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Principal’s Message


Dear Combs Traditional Academy Families,

Welcome to the CTA community! It is an honor and privilege to serve as principal in the J.O. Combs Unified School District. This is a special school within an exceptional school district.

At CTA, our commitment is to provide a learning environment that is rigorous, positive, and supports the development of skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed so that our students can be the most successful people they can be. This is a big mission and one that requires a solid partnership between home and school. We have supportive families, dedicated staff, and students who are ready to embrace Rigor, Responsibility, and Respect!

The 2019-2020 school year will be full of hard work, fun events, and daily learning and growing. I welcome you to join our community through volunteering and attending our community events.  I look forward to working with you.

Welcome to CTA, home of the Knights.

Jeff Green

Proud Principal





Welcome to Combs Traditional Academy

We’re one of five elementary schools in the J.O. Combs Unified School District, located in the warm and beautiful San Tan Valley of Arizona. You’ll find our school conveniently located at the southeast corner of Combs & Gantzel Roads. We proudly serve students in kindergarten through 6th grade.

What makes us unique is our “Back-to-Basics” philosophy. Here at Combs Traditional Academy we develop a solid foundation of fundamental and higher-level thinking skills through a structured curriculum that is consistent and sequential throughout grade levels. We deliver curriculum using direct teaching techniques, whole class instruction, and other approved teaching methods. We also plan our teaching and learning around textbooks and written assignments and do not interrupt classes for non-curricular programs or activities.

Browse our website to find out more about who we are and our educational philosophy. If you feel your child would benefit from what we have to offer, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you!

What people are saying about Combs Traditional Academy

I absolutely love CTA! - Involved teaching staff- my son's teacher is always open and available for quick meetings and takes the time to provide attention to each individual's needs.

I am so proud of how my son is doing at this school. He has always struggled with confidence and his teacher is always so helpful finding ways that will help him succeed.

This school is one of a very limited number of schools in the state of Arizona that has one of the best top notch educations and teaching for AZ. The teachers not only care but they also want your kid to succeed. The school has a small enrollment, which makes the learning even more fun and challenging.