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!

Return To In-Person Learning

information on in-person learning

Scholars are not required to wear uniforms for in-person learning.

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Student Distance Learning Workspace

Recent News

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Reopening Plan for March 2021
Please read the Superinendent's letter to Parents
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AZELLA Testing Window Opens
Parents: Read Superintendent's Letter
Read More About AZELLA Testing Window Opens


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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