About Prescott


Prescott Unified School District No. 1 is located in the beautiful mile-high city of Prescott, Arizona, 96 miles northwest of Phoenix and 90 miles southwest of Flagstaff. We are proud to be the FIRST school district in Arizona, approved in 1868. We serve 4,000 students, offering an early childhood center, three K-4 schools, one 5-6 school, one 7-8 middle school, and one 9-12 high school.


PUSD is a district-wide accredited school district
(Pre-K through Grade 12)

Services for every child’s unique needs

  • All teachers certified
  • All schools accredited
  • Governing Board approved curriculum based on Arizona State Standards
  • Developmental and special needs preschool
  • Free full-day kindergarten
  • Before and after school programs
  • English language learner (ELL) program
  • Native American education
  • Remedial reading and math programs
  • Alternative and special needs programs
  • Summer remediation and enrichment programs
  • Free bus transportation
  • Free and reduced cost meals to qualifying students
  • Family resource center
  • Extensive volunteer program
  • Active parent-teacher associations and education foundation

Standardized test scores exceed county, state, and national averages

  • Recipient of NAU’s President’s Cup and U of A’s Arizona Cup for entering freshmen grade point average
  • 20 Prescott High seniors chosen as Flinn Scholars—one of the most prestigious merit-based scholarships in the US
  • $7.6 million in academic scholarships for graduating 2017 seniors
  • 53 PHS Scholar Athletes (3.8 GPA or higher and played 2 sports, one of which had to be a varsity sport)

Unique course offerings and award-winning programs

  • Air Force JROTC program
  • Career and technical education
  • French, Spanish, and German language courses
  • Dual enrollment with Yavapai College
  • State and national award-winning athletics, music, and arts programs
  • Gifted education
  • Character education
  • Online credit assistance
  • Pride of Prescott Marching Band
  • Farm to school and outdoor habitat education