About the Scottsdale Unified School District

  • Located northeast of metropolitan Phoenix, the District serves the educational needs of students and families of 23,000 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: Facebook: @ScottsdaleUSD, Twitter: @ScottsdaleUSD, Instagram: @ScottsdaleUnifiedSD, NextdoorLinkedIn andYouTube.

Media Releases

  • COVID-19 Ends Saguaro High School’s 2020 Football Campaign

    COVID-19 Ends Saguaro High School’s 2020 Football Campaign

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 26, 2020) – Despite valiant efforts to stave off the coronavirus since practice began in September, members of Saguaro High School’s varsity football team tested positive this week for COVID-19, effectively bringing the Sabercats’ 2020 season to an end.

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  • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Now Official at Two SUSD Schools

    International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Now Official at Two SUSD Schools

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 19, 2020) – It’s been three years in the making, but now it is official: Mountainside Middle School and Desert Mountain High School in the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) are International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme World Schools. The highly respected, academically rigorous global education program will be offered to SUSD’s Desert Mountain Learning Community sixth through 10th grade students.

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  • Three New Governing Board Members to Be Seated in January

    Three New Governing Board Members to Be Seated in January

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 16, 2020) – Former Desert Canyon Middle School teacher Julie Cieniawski and current District parents Libby Hart-Wells and Zachary Lindsay will join the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Governing Board in January 2021.

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  • SUSD to Hire Full-time COVID Specialist

    SUSD to Hire Full-time COVID Specialist

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 13, 2020) – Seeking a more streamlined, coordinated approach to tracking and reporting COVID-19 cases among students and staff, the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will add the position of COVID Specialist to its administrative staff.

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  • New Innovation Center Ready to Welcome Saguaro Students

    New Innovation Center Ready to Welcome Saguaro Students

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 13, 2020) – Students of Scottsdale Unified School District will soon be able to explore today’s and tomorrow’s technology careers in a new, hands-on space designed to accommodate a variety of programs, classes, interests and clubs called the Innovation Center.

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