Dr. Steve Chestnut

Dr. Steve Chestnut is the Superintendent of the Maricopa Unified School District, where he was appointed in 2012. During his tenure, the district has increased its letter grade from “C” to “B”, implemented a unique academic focus at each school, and last November the community approved a ten percent override proposal. He was the 2010 Washington State Superintendent of the Year. 


Tax Credit Information


Did you know that there’s an easy way to help our schools that won’t cost you anything? Arizona Tax Law allows taxpayers to receive a tax credit of up to $400 for donating money to certain public school programs. This allows you to donate to the program of your choice and then receive a dollar for dollar tax credit! This deduction is a “win – win” situation for taxpayers, and the District encourages each resident to consider this financially savvy opportunity.

Who is eligible?

All Arizona individual taxpayers are eligible to participate, regardless of whether they have children in school or not. An individual can contribute any amount up to $200, and a couple filing jointly may contribute up to $400.

Can I designate where my money goes?

Yes! You can choose which school to donate to and which activity or activities you’d like to support. Your donation must go toward an extracurricular activity at a school, which includes any school sponsored activity that requires enrolled students to pay fees in order to participate.

Schools in our District

Butterfield Elementary School
Desert Wind Middle School
Maricopa Elementary School
Maricopa High School
Maricopa Wells Middle School
Pima Butte Elementary School
Santa Cruz Elementary School
Saddleback Elementary School
Santa Rosa Elementary School

How do I donate?

Simply write a check, or donate online*, for any amount up to $200 if you file taxes individually, and up to $400 if you are a couple filing jointly. Make the check out to any of our schools listed above or to Maricopa Unified School District. You can designate an extracurricular activity if you’d like. Send the check to our district office:

Maricopa Unified School - District Office
44150 West Maricopa/Casa Grande Highway
Maricopa, AZ 85138

For more information about how you and the District can benefit from this program please call (520) 568-5100 x1027.

We appreciate your support!

*Please note that there is a 3.99% online payment fee that is deducted from the donation at the time of posting.



Butterfield Elementary School

Maricopa Elementary

Pima Butte Elementary

Saddleback Elementary

Santa Cruz Elementary

Santa Rosa Elementary



Desert Wind Middle School

Maricopa Wells Middle School


Maricopa High School

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