About Wildfire

Wildfire Elementary School (WFES) is located in the Desert Ridge area of north Phoenix. We currently educate over 500 students in kindergarten through 6th-Grade and house two Community Education preschool classes.

WFES has an implementation of 1-to-1 student technology. Every 1st through 6th-grade student is supplied with either an iPad or Chromebook to enhance learning, engagement, and creativity opportunities throughout the day. We are a group of educators who care for any and all students who come through our doors. Teachers at Wildfire Elementary continually implement the latest online educational resources to help enhance student understanding and provide them with enriched learning opportunities.

At Wildfire Elementary School, we work collaboratively to engage students in individualized, rigorous, and authentic learning experiences. We do this by utilizing a variety of print, digital, and off-site resources to provide students with opportunities to increase their understanding and academic abilities. Our teachers and staff strive to develop lasting relationships that support and foster social, emotional, and academic needs to ensure individual student success. We believe that WFES is a place that all students, regardless of background and prior learning, will thrive and become better students and people.

The US News & World Report ranks Wildfire Elementary School among the top 250 elementary schools in the state of Arizona, making it a U.S. News Best Elementary School!

The mission of Wildfire Elementary School is to lead students to high achievement and individual excellence in a collaborative learning environment.

WFES Health & Safety Plan

Wildfire Elementary School is committed to following outlined Paradise Valley Unified School District protocols and practices to minimize transmission of the COVID-19 virus. We are prioritizing the cleaning/maintenance of the campus as well as implementing procedures that maximize a safe learning environment for students.

Click to View the WFES Health & Safety Plan

Need to Report a Student Absence?

Call our 24-hour attendance line at 602-449-4301 to report all student absences.

Bus Rider?

If you live in the Tatum Highlands neighborhood or within the WFES boundaries and are one mile or greater away, you are eligible for transportation. Visit our transportation website to find your bus stop locations and times.

Click to visit the Transportation website

Kindergarten at WFES

Thank you to all those that were able to join us for our Kindergarten Round-Up. If you were unable to attend and would still like to learn more about our program and school, please visit our kindergarten website and/or come by the school office to pick up a kindergarten folder. 

Click here to visit the kindergarten website

Connect with Us

Visit our school Facebook page, our Twitter page, and our Instagram page to see great pictures, videos, and stories of all the amazing things taking place at Wildfire Elementary School.

To view videos of the school in action, please visit our Youtube Page.

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Open Enrollment

Continue your child's journey of excellence by open enrolling. Open Enrollment is a process allowing parents or guardians to apply for admission to any public school, as long as there is classroom space available. Parents and guardians often choose to open enroll their children in PVSchools for various reasons, including the unique and innovative award-winning programs, teaching philosophy, extracurricular activities, and more.

For more information on the open enrollment process, to include early bird open enrollment information, visit the PVSchools Open Enrollment webpage.

Grade Level Capacity  Open Enrollment 
01 75 Open
02 78 Open
03 81 Open
04 116 Open
05 120 Open
06 90 Open
KG 69 Open
SPED Resource  50 Closed

*The chart above reflects the capacity for the current school year. For the following school year, all grade levels are accepting open enrollment applications unless otherwise stated.  
**A specialized program that is designated closed for the current school year will remain closed for the following school year unless otherwise stated. Students interested in being put on the waitlist should complete an Open Enrollment application.

Click here to open enroll at WFES.

School Tour

Want to learn more about WFES? Please click the link below to schedule your tour date. 

Click here to schedule a tour of WFES

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