About Us




 Hello Taylor Canyon students and families!

 Have a great Summer Break!

 Join us in our summer programs and our free meal program: 

 We will see you back in school this August.

Donald Mendenhall


Polk Elementary building exterior

Taylor Canyon Elementary was reopened on August 25th, 2010. After being closed for four years, the school got a new identity and name. The school includes the Accelerated Learning Academy with grades 1 - 6. Students from the neighborhood joined with these ALA students to make this school Taylor Canyon. The school was refurbished by removing the old tile, laying new carpet, painting classrooms, and getting new technology in each classroom. Teachers have the ability to use this new technology that includes: InterWrite boards, document cameras, projectors, and speaker systems. The students will also be able to use student responders and mobi pads to complete the technology available.

The faculty and staff come from a variety of schools throughout the district as well as recent graduates in the education program at WSU. There is a wide talent level within this group and we expect to use those talents to make Taylor Canyon a cut above.


Taylor Canyon

To empower all students to be prepared for college and career readiness, community involvement and success in a global society.


All students will achieve Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) with support from school community (staff, students and family) by:

  • Promoting high expectations for all.
  • Developing and sustaining a growth-mindset.
  • Actively engaging in AVID strategies to foster success: Organization, Critical thinking skills, Ownership of learning and Positive collaboration.

Taylor Canyon
Three Rules

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

Be Safe

Taylor Canyon


Honesty is our choice, Obedience to the Code of the Pack, Work for excellence, Love of learning for our future.