Central Phoenix is made up of some of Phoenix’s most desirable communities. One of the main reasons homebuyers flock to this part of Arizona is because of the variety of excellent Central Phoenix schools that offer world-class education to the area’s youth. CenPho, as locals lovingly call it, pairs excellent schools with an urban mix of vibrant neighborhoods, gorgeous historic districts and exciting condominium living to create one of the most sought-after communities in the region. Whether you’re considering purchasing a primary home, vacation home or income-producing investment property in Phoenix, having a property located within an excellent school district is always a great investment as many buyers have school districts in mind when making their purchasing decisions.
While the actual boundaries of Central Phoenix are hard to define, the communities of Biltmore, Paradise Valley, Ahwatukee and downtown Phoenix (among others) are generally accepted as being part of the CenPho designation. Let’s take a look at the school districts that service each of these communities, as well as Phoenix as a whole, to learn more about to offerings available to you and your family.
Biltmore Public Schools
The community of Biltmore, anchored by the prestigious Arizona Biltmore hotel, is one of the area’s most exclusive and affluent communities. Here you will find a lovely mix of luxury real estate and some of the finest amenities and attractions in the city. Serviced by the Creighton School District, it is home to a number of highly regarded public and private schools; the most prestigious of which is the Biltmore Preparatory Academy. Offering classes for grades K-8, the Biltmore Academy is consistently ranked as a “Grade A” school and offers a wealth of diverse educational programs to meet the needs of all students. You’ll also find that no matter what the school your child attends in Biltmore, parents are highly involved.
Below are the schools under the Creighton School District jurisdiction:
- Creighton School
- Excelencia School
- Gateway School
- Larry C. Kennedy School
- Loma Linda School
- William T. Machan School
- Monte Vista School
- Papago School
- Squaw Peak School
- Biltmore Preparatory Academy
The Creighton School District can be contacted at:
2702 E Flower Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Paradise Valley Public Schools
Paradise Valley is known for its elegance, luxury and incredible natural beauty. Here you’ll find world-class resorts, the finest amenities and lavish real estate choices. Paradise Valley is also known for its excellent school district, which is currently the 7th largest district in the state of Arizona. Central Phoenix schools in Paradise Valley are under the direction of the Paradise Valley Unified School District, which educate more than 33,000 students at 32 elementary schools, eight middle schools and six high schools. It is also home to approximately 3,800 full-time certified teachers and education support professionals.
The Paradise Valley Unified School District is the best source of information for zoning and neighborhood guides. Below is their contact information.
Paradise Valley Unified School District
15002 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Ahwatukee Public Schools
Named by Money Magazine in 202 as one of the “Best Places to Live” in the country, the Central Phoenix community of Ahwatukee offers an unparalleled quality of life, excellent schools, pristine parks and numerous recreational pursuits. Home to the Kyrene School District, one of the top performing districts in the state, all Central Phoenix schools in Ahwatukee have received excellent rankings for academic achievement. There are also numerous charter and private schools in the area, as well as several colleges and universities in the immediate area including Arizona State, Ottawa University, South Mountain College and several community colleges. You’ll find that many parents are actively involved in their child’s education here in Ahwatukee, and that the community is very supportive of the district and its activities.
To learn more about the Kyrene School District or to view neighborhood-zoning maps, please contact the district via the information below.
Kyrene School District
8700 South Kyrene Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
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