Nestled in the Valencia Estates neighborhood, on the southwest corner of Chandler Heights and Lindsay Road, Carlson Elementary is named after John and Carol Carlson. We are unique in that we offer our families two choices within one school. Parents have a choice between our "Classic" programming as well as our "Traditional (CTA)" programming that has been increasingly popular in Chandler public schools. As a foundation of both programs, the Carlson staff is committed to delivering each of its families a strong instruction aligned to the Arizona standards, offering a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities for our students, providing choice options for parents with respect to students' instructional needs, and fostering parent and community involvement through partnerships with all school stakeholders. We encourage you to come visit us and consider becoming a Carlson Champion.