Welcome to Cartwright School

We are a K-8 school and we have approximately 887 outstanding students ranging from kindergarten through 8th grade. Cartwright is the oldest school in the district and we are proud of our historical heritage. We have a museum on campus that highlights how our school came to be and pictures of the man that is named after our school and our district, Pioneer Elmer Cartwright.

We are dedicated to providing a world-class education to our students. Once they leave the halls of Cartwright, we are confident our students will not only be high school bound, but be college and career ready, and that they will contribute to society. Thank you for choosing Cartwright School!

Letter from Our Principal
Robert Aguilar

Welcome to Cartwright Elementary School! We are a K-8 school and I look to provide a safe, happy, and focused learning environment for our students.

Here are a few tips that can help parents:

  • Provide a schedule at home homework. Consistency builds learning habits that will carry your children into their future.
  • Read! Your child can read to you and you can read to your child.
  • Bedtime… Bedtimes provide children with enough sleep and ensures high achievement in the future.
  • Get involved! Ask your children how they are progressing towards achieving their grade level standards.

Robert Aguilar,
Cartwright Principal

A Message from the Superintendent's Office about Prop 206

The Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off Initiative, also known as Proposition 206, was approved on November 8, 2016.

Proposition 206 is designed to increase the minimum wage to $10 in 2017, $10.50 in 2018, $11.00 in 2019, and $12 in 2020. Starting in 2021, the measure will increase the minimum wage based on the cost of living index for Arizona. Effective July 1st, the initiative also guarantees 40 hours of annual paid sick time to employees of businesses with 15 or more employees and 24 hours to those of businesses with less than 15 employees. The measure entitles employees to accrue one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. The measure permits earned paid sick time to be utilized for an employee's medical care, an employee's need to care for a family member, a public health emergency or addressing domestic violence.

For Cartwright School District, more than 700 employees will be impacted, with a recurring annual cost in excess of $650,000.