OUTSTANDING INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS.
Mesa is home to an impressive array of top-rated educational institutions and collaborative partnerships that focus on producing a workforce that is not only technologically prepared, but also possesses a strong work ethic.
Included are the following:
Arizona State University Polytechnic; Arizona School of Health Sciences; Chandler-Gilbert Community College; DeVry Institute of Technology; East Valley Institute of Technology; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Keller Graduate School of Management; Mesa Community College; Northern Arizona University (NAU)–East Valley Campus; Ottawa University; A.T. Still University; Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health; the University of Phoenix; and Everest College Mesa.
K-12 Education Mesa Public Schools is an innovative, award-winning district that serves 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
The district, named by GreatSchools.org as a top-10 large city district, is a leader in educational choices to meet a range of learning needs. In addition to neighborhood schools, parents may choose from back-to-basics, Montessori or the K-12 International Baccalaureate Programme.
Twice-recognized by America’s Promise Alliance as No. 1 in graduation rates, our secondary schools offer programs to challenge students, including the Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies, Summit Academy, World Studies Academy, Advanced Placement and the Biotechnology Academy.
Mesa Public Schools and Gilbert Public Schools have recently received a “Gold Medal” designation in the Education Quotient (EQ) Ratings, which is published annually in Expansion Management magazine. The Gold Medal is the highest award given, a distinction that only 16 percent of the school districts evaluated receive.
Mesa is also home to approximately 35 charter schools and 14 private schools.