Welcome to MPS Special Education

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Our Promise

Every student in Mesa Public Schools is known by name, served by strength and need, and graduates ready for college, career, and community.


Until everyone succeeds!


The Special Education Team commits to creating and refining systems that support learning and social emotional competence at the classroom level.

We are relentless in advocating that all students will have an individualized learning experience that prepares them to meet their goals. In our work we are innovative, collaborative, courageous and kind, recognizing relationships matter.


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Every student in Mesa Public Schools is known by name, strength and need, and graduates ready for college, career and community. Our Special Education Programs are designed to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of our students, ensuring their post-secondary readiness and success. The MPS Special Education Department provides educational opportunities for all students with disabilities, ages 3-22. Every student is educated to the maximum extent possible with their nondisabled peers. However, MPS has a variety of special classes that are designed to meet each student's unique needs. These decisions are made on an individual basis, with input from the entire team.

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To learn more about our special education programs,

click on the following links below.


54th Student Service Awards (04.18.23)
Special Education University

Universidad de Educación Especial

Click Here to Provide Input

Haga clic aquí para proporcionar información

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Link to ADE Parent Survey Results 2021
AZ Department of Ed Survey Information
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SPED Organizational Chart

22-23 Director's Feeder Pattern

Procedural Safeguards

Multiple Languages

Raising Special Kids
ADE Parent Resources
ADE Dyslexia Handbook
Council for Exceptional Children
Parent University
AZ Center for Disability Law
SPED Acronyms
My child was referred for SPED

What's next?

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Sign Language Interpreter Request

Community Member Accommodations Request Form

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Crisis Help

If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone immediately, please don't wait. Call 911 or 988 or contact one of the following resources immediately.

Teen Lifeline
Calling available 24/7. Texting available 12pm-9pm on weekdays and 3pm-9pm on weekends. Peer counselors are still available from 3pm to 9pm every day.
602-248-8336 (TEEN)
800-248-8336 (TEEN)

Crisis Text Line
Text "START" or "HELLO" to 741741

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Post-Secondary Transition Services & Supports

Junior High & High School

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Contact Us
How is our service?

¿Cómo es nuestro servicio?

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Special Education Main

(480) 472-0710


Special Education Records

(480) 472-0605


Records Request

Send records requests to spedrecords@mpsaz.org

The following information
is needed

Student Full Legal Name

Student Date of Birth

Parent\Guardian Name

Parent\Guardian contact
(email or phone)

Student ID if available

School last attended and Year

Copy of requestors ID

Email to send records to


Schools may submit information of school letterhead in lieu of ID.

District Special Education Office
1025 North Country Club Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201