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Primary and secondary education in Prescott is overseen by the Prescott Unified School District, which consists of eight schools: four elementary, grades K-5; one "traditional" elementary, grades K-6; two middle schools, grades 6-8; and one high school. Total enrollment is approximately 5100 students. Kindergarten classes average 21 students per class, elementary school classes average 27.

Also available are two charter schools, Franklin Phonetic Primary School (grades K-3; 928.771.0033) and Skyview School (grades K-8; 928.776.1730). Opening soon is Mountain Oak Charter School.

Sacred Heart School; (928)445-2621 offers classes for grades K-8 as does Christian Academy of Prescott; (928)445-2565.

Post-secondary educational opportunities are available at Yavapai Community College, the liberal arts Prescott College, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Primary and secondary

The Prescott Unified School District offers an excellent basic curriculum, enhanced by several special programs including gifted education, special education, creative arts, Title I reading, computer education, music education, Math Counts and nature education.

For children with special needs, testing is completed and an individual education program is implemented.

Open enrollment is available each April for the upcoming school year. This allows parents or guardians to enroll students in a Prescott school of choice, subject to availability.

Classes begin in late August and end in early June.

School Students Teachers Student-to-
Teacher ratio
Abia Judd Elementary School 550 28 19.6
Lincoln Elementary School 325 17 19.1
Miller Valley Elementary School 480 27 17.8
Taylor Hicks Elementary School 465 23 20.2
Washington Traditional School 350 16 21.9
Granite Mountain Middle School 585 32 18.3
Prescott Mile High Middle School 640 38 16.8
Prescott High School 1650 85 19.4

Also, there is Kestrel High School (928-541-1090). Kestrel is a university preparatory charter high school that has been in operation since the fall of 2000.
And in addition, there is an expeditionary learning academy known as Northpoint (928-717-3272 0r 800-445-9806) check this link out.


Yavapai Community College offers Elderhostel programs, distance learning, and extension services from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Sources for this page:
Prescott Unified School District, and Kestrel High School

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