Welcome to the Home of the Tigers

Welcome to the Tartesso Elementary School website. We are located in Buckeye, Arizona, and enjoy the benefits of an active and supportive community. As a part of Saddle Mountain USD, we foster a culture of high academic achievement. Our students thrive and excel in a variety of programs carried out in partnership with our caring, collaborative community. Whether you are a student, parent, prospective family, or community member, we have what you are looking for.

A Message from our Principal

Parents, Guardians, Students, and Alumni:

Welcome to Tartesso Elementary School, home of the Tigers. We are a K-5 school in the Saddle Mountain Unified School District in Buckeye, Arizona. We currently have over 650 students enrolled, and we anticipate continuous growth throughout the school year. We anticipate the new school being built in Tartesso to open for operation in August of 2022.

Our four-day school week is in session Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and we offer free breakfast in the classroom to all students daily starting at 6:30 a.m. On early release days, we dismiss at 11:15 a.m. Through our vision statement, “Everyone learns every day,” our teachers and staff will significantly touch the lives of your children. We are a school of strong tradition, values, and excellence. Together with our community members, we will reflect on the past and build our future.

Please view my letter in its entirety, as it contains important information regarding the many programs our wonderful school offers. 

I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. If I can be of service in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 


Liz Giacovelli

Liz Giacovelli
(623) 474.5408