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Dysart Unified School District
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  • SURPRISE, AZ

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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade C+
  4. College Prep
    grade B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B minus
  7. Administration
    grade B minus
  8. Sports
    grade A minus
  9. Food
    grade C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C minus

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15802 N PARKVIEW PL
SURPRISE, AZ 85374
About Dysart Unified School District...

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Grades
PK, K-12
Total Schools
26
Students
24,590
From Dysart Unified School District

The Dysart Unified School District is an exciting, vibrant, and growing community of nearly 24,000 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students in the Northwest Phoenix Metropolitan area. The district encompasses 140 square miles, serving parts of El Mirage, Glendale, Surprise, Youngtown, and Maricopa County. The district is home to 16 K-8 schools, four middle schools, four comprehensive high schools, a preschool, and one alternative program.

Ensuring students are equipped with the skills necessary to meet the challenges and opportunities in a 21st Century society are at the heart of the mission and vision. Dysart schools offers one of the largest selections of academic pathways in the state, allowing students a personalized learning experience while meeting Arizona Academic Standards. Opportunities include full day kindergarten, Career and Technical Education, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, signature programs, and gifted and special education programs.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1110
729 responses
Average ACT
23
605 responses

K-12 iSchool

iSchool opened in 2012 in the Dysart School District, providing innovative, engaging, and flexible online learning opportunities. Since then, it has grown to more than 5,000 students enrolled in a course each semester, with students taking classes to get ahead, catch up, or add flexibility to their schedule. Additionally, more than 60 students are enrolled full time in iSchool.

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
24,590
Free or Reduced Lunch
49.8%

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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,871
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$7,689 / student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    6%

Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$69,076
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,349
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$239,500
National
$217,500

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