CHEROKEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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8801 N 56TH ST
PARADISE VALLEY, AZ 85253
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Phone: 480-484-8700
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: Scottsdale Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 85.7
  • Number Students: 600
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4400
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Walter Chantler
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (31 ratings)
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    School Reviews (26 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-20
    "Be sure to provide an expensive gift to the teacher from time to time. One of the staff brags about the cash and other gifts parents provide. This an affluent area, but some of the staff are really full of themselves."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-06
    "We finally found Cherokee after going to 2 other $$$ private schools for a few years. Ironically, my children were behind in math and reading when we joined Cherokee. They caught up within a month with teacher support and extra help. They are blossoming and loving their school. It is an amazing, diverse, caring environment and the parents are very involved but not in an annoying way. Everyone wants to volunteer for events, working in classroom centers and to help the school overall, especially due to budget cuts. We have had top and very creative teachers for our children and Walt and Paul (Principal & Asst. Principal) are the best we've seen. This school is a hidden gem in SUSD...so much so, maybe I should not tell people about it in order to keep it special. They do have open enrollment so our class sizes stayed small: 21 and 25! I just wish PV/Scottsdale residents would clue in that an excellent school system is a #1 draw for families and people moving to the area (resale, people!!!). So it is going to be interesting with the impending budget issues due to the override not passing. We love Cherokee and know our children will succeed in such a wonderful environment."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-28
    "I could not agree more with the previous posts. If we wanted to, we could send our children to a private school. We feel it is much more important for the overall development of a child to be a part of the neighborhood school close to home. Our goal is to raise self cofindent children who feel connected to their community. Cherokee is a great place for a strong foundation."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-14
    "I've had 3 kids attend Cherokee, by choice. I have driven my kids from a different district after shopping many schools, public, private and charter, in and around my area and found Cherokee to be the perfect fit and the best public school we have encountered. The teachers are mostly top notch who really care about seeing their students excel. The special programs for those who need extra help at the high end or low end are spectacular and the principal has the kids and their needs met first, while maintaining a good relationship with the parents and teachers. The classes are a bit crowded as are all public schools but the funding from the parent teacher association helps maintain a nice ratio with extra aides in the classrooms. I believe wherever your kids are in school it is essential to be as active as you can to make it the best it can be. You will not be disappointed in Cherokee. It is a highly excelling neighborhood school where the parents and staff alike care a great deal about seeing each student excel to his/her highest ability."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-08
    "We have the means to send our children to any private school and are so happy and thankful we chose Cherokee. Besides the fantastic academics and brilliant staff the fact we chose our neighborhood school has helped feel invested in the neighborhood and have met the most wonderful families. We are so blessed to have Cherokee in our own backyard!"
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