FIVE FUN FACTS about our achievements, schools, district, students and staff
Although Chandler Unified educates less than 4% of the students in Arizona, our students won more than half of the state’s Grand Awards at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF).
CUSD received an all-time record of six A+ Schools of Excellence for 2017. CUSD has received A+ Schools of Excellence and National Blue Ribbon Awards 80 times since 1983.
Chandler Unified ranks No. 1 in the state in the percentage of funds spent in the classroom, according to the Arizona Auditor General's report for fiscal year 2016.
CTA Humphrey fifth grader Kai Martin has been raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For FIVE years, instead of receiving gifts for his birthday he has asked for money for cancer research. This year he had the lofty goal of reaching $10,000 total raised for his 10th birthday, to do that he needed to raise $3,800. He surpassed his goal by $700, raising $4,500. That is a total of $10,700 raised in 5 years.
Basha High teacher Dr. Michael McKelvy as a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher can receive in the United States.
The CUSD administration and Governing Board presented the annual “state of the district” message to community leaders on January 25 in the Governing Board Room. The annual report provides an overview of the district, academic performance, recognition of students and staff, budget information and an update on expenditures from bond elections. Learn more at www.cusd80.com/annualreport.
Proactive statewide public school drinking water screening program
Chandler Unified School District is participating in a proactive statewide public school drinking water lead screening program sponsored by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). ADEQ is coordinating this screening program with multiple state and local agencies, public water systems, public schools and other parties. While drinking water is not considered to be a common source of lead in Arizona, eliminating lead in drinking water is an important step to reducing your child’s overall exposure to lead.
Please visit the ADEQ website for detailed information about the statewide public school drinking water screening program for lead.
As part of our continuing commitment to provide a safe environment for both students and staff, please be assured that we will provide you with timely updates.
San Marcos Teacher Named Exemplary
Lauren Delfino-Karl, second grade teacher at San Marcos Elementary School, was named a 2016 Rodel Exemplary Teacher over the Thanksgiving weekend. She is one of 15 educators across the state recognized by Rodel.