Prescott Ranked Best 100 Places for Teachers to Live

June 11, 2017

Prescott Ranked Best 100 Places for Teachers to Live

If you’re a teacher passionate about teaching and reaching your students then you may want to consider venturing up north to live. The Prescott Unified School District has been ranked by a national educational magazine as one of the top 100 cities where teachers want to live.

Prescott is the one city in Arizona reported by Education Week, a magazine that allows educators to find breaking news, analysis, and opinion on K-12 education issues affecting school and district leaders, teachers, policymakers, and ed-tech professionals. Prescott is the 82nd most desirable place in the nation for a teacher to reside. The data analysis collected by GoodCall takes into account such things as crime, demographics, educational backgrounds of residents, and natural amenities.

District Superintendent Joe Howard shared the news with the Governing Board at its meeting on Tuesday night. “We’re very excited about that because we want people to know that Prescott is a good place to teach,” Howard said.

Prescott was just one of ten cities in the West to be highlighted. Arizona’s average salary is about $40,000 annually versus $54,340 nationwide. In Prescott, the median salary is about $39,750 with a range of between $34,700 and $45,891, according to state salary reports.

Prescott teachers repeatedly say the city is where they wish to work because the district leadership supports, encourages and appreciates them and parents and community member’s alike value and support public education. Northern Arizona is also a beautiful setting in which to live, work and recreate, they said.

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