Who Are We?

Grayhawk Elementary opened in the fall of 1998 to service the families of Paradise Valley School District's most northern boundaries. Grayhawk is one of 33 elementary schools in the PV District and currently offers Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade classes.

We are committed to building a community of individuals who care for one another and encourage one another to succeed. We believe there are no limits to what your child can do and we work hard to foster that same belief in our students.

Grayhawk is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and is part of the Paradise Valley Unified School District. We are very proud of our school. Our students, staff and parent community are dedicated to making Grayhawk an outstanding example of excellence in education. Our goal is continuous improvement and we strive as a team to work towards it every day of the year.

Why Choose Grayhawk?

In May of 2015 Grayhawk was recognized as an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation. This award is to identify and give public recognition to outstanding schools in Arizona. We have also received prestigious recognition as being the 3rd school in the country to earn the honor of being a Core Knowledge School of Distinction. In addition, for the 3rd year in a row Grayhawk has been named by the National Center for Educational Achievement and the Arizona Business and Education Coalition to the 2013 Higher Performing School List in All Subjects, one of only 4 elementary school in the state of Arizona to achieve such an honor. 

Grayhawk Elementary School has been recognized as a School of Distinction by the Core Knowledge Foundation. Schools of Distinction are recognized by the Foundation as offering a superior educational experience. Watch a short video about the great things we are doing!

We individualize instruction for students by utilizing flexible groups, multiple intelligences, tiered lessons, curriculum compacting, project-based learning and individualized learning plans. Some of our unique offerings include Core Knowledge, cluster grouping and honors pullout in reading and math, Special Area classes in Visual Arts, Physical Education, Vocal Music, and Technology/STEM.  We also offer Band, Strings, Chorus and a comprehensive enrichment after school.

Mission and Values

The mission of the Grayhawk Elementary team is to challenge our students and community to achieve individual excellence.

We, the stakeholders of Grayhawk Elementary School Community, value:

  • Student-centered focus
  • Achievement
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Partnership
  • Collaboration/Communication
  • Pride

The Grayhawk Elementary School team of staff, students, parents, and community dedicates itself to the education of our children. The uniqueness of each child is respected, shared and valued. Our aim is to instill within each student the love of learning, with an enriched and integrated core of basic knowledge. As a keystone of our mission, we believe in the partnership of school, family, and community. Together, we will develop responsible students who possess the skills to solve problems and become 21st century learners. When walking down the hallways of Grayhawk Elementary School, one will sense the pride in our school.


"Bounding for Success"



School Colors:

Turquoise, Black, Silver, Copper

Paradise Valley Unified District Goals


compass overview logoCOMPASS 2015: Centered on Measures Positioning All Students for Success


COMPASS 2015 is the district's strategic plan for instructional and operations excellence with a primary focus on individual student success. The plan was developed as a collaboration of PV Schools administrators, educators and education support professionals.
Our goal is to cultivate world-class thinkers. District educators incorporate 21st century skills into daily lessons -- skills our students require to be successful in a future filled with unknowns. They include the four Cs: communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking, and they encompass the ability to use data appropriately, articulate a persuasive position, digital literacy, global mindedness, teamwork, empathy, conflict resolution and integrity.