Ganado Unified School District

Welcome to the online home of the Ganado United School District! We are located in the Navajo Nation Tribe in northeastern Arizona. Steeped in the ancient traditions of the Navajo, the spirit of who we are flows deeply through our district's belief system and manifests itself in all we do.

We invite you to take some time to get to know our district and all that we do for our students and community. Our schools take pride in the programs and services they offer their students. Ganado USD provides the latest technology, resources, and instructional aids to ensure students are ready for post-secondary education and beyond.

A Message from Our Superintendent

Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Community Members,


First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the Ganado Unified School District governing board members for giving me the opportunity to lead the Ganado Unified School District. By working together harmoniously with the governing board and my administration, great things will happen to the benefit of all of our Ganado students.

Our mission statement is “to ensure all students a quality education and strengthen Dine cultural values for life long learning.”

Our schools are dedicated to providing safe, secure, and nurturing environments that facilitate and enhance student achievement and success.

Our vision “is to be a professional learning community that focuses on all students exceeding educational expectations.”

Our children are the most important thing to our schools, to the community, and to the future of the Navajo Nation and America.  We not only ask for your support but also for your involvement in the educational life of your child. 

If you would ever want to meet with me and share your concerns or ideas, please come visit me at my office at the district administration building. Call (928) 755-1010 if you need to reach me or set up a meeting with me. My door is always open to everyone.

Sincerely yours,

James Phillips

James (Jim) Phillips

“Success for Every Child Everyday”

Highway 264, Post Office Box 1757, Ganado, Arizona 86505-1757 | Phone: 928-755-1000