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    Chandler Unified School District
    The Chandler Unified School District is a premier district of choice. Academic achievement is a high priority in the district as evidenced by test scores which exceed state and national averages. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding educational programs at all grade levels. Parents may choose from a menu of personalized learning experiences which best meet the needs of their children:
    • Self-contained gifted programs (Chandler Academically Talented Students)
    • Traditional academies
    • Honors classes and Advanced Placement courses
    • International Baccalaureate Program

    Chandler Unified School District is an open enrollment district.  Click here to learn more about Open Enrollment.

     
    Personalized Education
    Our Schools:
    • Exceed standards
    • Prepare students for life and career
    • Have diverse paths for learning
    • Create global understanding
    Student Centered Learning
    Our Students:
    • Are problem solvers
    • Are engaged learners
    • Think critically and creatively
    • Are service oriented
    • Are ethical
    • Value diversity
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Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A010408 Chandler High (2021-2022)
Arthur Argueta
Arthur Argueta won the San Tan District Agriculture Teachers Association (AATA) Teacher of the Year award. Mr. Argueta was recognized for his hard work at Chandler High as an Agriculture Teacher. Mr. Argueta manages the CHS FFA Farm, organizes the broiler chicken production and harvesting, and manages student projects within agricultural engineering and small stock animals. Mr. Argueta will compete for the State AATA Teacher of the Year.
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Chandler FFA Lamb Auction
Chandler Future Farmers of America (FFA) students hosted a lamb auction. FFA students Jayda Schmerfeld won her bid on a black faced wether lamb. Raynele Harrington and Ricardo Tapia are inspecting lambs to bid on. Four Chandler FFA students recently purchased lambs for the Maricopa County Fair. Congratulations to Adrianna Erwin, Jayda Schmerfeld, Ricardo Tapia, and Raynele Harrington.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A010410 Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman Campus (2021-2022)
Tarun Sankar
CTA Goodman 3rd grader Tarun Sankar participated in the Las Vegas Open Chess Tournament Under 1300 USCF (United States Chess Federation) section and scored 5 our of 7 points. He came in the top five (third place was shared by three candidates) Congratulations, Tarun!
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Katherine Griffin and Stacey Taylor
Kindergarten Teacher Katherine Griffin (left) and 1st Grade Teacher Stacey Taylor (right) both received a Certificate for Excellence in Attendance for 2020-2021. Congratulations!
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Visit Chandler Unified School District Website Report a Problem with Item A010394 Chandler Unified School District (2021-2022)
CUSD Schools Nationally Recognized
CUSD BRAGS:  Chandler Unified School District boasts 94 A+ Schools of Excellence or National Blue Ribbon Award schools. Chandler Unified School District - The Choice is Yours
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CUSD Flinn Scholars
CUSD BRAGS:  Chandler Unified School District boasts 10 Flinn Scholars in the last 5 years -- 10% of the Arizona total. Chandler Unified School District - The Choice is Yours
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CUSD National Merit Finalists
CUSD BRAGS:  Chandler Unified School District boasts 208 National Merit Finalists in the last 5 years. Chandler Unified School District - The Choice is Yours
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CUSD Offerings
CUSD BRAGS:  Chandler Unified School District boasts:
  • 98 Dual Course offerings
  • 43 Language offerings
  • 27 Athletic offerings
  • 81 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate offerings
Chandler Unified School District - The Choice is Yours
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CUSD Athletic Champions
CUSD BRAGS:  Chandler Unified School District boasts 224 athletic state championships in the last 5 years. Chandler Unified School District - The Choice is Yours
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CUSD Top Ranked
CUSD BRAGS:  Chandler Unified School District has been ranked the #1 district in the Phoenix area by Niche.com. Chandler Unified School District - The Choice is Yours
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Visit Conley Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010422 Conley Elementary (2021-2022)
Preschool Practice
Conley Elementary preschoolers practiced following directions, cutting, gluing, writing, counting, letter building, name recognition and more.
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Visit Elementary Connect Website Report a Problem with Item A010413 Elementary Connect (2021-2022)
Winter at Valley Forge Project
Chandler Online Academy Elementary Connect students in Ricque Pekara's class did a culminating activity called a "One Pager" to capture all they learned about Winter at Valley Forge during the American Revolutionary War.
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Visit Jacobson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010419 Jacobson Elementary (2021-2022)
Thinking Maps
Jacobson Elementary students in Lauren Sullivan's third grade class are proud of their classroom shared-writing practice assignment! Third graders are reviewing Thinking Maps to help organize their ideas to write. This particular map is called the FLEE map which is a hybrid of the Flow map and Flee map. Students enjoy contributing to ideas about why Jacobson is the BEST! Now they will create their own stories as well.
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Visit Shumway Leadership Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A010420 Shumway Leadership Academy (2021-2022)
Competitions
The Shumway Stars in Tracy Corbin's English Language Development classroom are shining bright as they demonstrate their English skills! They had a competition to challenge each other in writing plural nouns using suffixes, spelling rules, and irregular plurals that they have learned to use in their speaking and writing. These students excel at having fun while testing their knowledge!
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A010327 Casteel High (2021-2022)
Lance Corporal Ian Nieder
Casteel High School 2020 graduate Lance Corporal Ian Nieder completed United States Marine basic training camp and finished #1 in his class of 430 enlistees.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A010328 Chandler Traditional Academy - Freedom Campus (2021-2022)
Drive-By ABC Parade
CTA Freedom's kindergarten students celebrated learning all their letters with a drive-by ABC parade! Students chose a letter and decorated their vest with items that began with that letter. Parents drove through the parade to see their hard work and celebrate our kindergarteners for learning their ABCs!
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Visit Hull Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010330 Hull Elementary (2021-2022)
Favorite Community Helpers Dress-Up
Hull Elementary first graders dressed up as their favorite community helpers last week! Sebastian Pagano dressed up as principal Josh Cagle. Look out, CUSD! We've got a great future ahead!
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Visit Andersen Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010357 Andersen Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Andersen Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021. Patriot Day at Andersen Elementary photo album
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Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010358 Basha Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Basha Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021.
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Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A010349 Basha High (2021-2022)
Patriot Day Commemoration
Basha High School commemorated Patriot Day September 2021. Commemorating Patriot Day at Basha High - September 2021 Photo Album
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Visit Bologna Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010359 Bologna Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Bologna Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021.
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Patriot Day Commemoration
Carlson Elementary held a vigil/ceremony on the basketball courts to honor the fallen on 9/11 and our first responders. Mayor Hartke, Chandler Fire and Police were represented at the event. Students had flags and sang songs, and a poem was read by a 6th grader. Commemorating Patriot Day at Carlson - September 2021 Photo Album
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Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A010360 Casteel High (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Casteel High's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021.
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Visit Chandler Learning Center Website Report a Problem with Item A010403 Chandler Learning Center (2021-2022)
Phoenix Fire Rescue Visit
Students and staff from the Chandler Learning Center Public Day Program were treated to a visit from the Phoenix Fire Department Rescue 28. In honor of 9/11, students learned about first response and medical awareness.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A010351 Chandler Traditional Academy - Humphrey Campus (2021-2022)
Patriot Day Commemoration
CTA Humphrey 2nd graders wore ribbons in honor of Patriot Day, September 2021.
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Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A010355 Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured is CTA Liberty's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021. Commemorating Patriot Day at CTA Liberty photo ablum
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CUSD Commemorates Patriot Day
CUSD schools commemorated Patriot Day September 2021 with a variety of activities to help students learn about one of our country's worst tragedies. Many schools welcomed and recognized first responders to be a part of the events. More pictures are also featured on the CUSD Facebook page or here:  CUSD Commemorates Patriot Day 2021 photo album
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Visit Hull Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010361 Hull Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Hull Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021.
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Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A010362 Perry High (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Perry High's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021.
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Visit Rice Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010354 Rice Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
As part of Rice Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day, Mr. and Mrs. Partridge, grandparents of 6th grade student Katie Andersen, shared their personal experiences as they helped with the rescue operations after 9/11. Also pictured is our 9/11 Wall of Honor recognizing family members who are first responders or serve in the military. Commemorating Patriot Day at Rice Elementary photo ablum
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Visit Ryan Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010363 Ryan Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
Pictured from Ryan Elementary's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021.
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Visit Tarwater Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010356 Tarwater Elementary (2021-2022)
Commemorating Patriot Day
At Tarwater's commemoration of Patriot Day 2021, 2nd graders sang patriotic songs and led our school in the Pledge of Allegiance. Commemorating Patriot Day at Tarwater Elementary photo ablum
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Visit Weinberg Gifted Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A010348 Weinberg Gifted Academy (2021-2022)
WGA's Patriot Day Commemoration
Gilbert Fire, PD, and Mayor Brigette Peterson accepted our invitation to attend WGA's Patriot Day Commemoration, a student-driven event featuring students raising then lowering the flags to half-mast, the student body president leading the Pledge of Allegiance and moment of silence, a 5th grader playing the National Anthem on his electric guitar, Mrs. Nusbaum introducing dignitaries including our own Mr. Reed (32 years a first responder), Mr. Frye (32 years active in the US Marine Corps), and Mr. McCarrell (11 years with the US Air Force), followed by a 1st grade student reading a picture book about 9/11 that he wrote, a 6th grade student reading an original poem, and concluding with God Bless America. Students in grades 4-6 were present, and grades K-3 watched in their classrooms via a Google Meet. The campus is adorned with student-created work thanking our first responders, considering how America has thrived since 9/11/2001, and honoring those who lost their lives that day. WGA's Patriot Day Commemoration Photo Album
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Student Council
Bologna Elementary held our student council elections this past week and the winners were chosen. Congratulations to President Noella, Vice-President Jazlyn, Secretary Sukaina, Historians Erika and Isabela, and Treasurers Allisson and Luana.
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Science Observations
Conley student scientists in room 10 are making observations and predictions with salt dough.
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Creating an Air Purifier
Conley 6th graders engineered their own class air purifier during STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math).
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Visit Knox Gifted Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A010353 Knox Gifted Academy (2021-2022)
Patriot Day Commemoration
Today KGA has honored Patriot Day and the International Dot Day (a day to celebrate creativity by "making her mark"). Patriot Day and Dot Day Photo Album
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Visit San Marcos Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010352 San Marcos Elementary (2021-2022)
San Marcos Flag Club
Our San Marcos Flag Club was trained by the Chandler High School Jr ROTC students in August. (Scott Goodson is the Commandant of Cadets.) This awesome group of 6th graders raise and lower our flag each day, using the care and etiquette they learned in their training. Our San Marcos students LOVED seeing students from our feeder school (Chandler High) in the ROTC, especially a few former San Marcos Bears. San Marcos Flag Club Photo Album
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Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A010323 Basha High (2021-2022)
Basha High FCCLA at Nationals
Basha High Family, Career and Community Leaders of America students, under the direction of teacher Melanie Alexander, won several gold medals and silver medals at the FCCLA Nationals, Nashville, TN. Sara Alexander won a GOLD medal in Competitive Event - Leadership; Jared Alexander and Ella Kattelman won GOLD medals in Competitive Event - Entrepreneurship; Jasmine Diaz and Evangeline Anderson won GOLD medals in Competitive Event - Focus on Children; Kalia Cole, Lily Jensen, and Savannah Bluhm won SILVER medals in Competitive Event - Chapter Service Project Portfolio; Kayla Lydy won a SILVER medal in Competitive Event - Teach and Train.
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Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
Casteel High was one of nine schools in Arizona selected for the Kids Voting Leadership Council. The council, administered by the Arizona Bar Foundation, is comprised of grade 6-12 students interested in encouraging youth to vote. Members lead the charge to increase positive ideas of voting and develop ways to encourage youth-based civic engagement. Participating schools nominate students to sit on the council each school year. Council members learn to conduct official meetings, take minutes and make motions. Students meet with government officials and work with their school to educate students on being an engaged citizen through implementation of voting-related projects. Kids Voting Arizona is a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots-driven voter education program founded in the 1980s and an affiliate of Kids Voting USA. Kids Voting Arizona is committed to create lifelong voting habits in children, increase family communication about citizenship, and encourage greater adult voter turnout.
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Clay and Writing
Hull Elementary students in Amy Frechette's fourth grade class crafted creations out of clay while learning about the writing process.
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Visit Payne Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A010324 Payne Junior High (2021-2022)
Chemical Elements as Superheroes and Villains
What better way to learn about chemical elements than by creating superheroes and villains based on the element's characteristics? Students in Scott Bemisdarfer's science class even dressed up as their hero.
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KSMB News Team
San Marcos Elementary KSMB News Team sponsored by teachers Jolene Gallup and Scott Rothman is comprised of a dedicated group of fifth and sixth graders. They arrive early daily to create and deliver the news to all San Marcos students.
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Visit Frye Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010344 Frye Elementary (2021-2022)
Supply My Classroom Winner
Congratulations to Mrs. Abbey, winner of the APS Supply My Classroom gift card!
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School Digger Top Schools 2021
SchoolDigger Top Ranked Schools:  Five CUSD schools, three elementary and two middle schools were ranked in the top 10 in Arizona by SchoolDigger. Knox Gifted Academy was ranked the #1 elementary school, Weinberg Gifted Academy was ranked the #2 elementary and CTA Independence ranked the number #10 elementary in the state of Arizona (out of 782 schools ranked). Basha Accelerated Middle School was ranked the #1 middle school and Arizona College Prep Middle School was ranked the #3 middle school in the state (out of 497 schools ranked). SchoolDigger calculates school rankings based on AzM2 English Language Arts, and AzM2 Mathematics test scores released by the Arizona Department of Education. These rankings were last updated on August 31, 2021 and are based on the most recent test scores available. Data sources include the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education and the Arizona Department of Education.
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School Digger Top Schools 2021
SchoolDigger Top Ranked Schools:  Congratulations to Arizona College Prep Middle School, ranked the #3 middle school in the state of Arizona by SchoolDigger (out of 497 schools ranked). SchoolDigger calculates school rankings based on AzM2 English Language Arts and AzM2 Mathematics test scores released by the Arizona Department of Education, last updated on August 31, 2021.
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School Digger Top Schools 2021
SchoolDigger Top Ranked Schools:  Congratulations to Basha Accelerated Middle School, ranked the #1 middle school in the state of Arizona by SchoolDigger (out of 497 schools ranked). SchoolDigger calculates school rankings based on AzM2 English Language Arts and AzM2 Mathematics test scores released by the Arizona Department of Education, last updated on August 31, 2021.
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School Digger Top Schools 2021
SchoolDigger Top Ranked Schools:  Congratulations to CTA Independence, ranked the #10 elementary school in the state of Arizona by SchoolDigger (out of 782 schools ranked). SchoolDigger calculates school rankings based on AzM2 English Language Arts and AzM2 Mathematics test scores released by the Arizona Department of Education, last updated on August 31, 2021.
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School Digger Top Schools 2021
SchoolDigger Top Ranked Schools:  Congratulations to Knox Gifted Academy, ranked the #1 elementary school in the state of Arizona by SchoolDigger (out of 782 schools ranked). SchoolDigger calculates school rankings based on AzM2 English Language Arts and AzM2 Mathematics test scores released by the Arizona Department of Education, last updated on August 31, 2021.
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School Digger Top Schools 2021
SchoolDigger Top Ranked Schools:  Congratulations to Weinberg Gifted Academy, ranked the #2 elementary school in the state of Arizona by SchoolDigger (out of 782 schools ranked). SchoolDigger calculates school rankings based on AzM2 English Language Arts and AzM2 Mathematics test scores released by the Arizona Department of Education, last updated on August 31, 2021.
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