The Arizona Department of Education has released its new letter grading system for school districts. Over 70 Arizona school districts/charters received A’s and little over 40 received D’s.
According to the Arizona Department of Education the A-F letter grade system provides a clearer picture of school performance to parents and compares schools on a fairer, more equitable basis.
“For the first time districts will receive a letter grade for their academic performance so that parents and community members can hold school boards accountable and, in turn, school boards can hold superintendents accountable,” Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal.
The results of Pima County Schools are not surprising in some cases; both TUSD and SUSD earned C’s, and surprising in others; Tucson Country Day and Khalsa earned B’s.
Pima County Schools Charters/Districts listed by grade
Academy of Tucson, Inc.
Accelerated Elementary and Secondary Schools
BASIS School, Inc.
Catalina Foothills Unified District
Daisy Education Corporation dba Sonoran Science Academy
Desert Springs Academy
El Pueblo Integral – Teaching & Learning Collaborative
Tanque Verde Unified District
Vail Unified District
Academy of Mathematics and Science, Inc.
Altar Valley Elementary District
Amphitheater Unified District
Carden of Tucson, Inc.
Continental Elementary District
Flowing Wells Unified District
Great Expectations Academy
Hermosa Montessori Charter School
Khalsa Family Services
Marana Unified District
Math and Science Success Academy, Inc.
Pima Unified District
Sahuarita Unified District
Sonoran Science Academy – Broadway
Sonoran Science Academy – Davis Monthan
The Charter Foundation, Inc.
Tucson Country Day School, Inc.
Tucson Small School Project
El Centro for the Study of Primary and Secondary Education, Inc.
Griffin Foundation, Inc. The
Pima Prevention Partnership dba Pima Partnership Academy
Portable Practical Educational Preparation, Inc. (PPEP, Inc.)
Sunnyside Unified District
TAG Elementary, Inc.
Tucson Unified District
Ajo Unified District
Arizona Community Development Corporation
Ha:san Educational Services
Indian Oasis-Baboquivari Unified District
MultiDimensional Literacy Corp.
Pima Prevention Partnership dba Pima Partnership School, The
Tucson International Academy, Inc.
Wildcat Secondary School