Coming Soon! Elementary School #33 (in Sky Crossing Area)
As a result of population growth, PVSchools has a need for a new elementary school in the Sky Crossing area of North Phoenix. Understanding this need, Cave Butte Development Partners graciously donated 11.49 acres of land in the Sky Crossing Development in order for a new elementary school to be built.
Located near Cave Creek Road and Deer Valley Drive, the new school will be the 33rd elementary school for PVSchools.
Elementary Boundary Changes
The Governing Board adopted the attendance boundary changes on September 3, 2020 for Elementary School #33, Wildfire, Fireside, and Boulder Creek elementary schools for the 2021-22 school year.
Public Meetings Regarding Attendance Boundaries
The Governing Board held two public meetings in August to discuss attendance boundary changes for Elementary School #33, Wildfire, Fireside, and Boulder Creek elementary schools, as well as Explorer and Mountain Trail middle schools.
No formal action was taken at these meetings. Due to the virtual format of the meetings, members of the public were able to submit comments to the Governing Board via an online form.
Next Steps Regarding Attendance Boundaries
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020: During its regularly scheduled meeting, the Governing Board will consider adoption of Elementary School #33 attendance boundaries. View the Sept. 3 meeting notice. View more meeting information (to be posted under "Meetings" at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting).
September 2020: Additional analysis of middle school boundary recommendations.
October 2020: During one of its regularly scheduled meetings in October, the Governing Board will consider adoption of middle school attendance boundaries.
Public Comment: Due to the virtual format of the meetings, we will be unable to include Call to the Public. However, we encourage members of the public wishing to have comments read into the record at a Governing Board meeting to send written comments to the Governing Board at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10:00 a.m. the day of the meeting. Submitted comments from the public may be read at the corresponding place on the agenda. As with the traditional Call to the Public, there can be no discussion of any such comments from the public. Reference: Arizona Attorney General's Opinion dated March 13, 2020 (Re: Concerns Relating to Arizona's Open Meeting Law and COVID-19).
Background and Timeline
Following a competitive formal bid process, DLR Group, LLC, was selected as the architectural firm, and CORE Construction Inc. was selected for construction management services. Both organizations will work closely with the PVSchools during the entire process, including design, construction, engineering, costs, scheduling, and timeline.
Elementary School #33 is slated to be an energy efficient and environmentally friendly new neighborhood school, approximately 88,500 gross square feet in size for 750 students.
The estimated timeline for the new school is:
Fall 2019: Architect and Builder Selected
January to March 2020: Boundaries Committee
Spring 2020: Break Ground
Fall 2020: Hire Principal
Fall 2020: Principal Selects Cadre
Fall 2020: Develop School Council and PTO
Winter/Spring 2021: School Name and Mascot
Winter/Spring 2021: School Programming (Electives/Specials and Behavior/Citizenship)
May 2021: Office Open for Registration
August 2021: Opening Day
As PVSchools continues to work with its community and school stakeholders, we will update this webpage to provide the latest information.
View the latest artist's renderings of Elementary School #33: