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Start Time7:30 AM
Dismissal2:30 PM
Half Day Dismissal11:30 AM
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Hello Cheatham Parents and Students!

It is with great honor that I welcome you to another school year!  We are excited to build off the success that we had last year and make 2016-2017 even better as we welcome many new Cheetahs who are coming from our neighbor schools.  Thank you for putting your trust in our staff every day to push your students to the next level.

At Cheatham, we are an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school and we believe that all students who exit Cheatham are given the skills to compete at the next level of education and ultimately in college.  Our teachers are trained to give students these tools in the form of WICOR strategies, meaning that all classes will have an emphasis on Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading, all skills that are necessary in the 21st century.  In addition to the core curriculum, students will have the opportunity to take special area classes such as art, physical education, general music, band and choir within the school day.  There are also many opportunities to join after school clubs to supplement their educational experience at Cheatham.

In addition to the challenging curriculum, you can feel comfortable knowing that Cheatham is a safe environment.  Students and staff of Cheatham Elementary practice PAWS in their daily interactions.  PAWS stands for:

  • Practice Respect
  • Accept Responsibility
  • Work Together
  • Stay Safe

I am looking forward to another PAWSome school year!

Mr. Wait

Cheatham Elementary School
4725 W. South Mountain Avenue
Laveen, Arizona 85339-9805
OFFICE 602-237-7040
FAX 602-237-3376

Why choose Cheatham ?


Cheatham is an AVID school, which means, we are dedicated to preparing your child to be high school and college ready. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and that is what Cheatham Elementary is all about.

At Cheatham Elementary, we have high values and expectations that provide our students with the learning skills and knowledge they will need to further their education. We practice Character Counts, the most widely implemented approach to character education in the nation. The program teaches ethical values through the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.

Meet our exceptional students & teachers

Cheatham is one of Laveen's 8 great elementary schools. See what makes them outstanding.