The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) today announced the Vail School District as the top-rated, multi-school district in the State of Arizona.
Vail School District received an “A” grade based upon the 2011-2012 school year. All twelve of Vail’s elementary and middle schools also earned an “A” grade for the school year.
“We are very honored for this designation,” said Superintendent Calvin Baker. “Meeting the challenging criteria can only be accomplished when schools and communities work together. Action is the foundation to success. Our staff is committed to discovering the very best in our students and providing our parents a place where their children can obtain a quality education. We look forward to another great school year with a community that values and supports education.”
“A” grades were awarded to school districts that earned at least 140 of a possible 200 points using the ADE’s A-F School Accountability Letter Grade System which was implemented last year.
Vail School District received 156 points to achieve the A grade.
Under this system each school is evaluated both on how many of its students are meeting and exceeding the standard on the Arizona Instrument for Measuring Standards (AIMS) and how much students grow academically each year.
See the list of top ranked schools at ADE’s website.