Dysart seeks memorabilia, stories for Centennial celebration

100th year coming up in 2020-21


The Dysart Unified School District is celebrating its 100th year of educating the community during the 2020-2021 school year. The district was established as a one-room schoolhouse in 1920 by Nathanial Martin Dysart.

Today, Dysart employs more than 2,700 staff members and has more than 24,000 students at 26 schools. The district encompasses 140 square miles, serving parts of El Mirage, Glendale, Surprise, Youngtown and Maricopa County.

With more than 100 years of history, the district knows that there are many stories and memories that exemplify the extraordinary experiences students, staff, parents, and community members have had over the past century.

Dysart Unified School District is looking for people to share their memories and stories to be used as part of the centennial celebration. District alumni, staff, students and the community are also invited to help plan the centennial celebrations for the 2020-2021 school year. Help is needed to plan events, research history, collect memorabilia, fundraise, and volunteer at events.

Anyone that would like to share a story, memorabilia, or sign up to participate may do so at www.Dysart.org/Centennial.

Dysart schools past and present include:

  • Asante Preparatory Academy (2019)
  • Ashton Ranch Elementary School (2003)
  • Canyon Ridge School (2007)
  • Cimarron Springs Elementary School (2003)
  • Countryside Elementary School (2002)
  • Desert Moon School (2008-2013)
  • Dysart Elementary School (1920)
  • Dysart Early Childhood Education Center (2006-2014)
  • Dysart High School (1963)
  • El Mirage Elementary School (1958)
  • Freedom Traditional Academy (2019)
  • Growing Minds Preschool (2019)
  • Kingswood Elementary School (1989)
  • Luke Elementary School (1958)
  • Marley Park Elementary School (2004)
  • Mountain View School (2007)
  • Parkview Elementary School (2006 - 2019)
  • Rancho Gabriela Elementary School (2005)
  • Riverview School (2008)
  • Shadow Ridge High School (2009)
  • Sonoran Heights Elementary School (2006)
  • Sundown Mountain Alternative Center
  • Sunset Hills Elementary School (2005)
  • Surprise Elementary School (1976)
  • Thompson Ranch Elementary School (2004)
  • Valley Vista High School (2006)
  • West Point Elementary School (2001)
  • Western Peaks Elementary School (2006)
  • Willow Canyon High School (2003)