Case Study
Mesa Public Schools
Mesa, Arizona

Mesa Public Schools Relies on its Long-Time Partnership with Trox to Improve Collaborative Learning and Interactivity in Nearly 90 Schools

by Jenni Ottum

April 6, 2021


Established in 1946, Mesa Public Schools is the largest public school district in Arizona. Each day during the school year, approximately 64,000 students attend classes at one of the nearly 90 pre-kindergarten, elementary, junior high, high school and various specialty schools that comprise the district.

Technology plays a starring role at Mesa Public Schools, where all of its high school students and a majority of its middle schoolers have been using 1:1 devices for the last couple of years. Mesa Public Schools’ journey to accelerate technology adoption began just over 10 years ago when a partnership with Trox was formed. Since then, the district has relied heavily on the Trox team for its technology and collaborative solutions needs. With one of the industry’s most comprehensive portfolios, Trox provides technology and services used daily by more than 20 million students in thousands of K-12 schools and higher-education institutions across the U.S. and Canada.

Customer Challenges

Mesa Public Schools needed to enhance collaborative learning and interactivity between students and teachers, as well as set the stage for a deeper assimilation of concepts from lessons or presentations. It also wanted to improve the teacher environment by maximizing the space available to them to display their lessons.

The Solution

Mesa Public Schools and Trox began a phased project to install Diversitrack and 75” displays in every classroom within the district. The district relied on Trox to recommend, supply, and install the track system and displays in every school. The first phase of the project has been completed. The second phase will target the remaining elementary schools still in need of the technology upgrade.

In addition, Mesa Public Schools collaborated with Trox to support the rollout of the track-mounted systems throughout schools within the district by installing on all classroom whiteboards.

Trox offers unmatched customer service. I trust that the people I work with at Trox will be by our side every step of the way in finding resolutions – not just band aids – to even some of our toughest technology-related challenges, especially as it relates to remote and hybrid learning. That, plus the team’s deep experience in the space, is what makes our partnership with Trox so exceptional.

Ryan Mitchell
Computer Repair Tech Supervisor, Mesa Public Schools


With the new track system, collaborative learning has improved at Mesa Public Schools– regardless of whether students are on or off campus. Educators can make use of PowerPoint, images and video rather than simply writing static notes on a board. As such, students can better comprehend what they are being taught. Teachers can now instruct from anywhere in the classroom because their laptops are wirelessly connected to the display. They are able to walk up and down the aisles between desks or tables to interact with smaller groups of students or even one-on-one while keeping the rest of the class engaged.

The innovative dual-track system that the district and Trox are installing allows the display to slide from side to side across the classroom’s whiteboard, maximizing the space available to teachers to display their lessons. In some classrooms, track systems up to 24 feet in length have been installed. Wall space and structural challenges to the building are the factors that determine how long the tracks can be and how quickly they can be mounted. Trox’s integration team has been particularly supportive in navigating installation issues encountered. The phased project will be completed in 2023.