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Best Schools in Greater Phoenix

These Maricopa County Schools Get a Grade of "B"

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 the list of more than 200 schools in Maricopa County that received a better than average rating.

Schools are assigned points generally based on academic growth of the students and AIMS 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. 

This list includes traditional schools. Charter schools and alternative schools are not on this list.

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 an A Grade

Charter and Alternative Schools Achieving an A or B Grade

Top Rated Maricopa County Traditional Schools - Grade B
August 2013

LEA (District or Governing Entity) School ID School Name Grade
Agua Fria Union High School District 5454 Agua Fria High School B
Agua Fria Union High School District 79799 Desert Edge High School B
Agua Fria Union High School District 78926 Millennium High School B
Agua Fria Union High School District 87903 Verrado High School B
Aguila Elementary District 5187 Aguila Elementary School B
Alhambra Elementary District 5390 Sevilla Primary School B
Alhambra Elementary District 5392 Westwood Primary School B
Avondale Elementary District 87619 Centerra Mirage B
Avondale Elementary District 90028 Copper Trails B
Avondale Elementary District 79792 Desert Thunder B
Avondale Elementary District 5347 Michael Anderson B
Avondale Elementary District 78924 Wildflower School B
Balsz Elementary District 5319 Balsz School B
Balsz Elementary District 5321 Griffith Elementary School B
Balsz Elementary District 5322 Orangedale Junior High Prep Academy B
Buckeye Elementary District 81110 Bales Elementary School B
Buckeye Elementary District 87471 Sundance Elementary B
Buckeye Elementary District 88398 Westpark Elementary School B
Buckeye Union High School District 79376 Estrella Foothills High School B
Buckeye Union High School District 89573 Youngker High School B
Cartwright Elementary District 79283 Bret R. Tarver B
Cartwright Elementary District 5398 Cartwright School B
Cartwright Elementary District 5405 Charles W. Harris School B
Cartwright Elementary District 5406 Desert Sands Middle School B
Cartwright Elementary District 5411 Estrella Middle School B
Cartwright Elementary District 5399 Glenn L. Downs School B
Cartwright Elementary District 5402 Holiday Park School B
Cartwright Elementary District 5400 John F. Long B
Cartwright Elementary District 5401 Justine Spitalny School B
Cartwright Elementary District 78980 Marc T. Atkinson Middle School B
Cartwright Elementary District 5413 Peralta School B
Cartwright Elementary District 5404 Starlight Park School B
Cartwright Elementary District 5415 Tomahawk School B
Chandler Unified District #80 5113 Galveston Elementary School B
Chandler Unified District #80 5121 John M Andersen Elementary School B
Chandler Unified District #80 5123 John M Andersen Jr High School B
Chandler Unified District #80 5115 Knox Gifted Academy B
Chandler Unified District #80 5111 San Marcos Elementary School B
Chandler Unified District #80 5118 Sanborn Elementary School B
Chandler Unified District #80 79634 Santan Junior High School B
Chandler Unified District #80 5120 Weinberg Elementary School B
Creighton Elementary District 5289 Biltmore Preparatory Academy B
Creighton Elementary District 5285 Loma Linda Elementary School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5162 Barry Goldwater High School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5151 Bellair Elementary School B
Deer Valley Unified District 85850 Boulder Creek High School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5146 Constitution Elementary School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5161 Deer Valley High School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5142 Deer Valley Middle School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5159 Desert Mountain School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5150 Desert Sky Middle School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5148 Desert Winds Elementary School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5157 Esperanza Elementary School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5152 Greenbrier Elementary School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5155 Hillcrest Middle School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5149 Mirage Elementary School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5153 Mountain Shadows Elementary School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5144 New River Elementary School B
Deer Valley Unified District 6016 Paseo Hills Elementary B
Deer Valley Unified District 5147 Sunrise Elementary School B
Deer Valley Unified District 5143 Village Meadows Elementary School B
Dysart Unified District 81111 Ashton Ranch Elementary School B
Dysart Unified District 81112 Cimarron Springs Elementary B
Dysart Unified District 80052 Countryside Elementary B
Dysart Unified District 89822 Desert Moon School B
Dysart Unified District 5132 Kingswood Elementary School B
Dysart Unified District 89604 Mountain View B
Dysart Unified District 88416 Parkview Elementary B
Dysart Unified District 90134 Shadow Ridge High School B
Dysart Unified District 87620 Sunset Hills Elementary B
Dysart Unified District 88417 Valley Vista High School B
Dysart Unified District 79632 West Point Elementary B
Dysart Unified District 88415 Western Peaks Elementary B
Fountain Hills Unified District 5167 Fountain Hills High School B
Fountain Hills Unified District 5166 Fountain Hills Middle School B
Fowler Elementary District 5353 Santa Maria Middle School B
Fowler Elementary District 87521 Tuscano Elementary School B
Fowler Elementary District 80915 Western Valley Elementary School B
Gilbert Unified District 79145 Boulder Creek Elementary B
Gilbert Unified District 79823 Desert Ridge High B
Gilbert Unified District 79629 Desert Ridge Jr. High B
Gilbert Unified District 5039 Gilbert High School B
Gilbert Unified District 5022 Greenfield Junior High School B
Gilbert Unified District 5033 Harris Elementary School B
Gilbert Unified District 6006 Highland Jr High School B
Gilbert Unified District 5029 Houston Elementary School B
Gilbert Unified District 5028 Islands Elementary School B
Gilbert Unified District 5032 Mesquite Elementary School B
Gilbert Unified District 5021 Mesquite Jr High School B
Gilbert Unified District 5034 Playa del Rey Elementary School B
Gilbert Unified District 5036 Sonoma Ranch Elementary School B
Gilbert Unified District 81145 Spectrum Elementary B
Gilbert Unified District 5037 Superstition Springs Elementary B
Glendale Elementary District 5344 Discovery School B
Glendale Elementary District 5332 Glendale Landmark Middle School B
Glendale Elementary District 5341 Horizon School B
Glendale Union High School District 5434 Independence High School B
Higley Unified School District 79374 Higley High School B
Higley Unified School District 89581 Williams Field High School B
Isaac Elementary District 5240 Esperanza Elementary School B
Kyrene Elementary District 5299 Kyrene Centennial Middle School B
Kyrene Elementary District 5308 Kyrene de la Colina School B
Kyrene Elementary District 5307 Kyrene de la Paloma School B
Kyrene Elementary District 5304 Kyrene de las Lomas School B
Kyrene Elementary District 5318 Kyrene de las Manitas School B
Kyrene Elementary District 5311 Kyrene De Los Lagos School B
Kyrene Elementary District 5305 Kyrene de los Ninos School B
Kyrene Elementary District 5303 Kyrene del Norte School B
Kyrene Elementary District 5301 Kyrene Middle School B
Laveen Elementary District 89266 Desert Meadows Elementary School B
Laveen Elementary District 88421 Trailside Point Elementary B
Liberty Elementary District 5295 Estrella Mountain Elementary School B
Liberty Elementary District 79652 Rainbow Valley Elementary School B
Liberty Elementary District 79846 Westar Elementary School B
Litchfield Elementary District 78925 Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School B
Litchfield Elementary District 79221 Wigwam Creek Middle School B
Littleton Elementary District 79618 Collier Elementary School B
Littleton Elementary District 89608 Estrella Vista Elementary School B
Littleton Elementary District 85852 Quentin Elementary School B
Madison Elementary District 5324 Madison #1 Elementary School B
Madison Elementary District 5325 Madison Camelview Elementary B
Madison Elementary District 5330 Madison Heights Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 4913 Adams Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 79490 Brinton Elementary B
Mesa Unified District 4945 Crismon Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 4983 Dobson High School B
Mesa Unified District 4937 Field Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 90752 Franklin at Alma Elementary B
Mesa Unified District 4919 Holmes Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 4920 Irving Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 4970 Kino Junior High School B
Mesa Unified District 4941 MacArthur Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 4953 Madison Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 4980 Mesa High School B
Mesa Unified District 78938 Patterson Elementary B
Mesa Unified District 4957 Porter Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 4973 Poston Junior High School B
Mesa Unified District 4960 Red Mountain Ranch Elementary B
Mesa Unified District 4946 Robson Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 4936 Salk Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 4947 Sirrine Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 78917 Skyline High School B
Mesa Unified District 79489 Smith Junior High School B
Mesa Unified District 4979 Stapley Junior High School B
Mesa Unified District 90753 Summit Academy B
Mesa Unified District 4930 Taft Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 4975 Taylor Junior High School B
Mesa Unified District 4938 Washington Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 4927 Webster Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 4928 Whittier Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 6229 Wilson Elementary School B
Mesa Unified District 79807 Zaharis Elementary B
Mobile Elementary District 5191 Mobile Elementary School B
Morristown Elementary District 5189 Morristown Elementary School B
Murphy Elementary District 5291 Jack L Kuban Elementary School B
Nadaburg Unified School District 89748 Desert Oasis Elementary School B
Nadaburg Unified School District 5190 Nadaburg Elementary School B
Osborn Elementary District 5278 Clarendon School B
Osborn Elementary District 5280 Osborn Middle School B
Palo Verde Elementary District 5355 Palo Verde Elementary School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 5073 Arrowhead Elementary School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 5078 Eagle Ridge Elementary School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 80055 Echo Mountain Intermediate School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 5093 Echo Mountain Primary School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 5089 Larkspur Elementary School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 79729 Mountain Trail Middle School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 5107 North Canyon High School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 5077 North Ranch Elementary School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 81026 Palomino Intermediate School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 5105 Paradise Valley High School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 5108 Shadow Mountain High School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 5103 Sunrise Middle School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 78920 Sunset Canyon School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 5097 Village Vista Elementary School B
Paradise Valley Unified District 5088 Whispering Wind Academy B
Pendergast Elementary District 5423 Copper King Elementary B
Pendergast Elementary District 5418 Desert Horizon Elementary School B
Pendergast Elementary District 5422 Desert Mirage Elementary School B
Pendergast Elementary District 5421 Garden Lakes Elementary School B
Pendergast Elementary District 79800 Rio Vista Elementary B
Pendergast Elementary District 79642 Sonoran Sky Elementary School B
Pendergast Elementary District 80418 Sunset Ridge Elementary School B
Pendergast Elementary District 5420 Villa De Paz Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 5006 Apache Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 5014 Cactus High School B
Peoria Unified School District 4997 Copperwood School B
Peoria Unified School District 4999 Cotton Boll School B
Peoria Unified School District 79223 Country Meadows Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 79222 Coyote Hills Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 5011 Desert Harbor Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 4995 Desert Palms Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 5001 Desert Valley Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 4996 Foothills Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 6005 Frontier Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 5015 Ironwood High School B
Peoria Unified School District 4991 Kachina Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 90135 Lake Pleasant Elementary B
Peoria Unified School District 87520 Liberty High School B
Peoria Unified School District 5000 Oakwood Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 5003 Oasis Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 4993 Pioneer Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 85835 Raymond S. Kellis B
Peoria Unified School District 5009 Santa Fe Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 4998 Sundance Elementary School B
Peoria Unified School District 79645 Zuni Hills Elementary School B
Phoenix Elementary District 5200 Garfield School B
Phoenix Elementary District 5204 Silvestre S Herrera School B
Phoenix Union High School District 89571 Betty Fairfax High School B
Phoenix Union High School District 78847 Cesar Chavez High School B
Phoenix Union High School District 5441 Maryvale High School B
Phoenix Union High School District 6248 Metro Tech High School B
Queen Creek Unified District 5141 Queen Creek High School B
Riverside Elementary District 84660 Kings Ridge School B
Roosevelt Elementary District 87883 Bernard Black Elementary School B
Roosevelt Elementary District 79012 Cloves C Campbell Sr Elementary School B
Saddle Mountain Unified School District 5192 Ruth Fisher Elementary School B
Saddle Mountain Unified School District 89596 Tartesso Elementary School B
Scottsdale Unified District 5066 Arcadia High School B
Scottsdale Unified District 5065 Cocopah Middle School B
Scottsdale Unified District 5061 Desert Canyon Middle School B
Scottsdale Unified District 5064 Mohave Middle School B
Scottsdale Unified District 5053 Pueblo Elementary School B
Scottsdale Unified District 5057 Redfield Elementary School B
Scottsdale Unified District 5068 Saguaro High School B
Scottsdale Unified District 5044 Tavan Elementary School B
Scottsdale Unified District 5047 Tonalea Elementary School B
Scottsdale Unified District 5052 Yavapai Elementary School B
Tempe School District 5222 Arredondo Elementary School B
Tempe School District 5231 Connolly Middle School B
Tempe School District 5214 Flora Thew Elementary School B
Tempe School District 5215 Holdeman Elementary School B
Tempe School District 5227 Rover Elementary School B
Tempe Union High School District 5446 Marcos De Niza High School B
Tolleson Elementary District 10869 Arizona Desert Elementary School B
Tolleson Elementary District 87526 Desert Oasis Elementary School B
Union Elementary District 87523 Hurley Ranch Elementary B
Washington Elementary School District 5247 Cactus Wren Elementary School B
Washington Elementary School District 5248 Chaparral Elementary School B
Washington Elementary School District 5253 John Jacobs Elementary School B
Washington Elementary School District 5256 Manzanita Elementary School B
Washington Elementary School District 5259 Mountain Sky Middle School B
Washington Elementary School District 5264 Richard E Miller School B
Washington Elementary School District 5267 Sahuaro School B
Washington Elementary School District 5269 Sunburst School B
Washington Elementary School District 5272 Sunset School B
Washington Elementary School District 5270 Sweetwater School B
Washington Elementary School District 5273 Tumbleweed Elementary School B
Washington Elementary School District 5275 Washington Elementary School B
Wickenburg Unified District 6001 Hassayampa Elementary School B
Wickenburg Unified District 4986 Vulture Peak School B
Wilson Elementary District 5276 Wilson Elementary School B
Wilson Elementary District 5277 Wilson Primary School B

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