Tempe Elementary School District

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Tempe Elementary School District #3
3205 S Rural Rd
Tempe, Arizona 85282
District information
Type Public
Motto “Inspire Excellence... Every child, Every adult, Every day”
Established 1874
Superintendent Christine Busch
Students and staff
Students 11,733 (2015)
Other information
Website http://www.tempeschools.org

The Tempe Elementary School District is a school district in Tempe, Arizona.

The Tempe Elementary School District is located in the heart of the “Valley of the Sun”. It encompasses an area of approximately 36 square miles (93 km2) including not only Tempe but also parts of Phoenix and the Town of Guadalupe. Arizona State University, the fifth largest campus in the nation (with more than 50,000 students) is within the district’s boundaries providing professional and educational opportunities.

The 21 schools in the Tempe Elementary School District consist of 14 elementary schools grades kindergarten through five, a developmental special needs school, an Intervention Learning Program middle school, four middle schools grades six through eight, a k-8 school, and a K-8 traditional school.


  • Getz School

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Aguilar Elementary School
  • Arredondo Elementary School
  • Broadmor Elementary School
  • Carminati Elementary School
  • Curry Elementary School
  • Frank Elementary School
  • Fuller Elementary School
  • Holdeman Elementary School
  • Hudson Elementary School
  • Nevitt Elementary School
  • Rover Elementary School
  • Scales Technology Academy
  • Thew Elementary School
  • Wood Elementary School

Middle Schools[edit]

  • Connolly Middle School
  • Gililland Middle School
  • Fees College Preparatory Middle School
  • Tempe Academy of International Studies - McKemy Campus

K-8 Schools[edit]

  • Ward Traditional Academy
  • Laird School

Native American absenteeism[edit]

In 2007, it launched a program to reduce absenteeism among its 1,200 Native American students. A district supervision commented that some Native American parents had negative perceptions of schools. The program includes liaisons with parents and help with resources ranging from alarm clocks to transportation.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ School aims to cut Indian absenteeism The Arizona Republic; Sept. 24, 2007