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Revision as of 10:59, 9 June 2014

K-12 Education in Arizona
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Education facts
State Superintendent: John Huppenthal
Number of students: 1,080,319[1]
Number of teachers: 50,800
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:21.3
Number of school districts: 662
Number of schools: 2,252
Graduation rate: 76%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $7,666[3]
See also
Arizona Department of Education
Arizona school districts
List of school districts in Arizona
Arizona
School boards portal
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Public education in the United States
Public education in Arizona
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Arizona is home to 2,252 schools and 1,080,319 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

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

Enrollment

The following table displays the top ten Arizona school districts by total student enrollment.

Student enrollment
1.) Mesa Public Schools
2.) Tucson Unified School District
3.) Chandler Unified School District
4.) Gilbert Public Schools
5.) Peoria Unified School District
6.) Deer Valley Unified School District
7.) Paradise Valley Unified School District
8.) Scottsdale Unified School District
9.) Phoenix Union High School District
10.) Dysart Unified School District

Demographics

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Arizona as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[5]

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Arizona as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[6]

Demographic information for Arizona's K-12 public school system
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 54,596 5.05% 1.10%
Asian 30,079 2.78% 4.68%
African American 58,029 5.37% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 2,880 0.27% 0.42%
Hispanic 462,624 42.82% 24.37%
White 455,010 42.12% 51.21%
Two or more 17,101 1.58% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Arizona school board elections, 2014

A total of 30 Arizona school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for 71 seats. Each district scheduled elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Arizona's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 636,612 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[7] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Arizona School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Alhambra Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 13,944
Amphitheater Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 14,873
Cartwright Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 17,671
Chandler Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 38,763
Deer Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 35,179
Dysart Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 24,148
Flagstaff Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,129
Gilbert Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 38,038
Glendale Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,776
Glendale Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 14,777
Higley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,074
Kyrene Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 17,812
Litchfield Elementary School District 11/4/2014 4 5 10,291
Marana Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,924
Mesa Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 65,103
Paradise Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 32,933
Pendergast Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,688
Peoria Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 36,763
Phoenix Union High School District 11/4/2014 5 7 24,866
Roosevelt Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,449
Scottsdale Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 26,213
Sunnyside Unified District 11/4/2014 2 5 17,122
Tempe Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 13,803
Tempe Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,059
Tolleson Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,375
Tucson Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 53,299
Vail Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,614
Washington Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 22,238
Yuma Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,578
Yuma Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 11,110


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