Dysart Unified School District

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Dysart Unified School District is an "A" labeled school district in Maricopa County, Arizona. It serves the towns of El Mirage and Surprise.

Elementary Schools[edit]

Elementary schools in this district serve grades K-8 in the following schools:

  • Ashton Ranch Elementary School
  • Canyon Ridge Elementary School
  • Cimarron Springs Elementary School
  • Countryside Elementary School
  • Dysart Elementary School
  • El Mirage Elementary School
  • Kingswood Elementary School
  • Luke Elementary School
  • Marley Park Elementary School
  • Mountain View Elementary School
  • Parkview Elementary School
  • Rancho Gabriela Elementary School
  • Riverview Elementary School
  • Sonoran Heights Elementary School
  • Sunset Hills Elementary School
  • Surprise Elementary School
  • Thompson Ranch Elementary School
  • West Point Elementary School
  • Western Peaks Elementary School

High schools[edit]

High schools in Dysart USD
Information Dysart Shadow Ridge Valley Vista Willow Canyon
Location El Mirage Surprise Surprise Surprise
Year opened 1963 2009 2006 2003
School colors Red, white, black Burgundy, gold, black Purple, black, silver Midnight blue, silver
School mascot Demon Stallion Monsoon Wildcat
Principal Amy Hartjen Michael Hawkins Roberta Lockhart Anthony Capuano
Enrollment 1,612 1,752 2,467 2,125

Information Technology[edit]

In December 2009, Dysart Unified School District became the first Arizona School District to switch nearly one-third, or 3,000 of their desktop computer systems to a Linux based operating system from the proprietary Microsoft Windows. The executive director of business services for the district estimated that the switch saved the district nearly $108,000 in what would have been used to pay for an annual license fee for the Windows OS and Office software. The upgraded systems were approximately five to six years old, and were said to be too old to invest in upgrades to the latest Microsoft product. After revisions in April 2010, the Arizona Department of Education now requires public and charter schools to consider free and open source software in development of new IT plans.[1]

References[edit]


Dysart Unified School District http://www.dysart.org/