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  • 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. We boast two "A" rated schools in Maryvale and are proud to be the largest employer in the area.

    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. In fact, we have more than 30 National Board Certified teachers educating our scholars in 16 of our schools. Our dedicated and determined principals, have also been recognized with prestigious honors, 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 strongly in 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.

    Situated in the heart of Maryvale, the Cartwright School District 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 Road, Phoenix, Arizona.

    Our goals are straightforward:

    • 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
  • Honors

    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)