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Dysart to Add Middle Schools in 2021-2022


The Dysart Unified School District Governing Board has approved the offering of middle school options for the 2021-2022 school year. Middle schools will allow 5-8 grade students to participate in unique academic, elective and extracurricular opportunities that will help prepare them for high school.

Ashton Ranch, Cimarron Springs, Dysart Elementary, and Sonoran Heights will transition to grade 5-8 middle schools for the upcoming school year, and will be paired with K-4 elementary schools at Countryside, Western Peaks, El Mirage Elementary and Rancho Gabriela. Middle school students will study a foreign language, take introductory Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, and have the opportunity to choose electives and earn high school credit. Details about middle schools may be found at

Students living within an area impacted by a middle school boundary change that affects their home school will automatically be enrolled in the correct home school for the 2021-2022 school year. For students that do not live within a middle school attendance boundary, Open Enrollment is always an option as long as space is available. 

As a result of this change for the 2021-2022 school year, Dysart will have a wider variety of grade configurations for parents to choose from, including Preschool, K-4, K-8, 5-8, and 9-12. Additionally, parents may choose a school that best meets their child’s needs based on specific programs or focus.  Parents may apply for Open Enrollment for any Dysart school that is outside of their regular attendance zone at

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