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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  • Cherokee Elementary Named a National Blue Ribbon School

    Cherokee Elementary Named a National Blue Ribbon School

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (September 16, 2022) – The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) today named Scottsdale Unified School District’s Cherokee Elementary School a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School.
    Nominated by the Arizona Department of Education to apply for the honor, Cherokee is being recognized as an Exemplary High-Performing School for it students’ performance on state assessments and nationally normed tests. Five other Arizona schools, and a total of 297 nationwide, are included in today’s USDOE announcement.

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  • MEDIA ADVISORY:  DAA Override Town Hall Meetings → 5 Meetings This Month

    MEDIA ADVISORY: DAA Override Town Hall Meetings → 5 Meetings This Month

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Sept. 6, 2022) – For Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) residents interested in information regarding the override renewal request, Public Town Hall Meetings will be held in SUSD's 5 Learning Communities regarding the district’s request to renew its District Additional Assistance Override (DAA).  The question will appear on the November 8, 2022 General Election ballot. 

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  • Truth in Taxation Hearing; Notice of Tax Increase

    Truth in Taxation Hearing; Notice of Tax Increase

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 29, 2022) – In compliance with §15-905.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, Scottsdale Unified School District is notifying its property taxpayers of Scottsdale Unified School District’s intention to raise its primary property taxes over the current level to pay for increased expenditures in those areas where the Governing Board has the authority to increase property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022. The Scottsdale Unified School District is proposing an increase in its primary property tax levy of $2,000,000.

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  • It’s an A+ Three-peat for Cherokee Elementary

    It’s an A+ Three-peat for Cherokee Elementary

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 3, 2022) – Cherokee Elementary School has successfully renewed its A+ School of Excellence™ status with the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF). Originally named an A+ School in 2013, Cherokee is one of 21 Arizona Public Schools to receive the AEF seal of approval for the 2021-2022 school year. This is the school’s second successful renewal.

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  • SUSD Governing Board Elects 2022 Officers

    SUSD Governing Board Elects 2022 Officers

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (January 14, 2022) – Second-year members of the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board have been elected to serve as its president and vice president this year.

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