The Chandler Unified School District is located in the Southeastern part of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Chandler Unified serves 38,000 students in grades K-12 and encompasses 80 square miles, though not all of the City of Chandler.
Reading, language and mathematics are at the core of students' education. The district has specific expectations for students in these three basic areas. Academic achievement is a high priority in the district as evidenced by test scores above the state and national averages. Our students consistently score among the top in the state on college-entrance exams.
Due to a booming city population and open enrollment laws, Chandler Unified is one of the fastest-growing districts in the state. The district has opened 21 schools since 1998 and now consists of 29 elementary, seven junior highs, four high schools and two alternative schools. Parent options at the elementary level include four Chandler Traditional Academies -- Liberty, Freedom, Independence and Goodman campuses and traditional classrooms at Patterson Elementary. At the secondary level, families can choose Chandler Traditional Junior High, Hamilton Prep Academy, Hill Learning Academy and the Chandler Early College program at Chandler Gilbert Community College.