About Us

Cartwright School District No. 83 is a leading urban district that provides a first-class education to ALL students and prepares them with life skills to become independent, confident, lifelong college and career-bound learners. Our motto is "One Team, Una Familia!" and we will empower our students to go above and beyond their potential. Cartwright School District #83 proudly serves the Maryvale community. We offer 21 schools that serve 17,000 students - twelve (12) K-6 elementary schools, four (4) K-8 elementary schools, three (3) 6th-8th-grade middle schools, one (1) 7th-8th grade middle school, and one (1) preschool. One of our schools, Sunset Elementary, has an "A" rating with Arizona's Department of Education. 

Summer Message from the Superintendent

LeeAnn LawlorWe have exciting news to share for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year! Our K-5 schools will now be K-6 models. Our middle schools will continue to provide robust instruction. As a sixth grader, your child will be exposed to tremendous options that include college and career preparatory programs that focus on foreign language, a strong STEM education, and Social Emotional Learning. In the next school year, we will also be introducing our pilot Dual Language Program at Starlight Park Elementary beginning with Kindergarteners. A Dual Language Program fosters bilingualism, biliteracy and high levels of academic achievement through instruction in two languages, English and Spanish. Our ELL Teacher of the Year and our ELL Teacher of the Year Runner-up have been tasked with leading the program at Starlight Park. They are the best of the best. This summer we are also feeding our entire community through our Summer Meals Program that kicked off on May 30th. Information for the program is in the news section of our website. Lastly, the changes that we are making for the coming school year are designed to give our students a first class, global education, one that will provide them with immense opportunities beyond college and career. We are “One Team, Una Familia!” and we take great pride in serving our community and our students all year long!

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Dr. Lee Ann Aguilar-Lawlor

Board Agenda

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Recent News

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Summer Meals Kickoff at Starlight Park
City Councilwoman and State Congressman in attendance
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Student Leaders served on dais with the Governing Board
Student Representatives are Honored
Student leaders are awarded for serving on the dais
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Vivian Nash Speaking
Glenn L. Downs Principal is Recognized
Vivian Nash is awarded for her outstanding service in education
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Upcoming Events

Average Teacher Salary Notice per ARS 15-903(E)

Average Teacher Salaries Staff-to-Pupil Ratio
 Special Education Teachers: 113 1 to 15.0
 Special Education Staff: 184 1 to 9.2
 Teachers full-time employees: 925
 1 to 17.5
 Average base salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 (budget year):
 Average base salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 (prior year):
 Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year:
 Percentage increase: 9%
Cartwright total average teacher salary including 301, extra duty, stipends, longevity, etc. in the school year 2016-17:

Auditor General Spending Report Fiscal Yea
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