In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide achievement test, AzMERIT, for Arizona students. In order to help communicate the purpose of the new test and several important aspects of the upcoming implementation process, the Arizona Department of Education has created a series of helpful resources to guide all stakeholders. Please check this page often as we will regularly be adding new resources including vendor-specific documents.
ADE’s new school report card system is now available at www.azreportcards.com. Included in the report cards are AIMS and other test results, contact information, and 2013 A-F Letter Grades for schools, districts and charter holders across Arizona.
Arizona’s A-F Letter Grades are designed to place equal value on current year achievement and longitudinal academic growth, specifically the growth of all students as well as a school’s lowest achieving students. Click here for more information and a 2014 timeline.
Top School District and Charter System Ranking – Click Here to view top-ranked individual schools.
|District or Charter Name||Grade||Points||Website|
|Ash Fork Joint Unified District||A||165||http://www.afjusd.org/|
|Montessori Day Schools*||A||159||http://mdpsc.org/|
|Higley Unified School District||A||159||http://www.husd.org|
|Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center High Schools*||A||158||http://www.aaechighschools.com/|
|Vail Unified District||A||157||http://www.vail.k12.az.us/|
|Happy Valley School*||A||156||http://happyvalleyschool.org/|
|Reid Traditional Schools*||A||156||http://reidtraditional.com/|
|Catalina Foothills Unified District||A||155||http://www.cfsd16.org/|
|Cave Creek Unified District||A||154||http://www.ccusd93.org|
|Queen Creek Unified District||A||153||http://www.qcusd.org/|
|Legacy Traditional Schools*||A||151||http://www.legacytraditional.org/|
|Benjamin Franklin Charter Schools*||A||151||http://www.benjaminfranklincharterschool.com/|
|Great Hearts Academies*||A||150||http://www.greatheartsaz.org/|
|Tanque Verde Unified District||A||149||http://www.tanqueverdeschools.org/|
|Glendale Union High School District||A||149||http://www.guhsdaz.org/|
|Chandler Unified School District||A||149||http://www.chandler.k12.az.us/|
|Academy of Math and Science*||A||146||http://www.amstucson.org/|
|The Academy of Tucson*||A||146||http://www.academyoftucson.com/|
|Litchfield Elementary District||A||145||http://www.lesd.k12.az.us/|
|Gilbert Unified District||A||145||http://www.gilbertschools.net|
|Benson Unified School District||A||145||http://www.bensonsd.k12.az.us/|
|Deer Valley Unified District||A||145||http://www.dvusd.org|
|Montessori Education Centre*||A||145||http://www.montessorictr.org/|
|Scottsdale Unified District||A||144||http://www.susd.schoolfusion.us/|
|Twenty-First Century Charter Schools*||A||143||http://bennettacademy.com|
|Joseph City Unified District||A||143||http://www.josephcityschools.org/|
|American Leadership Academy*||A||143||http://www.alaschools.org/|
|Ball Charter Schools*||A||143||http://www.azballcharterschools.org/|
|Tempe Union High School District||A||142||https://www.tuhsd.k12.az.us|
|Heber-Overgaard Unified District||A||142||http://www.heberovergaardschools.org/|
|Madison Elementary District||A||142||http://www.madisonaz.org/|
|Kyrene Elementary District||A||141||http://www.kyrene.org|
|Dysart Unified District||A||140||https://www.dysart.org/|
|Peoria Unified School District||A||140||https://www.peoriaud.k12.az.us|
|St. David Unified School District||A||140||http://stdavidschools.org/|
“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.
On August 2, 2012, Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal announced the release of Arizona’s 2011-2012 A-F letter grades for all district and charter schools in the state. New this year are three additional letter grade models designed for small, K-2, and alternative schools, which should provide even greater value to parents as they choose appropriate placement for their students.
A-F Letter Grades
2011-2012 A-F Letter Grades for All Schools by Type — This Excel workbook contains four separate tabs (traditional schools, small schools, K-2 schools, and alternative schools)
2012 AIMS Results — This Excel workbook contains five separate tabs with distinct breakdowns of 2012 AIMS results (by school, by school and grade, by LEA and grade, by county and grade, and at the state level by grade)