• About Avaxat Elementary

    Avaxat Elementary School, a California Distinguished School, serves students in Transitional Kindergarten through Grade Five. Avaxat, an Indian word meaning cottonwood, is the second elementary school to be opened in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. Avaxat Elementary is located on the northern side of Murrieta.

    Current Enrollment: 700

    School Constitution


    Prepare all learners to live their dreams.


    Cultivating each student’s Academic, Emotional, and Social potential.


    • Development Critical Thinkers
    • Implementing Differentiated Instruction
    • Exploring Technology as a bridge to the future


    • Nurturing Compassion
    • Fostering respect for each other and the environment
    • Encouraging Self Reflection


    • Promoting Cooperation and Kindness
    • Communicating effectively
    • Building TRRFCC Kid


    I am somebody...
    I am capable and lovable...
    I am teachable...
    I can learn...
    I respect myself and others.

    Other Information

    Description of Campus

    The school has 27 regular education classrooms, 6 special day classes, 1 multipurpose room, a library, administrative offices, a cafeteria, a staff lounge and two play areas, one for TK/Kindergarten students and one designated for students in grades 1-5. Child care facilities for students in grades TK-5 are located on the west side of campus.

    Year School Opened

    The school opened in 1987 in temporary facilities and moved to the current permanent site in 1993.

    School Colors

    Blue and Gold

    Instructional Goals/Program:

    Students will benefit from our strong standards-based curriculum which focuses on a TKindergarten - 12th grade sequenced curriculum and promotes academic success for all students. Technology has become an important part of our educational programs and we are fortunate to have many computers in classrooms, which are used extensively for student and staff training.

    Feeder Schools

    Shivela Middle School, Mesa High School

Last Modified on October 25, 2023