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  • Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:49:19 MST

    Franklin Junior High School and Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies received the prestigious award for overall excellence in education.
  • Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:44:27 MST

    Seniors from Mesa, Mountain View and Westwood high schools have been named to the elite list of students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:45:03 MST

    For the second year in a row, Mesa Public Schools was the only Arizona district to be recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
  • Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:37:11 MST

    At their Sept. 11 Governing Board meeting, members proclaimed Citizenship Day on Sept. 17 and Constitution Week from Sept. 17 to 23 in Mesa Public Schools.
  • Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:47:17 MST

    Parents of ninth-graders are invited to preview the district's sexual-awareness curriculum and meet the teachers Aug. 13; parents of seventh-graders, Aug. 22.
  • Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:01:04 MST

    The Gifted and Talented department specialist has been named one of the nation's top STEM educators.
  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:24:59 MST

    Red Mountain High School and the City of Mesa are once again teaming up for a unique summer theater production. "It's a musical that features all actors with special needs," says Matt Erickson, director and Red Mountain High theatre teacher. "They're the stars." Three years ago, Mesa's Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities department approached Erickson with an idea for the city's...
  • Thu, 07 Jun 2018 17:03:57 MST

    Mesa is one of 25 organizations in the country to receive up to a $40,000 2018-19 FAFSA Completion Challenge Grant from National College Access Network. The district received the grant to meet the challenge of increasing the Class of 2019's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rate by at least five percentage points, as compared to the Class of 2018. The grant is funded by...
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 16:24:34 MST

    Dobson High senior Kelli Brown is one of 22 Arizona students to earn the scholarship award from the Flinn Foundation.
  • Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:41:34 MST

    After a successful 20-year partnership with Boeing, Mesa Public Schools' Aeronautical Center of Exploration (ACE) has debuted an exciting new activity. Fifth-grade students now visiting ACE at Salk Elementary learn how to fly a drone, thanks to Boeing engineers who designed the activity and curriculum. "This will help students plan their careers in aviation and science, technology, engineering...
  • Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:49:29 MST

    Four Mesa schools have been named among the best K-12 public schools in the state. These outstanding schools are winners of 2018A+ School of Excellence™awards from the Arizona Educational Foundation: Field Elementary School, Scott Cumberledge, principal Irving Elementary School, Penny Briney, principal Red Mountain High School, Jared Ryan, principal Zaharis Elementary...
  • Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:10:59 MST

    At a special meeting March 6, the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board unanimously voted to enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Ember Conley as the next superintendent of schools. "We had three strong finalists, which made our decision incredibly difficult," says Governing Board President Ben Smith. "The board looks forward to working with Dr. Conley as we lead the district to future...
  • Tue, 06 Mar 2018 10:07:12 MST

    Red Mountain High School's Robin Jackson, and Westwood High School's Katrina Clontz, Hanna Morgan and Jessica Yan have won scholarships from the Mesa Citizen of the Year Association.
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:57:22 MST

    At a special board meeting Feb. 22, 2018, the Mesa Public Schools Governing Board selected three finalists for the position of superintendent of schools. The finalists are: Dr. Anna Battle, current assistant superintendent of operations at Tempe Union High School District Dr. Ember Conley, current superintendent of Park City School District in Utah Dr. Shaun Holmes, current assistant...
  • Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:41:16 MST

    Mesa Public Schools won more 2016-17 Civic Engagement awards than any other district in the state.
  • Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:10:23 MST

    Mesa Public Schools superintendent will complete distinguished career at the end of the 2017-18 school year.
  • Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:17:13 MST

    Thanks to four new grant awards from Boeing, Mesa Public Schools continues to offer innovative student-learning and professional development opportunities. Boeing has provided $301,000 to fund science, technology, engineering and math grants, including: Engineering Is Elementary for pre-kindergarten to sixth-grade students — $77,000 Claiming the Evidence: Promoting STEM Thinking in...
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:13:44 MST

    Franklin educators will accept the nation's most prestigious school award in Washington, D.C., in November.
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:32:49 MST

    At their Sept. 12 Governing Board meeting, members proclaimed Citizenship Day on Sept. 17 and Constitution Week from Sept. 17 to 23 in Mesa Public Schools.
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:30:50 MST

    NationalMerit® Scholarship Program semifinalists hail from Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain and Westwood high schools.

Mesa Public Schools

As Arizona's largest school district, Mesa Public Schools is nationally recognized for excellence in teaching and support services, and for student achievement in academics, sports, creative and performing arts, and career and technical programs.

We offer many options for students in preschool through 12th grade. MPS is a leader in providing outstanding K-12 comprehensive programs at all of our neighborhood schools and an exciting variety of educational choices for families.