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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  • 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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  • Scottsdale Unified School District Honors Dedicated Employees and Retirees at Annual SHIO Even

    Scottsdale Unified School District Honors Dedicated Employees and Retirees at Annual SHIO Even

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (May 16, 2024) – In Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), our commitment is simple: everything we do is "because kids." Annually, SUSD takes the opportunity to express gratitude to its employees for their unwavering dedication to our students and community. It is these individuals who truly set Scottsdale apart as a district of excellence.

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  • SUSD’s Spring Showcase Magazine Is Now Online; Highlights Innovation

    SUSD’s Spring Showcase Magazine Is Now Online; Highlights Innovation

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 30, 2024) – Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) proudly announces the release of the highly anticipated Spring edition of Showcase magazine. Bursting with stories of innovation, academic excellence, and community engagement, this edition reaffirms SUSD's commitment to provide a world-class, future-focused education for its students.

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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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