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, two (2) 6th-8th-grade middle schools, two (2) 7th-8th-grade middle schools, and one (1) preschool. Three of our schools, Sunset, Tomahawk and Starlight Park Elementary, have an "A" rating with Arizona's Department of Education. We outperform all charter schools, according to the Arizona Department of Education and we have the only Dual-Language program in Maryvale. Extracurricular activities like sports, Ballet Folklorico and Mariachi are also staples of our curriculum and we are able to offer free before school care at all of our campuses. To learn where our schools are located click here. To learn more about what you will need to register, go to our registration page or call 623-691-4000. Let your education adventure begin!

Distance Learning Information

Student working from Distance Learning space

We have dedicated a single page where you can find all information regarding your child's Distance Learning. On that page you will find our Mitigation Plan, a letter from our Superintendent, safety protocols and much more.

Visit the page to learn more.

Student Distance Learning Workspace

Recent News


Governing Board Meeting and Agendas

To view recent Governing Board Meetings and Agendas, go here

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

  • Average base salary of all teachers employed in FY 2021 - $61,882

  • Average base salary of all teachers employed in FY 2020 - $57,898

  • Dollar increase in the average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2021 - $3,984

  • Percentage increase in the average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2021 - 7%

Click here to view the Auditor General Spending Report
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