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. 


Strategic Plan

Over a series of five meetings beginning January, 2013, the superintendent led a strategic planning process with the assistance of thirty people.  This group included teachers, classified staff, administrators, three high school students, parents, community members, and two Governing Board members. The purpose of the plan is to provide a “road map” for the school district for the next three years, particularly in the area of improving student achievement. At their meeting on September 11, 2013, the Governing Board approved the plan.

Newly Updated Strategic Plan and SMART Goals

Strategic Plan Update 2/28/2017


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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