Best Schools in Phoenix

These Maricopa and Pinal County Schools Get a Grade of A

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There are about 2,000 schools in the Greater Phoenix area. The Arizona Department of Education ranks each school's performance based on student academic performance. Prior to 2012 Arizona schools were ranked as excelling, highly performing, performing or under performing. In 2012 that grading system was changed to A-F letter grades.

On this page you will find more than 375 schools in Maricopa and Pinal Counties that received an excellent rating.

I included Pinal County here because many Pinal County residents work and play in Maricopa County; they are very close. In addition, the actual definition of "Greater Phoenix" -- at least as defined by the U.S. Census -- includes both Maricopa and Pinal Counties.

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. 

Page 1: Maricopa and Pinal County Traditional Schools, Grade A
Page 2: Maricopa and Pinal County Traditional Schools, Grade B
Page 3: Maricopa and Pinal County Charter Schools, Grade A & B

Use the School Name, 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. You can also see the students performed on standardized tests, the attendance rate, graduation rate, and drop-out rate.

Maricopa County: Top-Rated Traditional Schools - Grade A, 2014

LEA NameSchool IDSchool Name
Agua Fria Union High School District5454Agua Fria High School
Agua Fria Union High School District78926Millennium High School
Alhambra Elementary District5381Alhambra Traditional School
Alhambra Elementary District5383James W. Rice Primary School
Alhambra Elementary District5392Westwood Primary School
Arlington Elementary District5354Arlington Elementary School
Buckeye Union High School District5424Buckeye Union High School
Cartwright Elementary District5403Sunset School
Cartwright Elementary District5409Heatherbrae School
Cave Creek Unified District5134Black Mountain Elementary School
Cave Creek Unified District5136Desert Sun Academy
Cave Creek Unified District5137Cactus Shadows High School
Cave Creek Unified District78912Desert Willow Elementary School
Cave Creek Unified District80056Lone Mountain Elementary School
Cave Creek Unified District87477Horseshoe Trails Elementary School
Chandler Unified District #805115Knox Gifted Academy
Chandler Unified District #805117Anna Marie Jacobson  Elementary School
Chandler Unified District #805119Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman
Chandler Unified District #805125Bogle Junior High School
Chandler Unified District #805127Chandler High School
Chandler Unified District #806014Robert and Danell Tarwater Elementary
Chandler Unified District #806015Hamilton High School
Chandler Unified District #8079247Basha Elementary
Chandler Unified District #8079633Basha High School
Chandler Unified District #8079635T. Dale Hancock Elementary School
Chandler Unified District #8079636Navarrete Elementary
Chandler Unified District #8079653Jane D. Hull Elementary
Chandler Unified District #8080102Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus
Chandler Unified District #8085837Chandler Traditional Academy-Freedom
Chandler Unified District #8085838Audrey & Robert Ryan Elementary
Chandler Unified District #8087519Willie & Coy Payne Jr. High
Chandler Unified District #8087679Santan Elementary
Chandler Unified District #8088404Chandler Traditional Academy - Independence
Chandler Unified District #8089589Riggs Elementary
Chandler Unified District #8089590Ira A. Fulton Elementary
Chandler Unified District #8089591Arizona College Prep Erie Campus
Chandler Unified District #8089613Perry High School
Chandler Unified District #8089925Haley Elementary
Chandler Unified District #8089926Charlotte Patterson Elementary
Chandler Unified District #8090302Arizona College Prep Oakland Campus
Chandler Unified District #8091794John & Carol Carlson Elementary
Creighton Elementary District5289Biltmore Preparatory Academy
Deer Valley Unified District5145Park Meadows Elementary School
Deer Valley Unified District5156Desert Sage Elementary School
Deer Valley Unified District5158Las Brisas Elementary School
Deer Valley Unified District5160Copper Creek Elementary
Deer Valley Unified District5163Mountain Ridge High School
Deer Valley Unified District78921Highland Lakes School
Deer Valley Unified District78922Anthem School
Deer Valley Unified District79290Legend Springs Elementary
Deer Valley Unified District79573Stetson Hills Elementary
Deer Valley Unified District79574Sierra Verde Elementary
Deer Valley Unified District80317Sandra Day O'Connor High School
Deer Valley Unified District80318Gavilan Peak Elementary
Deer Valley Unified District81016Terramar Elementary
Deer Valley Unified District81017Sunset Ridge Elementary
Deer Valley Unified District85851Diamond Canyon Elementary
Deer Valley Unified District87528West Wing Elementary
Deer Valley Unified District88399Canyon Springs
Deer Valley Unified District89953Norterra Canyon K-8
Dysart Unified District5128Dysart Elementary School
Dysart Unified District81112Cimarron Springs Elementary
Dysart Unified District84683Marley Park Elementary
Dysart Unified District87620Sunset Hills Elementary
Dysart Unified District87621Rancho Gabriela
Dysart Unified District88414Sonoran Heights Elementary
Dysart Unified District89600Canyon Ridge School
Dysart Unified District89604Mountain View
Fountain Hills Unified District5167Fountain Hills High School
Fowler Elementary District5351Fowler Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5022Greenfield Junior High School
Gilbert Unified District5023Gilbert Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5024Greenfield Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5025Patterson Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5026Neely Traditional Academy
Gilbert Unified District5027Pioneer Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5030Burk Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5031Val Vista Lakes Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5032Mesquite Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5034Playa del Rey Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5035Towne Meadows Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5036Sonoma Ranch Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5037Superstition Springs Elementary
Gilbert Unified District5038Finley Farms Elementary
Gilbert Unified District5039Gilbert High School
Gilbert Unified District5040Highland High School
Gilbert Unified District6007Mesquite High School
Gilbert Unified District78918Oak Tree Elementary
Gilbert Unified District78919Settlers Point Elementary
Gilbert Unified District79144Carol Rae Ranch Elementary
Gilbert Unified District79181Ashland Elementary
Gilbert Unified District79630Augusta Ranch Elementary
Gilbert Unified District79829Canyon Rim Elementary
Gilbert Unified District81145Spectrum Elementary
Gilbert Unified District85847South Valley Jr. High
Gilbert Unified District87533Meridian
Gilbert Unified District88401Highland Park Elementary
Gilbert Unified District89594Quartz Hill Elementary
Gilbert Unified District89605Gilbert Classical Academy Jr.
Gilbert Unified District89606Gilbert Classical Academy High School
Gilbert Unified District90124Campo Verde High School
Glendale Union High School District5426Glendale High School
Glendale Union High School District5427Sunnyslope High School
Glendale Union High School District5428Washington High School
Glendale Union High School District5429Cortez High School
Glendale Union High School District5430Moon Valley High School
Glendale Union High School District5431Apollo High School
Glendale Union High School District5432Thunderbird High School
Glendale Union High School District5433Greenway High School
Glendale Union High School District5434Independence High School
Higley Unified School District5168Higley Traditional Academy
Higley Unified School District79227Coronado Elementary School
Higley Unified School District79374Higley High School
Higley Unified School District79375San Tan Elementary
Higley Unified School District80316Power Ranch Elementary
Higley Unified School District87487Gateway Pointe Elementary
Higley Unified School District88422Cortina Elementary
Higley Unified School District89580Chaparral Elementary School
Higley Unified School District89581Williams Field High School
Higley Unified School District90315Centennial Elementary School
Higley Unified School District92259Cooley Middle School
Higley Unified School District92260Sossaman Middle School
Kyrene Elementary District5297Kyrene Altadena Middle School
Kyrene Elementary District5298Kyrene Akimel A-Al Middle School
Kyrene Elementary District5300Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School
Kyrene Elementary District5302C I Waggoner School
Kyrene Elementary District5306Kyrene del Cielo School
Kyrene Elementary District5309Kyrene Traditional Academy
Kyrene Elementary District5310Kyrene de la Mariposa School
Kyrene Elementary District5312Kyrene Monte Vista School
Kyrene Elementary District5313Kyrene de la Sierra School
Kyrene Elementary District5314Kyrene de la Mirada School
Kyrene Elementary District5315Kyrene de la Esperanza School
Kyrene Elementary District5316Kyrene de las Brisas School
Kyrene Elementary District5317Kyrene de los Cerritos School
Kyrene Elementary District78923Kyrene de la Estrella Elementary School
Kyrene Elementary District79143Kyrene del Milenio
Laveen Elementary District5358Vista Del Sur Traditional School
Liberty Elementary District79846Westar Elementary School
Litchfield Elementary District5393Litchfield Elementary School
Litchfield Elementary District5394Scott L Libby Elementary School
Litchfield Elementary District5395Western Sky Middle School
Litchfield Elementary District5396Palm Valley Elementary
Litchfield Elementary District79221Wigwam Creek Middle School
Litchfield Elementary District85844Verrado Middle School
Litchfield Elementary District89586Verrado Elementary School
Litchfield Elementary District90550Mabel Padgett Elementary School
Madison Elementary District5324Madison #1 Elementary School
Madison Elementary District5325Madison Camelview Elementary
Madison Elementary District5326Madison Richard Simis School
Madison Elementary District5329Madison Meadows School
Madison Elementary District5330Madison Heights Elementary School
Madison Elementary District89622Madison Traditional Academy
Mesa Unified District4917Franklin Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4926Franklin West Elementary
Mesa Unified District4930Taft Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4931Hale Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4943Pomeroy Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4944Highland Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4948Johnson Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4949O'Connor Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4951Mendoza Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4952Ishikawa Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4954Sousa Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4955Hermosa Vista Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4959Entz Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4960Red Mountain Ranch Elementary
Mesa Unified District4962Las Sendas Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4971Fremont Junior High School
Mesa Unified District4977Shepherd Junior High School
Mesa Unified District4982Mountain View High School
Mesa Unified District4984Red Mountain High School
Mesa Unified District89593Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies
Mesa Unified District90303Franklin Junior High School
Mesa Unified District90752Franklin at Alma Elementary
Mesa Unified District90753Summit Academy
Mesa Unified District91812Franklin at Brimhall Elementary
Osborn Elementary District5279Encanto School
Osborn Elementary District5281Solano School
Paradise Valley Unified District5077North Ranch Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5079Hidden Hills Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5081Quail Run Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5083Copper Canyon Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5084Sonoran Sky Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5087Desert Trails Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5088Whispering Wind Academy
Paradise Valley Unified District5090Liberty Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5091Boulder Creek Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5092Mercury Mine Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5095Sandpiper Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5099Desert Shadows Middle School
Paradise Valley Unified District5102Explorer Middle School
Paradise Valley Unified District5106Horizon High School
Paradise Valley Unified District6011Grayhawk Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District79268Pinnacle High School
Paradise Valley Unified District79781Pinnacle Peak Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District88406Wildfire Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District91754Fireside Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District4997Copperwood School
Peoria Unified School District4998Sundance Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District5000Oakwood Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District5008Marshall Ranch Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District5009Santa Fe Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District5010Paseo Verde Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District5011Desert Harbor Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District5013Peoria High School
Peoria Unified School District5014Cactus High School
Peoria Unified School District5015Ironwood High School
Peoria Unified School District5016Centennial High School
Peoria Unified School District5017Sunrise Mountain High School
Peoria Unified School District6005Frontier Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District79222Coyote Hills Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District81144Parkridge Elementary
Peoria Unified School District85835Raymond S. Kellis
Peoria Unified School District87520Liberty High School
Peoria Unified School District88397Vistancia Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District90135Lake Pleasant Elementary
Peoria Unified School District91217Peoria Traditional School
Phoenix Elementary District5201Magnet Traditional School
Phoenix Elementary District79616Faith North Elementary School
Phoenix Union High School District88407Phoenix Union Bioscience High School
Phoenix Union High School District89778Franklin Police and Fire High School
Queen Creek Unified District5138Queen Creek Elementary School
Queen Creek Unified District5139Desert Mountain Elementary
Queen Creek Unified District5140Queen Creek Middle School
Queen Creek Unified District80439Jack Barnes Elementary School
Queen Creek Unified District87478Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary
Queen Creek Unified District89912Newell Barney Junior High School
Roosevelt Elementary District5365Sunland Elementary School
Saddle Mountain Unified School District85819Tonopah Valley High School
Saddle Mountain Unified School District89596Tartesso Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5043Cochise Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5045Kiva Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5048Pima Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5049Hopi Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5053Pueblo Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5054Cherokee Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5055Laguna Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5056Sequoya Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5057Redfield Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5059Cheyenne Traditional Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5063Mountainside Middle School
Scottsdale Unified District5065Cocopah Middle School
Scottsdale Unified District5066Arcadia High School
Scottsdale Unified District5068Saguaro High School
Scottsdale Unified District5069Chaparral High School
Scottsdale Unified District5070Desert Mountain High School
Scottsdale Unified District6009Anasazi Elementary
Scottsdale Unified District6010Desert Canyon Elementary
Scottsdale Unified District79639Copper Ridge Elementary School
Sentinel Elementary District5188Sentinel Elementary School
Tempe School District5224Nevitt Elementary School
Tempe School District5228Fuller Elementary School
Tempe School District81057Ward Traditional Academy
Tempe School District91913Tempe Academy of International Studies McKemy Campus
Tempe Union High School District5444Tempe High School
Tempe Union High School District5445Mcclintock High School
Tempe Union High School District5446Marcos De Niza High School
Tempe Union High School District5447Corona Del Sol High School
Tempe Union High School District5448Mountain Pointe High School
Tempe Union High School District5449Desert Vista High School
Tolleson Union High School District90551University High School
Washington Elementary School District5244Acacia Elementary School
Washington Elementary School District5255Lookout Mountain School
Washington Elementary School District5274Abraham Lincoln Traditional School

 

Pinal County: Top- Rated Traditional Schools - Grade A, 2014

LEA NameSchool IDSchool Name
Florence Unified School District5897Florence High School
Florence Unified School District85853Copper Basin
Florence Unified School District89587Circle Cross Ranch K8 School
Maricopa Unified School District87479Pima Butte Elementary School
Mary C O'Brien Accommodation District5893Mary C O'Brien Elementary School

There are about 1,000 public schools in the Greater Phoenix area. In 2012 the grading system was changed to A-F letter grades established by The Arizona Department of Education, based on standardized tests taken by the students.

On this page you will find more than 240 schools in Maricopa and Pinal Counties that received an above average (B) rating.

I included Pinal County here because many Pinal County residents work and play in Maricopa County; they are very close.

In addition, the actual definition of "Greater Phoenix" -- at least as defined by the U.S. Census -- includes both Maricopa and Pinal Counties.

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. 

Page 1: Maricopa and Pinal County Traditional Schools, Grade A
Page 2: Maricopa and Pinal County Traditional Schools, Grade B
Page 3: Maricopa and Pinal County Charter Schools, Grade A & B

Use the School Name, 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. You can also see the students performed on standardized tests, the attendance rate, graduation rate, and drop-out rate.

Maricopa County
​Above Average Performing Traditional Schools - Grade B
2014

 

LEA District or Governing EntitySchool IDSchool Name
Agua Fria Union High School District79799Desert Edge High School
Agua Fria Union High School District87903Verrado High School
Aguila Elementary District5187Aguila Elementary School
Alhambra Elementary District5385Catalina Ventura School
Alhambra Elementary District5388Granada Primary School
Alhambra Elementary District5390Sevilla Primary School
Alhambra Elementary District6030Carol G. Peck Elementary School
Avondale Elementary District5347Michael Anderson
Avondale Elementary District78924Wildflower School
Avondale Elementary District79792Desert Thunder
Avondale Elementary District90028Copper Trails
Balsz Elementary District5319Balsz Elementary School
Buckeye Elementary District81110Bales Elementary School
Buckeye Elementary District87471Sundance Elementary
Buckeye Elementary District88398Westpark Elementary School
Buckeye Elementary District90341Inca Elementary School
Buckeye Union High School District79376Estrella Foothills High School
Buckeye Union High School District89573Youngker High School
Cartwright Elementary District5398Cartwright School
Cartwright Elementary District5399Glenn L. Downs School
Cartwright Elementary District5400John F. Long
Cartwright Elementary District5401Justine Spitalny School
Cartwright Elementary District5402Holiday Park School
Cartwright Elementary District5404Starlight Park School
Cartwright Elementary District5412Palm Lane
Cartwright Elementary District5415Tomahawk School
Cartwright Elementary District6032G. Frank Davidson
Cartwright Elementary District79283Bret R. Tarver
Cartwright Elementary District81109Manuel Pena Jr. School
Cave Creek Unified District78911Sonoran Trails Middle School
Chandler Unified District #805111San Marcos Elementary School
Chandler Unified District #805113Galveston Elementary School
Chandler Unified District #805120Weinberg Elementary School
Chandler Unified District #805121John M Andersen Elementary School
Chandler Unified District #805122Chandler Traditional Academy-Humphrey
Chandler Unified District #805123John M Andersen Jr High School
Chandler Unified District #805124Shumway Elementary School
Chandler Unified District #805126Dr Howard K Conley Elementary School
Chandler Unified District #806013Rudy G Bologna Elementary
Chandler Unified District #8079634Santan Junior High School
Creighton Elementary District5285Loma Linda Elementary School
Creighton Elementary District5288Papago School
Deer Valley Unified District5142Deer Valley Middle School
Deer Valley Unified District5143Village Meadows Elementary School
Deer Valley Unified District5144New River Elementary School
Deer Valley Unified District5147Sunrise Elementary School
Deer Valley Unified District5148Desert Winds Elementary School
Deer Valley Unified District5149Mirage Elementary School
Deer Valley Unified District5150Desert Sky Middle School
Deer Valley Unified District5151Bellair Elementary School
Deer Valley Unified District5152Greenbrier Elementary School
Deer Valley Unified District5153Mountain Shadows Elementary School
Deer Valley Unified District5154Arrowhead Elementary School
Deer Valley Unified District5155Hillcrest Middle School
Deer Valley Unified District5159Desert Mountain School
Deer Valley Unified District5161Deer Valley High School
Deer Valley Unified District5162Barry Goldwater High School
Deer Valley Unified District6016Paseo Hills Elementary
Deer Valley Unified District85850Boulder Creek High School
Dysart Unified District5129El Mirage School
Dysart Unified District5130Luke Elementary School
Dysart Unified District5131Surprise Elementary School
Dysart Unified District5132Kingswood Elementary School
Dysart Unified District5133Dysart High School
Dysart Unified District79632West Point Elementary School
Dysart Unified District80052Countryside Elementary School
Dysart Unified District81111Ashton Ranch Elementary School
Dysart Unified District88415Western Peaks Elementary
Dysart Unified District88416Parkview Elementary
Dysart Unified District88417Valley Vista High School
Dysart Unified District89821Riverview School
Dysart Unified District90134Shadow Ridge High School
Fountain Hills Unified District5164Four Peaks Elementary School
Fountain Hills Unified District5165McDowell Mountain Elementary School
Fountain Hills Unified District5166Fountain Hills Middle School
Fowler Elementary District5352Sunridge Elementary School
Fowler Elementary District5353Santa Maria Middle School
Fowler Elementary District87521Tuscano Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5020Gilbert Junior High School
Gilbert Unified District5021Mesquite Jr High School
Gilbert Unified District5028Islands Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5029Houston Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District5033Harris Elementary School
Gilbert Unified District6006Highland Jr High School
Gilbert Unified District79145Boulder Creek Elementary
Gilbert Unified District79629Desert Ridge Jr. High
Gilbert Unified District79823Desert Ridge High
Glendale Elementary District5332Glendale Landmark Middle School
Glendale Elementary District5341Horizon School
Glendale Elementary District79782Coyote Ridge
Isaac Elementary District5240Esperanza Elementary School
Kyrene Elementary District5296Kyrene Aprende Middle School
Kyrene Elementary District5299Kyrene Centennial Middle School
Kyrene Elementary District5303Kyrene del Norte School
Kyrene Elementary District5304Kyrene de las Lomas School
Kyrene Elementary District5305Kyrene de los Ninos School
Kyrene Elementary District5307Kyrene de la Paloma School
Kyrene Elementary District5308Kyrene de la Colina School
Kyrene Elementary District5311Kyrene De Los Lagos School
Kyrene Elementary District5318Kyrene de las Manitas School
Laveen Elementary District5356Laveen Elementary School
Laveen Elementary District5357Maurice C. Cash Elementary School
Laveen Elementary District84305Cheatham Elementary School
Laveen Elementary District88421Trailside Point Elementary
Laveen Elementary District89266Desert Meadows Elementary School
Laveen Elementary District91310Rogers Ranch School
Liberty Elementary District5295Estrella Mountain Elementary School
Litchfield Elementary District78925Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School
Litchfield Elementary District80054Corte Sierra Elementary School
Litchfield Elementary District85843Dreaming Summit Elementary
Litchfield Elementary District87522Barbara B. Robey Elementary School
Litchfield Elementary District90385L. Thomas Heck Middle School
Littleton Elementary District79618Collier Elementary School
Littleton Elementary District87476Country Place Elementary
Littleton Elementary District89608Estrella Vista Elementary School
Littleton Elementary District89924Tres Rios Elementary School
Madison Elementary District5327Madison Rose Lane School
Mesa Unified District4916Emerson Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4928Whittier Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4929Whitman Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4934Lindbergh Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4936Salk Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4937Field Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4938Washington Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4940Keller Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4941MacArthur Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4945Crismon Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4946Robson Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4947Sirrine Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4953Madison Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4956Falcon Hill Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4957Porter Elementary School
Mesa Unified District4961Bush Elementary
Mesa Unified District4973Poston Junior High School
Mesa Unified District4979Stapley Junior High School
Mesa Unified District4980Mesa High School
Mesa Unified District4981Westwood High School
Mesa Unified District4983Dobson High School
Mesa Unified District6229Wilson Elementary School
Mesa Unified District78917Skyline High School
Mesa Unified District78938Patterson Elementary
Mesa Unified District79489Smith Junior High School
Mesa Unified District79490Brinton Elementary
Mesa Unified District79807Zaharis Elementary
Morristown Elementary District5189Morristown Elementary School
Murphy Elementary District5291Jack L Kuban Elementary School
Nadaburg Unified School District89748Desert Oasis Elementary School
Osborn Elementary District5278Clarendon School
Osborn Elementary District5280Osborn Middle School
Osborn Elementary District5282Longview Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5074Campo Bello Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5078Eagle Ridge Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5080Desert Cove Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5082Cactus View Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5089Larkspur Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5094Palomino Primary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5098Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School
Paradise Valley Unified District5103Sunrise Middle School
Paradise Valley Unified District5105Paradise Valley High School
Paradise Valley Unified District5107North Canyon High School
Paradise Valley Unified District5108Shadow Mountain High School
Paradise Valley Unified District78920Sunset Canyon School
Paradise Valley Unified District79729Mountain Trail Middle School
Paradise Valley Unified District81026Palomino Intermediate School
Pendergast Elementary District5418Desert Horizon Elementary School
Pendergast Elementary District5421Garden Lakes Elementary School
Pendergast Elementary District5422Desert Mirage Elementary School
Pendergast Elementary District5423Copper King Elementary
Pendergast Elementary District79265Canyon Breeze Elementary
Pendergast Elementary District79642Sonoran Sky Elementary School
Pendergast Elementary District79800Rio Vista Elementary
Pendergast Elementary District80417Westwind Elementary School
Pendergast Elementary District80418Sunset Ridge Elementary School
Pendergast Elementary District80419Amberlea Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District4990Ira A Murphy
Peoria Unified School District4991Kachina Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District4992Heritage School
Peoria Unified School District4993Pioneer Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District4994Alta Loma School
Peoria Unified School District4995Desert Palms Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District4996Foothills Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District4999Cotton Boll School
Peoria Unified School District5001Desert Valley Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District5002Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District5003Oasis Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District5004Sun Valley Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District5006Apache Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District5012Cheyenne Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District79223Country Meadows Elementary School
Peoria Unified School District79645Zuni Hills Elementary School
Phoenix Union High School District5440Carl Hayden High School
Phoenix Union High School District5441Maryvale High School
Phoenix Union High School District6248Metro Tech High School
Phoenix Union High School District78847Cesar Chavez High School
Phoenix Union High School District89571Betty Fairfax High School
Queen Creek Unified District5141Queen Creek High School
Riverside Elementary District5210Riverside Traditional School
Riverside Elementary District84660Kings Ridge School
Roosevelt Elementary District5363Cesar E Chavez Community School
Roosevelt Elementary District79012Cloves C Campbell Sr Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5044Tavan Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5046Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center
Scottsdale Unified District5050Navajo Elementary School
Scottsdale Unified District5051Hohokam Traditional School
Scottsdale Unified District5061Desert Canyon Middle School
Scottsdale Unified District5062Ingleside Middle School
Scottsdale Unified District5064Mohave Middle School
Tempe School District5213Broadmor Elementary School
Tempe School District5219Hudson Elementary School
Tempe School District5222Arredondo Elementary School
Tempe School District5226Aguilar School
Tempe School District5227Rover Elementary School
Tempe School District5231Connolly Middle School
Tolleson Elementary District6240Porfirio H. Gonzales Elementary School
Tolleson Elementary District10869Arizona Desert Elementary School
Tolleson Union High School District5452Tolleson Union High School
Tolleson Union High School District5453Westview High School
Tolleson Union High School District80051La Joya Community High School
Tolleson Union High School District85810Copper Canyon High School
Tolleson Union High School District89908Sierra Linda High School
Union Elementary District87523Hurley Ranch Elementary
Washington Elementary School District5247Cactus Wren Elementary School
Washington Elementary School District5248Chaparral Elementary School
Washington Elementary School District5250Desert Foothills Middle School
Washington Elementary School District5252Ironwood Elementary School
Washington Elementary School District5259Mountain Sky Middle School
Washington Elementary School District5262Orangewood School
Washington Elementary School District5264Richard E Miller School
Washington Elementary School District5265Roadrunner Elementary School
Washington Elementary School District5266Royal Palm Middle School
Washington Elementary School District5267Sahuaro School
Washington Elementary School District5269Sunburst School
Washington Elementary School District5272Sunset School
Washington Elementary School District5273Tumbleweed Elementary School
Washington Elementary School District5275Washington Elementary School
Washington Elementary School District5253John Jacobs Elementary School
Washington Elementary School District5270Sweetwater School
Wickenburg Unified District4987Wickenburg High School
Wickenburg Unified District6001Hassayampa Elementary School
Wickenburg Unified District89676Festival Foothills Elementary School
Wilson Elementary District5276Wilson Elementary School
Wilson Elementary District5277Wilson Primary School

 

Pinal County
Above Average Performing Traditional Schools - Grade B
2014

 

LEA District or Governing EntitySchool IDSchool Name
Apache Junction Unified District79631Peralta Trail Elementary School
Casa Grande Elementary District5932Palo Verde School
Casa Grande Elementary District5935Cholla Elementary School
Casa Grande Elementary District5936Ironwood School
Casa Grande Elementary District87948Desert Willow Elementary School
Casa Grande Elementary District89578McCartney Ranch Elementary School
Casa Grande Elementary District89579Villago Middle School
Casa Grande Union High School District79658Casa Verde High School
Casa Grande Union High School District90084Vista Grande High School
Eloy Elementary District5942Eloy Junior High School
Florence Unified School District79415Walker Butte K-8
Florence Unified School District87537Skyline Ranch Elementary School
Florence Unified School District88400Anthem Elementary School
Florence Unified School District89858Magma Ranch K8 School
Florence Unified School District90309Poston Butte High School
J O Combs Unified School District87489Jack Harmon Elementary School
J O Combs Unified School District89859Combs High School
J O Combs Unified School District90807Combs Traditional Academy
Maricopa Unified School District5908Maricopa Elementary School
Maricopa Unified School District81058Santa Rosa Elementary School
Maricopa Unified School District88405Santa Cruz Elementary School
Maricopa Unified School District89910Butterfield Elementary School
Superior Unified School District5907Superior Senior High School

There are more than 500 charter schools in the Greater Phoenix area. On this page you will find more than 240 charter schools in Maricopa and Pinal Counties that received either an excellent or an above average rating. Charter schools are not necessarily for kids that can't make it in regular public schools; typically they have a special focus or curriculum. They are still accountable to the Arizona Department of Education.

 

I included Pinal County here because many Pinal County residents work and play in Maricopa County; they are very close. In addition, the actual definition of "Greater Phoenix" -- at least as defined by the U.S. Census -- includes both Maricopa and Pinal Counties.

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. 

Page 1: Maricopa and Pinal County Traditional Schools, Grade A
Page 2: Maricopa and Pinal County Traditional Schools, Grade B
Page 3: Maricopa and Pinal County Charter Schools, Grade A & B

Use the School Name, 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. You can also see the students performed on standardized tests, the attendance rate, graduation rate, and drop-out rate.

Maricopa County
​Excellent and Above Average Performing Charter Schools
Grades A & B
2014

 

LEA (District or Governing Entity)School IDSchool NameGrade
All Aboard Charter School79970All Aboard Charter SchoolA
Allen-Cochran Enterprises, Inc.5521Center for Educational ExcellenceA
American Charter Schools Foundation d.b.a. South Ridge High School88335South Ridge High SchoolA
American Leadership Academy, Inc.5522American Leadership AcademyA
American Leadership Academy, Inc.91173ALA San TanA
American Leadership Academy, Inc.91793ALA QC  ElemA
Anthem Preparatory Academy90635Great Hearts Academies - Anthem PrepA
Archway Classical Academy Chandler90999Great Hearts Academies - Archway ChandlerA
Archway Classical Academy North Phoenix91785Great Hearts Academy - Archway North PhoenixA
Archway Classical Academy Scottsdale90994Great Hearts Academies - Archway ScottsdaleA
Archway Classical Academy Trivium91001Great Hearts Academies - Archway TriviumA
Archway Classical Academy Veritas91000Great Hearts Academies - Archway VeritasA
Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center, Inc.5503AAEC - SMCC CampusA
Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center, Inc.6344AAEC - Paradise ValleyA
Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center, Inc.87404Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center, Inc. - Red MountainA
Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center, Inc.90780Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center - EstrellaA
Arizona Montessori Charter School at Anthem85750AMCS at Anthem dba Caurus AcademyA
Arizona School For The Arts5519Arizona School For The ArtsA
ASU Preparatory Academy91306ASU Preparatory Academy-Polytechnic High SchoolA
ASU Preparatory Academy91308ASU Preparatory Academy-Polytechnic ElementaryA
ASU Preparatory Academy91323ASU Preparatory Academy-Polytechnic Middle SchoolA
Athlos Traditional Academy91134Athlos Traditional AcademyA
Avondale Learning dba Precision Academy80006Precision AcademyA
Ball Charter Schools (Hearn)10730Hearn Academy, The - A Ball Charter SchoolA
Ball Charter Schools (Val Vista)91791Ball Charter Schools (Val Vista)A
BASIS School, Inc91343BASIS PhoenixA
BASIS School, Inc92030BASIS AhwatukeeA
BASIS School, Inc.81079BASIS ScottsdaleA
BASIS School, Inc.90509BASIS Oro ValleyA
BASIS School, Inc.91055BASIS PeoriaA
BASIS School, Inc.91056BASIS ChandlerA
BASIS School, Inc.91997BASIS MesaA
Benchmark School, Inc.78803Benchmark SchoolA
Benjamin Franklin Charter School5537Benjamin Franklin Charter School - Queen CreekA
Benjamin Franklin Charter School5538Benjamin Franklin Charter School - GilbertA
Benjamin Franklin Charter School88341Benjamin Franklin Charter School - PowerA
Benjamin Franklin Charter School92270Benjamin Franklin High SchoolA
Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley dba Mesa Arts Academy5470Mesa Arts AcademyA
Bright Beginnings School, Inc.5550Bright Beginnings School #1A
Bright Beginnings School, Inc.91803Bright Beginnings Middle SchoolA
CAFA, Inc. dba Learning Foundation Performing Arts School81102Learning FoundationA
Calibre Academy91172Calibre Academy of GlendaleA
Cambridge Academy  East,  Inc78889Cambridge Academy EastA
Cambridge Academy  East,  Inc90325Cambridge Academy EastA
Candeo Schools, Inc.89759Candeo PeoriaA
Challenge School, Inc.5555Challenge Charter SchoolA
Challenger Basic School, Inc.79910Challenger Basic SchoolA
Chandler Preparatory Academy88300Great Hearts Academies - Chandler PrepA
Choice Academies, Inc.90139Adams Traditional AcademyA
Country Gardens Charter Schools79102Country Gardens Charter SchoolA
Crown Charter School, Inc79444Crown Charter SchoolA
Edkey, Inc. - Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics79982Arizona Conservatory for Arts and AcademicsA
Edkey, Inc. - Pathfinder Academy10753Pathfinder AcademyA
Eduprize Schools, LLC5479EDUPRIZE SCHOOL GilbertA
Empower College Prep91783Empower College PrepA
Espiritu Community Development Corp.5507NFL YET College Prep AcademyA
Espiritu Community Development Corp.85886Reyes Maria Ruiz Leadership AcademyA
Fit Kids, Inc. dba Champion Schools78820Champion SchoolsA
Foothills Academy5474Foothills AcademyA
Fountain Hills Charter School5539Fountain Hills Charter SchoolA
Freedom Academy, Inc.80472Freedom AcademyA
Freedom Academy, Inc.90272Freedom Academy NorthA
Glendale Preparatory Academy89830Great Hearts Academies - Glendale PrepA
Happy Valley School, Inc.79095Happy Valley SchoolA
Happy Valley School, Inc.91818Happy Valley School East CampusA
Heritage Academy, Inc.5509Heritage AcademyA
Heritage Academy, Inc.92019Heritage Academy Queen CreekA
Horizon Community Learning Center, Inc.78809Horizon Community Learning CenterA
Imagine Avondale Elementary, Inc.89785Imagine Avondale ElementaryA
Imagine Charter Elementary at Camelback, Inc.88366Imagine Camelback ElementaryA
Imagine Prep Superstition, Inc.89789Imagine Prep SuperstitionA
Imagine Superstition Middle, Inc.90161Imagine Superstition MiddleA
Incito Schools92230Incito SchoolsA
James Madison Preparatory School79113James Madison Preparatory SchoolA
Kaizen Education Foundation dba Havasu Preparatory Academy91157Havasu Preparatory AcademyA
Keystone Montessori Charter School, Inc.10884Keystone Montessori Charter SchoolA
Khalsa Montessori Elementary Schools5547Khalsa Montessori Elementary School - PhoenixA
LEAD Charter Schools87416Gilbert Early College, a Leading Edge High SchoolA
Legacy Traditional Charter School - Laveen Village91764Legacy Traditional Charter School - Laveen VillageA
Legacy Traditional Charter School - Maricopa90534Legacy Traditional School - Queen CreekA
Legacy Traditional Charter Schools - Casa Grande90366Legacy Traditional School - Casa GrandeA
Legacy Traditional School - Avondale91136Legacy Traditional School - AvondaleA
Legacy Traditional School - Gilbert92048Legacy Traditional Charter School - GilbertA
Little Lamb Community School79126Mission Montessori AcademyA
Maricopa County Community College District dba Gateway Early College High School5480Gateway Early College High SchoolA
Mesa Preparatory Academy, Inc.89487Great Hearts Academies - Mesa PrepA
Metropolitan Arts Institute, Inc.10847Metropolitan Arts InstituteA
Montessori Day Public Schools Chartered, Inc.5542Montessori Day Public Schools Chartered - TempeA
Montessori Day Public Schools Chartered, Inc.5544Montessori Day Public Schools Chartered - MountainsideA
Montessori Education Centre Charter School5552Montessori Education Centre Charter School - MesaA
New School For The Arts5482New School for the ArtsA
Noah Webster Schools - Mesa10800Noah Webster Schools- MesaA
North Phoenix Preparatory Academy91422Great Hearts Academies - North Phoenix PrepA
Paragon Education Corporation89918Paragon Science AcademyA
Paragon Management, Inc.10820Paradise Education CenterA
Paragon Management, Inc.89828Paradise Honors High SchoolA
Patriot Academy, Inc.81025Patriot AcademyA
PLC Arts Academy at Scottsdale, Inc.91054PLC Arts Academy at Scottsdale, Inc.A
Pointe Educational Services79909Canyon Pointe AcademyA
Pointe Educational Services80473Pinnacle Pointe AcademyA
Reid Traditional Schools' Painted Rock Academy Inc.91318Reid Traditional Schools' Painted Rock AcademyA
Reid Traditional Schools' Valley Academy, Inc.5471Reid Traditional Schools' Valley AcademyA
Ridgeline Academy, A Challenge Foundation Academy5467Ridgeline Academy-A Challenge Foundation Academy, Inc.A
Scottsdale Preparatory Academy89757Great Hearts Academies - Scottsdale PrepA
Self Development Charter School79104Self Development Charter SchoolA
Sonoran Science Academy - Phoenix Metro90639Sonoran Science Academy-PeoriaA
Success School79454Arizona Charter AcademyA
Tempe Preparatory Academy5549Tempe Preparatory AcademyA
The Charter Foundation, Inc.6063AmeriSchools Academy - CamelbackA
The Farm at Mission Montessori Academy92247The Farm at Mission Montessori AcademyA
Twenty First Century Charter School, Inc. Bennett Academy5475Bennett AcademyA
Twenty First Century Charter School, Inc. Bennett Academy81200Bennett Academy - Venture SiteA
Veritas Preparatory Academy80994Great Hearts Academies - Veritas PrepA
Villa Montessori Charter School5513Villa Montessori - Phoenix CampusA
Academy of Mathematics and Science South, Inc.92197Academy of Mathematics and Science SouthB
Acclaim Charter School5496ACCLAIM AcademyB
Ahwatukee Foothills Prep, Inc.85881Mosaica Preparatory Academy of ChandlerB
American Leadership Academy, Inc.90769American Leadership Academy - Queen CreekB
American Leadership Academy, Inc.91778ALA MesaB
Archway Classical Academy Glendale91879Great Hearts Academies - Archway GlendaleB
ASU Preparatory Academy90271ASU Preparatory Academy- Phoenix ElementaryB
ASU Preparatory Academy91304ASU Preparatory Academy- Phoenix High SchoolB
Ball Charter Schools (Dobson)10729Dobson Academy, The - A Ball Charter SchoolB
Bell Canyon Charter School, Inc79507Imagine Bell CanyonB
CAFA, Inc. dba Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Gilbert88289Learning Foundation and Performing Arts GilbertB
Calibre Academy80463Calibre Academy SurpriseB
Camelback Education, Inc79906Camelback AcademyB
Challenge Foundation Academies of Arizona, Inc.90141Pioneer Preparatory - A Challenge FoundationB
Daisy Education Corporation dba Sonoran Science Academy - Ahwatukee89856Sonoran Science Academy - AhwatukeeB
Daisy Education Corporation dba Sonoran Science Academy - Phoenix80974Sonoran Science Academy - PhoenixB
Desert Heights Charter Schools78950Desert Heights Charter SchoolB
Desert Heights Charter Schools92249Desert Heights Preparatory AcademyB
EAGLE South Mountain Charter, Inc.89851EAGLE College PrepB
East Mesa Charter Elementary School, Inc.87402Imagine East Mesa ElementaryB
Edkey, Inc. - Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics90349Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics Middle SchoolB
Edkey, Inc. - Pathfinder Academy92290Edkey, Inc. - Pathfinder Academy - Sequoia LehiB
Edkey, Inc. - Sequoia Choice Schools90322Sequoia Choice - Star Performing ArtsB
Employ-Ability Unlimited, Inc.10799Desert Pointe AcademyB
Global Renaissance Academy of Distinguished Education5494Grand Canyon College Preparatory Charter SchoolB
Heritage Elementary School81077Heritage Elementary SchoolB
Heritage Elementary School89624Heritage Elementary - WilliamsB
Hillcrest Academy, Inc.5499Hillcrest AcademyB
Imagine Charter Elementary at Desert West, Inc.88368Imagine Desert West ElementaryB
Imagine Desert West Middle, Inc.89564Imagine Desert West MiddleB
Imagine Middle at Surprise, Inc.88373Imagine Surprise MiddleB
Imagine Prep Surprise, Inc.89791Imagine Prep SurpriseB
Kaizen Education Foundation dba Gilbert Arts Public Charter Academy89866Kaizen Education Foundation dba Gilbert Arts AcademyB
Kaizen Education Foundation dba Liberty Arts Academy89868Liberty Arts AcademyB
Kaizen Education Foundation dba Mission Heights Preparatory High School91158Mission Heights Preparatory High SchoolB
LEAD Charter Schools79968Leading Edge Academy GilbertB
LEAD Charter Schools89616Leading Edge Academy at East MesaB
LEAD Charter Schools91175Leading Edge Academy Queen CreekB
LEAD Charter Schools91765Leading Edge Academy San TanB
Liberty Traditional Charter School78811Liberty Traditional Charter SchoolB
Maryvale Preparatory Academy91781Great Hearts Academies- Maryvale PrepB
MCCCD on behalf of Phoenix College Preparatory Academy81175Phoenix College Preparatory AcademyB
Midtown Primary School5526Midtown Primary SchoolB
Milestones Charter School78843Milestones Charter SchoolB
Montessori Academy, Inc.80012Montessori AcademyB
Montessori Education Centre Charter School79707Montessori Education Centre Charter School - North CampusB
Pan-American Elementary Charter79579Pan-American Charter SchoolB
Paramount Education Studies Inc78977Paramount AcademyB
Pathfinder Charter School Foundation79509Imagine Cortez Park ElementaryB
Phoenix Education Management, LLC,5515SABIS InternationalB
Pointe Educational Services79456North Pointe PreparatoryB
Rosefield Charter Elementary School, Inc.87400Imagine RosefieldB
San Tan Montessori School, Inc.89799San Tan Charter SchoolB
Skyline Schools, Inc.79092Skyline Prep High SchoolB
Stepping Stones Academy78818Stepping Stones AcademyB
Tempe Preparatory Junior Academy89948Tempe Preparatory Junior AcademyB
The Odyssey Preparatory Academy, Inc.91205The Odyssey Preparatory Academy GoodyearB
Trivium Preparatory Academy91156Great Hearts Academies - Trivium PrepB
Vector School District, Inc.90318Vector Prep and Arts AcademyB
West Gilbert Charter Elementary School, Inc.79508Imagine West Gilbert ElementaryB
West Gilbert Charter Middle School, Inc.79991Imagine West Gilbert MiddleB

 

Pinal County
​Excellent and Above Average Performing Charter Schools
Grades A & B
​2014

 

LEA (District or Governing Entity)School IDSchool NameGrade
Legacy Traditional Charter School - Maricopa88361Legacy Traditional School - MaricopaA
Eduprize Schools, LLC89413Eduprize SchoolA
Leading Edge Academy Maricopa90638Leading Edge Academy MaricopaA