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About Arizona

About Arizona

Arizona has a Department of Education, a State Board, and a State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The State Board consists of 11 members appointed to 4-year terms.

Education law and structure

Education law and structure

  • Education in State Constitution: Article 11: Sections 1-11

  • Education in State Statutes: Title 15: Chapters 1-19

  • State Board Members: 11 Members; Appointed; 4-year term

  • Education Authorities: DoEd; State Board; State Superintendent

Education Leadership

Education leadership

  • State Governor: Katie Hobbs

  • State Superintendent of Education: Tom Horne

  • Local school board members: The easiest way to contact your local school board members is to use an online search tool like XQ or simply look up your school district’s website online. There will almost always be a section of the district website listing the names and contact information of your local school board members. If their contact information is not listed, call your school’s office to request that information.

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Education Stats And Facts

  • According to Arizona School Report Cards, there are 732 public school districts in the state. Of these, 228 are traditional, 457 are charter, and 47 are other school organizations like college prep schools, accelerated schools, and art or science academies. There are exactly 2,485 public schools in Arizona. They are broken down into 1,563 district schools, 596 charter schools, 278 career and technical education district schools (CTED), and 48 other specialized public schools.

    Arizona has over 1,151,000 students enrolled in public K-12 schools. Of those students, 930,000 attend district public schools, and the remaining 221,000 attend public charter schools.


Here we’ve collected links to additional resources so you can become better acquainted with your state system.