Cherokee Elementary School

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8801 N 56th St

Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

(480) 484-8700

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 600

Students Per Teacher: 24

Parent Reviews

34 Parent Reviews for Cherokee Elementary School

When I was looking to buy a new house in December of 2000, I happened to find one within the Cherokee boundaries. I didn't have any kids at the time, but I was told Cherokee was the top sought after elementary school to attend in Arizona. I kept that in mind when I finally had my first child and he was ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/24/15

We moved to this area based on the ratings this school got. I was truly disappointed in the academics. They are all behind based on a standard curriculum for the state. My child is bored and is not challenged. Begs for homework. The gifted program teaches what should be taught in the home room class. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/14/15

Cherokee Elementary is a strong school with caring teachers and administrative staff. After reading some prior posts, I cannot help but provide some feedback to the negative comments. I am a very small member of the APT and sit on the APT Board. I believe that everyone has the responsibility to be ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/07/14

Cherokee is a fine school; no doubt in my mind. I also have written about how great a man our principal is. He has true humility and kindness for all. The teachers are tremendous. If I am to be honest, the Vice Principal is not great. The front desk, administrative staff are tremendous, giving, kind, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/17/14

I have already submitted a glowing review previously but after reading the last review I could not help posting some kind of response. While no one is perfect, the members of the Cherokee APT do not deserve any of those comments - they all work tirelessly, generously giving their time to help make Cherokee ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/16/14

Principal Chantler does a fine job, and majority of teachers are very good. Recently there's been some turnover. Academically the school is great for AZ, which rank as some of lowest in the country anyway. I wish I could give an objective review about Cherokee academics but The reality is, it's full ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/11/14

Agree with last poster. A lot of the old guard left last year, so many of the APT wannabes/pretenders are gone now. I love the ADMIN staff. Very nice people. The head Principal is truly great, not crazy about the Vice Principal... Big ego, always grumpy... Walt Chantler is a really nice guy, humble ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/29/14

This school is incredible. We just moved from what is literally the top ranked school in our old state in the midwest...., and Cherokee might just be better. We have 3 kids here now and love it

Posted by a parent on 08/17/14

Cherokee not only has the kindest kids it also ranks #23 of all public/charter schools in Arizona. Cherokee focuses on differentiated learning with an emphasis on Reading, Math and Science. Cherokee has tremendous parental support and is able to provide many teaching assistants/specialists. This has ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/04/14

Cherokee Elementary is a wonderful school! We feel like we have given our child a private school education. Monna Schweers, the LRC teacher is beyond excellent. She is the best! This school is way ahead of the curve, and the expectations are high. Leadership is outstanding, Walt Chantler is a great Principal. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/02/14

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Test scores for Cherokee Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Cherokee Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District
* In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

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Paradise Valley schools — Cherokee Elementary School is located at 8801 N 56th St, Paradise Valley AZ 85253. 8801 N 56th St is in the 85253 ZIP code in Paradise Valley, AZ The school district for Cherokee Elementary School is the Scottsdale Unified District. Cherokee Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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