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The Latest News

There's a lot happening in our vibrant and growing school district! From events taking place at school, to public information notices we may send out to families, we’ve included all the latest events here on one page. Make it your first stop when you visit our website to ensure you are always aware of what is going on.

Enroll Today

Registration for the 2020–2021 school year is officially open! Families new to our district or families who are thinking about switching to Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) can now download a registration/enrollment packet from our website. After you fill out the packet, return it along with the supporting necessary documents to the school your child will be attending. Thank you for choosing QCUSD! 

Congratulations, Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board

QCUSD Governing Board awarded the Lou Ella Kleinz Excellence in Governance AwardOn Thursday, December 19, the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board was awarded the Lou Ella Kleinz Excellence in Governance Award. This award from the Arizona School Boards Association recognizes an exceptional school board that demonstrates outstanding educational leadership. Only one district is eligible to receive this prestigious award each year. The Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board members are Ken Brague (president), Bill Schultz (vice president), Samantha Davis, Courtney Narancic, and Jennifer Revolt.

Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board members are everyday people in our community elected to this position by public vote. The school board assists the district in planning, budgeting, and implementing school programs. Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board members are elected for four-year terms and are not compensated for the position.

Accelerated, State-of-the-Art Elementary School Comes to Queen Creek

We would like to welcome a new accelerated elementary school, Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary, to the Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) family. QCUSD Governing Board members unanimously voted to approve this name during the December 10, 2019, governing board meeting. A naming committee brought three name recommendations to the governing board for consideration for this new, state-of-the-art school of choice. The Naming Committee consisted of staff, students, administrators, and parents.

Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary School will be a school of choice option for families across the Queen Creek district. This new school will serve students in grades kindergarten through 6th grade and will feature accelerated curriculum, science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) programing, school uniforms, and specialty trained teachers. Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary School, a Leader in Me® Campus, is in the Barney Farms Fulton Home subdivision and will open in July of the 2020–2021 school year.

“On behalf of the QCUSD Governing Board and staff, we are honored to name this school after Katherine Mecham Barney. Naming our newest school after Mrs. Barney honors the great care and commitment that both the Mecham and Barney families have given to our community,” said Dr. Perry Berry, QCUSD superintendent.

In 1948, the Mecham and Barney families bought raw desert to farm cotton where the school is located (Signal Butte and Queen Creek Roads). In fact, the original Barney farmhouse still sits on the land today. Additionally, Katherine’s husband, Newell Barney served on the QCUSD school board for 21 years.

Please visit the Katherine Mecham Barney Elementary website to learn more about our new school.

Elementary #8 - Accelerated Curriculum, School of Choice, Leader in Me, STEAM, Uniforms. Opening July 2020
Important Dates

The 2019–2020 school year is here! We hope that you are aware of these important dates!

  • January 28 - Parent Institute: Internet Safety for Parents from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • January 29 - All Schools Early Release
  • January 30–31 - Running with the Big Dogs at Queen Creek High School (daytime field trip)
  • January 31 - Flyin' with the Firebirds at Eastmark High School for Incoming 9th Graders (daytime field trip)
  • February 3 - Flyin' with the Firebirds at Eastmark High School for Incoming 7th Graders (daytime field trip)
  • February 5 - Incoming Freshman Night at Queen Creek High School at 6:30 p.m.
  • February 11 - Business Partner Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
  • February 11 - Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
  • February 12 - All Schools Early Release
  • February 17 - No School - President’s Day
  • February 26 - All Schools Early Release
Queen Creek Unified School District
20217 East Chandler Heights Road 
Queen Creek, AZ  85142
Phone:  (480) 987-5935
Fax:  (480) 987-9714