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Revision as of 17:01, 11 April 2014
|K-12 Education in Arizona|
|State Superintendent: John Huppenthal|
|Number of students: 1,080,319|
|Number of teachers: 50,800|
|Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:21.3|
|Number of school districts: 662|
|Number of schools: 2,252|
|Graduation rate: 76%|
|Per-pupil spending: $7,666|
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Public education in Arizona
Glossary of education terms
Arizona is home to 2,252 schools and 1,080,319 K-12 students.
State school administrators
- State Board of Education
- John Huppenthal, Executive Officer and Superintendent
- Thomas Tyree, President and County School Superintendent
- Greg Miller, Vice President and Charter School Administrator
- Roger Jacks, High School District Superintendent
- Dr. Ann Hart, University President
- Amy Hamilton, Classroom teacher
- Dr. James Rottweiler, Community College President
- Eileen Klein, Public Member
- Jaime Molera, Public Member
- Jacob Moore, Public Member
- Diane Ortiz-Parsons, Public Member
The following table displays the top ten Arizona school districts by total student enrollment.
The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Arizona.
|Two or More||1.2%|
School board elections
- See also: Arizona school board elections, 2014
A total of 30 Arizona school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 70 seats. Each district held elections on November 4, 2014.
Here are several quick facts about Arizona's school board elections in 2014:
- The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Mesa Public Schools with 65,103 K-12 students.
- The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Tolleson Union High School District with 9,375 K-12 students.
- Phoenix Union High School District had the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with five seats up for election.
- All Arizona districts listed below aside from Dysart Unified, Litchfield Elementary, Pendergast Elementary, Peoria Unified, Phoenix Union, Tempe Elementary and Yuma Elementary had two seats up for election in each district in 2014.
- Eleven of the 30 largest school districts in Arizona had their 2014 governing board elections canceled due to a lack of contested races. Three additional districts, Pendergast Elementary School District, Tempe Elementary School District and Yuma Elementary School District, had one race canceled each, but still held elections for other board seats. The districts with entirely canceled elections were:
- Cartwright Elementary School District
- Chandler Unified School District
- Flagstaff Unified School District
- Glendale Elementary School District
- Glendale Union High School District
- Marana Unified School District
- Paradise Valley Unified School District
- Phoenix Union High School District
- Roosevelt Elementary School District
- Tolleson Union High School District
- Washington Elementary School District
The districts listed below served 636,612 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
- ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
- United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
- State Education Data Profiles Accessed August 14, 2013
- State Profiles Accessed August 14, 2013
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
State of Arizona
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