Scottsdale schools are generally thought to be some of the finest public schools in Arizona. The Scottsdale Unified School District is comprised of 6 high schools, 9 middle schools, and 18 elementary schools. Currently, the school district accomadates 26,000+ students, and employs over 3,000. Of the 3,000 employees, 1,700 are teachers.
The Scottsdale Unified School District was founded in 1896 by Major Winfield Scott who also happened to be the founder of Scottsdale. Aliza Blount was the city's first teacher and taught out of her adobe home which was located in what is now referred to as South Scottsdale. Aliza was paid a whopping $45.00 a day to educate the approximate 10 children that lived in Scottsdale at the time.
Scottsdale School Resources:
- Visit the official Scottsdale Unified School District homepage.
Scottsdale School District
- greatschools.net is a wealth of information for those looking for information and reviews on both North Scottsdale schools and South Scottsdale schools alike. greatschools.net
- Search for the most recent Arizona school report card for the Scottsdale school you are interested in. Scottsdale School Report Card
- Parents outside of the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) boundaries, or those already enrolled and choosing another SUSD school, may enroll their child in an SUSD school based on the school’s grade and program capacity. Continue reading
Scottsdale High Schools:
- Desert Mountain
- Sierra Vista Academy
Scottsdale Middle Schools:
- Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center
- Cheyenne Traditional
- Copper Ridge
- Desert Canyon
Scottsdale Elementary Schools:
- Desert Canyon