San Tan Elementary and All Higley Schools Earn 'A' Ratings from
Arizona Department of
The Arizona Department of Education recently released school
performance rankings based on spring 2014 AIMS scores. We are proud to
announce that all elementary, middle and high schools in the Higley
Unified School District earned “A” ratings.
The news was announced as nearly 12,000 students in preschool through
high school began their first day of the 2014-15 school year.
For the last four years, the
Arizona Department of Education has rated school performances with letter grades
based on academic growth and student achievement. This is the fourth year in a
row that the Higley Unified School District has earned an “A” grade. Higley
Unified School District was the top point earner for large, public school
districts in Arizona this year. In fact, five of our eight elementary schools
are in the Top 10 percent of all K-6 schools in Arizona.
“We are elated to share our ‘A’
grades with Higley families, the Towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek and the entire
Valley,” said Superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell. “It is a testament to the work
of our teachers, staff, students and families. Finding out Higley is the top,
large school district in the state brings recognition to the hard work of the
entire Higley schools community. From students and their parents to the
teachers, bus drivers, classroom aides and school principals, we wish to thank
everyone for their efforts that contribute to making Higley the best district in