The Flagstaff Unified School District education programs for student in kindergarten through high school are widely
recognized as among the finest in the Southwest. Since the first log-cabin school-house opened in 1883, Flagstaff
schools have been a source of pride for the community and have made an important contribution to the excellent
quality of life that makes Flagstaff one of the most desirable cities in the United States to raise a family.
The Flagstaff school district is one of the largest in the United States geographically. It encompasses 4,450 sq.
miles, with boundaries extending from Sedona on the south, nearly to the Grand Canyon on the north, and within ten miles
of Winslow in the east.
The district includes eleven kindergarten through sixth grade elementary school within the city limits, one K-6 elementary
school in the Doney Park area of Coconino County five miles north of town, a K-8 elementary facility in Sedona and a K-8
school in Leupp, some 35 miles east of Flagstaff on the Navajo Reservation.
The district also contains three high schools and two junior high schools. Flagstaff High School and Coconino High School
are four-year institutions offering a complete range of academic, business, technical, and vocational programs for students
in grades 9-12. Sinagua High School opened in 1989 and when fully occupied will be a full-service school also.
The Flagstaff School District offers a full range of instruction from basic education to programs for the gifted and
talented. Teacher and educators at all grade levels work constantly to ensure that the curriculum keeps pace with the
latest developments in course content and instructional methods.
Newcomers often ask, "Which neighborhood has the best school?" The only correct answer to that question is "All of
them" because one of the district's primary goals in cirriculum development is maintenance of consistency and uniformity
in cirricula throughout the district.