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    Watch Our High School Graduation Ceremonies

    The Peoria Student Broadcasting Network will once again be live streaming all of our high school graduation ceremonies from State Farm Stadium.

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    Peoria Unified Grads Break Records

    The Peoria Unified School District is proudly celebrating the class of 2023 for securing nearly $78 million in scholarships to post-secondary institutions, increasing last year’s record scholarships by $4.97 million.

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    70 Peoria Unified Students Earn Arizona State Art Proficiency Seal

    The Peoria Unified Arts Education Department is proud to announce that 70 students have earned the prestigious Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency in the 2022-23 school year. 

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    Trending Peoria: Transporting Our Students to Successs

    What's Trending in Peoria? School Safety. Listen or watch the newest episode of Trending Peoria, our award-winning podcast, where we are joined by Liberty High School SRO Lisa Hale to discuss safety on our campuses and how you and your student can make a difference.

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    Peoria Unified Athletic Champions

    Peoria Unified student-athletes are competing for titles in Spring sports.

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    What Does My Child Learn in a Year?

    Peoria Unified has created One-Pagers that highlight what a student in elementary school will learn in a year by content area throughout one school year. The One-Pagers provide parents with resources to support their child depending on their grade-level.

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    Peoria Unified Schools Show Growth With Latest Letter Grades

    The Arizona State Board of Education recently released A-F letter grades and 37 of our schools received an “A” or “B” label, showing excellent growth with 10 schools moving up one letter grade. See the full list of letter grades on our website at

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    Peoria Unified Receives Coveted Copper Medallion Award

    The Peoria Unified School District recently received a Copper Medallion Award from the Arizona School Public Relations Association (ASPRA) and was honored at the annual ASPRA*tion Awards and Superintendents’ Luncheon on February 1.

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    2023 District Spelling Bee

    The 2023 Peoria Unified School District Spelling Bee is on Friday, January 27 at 9 a.m. Watch live or on-demand as the best spellers from each of our elementary schools compete to become the 2023 champion.

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    Peoria Unified Students recognized by City of Peoria Mayor and Council Young Artists Program

    The City of Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat and City Council recently celebrated 26 young artists from the Peoria Unified School District, spanning kindergarten to eighth grade, who participated in the 12th exhibition of the Mayor and Council’s Young Artists Program.

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  • Peoria Unified Celebrates 50 Students Who Earned State Seal of Arts Proficiency

    Peoria Unified is proud to announce that 50 students across all seven high schools have earned the prestigious Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency this year. The arts seal is awarded to high school students who complete arts pathway requirements throughout their high school career by demonstrating artistic literacy and high levels of competency in media arts, visual arts, dance, theatre, or music.

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    Peoria High School wins State MESA Day Competition

    On Saturday, April 30th, the Peoria High School MESA and Peoria Junior MESA teams participated in the 2022 AZ State MESA Day Competition. The event was held at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Students submitted their posters, engineering design journals, and design briefs online several weeks ago for judging by STEM professionals and college students. On Saturday, students tested their designs, presented their finished projects and participated in the online computer Hack Attack.

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    Students Team Up With City of Surprise and Local Business to Reopen Cyber Warfare Range

    Peoria Unified’s MET (Medical Engineering Technology) Professional Academy students recently partnered with the Arizona Cyber Warfare Range, the City of Surprise, and AZ TechCelerator to re-open the Arizona Range AZ02 in Surprise.

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  • Cactus Robotics Club Receives Top Competition Awards

    The Cobra Commanders 498, a competitive robotics club based out of Peoria Unified School District’s Cactus High School, were recently awarded two of the most coveted robotics competition awards. 

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    Are You Ready For Kindergarten?

    Families looking for details about what Kindergarten looks like in Peoria Unified should watch our virtual Kindergarten Live event. During Kinder Live, we are joined by one of our incredible kindergarten teachers who addressed a lot of frequently asked questions, including how to prep your child for kindergarten, what the first few days of school are like, when to expect more information and much more. The event is available on-demand at

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        FY2021/2022 Average Salary: $52,338
        Percentage Increase Between FY2021 and FY2022: 1.8%
        FY2022/2023 Average Salary: $56,274
        Percentage Increase Between FY2021-22 and FY2022-23: 7.5%

      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