Carrillo School was founded in 1930 and is today a K-5 magnet elementary school. It is named after Leopoldo Carillo, the former owner of the land on which the school stands. The school was constructed in 1930 despite the Great Depression which was wreaking havoc on the country at the time. Before the school was built, the property was park with gardens and recreational facilities, including a pool. Interestingly, it was also where the first plane landed in Tucson and Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech here. The school has expanded over years reaching its present size. The school is known for starting a tradition called Las Posadas, which is a nativity pageant held during the Christmas season.
Backstory and Context
"Carrillo Magnet School History." Carrillo Magnet School. Accessed March 8, 2017. http://www.carrillo-tusd1.org/?page_id=201.