Enroll for the 2019-20 School Year

Enroll Today The Pendergast Elementary School District has so much to offer including the traveling Puzzle Bus Escape Room. Other programs we have available are...

- FREE FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN
- DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
- S.T.E.A.M. ACADEMIES
- FREE & REDUCED BREAKFAST / LUNCH

...and so much more!

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Pendergast Quick Tip

Quick Tip Logo The Pendergast Quick Tip is a system that allows students, parents, staff and community members to submit information to district administrators anonymously or non-anonymously.

Quick Tip allows authorized district administrators to receive tips at any time and have the ability to respond in a timely manner to issues that impacts the school or individual students.

The reported issues range from peer pressure, threats, depression, weapons, suicide and bullying. Anyone with access to the web or a smartphone has access to Quick Tip.

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Pendergast | First Things First Family Resource Center

Pendergast and First Things First Family Resource Center The Pendergast Elementary School District, through a partnership with First Things First, have developed the Pendergast Family Resource Center providing quality, comprehensive, diverse and streamlined services centered on a holistic view of early childhood education with neighborhood outreach as a core component. The services offered create a unique collaboration between the educational environment, families and communities combined with staffing support from caring, knowledgeable professionals.

OUR MISSION: The Pendergast Family Resource Center is a family-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and high quality outreach program that supports the development, health and education of all Pendergast Elementary School District families and the surrounding community with a focus on families with children birth to age five.

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Family Resource Center Activity Calendar: September - English | Español

  • Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux

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    Superintendent Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux and the Pendergast Elementary School District BEE-LIEVES in your child's future! In her December message, Dr. Matos DeBlieux talks about school letter grades.

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  • Early Childhood Education

    Early Childhood Program

    The Pendergast Elementary School District offers high quality half and full day community preschool programs designed to prepare 3 and 4-year-old children for school.


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  • Make a Difference

    Register to Vote

    1. REGISTER

    2. VOTE

    3. MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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  • Make a Payment

    Make a Tax or Gift Donation

    Make a payment for the Use of Facilities, to the P.R.I.D.E. Club or Pre-School online. You can also make a tax or gift Donation online and help make a positive impact in the lives of our students.

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  • Before/After School Care

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    The Pendergast P.R.I.D.E. Club provides high quality and affordable before and after school care at Canyon Breeze, Copper King, Desert Mirage, Garden Lakes, Rio Vista, Sonoran Sky and Sunset Ridge.

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  • Bond Dollars at Work

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    The District has been using this bond funding to repair and improve our schools and facilities, as well as, to vastly improve and upgrade technology for student learning and District communication.

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What's for Breakfast and Lunch?

Cartwells logoFind out what's being served for breakfast and lunch at your school by accessing our new Online Menus >>

My School Bucks provides parents with a secure, fast and convenient method for adding money to their children's school meal accounts.

Meal Benefits Application >>

Charlie's Cafe and Catering >>

Financial Transparency

Financial transparency image Pendergast is providing the following financial information in order to give our community with an open view of the financial status of Pendergast.

View the District's FY 2020 Proposed Budget Summary and Hearing Notification at the AZ Department of Education's Website >>

View the District's FY 2019-20 Budget >>

View the District's FY 2019 Adopted Budget at the AZ Department of Education's Website >>

AVERAGE TEACHER SALARIES
(A.R.S. §15-903.E, amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §10)
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2020 (budget year): $51,374
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 (prior year): $50,920
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year: $454
Percentage increase: 1%
Comments on average salary calculation (Optional): Includes base contract salary, Classroom Site Fund (Prop 301) base salary and performance pay.

View the District's Spending Report for FY 2018 prepared by the Arizona Auditor
General: Pendergast Profile | Pendergast Profile - Text Based

View the District's Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 >>

View the District's Revised Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 which includes the allocation of monies related to the intended 1.06% teacher salary increase >>

View the District's Final Revised Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 >>

Pendergast Annual Financial Report for 2019 >>

Understanding the Budget: Find out more about how the Pendergast District spends money by watching this fun and informative video. View the Video >>

Visit the Pendergast Financial Services Department >>

Pendergast Partners in Education

Pendergast Partners in Education logo We would like to thank our Partners in Education who's generosity helps us provide an educational experience beyond what is possible with public dollars. These partnerships are vital in helping the community and Pendergast work and grow together.

If you would like your business to become a Partner in Education, please contact Kerry Pohlmeyer at 623-772-2206 or by email at kpohlmeyer@pesd92.org.

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Pendergast News & Updates

  • Officer Paul Rutherford

    Desert Horizon Elementary to Memorialize Phoenix Police Officer Paul Rutherford

    Officer Paul Rutherford passed away on March 21, 2019 but his legacy will live on forever, with the dedication of the library in his memory, at Desert Horizon Elementary School.

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  • Students from the Copper King STEAM Academy

    Water from Air: ASU Professor's Technology Produces Clean Drinking Water Around the Globe

    A partnership with the Scottsdale startup Zero Mass Water allows students in the Copper King STEAM Academy to explore the off-grid technology behind the company's "hydropanels," which use sunlight to pull water from the air.

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  • Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux

    Pendergast District Honored for Work with Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life Movement

    Four years ago, Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux, Superintendent of the Pendergast School District, and Gina Godbehere, Attorney, and Bureau Chief with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, met through Leadership West Class XXII. Through this program, they began the Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life conference and movement as a class project.

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  • Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux

    Pendergast District Override Renewal Passes with Funding and Programs Maintained

    The Pendergast District community passed the Override Renewal Election on November 5, 2019 with 52 percent YES votes.

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  • Student Achievement

    Student Achievement Continues to Grow Throughout the Pendergast District

    During the 2018-2019 school year, all 12 Pendergast schools made growth on their state issued letter grade designation.

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  • BEE Recognized Award Winners for November and December

    BEE Recognized Awards for November/December

    Each month, the "BEE Recognized Award" is presented to thank and recognize dedicated employees, parents, business partners and community members for their contributions to the schools and district. Congratulations to the recipients for the October awards!

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  • BEE Recognized Award Winners for September

    Outstanding Pendergast Educator Honored by the Arizona English Teachers Association

    Tim Ramsey's tenth win ignites his passion and purpose for writing.

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    2019 Pendergast Soccer Schedule & Scores

    Keep up with scores, matchups and your favorite Soccer team.


    Schedule and Scores >>

  • Student-Parent Handbook icon

    Student-Parent Handbook 2019-2020

    The purpose of this handbook is to inform parents and students of the policies, procedures, and operations of the Pendergast Elementary School District. It presents information highlighting district policies and guidelines necessary for the academic achievement, safety, welfare, and well-being of our students.

    Find Out More: English | Español

  • Pride Club

    Register Now for the Pride Club Before and After School Program

    We recognize the need for families to have an affordable, quality based before and after school program. The Pendergast P.R.I.D.E. Club provides a safe environment where staff guide students and promote their participation in multiple engaging activities.

    - P.R.I.D.E. Club Information
    - P.R.I.D.E. Club Enrollment Form
    - P.R.I.D.E. Club Enrollment Emergency Card
    - Parent Handbook 2019-20

  • Make the 2020 Census Count Icon.
    Make the 2020 Census Count!

    According to a June 12, 2019 story in AZED News, “School districts and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) are reaching out to community members to let them know how important Census 2020 is and to encourage them to take part in the population count done every 10 years.” Watch this video for more information on the census and its importance.

    Watch the Video >>

  • Picture of a Copper King Environmental Education Program Member.
    Pendergast Community Breakfast & Monthly Parent Lunches

    Pendergast District Superintendent Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux hosts a monthly Community Breakfast, as well as, a monthly Parent Lunch. These are FREE events and open to all parents and community members.

    Community Breakfast Dates and Times >>

    Parent Lunch Dates and Times >>

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    Volunteer in the Pendergast Elementary School District and Make a Difference!

    We truly appreciate the volunteers that serve in a variety of capacities throughout the Pendergast Elementary School District. Whether in offices, classrooms, playgrounds or on field trips, volunteers enrich the educational experience for Pendergast students. Although working with students is a great responsibility, it is also highly rewarding.

    Find Out How You Can Help >>

  • Corning Foundation Logo
    Pendergast District Partners with the Corning Foundation for $20K Grant

    The Pendergast Elementary School District was awarded a $20K grant from Corning Incorporated Foundation. he Corning Incorporated Foundation is a charitable contributions organization established by Corning Incorporated in 1952. Through leadership and collaboration, the Foundation strives to foster vibrant, enriching, and supportive Corning communities.

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  • Picture of the Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life logo.
    Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life

    The mission is to empower youth to speak up! Encouraging students to be aware of warning signs and to speak up to a trusted adult about depression, suicide, grief, abuse and bullying is the first step to saving a life. These students save each other; SSS just give them the tools and resources to do it.

    Visit Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life >>

  • Picture of Jeremy Anderson School Motivational Speaker
    Partnership with Jeremy Anderson!

    We are so excited to be partnering with motivational speaker Jeremy Anderson. Jeremy Anderson knows how to connect with students and teachers in an amazing and transparent way. Jeremy is one of America's Top Youth Speakers, and one of the Best Keynote Motivational Speakers for Teachers.

    For more information about Jeremy and his services visit his website at  https://www.jeremyanderson.org  Check out some of Jeremy's motivational videos below.

    - Top School Motivational Speaker >>
    - Jeremy's School Take Over >>
    - Motivation for Teachers >>

  • Standard Based Grading Icon

    What You Need to Know About Standard-Based Grading (SBG)

    Standard-Based Grading is a way for the school or teacher to tell you how your child is progressing toward mastery of a new skill or knowledge. Check out this handy infographic for a better understanding about what SBG is and how it benefits your child.

    Find Out More: English | Español

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    Media Releases

    For additional information and past stories about the Pendergast School District, please visit our Media Section.