• Higley Unified School District is recognized as one of the top-performing school districts in the state of Arizona. The District serves approximately 12,000 students and includes nine elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. 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 would like to strengthen its reputation for innovation and cutting-edge programs, while ensuring a high quality education. To facilitate this process, the Governing Board partnered with ECRA Group, Inc. (ECRA), a third-party research firm, during the 2016 2017 school year to develop a strategic plan for a future direction based on a shared vision and best practices.
     
    The strategic planning process was designed to authentically engage stakeholders in articulating organizational priorities and values. A disciplined strategic planning process provides clarity of purpose as well as a decision-making framework for the future.
    As part of this process, the board also adopted Mission and Vision statements to describe the overall purpose of the district.