Principal's Message

Luke Jankee

Dear SuperSTAR Families, 

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year and thank you for choosing the award-winning Verrado Elementary School. We have earned the A+ distinction three times from the Arizona Education Foundation.  We are honored that you have entrusted us with the care and education of your child.

We are incredibly excited to start our school year out with students on campus.  Our past years have taught us a great deal and given us opportunities to learn new tools that we will carry forward for the betterment of our school and our students.  

I invite you to explore our website to learn about the many components that add to Verrado Elementary School's culture of excellence. Academic rigor in a caring environment is a hallmark of our success.  We are firm believers that if students feel safe and connected in their school environment, then their brains are optimized to learn.

Strong partnerships between school and family are key to your child's success. Supporting the valuable efforts of our SuperSTAR PTA ( is a fantastic way to support your child’s education. I invite you to get involved with this fun organization that contributes significantly to school spirit, teacher retention, and student achievement. 

It is my deep honor to lead our school family, and I am committed to working collaboratively with our staff, families and community to ensure a safe and productive learning environment. Thank you for choosing Verrado Elementary School!


Luke Jankee
Verrado Elementary School
A+++ School of Excellence


2022 Maricopa County Exemplary Principal