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July, 2008. The Mesa Unified School District Is the States Largest 72,000STUDENTS filled Mesas 7,372,000*SCHOOL BUILDINGS in (Total Sq. Ft.) 87SCHOOLS.

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1 July, 2008

2 The Mesa Unified School District Is the States Largest 72,000STUDENTS filled Mesas 7,372,000*SCHOOL BUILDINGS in (Total Sq. Ft.) 87SCHOOLS & A VARIETY OF FOCUS PROGRAMS on 1,390 ACRES OF LAND (at school sites) 200 SQUARE MILES.

3 July, 2008 A Menu of Services and Personnel ,600TEACHERS (includes all certified contract employees) instruct 72,000STUDENTS with the assistance of 5,700OTHER WORKERS who support instruction by offering a variety of services (includes all classified staff, contract and non-contract)

4 July, 2008 A Menu of Services and Personnel ,587MEALS served daily 8 million per year 1,010FOOD SERVICES EMPLOYEES (includes 504 student employees) 46%FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH (Based on Elementary Schools enrollment) 130NURSES AND HEALTH ASSISTANTS providing health services.

5 July, 2008 A Menu of Services and Personnel EMPLOYEES providing a clean healthy classroom environment 67EMPLOYEES caring for 1,366ACRES of grass, athletic fields & courts 138EMPLOYEES (Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, refrigeration technicians and other maintenance people) keeping schools in good repair 26MECHANICS (plus 38 staff members) maintaining approximately 471BUSES 735BUS DRIVERS and other transportation staff 31,000MILES per day transporting 20,000STUDENTS per day and 7,500FIELD trips per year 463VEHICLES, operations work trucks, Food and Nutrition delivery trucks, security vehicles

6 July, 2008 GRADUATES CLASS OF 2008 Dobson645 Mesa High765 Mountain View820 Red Mountain816 Skyline527 Westwood583 EVA 90 Total Graduates 4,292

7 July, 2008 $41,803,837 In Scholarships Offered to 1,121 graduating seniors

8 July, 2008 Points of Pride Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education recognized the districts biotechnology program with the Pathways to Higher Education Award. We the People Team won the Arizona State Championship for the 11th time in a dozen years. The team won the national championship in 2002 and has placed among the top five nationally several times. Standard & Poors upgrade the districts bond rating to AA- from A+.

9 July, 2008 Points of Pride Debra Duvall was named 2008 Arizona Superintendent of the Year by the Arizona School Administrators Association. Irene Frklich has been selected to receive the Distinguished Administrator Award for the Educational Services Division with the Arizona Schools Administrators. Fredi Buffmire received the award for the elementary division. Mary Ann Price, principal of Roosevelt Elementary Schools, was awarded the Mesa Professional Educators award in recognition of outstanding education leadership for Dr. Cindy Gardner, Carson Junior High band director, received the Arizona State University Music Mentor Teacher Award.

10 July, 2008 Points of Pride The district received a $1 million Teaching American History grant. Intel Corporation gave a $40,000 grant to the Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies for a pilot to integrate technology training, science and mathematics. The Academy will be used as a training facility to model these teaching techniques. Las Sendas Elementary will be presented with an award by the United Food Bank for having donated the most food of all Mesa Elementary Schools - 3,000 pounds more than any other Mesa elementary school. Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education recognized the districts biotechnology program with the Pathways to Higher Education Award.

11 July, 2008 Points of Pride U.S. News and World Report named Dobson, Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain and Skyline in its Best High Schools 2008 Search. Americas Promise Alliance named the district as No. 1 in graduation rates among the nations 50 largest cities. Three students in the top 10 of the Maricopa County Regional spelling bee. Stapley Junior Highs National Academic League team took second place in the national championship. Crossroads won one of the three awards at the Model United Nations for best festival of nations.

12 July, 2008 Points of Pride Franklin Northeast received the 2007 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools Award. Lehi Elementary recently received a grant from the Friends of the Southwest Regional Library. Lehi received $3,000 towards new books, with emphasis on non-fiction books - an area of interest for Lehi students. They also donated books for use in our new and used book sale to support the Lehi Library program. Rosanne Perry, Lehi Media Specialist was the recipient of the grant. Falcon Hill Elementary was a McDonalds Readers Are Leaders Award Winner and received a $1,000 grant to enhance their school library book collection.

13 July, 2008 Points of Pride Implemented districtwide emergency management program with training for site teams using Connect-ED phone notification system and Rapid Responder planning. Implemented the Acuity and Turn Leaf programs Intel Corporation gave a $40,000 grant to the Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies for a pilot to integrate technology training, science and mathematics. The Academy will be used as a training facility to model these teaching techniques. Co-sponsored Latino Town Hall with Mesa Community College and the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens. Qwest Foundation donates $5,000 to the Mesa Arts Center for students at Lowell Elementary to pilot a program that will integrate arts into reading and social studies lessons.

14 July, 2008 ENROLLMENT TOTAL YEARENROLLMENTYEARENROLLMENT 19453, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,098

15 July, 2008 ATHLETICS State Championships* Baseball 7Basketball25 Football 23Golf14 Track 32Wrestling 5 Softball 4Volleyball 4 Cross Country 13Gymnastics 7 Soccer 2Tennis 6 Swimming & Diving 10 *Represents both Boys and Girls from 1908 to present

16 July, 2008 ATHLETICS 5,635Games, Matches and Meets were held for students participation in sports events 7,014Students participated in interscholastic athletics

17 July, 2008 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 National Merit Finalists Dobson8 Mountain View5 Red Mountain3 Skyline2

18 July, 2008 PERFORMING ARTS Mesa ninth through twelfth grade music students earned 86 (43 percent) choral positions, 22 (18.4 percent) band position and 18 (16 percent) orchestra positions, including winds, percussion and strings in the 2007 All-State Music Festival of Honor. Mesa students led All-State by holding 26 percent of the total positions.

19 July, 2008 PERFORMING ARTS 8,933Number of students who participate in elementary band and orchestra on a weekly basis 3,702Number of students who participate in junior high band, orchestra, and chorus on a weekly basis 551Number of students who participate in junior high guitar, theory, harp and steel drum programs on a weekly basis 2,275Number of students who participate in high school band, orchestra, and chorus on a weekly basis 410Number of students who participate in high school guitar, theory, harp and steel drum programs on a weekly basis 15,871Total number of students who participate in instrumental, vocal or other music classes on a weekly basis

20 July, 2008 ACT and SAT With an average composite score of 23.6 on the ACT, Mesa students (2007 graduating class) scored well above state (21.8) and national (21.2) 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*MathWriting MPS Arizona National *Formerly Verbal

21 July, 2008 ACT COMPOSITE SCORES through

22 July, 2008 SAT Critical Reading (Formerly Verbal) Trends through

23 July, 2008 SAT Math Trends through

24 July, 2008 SAT Writing through

25 July, 2008 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SERVING 11,500 STUDENTS REPRESENTING Countries:66 (e.g.., Syria, Italy, Thailand) Languages:50 (e.g.., Croation, Spanish, Taiwanese) Hispanic:18 (e.g., Brazil, Mexico) Native American: 6 (e.g.., Apache, Pima)

26 July, 2008 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SERVING 11,500 STUDENTS REPRESENTING Countries: American SomaHondurasPhillipines ArgentinaHungaryPoland BahamasIndiaPuerto Rico BoliviaIranRomania BosniaIraqRussia BrazilItalySaudi Arabia BulgariaJapanSerbia CamaroonKazanstanSouth Africa CambodiaKenyaSouth Korea CanadaKuwaitSpain ChileKyrgyzstanSri Lanka ChinaLatviaSudan ColumbiaLebanonSweden Costa RicaLithuaniaSyria CubaMelaysiaTaiwan EgyptMexicoThailand El SalvadorMicroneisaTonga EnglandNepalTurkey EquadorNetherlandsUganda EthiopiaNew ZealandUkraine FranceNicaraguUnited Arab Emirates GermanyNorth KoreaUzbekistan GhanaOmanVenezuela GreenlandPakistanVietnam GuamPanamaZaire GuatemalaParaguayZambabwe HaitiPeruZambia

27 July, 2008 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SERVING 11,500 STUDENTS REPRESENTING Languages: AfrikaansFilipinoRussian AkanFrenchSamali AmharicGermanSamoan ArabicGujaratiSerbo-Croatian ArmenianHungarianShona BahasaItalianSpanish BangiaJapaneseSunda BengaliKazahnSwahlei BerberKoreanSwedish BosnianKurdisTaglog BulgarianKyrgyzTahi CambodianLaotianTaiwanese ChamerroLatvianTongan Chinese/CantoneseLebaneseTurkish Chinese/MandarinMayanUrdu CreolePersianUzbek CroatianPolishVietnamese FarsiRomanian

28 July, 2008 MPS DROPOUT RATE The MPS dropout rate for grades 7-12 was 2.99 percent and grades 9-12 was 3.66 percent in This is well below state and national dropout rates.

29 July, 2008 ADVANCED PLACEMENT Last spring, 1,192 students took 2,169 AP exams and scored high enough on 81.7 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 July, 2008 ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PROGRAMS Focus Schools Crossroads East Mesa Early Childhood Education Center McKellips Middle School Power Middle School Riverview High School S.H.A.R.P. Sundown High School Superstition High School

31 July, 2008 ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PROGRAMS Choice Programs and Schools Biotechnology Academy Eagleridge East Valley Academy High Franklin (Basic) Elementary Schools (four campuses) Health Science High Schools Highland Arts Integrated Program Homebound K-12 International Baccalaureate Programme Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies Mesa Distance Learning Program Montessori Programs (three campuses) Sunridge Learning Center World Studies Academy

32 July, 2008 TEACHERS ARE ASSISTED BY THESE RESOURCES AND DEPARTMENTS: 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

33 July, 2008 ATHLETICS Dobson High School State Championships Cross Country – Boys1997 Swimming & Diving – Boys1987 Swimming & Diving – Girls1987 Football1987 Softball1990 Track – Boys1991 Tennis – Boys1995 Soccer – Boys 1999 Basketball – Boys1997 Golf – Boys2003

34 July, 2008 ATHLETICS Mesa High School State Championships Baseball1927, 1947, 1953, 1957, 1958 Basketball – Boys1917, 1918, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1933, 1936, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1988, 2004 Football1928, 1933, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1990, 1992 Golf`1957, 1979 Track – Boys1950, 1952, 1962, 1982, 1988 Wrestling1977, 2006, 2007 Softball1988 Tennis – Boys1950, 1951, 1952

35 July, 2008 ATHLETICS Mountain View High School State Championships Basketball – Girls1988, 1998 Basketball – Boys1987, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Football1978, 1983, 1986, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002 Volleyball1984, 1988, 1999 Gymnastics – Girls1986, 1987 Golf – Boys1987, 1991, 1992 Cross-Country – Boys1987, 1991, 1992 Tennis – Boys1988 Baseball1990, 1998 Track – Boys1994, 2000, 2003, 2004 Track – Girls1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 Swimming – Girls1998 Wrestling2000

36 July, 2008 ATHLETICS Red Mountain High School State Championships Cross-Country – Girls1991 Track – Girls1992, 1996 Golf – Boys1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Wrestling1994 Football2001 Softball2006 Tennis – Boys2005 Basketball – Girls2007

37 July, 2008 ATHLETICS Skyline High School State Championships Track - Girls2006, 2007 Track – Boys2006 Swimming – Boys2006

38 July, 2008 ATHLETICS Westwood High School State Championships Cross-Country – Boys1964, 1967, 1983, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 Football1964, 1988 Gymnastics – Girls1976 Swimming – Boys1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1975, 1976 Track – Boys1965, 1969, 1973, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999 Track – Girls1976, 1977, 1987, 1988, 1989 Volleyball – Girls1993 Softball1982

39 July, 2008 SCHOOL DISTRICTS ESTABLISHED 1879Lehi Elementary School District 1882Mesa Elementary School District 1885Alma Elementary School District 18##*Highland Elementary School District 1887Jordan Elementary School District 1894Nephi Elementary School District * Exact date not known

40 July, 2008 Mesa Union High School District #207 Established December 26, 1907 Elementary Feeder Districts: Lehi Jordan Alma Mesa Nephi Highland

41 July, 2008 Elementary Schools Districts Consolidated into Mesa Elementary District #4 July 1946 These Districts Included: Mesa Elementary School District Alma Elementary School District Jordan Elementary School District Lehi Elementary School District

42 July, 2008 Three MPS Historical Milestones Elementary and high school districts consolidated under one administration Schools were desegregated Changed from a 8-4 organization plan to a 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.

43 July, 2008 MESA SUPERINTENDENTS John Loper, Both Mesa and Mesa HS Districts (Two School H.Q. Robertson, Boards) G. C. Sherwood H.E. Matthews Herman Hendrix O.P. Greer Rulon T. Shepherd Harvey L. Taylor (Mesa combined Rulon T. Shepherd (One School Board/Two Districts) George Smith Jim Zaharis Dale Frederick 2000-PresentDebra Duvall


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