Schools in North Phoenix: Public, Private & Charter

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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. See also our extensive School News coverage, and our annual School Test Comparisons and Enrollment Figures.

Each page linked to below includes a link to the school’s boundary map. Or, you can find a home’s district and bus information at mybus.dvusd.org. Enter an address (street number and name only: 1234 Easy).


North Phoenix Schools: The Complete List

Adams Traditional Academy

This K-8 is one of several charter schools run by Choice Academies Inc., providing a traditional education.

Anthem Preparatory Academy

Anthem Prep (grades 9-12) and Anthem Archway Classical (K-8) are part of the GreatHearts network of charter schools, known for rigorous academic standards and similarly rigorous behavioral expectations.

Anthem School

One of four Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public K-8 schools in Anthem, serving mostly residents on the central part of town, east of I-17.

Barry Goldwater High School

One of three Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public high schools in the area, serving primarily residents east of I-17 from the Carefree Highway south to the Loop 101, plus a pocket of residents all around the I-17/Loop 101 intersection. Goldwater attracts students from elsewhere to its renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

Boulder Creek High School

One of three Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public high schools in the area. BCHS serves students from the greater Anthem area, including all residents north of the Carefree Highway up to the Maricopa County border.

Canyon Springs STEM Academy

One of four Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public K-8 schools in Anthem, serving mostly residents west of I-17.

Caurus Academy

Small class sizes, individual attention and an atmosphere of caring anchor Caurus' Montessori-like K-8 offerings. A high school is planned for the 2018-19 school year.

Deer Valley Middle School

A Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public middle school (grades 7-8) serving a broad area centered around the Deer Valley Airport, running north of Happy Valley Road and south of the Loop 101.

Desert Mountain School

A Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public K-8 school serving several communities east of I-17 both north and south of the Carefree Highway, including Sonoran Desert Village, Amber Hills, Stoneledge, La Solana and Desert Hills.

Diamond Canyon School

One of four Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public K-8 schools in Anthem, serving mostly residents on the far eastern side of town.

Esperanza Elementary School

A Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public lower school (pre-K-6) serving students from Jomax Road south to the Loop 101, east of I-17.

Gavilan Peak School

One of four Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public K-8 schools in Anthem, serving mostly residents in the central to western parts of town.

New River Elementary School

A Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public lower school (Pre-K-6) serving residents of New River, north of Anthem on both sides of I-17.

Norterra Canyon School

A Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public K-8 school serving residents along the North Valley Parkway from Jomax Road northward about a mile.

North Valley Christian Academy (NVCA)

Part of the Lutheran Church-MS school network, NVCA is the only K-12 private school in the immediate vicinity.

Ridgeline Academy

A K-8 charter school that aims to provide a rigorous curriculum with high standards and expectations.

Sandra Day O’Connor High School

One of three Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public high schools in the area, serving students west of I-17 from the Carefree Highway south to Pinnacle Peak Road.

Sonoran Foothills School

A Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public Pre-K-8 school serving residents east of I-17 and south of Dove Valley Road.

Stepping Stones Academy

A Pre-K-8 charter school that bills itself as a "family-oriented campus, where parents are always welcome," and takes pride in being a small school.

Stetson Hills School

A Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public K-8 school serving residents west of I-17 from the Loop 303 south to Happy Valley Road.

Sunset Ridge School

A Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) public K-8 school serving residents east of I-17 from the Carefree Highway north to West Desert Hills Drive, including Tramonto.


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