Palo Verde School District #49


Palo Verde Elementary has been awarded a letter grade of "B" by the state of Arizona.  Thank you to all our staff, students, parents, and community members!  Your support makes this possible.

Job Openings

Teacher of the Year

Join us in congratulating Mary Ellen Sharits as the Westside Impact Teacher of the Year

Supply Wish List

Thank you for supporting our classrooms by donating classroom supplies!  Below is a link to our grade level wish lists.

Supply Wish List 2024-2025 

School Supply Lists for Palo Verde Elementary


Welcome to the website of Palo Verde Elementary School District. We hope you'll take some time to browse through our site and find out more about our district and what we have to offer our students, employees, and our community. If you have questions, we hope you'll contact us directly.

Whether you need to know about student registration, employment opportunities, calendar events, or just want to know what's for lunch, we're sure our website will provide you with the information you need. So, thanks for visiting Palo Verde Elementary School District, and enjoy your stay!

Tax Credit

Would you like to take $400 off of your state income tax and help Palo Verde School at the same time?  A.R.S. 43-1089.01 allows taxpayers to receive up to $400 tax credit by contributing to one of Palo Verde School's extracurricular activities. This tax credit allows any taxpayer (parent and non-parent) to take a $400 credit before paying Arizona State Income Tax while supporting school activities. 

Tax Credit Form

How to Opt-Out

You may opt out of district and news media coverage or directory information releases by completing an Opt Out  form and submitting it to the school office within the first two weeks of school or enrollment, whichever is later.  Available here:  Designation of Directory Information 

Thank you for believing in us.

Public Notices

NTC - Palo Verde ESD - 2024 M&O Election - Request for Arguments (TRANSLATED)(6177875.2).pdf

Override 2024 Request for Arguments

Average Teacher Salaries

Average Teacher Salaries

Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2025 (budget year)  $56325

Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2024 (prior year)            $54871

Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year                              $1454

Percentage increase 3%

Average teacher salaries computed on base salary only. Does not include Results Based Funding stipend for teachers off the schedule. Does not include Classroom site Fund Base or Performance pay, which varies from year to year. Does not include teachers that don't have data in both fiscal years

portrait of superintendent Robert Aldridge

Superintendent, Robert Aldridge

A Message from Our Superintendent

Welcome to the website of Palo Verde Elementary School, home of the Eagles. Our website allows you to gain information and stay updated about the events taking place at Palo Verde School. It also provides a method for teachers and administrators to share some of the exciting events that are part of our educational programs. Please join us as often as possible on the website or at one of our events to get a first hand experience of "Eagle Pride."

I feel honored to serve as superintendent/principal of Palo Verde Elementary School because we have a dedicated staff and great kids! We are committed to providing a positive learning environment where children become self-directed learners, risk-takers, and responsible, respectful citizens.

We are looking forward to working with you and your children this year. It is our belief that the school-home partnership must be strong for your child to succeed in school. I invite you to become active, supportive partners in the education of your children.

One very important and practical way we can work together is for all of us to do everything we can to ensure good school attendance. Attendance every day is vital to children's learning.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or visit our school.


Robert Aldridge


School District history in Stories and Photos

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