Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit, do business in and educate your children in.
The Scottsdale Unified School District is a school district with its headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The 112-square-mile district serves most of Scottsdale, most of Paradise Valley, a portion of Phoenix, and a portion of Tempe.Its 22 schools earning the state’s highest rating, Excelling. All SUSD schools are rated as Performing, Performing Plus, Highly Performing or Excelling by the Arizona Department of Education. The Scottsdale area including some areas not part of the City of Scottsdale itself; specifically, the district includes most of the town of Paradise Valley and parts of Tempe and Phoenix in addition to most of Scottsdale. The district has about 27,000 students and approximately 1,800 certified and 1,000 classified employees; five comprehensive high schools, six middle schools, three K-8 schools, sixteen elementary schools, and one alternative school.