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

  • With New Fiscal Year, SUSD Updates Leadership Team

    With New Fiscal Year, SUSD Updates Leadership Team

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (July 1, 2020) – With the start today of its 2020 - 2021 fiscal year, some changes in responsibilities and reporting go into effect in the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) leadership team. Those changes start at the top, with Dr. Scott Menzel as SUSD’s new superintendent. Menzel succeeds Dr. John Kriekard, who retired June 30, 2020.

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  • SUSD Governing Board Adopts 2020-2021 Budget

    SUSD Governing Board Adopts 2020-2021 Budget

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 26, 2020) – The Governing Board of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) has unanimously approved a $372.7 million expenditure budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2020. The vote was taken June 23 at the Board’s regular monthly meeting.

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  • SUSD Athletics Grows AIA Role

    SUSD Athletics Grows AIA Role

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 10, 2020) – Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Athletic Director Nathan Slater has been elected by district peers statewide to serve as chairman of the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) 5A Conference for the next three years, beginning July 1, 2020.

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  • Dr. Scott Menzel, Reporting for Duty

    Dr. Scott Menzel, Reporting for Duty

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 2, 2020) – The 1,965 miles from suburban Ann Arbor, MI, to Scottsdale are not proving to be an obstacle for incoming Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) Superintendent Dr. Scott Menzel, who officially takes over the post on July 1.

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  • Desert Mountain Grad Named One of 20 U.S. CTE Presidential Scholar

    Desert Mountain Grad Named One of 20 U.S. CTE Presidential Scholar

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (May 29, 2020) – One look at Jake Okun’s resume, and you might think you’re reading the vitae of a much older, seasoned and accomplished professional, not an 18-year-old who graduated just last week from Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale.

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