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


*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.