Here’s every school board seat up for grabs in Maricopa County this November

FILE - An election worker gathers tabulated ballots to be boxed inside the Maricopa County Recorders Office on Nov. 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

By Robert Gundran

May 21, 2024

School board elections don’t typically get much attention compared to topline elections. The races for president, US Senate, and even state Senate and state House typically get significantly more coverage.

But school board elections are still important. School board members set policies for the district, hire superintendents, and can add supplemental curriculum. For example, sex education isn’t mandatory in Arizona. If a school chooses to provide sex education, the lessons must be approved by the school board.

Maricopa County has 169 school board seats up for election this November. Some seats are for two-year terms and others are for four years.

Here’s every district holding a school board election in Maricopa County:

 

Agua Fria Union High School District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Aguila Elementary District

Two-year seats: 2

Four-year seats: 1

 

Alhambra Elementary School District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Arlington Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Avondale Elementary District

Two-year seats: 1

Four-year seats: 3

 

Balsz Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Buckeye Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Buckeye Union High School District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Cartwright Elementary District

Two-year seats: 1

Four-year seats: 3

 

Cave Creek Unified District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Chandler Unified District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Creighton Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Dysart Unified District

Four-year seats: 3

 

EVIT Subdistrict 2

Four-year seats: 1

 

EVIT Subdistrict 4

Four-year seats: 1

 

EVIT Subdistrict 6

Four-year seats: 1

 

EVIT Subdistrict 8

Four-year seats: 1

 

Fountain Hills Unified District

Four-year seats: 2

 

Fowler Elementary District

Four-year seats: 1

 

Gila Bend Unified District

Two-year seats: 2

Four-year seats: 2

 

Gilbert Unified District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Glendale Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Glendale Union High School District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Higley Unified District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Isaac Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Kyrene Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3


Laveen Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Liberty Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Litchfield Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Littleton Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Madison Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Mesa Unified District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Mobile Elementary District

Two-year seats: 2

Four-year seats: 1

 

Morristown Elementary District

Two-year seats: 2

Four-year seats: 1

 

Murphy Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Nadaburg Unified District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Osborn Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Palo Verde Elementary District

Two-year seats: 2

Four-year seats: 2

 

Paloma Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Paradise Valley Unified District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Pendergast Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Peoria Unified District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Phoenix Elementary School District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Phoenix Union High School District

Four-year seats: 2

 

Queen Creek Unified District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Riverside Elementary District

Four-year seats: 1

 

Roosevelt Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Saddle Mountain Unified District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Scottsdale Unified District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Sentinel Elementary District

Two-year seats: 2

Four-year seats: 1

 

Tempe Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Tempe Union High School District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Tolleson Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Tolleson Union High School District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Union Elementary District

Two-year seats: 2

Four-year seats: 1

 

Washington Elementary District

Four-year seats: 3

 

West-MEC Subdistrict 3

Four-year seats: 1

 

West-MEC Subdistrict 4

Four-year seats: 1

 

West-MEC Subdistrict 5

Four-year seats: 1

 

West-MEC Subdistrict 6

Four-year seats: 1

 

Wickenburg Unified District

Four-year seats: 3

 

Wilson Elementary District

Four-year seats: 1

 

Not sure what school district you’re in? Here’s a map from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. Everyone in the district votes for school board members, regardless of if they have children in public school or not.

 

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  • Robert Gundran

    Robert Gundran grew up in the Southwest, spending equal time in the Valley and Southern California throughout his life. He graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2018 and wrote for The Arizona Republic and The Orange County Register.

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