Countryside Elementary School, located in Surprise, Ariz., is a public school that is part of Dysart Unified School District. Established in 1976, it enrolls more than 1,200 students and offers classes to students in grades kindergarten through eight. It offers students a safe and engaging learning environment and focuses, not just on the ability to read, write and communicate clearly, but also to be good citizens, with strong cultural knowledge and problem-solving skills. It devotes time and resources to professional development, instructional coaching and collaboration between the school, students, families and the community. It provides a comprehensive educational program, including core subjects, such as mathematics, language arts, reading, spelling, social studies and science. There are specialists in art, music, counseling, physical education and library to focus on these areas. Countryside Elementary School offers various sports, including volleyball, basketball, softball and track.