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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  • Scottsdale Unified School District Announces Winner of Inaugural ERDI Resilient Leader Scholarship

    Scottsdale Unified School District Announces Winner of Inaugural ERDI Resilient Leader Scholarship

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 6, 2024) – Earlier this year, Scottsdale Unified School District’s Superintendent, Dr. Scott Menzel, was named the first recipient of the Education Research and Development Institute’s (ERDI) Resilient Leader Award. The newly established award recognizes K-12 leaders who demonstrate exceptional courage and effective leadership amidst adversity. As part of the award, Dr. Menzel was granted a full-ride, master’s level scholarship at the American College of Education to bestow upon an emerging Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) leader. In return, the scholarship’s recipient commits to work in the district for a minimum of three years following the master’s degree’s completion.

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  • Echo Canyon School Becomes Arizona’s First Blue Zones-Approved School

    Echo Canyon School Becomes Arizona’s First Blue Zones-Approved School

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (May 31, 2024) – Echo Canyon School is contributing to a healthier Scottsdale and setting the bar for other local schools by recently achieving Blue Zones Approved™ status. Part of the Blue Zones Project Scottsdale, this prestigious recognition marks a significant milestone in Echo Canyon’s commitment to foster a culture of well-being and better health within its school community.

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  • No-Cost Meals Coming to Four SUSD Schools Next School Year

    No-Cost Meals Coming to Four SUSD Schools Next School Year

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (May 22, 2024) – Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) is pleased to be able to offer a new meal service option at four schools next school year that will streamline the process for families to secure no-cost breakfasts and lunches for their students.

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  • Hohokam’s Rantala Named County Exemplary Principal at Surprise Celebration

    Hohokam’s Rantala Named County Exemplary Principal at Surprise Celebration

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (May 20, 2024) – The assistant principal’s challenge? To hide nearly 500 elementary school students and more than 70 teachers and staff from their principal for 30 minutes. Why? To surprise him with a special celebration for having been named a 2024 Maricopa County Exemplary Principal. The best hiding place? The school’s multipurpose room.

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  • Governor Hobbs Signs Bill at Cherokee Elementary School to Enhance the Safety of Students with Diabetes

    Governor Hobbs Signs Bill at Cherokee Elementary School to Enhance the Safety of Students with Diabetes

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (May 17, 2024) – Cherokee Elementary School was honored to host Governor Katie Hobbs last week for a momentous occasion during National Nurses Week and, even more appropriately, on School Nurse Appreciation Day.  Surrounded by Cherokee third grade students, Governor Hobbs signed into law House Bill 2174, legislation championed by Cherokee school nurse Will Graham.

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