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. One of our schools, Sunset Elementary, has an "A" rating with Arizona's Department of Education. 

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Teacher Reading with Student

Kindergarten is the beginning of your child’s educational journey. It is the foundation in which their minds enhance, expand, learn and grow. At Cartwright, we are dedicated to giving your child a first-class education that propels them beyond high school and onto higher education. Cartwright has the privilege of supporting the top four (4) elementary schools in Maryvale and the only three (3) “A” rated schools in our area. 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. Registration for kindergarten has started and we invite you to our special kindergarten events at all elementary school campuses on Thursday, February 20th from 5- 7 p.m. To learn where your school is located click here. To learn more about what you will need to register, go to our registration page. Let the kinder adventure begin! 

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Governing Board Meeting and Agendas

To view recent Governing Board Meetings and Agendas, click here

To view past Governing Board Meeting dates, Agenda and Minutes, click here.

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 2019-2020 (budget year):
$61,927
 Average base salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018-2019 (prior year):
$58,699
 Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year:
$3,288
 Percentage increase: 5%
Cartwright total average teacher salary including 301, extra duty, stipends, longevity, etc. in the school year 2019-20:
$61,927

Click here to view the Auditor General Spending Report

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