8801 N. 56th Street Paradise Valley, AZ 85253   MAP
Phone: 480-484-8700 | Fax: 480-484-8701 | Absence Line: 480-484-8705
Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm | School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Walt Chantler, Principal |
Paul Andersen, Assistant Principal

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Cherokee Celebrations




Cherokee Ranks Top 15 Phoenix Elementary Schools
Maps & Fact Unlimited Inc. ranked the Top 15 elementary schools based on fifth-grade AzMERIT test scores. 


 best-school-seal-2-150x150.png Cherokee Elementary listed among the 50 Best American Public Elementary Schools
Cherokee Elementary School was ranked as the 13th Best American Public Elementary school in the nation! Cherokee Elementary School has the second highest accountability score of all traditional public schools in Arizona. In 2013, it was bestowed with the A+ School of Excellence Award by the Arizona Education Foundation. It has consistently earned A rankings from the State of Arizona Department of Education. Read more at http://www.thebestschools.org/features/50-best-american-public-elementary-schools/.

SUSD Celebrates its Newest National Board Certified Teachers
National Board Certification is one of the highest achievements in the teaching profession. Recently, 15 Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) teachers earned this credential by completing the rigorous National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) process and two teachers renewed their credentials. SUSD now has 89 board certified teachers.

The newly certified teachers are: Judy Droz, Cherokee and Jill Schadt, Cherokee. 

A+ Schools of Excellence
In the past two years, Cherokee was designated at A+ Schools of Excellence by the Arizona Education Foundation
NCEA-Logo.png SUSD Schools Honored by NCEA Higher Performing Schools 
The following schools are included on the 2013 The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) Higher Performing School list. They are Pima Elementary, Hopi Elementary, Hohokam Traditional, Cherokee Elementary, Laguna Elementary, Sequoya Elementary and Anasazi Elementary. NCEA identifies Higher Performing Schools based on one or both of two measures: 1) Consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years (growth) and/or 2) An above-predicted percentage of continuously enrolled students scoring at the Exceeds level on the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards.
Carrie Robinson is Cherokee’s 2017 Charros Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to all Charros Teachers in the Scottsdale Unified School District as well as the Cherokee Charros teachers nominated throughout the years. Carrie Robinson is one of Cherokee's first grade teachers.