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These Maricopa County Schools Get a Grade of "A"

There are more than 1,000 public schools in the Greater Phoenix area. The Arizona Department of Education ranks each school's performance based on their student academic performance. Prior to 2012 Arizona schools were ranked as excelling,  highly performing, performing or under performing. In 2012 that grading system was change to A-F letter grades. On this page you will find more than 225 schools in Maricopa County that received an excellent rating.

The top rated school districts (excludes charter holders) in Maricopa County for 2013 were:

Cave Creek Unified District
Chandler Unified District #80
Deer Valley Unified District
Fountain Hills Unified District
Gilbert Unified District
Glendale Union High School District
Higley Unified School District
Kyrene Elementary District
Litchfield Elementary District
Madison Elementary District
Queen Creek Unified District
Scottsdale Unified District
Sentinel Elementary District
Tempe Union High School District

Of course, that doesn't mean that every school in that district was an A-rated school, but rather that the performance of the district, as a whole, was exemplary. Schools are assigned points generally based on academic growth of the students and standardized test score results.

A rated schools : excellent level of performance. 

B rated schools: above average level of performance. 

C rated schools:  average level of performance.

D rated schools:  below average level of performance. 

F rated schools are those that score a D for three consecutive years. 

Use the School ID number, below, at the Arizona Department of Education website to see the address with city and zip code of the school and the number of students enrolled. From there, you can click on the name of the school to see how students performed on standardized tests.

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Traditional Schools Achieving a B Grade

Charter and Alternative Schools Achieving an A or B Grade

Top Rated Maricopa County Traditional Schools - Grade A
August 2013

LEA (District or Governing Entity) School ID School Name Grade
Alhambra Elementary District 5381 Alhambra Traditional School A
Alhambra Elementary District 5388 Granada Primary School A
Alhambra Elementary District 5383 James W. Rice Primary School A
Buckeye Union High School District 5424 Buckeye Union High School A
Cartwright Elementary District 5409 Heatherbrae School A
Cartwright Elementary District 81109 Manuel Pena Jr. School A
Cartwright Elementary District 5403 Sunset School A
Cave Creek Unified District 5134 Black Mountain Elementary School A
Cave Creek Unified District 5137 Cactus Shadows High School A
Cave Creek Unified District 78911 Sonoran Trails Middle School A
Chandler Unified District #80 5117 Anna Marie Jacobson  Elementary School A
Chandler Unified District #80 89591 Arizona College Prep Erie Campus A
Chandler Unified District #80 90302 Arizona College Prep Oakland Campus A
Chandler Unified District #80 85838 Audrey & Robert Ryan Elementary A
Chandler Unified District #80 79247 Basha Elementary A
Chandler Unified District #80 79633 Basha High School A
Chandler Unified District #80 5125 Bogle Junior High School A
Chandler Unified District #80 5127 Chandler High School A
Chandler Unified District #80 5119 Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman A
Chandler Unified District #80 88404 Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence A
Chandler Unified District #80 80102 Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus A
Chandler Unified District #80 85837 Chandler Traditional Academy-Freedom A
Chandler Unified District #80 89926 Charlotte Patterson Elementary A
Chandler Unified District #80 5126 Dr Howard K Conley Elementary School A
Chandler Unified District #80 89925 Haley Elementary A
Chandler Unified District #80 6015 Hamilton High School A
Chandler Unified District #80 89590 Ira A. Fulton Elementary A
Chandler Unified District #80 79653 Jane D. Hull Elementary A
Chandler Unified District #80 91794 John & Carol Carlson Elementary A
Chandler Unified District #80 79636 Navarrete Elementary A
Chandler Unified District #80 89613 Perry High School A
Chandler Unified District #80 89589 Riggs Elementary A
Chandler Unified District #80 6014 Robert and Danell Tarwater Elementary A
Chandler Unified District #80 87679 Santan Elementary A
Chandler Unified District #80 5124 Shumway Elementary School A
Chandler Unified District #80 79635 T. Dale Hancock Elementary School A
Chandler Unified District #80 87519 Willie & Coy Payne Jr. High A
Deer Valley Unified District 78922 Anthem School A
Deer Valley Unified District 5154 Arrowhead Elementary School A
Deer Valley Unified District 88399 Canyon Springs A
Deer Valley Unified District 5160 Copper Creek Elementary A
Deer Valley Unified District 5156 Desert Sage Elementary School A
Deer Valley Unified District 85851 Diamond Canyon Elementary A
Deer Valley Unified District 80318 Gavilan Peak Elementary A
Deer Valley Unified District 78921 Highland Lakes School A
Deer Valley Unified District 5158 Las Brisas Elementary School A
Deer Valley Unified District 79290 Legend Springs Elementary A
Deer Valley Unified District 5163 Mountain Ridge High School A
Deer Valley Unified District 89953 Norterra Canyon K-8 A
Deer Valley Unified District 5145 Park Meadows Elementary School A
Deer Valley Unified District 80317 Sandra Day O'Connor High School A
Deer Valley Unified District 79574 Sierra Verde Elementary A
Deer Valley Unified District 79573 Stetson Hills Elementary A
Deer Valley Unified District 81017 Sunset Ridge Elementary A
Deer Valley Unified District 81016 Terramar Elementary A
Deer Valley Unified District 87528 West Wing Elementary A
Dysart Unified District 89600 Canyon Ridge A
Dysart Unified District 5128 Dysart Elementary School A
Dysart Unified District 84683 Marley Park Elementary A
Dysart Unified District 87621 Rancho Gabriela A
Dysart Unified District 88414 Sonoran Heights Elementary A
Fountain Hills Unified District 5164 Four Peaks Elementary School A
Fowler Elementary District 5351 Fowler Elementary School A
Gilbert Unified District 79181 Ashland Elementary A
Gilbert Unified District 79630 Augusta Ranch Elementary A
Gilbert Unified District 5030 Burk Elementary School A
Gilbert Unified District 90124 Campo Verde High School A
Gilbert Unified District 79829 Canyon Rim Elem A
Gilbert Unified District 79144 Carol Rae Ranch Elementary A
Gilbert Unified District 5038 Finley Farms Elementary A
Gilbert Unified District 89606 Gilbert Classical Academy High School A
Gilbert Unified District 89605 Gilbert Classical Academy Jr. A
Gilbert Unified District 5023 Gilbert Elementary School A
Gilbert Unified District 5024 Greenfield Elementary School A
Gilbert Unified District 5040 Highland High School A
Gilbert Unified District 88401 Highland Park Elementary A
Gilbert Unified District 87533 Meridian A
Gilbert Unified District 6007 Mesquite High School A
Gilbert Unified District 5026 Neely Traditional Academy A
Gilbert Unified District 78918 Oak Tree Elementary A
Gilbert Unified District 5025 Patterson Elementary School A
Gilbert Unified District 5027 Pioneer Elementary School A
Gilbert Unified District 89594 Quartz Hill Elementary A
Gilbert Unified District 78919 Settlers Point Elementary A
Gilbert Unified District 85847 South Valley Jr. High A
Gilbert Unified District 5035 Towne Meadows Elementary School A
Gilbert Unified District 5031 Val Vista Lakes Elementary School A
Glendale Union High School District 5431 Apollo High School A
Glendale Union High School District 5429 Cortez High School A
Glendale Union High School District 5426 Glendale High School A
Glendale Union High School District 5433 Greenway High School A
Glendale Union High School District 5430 Moon Valley High School A
Glendale Union High School District 5427 Sunnyslope High School A
Glendale Union High School District 5432 Thunderbird High School A
Glendale Union High School District 5428 Washington High School A
Higley Unified School District 90315 Centennial Elementary School A
Higley Unified School District 89580 Chaparral Elementary School A
Higley Unified School District 79227 Coronado Elementary School A
Higley Unified School District 88422 Cortina Elementary A
Higley Unified School District 87487 Gateway Pointe Elementary A
Higley Unified School District 5168 Higley Elementary and Middle School A
Higley Unified School District 80316 Power Ranch Elementary A
Higley Unified School District 79375 San Tan Elementary A
Kyrene Elementary District 5302 C I Waggoner School A
Kyrene Elementary District 5298 Kyrene Akimel A-Al Middle School A
Kyrene Elementary District 5297 Kyrene Altadena Middle School A
Kyrene Elementary District 5296 Kyrene Aprende Middle School A
Kyrene Elementary District 5315 Kyrene de la Esperanza School A
Kyrene Elementary District 78923 Kyrene de la Estrella Elementary School A
Kyrene Elementary District 5310 Kyrene de la Mariposa School A
Kyrene Elementary District 5314 Kyrene de la Mirada School A
Kyrene Elementary District 5313 Kyrene de la Sierra School A
Kyrene Elementary District 5316 Kyrene de las Brisas School A
Kyrene Elementary District 5317 Kyrene de los Cerritos School A
Kyrene Elementary District 5306 Kyrene del Cielo School A
Kyrene Elementary District 79143 Kyrene del Milenio A
Kyrene Elementary District 5300 Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School A
Kyrene Elementary District 5312 Kyrene Monte Vista School A
Kyrene Elementary District 5309 Kyrene Traditional Academy at Sureno A
Laveen Elementary District 5358 Vista Del Sur Traditional School A
Litchfield Elementary District 87522 Barbara B. Robey Elementary School A
Litchfield Elementary District 80054 Corte Sierra Elementary School A
Litchfield Elementary District 85843 Dreaming Summit Elementary A
Litchfield Elementary District 90385 L. Thomas Heck Middle School A
Litchfield Elementary District 5393 Litchfield Elementary School A
Litchfield Elementary District 90550 Mabel Padgett Elementary School A
Litchfield Elementary District 5396 Palm Valley Elementary A
Litchfield Elementary District 5394 Scott L Libby Elementary School A
Litchfield Elementary District 89586 Verrado Elementary School A
Litchfield Elementary District 85844 Verrado Middle School A
Litchfield Elementary District 5395 Western Sky Middle School A
Littleton Elementary District 87476 Country Place Elementary A
Littleton Elementary District 89924 Tres Rios Elementary School A
Madison Elementary District 5329 Madison Meadows School A
Madison Elementary District 5326 Madison Richard Simis School A
Madison Elementary District 5327 Madison Rose Lane School A
Madison Elementary District 89622 Madison Traditional Academy A
Mesa Unified District 4961 Bush Elementary A
Mesa Unified District 4959 Entz Elementary School A
Mesa Unified District 4956 Falcon Hill Elementary School A
Mesa Unified District 91812 Franklin at Brimhall Elementary A
Mesa Unified District 4917 Franklin Elementary School A
Mesa Unified District 90303 Franklin Junior High School A
Mesa Unified District 4926 Franklin West Elementary A
Mesa Unified District 4971 Fremont Junior High School A
Mesa Unified District 4931 Hale Elementary School A
Mesa Unified District 4955 Hermosa Vista Elementary School A
Mesa Unified District 4944 Highland Elementary School A
Mesa Unified District 4952 Ishikawa Elementary School A
Mesa Unified District 4948 Johnson Elementary School A
Mesa Unified District 4962 Las Sendas Elementary School A
Mesa Unified District 4951 Mendoza Elementary School A
Mesa Unified District 89593 Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies A
Mesa Unified District 4982 Mountain View High School A
Mesa Unified District 4949 O'Connor Elementary School A
Mesa Unified District 4943 Pomeroy Elementary School A
Mesa Unified District 4984 Red Mountain High School A
Mesa Unified District 4933 Roosevelt Elementary School A
Mesa Unified District 4977 Shepherd Junior High School A
Mesa Unified District 4954 Sousa Elementary School A
Osborn Elementary District 5281 Solano School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5091 Boulder Creek Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5074 Campo Bello Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5083 Copper Canyon Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5085 Desert Shadows Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5099 Desert Shadows Middle School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5098 Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5087 Desert Trails Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5102 Explorer Middle School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 91754 Fireside Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 6011 Grayhawk Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5079 Hidden Hills Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5106 Horizon High School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5090 Liberty Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5092 Mercury Mine Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 79268 Pinnacle High School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 79781 Pinnacle Peak Elementary A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5081 Quail Run Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5095 Sandpiper Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 5084 Sonoran Sky Elementary School A
Paradise Valley Unified District 88406 Wildfire Elementary School A
Pendergast Elementary District 79265 Canyon Breeze Elementary A
Peoria Unified School District 5016 Centennial High School A
Peoria Unified School District 5008 Marshall Ranch Elementary School A
Peoria Unified School District 81144 Parkridge Elementary A
Peoria Unified School District 5010 Paseo Verde Elementary School A
Peoria Unified School District 91217 Peoria Traditional School A
Peoria Unified School District 5017 Sunrise Mountain High School A
Peoria Unified School District 88397 Vistancia Elementary School A
Phoenix Elementary District 79616 Faith North Elementary School A
Phoenix Elementary District 5201 Magnet Traditional School A
Phoenix Union High School District 89778 Franklin Police and Fire High School A
Phoenix Union High School District 88407 Phoenix Union Bioscience High School A
Queen Creek Unified District 5139 Desert Mountain Elementary A
Queen Creek Unified District 87478 Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary A
Queen Creek Unified District 80439 Jack Barnes Elementary School A
Queen Creek Unified District 89912 Newell Barney Middle School A
Queen Creek Unified District 5138 Queen Creek Elementary School A
Queen Creek Unified District 5140 Queen Creek Middle School A
Roosevelt Elementary District 5365 Sunland Elementary School A
Scottsdale Unified District 6009 Anasazi Elementary A
Scottsdale Unified District 5069 Chaparral High School A
Scottsdale Unified District 5054 Cherokee Elementary School A
Scottsdale Unified District 5059 Cheyenne Traditional Elementary School A
Scottsdale Unified District 5043 Cochise Elementary School A
Scottsdale Unified District 79639 Copper Ridge Elementary School A
Scottsdale Unified District 6010 Desert Canyon Elementary A
Scottsdale Unified District 5070 Desert Mountain High School A
Scottsdale Unified District 5051 Hohokam Traditional School A
Scottsdale Unified District 5049 Hopi Elementary School A
Scottsdale Unified District 5045 Kiva Elementary School A
Scottsdale Unified District 5055 Laguna Elementary School A
Scottsdale Unified District 5063 Mountainside Middle School A
Scottsdale Unified District 5048 Pima Elementary School A
Scottsdale Unified District 5056 Sequoya Elementary School A
Sentinel Elementary District 5188 Sentinel Elementary School A
Tempe School District 5213 Broadmor Elementary School A
Tempe School District 5228 Fuller Elementary School A
Tempe School District 5219 Hudson Elementary School A
Tempe School District 5224 Nevitt Elementary School A
Tempe School District 81057 Ward Traditional Academy A
Tempe Union High School District 5447 Corona Del Sol High School A
Tempe Union High School District 5449 Desert Vista High School A
Tempe Union High School District 5445 Mcclintock High School A
Tempe Union High School District 5448 Mountain Pointe High School A
Tempe Union High School District 5444 Tempe High School A
Tolleson Union High School District 90551 University High School A
Washington Elementary School District 5274 Abraham Lincoln Traditional School A
Washington Elementary School District 5244 Acacia Elementary School A
Washington Elementary School District 5255 Lookout Mountain School A
Wickenburg Unified District 89676 Festival Foothills Elementary School A

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