The Dysart Unified School District is an exciting, vibrant, and growing community of nearly 24,000 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students in the Northwest Phoenix Metropolitan area. The district encompasses 140 square miles, serving parts of El Mirage, Glendale, Surprise, Youngtown, and Maricopa County. The district is home to four K-4 elementary schools, four middle schools serving grades 5-8, 12 K-8 elementary schools, four comprehensive high schools, a preschool, and one alternative program.
The district has been recognized both nationally and internationally with AdvancED Accreditation, the NCA Model School District Award, NSBA Technology Spotlight Award, and is home to a national elementary school principal of the year and an Arizona teacher of the year.
The Dysart School District is dedicated to serving the needs of all children with high quality academic coursework, before-and after-school programs, and services for the entire community.
Ensuring students are equipped with the skills necessary to meet the challenges and opportunities in a 21st Century society are at the heart of the mission and vision. Dysart Schools offers one of the largest selections of academic pathways in the state, allowing students a personalized learning experience while meeting Arizona Academic Standards. Opportunities include full day kindergarten, Career and Technical Education, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, signature programs, and gifted and special education programs.
Boasting a graduation rate that exceeds both the state and national average, the Dysart Unified School District prepares all students to be ready for college and career through excellence and success.
Power in the Preparation...Excellence in the Journey...Success for a Lifetime...
The mission of Dysart Unified School District is to create a safe, diversified and engaging learning environment where every student attains academic excellence and is empowered to achieve life-long success. Through relevant and challenging curriculum, expanded learning opportunities and collaborative partnerships, our students will be:
critical and creative thinkers
informed problem solvers and decision makers
- Every student in all schools will be prepared with the knowledge and skills to achieve college and career success.
- Dysart Unified School District will recruit, train and retain a highly qualified staff to cultivate a culture of student success.
- The Dysart Unified School District? culture will consistently be reflective of a safe and secure environment for all stakeholders.
- The Dysart Unified School District will identify and maximize available resources to support student success.