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District or Charter Name Grade Points Website
Dysart Unified District A 140
Peoria Unified School District A 140
St. David Unified School District A 140
Kyrene Elementary District A 141
Tempe Union High School District A 142
Heber-Overgaard Unified District A 142
Madison Elementary District A 142
Twenty-First Century Charter Schools* A 143
Joseph City Unified District A 143
American Leadership Academy* A 143
Ball Charter Schools* A 143
Scottsdale Unified District A 144
Litchfield Elementary District A 145
Gilbert Unified District A 145
Benson Unified School District A 145
Deer Valley Unified District A 145
Montessori Education Centre* A 145
Eduprize Schools* A 145
Academy of Math and Science* A 146
Paradise Schools* A 146
The Academy of Tucson* A 146
AmeriSchools* A 147
Tanque Verde Unified District A 149
Glendale Union High School District A 149
Sonoran Schools* A 149
Chandler Unified School District A 149
Great Hearts Academies* A 150
Legacy Traditional Schools* A 151
Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools* A 151
Espiritu Schools* A 152
Queen Creek Unified District A 153
Cave Creek Unified District A 154
Catalina Foothills Unified District A 155
Happy Valley School* A 156
Reid Traditional Schools* A 156
Heritage Academy* A 156
Vail Unified District A 157
Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center High Schools* A 158
Montessori Day Schools* A 159
Presidio Schools* A 159
Higley Unified School District A 159
Cambridge Academy* A 159
Freedom Academy* A 159
BASIS Schools* A 163
Ash Fork Joint Unified District A 165


*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. Points for charter systems operating multiple charter holders were based on average total points weighted by October 1 enrollment figures.

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 2013-2014 school year.