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. 


About our District


 The Maricopa Unified School District in Maricopa, Arizona is located near Phoenix and serves students in Maricopa and the surrounding areas. Our district is proud of our dedicated and high-quality teachers and our outstanding facilities. 


MUSD Motto

"Dream. Learn. Become."



MUSD Goals

1. Improve student learning and become an "A" rated school district with each school achieving an "A" grade. 

2. Increase and expand innovative learning opportunities

3. Recruit, train and retain a high quality staff

4. Improve instructional technology


Our Vision

Our Mission

Maricopa UNIFIED - A community dedicated to student success The mission of the Maricopa Unified School District is to ensure all students achieve excellence by preparing them to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens who value innovation and global diversity. 


We believe:

1. Students are our highest priority. 

2. In providing a safe learning environment.

3. In strong partnerships with teachers, support staff, administrators, parent's/families and community. 

4. In meeting the individual education needs of each student. 

5. In helping students develop the skills they need to achieve their potential. 

6. Excellence is achieved by maintaining high expectations. 

7. Academic success requires accountability. 


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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