Our History

Heatherbrae Elementary School is nestled in the Maryvale Neighborhood of West Phoenix, Arizona.  This neighborhood was developed in the 1950’s and the 1960’s during a period of economic growth.  The Heatherbrae Elementary School opened in the Fall  of 1971 and was the twelfth school to be built in the Cartwright Elementary School District.  Nicholas Gupton was the original principal from 1971 to 1976.  He led the school in a team teaching, open concept model. The staff consisted of 21 teachers and three classified staff members.  There were approximately 600 students. 

Today this school stands as a pillar of support for its students and families.  It is the home of more than 725 inquisitive, high-spirited, trusting students and 77 dedicated, respectful and responsible adults working as members of a Professional Learning Community and committed to making the mission of the school, Every Child! Every Chance! Every Classroom! Every Day! come alive and live among them.

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