Peoria Unified School District, Arizona

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Peoria Unified School District
Glendale, Arizona
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District Profile
Superintendent:Dr. Denton Santarelli
Graduation rate:93.3%[1]
Number of schools:43
Budget: $199.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Hal Borhauer
Board members:5 at-large
Term length:4 years
Peoria Unified School District is a school district in Arizona. In the 2011-2012 school year, Peoria Unified School District was the fifth-largest school district in Arizona and served 36,620 students.[2]

About the district

Peoria Unified School District is located in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Peoria Unified School District is located in the city of Glendale, which lies in central Arizona in Maricopa County. Phoenix is the county seat and the state capital. In 2013, Maricopa County was home to 4,009,412 residents according to United States Census Bureau estimates.[3]


Maricopa County slightly overperformed compared to the rest of Arizona in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 29.5 percent of Maricopa County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.6 percent in Arizona. The median household income for the county was $54,385 compared to $50,256 statewide. The poverty rate in Maricopa County was 15.8 percent compared to 17.2 percent statewide.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Maricopa County (%) Arizona (%)
White 84.7 84.0
Black or African American 5.7 4.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.7 5.3
Asian 4.0 3.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.3
Two or More Races 2.7 2.6
Hispanic or Latino 30.0 30.3

Presidential Voting Pattern, Maricopa County[4][5]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 602,288 749,885
2008 602,166 746,448
2004 504,849 679,455
2000 386,683 479,967

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[6][7]


The table below displays the budget for Peoria Unified School District:[8]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $187,554,688 55.1% $25,885,426 7.6% $25,547,834 7.5% $24,834,813 7.3% $76,356,211 22.4% $340,178,972
2014-2015 $118,459,531 59.5% $27,881,208 14% $48,356,055 24.3% $0 0% $4,476,445 2.2% $199,173,239
Averages: $153,007,109.5 57% $26,883,317 10% $36,951,944.5 14% $12,417,406.5 5% $40,416,328 15% $269,676,105.5

Contact information

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Peoria Unified School District
6330 W. Thunderbird Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85306
Phone: 623-486-6000

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