North Phoenix boasts a wealth of K-12 options, from private to charter schools and the public Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD). See each one below for information on academic mission and highlights.
Prior to the start of the 2017-18 school year, In&Out Magazine and North Phoenix News analyzed DVUSD’s enrollment situation to learn when, where and why any new schools might be needed as the region’s population shifts.
Population growth between Happy Valley Road and Carefree Highway will soon force construction of another elementary school to accommodate new students. Meanwhile, other DVUSD schools are shrinking.
Boulder Creek is the largest DVUSD high school right now. But if projections hold, it will have fewer students than Sandra Day O’Connor High School and Barry Goldwater High School by fall 2024.
DVUSD expects to build another elementary school sometime in the next decade, but not in the Anthem area, where enrollment is declining.
Each spring, Arizona public schools administer a statewide achievement test to students in grades 3–12. The AzMERIT (Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching) test results are released each fall. We compile and analyze the results for schools in North Phoenix.
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Looking to Open Enroll?
Through Open Enrollment, your child has the opportunity to attend any school of their choice, if capacity permits. For more info, click here.