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Please note that the majority of homes in the Town of Paradise Valley are in the Scottsdale Unified School District. Some homes in the western edge of the Town of Paradise Valley are in the Phoenix Union School District. Please check the boundary maps to wee what school district your home is located in.

Scottsdale AZ Area School Information

Scottsdale Public Schools

Scottsdale Unified School District
The Scottsdale area offers a plethora of opportunities when it comes to schools. The public schools system in Scottsdale is dedicated and enthusiastic about their students and their education. The Scottsdale Unified School District offers students sports, technical and career education, a comprehensive gifted program, and the International Baccalaureate Program. The community, teachers, and staff all work diligently to maximize the potential from their students and to prepare them of their future.

The District offers a wide range of opportunities for student participation on athletic teams at the middle school and high school levels. District middle schools provide four sports for both boys and girls, and teams at the 7th and 8th grade level. District high schools provide 10 spots for both boys and girls, and many sports have freshmen, junior varsity, and varsity level teams. High School sports have been very successful in the District, with many teams winning regional and state championships. Many of our athletes have been honored as All-Regional, All-State, All-Academic and All-Americans. Our student-athletes have become successful on the field as well as in the classroom at both the high school and college levels. The District is a member of the Arizona Interscholastic Association and has high schools in both the 5A and 4A conferences.

Career and Technical Education
The Career and Technical Education Department is helping to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st Century, and for their future. Whether a student’s career and educational path includes a graduate degree, bachelor’s degree, associates degree, military service, or entrance into the workforce that is in constant transition.

Comprehensive Gifted Program

Scottsdale School District has a Comprehensive (Self-Contained) Gifted Program that offers a complete gifted curriculum and is designed for students in grades three through eight who have extraordinary academic needs, abilities and intellectual potential found in the top three percent of the population. The program is at four sites: Pima Elementary School for grades 5 and 6, Zuni Elementary School for grades 3, 4 and 5. Mohave Middle School for grades 7 and 8, and Desert Canyon Middle School for grades 6,7 and 8.

The Comprehensive Gifted Program (CGP) is a full-day program designed for students who need the support and challenge that a peer group of students with similar academic interests and abilities provides. The goal of this program is to provide students who have advanced intellectual, academic, and/or creative capabilities the opportunity to dynamically interact with teachers who specialize in gifted education as well.

International Baccalaureate Program
The International Baccalaureate Program (IB), created in 1968, is a very rigorous academic program for juniors and seniors at Desert Mountain High School, which has been an authorized school by IBO since 1999. The rigorous nature of the program is widely recognized by many selective and highly selective colleges and universities.

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Please note that the majority of homes in the Town of Paradise Valley are in the Scottsdale Unified School District. Some homes in the western edge of the Town of Paradise Valley are in the Phoenix Union School District. Please check the boundary maps to wee what school district your home is located in.

Paradise Valley School District Information
Quality educational choices for every student

At PV Schools, our journey of excellence includes quality educational choices and infinite opportunities from pre-kindergarten through high school. They include a K-12 International Baccalaureate Program, gifted and highly gifted programs, a comprehensive K-12 online program, STEM education, Advanced Placement classes, nationally recognized fine arts programs, and a variety of extracurricular activities.
All of these, and much more, are a reality when you choose to send your child to the national-award-winning Paradise Valley Unified School District. Our mission is to cultivate world-class, innovative thinkers and expert communicators who develop critical thinking skills that will equip them for success in the 21st century and beyond.
The district also offers preschool, Gifted preschool, night classes and Special Education services, plus a range of signature programs.

Student Population

The district serves approximately 32,000 students with about one-third of them open enrolled from outside the district or outside their home school boundaries via open enrollment.
Instruction and support staff
The district is one of the largest employers in the north Valley with approximately 3,800 employees. Staff includes:
    •    Highly qualified teachers.
    •    School nurses, full time, at all of our schools.
    •    Licensed certified professionals such as school psychologists, speech pathologists and other professionals dedicated to supporting the whole child.
    •    Educational Support Professionals. District operations are supported by professionals in many areas including IT, transportation, nutrition and business operations.

Parent involvement
The district is committed to parent involvement, including volunteering in classrooms or for special events, working on school councils which help advise principals, Parent Teacher Organizations. and involvement with United Parent Council, a coalition of PTO members from all schools in the district. The district and schools provide email and phone updates on important matters to keep parents informed.
Paradise Valley Unified School District
This page will take you to all the information you need for Paradise Valley Public Schools.
School Recognitions
Our schools are routinely recognized for excellence by organizations such as US News and World Report and Newsweek. In addition, PV Schools can be found on the prestigious list A+ Schools of Excellence named by the Arizona Education Foundation and the Higher Performing list prepared by the Arizona Business and Education Coalition.
PV Schools has 30 elementary schools, seven middle schools for 7th and 8th grades, and five high schools for grades 9-12 grade, two alternative schools and one comprehensive online school.
    •    All elementary schools include free full-day kindergarten
    •    High schools offer dual-enrollment and college credits
    •    PVOnline, an accredited online instructional provider, offers courses for grades 1-12. A student may attend school entirely online and still participate in athletics and other extracurricular activities with the school located within their school boundaries.
    •    At each level—elementary, middle and high school—the district has Title 1 schools.
The district also offers preschool, Gifted preschool, night classes and Special Education services, plus a range of signature programs.
The district has been recognized for excellence in financial reporting, as an outstanding community partner and for its forward-thinking architectural standards and energy management plans.
The district has been recognized for excellence in financial reporting, as an outstanding community partner and for its forward-thinking architectural standards and energy management plans.
Gifted Programs
Honors Academy
Most of the schools feature signature programs or specialties unique to each school to provide a wide variety of choice.
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Please note that homes in the western edge in the Town of Paradise Valley are in the Phoenix Union High-school District including the Phoenix Union Partner elementary schools.
Phoenix Elementary School District #1

Merging Tradition with Innovation

Phoenix Elementary School District #1 has been the educator for young minds in Phoenix since 1871. Steeped in heritage and tradition, we set the standard for elementary education by ensuring the total development of every student. We set high expectations and foster academic leadership.

We believe all children can and will succeed when given a great education. It's why our district strives to provide special schools that align with unique interests, to make technology accessible in every classroom, and to encourage every child to become self-confident, critical thinkers. The result: students who develop a life-long love for learning.
Located in the Heart of Phoenix

Phoenix Elementary School District #1 is located in one of the fastest growing areas in the valley. Situated in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, our district offers the opportunity to live in a major metropolitan area with all the associated amenities. We have a light rail system, a thriving arts district, world-class sporting facilities, and a variety of museums, theaters and restaurants to enjoy. Local First Arizona has created a unique urban vibe with it's focus on "all things local."
Phoenix Osborn School District #8 “An Osborn Education”
1226 W. Osborn Road   Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phone: 602-707-2000   Fax: 602-707-2040

Our Mission Statement
Children want knowledge, challenge and recognition.
Parents want independent, passionate learners in a safe environment.
This is our mission.

Open Enrollment
We welcome all children to Osborn.  Contact your school for more information. Click here for online registration
Current News - Clarendon School Wins $10,000!
Clarendon was one of only six schools from across the country honored as finalists for the prestigious TAP Founder’s Award. The award is given annually by the Lowell Milken Foundation to one school for exceptional efforts to implement and represent the principles of the TAP System – resulting in significant and sustained increases in student achievement, among other goals.Principal TAP Founder’s Award.  The award is given annually by the Lowell Milken Foundation to one school for exceptional efforts to implement and represent the principles of the TAP System – resulting in significant and sustained increases in student achievement, and other goals. Principal Theresa Nickolich received a $10,000 cash award for Clarendon to support continued teacher and student growth. Way to go Clarendon students and staff!
For more information about Phoenix Osborn Schools visit the link below
Phoenix Union High School District
4502 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 764-1100
Phoenix Union High School Website

Preparing every student for success in college, career and life.
Welcome to Phoenix Union High School District!
Phoenix Union High School District is one of the largest high school districts in the country, with 16 schools, over 27,000 students, and nearly 3,000 employees.  Phoenix Union covers 220-square miles of Arizona’s capital city.  If the K-8 students in its 13 elementary partner schools were included, it would be among the 25 largest school districts in the United States, with over 110,000 students.
The District has 11 comprehensive high schools, two specialty small schools and three alternative schools.  There are a number of programs that make Phoenix Union unique.  Among those, are:

12 magnet programs at seven schools, including a magnet high school, Metro Tech. Students from throughout the District can enroll in magnets such as Aviation/Aerospace, Computer Studies, Marine Science, Medical and Health Studies, Multimedia Communications, Law Studies, Visual and Performing Arts.

30 Career and Technical Education areas of study that 7,500 students are enrolled in at any one time, and a school that houses 22 programs for half-day vocational blocks.
Arizona’s first Cambridge International Centre at Central High School, offering the prestigious Cambridge curriculum and examinations.
Two schools, North and Betty Fairfax, with the International Baccalaureate Program

Bioscience High School, a small specialty school ranked among the top schools in Arizona, with rigorous science and math-focused curriculum, career pathways, internships and 100 percent college placement.

Franklin Police and Fire High School, a small school specializing in public safety careers such as law enforcement, firefighting and emergency medical services

ACT Quality Core curriculum at most schools. All students take the ACT EXPLORE, PLAN and the ACT Exam for free.

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) college preparatory electives at 11 schools with 1500 students and 250 AVID-trained teachers.

Suns-Diamondbacks Education Academy, a small alternative school with accelerated, personalized classes that turn students at risk of dropping into high school graduates.

The first Montessori High School program in Arizona at Camelback.

Evening School at several sites and Free summer school for continuing students, as well as incoming 9th.
Academically, there are over 500 courses to choose from. Rigor continues to be the emphasis, as the District offers more Honors, AP and other high level courses than ever before, and student enrollment in those classes is the highest ever. Students are earning college credit and accelerating their academics through community college dual enrollment, and “Move On When Ready,” an initiative that can earns students the Grand Canyon Diploma early, and move on to college.
Diversity is a hallmark at The Phoenix Union--94% of its students are minority, including 80% Latino, and the students, including a large refugee population, represent over 60 languages.  More than half of the students come from a home where English is not the primary language spoken.
Student support is important at Phoenix Union.  Every comprehensive high school has a nurse, social worker, psychologist, dean of students, security staff, School Resource Officer, a community liaison, interventionist and a team of academic counselors with the best counselor-to-student ratio in Arizona.  Its Special Education Department is a model for school districts, offering services for gifted to medically fragile, hearing impaired and children with autism.  The English Language Learner program is as comprehensive as any in the state, from placement to testing to reclassification.

Phoenix Union schools offer a full array of activities and opportunities for students.  Student Government, Yearbook and Newspaper, Academic Decathlon, Speech and Debate, DECA and National Honor Society are just a sampling.  There are 11 Army Junior ROTC programs with over 1800 student-cadets.  Enrollment in performing and visual arts classes increased by 2000 students in the past five years, while bands,ensembles, choirs, dance troupes and theatre offer extracurricular opportunities.  There are 21 interscholastic sports available, and over 6,000 boys and girls participate.  Almost 700 clubs, with 50 or more on most campuses cover everything from robotics to recycling, step teams to chess teams.

Partnerships with government, colleges and universities, nonprofits and businesses abound, affording innovative programming, grants, student internships and scholarships. For instance, Science Foundation Arizona gave its largest school grant ever to Metro Tech to integrate sustainability into its curriculum and project learning.  In 2013, seniors earned $40 million in merit scholarships and millions more in  grants and financial aid.

Unlike many urban school districts, Phoenix Union is fiscally sound, its enrollment is growing, and it attracts highly qualified teachers whose experience, educational attainment and compensation are well above the state average. PUHSD’s facilities are spacious, modern, technologically advanced, well-maintained and safe, thanks to the community supporting two bond elections for over $400 million for construction, renovation and maintenance since 2003. The most recent wave of construction included four new schools, and major campus renovation at two others.

Phoenix Union is a school district with a glorious past, a successful present, and a promising future as it prepares every student for success in college, career and life. 

Phoenix Union has clean, safe and modern facilities, outstanding teachers who receive top pay, innovative programs and schools that are “Performing Plus” according to state accountability standards. Unlike many struggling urban school districts, Phoenix Union has drastically improved graduation rates, reduced dropout rates, and closed the “Achievement Gap” so often cited between high minority, low income districts and national averages.
Instructional technology is one area where Phoenix Union sets itself apart from most districts. With significant funding from a supportive community and a commitment to the future, the district is leading the way in Arizona bringing technology into the classrooms and into the hands of its’ teachers and students.  Technology is changing the way teachers teach and students learn. 
Phoenix Union Interscholastic Athletics
Phoenix Union High School District has a long tradition of excellence in interscholastic athletics. We believe that athletic participation can play a significant role in the District’s mission of preparing every student for success in college, career and life. Athletics and extracurricular activities develop the whole student, providing learning opportunities and experiences beyond the classroom. These activities often reveal and strengthen new skills, while improving grades, attendance, motivation, graduation and post-secondary attendance. Athletic competition demands discipline, leadership, teamwork and responsibility while enhancing self-esteem and healthy habits that can last a lifetime. It is Phoenix Union’s goal to encourage and support maximum student participation with affordable athletics, quality coaches and outstanding facilities.
Ten comprehensive high schools - Alhambra, Betty Fairfax, Camelback, Carl Hayden, Cesar Chavez, Central, Maryvale, North, South Mountain and Trevor Browne compete in up to 13 Arizona Interscholastic Athletics (AIA) sports divided into three seasons-Fall, Winter and Spring. There are 11 sports for girls and 10 sports for boys, including seven sports that have both girls and boys teams. Many of the sports offer Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity teams.

Metro Tech High School competes in the Charter Athletic Association in boys and co-ed soccer, girls volleyball and girls and boys basketball and cross country.
Phoenix High Schools
Roosevelt School District #60 and #66
6000 South Seventh Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042
Phone: (602) 243-4800 | Fax: (602) 243-2637
OUR VALUES:  We value the legacy of our diverse community, dedicated staff and talented students.
OUR MISSION:  We inspire, motivate and educate each student for success as future leaders in our society.
About Roosevelt School District
Roosevelt School District #66 was established in Phoenix, Arizona in 1912. The first Roosevelt School District School was located south of the Phoenix City Center on the corner of what is now 7th Street and Southern. 

One of the community’s first schools was the Broadway School, a small, one-room brick building; the typical “little red school house.” The other was the Heard Ranch School. The Heard School was the namesake of Dwight B. Heard, an influential resident of the area. Shortly after the District was organized in 1912, it was offered two sites for a new consolidation school by the Bartlett-Heard Estate. The site at what is now Seventh Street and Southern was chosen over a site that became Central and Southern for the building, formally named the Consolidated School.
The area’s rapid growth made it apparent the Consolidated School would have to be expanded beyond its three classrooms, which already were taxed to their limits by the school’s 150 students. Arrangements soon were made to house students in the Neighborhood House across the street, and construction was begun on expanding the original school and two new school buildings. The naming of the District is further indication of how the Roosevelt District was woven into the fabric of the state’s history. 

There were very few roads in the District’s early days. Southern Avenue did not exist and students reached the school by walking or riding horses or burros along the bank of “San Francisco Ditch” from Central Avenue. Homesteaders of Anglo and Hispanic descent were the District’s original population. Mexican laborers came later to work the farms. The population increased rapidly and a twelve-room addition was built in 1921. 
The burgeoning population made it necessary to provide more classrooms. This was done when schools were built on the east and a west end of the District, but this accommodation was minimal and short-lived. When the East End School burned down, the West End School was abandoned and buses were bought to transport all students to Roosevelt School.
The original Roosevelt School, located at 6000 S. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ, was destroyed in a fire on April 5, 1985. The classroom wings we demolished in 1986, and the new administration’ center opened in December 1987 on the old Roosevelt School site. The school bell that hung in the tower of the original school building survived the fire and now sits on bricks salvaged from the 1985 fire in the vestibule of the District Office Building.
The District boundaries are the Salt River to the north, South Mountain to the south, 40th Street to the east and 35th Avenue on the west.
What began as a 15-pupil district in the late 1800s grew into a district serving more than 12,000 students and 1,400 employees in 21 schools by 2008. Now, Roosevelt is one of the largest employers in south Phoenix.
Murphy School District - Murphy Elementary School District #21
2615 W Buckeye Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 353-5000
District Mission Statement
To cultivate a culture of TRUST and RESPECT
Guiding Principles
Responsibility, Accountability, Collaboration, and Communication
AZMERIT (Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching) is Arizona’s new statewide achievement test. Arizona is partnering with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to develop tests which are unique to Arizona.
How is AZMERIT different from the AIMS test?
Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) tested the old standards. Spring 2014 was the last time AIMS was administered for reading, writing, and mathematics.

AZMERIT, based on the new standards, will tell teachers, students, and parents if students are on track to be college and career ready upon graduation from high school.
The Arizona Science Standards did not change, so students in Grades 4, 8, and high school will still take the AIMS Science test.

High school students graduating after December 31, 2016 will no longer be required to pass the AIMS test to graduate high school.

Who will take AZMERIT?
Arizona public school students in Grades 3 through high school will take AzMERIT.
Students in Grades 3 through 8 will take an assessment in English language arts and mathematics at their grade level.

Students taking high school level English and mathematics will take End-of-Course assessments that will test their proficiency in these subjects.

Only eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities will participate in other alternate achievement tests.

When will the test be given?
Students will take Az MERIT in the spring of 2015. The testing window for schools administering the computer-based test is March 30-May 8, 2015. The testing window for the paper-based test is April 13-24, 2015. Schools will inform students and parents of specific testing dates within these windows. DVUSD will post the AzMERIT test schedules for our schools with the assessment dates for English language Arts and Mathematics in late February.

Further information about AZ MERIT:
For Further information about AzMERIT, the Arizona Department of Education AzMERIT website has many resources.  
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Cave Creek Unified School District
District Highlights
All A+ SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE #1 in the Northeast Valley
    #2 in Maricopa County
        #5 in the State of Arizona
Cave Creek Unified School District
  • “A” Rated District
  • National Merit Scholars
  • $12,000,000+ Secured in College Scholarships
  • Excellence in Financial Reporting Awards
  • Home of the 2013 National Distinguished Principal of the Year for the State of Arizona
  • Home of the 2013 Arizona Superintendent of the Year for Large Districts
  • Home of the 2014 ASA Distinguished Administrator of the Year for Teaching & Learning
  • Home of the 2014 ASA Distinguished Administrator for the Elementary Division
  • Home of the 2015 ASA Outstanding Administrator Award

Cactus Shadows High School
Sonoran Trails Middle School
Black Mountain Elementary School
Desert Sun Academy
Desert Willow Elementary School
Lone Mountain Elementary School
Horseshoe Trails Elementary School
Child's Play Preschool

Open Enrollment
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Assessment & Accountability
  • 2015-2016 CCUSD Assessment Calendar
  • Gifted Testing Information
  • AIMS Testing Information
  • AZ MERIT Test Information
  • State Accountability Results
  • Kindergarten Early Entrance Information
Teaching and Learning

Enrichment Programs

Programs - Preschool, Elementary, Middle & High School
Below are areas of interest in which we offer Enrichment classes throughout the year. Please click here for the most recent catalog of offerings.

Performing and Visual Arts
World Language
LEGO Engineering
Mindfulness First
Rosetta Stone
Test Prep Seminar
Ramp Up Reading
Soccer, Golf, Tennis
Cave Creek Unified School District 
Phone Number (480) 575-2000
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