Higley Unified School District is recognized as one of the top-performing school districts in the state of Arizona. The District serves approximately 13,500 students and includes two preschools, nine elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools and a virtual academy. Stakeholders, including students, parents, employees, and community members, describe the District as having a reputation for academic excellence in the state and a close community that values quality education.
The District spent the 2021-2022 school year reviewing and updating its strategic plan. Leadership worked with stakeholders across the District to ensure all members of our community were represented within the strategic plan process. A video was created to highlight this process that included stakeholder feedback at all levels, including students from preschool to secondary, as well as employee, administrator, and community input. Leadership analyzed this feedback to update the District’s portrait of a graduate and strategic plan, including the mission and vision, and core values. This plan will set the overall goals and steps to achieve them throughout the 2022-2027 school years.