Peoria Unified School District (4237)

6330 W Thunderbird Rd
Glendale, AZ 85306-4002
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Peoria Unified School District (4237) ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 44 public schools serving 36,741 students in Peoria Unified School District (4237). This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Peoria Unified School District (4237) have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Arizona public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
44 Schools
2,474 Schools
# Students
36,741 Students
1,138,681 Students
# Teachers
1,924 Teachers
50,929 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Peoria Unified School District (4237), which is ranked within the top 50% of all 602 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 94% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (AZ)
#221 out of 610 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Peoria Unified School District (4237), with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
36%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Peoria Unified School District (4237) and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
42%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Peoria Unified School District (4237) and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
95%
76%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Peoria Unified School District (4237) and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.63
0.65
# American Indian Students
345 Students
55,502 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
5%
# Asian Students
1,056 Students
34,069 Students
% Asian Students
3%
3%
# Hispanic Students
13,515 Students
531,904 Students
% Hispanic Students
37%
47%
# Black Students
1,938 Students
63,785 Students
% Black Students
5%
6%
# White Students
17,971 Students
404,765 Students
% White Students
49%
35%
# Hawaiian Students
117 Students
4,238 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,799 Students
44,324 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
770
16,629
# Students in K Grade:
2,371
80,037
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,346
79,753
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,377
82,851
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,498
82,816
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,457
82,687
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,524
83,739
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,572
84,560
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,655
88,467
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,890
92,012
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,453
94,964
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,463
90,488
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,318
86,306
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,047
92,939
# Ungraded Students:
-
433

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,267 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,274. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,277 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$377 MM
$12,837 MM
This chart display total revenue of Peoria Unified School District (4237) and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$341 MM
$12,727 MM
This chart display total spending of Peoria Unified School District (4237) and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,267
$11,274
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Peoria Unified School District (4237) and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,277
$11,177
This chart display average spending per public school student in Peoria Unified School District (4237) and average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Peoria Unified School District (4237) Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Peoria Traditional School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10851 W Williams Rd
Sun City, AZ 85373
(623) 412-5350
Grades: K-8
| 314 students
Rank: #22.
Sunset Heights Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9687 W Adam Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382
(623) 486-6000
Grades: PK-8
| 1,076 students
Rank: #33.
Vistancia Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
30009 N Sunrise Pt
Peoria, AZ 85383
(623) 773-6500
Grades: PK-8
| 1,112 students
Rank: #44.
Oakwood Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12900 N 71st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85381
(623) 412-4725
Grades: PK-8
| 931 students
Rank: #55.
Lake Pleasant Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
31501 N Westland Rd
Peoria, AZ 85383
(623) 773-6575
Grades: PK-8
| 1,151 students
Rank: #66.
Parkridge Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9970 W Beardsley Rd
Peoria, AZ 85382
(623) 412-5400
Grades: PK-8
| 903 students
Rank: #77.
Paseo Verde Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7880 W Greenway Rd
Peoria, AZ 85381
(623) 412-5075
Grades: PK-8
| 757 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Peoria Flex Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7565 W Peoria Ave Ste A
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 412-5475
Grades: 8-12
| 93 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Sunflower School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5490 W Paradise Ln
Glendale, AZ 85306
(623) 412-5050
Grades: PK-12
| 24 students
Rank: #1010.
Coyote Hills Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
21180 N 87th Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382
(623) 412-5225
Grades: PK-8
| 800 students
Rank: #1111.
Desert Harbor Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
15585 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382
(623) 486-6200
Grades: PK-8
| 756 students
Rank: #1212.
Apache Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8633 W John Cabot Rd
Peoria, AZ 85382
(623) 412-4875
Grades: PK-8
| 732 students
Rank: #1313.
Peoria Ecampus
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6625 W. Cholla
Peoria, AZ 85380
(623) 412-5344
Grades: K-12
| 455 students
Rank: #1414.
Canyon Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5490 W Paradise Ln
Glendale, AZ 85306
(623) 412-5050
Grades: PK-8
| 294 students
Rank: #1515.
Oasis Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7841 W Sweetwater Ave
Peoria, AZ 85381
(623) 412-4800
Grades: PK-8
| 755 students
Rank: #1616.
Frontier Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
21258 N 81st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382
(623) 412-4900
Grades: PK-8
| 947 students
Rank: #1717.
Copperwood School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11232 N 65th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85304
(623) 412-4650
Grades: PK-8
| 693 students
Rank: #1818.
Sunrise Mountain High School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
21200 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85382
(623) 487-5125
Grades: 7-12
| 2,025 students
Rank: #1919.
Zuni Hills Elementary School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10851 W Williams Rd
Sun City, AZ 85373
(623) 412-5275
Grades: PK-8
| 914 students
Rank: #2020.
Centennial High School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
14388 N 79th Ave
Peoria, AZ 85381
(623) 412-4400
Grades: 7-12
| 2,052 students
Rank: #2121.
Liberty High School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9621 W Speckled Gecko Dr
Peoria, AZ 85383
(623) 773-6525
Grades: 7-12
| 2,472 students
Rank: #2222.
Ironwood High School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6051 W Sweetwater Ave
Glendale, AZ 85304
(623) 486-6400
Grades: 7-12
| 1,905 students
Rank: #2323.
Marshall Ranch Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12995 N Marshall Ranch Dr
Glendale, AZ 85304
(623) 486-6450
Grades: PK-8
| 668 students
Rank: #2424.
Cotton Boll School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8540 W Butler Dr
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 412-4700
Grades: PK-8
| 803 students
Rank: #2525.
Foothills Elementary School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
15808 N 63rd Ave
Glendale, AZ 85306
(623) 412-4626
Grades: PK-8
| 666 students
Rank: #2626.
Desert Valley Elementary School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12901 N 63rd Ave
Glendale, AZ 85304
(623) 412-4750
Grades: PK-8
| 520 students
Rank: #2727.
Raymond S. Kellis
(Math: 27% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8990 W Orangewood Ave
Glendale, AZ 85305
(623) 412-5425
Grades: 7-12
| 1,802 students
Rank: #2828.
Santa Fe Elementary School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9880 N 77th Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 486-6475
Grades: PK-8
| 746 students
Rank: #2929.
Kachina Elementary School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5304 W Crocus Dr
Glendale, AZ 85306
(623) 412-4500
Grades: PK-8
| 337 students
Rank: #3030.
Cactus High School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6330 W Greenway Rd
Glendale, AZ 85306
(623) 412-5000
Grades: 7-12
| 1,170 students
Rank: #3131.
Cheyenne Elementary School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11806 N 87th Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 487-5100
Grades: PK-8
| 574 students
Rank: #3232.
Sky View Elementary School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8624 W Sweetwater Ave
Peoria, AZ 85381
(623) 412-4850
Grades: PK-8
| 527 students
Rank: #3333.
Sundance Elementary School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7051 W Cholla St
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 412-4675
Grades: PK-8
| 619 students
Rank: #3434.
Desert Palms Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11441 N 55th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85304
(623) 412-4600
Grades: PK-8
| 461 students
Rank: #3535.
Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10401 N 63rd Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(623) 412-4775
Grades: PK-8
| 660 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Peoria Unified School District (4237)?
Peoria Unified School District (4237) manages 44 public schools serving 36,741 students.
What is the rank of Peoria Unified School District (4237)?
Peoria Unified School District (4237) is ranked #232 out of 602 school districts in Arizona (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Arizona school districts for: Highest graduation rate (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Peoria Unified School District (4237)?
49% of Peoria Unified School District (4237) students are White, 37% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Peoria Unified School District (4237)?
Peoria Unified School District (4237) has a student/teacher ratio of 19:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 18:1.
What is Peoria Unified School District (4237)'s spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $9,277 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 44 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 36,741 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • : 95% (Top 20% in AZ)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 36% (Top 50%)
  • : 42% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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