Amazing Chandler Schools & Chandler AZ Real Estate! One of the many benefits of living in the vibrant city of Chandler and investing in Chandler AZ real estate is Chandler’s top performing schools. The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper and Chandler is no exception. Several excellent public school districts serve the residents of Chandler. You can also find charter schools and several institutions of higher learning within or in close proximity. Most of the city of Chandler is served by the highly acclaimed, A-rated Chandler Unified School District (CUSD). The school district serves more than 44,500 students, grades K-12 and encompasses 80 square miles, though not all of Chandler.

CUSD also serves portions of nearby Gilbert and Queen Creek. Chandler, west of the Loop 101 Freeway, is part of the highly-regarded Kyrene School District and Tempe Union High School District, and a small portion of Chandler near the Mesa border is served by Mesa Public Schools. Chandler is part of Arizona School Choice, created to help Arizona parents navigate the many educational opportunities available to their children as they progress through grade school and beyond. Students can apply for admission to any public school of their choice, based on available classroom space.


Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) is recognized throughout the state and nation as a premier district of choice as noted by the Arizona Education Foundation and Arizona Department of Education. Academic achievement is a high priority in the district, with test scores above the state and national averages. Because of the outstanding educational programs offered, almost all of the CUSD schools have been cited for excellence. As a premier district of choice, parents are able to choose from personalized learning options including self-contained gifted programs (Chandler Academically Talented Students), traditional academies, Core Knowledge program, honors classes and advanced placement courses, and International Baccalaureate Program.

The Chandler Unified School District includes thirty-one elementary schools, ten middle school programs, six high schools, and three alternative schools. Parent options at the elementary level include five Chandler Traditional Academies: CTA Freedom Campus, CTA Humphrey Campus, CTA Independence Campus, CTA Liberty Campus, and CTA Goodman Campus. At the secondary level, parents can choose Arizona College Prep - Erie, Arizona College Prep - Oakland, Basha Accelerated Middle School, Hill Learning Academy, and Chandler Early College program at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

CUSD high Schools located in Chandler include Basha, Chandler, and Hamilton High Schools. Perry High School is located in Gilbert and Casteel High School is located in Queen Creek. CUSD Junior high schools located in Chandler include Andersen, Bogle, Satan, Willis, and ACP-Oakland. Payne Junior High School is located in Queen Creek. CUSD elementary schools include Andersen, Basha, Bologna, Conley, Frye, Fulton, Galveston, Haley, Hancock, Hartford Sylvia Encinas, Hull, Jacobson, Navarrete, Riggs, Ryan, San Marcos, Sanborn, Santan, Shumway Leadership Academy, and Tarwater elementary schools.

Chandler charter schools are tuition-free public schools established to provide additional choices to families for learning environments that would improve student achievement Most public charter schools are operated independent of local school districts by either non-profit or for-profit entities, although school districts may also sponsor charter schools. Click here for a comprehensive list of charter schools in Chandler including addresses, phone numbers, and information about of the school.

Other School Districts Serving Chandler AZ Real Estate

Schools in the Kyrene School District emphasize high academic standards and support a “whole child” approach to learning. There are a total of 25 schools (list of all Kyrene schools and locations) in the district including seventeen preschool programs, nineteen elementary schools, and six middle schools. The district serves all of Ahwatukee and parts of Chandler, Guadalupe, Tempe, and the Gila River Indian Reservation. Kyrene provides additional learning opportunities and choices for families to meet the unique talents and needs that many students possess. The district’s alternative options allow parents to choose the best route for their individual child. Options include Arts Integration, Dual Language Programs K-8, Fine Arts Programs, Gifted Programs, IB Candidate School, JAG Academy, Leadership Academies, Prep Program, and Traditional Academy (KTA-Sureño).

Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) operates six comprehensive high schools and Compadre Academy, an alternative school for high-risk students. TUHSD high schools include Corona del Sol High School, Desert Vista High School, Marcos de Niza High School, McClintock High School, Mountain Pointe High School and Tempe High School. Peggy Payne Academy serves gifted students and is located on the McClintock campus. The International Baccalaureate (applicant program) is located on the Tempe High School Campus.

An award-winning district, Mesa Public Schools (MPS) is the largest public school district in Arizona. The district serves approximately 64,000 students with opportunities such as Montessori, dual-language immersion, International Baccalaureate, honors and Advanced Placement courses, and Franklin traditional schools. MPS serves most of the city of Mesa, plus a small portion of Chandler and Tempe. MPS includes fifty-five elementary schools, nine junior high schools, six high schools, and several alternative schools. Visit Mesa Public Schools website (schools tab) for a complete list of schools along with a neighborhood school locator.

Post-Secondary Education

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) is a comprehensive community college located in Chandler, serving the higher education needs of the community. CGCC is one of the fastest-growing Maricopa Community Colleges, with nearly 20,000 students across four locations. The college offers 60 degree-programs and certificates. Transfer partnerships with the three state universities as well as with many out-of-state universities make it easy and convenient for students to go to complete their bachelor’s degree. In addition, the Arizona State University - Polytechnic Campus is located in nearby Mesa.


Cathy Carter, REALTOR®, and her friendly team know all best neighborhoods in Chandler. Contact Cathy today to discuss your options and see what homes are currently available. A highly-regarded Chandler AZ real estate agent, Cathy specializes in Chandler real estate and has spent over two decades developing working relationships and professional connections with the builders in the area. She is the first agent to know when new homes come on the market. To find out more about Chandler AZ homes for sale and the best communities to live in, contact Cathy today. She has the experience and skills necessary to facilitate a smooth transaction!

Please call Cathy Carter, Licensed REALTOR®, Chandler area real estate specialist, today at 480-459-8488, or fill out the online contact form and she will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

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Chandler, Arizona 85286
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