Explorer Middle School

Taking Pride in Our Past, and Looking Forward to a Bright Future

Explorer Middle School opened in the fall of 1997 and is located on 40th Street, north of Deer Valley Road. Explorer is located in a rapidly developing area of Northern Phoenix, which boasts several new neighborhood communities. The region features a variation of dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities for the whole family to enjoy.

The vision of Explorer Middle School is to be a great, adolescent-centered learning community, where students are expected to meet high academic standards, contribute as positive citizens in our community, and become productive members of the 21st century. We are committed to providing innovative and challenging experiences through our curriculum, instruction, and assessment that are aligned with state standards. We are dedicated to providing support and time for students to meet rigorous standards. We are committed to providing our students frequent exposure to the visual and performing arts, physical fitness, foreign language and technology.

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An 'A' Rated School

The Arizona Department of Education has given Explorer Middle School an “A” letter grade. This means that we have seen distinguished performance on the statewide assessment, and/or significant student growth, high 4-year graduation rates, and/or students are on track to proficiency, and/or overall performance is significantly higher than the state average. Please note: “A” schools may not meet each of these descriptors.

For further explanation of the letter grades, view the A-F School Accountability Letter Grade System guide for parents.

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Engage, Experience, Empower, Explore

22401 North 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85050 (get directions)

Attendance: (602) 449-4201
Office: (602) 449-4200
Nurse: (602) 449-4203
Fax: (602) 449-4205

School Hours: 9:00 a.m - 3:40 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Early Release: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.