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Title: MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS


1
MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • No Better Place to Learn

2
The Mesa Unified School DistrictIs the States
Largest
67,220 STUDENTS filled Mesas 7,421,133 SCHO
OL BUILDINGS in (Total Sq. Ft.)
87 SCHOOLS A VARIETY OF FOCUS PROGRAMS on
1,408 ACRES OF LAND (at school sites)
200 SQUARE MILES.
3
A Menu of Services and Personnel2009-2010
3,954 TEACHERS (includes all certified
contract employees) instruct
67,220 STUDENTS with the assistance of
5,715 OTHER WORKERS who support instruction
by offering a variety of services
(includes all classified staff, contract
and non-contract)
4
A Menu of Services and Personnel2009-2010
55,353 MEALS served daily 8 million per
year 989 FOOD SERVICES
EMPLOYEES (includes 370 student
employees) 57.9 FREE AND REDUCED
LUNCH (Based on Elementary Schools
enrollment) 131 NURSES AND
HEALTH ASSISTANTS providing health services.
5
A Menu of Services and Personnel2009-2010
407 EMPLOYEES providing a
clean healthy classroom environment
64 EMPLOYEES caring for 1,366 ACRES of
grass, athletic fields courts
116 EMPLOYEES (Plumbers, electricians,
carpenters, painters, refrigeration
technicians and other maintenance people)
keeping schools in good repair
24 MECHANICS (plus 38 staff
members) maintaining approximately
506 BUSES 724 BUS DRIVERS and other
transportation staff 34,000 MILES per day
transporting 19,000 STUDENTS per day and
7,500 FIELD trips per year
449 VEHICLES, operations work trucks, Food
and Nutrition delivery trucks, security
vehicles
6
GRADUATESCLASS OF 2009
Dobson 605 Mesa High 725 Mountain
View 799 Red Mountain 835 Skyline 545 Westw
ood 582 EVA 78 Total Graduates
4,229
7
50,387,991In Scholarships
  • Offered to 1,111 graduating seniors

8
Points of Pride
Entz Elementary is a 2009 Blue Ribbon School.
The U.S. Department of Education announced that
Entz Elementary was named a 2009 National Blue
Ribbon School. It is among four Arizona public
schools to receive the recognition. Recent
National Blue Ribbon Schools are Franklin West
Elementary, Franklin Northeast Elementary, and
Longfellow Elementary
9
Points of Pride
A Red Mountain High School student, was recently
selected as a Flinn Scholar. Only 20 students
from Arizona are selected each year from 400
applications. The scholarship, which offers more
than 60,000 in benefits, provides full tuition
to an Arizona university for four years as well
as a yearly stipend. After the freshman year,
scholars attend a three-week seminar in Eastern
Europe. They also have an additional paid travel
abroad option. Mesa Academy for Advanced
Studies students who won the Elementary Grand
Champion School award in the Arizona Science and
Engineering Fair. Several students also received
individual first place honors. The Academy and
Mesa High School also had many other students who
placed in the top three of their category in this
statewide competition.
10
Points of Pride
Students from Dobson, Mesa, and Red Mountain high
schools who achieved state champion status in the
Arizona Future Problem Solving Bowl. This
academic competition was created to help students
think more creatively and productively about
critical issues. These students will move to the
international competition at Michigan State
University later this month. (2009) Americas
Promise Alliance ranks Mesa Public Schools No. 1
in graduation rates among the nations 50 largest
cities. Standard and Poors named MPS an
Academic Outperformer. The district has also been
honored in Education Week, Newsweek and Money
magazine, which listed us among the Best 100
Districts in America.
11
Points of Pride
Mesa students earned team and individual state
championship standing in Academic Decathlon, We
the People, Forensics League, All-State Music
Festival, Arizona Science and Engineering Fair,
Arizona Future Problem Solving Bowl, Career and
Technical Education competitions, Presidential
Scholar competition, National Academic League,
the National Stock Market Game, World Scholars
Cup, track and field, swimming, wrestling,
diving, girls tennis, spirit line, cheer, pom and
stunt competitions. Porter honored by National
Network of Partnership Schools. At Porter
Elementary, principal Tony LaMantia and his staff
saw the need for parents to have a place of their
own. With funding from a Walmart Neighborhood
Store, Porter opened a Parent Resource Center.
Porter was featured in a recent publication of
the National Network of Partnership Schools.
12
Points of Pride
All six MPS high schools were honored in the 2009
Best High Schools Search by U.S. News World
Report and School Evaluation Services. America's
Choice and the Council of Great Urban Schools
commended MPS for having the lowest high school
dropout rate among the country's large urban
districts. Standard and Poors named MPS an
Academic Outperformer.
13
Points of Pride
Space MissionsThe districts Space Integration
Module program, a Boeing-MPS partnership, will be
featured at the National Science Teachers
Association regional conference in Phoenix in
December (2009). It will also be in the spotlight
at the Space Exploration Educators Conference at
Johnson Space Center in Houston in February.
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  TOTAL   TOTAL
YEAR ENROLLMENT YEAR ENROLLMENT
1945 3,429 1996 70,318
1950 6,208 1997 70,000
1955 8,933 1997 70,793
1960 12,171 1999 72,125
1965 17,673 2000 73,738
1970 22,590 2001 73,981
1975 31,266 2002 47,507
1980 38,142 2003 47,737
1985 51,321 2004 74,916
1990 63,063 2005 71,851
1991 64,455 2006 74039
1992 65,952 2007 72,523
1993 67,488 2008 72,000
1995 70,098 2009 67,220
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ATHLETICS
State Championships Baseball
7 Basketball 25 Football 23 Golf 14 Track
32 Wrestling 6 Softball 4 Volleyball
4 Cross Country 13 Gymnastics 7 Soccer
2 Tennis 7 Swimming Diving
10 Represents both Boys and Girls from 1908 to
present
16
ATHLETICS
2008-2009 5,848 Games, Matches and Meets were
held for students participation in sports
events 7,454 Students participated in
interscholastic athletics
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NATIONAL MERIT
Each year a total of some 55,000 high school
students are honored in the National Merit
Program and the National Achievement Program and
more than 10,500 of the most outstanding
participants receive scholarships worth a total
of 50 million for college undergraduate study.
-- National Merit
Scholarship Corporation 2008-2009 National
Merit Finalists Dobson 5 Mountain
View 6 Red Mountain 7 Skyline 2
18
PERFORMING ARTS
Mesa teens earned 65 choral, 25 orchestra, 20
band and 4 harp positions at the All-State
Festival (2009).
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PERFORMING ARTS
8,439 Number of students who participate in
elementary band and orchestra on a weekly
basis 3,708 Number of students who participate in
junior high band, orchestra, and chorus on a
weekly basis 352 Number of students who
participate in junior high guitar, theory, harp
and steel drum programs on a weekly
basis 2,179 Number of students who participate in
high school band, orchestra, and chorus on a
weekly basis 325 Number of students who
participate in high school guitar, theory, harp
and steel drum programs on a weekly basis
15,003 Total number of students who participate
in instrumental, vocal or other music classes on
a weekly basis
20
ACT and SAT
With an average composite score of 23.5 on the
ACT, Mesa students (2009 graduating class) scored
well above state (21.9) and national (21.1)
averages On the SAT, Mesa Public Schools Class
of 2007 outperformed the previous class, as well
as the state and nation as follows Critical
Reading Math Writing MPS 522 547
499 Arizona 516 521 497 National
501 515 493 Formerly Verbal
21
ACT COMPOSITE SCORES1990-1991 through 2008-2009
22
SAT Critical Reading(Formerly Verbal)
Trends1995-1996 through 2008-2009
23
SAT Math Trends1995-1996 through 2008-2009
24
SAT Writing2005-2006 through 2008-2009
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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGESERVING 6,500
STUDENTSREPRESENTING
Countries 54 (e.g., Syria, Italy,
Thailand) Languages 41 (e.g., Croatian,
Spanish, Taiwanese) Hispanic 18
(e.g., Brazil, Mexico) Native American 6
(e.g., Apache, Pima)
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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGESERVING 6,500
STUDENTSREPRESENTING
Countries
American Samoa Iran Saudi Arabia
Argentina Iraq Serbia
Bolivia Japan South Africa
Bosnia Kenya South Korea
Brazil Kuwait Spain
Cambodia Lebanon Sudan
Chile Malaysia Syria
China Mexico Taiwan
Columbia Micronesia Thailand
Cuba Netherlands Tonga
El Salvador New Zealand Turkey
Ecuador Nicaragua Uganda
Ethiopia North Korea United Arab Emirates
Germany Pakistan Venezuela
Guam Paraguay Vietnam
Guatemala Peru Zambabwe
Haiti Philippines Zambia
Honduras Puerto Rico  
India Russia  
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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGESERVING 6,500
STUDENTSREPRESENTING
Languages
Afrikaans Filipino Russian
French Gujarati Samoan
Amharic Hungarian Serbo-Croatian
Arabic Italian Somali
Armenian Japanese Spanish
Bengali Korean Swahili
Bosnian Kurdish Tagalong
Bulgarian Laotian Thai
Cambodian Latvian Taiwanese
Chinese/Cantonese Lebanese Tongan
Chinese/Mandarin Maya Turkish
Creole Persian Urdu
Croatian Polish Vietnamese
Farsi Romanian  
28
MPS DROPOUT RATE
The MPS dropout rate for grades 7-12 was 2.99
percent and grades 9-12 was 3.66 percent in
2006-2007. This is well below state and national
dropout rates.
29
ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Last spring, 1,300 students took 2,172 AP exams
and scored high enough on 83 percent of the tests
to qualify for college credit. Students
performance on the AP exams means a savings of
thousands of dollars in college expenses.
30
ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PROGRAMS
Focus Schools Crossroads East Mesa Early
Childhood Education Center McKellips Middle
School Riverview High School S.H.A.R.P. Sundown
High School Superstition High School
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ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PROGRAMS
Choice Programs and Schools Biotechnology
AcademyEagleridgeEast Valley Academy
HighFranklin (Basic) Elementary Schools (four
campuses)Franklin Junior High Schools (7th
grade)Health Science High SchoolsHighland Arts
Integrated Program HomeboundK-12 International
Baccalaureate ProgrammeMesa Academy for Advanced
StudiesMesa Distance Learning ProgramMontessori
Programs (three campuses)Sunridge Learning
CenterWorld Studies Academy
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TEACHERS ARE ASSISTED BYTHESE RESOURCES
ANDDEPARTMENTS
Creative Arts Special Education Basic
Skills Psychological Services Science
Guidance Services Social Studies Summer
School Athletics, K-12 P.E. Performing
Arts Community Education Career and Technical
Education Title I Parent University Math
Homework Hotline English Language
Acquisition Extended Learning/Advanced Placement
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ATHLETICSDobson High School State Championships
Cross Country Boys 1997 Swimming Diving
Boys 1987 Swimming Diving Girls 1987 Footbal
l 1987 Softball 1990 Track
Boys 1991 Tennis Boys 1995 Soccer Boys
1999 Basketball Boys 1997 Golf
Boys 2003
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ATHLETICSMesa High School State Championships
Baseball 1927, 1947, 1953, 1957, 1958 Basketball
Boys 1917, 1918, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926,
1933, 1936, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1988,
2004 Football 1928, 1933, 1946, 1947, 1950,
1956, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1990, 1992 Golf 1957,
1979 Track Boys 1950, 1952, 1962, 1982,
1988 Wrestling 1977, 2006, 2007,
2008 Softball 1988 Tennis Boys 1950, 1951, 1952
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ATHLETICSMountain View High School State
Championships
Basketball Girls 1988, 1998 Basketball
Boys 1987, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005,
2006, 2007 Football 1978, 1983, 1986, 1993,
1996, 1997, 2000, 2002 Volleyball 1984,
1988, 1999 Gymnastics Girls 1986, 1987 Golf
Boys 1987, 1991, 1992 Cross-Country Boys 1987,
1991, 1992 Tennis Boys 1988 Tennis
Girls 2008 Baseball 1990, 1998 Track
Boys 1994, 2000, 2003, 2004 Track Girls 1993,
1994, 1995, 1997 Swimming Girls 1998 Wrestling
2000
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ATHLETICSRed Mountain High School State
Championships
Cross-Country Girls 1991 Track Girls 1992,
1996 Golf Boys 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998,
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Wrestling 1994 Footbal
l 2001 Softball 2006 Tennis
Boys 2005 Basketball Girls 2007
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ATHLETICSSkyline High School State Championships
Track - Girls 2006, 2007 Track
Boys 2006 Swimming Boys 2006
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ATHLETICSWestwood High School State Championships
Cross-Country Boys 1964, 1967, 1983, 1990,
1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 Football 1964
, 1988 Gymnastics Girls 1976 Swimming
Boys 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1975, 1976 Track
Boys 1965, 1969, 1973, 1987, 1989, 1990,
1998, 1999 Track Girls 1976, 1977, 1987, 1988,
1989 Volleyball Girls 1993 Softball 1982
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SCHOOL DISTRICTSESTABLISHED
1879 Lehi Elementary School District 1882 Mesa
Elementary School District 1885 Alma Elementary
School District 18 Highland Elementary School
District 1887 Jordan Elementary School
District 1894 Nephi Elementary School
District Exact date not known
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Mesa Union High School District 207Established
December 26, 1907
Elementary Feeder Districts LehiJordanAlmaMesa
NephiHighland
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Elementary Schools DistrictsConsolidated
intoMesa Elementary District 4July 1946
These Districts Included Mesa Elementary School
District Alma Elementary School District Jordan
Elementary School District Lehi Elementary School
District
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Three MPS Historical Milestones
  • 1945-1946 Elementary and high school districts
    consolidated under one administration.
  • 1945-1946 Schools were desegregated.
  • 1951-1952 Changed from a 8-4 organization plan to
    a 6-3-3 plan and Mesa Junior High was born. Mesa
    Junior High was called East Junior High until
    1965 when it was renamed to Mesa Junior High.

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MESA SUPERINTENDENTS
1907- 1909 John Loper, Both Mesa and
Mesa HS Districts (Two School
Boards) 1909-1914 H.Q. Robertson
1914-1917 G. C. Sherwood 1917-1920 H.E.
Matthews 1920-1932 Herman Hendrix 1932-1937 O.P.
Greer 1937-1946 Rulon T. Shepherd 1946-1954 Harvey
L. Taylor (Mesa combined 1953-1967 Rulon T.
Shepherd (One School Board/Two
Districts) 1967-1984 George
Smith 1984-1999 Jim Zaharis 1999-2000 Dale
Frederick 2000-2009 Debra Duvall 2009 -
Present Mike Cowan
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