• Spanning much of the Northwest Valley, the Peoria Unified School District is located in Glendale, Peoria, Surprise and Youngtown, Ariz. The district has a rich tradition of excellence, serving the community since 1889. 

    Peoria Unified is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high test scores, career and technical education programs, specialized Choice Programs, free all-day kindergarten and championship athletic programs. 

    The district serves more than 36,000 students in 34 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school. In addition, Peoria Unified is proud to be the first district in the state to receive the prestigious AdvancED Accreditation. 

    The Vision of the Peoria Unified School District is:

    Every student, every day, prepared to shape tomorrow.


    The Peoria Unified School District prepares every student for a successful future as a responsible citizen who actively contributes to society, the community and the workforce. 

    The Mission is achieved by:
    A.  Creating, maintaining and delivering quality curriculum and instruction that meets the needs of all students for the 21st Century and beyond.
    B.  Providing experience-based, innovative, individualized learning that meets the needs of every student.
    C.  Facilitating access to quality staff, technology, resources and instruction.
    D.  Prioritizing relationships and focusing on the safety and social and emotional well-being of students and staff.
    E.  Implementing and sustaining effective stewardship of community resources.
    F.  Fostering a culture of active community engagement and inclusiveness.


    The Values of the Peoria Unified School District are grounded in our focus on people; students, staff, parents, and community members.  These Values shape behavior and drive us to achieve our shared Vision and Mission.
    Integrity:  Our consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles is illustrated through our words and behavior.
    Collaboration:  Our collective capacity requires active engagement, meaningful inclusiveness, and trust among stakeholders.
    Excellence:  Our actions are driven by clarity of purpose, a focus on results, and an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement.
    Equity:  Our behaviors are informed through opportunities that ensure equitable access for all staff and students to be successful.


  • Non-Discrimination

    The Peoria Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in admission and access to its programs, services, activities, or in any aspect of their operations and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The Peoria Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Title IX Coordinator

    Dale Shough
    Executive Director of Elementary Education
    6330 W. Thunderbird Ave.
    Glendale, AZ 85306
    Email the Title IX Coordinator

    Section 504 Coordinator

    Michelle Lewis
    504 Coordinator
    6330 W. Thunderbird Ave.
    Glendale, AZ 85306
    Email the Section 504 Coordinator


    El Distrito Escolar Unificado Peoria no discrimina en base a la raza, el color, la religión, el origen nacional, el sexo, la discapacidad, la edad, la orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresión para la admisión y su acceso a sus programas, servicios, actividades, o en cualquier aspecto de sus operaciones y proporciona un acceso igualitario a los Boys Scouts y otro grupos de jóvenes designados. El Distrito Escolar Unificado Peoria tampoco discrimina en sus prácticas de empleo y contratación. Los siguientes empleados han sido designados para manejar las preguntas en cuanto a las polízas de no discriminación:

    Coordinador de Título IX

    Chief Operations, Safety and Risk Management Officer
    6330 W. Thunderbird Ave.
    Glendale, AZ 85306
    Email Coordinator de Titulo IX

    Coordinador de la Sección 504

    Michelle Lewis
    504 Coordinator
    6330 W. Thunderbird Ave.
    Glendale, AZ 85306
    Email Coordinador de la Seccion 504


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  • District Administration Center
    6330 W. Thunderbird Rd.
    Glendale, AZ 85306

    District Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Elementary School Offices
    Monday-Friday (Unless otherwise noted)
    7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    High School Offices
    Monday-Thursday (Unless otherwise noted)
    6:40 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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