Arizona Department of Education – Special Education Services

Address: 3300 N. Central Avenue, Dept. of Education - Exceptional Student Services
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 542-4013 Fax: (602) 542-5404 Email: NO EMAIL Website:

The Arizona Department of Education and its chief position, a publicly elected state Superintendent of Public Instruction, were created upon the ratification of the Arizona Constitution. The job of the state superintendent is to “superintend” the K-12 public education system in Arizona through the state department of education.  As stated in the state constitution, this involves providing for the students of Arizona a uniform public school system including kindergarten schools, common schools, high schools and normal schools.

Arizona Public Education Facts

As of September 2011, the Arizona K-12 public education system is comprised of the following:

    The Arizona Department of Education, the State Board of Education, 15 County School Districts and hundreds of district and charter governing boards
    225 School Districts, 374 charter holders and 13 Joint Technological Education Districts
    Over 2200 public schools
    Over 60,000 certified teachers
    Over 1,000,000 students

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