West Valley Phoenix Schools

Phoenix School Information

Higher Education in the West Valley

Arizona State University – West

Arizona State University at the West campus is a comprehensive campus that balances the tradition of a liberal arts education with responsiveness to the demands and dynamics of work force requirements. Faculty within each of its three colleges are committed to providing undergraduate and graduate teaching and research that is innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative and solution-based.

Arizona State University at the West campus

ASU’s West campus serves a diverse student body of nearly 9,000 students. The campus is nestled on 300 acres in the heart of northwest Phoenix – the centerpiece of a burgeoning region representing a new frontier of commerce, sports, recreation, arts, and lifelong learning opportunities. Las Casas, a beautiful apartment-style residential complex on the campus’ west side, features on-site recreation facilities, including a community center, modern computer lab, tutoring lab, swimming pool, and sand volleyball court.

The campus, designated a Phoenix “Point of Pride,” offers more than 50 degrees in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, and each year academic program offerings expand to meet increased work force and marketplace demands. Students can choose degree opportunities in high-demand subjects such as applied computing, natural sciences, teacher education, criminal justice, nursing, global business and accountancy. Graduates are equipped to enter rapidly changing fields such as biotechnology, life sciences, business and education, among others. Faculty administrators engage with the community to develop and deliver distinctive programs that prepare graduates for exciting career paths.

Arizona State University at the West campus

Faculty-student research partnerships address current and emerging societal issues of importance. With a deep understanding of community economic development issues, social justice, and emerging global change, students and alumni serve society in local, regional, national and international capacities.

Post Office Mailing Address
Arizona State University – West campus
P.O. Box 37100
Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100
Physical Location / Shipping Address (UPS, Fedex..)
4701 W. Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306
Information Phone Number 602-543-5500

Thunderbird – The Garvin School of International Management

Thunderbird - The Garvin School of International Management

Thunderbird is the world’s No. 1-ranked school of international business with more than 60 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills and social responsibility necessary to create real, sustainable value for their organizations, communities and the world.


Thunderbird produces global managers who are distinguished by a global mindset that allows them to work successfully with individuals from diverse cultures and to manage effectively in different social, economic, and political environments. Thunderbird is sought out by individuals and companies worldwide. Thunderbird was also the first business school to adopt an official Professional Oath of Honor.

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University

Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s private university. The prestigious Christian university is regionally accredited and is recognized as offering some of the best online education programs in the nation by noteworthy sources including Fortune Small Business, Technology & Learning Magazine, Online Education Database (OEDb), and more. Grand Canyon University offers online and campus-based bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs through the Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Doctoral Studies and College of Fine Arts and Production. GCU emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students as well as the working professional.

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon College was born in the wake of World War II as the realization of a dream long held dear by the tiny congregations of Southern Baptists that called the Arizona mission frontier their home. In the fall of 1946, the Baptist General Convention of Arizona voted to organize a college. A few months later, the Convention selected the first trustees for the college, who soon secured an abandoned armory building in Prescott, Arizona, as Grand Canyon’s first campus.

As a private Christian College, Grand Canyon University prepares learners to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage.

Estrella Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College

Since opening in 1992, Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) has worked to create a “sense of place” that expresses the historical and cultural values of the surrounding communities, while providing students with meaningful and engaging learning environments. Located in the fastest growing region of the county, Estrella Mountain enrolls approximately 13,000 students annually and is master planned to be a large comprehensive learning college of more than 40,000 students at full build out.

Estrella Mountain Community College

As part of the College’s broad offerings that are available to students, the SouthWest Skill Center, originally known as the Maricopa Skill Center, became part of EMCC in 2000 and has provided more than 3,000 students with quality training for immediate job entry into the allied heath and distribution industries. As a

Estrella Community College

whole, Estrella Mountain Community College, a Maricopa Community College, provides educational opportunities, workforce training and community education programs for the entire western metropolitan population.

Glendale Community College

Glendale Community College

Glendale Community College welcomes students of all diverse backgrounds, goals, ages, abilities, and learning styles. As an institution of higher education, it is committed to student learning and success. Using personal interaction, dynamic and rigorous instruction, and innovative technologies, it fosters the development of critical thinking and lifelong learning.

Glendale Community College

It provides students with the opportunity and support to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet their educational, career, and personal goals.

Glendale Community College

It’s commitment is to prepare students for their many evolving roles in and responsibilities to our community, our state, and our society.

Glendale Community College is committed to:

  • providing a rich and rigorous curriculum that helps students understand and appreciate the artistic and cultural heritage of this society, the history and development of civilization, the scientific environment in which they live, and the challenges of their personal lives;
  • emphasizing the coherence among disciplines and promotion of openness to the diversity of the human experience;
  • helping students to develop important skills that are critical for success in the modern workplace, such as verbal and written communication, mathematics, the effective use of technology for work and research, and the ability to work with others and conduct their lives with responsibility;
  • providing an extensive array of student services and learning tools, including state of the art technology, to assist students in all aspects of their college experience;
  • creating a supportive, non-discriminatory environment which enables students to reach their educational goals in an efficient and timely manner.


For school reports and information on each district of Arizona please visit  www.ade.state.az.us

Metropolitan Phoenix School Districts

Apache Junction
Apache Junction Unified District #43

Avondale Elementary  District. #44
Agua Fria Union High  District.#216

Buckeye Elementary  District.#33
Buckeye Union High  District. #201
Liberty Elementary  District. #25
Cave Creek
Cave Creek Unified  District. #93

Littleton Elementary  District. #65

Chandler Unified District #80

El Mirage
Dysart Unified District #89

Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills Unified  District. #98

Gilbert Unified  District. #41

Glendale Elementary District # 41
Glendale Union High  District. #205

Avondale Elementary  District. #44
Agua Fria Union High  District.#216

Laveen Elementary  District. #59

Litchfield Park
Litchfield Elementary  District. #79

Mesa Unified  District #4

Paradise Valley
Paradise Valley Unified District. #69

Peoria Unified  District #11

Alhambra Elementary  District. #68
Balsz Elementary  District. #31
Cartwright Elementary  District. #83
Creighton Elementary  District #14
Deer Valley Unified  District. #97
Fowler Elementary  District. #45
Isaac Elementary  District. #5
Madison Elementary  District. #38
Murphy Elementary  District. #21
Osborn Elementary  District #8
Pendergast Elementary District #92
Phoenix Elementary  District. #1
Phoenix Union High  District. #210
Riverside Elementary  District. #2
Roosevelt Elementary  District #66
Saddle Mountain United #90
Washington Elementary District. #6
Wilson Elementary  District. #7

Queen Creek
Queen Creek Unified District #95

Scottsdale Unified District #48

Dysart Unified District #89

Tempe Elementary District #3
Kyrene Elementary District #28
Tempe Union High School District #213

Tolleson Elementary District #17
Tolleson Union High School Dist. #214
Union Elementary District #62


Arizona State University (ASU) is located on a 700-acre Main Campus in Tempe.  More than 64,000 students attend ASU’s Main and the three anchor campuses; West Campus and Downtown Campus in Phoenix and the Polytechnic Campus in Mesa.  Following is a list of schools and their locations:

School of Applied Arts and Sciences, Polytechnic

Katherine K. Herberger College of the Arts, Tempe

W. P. Carey School of Business, Tempe

College of Design, Tempe

Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, Tempe

School of Educational Innovation and Teacher Preparation, Polytechnic

Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Tempe

School of Global Management and Leadership, West

Graduate College, All

Honors – Barrett, The Honors College, All

College of Human Services, West

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Tempe

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Tempe

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tempe

Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness, Polytechnic

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, West

College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation, Downtown Phoenix

College of Public Programs, Downtown Phoenix

School of Sustainability, Tempe

College of Teacher Education and Leadership, West

College of Technology and Innovation, Polytechnic

University College, All

The University of Phoenix
is based in Phoenix and offers studies in business, criminal justice and security, education and teaching, healthcare, technical and engineering, nursing, medical computer science and more.  With six outlying centers; The Chandler, Mesa, Northwest and West Valley Learning Centers and the Hohokam Campus, the University covers most of the Valley of the Sun.

Tempe ITT Technical Institute
offers Bachelor of Science degrees in electronics, computer programming, web development, computer drafting and design, computer networking, business, criminal justice and health sciences.

Grand Canyon
University is a private, liberal arts school offering over fifty majors.

Western International University
offers degrees in business, science and art during flexible one-month semester formats.  Teaching sites are located in Phoenix.

The Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management
offers a master’s degree in international management
Other area schools include:

Ottawa University Arizona
Embry Riddle University
Northern Arizona University
Arizona State University West
DeVry University
Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
High-Tech Institute

Maricopa Community College System is comprised of ten colleges, two skilo centers and multiple satellite education centers around the valley.  Offered are Associate of Arts, Associate of applied science and Associate of General Studies degrees.  The colleges in the system are:

Chandler/Gilbert Community College
Estrella Mountain Community College
GateWay Community College
Glendale Community College
Mesa Community College
Paradise Valley Community College
Phoenix College
Rio Salado College
Scottsdale Community College
South Mountain Community College