The 2013-2014 A-F letter grades have been released by the Arizona Department of Education. The Tempe Union High School District again received the letter grade “A” and for the first time, so did all six of its comprehensive high schools:


“A” Rated


  • Tempe Union High School District (4th year)
  • Corona del Sol High School (4th year)
  • Desert Vista High School (4th year)
  • McClintock High School (4th year)
  • Mountain Pointe High School (2nd year)
  • Tempe High School (2nd year)
  • Marcos de Niza High School (1st year)


This is the fourth year of the state letter grades, which are one measure of a school’s achievement and indicate the Tempe Union High School District and its schools demonstrated an “excellent” level of performance.

Each TUHSD school showed higher academic growth than the state median. This is the first time Marcos de Niza has received the “A” rating. Improvement in AIMS scores and overall growth were factors.

“We are proud of the work our schools have done to either maintain their “A” grade or improve their grade to an “A” without compromising the rigor of our instructional program. We will continue to grow and improve in our mission of excellence in teaching and learning,” said Tempe Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Baca.

Compadre Academy, Tempe Union’s only alternative school, received a letter grade of “C-Alt” and was evaluated using the alternative school accountability model.

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