Elementary 33 – Opening in August 2021

Elementary School Number 33 Coming Soon - PVSchools District

Coming Soon! Elementary School #33 (in Sky Crossing Area)

Opening in August 2021, 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. 

Located near Cave Creek Road and Deer Valley Drive, the new school will be the 33rd elementary school for PVSchools.

As a result of population growth, PVSchools needed 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 the new elementary school to be built.

Help Us Name the New School!

We are soliciting public input on the official name of Elementary School #33. Please read the following flyer for name ideas and then submit our online form if you would like to help us name the new school.

View the Flyer for Naming Elementary School #33


Deadline for submitting potential school names is December 4, 2020, at 5 p.m.

The Elementary 33 Pride Committee will review and consider all school name ideas and narrow down to the finalists. Once this process has been completed, the finalist list will be sent out to the community to vote with plans to announce the new school name on December 18. 

After this process is complete we will begin moving forward in deciding what our mascot and school colors will be.

Fill Out the School Name Suggestion Form!

Mr. Chad Caudle Named New School Principal

The Governing Board of PVSchools voted to appoint Mr. Chad Caudle as the new principal of Elementary #33 commencing with the 2021-22 school year.

Caudle has been the principal at Desert Shadows Elementary School since the 2015-16 school year. Throughout that time, he has worked with his school community to establish a positive and safe environment for students. Caudle will begin assuming some initial responsibilities at Elementary #33 during the 2020-21 school year, while remaining committed to the success of Desert Shadows Elementary and ensuring a safe and smooth transition back to in-person learning.

Read More: PVSchools Names First Principal for Elementary School #33

On Nov. 18, 2020, Mr. Caudle held a small "Meet the Principal" event at Pinnacle High School. A recording of the event is available here:

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 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:


On Oct. 19, 2020, PVSchools held a Groundbreaking and Beam Signing Celebration at the site of the new elementary school. Photos from the event are featured here: