Cartwright Elementary District


The Cartwright Elementary District in Arizona serves a diverse student population across 23 schools, including 19 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and no high schools or alternative schools. The district as a whole is ranked 429 out of 540 in Arizona and is rated 1 star out of 5 by SchoolDigger, indicating significant challenges.

Within the district, a few schools stand out. Sunset School is the highest-ranked elementary school in the district, ranking 527 out of 1,245 Arizona elementary schools and earning a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger. It has significantly higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics compared to the district and state averages. At the middle school level, Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy stands out, ranking 62 out of 854 Arizona middle schools and earning a perfect 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, with exceptional academic performance.

However, the district as a whole faces significant challenges, with wide disparities in academic performance between the top-performing and lowest-performing schools. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch is high, ranging from 55.96% to 83.89%, indicating a high level of economic need. While the success of Sunset School and Marc T. Atkinson Middle School & Gifted Academy suggests that there are effective practices within the district, addressing the underlying factors contributing to the performance gaps and leveraging the strengths of these standout schools may be key to driving progress for the district as a whole.

District Detail

 5220 W Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85031-2605

 (623) 691-4000

SchoolDigger Rank:
429th of 540 Arizona districts

See the 2023 Arizona District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-8
Students: 14,338

Primary Schools: 19
Middle Schools: 4
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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