• 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.

    District Office
    300 E. Gurley Street | Prescott AZ 86301
    928-445-5400 | 800-445-9806
    Hours: Monday – Friday | 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    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

    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)

    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

    School Snapshots

    Discovery Gardens Early Childhood Center

    Prescott Unified School District’s Discovery Gardens Early Childhood Center welcomes preschoolers who are 2 years, 10 months to 5 years of age who love to have fun and learn new things, no matter what their level of ability. Offering a developmentally appropriate preschool, along with the full range of special needs services for exceptional children, Discovery Gardens is a warm and nurturing place where each child develops intellectual, physical, self-help, social-emotional, and language skills according to individual readiness. Housed in PUSD’s historic Washington School, Discovery Gardens features colorful classrooms as well as a safe, age-appropriate playground. We also have an inside play area that can be used to help children develop fine and gross motor skills.

    Abia Judd Elementary School, Grades K-4

    Abia Judd School has consistently been one of the highest-achieving schools in northern Arizona for many years. In addition to numerous previous national and state awards, such as “National School of Excellence” and “A+ School of Excellence,” Abia Judd focuses on education of the whole child. Our student Character Council, monthly character assemblies, and weekly recognition of “Kids of Character” are examples of Abia Judd’s focus on partnering with parents to help develop responsible, caring community members. Our excellent music, art, and PE classes are important supplements to Abia Judd’s rigorous academic offerings in mathematics, reading, writing, humanities, and science. Robust after-school club offerings include tennis, baking club, a Lego robotics competition team, board games, a nature club and many more. At Abia Judd, teachers, parents, and students work together to foster a community where every child can learn and reach their full potential.

    Lincoln Elementary School, Grades K-4

    Known as Prescott’s “Hometown School” and a haven for academic achievement and student growth, 107-year-old historic Lincoln School is a neighborhood campus with expansive playground areas and a welcoming environment. Our team of award-winning instructional staff works closely with students to nurture a sense of individuality and love of learning. A curriculum rich in the arts, literature, science, and technology is fortified by patriotic traditions and community service activities that foster a school-wide spirit of global citizenship. Lincoln School is committed to the achievement of individual academic excellence through the highest quality of teaching, technology, and a wide variety of enrichment programs. Lincoln School, deeply rooted in family values, encourages and provides strong parental and community involvement in a safe and caring environment. Lincoln School emphasizes individuality which results in well-rounded and prepared citizens ready to meet future academic challenges.

    Taylor Hicks Elementary School, Grades K-4

    An Arizona A+ School, Taylor Hicks is a modern campus where students develop the ability to make wise choices and form independent judgments. Due to the belief that technology only enhances the wonderful things students are already doing, in the 2015-2016 school year Taylor Hicks School increased their technology resources and shifted to the “Blended Learning Model.”  Daily technology engagement is now used to further individualize and differentiate a child’s education, whether to enrich or remediate core academic subjects.  In today’s digital age, we have reached a point where adaptive online programs engage students with rigorous academic content at their exact level while providing teachers with detailed data, allowing us to better group students and meet their unique needs.

    At Taylor Hicks, kindergarten students have one core teacher throughout the day; 1st through 4th grades are configured in two-teacher teams. Within this blocking schedule, students receive instruction in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies, while at the same time, using technology to help enrich, re-teach, and intervene all subjects. In combination with Taylor Hicks’ proactive character program, Taylor Hicks students’ educational experiences are as positive and engaging as ever.

    Granite Mountain School, Grades 5-6

    Granite Mountain School, for all 5th & 6th graders, offers every student a unique and enhanced educational experience that will meet their needs and prepare them for future educational success.

    Our students are provided a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) infused curriculum that challenges student thinking and understanding about content area concepts and how those concepts apply to real-world experiences. Technology and blended learning are integrated into our students’ educational journey throughout the school day.

    Granite Mountain provides our students with large school opportunities in a small school climate. Every student has the choice to participate in band, orchestra, or choir. In addition, our students are provided a well-rounded educational experience that includes art and PE. Students are also able to participate in a wide variety of after-school clubs and intramural sports options.

    Our 5th and 6th grade students have the opportunity to discover their strengths and how to use these skills as they grow into middle school, high school, college, and careers.

    Prescott Mile High Middle School, Grades 7-8

    Prescott Mile High Middle School is committed to providing appropriate challenges and support to children in 7th and 8th grades. Teams of teachers collaborate with each other to infuse STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) into their curriculum and consistently engage their students in their classes. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of opportunities offered by our committed staff. They can apply to take honors classes in our core subject areas, as well as enroll in electives that include band, music, choir, art, PE, computers, and technology. Set in downtown Prescott, historic Mile High also sponsors after-school programs where children can participate in a variety of athletic teams or get involved with our 21st Century grant programs where they can receive additional academic support and participate in enrichment clubs.

    Prescott High School, Grades 9-12

    PHS offers the full spectrum of academics, including advanced placement courses and dual credit courses in conjunction with Yavapai College. Our academics are complemented by athletics, theater, fine arts, choir, band, and career and technical education programs. The effectiveness of such an educational experience as a competitive edge for the future is demonstrated by the accomplishments of PHS graduates who have received the nation’s most prestigious scholarships and attended its top colleges, including all four service academies. PHS prepares students to live a responsible, creative, ethical, dynamic life in an ever-changing world. As such, the school’s comprehensive curriculum and diploma requirements offer many choices.