In The News
The 2024 Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival will take over the Peoria City Hall campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, with free, interactive arts experiences, multiple arts activities and student performances. The event provides an opportunity for the West Valley, whether or not they have a connection to the Peoria Unified School District, to celebrate arts education.
The Flinn Foundation announced 80 semifinalists for the Flinn Scholarship, three of which all hail from Ironwood High School located in the Peoria Unified School District. Peoria Unified proudly celebrates this achievement for seniors Mikah Dyer, Vincent Lageschulte and Sophia Le. The Flinn Scholarship is among the most coveted in the state of Arizona, valued at over $130,000. This scholarship funds tuition, housing, meals at a public university in Arizona and two experiences to study abroad.
Grand Canyon University honored Country Meadows Principal Bridget Stockwell as their January Principal of the Month for the state of Arizona.
Whether you are enrolling a new kindergartener or you’ve been a part of our Peoria Unified family for a while, we want you to know the number one thing we are focused on is school safety. Safe and Welcoming Schools is a key focus in our Strategic Plan and as a dedicated member of this community, you should know exactly what that means to us. We understand that the thought of a school crisis is scary, but we want to give you peace of mind should the unthinkable happen.
During the January 11 Governing Board meeting, Peoria Unified’s five Governing Board members voted and approved officers for the current calendar year. For 2024, Becky Proudfit will serve as Board President and David Sandoval will serve as Clerk of the Board.
AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY IN PEORIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT per A.R.S. §15-903.E
FY2022/2023 Average Salary: $56,511
Percentage Increase Between FY2021-22 and FY2022-23: 7.5%
FY2023/2024 Average Salary: $58,414
Percentage Increase Between FY2022-23 and FY2023-24: 3.4%
Peoria Unified - Your District of Choice
Peoria Unified School District is nestled in the Northwest Valley of Peoria, Arizona and is home to 42 stellar public schools that are unique and created to fit the needs of all students. Peoria Unified is the choice district for more than 37,000 students and 4,000 staff, serving as one of the largest employers in the West Valley and one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona. The district has signature programs spread out between 34 kindergarten through eighth-grade elementary schools and eight high schools that excel in academics, arts, athletics and Career and Technical Education programs. The Strategic Plan outlines a laser focus on four key areas: Student Success, Safety and Well-Being, Stewardship of Community Resources and Community Connection. Above all, Peoria Unified is committed to transparency, parent involvement and ensuring that “Every Student, Every Day is Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.” #PeoriaUnifiedPride