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  • GESD's Mission, Vision, and Core Values

    OUR MISSION: To foster an environment of academic excellence through innovative learning and build tomorrow’s socially responsible leaders.

    OUR VISION: A diverse community coming together to lay the foundation for unrivaled achievement. A Mosaic of Minds. All in for All kids.

    OUR CORE VALUES: Integrity, Diversity, Unrivaled Achievement, Employee Excellence, Stewardship, Well-Being, Community, Equity

    Our Goals

    • Increase Student Achievement
    • Eliminate the Achievement Gap

    Strategic Plan 

    Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025

    Our Students

    Total Enrollment

    Approximately 9,500

  • Ethnicity

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    12 schools, one online school and one alternative program 

    Our Professional Staff

    Certified Staff

    • Teachers, achievement advisors, librarians
    • All GESD teachers are highly qualified as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act.

    Classified Staff

    • Bus drivers, custodians, clerical staff, cafeteria staff, maintenance staff, ground staff, classroom aides, front office staff

    School-based Supervisors

    • Principals and assistant principals

    District-wide Supervisors

    • Superintendent, assistant superintendents, communications director, curriculum and instruction, research and planning, curriculum coordinators, language acquisition, supervisors for departments such as transportation, food services, facilities and maintenance, human resources, business services, payroll and technology

District Contact Information

  • Location Icon District Office: 7301 North 58th Ave, Glendale AZ 85301
    phone icon (623) 237-7100

    Business Services / Budget 623-237-7110

    Communications 623-237-7180

    Curriculum and Instruction 623-237-7224

    Facilities / Maintenance 623-237-6202

    Governing Board 623-237-7136

    Human Resources 623-237-7125

    Language Acquisition 623-237-7160

    Student Services 623-237-7133

    Superintendent’s Office 623-237-7136

    Technology Services 623-237-7121

    Transportation 623-237-6261