About Us

Phoenix Elementary School District #1 serves 7500+ preschool through eighth grade students in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. We offer a breadth of special programs and curriculum dedicated to the total development of every student. We offer teachers and support staff alike with the opportunity to live in a major metropolitan area that offers cultural, educational and a wealth of outdoor activities and opportunities. At the same time, our district also provides what feels like a small town community and staff to give you all the support you need for success.

Our Vision

Phoenix Elementary School District is a world-class, child-centered district with strong ties to our families and diverse community. We develop life-long learners and competent achievers who are self-confident critical thinkers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure the total development of every child, every day, setting high expectations for each child and developing life-long learners.

Our Values

All children can and will learn. Education is key to opportunity and social mobility. We are all learners; teachers and students alike. We live on this earth, not to see through one another, but to see one another through.

Signature Schools

We offer thirteen Signature and Community Schools across downtown Phoenix. Each facility provides a safe and secure learning environment with unique themes and free programs, including:

  • Montessori
  • Language Acquisition
  • Performing & Fine Arts
  • Global Community
  • Electronic Journalism
  • Before & After School Care & Enrichment

Employee Benefits

Phoenix Elementary School District #1 offers outstanding benefits to its employees. In addition to competitive salaries and an ideal location, we also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical, Dental and Basic Life Insurance
  • Arizona State Retirement (ASRS)
  • ASRS - Long Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Workman's Compensation
  • Before and After School Care
  • Student Loan Forgiveness

Ongoing Professional Development

We strive to provide every person who joins our district, including those who have many years of experience, the support they need to be successful and enjoy their career in education. The New Teacher Mentor Program, early release days for staff development, and discounted tuition via our university partnerships are a sampling of the programs we offer to provide support.

Developing The Whole Child

We design every program within our District to meet each child's individual needs, and that means more than just academics. Our goal is developing the whole child by providing cognitively rich and responsive environments.

Every child has equal access to music, visual arts, performing arts, fine arts and physical education. Social workers, psychologists and nurses at every school contribute to holistic development and positive behavior interventions. Additionally, we offer opportunities to travel abroad and cultural camps to expose children to different cultures.

Salary Schedules

Click below to read salary schedules according to their position

Certified Teacher Salary Schedule Support Staff Salary Schedule SLP/PT/OT/Psychologist Salary Schedule Nurse Salary Schedule Social Worker Salary Schedule Resource Specialist Salary Schedule Principal Salary Schedule Assistant Principal Salary Schedule Coordinator Salary Schedule Director Salary Schedule Substitute Teacher Pay Schedule Cabinet Salary Schedule

Supplemental Pay Opportunities

  • Bilingual Endorsement - $2,100/year
  • ESL Endorsement - $1,000/year
  • Teacher Incentive Pay (Proposition 301) - Up to $3,200/year
  • After School Tutoring - $25/hour
  • Extra Curricular Stipends - $300-$1,500/year
  • National Board Certification Stipend - $2,500.00/year
  • Reading Endorsements - $1,000
  • Doctorate stipend - $2,500