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Tempe Elementary School District, Arizona

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Tempe Elementary School District
Tempe, Arizona
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District Profile
Superintendent:Christine Busch
Number of schools:21
Budget: $90.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Rochelle L. Wells
Board members:5 at-large
Term length:4 years
Tempe Elementary School District is a school district in Arizona. In the 2011-2012 school year, Tempe Elementary School District was the 21st-largest school district in Arizona and served 11,975 students.[1]

About the district

Tempe Elementary School District is located in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Tempe Elementary School District is located in the city of Tempe, 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.[2]


Maricopa County 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.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
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[3][4]
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, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The table below displays the budget for the Tempe Elementary School District:[6][7]

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
2012-2013 $58,376,235 65.3% $7,179,959 8% $8,110,287 9.1% $13,878,248 15.5% $1,837,843 2.1% $89,382,572
2013-2014 $45,592,763 49.6% $9,124,614 9.9% $18,411,688 20% $0 0% $18,781,080 20.4% $91,910,145
2014-2015 $45,015,178 49.6% $8,578,501 9.5% $19,043,777 21% $0 0% $18,046,301 19.9% $90,683,757
Averages: $49,661,392 55% $8,294,358 9% $15,188,584 17% $4,626,082.67 5% $12,888,408 14% $90,658,824.67

Contact information

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Tempe Elementary School District
3205 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: 480-730-7100

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