On October 31, 2019, the new A-F letter grades were released by the Arizona State Board of Education.
The formula that determines school labels uses a wide range of academic measures, including results from the AzMERIT test and academic growth.
The district’s overall results show excellent growth-with eight schools moving up one letter grade and a total of 16 schools that are “A” labeled. Peoria Elementary School saw the most growth moving from a “D” label in 2017-18 to a “B” label for the 2018-19 school year. This year was also the first for school labels for alternative schools and the Peoria Flex Academy scored a “B” label.
Here are a few important things to keep in mind about the labeling system:
Teachers have multiple ways they measure student learning. The A-F Accountability System is just one of those tools. Throughout the school year, there are many ways teachers assess how students are doing in their classroom, including classwork, homework, quizzes, projects, and teacher and counselor observations about your child’s growth. Remember, your child’s teachers and our administrative team is your best resource for information about individual and overall academic progress.
We're proud of our schools for their growth. The district’s overall results show excellent growth – with eight schools moving up one letter grade and a total of 16 schools that are “A” labeled.
For questions regarding your child's school, be sure to contact your principal.