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Teaching Schools in Arizona Districts

Arizona has more than 131 school districts, from Maricopa county County's to Coconino county County's and everywhere in between.

Here's a list of all districts with more than 1,000 students, plus some key information if you're interested in becoming a teacher in Arizona. Don't miss our report on Arizona Teacher Salaries!

District County Number of Students Number of Full Time Teachers Total Education Expenditures
Cave Creek Unified District Cave Creek Unified District Maricopa 5,375 245 $37,890,000
Chino Valley Unified District Chino Valley Unified District Yavapai 2,364 109 $15,855,000
Center For Academic Success IncCenter For Academic Success Inc Cochise 1,205 $8,364,000
Pinon Unified District Pinon Unified District Navajo 1,218 85 $17,292,000
Benjamin Franklin Charter School Benjamin Franklin Charter School Maricopa 2,897 $15,448,000
Kingman Academy Of Learning Kingman Academy Of Learning Mohave 1,344 $9,110,000
Colorado River Union High School District Colorado River Union High School District Mohave 2,041 83 $14,830,000
American Leadership Academy IncAmerican Leadership Academy Inc Maricopa 5,568 $13,647,000
Benson Unified School District Benson Unified School District Cochise 1,310 64 $8,895,000
Plc Charter SchoolsPlc Charter Schools Maricopa 1,149 $5,619,000
Paragon Management IncParagon Management Inc Maricopa 1,866 $10,261,000
Harvest Power Community Development Group IncHarvest Power Community Development Group Inc Yuma 1,731 $9,032,000
Kingman Unified School District Kingman Unified School District Mohave 6,686 306 $47,254,000
Pointe Educational Services Pointe Educational Services Maricopa 1,443 $10,095,000
Primavera Technical Learning Center Primavera Technical Learning Center Maricopa 3,299 $25,704,000
Noah Webster Basic School Noah Webster Basic School Maricopa 1,070 $7,085,000
Arizona Community Development Corporation Arizona Community Development Corporation Pima 2,040 $12,012,000
Arizona Connections Academy Charter School IncArizona Connections Academy Charter School Inc Maricopa 1,892 $12,243,000
Portable Practical Educational Preparation Inc Ppep IncPortable Practical Educational Preparation Inc Ppep Inc Maricopa 4,475 $32,912,000
Agua Fria Union High School District Agua Fria Union High School District Maricopa 7,617 359 $51,159,000
Alhambra Elementary District Alhambra Elementary District Maricopa 13,449 593 $95,574,000
Amphitheater Unified District Amphitheater Unified District Pima 13,910 800 $107,453,000
Legacy Traditional Charter School-maricopaLegacy Traditional Charter School-maricopa Pinal 1,202 $9,146,000
Eduprize Schools Llc Eduprize Schools Llc Pinal 3,684 $20,654,000
Apache Junction Unified District Apache Junction Unified District Pinal 4,086 206 $30,699,000
The Odyssey Preparatory Academy IncThe Odyssey Preparatory Academy Inc Maricopa 2,878 $13,362,000
Legacy Traditional School-northwest TucsonLegacy Traditional School-northwest Tucson Pima 1,231 $5,275,000
Legacy Traditional School-avondaleLegacy Traditional School-avondale Pinal 1,195 $3,937,000
Athlos Traditional AcademyAthlos Traditional Academy Maricopa 1,186 $4,975,000
Legacy Traditional Charter Schools-casa GrandeLegacy Traditional Charter Schools-casa Grande Pinal 1,089 $4,472,000
Legacy Traditional School-gilbertLegacy Traditional School-gilbert Maricopa 1,059 $4,180,000
Edkey Inc-sequoia Pathway AcademyEdkey Inc-sequoia Pathway Academy Maricopa 1,092 $4,799,000
Avondale Elementary District Avondale Elementary District Maricopa 5,603 265 $36,019,000
Balsz Elementary District Balsz Elementary District Maricopa 2,496 130 $20,910,000
Buckeye Elementary District Buckeye Elementary District Maricopa 5,030 246 $29,141,000
Buckeye Union High School DistrictBuckeye Union High School District Maricopa 3,923 162 $27,446,000
Sierra Vista Unified District Sierra Vista Unified District Cochise 5,946 290 $38,494,000
Bullhead City School District Bullhead City School District Mohave 2,865 144 $21,111,000
Camp Verde Unified District Camp Verde Unified District Yavapai 1,496 85 $10,749,000
Cartwright Elementary District Cartwright Elementary District Maricopa 18,663 835 $126,177,000
Casa Grande Elementary District Casa Grande Elementary District Pinal 6,902 326 $49,291,000
Casa Grande Union High School District Casa Grande Union High School District Pinal 3,773 137 $28,442,000
Catalina Foothills Unified District Catalina Foothills Unified District Pima 4,916 261 $33,832,000
Chandler Unified District 80Chandler Unified District 80 Maricopa 42,735 2233 $266,380,000
Chinle Unified District Chinle Unified District Apache 3,498 214 $44,881,000
Coolidge Unified District Coolidge Unified District Pinal 3,199 164 $25,900,000
Cottonwood-oak Creek Elementary District Cottonwood-oak Creek Elementary District Yavapai 2,131 110 $15,457,000
Crane Elementary District Crane Elementary District Yuma 6,318 298 $37,477,000
Creighton Elementary District Creighton Elementary District Maricopa 6,418 354 $49,326,000
Douglas Unified District Douglas Unified District Cochise 3,776 166 $26,217,000
Dysart Unified District Dysart Unified District Maricopa 24,931 1100 $171,009,000
Flagstaff Unified District Flagstaff Unified District Coconino 9,792 568 $75,725,000
Florence Unified School District Florence Unified School District Pinal 8,317 412 $53,187,000
Flowing Wells Unified District Flowing Wells Unified District Pima 5,436 300 $40,033,000
Fountain Hills Unified District Fountain Hills Unified District Maricopa 1,569 88 $13,728,000
Fowler Elementary District Fowler Elementary District Maricopa 3,419 235 $31,848,000
Gadsden Elementary District Gadsden Elementary District Yuma 5,327 197 $37,195,000
Ganado Unified School District Ganado Unified School District Apache 1,434 88 $17,187,000
Gilbert Unified DistrictGilbert Unified District Maricopa 35,981 1852 $247,917,000
Glendale Elementary District Glendale Elementary District Maricopa 13,597 678 $88,679,000
Glendale Union High School District Glendale Union High School District Maricopa 15,452 697 $116,717,000
Globe Unified District Globe Unified District Gila 1,721 83 $11,741,000
Higley Unified School District Higley Unified School District Maricopa 11,828 536 $65,069,000
Humboldt Unified District Humboldt Unified District Yavapai 5,814 277 $43,050,000
Baboquivari Unified School District 40Baboquivari Unified School District 40 Pima 1,010 72 $15,488,000
Isaac Elementary District Isaac Elementary District Maricopa 7,387 352 $57,330,000
J O Combs Unified School District J O Combs Unified School District Pinal 4,362 194 $26,716,000
Kayenta Unified District Kayenta Unified District Navajo 1,759 118 $21,728,000
Kyrene Elementary District Kyrene Elementary District Maricopa 17,341 934 $123,064,000
Lake Havasu Unified District Lake Havasu Unified District Mohave 5,454 254 $34,384,000
Laveen Elementary District Laveen Elementary District Maricopa 6,629 320 $36,501,000
Liberty Elementary District Liberty Elementary District Maricopa 3,403 166 $19,890,000
Litchfield Elementary District Litchfield Elementary District Maricopa 11,181 501 $62,443,000
Littleton Elementary District Littleton Elementary District Maricopa 5,458 310 $38,130,000
Madison Elementary District Madison Elementary District Maricopa 5,666 282 $40,781,000
Marana Unified District Marana Unified District Pima 12,321 649 $90,385,000
Maricopa Unified School District Maricopa Unified School District Pinal 6,367 252 $39,356,000
Mesa Unified District Mesa Unified District Maricopa 64,295 3231 $492,385,000
Miami Unified District Miami Unified District Gila 1,129 63 $8,171,000
Mingus Union High School District Mingus Union High School District Yavapai 1,195 55 $9,086,000
Mohave Valley Elementary District Mohave Valley Elementary District Mohave 1,144 61 $10,241,000
Morenci Unified District Morenci Unified District Greenlee 1,498 79 $10,493,000
Murphy Elementary District Murphy Elementary District Maricopa 1,781 54 $15,820,000
Nogales Unified District Nogales Unified District Santa cruz 5,752 265 $40,150,000
Osborn Elementary District Osborn Elementary District Maricopa 2,905 146 $23,580,000
Page Unified District Page Unified District Coconino 2,674 145 $25,660,000
Palominas Elementary District Palominas Elementary District Cochise 1,024 54 $10,799,000
Paradise Valley Unified District Paradise Valley Unified District Maricopa 32,241 1771 $244,767,000
Parker Unified School District Parker Unified School District La paz 1,781 104 $16,726,000
Payson Unified District Payson Unified District Gila 2,420 117 $17,642,000
Pendergast Elementary District Pendergast Elementary District Maricopa 10,019 436 $66,032,000
Peoria Unified School District Peoria Unified School District Maricopa 36,283 1890 $239,517,000
Phoenix Elementary District Phoenix Elementary District Maricopa 6,932 361 $80,149,000
Phoenix Union High School District Phoenix Union High School District Maricopa 27,013 1475 $249,862,000
Blue Ridge Unified District Blue Ridge Unified District Navajo 2,134 100 $16,878,000
Prescott Unified District Prescott Unified District Yavapai 4,037 219 $31,881,000
Queen Creek Unified District Queen Creek Unified District Maricopa 5,878 252 $35,456,000
San Carlos Unified District San Carlos Unified District Gila 1,569 103 $18,682,000
Roosevelt Elementary District Roosevelt Elementary District Maricopa 9,347 518 $82,167,000
Round Valley Unified District Round Valley Unified District Apache 1,306 68 $11,095,000
Saddle Mountain Unified School District Saddle Mountain Unified School District Maricopa 1,496 71 $11,913,000
Safford Unified District Safford Unified District Graham 3,123 151 $21,569,000
Sahuarita Unified District Sahuarita Unified District Pima 6,126 314 $36,693,000
Santa Cruz Valley Unified District Santa Cruz Valley Unified District Santa cruz 3,419 160 $24,496,000
Scottsdale Unified District Scottsdale Unified District Maricopa 23,634 1291 $180,104,000
Show Low Unified District Show Low Unified District Navajo 2,445 119 $16,987,000
Deer Valley Unified District Deer Valley Unified District Maricopa 34,143 1838 $225,501,000
Snowflake Unified District Snowflake Unified District Navajo 2,426 111 $15,555,000
Somerton Elementary District Somerton Elementary District Yuma 2,772 133 $18,468,000
Sunnyside Unified District Sunnyside Unified District Pima 15,810 799 $117,755,000
Tanque Verde Unified District Tanque Verde Unified District Pima 2,083 119 $14,006,000
Tempe School District Tempe School District Maricopa 11,569 701 $99,658,000
Tempe Union High School District Tempe Union High School District Maricopa 13,991 628 $101,747,000
Thatcher Unified District Thatcher Unified District Graham 1,693 93 $9,066,000
Tolleson Elementary District Tolleson Elementary District Maricopa 2,980 151 $19,575,000
Tolleson Union High School District Tolleson Union High School District Maricopa 11,381 448 $65,442,000
Toltec Elementary District Toltec Elementary District Pinal 1,085 54 $8,922,000
Tuba City Unified District Tuba City Unified District Coconino 1,600 104 $22,763,000
Tucson Unified District Tucson Unified District Pima 47,842 2549 $460,057,000
Union Elementary District Union Elementary District Maricopa 2,008 83 $11,513,000
Vail Unified District Vail Unified District Pima 12,251 567 $80,569,000
Washington Elementary School District Washington Elementary School District Maricopa 23,323 1246 $170,069,000
Whiteriver Unified District Whiteriver Unified District Navajo 2,237 138 $23,490,000
Wickenburg Unified District Wickenburg Unified District Maricopa 1,427 80 $11,563,000
Willcox Unified District Willcox Unified District Cochise 1,145 73 $8,867,000
Wilson Elementary District Wilson Elementary District Maricopa 1,172 69 $11,725,000
Window Rock Unified District Window Rock Unified District Apache 1,924 109 $20,612,000
Yuma Elementary District Yuma Elementary District Yuma 8,533 406 $61,141,000
Yuma Union High School District Yuma Union High School District Yuma 10,531 399 $72,144,000
East Valley Institute Of TechnologyEast Valley Institute Of Technology Maricopa 1,422 78 $31,097,000
Sedona-oak Creek Jusd 9 Sedona-oak Creek Jusd 9 Coconino 1,104 63 $9,137,000
Sources:
  • Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/pubschuniv.asp
  • Local Education Agency (School District) Finance Survey (F-33) Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2013-14, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/f33agency.asp