Dysart Unified District


The Dysart Unified District in Arizona operates 25 schools, including 16 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 5 high schools, serving the cities of Surprise and El Mirage. The district as a whole is ranked 159 out of 540 districts in Arizona and is rated 4 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger.

Several schools stand out in the district, including Freedom Traditional Academy, which is ranked 86 out of 1,245 Arizona elementary schools and has a 5-star rating, with exceptional test scores. Canyon Ridge School and Western Peaks Elementary also have strong rankings and test scores, while Marley Park Elementary has consistently high performance across grades 3-8.

However, the data also reveals stark contrasts in academic performance, with a correlation between socioeconomic status and student outcomes. Schools with higher rates of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, such as Dysart Middle School and Thompson Ranch Elementary, tend to have lower test scores. The middle schools in the district also appear to be struggling, with lower test scores and higher dropout rates compared to the elementary and high schools.

District Detail

 15802 N Parkview Pl
Surprise, AZ 85374-7466

 (623) 876-7000

SchoolDigger Rank:
159th of 540 Arizona districts

See the 2023 Arizona District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 23,173

Primary Schools: 17
Middle Schools: 4
High Schools: 5
Alternative Schools: 0
We found 26 schools.

SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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