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.

Regardless of if we are learning in-person, virtually, or a combination of the two, 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 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.

Back to School!

We have had an amazing first few weeks back at school and are looking forward to many more ahead!

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.

Click to View Our Latest School Newsletter

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

Enroll at Wildfire for the 2022 - 2023 School Year

Wildfire Elementary School is accepting open enrollment applications for the 2022 - 2023 school year at this. Enroll prior to December 1st, 2021, and automatically be accepted (space availability needed for specialized programs) for next school year.

Click here to open enroll at WFES.

1:1 Technology Ratio

1:1 Technology Ratio




Core Knowledge Curriculum

Core Knowledge Curriculum


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