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


*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.