Six great schools. Hundreds of exceptional educators. One common culture.

Why you should send your children to the Balsz District

  • The Balsz School District consists of six exceptional schools in east Phoenix — Orangedale Early Learning Center, Crockett Elementary, Griffith Elementary, Brunson-Lee Elementary, Pat Tillman Middle School, and Balsz Online Academy. It is home to hundreds of dedicated, professional educators who place our children and families as their top priority.

    While each school is different and has its own strengths, there are some common threads throughout the culture you’ll see at Balsz schools. We focus on creating safe, inclusive and diverse learning environments that are a nurturing place for children to grow and develop.

    Our highly trained teachers — including many nationally certified educators — work with parents and families to provide the best pathway for success for our students. Our schools focus on providing the essential tools for students to succeed in high school and beyond.

    And our community partnerships — including Educare Arizona, the Bob & Renee Parsons Boys & Girls Club, Mountain Park Health Center, and Mindfulness First — help us provide a broad spectrum of services, programs and support to the families we serve.

    The Balsz community is a unique and diverse place, and one we are proud to be a part of. Our schools are a welcoming home for our students and a great place for them to start their educational journey. We invite your child to attend one of our five incredible schools and enjoy a safe, high-quality learning experience.