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Why Choose Avondale Elementary School District?

Avondale ESD is a fast-growing leader in public education serving students from preschool through eighth grade, located 15 miles west of downtown Phoenix. Our schools serve the students residing in the cities of Avondale and Goodyear. Our nine schools serve approximately 6,000 students, supported by a dedicated staff actively involved in various programs to ensure student success.

We are incredibly proud that Avondale ESD was voted as the Best Place to Work in the West Valley in 2023 and 2024 by the Community’s Choice “Best of the Desert” Awards, and were voted the 2023 Best School District in the “Best of the Best” Awards.  Six of our schools were named 2024 Best Elementary and Middle Schools by U.S. News and World Report; and a number of our schools have been named Best Public Schools.  In addition, we have an award-winning preschool program and before and after-school childcare programs.  Avondale ESD is the West Valley’s choice!

Join Our Team

We invite you to join the Avondale team as we:

Support learning through

  • Attracting and retaining highly qualified, passionate, and committed educators
  • Offering a comprehensive and challenging academic curriculum
  • Implementing ongoing assessments to address each student's needs
  • Providing after-school tutoring programs

Make a difference through

  • Offering summer school and intersession programs
  • Having school counselors available on every campus
  • Providing classroom support and school services departments

Realize potential through

  • Offering after-school athletic programs
  • Maintaining an instrumental band program on each campus
  • Conducting early release professional development sessions weekly to help support and grow our teachers

Benefits & More

Provide competitive benefits and stipends such as. . .

  • Major medical insurance
  • Wellness WellStyles Incentives (HDHP: HSA Contribution & Wellness Incentives / PPO: Wellness Incentives)
  • Life insurance equal to base salary
  • Arizona State Retirement - with Employer matching contribution
  • Leave days
  • Performance Pay
  • An array of stipends such as, but not limited to: 
    • National Board Certification, ESL, Bilingual, Special Education, Master Teacher, Mentor Teacher, GEARS, 
    • Sign On Compensation
    • Staff Stabilization Compensation
  • Employee Referral Program Compensation
  • Weekly early release for professional development

Explore Our Careers

Learn about all the opportunities at our district and why our staff chooses AESD!  What makes Avondale ESD the district of choice?  View these videos and hear from members of our team.


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Careers Contact

Human Resources
P: (623) 772-5000
F: (623) 772-5001