What To Expect When Campus Opens:

We understand that with the COVID-19 Pandemic still underway, there may be some concerns about how school is going to operate and what conditions will be like. We want to assure you that we are taking every possible precaution to keep your students safe and healthy while in our care. We will have all of the safety supplies necessary for students, teachers, and staff members. This includes face masks and shields, gloves, thermometers, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies. Students are welcome to bring personal masks from home so long as they are washable and reusable. We are open to accepting supplies and donations from families and members of our community. 

During the school day, students and staff will be wearing their face masks and shields. Each classroom will be outfitted with an air purifier, and classes will be taking frequent breaks in between lessons in order to sterilize rooms/materials and have students wash their hands. Thanks to our small school's size, we will be able to maintain the social distancing guidelines. As an extra precaution, we will be splitting up the lunch periods to accommodate for social distancing, and the cafeteria space will be sanitized in between periods.

We realize that these have been challenging and uncertain times. We encourage everyone to stay safe and to take the extra precautions to stay healthy. If there is anything that we as a school can do for our community, please do not hesitate to let us know. We are here for you. We're all in this together. 

Cedar Hills School - Grades Pre-K through 8th

Modified School Calendar July-May

School Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

School Day is 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday



Hackberry Elementary School District #3

Let's Get Cooking

We'd like to give a big, warm welcome to Chef Alexander Mayo Page. He will be joining our school this year to teach students of all grade levels about the culinary arts. He will be showing students the basic skills needed to work safely in the kitchen and to have fun with food. 

Chef Alexander also has a special surprise for the families who attend our Open House Night!

Hello Families and Guardians,
    My name is Rob Varner, and I am the Acting Superintendent for Hackberry School District. I have been married for 30 wonderful years and have 4 children from ages 16 to 24.  My ultimate goal is to build a positive environment for all children. 
     I taught at the Cartwright School District for 9 years and was a school administrator there for 6.  We moved to Payson, AZ, where I was a principal for 9 years. I am finishing my 5th year as superintendent of the Page Unified School District, and I will be retiring at the end of June.  
    I've enjoyed my time at Cedar Hills already.  There is so much potential at this beautiful school.  My belief has always been centered around "What's best for children?" I'll make every decision with that in mind.  We are excited to have your children back to school this fall.  We are implementing many precautions in order to protect both students and staff members from Covid-19. Health and safety will be a top priority, after quality education. 

     I always enjoy conversations with family and community members and will always return your phone calls or emails.  You can call me at the school, or send me an email to rvarner@hesd.net.  I am looking forward to hearing from you. 

          Rob Varner, ED.S.

Mission Statement 

Hackberry Elementary School District #3 seeks to create a challenging learning environment in a unique, small, and rural school setting. Our professional staff seeks to encourage high expectations for student success.  We use innovative instruction that supports individual differences and learning styles while upholding high academic standards. Our school prides itself on promoting a safe, calm, caring, and supportive environment. Each student's self-esteem is developed by meaningful relationships with other students and staff. We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved in our students' learning and success.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Ducey's mandate that schools not be in-person until August, 17th, we are unable to hold an Open House at this time. 

We will hold an Open House/Meet the Teacher night as soon as the restrictions are lifted. When we have a date, we will post it on the website and Facebook page!

Thank you for your patience! 

Active Superintendent, Robert Varner ED.S.


The Hackberry School District #3 Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm at the Hackberry School District/Cedar Hills School building.  The meeting will also be on Facebook Live.

9501 Nellie Drive 

Kingman, Arizona 86401-8917

Phone: 928-692-0013​ | Fax: 928-692-1075

Meet Our Active Superintendent!