• Our History, Mission and Vision 

    We service students in grades PreK-5 in the Ahwatukee Foothills Community. Since 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. 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.  
     
    Kyrene de los Cerritos is located in the Ahwatukee Foothills section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. We are an elementary school in the Kyrene Unified School District. Cerritos is one of 19 elementary schools in the Kyrene District. Kyrene utilizes Spanish and Indian names to help distinguish their schools from schools in the five cities/areas (Tempe, Chandler, Phoenix, Guadalupe and the Gila River Indian Community) where Kyrene schools are located.
     
    The translation for Cerritos is "little hills". The typical enrollment for Cerritos is around 700 students. Our student population is very stable. Cerritos opened its doors in the fall of 1994. The school serves students in Preschool and in grades K-5 on a shared campus with Kyrene Altadeña Middle School.
     
     

    Mission

     
    Leaders of today Inspiring leaders of tomorrow.
     

    Vision 

    Curriculum: We will create a purposeful pathway for educating our leaders of tomorrow.
    Traditions: We will promote leadership by igniting a strong sense of community.
    Systems: We will implement effective systems that are communicated and practiced to assure the needs of all school community members are met.
    Modeling: We will take ownership of our character and our community by modeling proactive habits.
    Environment: We will create an atmosphere where talents are nurtured and leaders are celebrated.
    Instruction: We will ensure instructional practices that spark a passion for learning.
      

    Our School Song

    We are Cerritos School, Cerritos School
    We are a Leadership Academy.
    We are Cerritos School, Cerritos School
    It’s the best for you and me!

    Sharing all our talents as we find our way,
    To learning and to living as we grow each day!
    We strive to be of character in all we do,
    Cerritos is the perfect place for me and you!

    We are Cerritos School, Cerritos School
    We are a Leadership Academy.
    We are Cerritos School, Cerritos School
    It’s the best for you and me!

    We live in the Foothills where cacti grow, 
    Sharing our potential everywhere we go! 
    We’re proud of our school in every way,
    Leaders of tomorrow start right here today!

    Go Cerritos!

     
Last Modified on July 9, 2019