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District or Charter Name Grade Points Website
BASIS Schools* A 161
Benson Unified School District A 161
Vail Unified District A 157
Catalina Foothills Unified District A 155
Queen Creek Unified District A 154
Cave Creek Unified District A 153
Higley Unified School District A 151
Ball Charter Schools* A 150
Eduprize Schools* A 150
Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center High Schools* A 150
The Academy of Tucson* A 149
Litchfield Elementary District A 149
Chandler Unified School District A 148
Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools* A 148
Ash Fork Joint Unified District A 147
Tanque Verde Unified District A 147
Glendale Union High School District A 147
Legacy Traditional Schools* A 146
Deer Valley Unified District A 146
Gilbert Unified District A 145
Great Hearts Academies* A 144
Paradise Schools* A 143
Tempe Union High School District A 143
Heber-Overgaard Unified District A 141
Kingman Academy of Learning* A 141
Palominas Elementary District A 141
Madison Elementary District A 140
Kyrene Elementary District A 140
Scottsdale Unified District A 140
Fountain Hills Unified District A 140


*Charter system

“A” grades were awarded to school districts and charter systems that earned at least 140 of a possible 200 points using the Arizona Department of Education’s A-F School Accountability Letter Grade System.

In addition to receiving an “A” letter grade, districts and charter systems had to meet the following criteria to qualify:

  • Operate multiple school sites

While this list focuses on those high performing organizations impacting a large number of students, many districts and charters have individual schools that have received “A” letter grades. Those schools can all be found in the list available at the link below. It is also important to note that many small or single-school districts and charter systems have also received “A” letter grades.

Please CLICK HERE to view the list of individual schools that received an “A” letter grade for the 2012-2013 school year.