• Peoria Unified is proud to boast a 93 percent high school graduation rate. It is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high test scores, specialized signature programs and championship athletic programs. 

2021 Athletic Recognitions

  • Congratulations to the following individual students and school teams for taking their athletic skills to the next level this season. 

Cactus High School

  • Senior Gilbert Olivas won the Division III boys 1600-meter event, securing the state title with a time of 4:16:06, beating out former Cactus Cobra and current Centennial Coach Steve Ybarra’s almost three-decade-long district record by .23 seconds. 

Centennial High School

    • Centennial Spiritline took the Division II All Girl Stunt State Champions and Qualifier Champions
    • In Track and Field, Centennial's Dominick Brister won the Division II 100-meter dash with a time of 10.60 and the Division II 200-meter dash with a time of 21.54 

Ironwood High School

  • Badminton

    • The Badminton team won the Division II State Title 
    • Ironwood singles state runner-up Diana Batrez Ramirez
    • Juliana Taylor Rowen was named to the AZ Central's 2021 All-Arizona girls badminton team


    • Markell Rivera-Cain - Division II 175-lb title
    • Pablo Macias - Division II 144-lb title

Liberty High School

  • Division 1 Girls Golf 

    • State Champ Mattison (Mattie) Frick. Scores of 76, 75 for a total of 151
    • Division 1 Girls Wrestling Individual Bella Bocanegra 106 pounds. First Liberty girls state champ and went undefeated. Won by decision 8-5

    Boys Wrestling Individual 

    • Division 1 State Champ Carson Coy at 144-lbs


    • 4x4 Relay Team – Josh Anderson, Ryder McMillon, Wesley Grim and Jordan Guevara with a time of 3:20

    Girls Wrestling

    • Girls wrestling won the state championship
    • Bella Bocanegra is the girls' 100-lb. 2x state champion

Peoria High School

  • Isaac Moreno won the Division III State Long Jump at 22' 3.50"

Sunrise Mountain High School

  • Football

    • 5A State Champs (First time in school history) 


    • Daniel Matheson won the Boys Swimming Division II State Title for the 200 Yard Freestyle in a time of 1:37.17.  This set a new Sunrise Mountain school record.  He also won the Division II State Title for the 500 Yard Freestyle in a time of 4:20.24.  This not only set a new Sunrise Mountain record but he broke the State record as well. 

    Track and Field

    • Boys Triple Jump - Malachi Marshall with 45' 5"
    • Girls 800m - Kaitlyn Kaye with a time of 2:17:18 (a school record)


    • The boys' basketball team, led by Coach Gary Rath, was selected as this year's recipient of the AIA 5A Conference Sportsmanship Award


    • Karah Abbott and Alexandria Hogan were named to the AZ Central's 2021 All-Arizona girls badminton team