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Groundbreaking Ceremony


The Peoria Unified School District held a groundbreaking ceremony on its 33rd elementary school the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 21. Guests parked at the City of Peoria's Sunrise Mountain Library located at 21109 N. 98th Ave., just north of Lake Pleasant Parkway, at 7:15 a.m. and took the shuttle bus to the groundbreaking site. The groundbreaking ceremony began at 7:30 a.m. and brought in a large group of spectators. Following the groundbreaking ceremony, guests went back to Sunrise Mountain Library at 7:45 a.m. where they were able to view renderings of the new school.

The new school has a name!

At the Governing Board Meeting on October 22, Peoria Unified Board Members approved the name of the district's 33rd elementary school. The new name of the school is Sunset Heights Elementary School!

Proposed Timeline

July 2013 - Construction documents sent to architects

August 2013 - Governing Board approves budget plan for elementary school #33

August 2013 - Name That School Contest Kickoff

September 2013 - Names Due for Contest

October 2013 - Bring Name Recommendations to the Governing Board

October 2013 - Announce School Name

August 2014 - School Opens to Students Kindergarten Through Seventh-Grade 

Information and Updates

During the August 13, 2013 Board Meeting, Board Members received a presentation on the progress of construction on Elementary School #33 which included an update on the Guaranteed Maximum Pricing (GMP) of the school. The presentation shared during the Board Meeting is available here.


The physical address of the new elementary school will be 9687 W. Adam Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382.