Gateway Pointe earns "A" from State Department of Education

Gateway Pointe earns "A" from State Department of Education 

Dear Gateway Families,

It is with great pleasure that I share the following news with you.  Each year the Arizona State Board of Education (ABE) publishes letter grades for all public schools as part of their performance accountability system. Letter grades for the 2017-2018 school year were released on October 5th of this year.

I am thrilled to share with you all that Gateway Pointe once again earned the grade of “A”. Gateway Pointe’s performance was among the top five in the Higley Unified School District, placing our school in the top 15% of the entire state. Not only did our students perform exceptionally well, but our school increased its overall score by over 6% from the prior year.  Further, fewer than 100 schools in the state of Arizona with the designation of being a Full Title I school achieved this highest letter grade.

We are so proud of the dedication of our students, teachers and families who have all continued to strive for growth in academic achievement. While we are excited to celebrate this achievement, we believe there is always more we can do.  We will continue to monitor our instructional delivery, enrichment programming and targeted interventions to make sure each Gator is given the opportunity to meet their highest potential. Together we can create a rich environment that meets students’ needs for a well-rounded learning experience.


Dr. Tim Fountain

Principal-Gateway Pointe Elementary