Tully Elementary School

School Photos - Learning continues during parent-teacher conferences

Parent-teacher conferences may have cut school short, but there was still plenty of learning going on at Tully Elementary Magnet School. Here’s a look inside of one of the classes!

Children standing in hallway with arms on each others shoulders and smiling.
Child reading a book at her school desk while another draws on a paper beside her.
Teachers stand behind a student helping to use the computer.
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Book Fair
Book Fair Family Night
Field Day K-2
Field Day 3-5
Last Day for Students
Last Day for Teachers
Memorial Day
Language Learning Symposium
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School Schedule

School Hours:

  • 7:45 am – Earliest arrival
  • 8:30 am - 2:45 pm – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
  • 8:30 am - 1:45 pm – Wed (Early Dismissal)
  • Lunch Schedule

Half-Day Schedule:

  • 8:30 am - 11:45 am

If absent, please call 520-225-3400 to alert our attendance clerk. Arizona State Law requires that you report all student absences.

School Information
Friday Fun at Tully
Our new 4th grade teacher Mr. Waugaman is making Fridays extra fun for his students! During community time each week, he brings a different game in, such as tug of war. The students are having a blast!
Tully students play tug of war during community time.
What Makes Us Special

Tully GATE Magnet is located in the historic Barrio Sobaco Neighborhood on the west side of Tucson. We have a diverse population of students who speak more than 13 different languages!

Tully is an integrated school that teaches gifted and talented education to all students. This is the premise of an Open Access gifted program. We believe that every student is a gifted learner. Our job is to help students develop that talent. 

GATE instruction is designed to expand student’s thinking by providing lessons that offer depth and complexity in their everyday instruction. A core component of GATE instruction is providing differentiation strategies so all students can be met at their current levels. 

Differentiation strategies in the classroom provide students with the best environment for having their academic needs met. These strategies can be as simple as providing more challenging reading materials and studying problems that have no clear solution to creating specialized learning centers and allowing for flexible groupings of students.  

Our school is focused on the Kaplin’s Habits of a Scholar. We teach these habits explicitly in design instruction that reinforces these essential skills. 

As part of our GATE focus, all students participate in regular talent development lessons. This gives students the opportunity to think critically and deeper about a problem.  Many of these exercises are game-based and the students really get engaged. 

Social Emotional learning is another cornerstone of the Open Access GATE model. Students learn to work cooperatively and develop empathy for those around them.  

If you are interested in learning more about Tully GATE Magnet Elementary School check out our FaceBook page, check out our website or give us a call.  (520) 225-2400.