Schools Get Letter Grades from Arizona Dept. of Ed.

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Friday, October 14, 2011

Your kid's school now has a letter grade. The Arizona Department of Education has released the new school accountability report that rates school performance much like a report, with A being the best and F the worst.

State Schools Superintendent John Huppenthal says the new grading system gives an indication on how education is doing in Arizona.

"What it tells us is that we have some of the best school districts in the nation and some of the best schools in the nation," says Huppenthal. "But we also have school districts and schools that have very serious challenges, and they need to layout plans for which they improve outcomes."

One district that received a good report card is the Vail district near Tucson. Its' schools have been rated as "excelling" the past five years under the old system.

Read more »