment in which all individuals are challenged to achieve excellence in academics, character, and life skills.

Building for the Future - Learning, Cooperating, and Caring for all.    

Our state assessment data has not yet been made available to the public, although the preliminary data we have received looks very promising.  We will have a great deal to celebrate and we will also have to continue our efforts in certain areas to continue to close the achievement gap.  The state will be releasing school letter grades by the end of September/October.  STAY TUNED! 

Our theme for this year is “THIS IS US”!  We are so proud of the students and families that we serve and I look forward to our continued journey of excellence TOGETHER! 


Mrs. Roxana Rico 

Your Very Proud Superintendent 




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