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! 

By the Numbers. 23 A+ schools of excellence, 16 civic engagement schools,6 PBISAz award schools, 3,754 graduates, $81 million scholarships, 9 National Merit finalists, 4 Flinn scholars, 65,173 students, 19 state champion titles, 12,955 CTE students, 331 Montessori students, 1,405 International Baccalaureate students, 2,817 Franklin Traditional students, 5,493 high school athletes, 3,273 junior high athletes, 15,445 students ina music program, 250,646 service learning hours, 8,684 employees, 4,919 classified, 3,775 certified, 50% advanced degrees, 23 National Board Certified, 16 state-level recognized, 3 national recognized, 92,132 hours of professional development, 35 languages spoken, 37,148 daily bus miles, 29,655 student riders, 18,672 daily breakfasts, 39,749 daily lunches, 12,000 social media followers, district spending: $372 million maintenance and operations, $45 million federal and state projects, $27 million classroom site fund, $8 million capital.

Our students

  • 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

State champions

  • 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

Schools

  • 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 SchoolCarson, Fremont, Kino, Smith, Stapley and Taylor junior high schools; Mesa, Mountain View and Skyline high schools; and East Valley and Summit academies.

Employees

  • 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