"Empower students for life-long learning through effective instructional strategies within a culture of respect and responsibility."
Maryvale is known for having an outstanding Performing Arts program which includes Touring Guitar Ensemble, Choir, Jazz Choir, Marching and Concert Honors Band, Jazz Band, Honors Orchestra, Piano, Dance and Drama courses. Our Touring Guitar Ensemble has performed for audiences on the East and West Coasts and in Europe.
Competitive athletic programs such as football, soccer, basketball, track and field, cross country, spirit line, tennis, golf, baseball, softball, wrestling, and volleyball are offered to all students. Maryvale is proud to have the youngest Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling among its alumni, Henry Cejudo. Also among alumni are Frank Garcia, Darren Woodson and Phillippi Sparks who played in the National Football League. Maryvale offers membership in over sixty student clubs and organizations for all students.
The Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board has called for a 15 percent Maintenance and Operations Budget Override and Bond election for November 7, 2017. The action was taken at the May 4 Governing Board meeting.
The election will be a mailed ballot-only election with ballots mailed to qualified electors residing within the District.
The override asks voters for authorization to continue the current 15 percent override for fiscal year 2018-2019 and six subsequent years. This would be a continuation of the existing override approved by voters in 2013. There would be no additional taxes if the override is approved. The override provides for over 400 teachers and support staff that directly impacts students and student achievement.
The bond would be for $269 million to fund capital improvements over and above those funded by the state. The District annual capital budget has been cut from $21 million to just under $2 million since the Recession. The bulk of the bond would fund maintenance, and renovation of school buildings and technology.