Examples of the district's unprecedented excellence in education abound. Here's a sample of the impressive achievements that show Mesa Public Schools is the best place to learn!
- 4 Flinn Scholars
- 2 U.S. Presidential Scholars
- 5 All-State music first chairs
- 3,754 high school graduates
- $81,391,826 scholarship awards
- 250,646 service learning hours
- 2 National Merit semifinalists
- Robotics - Westwood High
- Boys basketball - Mesa High
- Marching band - Mesa High
- All-girl pom - Mountain View High
- Swim and dive (individual) - Mesa, Mountain View and Skyline high schools
- Wrestling (individual) - Mesa, Mountain View and Red Mountain high schools
- Tennis (girls team, girls doubles, boys singles) - Mountain View High
- Track and field (individual) - Mountain View and Skyline high schools
- Thespians one act - Mesa High
- A+ Schools of Excellence™, Arizona Educational Foundation - Brinton, Las Sendas, Taft and Whitman elementary schools; Shepherd and Smith junior high schools; Mountain View and Westwood high schools; and Summit Academy.
- Arizona Civic Engagement School of Excellence Award, Arizona Department of Education - Red Mountain and Westwood high schools.
- Arizona Civic Engagement School of Distinction Award, Arizona Department of Education - Dobson High School; Franklin, Rhodes and Shepherd junior high schools; and Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies.
- Arizona Civic Engagement School of Merit Award, Arizona Department of Education - Sirrine Elementary School; Carson, Fremont, Kino, Smith, Stapley and Taylor junior high schools; Mesa, Mountain View and Skyline high schools; and East Valley and Summit academies.
- Dr. Suzie DePrez, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, Distinguished Educational Services Administrator of the Year, Arizona School Administrators
- Nancie Lindblom, history and government teacher, Skyline High School, Lowell Milken Center Fellow
- Michelle Hamilton, director of purchasing and property management, Pinnacle of Achievement Award, Association of School Business Officials International, Tech Expo
- Meredith Hey, fourth- and fifth-grade teacher, Irving Elementary, 2016 Exemplary Teacher, Rodel Foundation of Arizona
- Jennifer Ruiz, sixth-grade teacher, Hawthorne Elementary, 2016 Exemplary Teacher, Rodel Foundation of Arizona
- Loretta Zullo, director of food and nutrition, 2016 Director of the Year, School Nutrition Association of Arizona
- Bridget Goodner, agricultural science teacher, Red Mountain High School, Outstanding First Year Agriculture Award, Arizona Agriculture Teachers Association
- Stephanie Thiel, business and technology teacher, Westwood High School, Outstanding Arizona Marketing Teacher of the Year Award, Arizona Marketing Educators
- Deb Pangrazi, elementary physical education specialist, Administrator of the Year, Arizona Health and Physical Education
- Courtney Teatro, physical education teacher, Stevenson Elementary, PE Teacher of the Year, Arizona Health and Physical Education
- Meredith Schulte, science teacher, Mesa High School, 2015 ASTA Novice Science Teacher of the Year, Arizona Science Teachers Association
- Jeana Whitaker, drama teacher, Westwood High School, Teacher of the Year, Arizona Thespians
- Joanie Seavey, Kids Corner program director, Edison Elementary, Program Line Staff of the Year, Arizona Community Education Association
- Lisa Burleson, special education reading teacher, Poston Junior High School, Middle Level Educator of the Year, Arizona Middle Level Association