About the Pendergast Elementary School District

  • PESD

    3802 North 91st Avenue
    Phoenix, Arizona 85037
    Phone: (623) 772-2200
    Fax: (623) 877-8188

    In 1885, the Pendergast School District was established in a farming community serving 100 students in one school. The educational philosophy was firmly rooted in the belief that the community, staff and parents must act as a "family," providing the academic, social and emotional support necessary to nurture capable, independent young minds.

    Today, the Pendergast School District covers 20 square miles and serves the communities of Phoenix, Glendale, and Avondale. The District boundaries are from Glendale Avenue to the North and I-10 to the South, 83rd Avenue to the East and Agua Fria River to the West. The District provides excellent educational opportunities for approximately 9,000 preschool through eighth grade students on 12 campuses.

Our Mission, Vision, Values, and Motto 

  • Our Mission: Pendergast Elementary School District is a high-performing, collaborative community preparing students to compete in a globally connected society.

    Our Vision: Innovative schools. Empowered Learners.

    Our Values: 

    • Integrity
    • Inclusion
    • Innovation
    • Community

    Our Motto: We "BEE"-lieve in You!

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