The Arizona Department of Education A-F letter grade system evaluates both academic outcomes and academic growth.
In 2013, our district increased A-grade schools from 15 to 20; our combined A- and B-graded schools increased from 31 to 35. Even of our 17 Title Schools received a grade of A or B.
The Arizona Business and Education Coalition & National Center for Educational Achievement included a number of PV Schools on its 2013 Higher Performing List: Boulder Creek, Copper Canyon, Desert Springs Preparatory, Desert Trail,
Echo Mountain Intermediate, Hidden Hills, Mercury Mine, North Ranch, Pinnacle Peak, Quail Run, Sandpiper, Sonoran Sky, Wildfire and Grayhawk, which was one of eight schools receiving the coalition's highest honor.