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1 January, 2010 MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS No Better Place to Learn

2 January, 2010 The Mesa Unified School District Is the States Largest 67,220STUDENTS filled Mesas 7,421,133SCHOOL BUILDINGS in (Total Sq. Ft.) 87SCHOOLS & A VARIETY OF FOCUS PROGRAMS on 1,408 ACRES OF LAND (at school sites) 200 SQUARE MILES.

3 January, 2010 A Menu of Services and Personnel ,954TEACHERS (includes all 3,954TEACHERS (includes all certified contract employees) instruct 67,220STUDENTS with the 67,220STUDENTS with the assistance of 5,715OTHER WORKERS who 5,715OTHER WORKERS who support instruction by offering a variety of services (includes all classified staff, contract and non-contract)

4 January, 2010 A Menu of Services and Personnel ,353MEALS served daily 8 million per year 55,353MEALS served daily 8 million per year 989FOOD SERVICES 989FOOD SERVICESEMPLOYEES (includes 370 student employees) 57.9%FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH 57.9%FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH (Based on Elementary Schools enrollment) 131NURSES AND HEALTH 131NURSES AND HEALTHASSISTANTS providing health services.

5 January, 2010 A Menu of Services and Personnel EMPLOYEES providing a clean 407EMPLOYEES providing a clean healthy classroom environment 64EMPLOYEES caring for 64EMPLOYEES caring for 1,366ACRES of grass, athletic fields & courts 1,366ACRES of grass, athletic fields & courts 116EMPLOYEES (Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, 116EMPLOYEES (Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, refrigeration technicians and other maintenance people) keeping schools in good repair 24MECHANICS (plus 38 staff members) maintaining approximately 506BUSES 724BUS DRIVERS and other transportation staff 34,000MILES per day transporting 19,000STUDENTS per day and 7,500FIELD trips per year 449VEHICLES, operations work trucks, Food and Nutrition delivery trucks, security vehicles

6 January, 2010 GRADUATES CLASS OF 2009 Dobson605 Mesa High725 Mountain View799 Red Mountain835 Skyline545 Westwood582 EVA 78 Total Graduates 4,229

7 January, 2010 $50,387,991 In Scholarships Offered to 1,111 graduating seniors

8 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 Points of Pride Space Missions The 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.

14 January, 2010 TOTAL YEARENROLLMENTYEARENROLLMENT 19453, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,220

15 January, 2010 ATHLETICS State Championships* Baseball 7Basketball25 Football 23Golf14 Track 32Wrestling 6 Softball 4Volleyball 4 Cross Country 13Gymnastics 7 Soccer 2Tennis 7 Swimming & Diving 10 *Represents both Boys and Girls from 1908 to present

16 January, 2010 ATHLETICS ,848Games, Matches and Meets were held for students participation in sports events 7,454Students participated in interscholastic athletics

17 January, 2010 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.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 Scholarship Corporation National Merit Finalists Dobson5 Mountain View6 Red Mountain7 Skyline2

18 January, 2010 PERFORMING ARTS Mesa teens earned 65 choral, 25 orchestra, 20 band and 4 harp positions at the All-State Festival (2009).

19 January, 2010 PERFORMING ARTS 8,439Number of students who participate in elementary band and orchestra on a weekly basis 3,708Number of students who participate in junior high band, orchestra, and chorus on a weekly basis 352Number of students who participate in junior high guitar, theory, harp and steel drum programs on a weekly basis 2,179Number of students who participate in high school band, orchestra, and chorus on a weekly basis 325Number of students who participate in high school guitar, theory, harp and steel drum programs on a weekly basis 15,003Total number of students who participate in instrumental, vocal or other music classes on a weekly basis

20 January, 2010 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*MathWriting MPS Arizona National *Formerly Verbal

21 January, 2010 ACT COMPOSITE SCORES through

22 January, 2010 SAT Critical Reading (Formerly Verbal) Trends through

23 January, 2010 SAT Math Trends through

24 January, 2010 SAT Writing through

25 January, 2010 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SERVING 6,500 STUDENTS REPRESENTING 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)

26 January, 2010 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SERVING 6,500 STUDENTS REPRESENTING Countries: American SamoaIranSaudi Arabia ArgentinaIraqSerbia BoliviaJapanSouth Africa BosniaKenyaSouth Korea BrazilKuwaitSpain CambodiaLebanonSudan ChileMalaysiaSyria ChinaMexicoTaiwan ColumbiaMicronesiaThailand CubaNetherlandsTonga El SalvadorNew ZealandTurkey Ecuador NicaraguaUganda EthiopiaNorth KoreaUnited Arab Emirates GermanyPakistanVenezuela GuamParaguayVietnam GuatemalaPeruZambabwe HaitiPhilippinesZambia HondurasPuerto Rico IndiaRussia

27 January, 2010 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE SERVING 6,500 STUDENTS REPRESENTING Languages: AfrikaansFilipinoRussian FrenchGujaratiSamoan AmharicHungarianSerbo-Croatian ArabicItalianSomali ArmenianJapaneseSpanish BengaliKoreanSwahili BosnianKurdishTagalong BulgarianLaotianThai CambodianLatvianTaiwanese Chinese/CantoneseLebaneseTongan Chinese/MandarinMayaTurkish CreolePersianUrdu CroatianPolishVietnamese FarsiRomanian

28 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 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

31 January, 2010 ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PROGRAMS Choice Programs and Schools Biotechnology Academy Eagleridge East Valley Academy High Franklin (Basic) Elementary Schools (four campuses) Franklin Junior High Schools (7 th grade) 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 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 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, 2008 Softball1988 Tennis – Boys1950, 1951, 1952

35 January, 2010 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 Tennis – Girls2008 Baseball1990, 1998 Track – Boys1994, 2000, 2003, 2004 Track – Girls1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 Swimming – Girls1998 Wrestling2000

36 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 ATHLETICS Skyline High School State Championships Track - Girls2006, 2007 Track – Boys2006 Swimming – Boys2006

38 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 Mesa Union High School District #207 Established December 26, 1907 Elementary Feeder Districts: Lehi Jordan Alma Mesa Nephi Highland

41 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 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 January, 2010 MESA SUPERINTENDENTS John Loper, Both Mesa and Mesa HS Districts ( Two School Boards) H.Q. Robertson 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 Debra Duvall PresentMike Cowan


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