• Welcome to Cherokee Elementary School

    At Cherokee, we have a reputation for academic excellence.  We meet the needs of our students by working hand-in-hand with our supportive community.  Parents applaud our talented staff, our positive climate and culture, and the ability to use our incredible resources to serve the needs of all children.  Our school is highly ranked, has earned a letter grade of an A from the Department of Education and is an Arizona Education Foundation A+ School of Excellence.

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    Principal: Walter Chantler

    Assistant Principal: Zach Woodward

    Address: 8801 N. 56th St., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

    Phone: 480-484-8700

    Fax: 480-484-8701

    Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm

    School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm 

    Grades: (Preschool - 3s) – 5th Grade

    Colors: Red and White

    Mascot: Chargers

    Year Opened: 1975

    Parents who are scheduled to volunteer on campus are required to sign in at the front office, provide ID, and wear a visitor sticker any time they are on campus. Other adult visitors must make arrangements with the front office to visit our campus. Student visitors are not permitted.  

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Principal Walter Chantler

  • Principal Walter ChantlerPhone: 480-484-8710  
    Email: wchantler@susd.org

    Walter Chantler is the principal of Cherokee Elementary School and has been with the Cherokee Community since 2010. He has been an administrator in the Scottsdale Unified School District since 2000. Mr. Chantler is an Arizona native and earned degrees from Northern Arizona University and University of Phoenix. He was the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented Administrator of the Year in 2010. Mr. Chantler has led the charge for the Cherokee Community to earn the Arizona Education Foundation’s A+ School of Excellence Award in 2013 and 2017. When Mr. Chantler is not working, he spends time with his family and enjoys boating, off-roading, camping and working on cars.

Assistant Principal Zach Woodward