Delivering a top-quality education within eight years that prepares scholars for high school, college, and career is more than just a promise. It's a commitment backed by Cartwright's proven track record of curriculum and classroom standards. The Cartwright School District takes pride in its notable alumni, including an Olympic gold medalist, biochemical engineers, pioneering female Fire Chief and Police Chief in Phoenix, award-winning journalists, esteemed politicians, accomplished doctors and lawyers, and Ivy League students. As the premier school district in Maryvale, we boast the only "A" rated school in our area, setting us apart from any charter school in our vicinity.
Our motto, "One Team, Una Familia!" reflects our dedication to treating each child as a cherished family member. We celebrate their academic achievements and offer exceptional programs such as Dual Language in Spanish, STEAM-focused engineering labs, and College and Career Readiness programs like the Aguila Youth Leadership Program, which opens pathways to higher education for our scholars. Our Academies and specialized schools focus on Social Sciences, gifted academics, community-centered education, and cultural arts, including music and dance. We provide our scholars with enriching opportunities, such as the ASU Mother-Daughter program, and expose them to college campuses at various stages of their education. Field trips, athletics, and clubs play a pivotal role in their holistic development.
In addition to academic excellence, we prioritize Social Emotional Learning to support our scholars along their educational journey. Certified school counselors and psychologists ensure that our students have the peace of mind necessary for effective learning. Our trauma-informed school specializes in equipping children with emotional tools to navigate any challenges that come their way, thus elevating their educational experience. We take great pride in employing certified and highly qualified teachers, with some being National Board Certified or recipients of the Teacher of the Year Award. Our principals, dedicated and tireless stewards of education, have also been recognized with prestigious awards, including the Rodel Award and Maricopa County's Exemplary Principal Award.
Our community is at the heart of our district, and we value every child who walks through our hallways. We believe in the power of parent engagement as co-educators and empower them with the necessary tools through programs like "You: Your Child's First Teacher Program." Our commitment to transparent communication has resulted in a 97% satisfaction rate among parents, even during challenging times such as the recent pandemic. Our community entrusts us to keep them informed and to ensure our scholars thrive academically. Success, nothing less. That's our promise. Join us on this journey of academic excellence, become part of our family, and experience the Cartwright difference.
Conveniently located in the heart of Maryvale, The Cartwright School proudly serves the educational needs of nearly 14,000 students. Our comprehensive offerings include athletics, music, STEM, gifted programs, and special education. Our award-winning administrators and highly trained teachers are dedicated to preparing our students for the future. You can find our district office at 5220 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, Arizona.
Here are our goals:
- Maximize Academic Achievement and Global Readiness for ALL scholars
- Promote Family Engagement and Showcase Excellence
- Promote Social Emotional Learning and Equity to Ensure Scholar Success
2020 AAGT Gifted Education; Leadership of Year Award, Dr. Aguilar Lawlor
20 ASPRA*tions Awards, November 2020, Communications & Community Engagement; ASPRA*tion wins include: Awards of Excellence for:
Website- Cartwright District Website
Multicultural Outreach Campaign -One Team, Una Familia Telemundo commercial; Multimedia Marketing Campaign - Cartwright Billboards; Multimedia Marketing Campaign - Charter School Comparison Postcard; Video, Veterans Heritage Video Project;
Awards of Merit: (10 total), various videos, LeeAnn's Lines, STEM/Drone Photography
ASPRA*tions Governing Board Contributions to Public Relations, Governing Board Member Mr. Pedro Lopez
Arizona School Board Association; Associate of Boardmanship Award, Mr. Pedro Lopez for completing 13.5 hours; Ms. Denice Garcia for completing 64.88 hours
Arizona School Board Association Award of Associate of Boardmanship
City of Phoenix, Ms. Marissa Hernandez, Board President
Dr. Rebecca M. Osuna, Admin Services Assistant Supt, AZALAS Lifetime Achievement Award October 2019
Ema Jauregui, Assistant Supt. City of Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission appointment (advisory board)
Red Carpet Awards Winner of the Year; Principal, C. Newman; Teacher, K. Springler; N. Jimenez
Arizona Coyotes Future Goals Teacher of the Month, E.Sandoval
Four Corners Latinx Leadership L. Mathews
GFOA'S Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Victoria Farrar and Team (Press Release)