About Us

  • 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.