Why Queen Creek Unified School District?

Our goal is to provide a quality education with the belief that all children can learn. We are proud of the comprehensive pre-K through 12th-grade academic programs we offer to meet the needs for all of our students. We have quality programs that include regular education, gifted education, special education, and early childhood education as well as career and technical education and alternative high school services.

QCUSD Provides a Quality Education

We are a growing district of approximately 10,000 preschool through 12th-grade students, and we are very proud of the high standards of achievement our students and staff have attained. QCUSD students continue to score well above the state average in all areas of math and English language arts.

Our Vision

Queen Creek Unified School District supports the development of the whole child by modeling positive academic, social, and emotional learning through an innovative and challenging curriculum. Learning is maximized by empowering the community, and its members, to partner with us to create safe and secure learning environments for all students. At Queen Creek Unified School District, we expect our students to be successful, compassionate, and productive in their learning so that the next generation of ethical citizens can lead our community both locally and globally.

Our Mission

Queen Creek Unified School District empowers each student to achieve excellence in all pursuits and lead with integrity.

Our Priority Areas and Goals

Student Success

  • Inspire all students to meet or exceed annual, individual, and academic goals.
  • Prepare all students for post-graduation opportunities, responsible citizenship, and competition in a global economy.
  • Empower each student with skills and tools that support being a confident, resilient, and healthy individual.

Safe and Healthy Environment

  • Ensure a safe and secure environment.
  • Teach kindness, respect, and integrity.
  • Provide opportunities that result in meaningful connections, resiliency, and coping skills.
  • Raise awareness of mental health.
  • Enhance diversity related educational opportunities.

Exceptional Personnel

  • Value and support all personnel.
  • Recruit and retain highly qualified, diverse personnel.
  • Maximize purposeful professional development to empower personnel.
  • Encourage new and innovative ideas that foster collaboration, efficiency, and growth within the work environment.

Effective Partnerships

  • Increase partnerships as a way to build mentoring opportunities, internships, and community business involvement.
  • Communicate effectively to promote involvement and maximize opportunities for collaboration with all stakeholders.
  • Ensure transparency by providing information used in the decision-making process.

Effective Operations and Systems

  • Optimize use of funds through fiscal responsibility.
  • Strategize use of resources through balanced planning.
  • Manage district systems efficiently through key performance indicators.
  • Continuously improve facilities and technology.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe that all persons have inherent value and should be treated with dignity.
  • We believe that learning from success and failures creates opportunities for growth.
  • We believe the pursuit of life-long learning is essential for personal development and community growth.
  • We believe that every individual has unique and valuable strengths and perspectives.
  • We believe that trust is vital to develop and maintain healthy relationships.
  • We believe that every individual has the power to affect change in their lives and community.
  • We believe that decisions are best made when all voices are heard and considered.
  • We believe that every person needs to feel safe and the responsibility to ensure safety belongs to every individual.
  • We believe that character development is a partnership between individuals, family, school, and community.

Our District

Queen Creek is a suburban community in the central part of Arizona. Our town has many amenities for growing families and is a short commute from the Phoenix metropolitan area. We’re proud of our small town feel and family atmosphere—a place where you know your neighbors by name.

Queen Creek School District consists of nine kindergarten through 6th-grade schools, two 7th-grade through 8th-grade junior high schools, one 7th through 11th-grade high school, and one 9th through 12th-grade high school. Our enrollment is approximately 10,000+ students. We offer a quality educational program with our top-notch educators and support staff. Our students continue to exceed state and national score averages on their achievement tests. We are dedicated to providing a challenging learning experience for our students in a caring, supportive environment. Queen Creek is a great place to be!

Rich in Tradition

The town of Queen Creek is rich in history and tradition. From our namesakes—the Silver Queen Mine and Picket Post Creek—to our agricultural ties to the land, Queen Creek still retains the small town, neighborly atmosphere for which it was famous. We are proud of the many programs we offer our students and families here in Queen Creek. Our schools have a reputation for educational excellence, and our state school labels prove it. 

The town of Queen Creek dates back to 1912 when families moved to this area to utilize the fertile soil for farming and when mining in this area provided jobs for many homesteaders. The name “Queen Creek” is a combination of names from Pickett Post Creek and the Silver Queen Mine, which operated near Superior, Arizona, in the early 1900s. The creek originated at the base of the mine and flowed down the mountains through our present day town of Queen Creek. The creek is now dry, but our town has plans for keeping the history of this open space and using it for future recreational trails.

Although our town dates back to 1912, it wasn’t incorporated until 1989 when population growth hastened much needed change. Queen Creek currently has more than 62,000 citizens but still retains its small-town feel and charm.

Get Involved

We are hiring! Queen Creek Unified School District encompasses the entire town of Queen Creek and part of southeast Mesa. We are looking for energetic, passionate, and hardworking individuals to join our team. We offer full-time and part-time jobs with competitive salaries and great benefits. With easy freeway access to the heart of Phoenix and great living amenities, Queen Creek Unified is a terrific place to work.

Queen Creek Schools Education Foundation
The Queen Creek Schools Education Foundation (QCSEF) partners with the community and businesses to promote excellence through leadership in education. We encourage responsible citizenship by supplementing financial support for growth and learning opportunities to engage and empower our teachers and students to excel academically through grants and scholarships.

Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The Queen Creek Family Resource Center only works with nonprofit organizations. To make a contribution, please contact us.

Family Resource Center
20435 S. Ellsworth Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(480) 987-5988
(Queen Creek Junior High School campus. Entrance by the student drop-off area.)

The Family Resource Center sends referrals to:

  • Department of Economic Security (D.E.S.)
  • Job Service
  • AHCCCS, Health Care Connect
  • Free Income Tax Service
  • Mental, Dental, Vision
  • Immigration Agencies
  • WIC programs
  • Social Security Offices
  • Clothing/Food Banks
  • Practical Portable Educational Project, Inc. (PPEP)
  • Arizona Interagency Farm-worker Coalition, Inc. (AIFC)
  • Red Cross
  • Community Legal Services
  • Head Start Programs
  • Adult Education Programs
  • Other Agencies

Title I

Through Title I, QCUSD offers McKinney Vento Services.

Your school-age children may qualify for certain rights and protections if your family lives:

  • In a shelter
  • In a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
  • In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
  • Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing to economic hardship

Your eligible children have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment
  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents
  • Enroll in the local school. Or continue attending their school of origin, if that is your preference
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to your children’s need

If you believe your children may be eligible, please visit the Family Resource Center page to find out what services and supports may be available.

Visit the NCHE website for additional Title I information.