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Principal’s Message

Hello Knight Families,
CTA will be showing what we know this month in 3rd grade through 6th grade as we take AzMerit assessments. Fourth grade has completed the AIMS science test already.
What does this mean for us? This is a chance for us to learn what students have mastered, as well as what they need to continue to learn. The data gives us valuable information for teachers and our school to make sure we are giving students the best opportunity to learn. The areas that we are strong in, we will continue to do what we’re doing, and when we have particular areas to tighten up, we reflect and seek out better ways.
We are committed to safety at CTA. When you come on campus, please expect to sign in and show identification when checking a student out early. If you are visiting, please expect to sign in and wear a badge (or sticker for events). We are continuing to discuss and practice safety procedures, including an upcoming lockdown drill with support from Pinal County Sheriffs, routine campus checks by district employees and the fire marshal, and staff training on first response.
I am so grateful to be part of this community, and I am very proud of the work our students and staff are doing.
I hope you are all well. Please feel welcome at CTA. My door is open.
Best wishes,
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.