Welcome to Tolleson Elementary School District

At Tolleson Elementary School District (Tolleson ESD) we are all treasure hunters committed to search for all the talents, skills, and intelligence that exist in all children and youth. We believe all children are capable of successNo Exceptions!

Located just off Interstate 10 west of downtown Phoenix, our four schools—Arizona Desert, Desert Oasis, Porfirio H. Gonzales, and Sheely Farms—are ready to welcome you and your children to enroll at any time throughout the year.

From Our Superintendent

Dear Tolleson ESD Families & Community,

As we approach this new school year, I want to share our Strategic Plan Priority Goals for the 2023–2024 school year. They include the following:

  • Ensure instruction, curriculum and assessment are relevant and rigorous to promote academic and life success for students.
  • Foster the social-emotional learning, character development, and mental health for all students.
  • Recruit, develop, maintain, and support diverse, high-quality, high-performing staff committed to the district’s mission and to the field of education.
  • Intentionally engage parents and caregivers in all aspects of learning.

Thanks for your support throughout the school year to help us achieve our goals!


    Dr. Lupita Hightower

    Dr. Lupita Hightower
    Treasure Hunter & Superintendent
    Tolleson Elementary School District