About Tempe Union High School District

  • Nestled in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area, the Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) is located in Tempe, Arizona, and serves approximately 11,000 students in six comprehensive high schools and one non-traditional high school. The District encompasses 162 square miles and serves the city of Tempe, the Town of Guadalupe, the Gila River Indian Community, the Ahwatukee Foothills area of Phoenix and parts of Chandler.

    The city of Tempe is a center of culture, technology, and tourism located in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. It is a diverse, innovative community of 165,000 residents, a workforce of 175,000, and a student base of approximately 200,000. A vibrant urban oasis in Metropolitan Phoenix, Tempe exudes its own personality. Refreshingly offbeat, Tempe’s a fun town that hosts family-friendly festivals, welcomes outdoor activities, and is the proud home of Arizona State University. Tempe cares about the community, stresses an active lifestyle, and emphasizes a laid-back atmosphere.

    Tempe Union’s comprehensive high schools include Tempe High, McClintock, Marcos de Niza, Corona del Sol, Mountain Pointe, and Desert Vista.

    The Peggy Payne Academy for gifted students is located on the McClintock campus and Pride Peak for gifted and talented students is located on the Mountain Pointe campus. The District’s International Baccalaureate Program resides at Tempe High. The W.P. Carey Business Academy at Marcos de Niza helps students gain entrance into ASU’s acclaimed business school. Career and Technical Education programs provide students with real-world experience and certifications. Dual enrollment programs allow students to gain college credit while still in high school. Outside the classroom, we offer award-winning fine arts, extra-curricular, and athletic programs.

    Our belief that every student can learn drives all we do and student success tells this story. We put students’ academic and social/emotional needs at the forefront of everything we do. Our students consistently score well above state, District, and national averages on standardized tests and college entrance exams. We celebrate the individuality of all of our students and strive to meet students’ social and emotional needs, in addition to their academic goals.

    Every staff member of the Tempe Union High School District is a valued member of our team. We celebrate a diverse and highly competent workforce and believe in providing opportunities for staff to collaborate and continually improve their craft.