Our School

Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary (FBPE) opened in 2005. Our school is the namesake of the teacher and artist, Frances Brandon Pickett. Looking to the left, when visitors enter our building, they see the display case filled with artifacts and photos donated by Mrs. Pickett. Straight ahead, they immediately gaze on the beautiful oil painting of mustangs that Mrs. Pickett painted especially for our school! We are honored to be a part of the heritage of Queen Creek.

We currently educate 628 students (as of SY 22–23) in kindergarten through sixth grade. We offer our community open enrollment, and we’d love to have you join our Mustang family here at Pickett Elementary. If you are interested in touring our campus or would like more information about our school, give us a call or stop by our office.

We are proud of the many programs we offer our students. We believe education should be challenging and fun, and we work hard to provide that delicate balance. While many schools have to cut programs due to budget restraints, we have held strong and still offer our students essentials such as library, music, P.E., and computers. We also offer free all-day kindergarten, a gifted program, ELL, and after-school clubs

Belief Statements

At FBPE we believe:

  • Every individual is unique and deserves respect.
  • All children deserve the opportunity to think, dream, believe, and achieve.
  • Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process in a safe and supportive environment.
  • We will provide students with opportunities to succeed daily.
  • Education is a shared responsibility; it is a partnership of home, school, and community.

Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision
Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary has a vision to provide all students with an education that prepares them for academic and social success. We will offer a broad-based curriculum and opportunities for social-emotional learning. In doing so, we will foster a year's worth of growth and create the foundation for students to be on a path for college and career readiness. We will give our students tools to become lifelong learners.

Our Mission
The mission of Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary is to develop confident learners who think, dream, believe, and achieve.

Mustang Pride starts on the inside—Respect, Kindness, and Integrity.

Did You Know?

  • Since opening our doors in 2005, FBPE has earned an Excelling and/or grade "A" distinction. 
  • We're on social media. Please check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Physical Education

Physical education plays an important role in the education of our students by teaching them how to maintain healthy lifestyles by engaging in physical activity. We focus on teamwork, respect for others, motor skills, decision making, and problem solving. Please make sure your child wears shoes with ties (not sandals or flip flops) on P.E. days. We want every child to safely participate in our fun activities.


Music is fun and rewarding for all students, no matter their ability. Here at Pickett, we focus on beat, rhythm, pitch, tempo, and dynamics. We use a variety of music education methods every day, so students are always involved and having a great time. During the year, kindergarten, first, and second grades give a performance for other students and their families. Third, fourth, and fifth graders may participate in the after-school choir or a variety of instrument groups. Thank you for supporting the arts! Your kids love them!


With the help of teachers, our librarian instructs students in library skills, which we integrate into all areas of the curriculum. We want to provide a warm, positive, and exciting atmosphere within our center to help encourage students to become independent thinkers, problem solvers, and of course, to help instill a love of reading.