Website Accessibility Questions
If you, or someone you know, needs special assistance with a disability to access any content on this web site, please contact our Accessibility Hotline 480. 279.7041 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have an ADA Website grievance you wish to file, please complete Website Accessibility Complaint and Grievance Form. For other, general district questions, please call 480. 279.7000.
Spring Break Office Hours
In observance of our spring break, all school offices will be closed Monday, March 11, through Friday, March 22. All offices will reopen on Monday, March 25
The district office will be open Monday, March 11, through Thursday, March 14 and Monday, March 18, through Thursday, March 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The district office will be closed Friday, March 15 and March 22.
Kids Club camp can be reached at 480.209.2455
If you are new to Higley Unified School District and wish to register your child, please complete the registration packet found online and bring it to the District Office located at 2935 S. Recker Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295 during the dates and times listed above.
Higley Kindergarten Registration, April 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Higley Unified School District will be offering an additional Kindergarten Round-Up night for families interested in enrolling their children for the 2019-20 school year. Registration will take place at all elementary schools.
Kindergarten is open to all children who turn five years old by August 31. There are nine neighborhood schools in the district. Each school offers a rigorous curriculum with specialized programs at various sites. Some of the featured programs include Spanish Immersion, Mandarin Immersion, Project Based Learning and a Traditional Academy.
For additional information, visit our website at www.husd.org/kru.
Preschool Information and Registration Nights
The Higley Unified School District prides itself on providing quality educational experiences. We feel that enriched early childhood environments not only provide extraordinary opportunities for young children, but also form the foundation for a successful educational career.
A variety of programs available for children ages 3-5, including part-time and full-time options, KinderPrep (ages 4-5), Brilliant Beginnings (ages 3-4), STARS (for children with special needs who qualify) and KinderPrep Spanish, Mandarin and THINK! Highly Gifted Academy.
Families interested in any of our programs may attend either event:
Sossaman Early Childhood Development Center Information and Registration Night
6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019
18655 East Jacaranda Boulevard, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Cooley Early Childhood Development Center Information and Registration Night
6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019
1100 South Recker Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Save the Date: Higley Unified School District to host annual Arts Festival April 13
The Higley Unified School District’s Fine Arts Festival will be held Saturday, April 13, at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts and Higley High School courtyard. The event includes hundreds of students performing in dance, music, and theater, along with student art displays and local artists doing live demonstrations of their skills. Food trucks will be on-site. The community can join in chalk drawings and tile painting.
Vendors will open at 8:30 a.m. Performances start at 9 a.m. The event ends at 12:30 p.m.
For more information visit husd.org/fineartsfestival
HYSL Girls Basketball registration open
Registration is now open for Higley Youth Sports League’s next season – girls’ basketball. The season is open to all fifth- and sixth-grade girls at Higley’s nine elementary schools. Practices will begin after spring break. Games will start mid-April.
The Higley Youth Sports League is designed to create an atmosphere of support and shared responsibility so that each and every student athlete will benefit by creating a tremendous mental scrapbook of memories from sports participation.
We are immediately recruiting players and volunteer coaches to participate. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Community Education Department for details.
Registration closes April 7th. Click here to register today!
Summer school options available middle, high school
Registration is now open for summer school. Students wishing to take a high school course must meet with their current counselor prior to registering. Incoming seventh-grade students must meet with their current math teacher prior to registering
High school summer school will be available for credit recovery or acceleration (P.E.) in June 2019. The P.E. course is open to incoming freshmen through seniors. The credit recovery courses are available for incoming sophomores through seniors.
The District will also offer two non-credit options for middle school students: a pre-algebra boost and a mathematics boost course for incoming middle school students who need assistance before next school year.
For more information on summer school, visit www.husd.org/summerschool
Higley earns Excellence in Financial Reporting honor
The Higley Unified School District earned the 2017 Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting honor recently for its FY2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The award is presented by the Association of School Business Officials International. The district has received the honor consistently for more than a dozen years.
THINK! Higley's Highly Gifted Academy Information Meetings
Families can learn more about Higley's THINK! Highly Gifted Academy during a series of upcoming information meetings. The program will be open to students in KinderPrep through 1st grade in the 2019/2020 school year. THINK! provides personalized instruction to actively engage exceptional learners in an innovative thinking enviornment.
Click here for meeting dates.
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Mental Health Community Awareness Events
Information about community events that address a number of mental health and mental wellness topics, including suicide prevention, coping with stress, depression and anxiety, is now available online.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to research information about each program to determine the best fit for their family audience. The page will be updated as other events become available.
Higley Unified School District Parent Presentations
Higley Unified School District will host several parent presentations surrounding the topic of mental health over the next few months. Three of the presentations will be held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Higley Unified School District Office, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert.
Dr. Cheryl Smith, PsyD, LPC will run these events and be available to speak with individuals for 30 minutes following each session. The Dec. 4 event will be run by Community Bridges at Williams Field High School.
April 3: Parent presentation: "Parents being held hostage: 'If you don't let me, I will...'"
May 1: Parent Presentation: "When kids are mad or sad, Not Bad."
Higley Unified School District launched an App this spring as a tool for communication with Higley families. The new system will allow schools to send e-mails, as well as push notifications for those who download the app. In order to receive e-mail communication, families must have a current, up-to-date e-mail address on file with their schools. Families that do not have an updated e-mail with the schools may not receive all the communication being sent.
If you have changed your e-mail in the last few months, created a new e-mail or have not provided an e-mail to your school, please do so as quickly as possible. If your child is rolling up to a new school, your current information will transfer with your child.
If you have not downloaded the App, we encourage you to do so. It can be found in your favorite App store.
All HUSD families should sign up for a ParentVue account. This allows parents to view student grades and absences, as well as see – when they are posted – class schedules and teacher information. The district also uses ParentVue during class selection times at the middle schools and high schools.
Sign up requires an IN PERSON visit to the school office. If you already have a ParentVue account, and your child is moving from one HUSD school to another, no action is required. The updated information will appear when it is available.
If you have questions, please contact your school's office.
Follow us today on Social Media
The District maintains three social media accounts to celebrate school, student and staff accomplishments, as well as update the community on events. We invite you to join us!
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HigleyUnifiedSchoolDistrict
Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/higley365
and Tweet us at: http://www.twitter.com/higleydistrict
Should an emergency situation arise that impacts the school day please visit the school's website where a parent notification will be displayed to provide you with the most up-to-date information.
Kids Club is excited to welcome all families to the 2018 - 2019 school year. We provide before and after school care programs and Kids Club Camps during school breaks to enhance the learning that takes place during the school day for students in preschool through sixth grade.
Kids Club is available at our two Early Childhood Development Centers and at all our elementary schools from 6:00 a.m. until school begins and directly after school until 6:00 p.m.
For more information on Kids Club rates and how to register/schedule please visit our Kids Club page.
If you have any questions, please contact Community Education office at 480.279.7055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Salary Information
Average teacher salary notice per ARS 15-903(E)
$54,070 Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 (budget year)
$47,972 Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 (prior year)
$6,098 Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year
13% Percentage increase.