About Our School
Who Are We?
Sonoran Sky Elementary opened in the fall of 1994 to service the families of Paradise Valley School District's most eastern boundaries. Sonoran Sky is one of 33 elementary schools in the PVSchools District and it currently offers Kindergarten through 6th grade classes to more than 500 students.
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.
Sonoran Sky is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. We are very proud of our school. Our students, staff and parent community are enthusiastic and dedicated to making Sonoran Sky an outstanding example of excellence in education. Our goal is continuous improvement and we strive as a team to work toward it every day of the year.
Why Choose Sonoran Sky?
We individualize instruction for students by utilizing flex groups, multiple intelligences, tiered lessons, curriculum compacting, project-based learning and individualized learning plans. Some of our unique offerings include the self-contained gifted program, cluster grouping and honors pullout in reading and math, our PILOTS Leadership Program in 6th grade, Wonderland Garden outdoor classroom, Sing America Sing Patriotic Musical in 5th grade, our Artist in Residency programs, band, strings, chorus and a comprehensive enrichment program before and after school.
Together with our PTO, we are honored to offer specialized garden curriculum taught by a Master Gardener, Mrs. Carroll. The outdoor classroom and garden space "Wonderland" enriches the Sonoran Sky experience and takes advantage of our beautiful desert weather! We encourage you to take a tour to see our exceptional school!
Accolades and Achievements
Sonoran Sky Elementary School in Scottsdale was awarded the Arizona Educational Foundation A+ school in 2015 and again in 2019.
Sonoran Sky was designated an "A" school using the Accountability Achievement Profile from the Arizona Department of Education in 2018. The "A" Achievement designates an excellent level of performance for student achievement and individual student learning growth.
Sonoran Sky ranks in the top 5 percent of all Arizona Schools based on academic growth and achievement, according to the Arizona Department of Education.
Student achievement tests scores consistently exceed district, state and national averages.