Welcome Back 21-22

Welcome Back!
Posted on 07/27/2021
Welcome Back


The Buckeye Union High School community encompasses approximately 1,200 square miles and currently serves about 4,700 students grades 9 through 12. The Buckeye Union High School District (BUHSD) was founded in 1921 and serves the rapidly growing cities of Buckeye, a portion of Goodyear, and other surrounding areas. BUHSD has a rich agricultural tradition mixed with modern suburbia which makes it a great place to live, learn, and work. Currently, there are three comprehensive high schools and a Learning Center within BUHSD. Buckeye Union High School was founded in 1921.  Eighty years later, Estrella Foothills High School opened in 2001, Youngker High School in 2007, and the Learning Center in 2011. BUHSD receives students from the Arlington, Buckeye, Liberty, and Palo Verde Elementary School Districts.

As a district, we are very proud of the rich traditions that have been established in our schools and the opportunities living in a small-town community provides to our students. In BUHSD, we are committed to the success of all students through building relationships, establishing relevance, and increasing rigor.  The primary goal of BUHSD is to develop students who think critically, apply knowledge at high levels, and use technology to access, evaluate, and communicate information. Both rigorous academic standards and 21st century skills are a bridge to authentic, intellectually challenging work by students.   BUHSD delivers its mission through a strong academic program, a wide range of co-curricular offerings, and a commitment to provide excellence tailored to the individual needs of every student. The district’s System of Learning personifies graduates who are Future Ready and prepared for their next steps after high school graduation and their choice of Career Pathways. The Future Ready program is based on six principals that focus on preparing students for post-graduation success.

In BUHSD our students have outstanding educational opportunities in traditional academic programs, along with individualized opportunities through our Career and Technical Education department, our English Language Acquisition program, our Exceptional Students Services program, and a large variety of extracurricular activities. As a district we understand the importance of the information age and 21st century skills for our students. We are a 1:1 district with all students being issued a laptop device for their personal use for the school year. We also understand the importance of educating the whole child and we encourage all students to plug in and find a way to get more involved in their school. Our schools offer a variety of both athletic and extracurricular opportunities for our students' interests and desires. Athletically, our schools are members of the Arizona Athletic Association as members of the 4A Southwest Region. We believe it is those extracurricular opportunities that complete the high school experience for our students and become the memories they have for the rest of their lifetime.

It is the mission of BUHSD to inspire minds to change the world… everyone, everyday. We look forward to the relationships we will forge together with you during your time in BUHSD. While we have recently experienced unprecedented times in our Country, in our State, and as a District, we have endured and we look forward to seeing our students back on campus while continuing to provide the best possible education for our students; keeping student and staff safety as one of our highest priorities. I hope you have a great 2021-22 school year.


Dr. Steve Bebee
BUHSD Superintendent