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July 22nd, 2014Community Newsletter


July 22nd, 2014The Best Day of the Year at Phoenix Elementary District #1

Students’ Bright Shining Faces Return to School July 30, 2014


May 29th, 2014Magnet Traditional One of Sixteen National Schools Honored


A Tradition of Excellence Since 1871


Phoenix Elementary School District #1 is steeped in heritage and tradition in the heart of Phoenix and dedicated to the total development of every preschool through eighth grade student enrolled by setting high expectations for each child and fostering academic leadership.

Phoenix Elementary School District #1 is a proud partner with the Maricopa County Educational Service Agency (MCESA) in the TIF 4 Grant. In alignment with the United States Department of Education’s (USDOE) vision for the grant, PESD #1 believes in the importance of developing:

  • A common vision of instruction based on rigorous evaluation tools for teachers, instructional coaches and principals
  • Professional development for staff aligned with the evaluation instruments
  • Compensation systems providing opportunities for significant increases to teacher salaries aligned to performance
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Thank you to: Steve Ferguson for donating the candid photography of our students & Duke Photography for donating the portraits of cabinet and board members
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