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Mariposa Elementary School

Mariposa Elementary School (MES) is located in Mariposa, California.

A rural community in the Sierra Nevadas. As a TK-8 school, MES offers a wide range of programs to promote academic, social, physical, and emotional excellence in our students. We offer after school enrichment programs such as art and music, sponsored by our PCA. Our students enjoy extracurricular activities such as the the ASES program, Girl Scouts, and Project Smile, sports, Club Live, and more. 

The Mariposa community is very supportive of MES.

The staff at MES is student-centered and passionate about providing students a high quality TK-8 experience. Our school's success is a testament to the staff's hard work and professionalism and the community's strong support of MES.

Principal Update

Happy New Year Everyone!

We've had a great start to 2017!  We have just completed our second round Lunchtime Sports Tournament that is open for all students in grades 4-8.  These sport activities provide teambuilding and problem solving opportunities as students participate in competitive and fun physical activity. 

During the second week back from Winter Break, we held our Winter Assemblies to celebrate perfect attendance, positive school culture attributes, and simple reminders of our school goal and vision of Engaging in Social and Academic Learning.   

In our commitment to provide a welcoming and inclusive school culture of Kindness, Forgiveness and Understanding, we are introducing a Character Ed Word of the Month with inclusive vocabulary.  This is an opportunity to remind us of our empathy and connection with each other as we continue to build a strong caring school culture.  Our Character Ed Word for January is Respect, with stems of self-respect, self-control, respect for others, courtesy, trustworthiness, punctuality.

On January 26, the Rotary will celebrate their annual 3rd Grade Dictionary Distribution!  We are so grateful to the Rotary for supporting our students as they seek excellence in learning! 


Please remember we have a minimum day on Monday, February 6, 2017, and no school on February 20, 2017, for President's day.


Jan M. Steed



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Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Information



A child is eligible to register for kindergarten in the Mariposa County Unified School District if the child will have his or her fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2017.



A child is eligible for the 2017-2018 Transitional Kindergarten program if a child will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2, 2017. A transitional kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. A child who turns 5 after December 2, 2017 will be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2017-18 school year.



2/16- Kindergarten Round-Up 4pm in MPR



02/21- FFA Ag Expo @ MES!

2/22- Early Release @ 1:45pm!

02/24- Superhero Day-Dress Up Day!

C.A.R.E. Awards Gr.K-4 @ 2:00pm

02/27- Early Release @ 1:45pm!

Mariposa Unified School District Calendars

Cyber Safety


The school day begins at 8:30 AM and end at 2:45 PM Tuesday through Friday. On Mondays, students are released at 1:45 PM for teacher collaboration. All grades have the same start and end times. 

Bus Passes

When requesting a bus pass, please provide office staff with bus route letter, bus stop, and date(s) of change.  All new requests must be made by parent/guardian by 10:00 AM.


Refer to transportation web page above for bus route information.