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Scottsdale Schools

There are 41 private schools in Scottsdale serving 3,427 students. The student/teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state private school average of 9:1. For those with special needs children, Scottsdale offers a significant array of private schools to meet your needs such as Devereux - Arizona, Gateway Academy and Brightmount Academy (Special Program, K-12, one-on-one instruction).

Scottsdale currently has 61 primary and secondary schools including a number of highly ranked private schools such as the Basis School Inc. (charter school), Foothill Academy and Great Hearts AcademiesScottsdale Preparatory.

Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD)

SUSD prides itself on its academic achievements and places an emphasis on student extracurricular activities in academic challenges, music, theater and sports. Average SAT scores exceed both state and national averages. SUSD had a 90 percent graduation rate in 2016/17. In 2015, five SUSD students earned perfect scores on the ACT and two earned perfect SAT scores. There were four schools recognized at the 2016 World Renowned Robotics, including Chaparral High School, Saguaro High School, Hohokam Traditional School and Yavapai Elementary School.  

Scottsdale Unified School District's Average SAT scores:

Source: 2016 Applied Geographic Solutions
National: 1490
Arizona: 1552
Scottsdale: 1624

Higher Education

Scottsdale and the Greater Phoenix area are home to some of the states highest accredited higher education institutions which offer programs for both professional and technical training. Institutions include:

Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU is one of the largest public universities in the United States with more than 83,000 students on four campuses across Greater Phoenix.

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD)

MCCCD is one of the largest networks of community colleges in the nation with more than 265,000 students. It offers more than 1,000 occupational programs to propel the region’s workforce.

Grand Canyon University (GCU)

GCU is a premier private university that prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders. Scottsdale and the Greater Phoenix metro area offer many smaller colleges and specialized institutions with virtually unlimited options to continue your educational growth.

Percentage of Population with a college degree:

Source: 2016 Applied Geographic Solutions
National: 29.4%
Arizona: 27.2%
Scottsdale: 60.59%

Featured Universities & Colleges

Arizona State University (ASU) - SkySong The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center

One of the most dynamic centers for innovation, technology and economic expansion in the western United States

Arizona State University (ASU)

W.P. Carey School of Business Ranked in top 25 in Global Business Schools

Mayo Clinic/ASU Medical School

Highly ranked medical school at the Mayo Clinic Hospital

Scottsdale Community College

Nationally recognized academics with seamless university transfer

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Ranked # 1 “International” Full-Time MBA

University of Phoenix

One of the nation’s largest private universities specializing in business curriculum

University of Arizona - Medical School

State-of-the-art medical school with Phoenix campus