About the Scottsdale Unified School District

  • Located northeast of metropolitan Phoenix, the District serves the educational needs of students and families of 22,000 students across 29 campuses. Approximately 240,476 people reside within its boundaries. The District’s award-winning academic, arts and athletic programs draw students from Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Tempe and Scottsdale. A highly experienced, professionally certified teaching staff fosters a diverse and rigorous educational environment to develop the potential in every individual learner. Offering gifted learning, special education, career and technical education, and a variety of athletics, arts and enrichment programs and clubs, SUSD provides the rich environment today’s students need to explore their interests, develop important social skills and grow into tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, visit www.susd.org and follow along on social media: FacebookTwitter,  InstagramNextdoorLinkedIn and YouTube.

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  • New Leaders Named for Copper Ridge, Desert Mountain High School

    New Leaders Named for Copper Ridge, Desert Mountain High School

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 12, 2024) – The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Governing Board this week approved the appointment of Brittany Walker to lead Copper Ridge School in the 2024-2025 school year and promoted Desert Mountain High School Assistant Principal John Andrews to be that school’s next principal.

    Walker comes to SUSD from the local BASIS and Legacy public charter school organizations. Most recently, she was the Professional Development Coordinator for the 23-school Arizona BASIS Ed group and, prior to that, she served as Head of School at BASIS Scottsdale Primary School.

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  • Help Drive SUSD’s Success! Saturday, April 13th Transportation Department Test Drive & Hire Event

    Help Drive SUSD’s Success! Saturday, April 13th Transportation Department Test Drive & Hire Event

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 8, 2024) – There may be seven weeks remaining in the current school year, but Scottsdale Unified School District’s Transportation department is trying to get ahead on its staffing for the next one.

    To do that, it will take over the parking lot at Pima Elementary School, 8330 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale, on Saturday, April 13, as the district looks to hire new bus drivers, mechanics and bus aides for the 2024-2025 school year. The Saturday “Test Drive and Hiring” event runs from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. No appointment is necessary and those who stop by will be able to fill out an application, do a preliminary interview and take a turn behind the wheel of an SUSD school bus.

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  • SUSD Launches New Podcast – “SUSD Spotlight”

    SUSD Launches New Podcast – “SUSD Spotlight”

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 3, 2024) – Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) is proud to announce the launch of its podcast, "Spotlight," dedicated to showcasing the remarkable people and programs that define our vibrant community.

    "SUSD is full of stars, and each week we will 'spotlight' those people and programs that are making a difference," said Dr. Scott Menzel, SUSD’s Superintendent. "This exciting venture is dedicated to bringing you inspiring human interest stories, celebrating the successes of our incredible students and staff, highlighting thriving community partnerships, and showcasing our legacy of success.”

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  • Laguna’s Next Principal Is One of Its Own

    Laguna’s Next Principal Is One of Its Own

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 7, 2024) – At its March 5 meeting, the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Governing Board appointed Krisse Kelly to be Laguna Elementary School’s next principal, beginning July 1.  

    A longtime resident of the school’s Scottsdale Ranch neighborhood whose own children attended Laguna, Kelly said she’s thrilled to succeed Interim Principal Alice Spingola.  “I chose to work here because Laguna is a special place to work, teach, and learn.  Every member of our staff treats our students with the utmost respect, care, and love.”

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  • Coronado High School and Scottsdale Community College Forge Innovative Partnership for Early College Campus

    Coronado High School and Scottsdale Community College Forge Innovative Partnership for Early College Campus

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 4, 2024) – Scottsdale Unified School District’s (SUSD) Coronado High School and Scottsdale Community College (SCC) proudly announce a new partnership to establish an Early College Campus at Coronado, located at 7501 E. Virginia Ave., Scottsdale.

    “This initiative marks a significant step forward in providing enhanced educational opportunities for our SUSD high school students and aligns with both institutions' commitment to academic excellence, preparing the next generation for success in higher education and the workforce,” said Dr. Scott Menzel, SUSD’s superintendent.

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