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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Mesa Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Mesa, AZ. It has 63,358 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
63 East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201
Telephone
(480) 472-0200
Website

Mesa Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1170
1,360 responses
Average ACT
26
817 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
63,358
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,248
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$480,253,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,431/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    6%

Mesa Unified School District Reviews

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I've attended Mesa Public Schools since Pre-k. Each school offers a diverse community of students, teachers, and parents. The sense of community we all have is unmatched. Despite being the largest school district in the state, I've found that they seem to often fall in the shadows of the other districts. However, in the last few years, there has been an evident change in the quality of knowledge here in the East Valley. They've integrated technology into all schools K-12, with all high school students getting their own laptops and each classroom having their own "Smart Boards." Sports-wise, students from all different kinds of sports are getting recruited to play at famous NCAA schools. Last summer, they even got a new superintendent who seems to be eager to take the district in a positive direction. I see success on the horizon for current MPS students, & the future is bright!
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I just moved here from Oregon and started school a month late, due to the fact school in Oregon did not start until September and school in Arizona started in August. I moved here and was put in three AP classes and an honors class. The school was unfamiliar, people were different, and it was incredibly hot! Luckily, I met many charismatic students and teachers. With their help, my academics are flourishing and my social life is grown. This school district is perfect for someone who wants to express their selves without the fear of rejection.
So far the schools I have attended In the Mesa public district have been very nice. Most of the teachers I have had have been great teachers, caring and very disciplinary. Administration is pretty decent, they are helpful whenever there is a problem and have a solution most of the time. The students are friendly and kind, the school I’ve attended definitely have had a great ambience. Mesa Public schools is a great district I’ve enjoyed going to their schools and learning from their teachers.