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Principal’s Message


Dear CTA Knights Community,


This is such an exciting time of year! Teachers are preparing their classrooms, students and families are anxious to find out who their teacher is, and the campus looks sparkling clean from a summer’s worth of work by the custodian crew.


Meet the Teacher night is July 30th from 4-6 pm. We will have booths set up for Transportation, PTO, Food Service, Junior Achievement, Art Masterpiece, and of course the classrooms will be open for students and families. A class roster will be shared at this time.


I am expecting nothing but the best this coming school year. We have a team of amazing educators, staff, and families, a district that is focused on excellence, and students who show grit as well as great character. I look forward to welcoming new students, as well as some new staff, to CTA and I know they will feel right at home here.


This is a special place and I am truly grateful to serve as the principal here.


My door is open.


All my best,


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.