Meet Our Principal

Dear Crismon High School Community,

I could not be more excited to build the culture and traditions of Crismon High School along with our staff, students, and amazing community support. As a brand new school, we can be intentional in everything we do and make decisions around core values to create a school community that we can all be proud of.

One of our core values at Crismon High School will be the concept of service and leadership. Our staff members and students will be empowered to take ownership of our school culture by being leaders in the classroom, in clubs, and on the field, court, and stage. However, our mission will always be to serve others through our leadership and act with character, compassion, and integrity.

We will challenge students at Crismon High School to max out their potential and pursue excellence. High expectations and standards promote performance, and we will attack greatness in everything we do. Our classrooms will be microcosms of our school. They will be student-driven and marked by collaboration, exploration, and inquiry. We will encourage and support every student who enters the doors of CHS to pursue academically rigorous coursework to prepare them for college if that is their post-secondary path.

Additionally, CHS will offer a wide range of signature career path academies in Health Sciences, STEM, Design and Construction, and Business and Leadership. Every student who graduates from Crismon High School will leave with not only a diploma in hand but a career as well.

My end goal for CHS is clear but lofty: be the best comprehensive high school in the state of Arizona. That goal only becomes a reality if we all work together to support the young people in our community and allow their diverse talents and personalities to thrive. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with opportunities to partner in supporting the growth and success of our students.


Elyse Torbert

Elyse Torbert
Principal, Crismon High School