• About Us

    Children learning science from their teacher.

    Cartwright Elementary School District is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and serves approximately 14,000 students in 20 schools in a 14-square-mile area. We are proud to have two Maryvale area "A" rated schools: Sunset Elementary and Marc T. Atkinson Gifted Academy. We have 11 Kindergarten through 6th-grade elementary schools, six schools serving students in grades K - 8, and four middle schools with students in grades 7 and 8. Our district is the largest employer in the area, employing more than 2,000 people. Our motto is "One Team, Una Familia!" because we believe in elevating and celebrating each student's success as a family. 

    We offer a robust STEM program and two Dual Language Programs at Starlight Park College Preparatory Community School. We also offer FREE breakfast and lunch and FREE all-day kindergarten.

    The Cartwright District values technology and the importance of its use in the classroom. We provide Dell Chromebooks or iPads for scholars to use in conjunction with their lessons.