Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary School

Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary School

(480) 541-2200
(480) 541-2210 fax
(480) 541-2201 attendance
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Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary School, A Leadership Academy service students in preschool and grades K-5 in the Ahwatukee Foothills Community.  Since opening our doors in August of 1994, we have continually strived to be one of the premier schools in the Kyrene School District.  Our administration, faculty, students and parents are second to none. 
Our school has a wonderful "school climate" that is very conducive to learning.  At our school, all K-5 students will lead their own learning through ongoing progress checks, data notebooks, and developing effective habits in their lives to positively impact learning. 
Prospective families interested in a school tour should contact the Cerritos office at 480-541-2200 to schedule an appointment. 
Cerritos' Amazing Honors:
-We were named the 27th Leader in Me "Lighthouse School" in the world in 2012.
-We received A+ School of Excellence status from the Arizona Education Foundation in 2013.
-We became an Ashoka Changemaker School in 2014
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Headlines & Latest News

  • Tax Credit School-Wide WIG

    Student Commerce would like to ask Cerritos families to support our school-wide Tax Credit WIG. Our Wildly Important Goal is to have at least 7 families per class turn in a tax credit donation by April 14th. Any class that meets the goal will receive special recognition and a reward. Thank you to the 30 famlies that have donated so far! Will you help us meet our goal?

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  • 5th Grade Middle School Transition

    The 5th Grade rally at Altadena and parent orientation night is Monday, March 20th. Attached is transition news from Altadena.

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  • Please take the Parent Satisfaction Survey

    Please take a moment to complete the Parent Satisfaction Survey. This survey is extremely important as it provides us with valuable insight as to your view on Cerritos’s strengths and the areas you feel need improvement. We use this survey to help assess our performance and to plan future goals for our school.

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  • Carnival Raffle Basket Donations

    Please support the Spring Carnival and submit a one time donation for the Raffle Baskets by March 17th. Your donation will go towards purchases for an amazing mystery themed basket for your child's classroom. Donate online at or send a check in with your child to school.

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  • PTO Board Elections for 2017-2018

    Please consider giving your time and talent to the Board next year!

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  • Cerritos Weekly News March 17

    Read important school information: Tax Credit school-wide WIG, Parent Satisfaction Survey, Student Superintendent Council, Spring Carnvial, PTO Elections, and Watch DOGS

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  • Celebrating 10 years of Leadership at Cerritos

    Congratulations to Mrs. DiCosmo for celebrating 10 years of Leadership at Cerritos. Please open to read about Mrs. DiCosmo's journey and accomplishments.

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  • Kindergarten Round Up Presentation

    Did you miss the round up on Jan 19? View the presentation here!

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  • 17-18 Kindergarten Registration

    Do you have a student or know someone with a child who will be ready for Kindergarten next year? We are currently enrolling students for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. Please stop by the front office to get a registration packet.

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  • Congratulations Ms. Makela!

    Ms. Makela was selected to be a presenter for

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  • What does it mean to be a Lighthouse School?

    At our school Leadership is a LIFESTYLE, not a lesson! In 2012, we were recognized as the 27th school, worldwide, with the honor of being a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. Our students discover and practice a set of leadership and life skills from Stephen Covey's book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". In our school, EVERY child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader!

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  • Our PTO models "Leadership" at Cerritos

    Read about the 2016-2017 Cerritos PTO and how they contribute to the Leadership culture at Cerritos! The PTO sponsors fundraisers and events throughout the school year for the students and staff at Cerritos. Activities are all volunteer-run and they operate on a budget developed through their fundraising efforts. The PTO Executive Board consists of 12 parent-filled positions and there are hundreds of committee volunteers.

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  • There's No Room @ Cerritos for Bullying!!!!

    We've checked and bullying is NOT welcome here!!

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  • "Like" us on Facebook!

    Visit the Cerritos Facebook Page for Additional Information!!

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  • Cerritos School Calendar
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  • 5th grade parents, Middle School Orientation day is Monday, March 20th. Students will tour the school during the school day.  Orientation for families is in the evening!

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  • Please turn in your Tax Credit donations as soon as possible.  Please be on the look out for a special March Madness Tax Credit Challenge.


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  • Help support the PTO's biggest event, the Spring Carnival.  Turn in your raffle basket donations!

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  • Lunch Schedule

    K:  11:15-11:35

    1: 11:25-11:45

    2: 11:05-11:25

    3: 10:55-11:15

    4: 12:05-12:25

    5: 11:45-12:05

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