Silver Valley Elementary


Now Enrolling Grades PreK – 6

As one of the fastest growing districts in AZ, Queen Creek Unified School District is excited to bring another quality elementary school to the students and families we serve!

A+ Academics | Leadership |STEAM

As one of the fastest growing districts in AZ, Queen Creek Unified School District is excited to bring another quality elementary school to the students and families we serve!

A+ Academics



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If you have already registered, visit the new website. 
If you need to enroll, please follow the steps below.

Open Enrollment applications will be accepted. Everyone is welcome!

Enroll Now for
Preschool – 6th Grade

Silver Valley Elementary is now enrolling! To register your student go to Gateway Polytechnic Academy (GPA) located at 5149 S Signal Butte Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 7:45 am – 4:00 pm.

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Fill out the form below to receive updates on QCUSD’s newest elementary school Located in Mesa’s Cadence at Gateway subdivision.

A+ Academics

QCUSD schools are high-achieving and offer rigorous academic opportunities.


Service and leadership are instilled in our students and embedded in our curriculum.


Students will have daily exposure to STEAM-based learning to develop both problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Silver Valley Elementary will be located in the Cadence at Gateway subdivision, southeast of Ray and Ellsworth Road at:

9737 E. Toledo Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85212

Silver Valley Elementary

Southeast of Ray and Ellsworth Roads at
9737 E. Toledo Avenue
Mesa AZ 85212

Enriching and Engaging Programs

  • Preschool through 6th grade
  • Free All-day kindergarten
  • Before & after school enrichment classes
  • PE, Music, Library, Computers
  • Leadership Development

State-of-the-art Facilities

  • Wet Lab Makerspace
  • Smart Lab, Library & Media Center
  • Cafeteria / Commons Area
  • Gymnasium / Performance Space
  • Music and Band Rooms
  • Playground and Athletic Fields
  • 89,000 Square Feet

Experienced Principal - Allison Carmichael

  • 17 years in public education
  • NCAA collegiate athlete, coach, classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal
  • Bachelor’s in Elementary Education at Western Michigan University, Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University
  • Current principal of Gateway Polytechnic Academy

“I value this community tremendously as they have given me so much support during my time at Gateway Polytechnic Academy. I am lucky to serve such incredible families and students.”

Grow with QCUSD!

The newest elementary school in the Queen Creek Unified School District has a master planned campus of over 15 acres providing ample space to grow with the community. The school will feature technology-rich, collaborative learning spaces as well as comprehensive academics, Leadership and STEAM programs.

Multiple buildings will frame a central courtyard, extending learning and gathering opportunities to the outdoors. Large garage doors open to make room for large group activities, dining, assemblies, and events in the courtyard.

Shared specialty and breakout spaces, including the smart lab for technology-based, hands-on programs and the wet lab makerspace counterpart enhance STEM curriculum and encourage collaborative teaching across the campus.

A+ Academics

Great elementary schools build the foundation of great middle and high schools. Queen Creek Unified Schools received “A” rankings from the Arizona Department of Education and have received top district ratings from


Silver Valley Elementary is proud to be a ‘Leader in Me’ school 

Queen Creek Unified School District inspires and empowers students to achieve excellence in all pursuits, embrace social and individual responsibility and lead with integrity, in partnership with families and community.

STEAM-Based Learning

Students will have daily exposure to STEAM-based learning. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century.

Silver Valley Elementary will have makerspace environments which are learning spaces dedicated to a constructivist education, which allows students to be creative, innovative, independent and technologically literate. It provides authentic preparation for the real world through simulating real-world challenges. Think of it as a 21 century do-it-yourself shop class, where students design, experiment, build and invent.