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Luke Elementary Named a Top Public School for Best of the Desert Awards


DYSART SCHOOLS - Luke Elementary School is one of the top schools nominated for Best Public School in the Best of the Desert Community’s Choice Awards.  Luke’s selection was based on nominations from community members during the initial round in January. The voting round runs from March 13-27, and the community can vote once a day for their favorites among the top finalists in various categories at Community Choice voting site.  

Luke Elementary School is “A” rated by the state accountability letter grades. In October, 2023, Luke was named the first Purple Star Candidate School in the state of Arizona for their strong support of military families through numerous partnerships with Luke Air Force Base, their student transition program, designated staff point of contact, staff training, and dedicated web page resources for military students and families. In September of 2023 Principal Kara Sehr was named the Principal of the Month by Grand Canyon University, and in 2022-2023, Luke was named an APS/NAU STEM Focus School for the Future. 

About Luke Elementary School 

Luke Elementary School is a preschool through eighth grade school with over 500 students that is situated next door to Luke Air Force Base at 7300 North Dysart Road in Glendale, Arizona. It has served the community since 1958. Learn more at

About the Best of the Desert Community’s Choice Awards 

Each year, the Best of the Desert Community’s Choice Awards recognizes more than 660 businesses and organizations among more than 220 categories. The awards program starts with public nominations, and from the top nominees in each category, the voting round selects the finalists and winners.

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