School Letter Grade PIN The Arizona Department of Education just released the 2014 A-F letter grades for schools and districts around the state, as well as the 2014 AIMS test results for students who took the assessment this past spring.

Of the district and charter schools in the state, 542, or 32 percent, received an “A” — 16 percent more than last year. Another 33 percent of schools received a “B”. Overall, 63 percent of schools maintained their letter grade, 302 schools improved one letter grade and 38 schools jumped ahead two letter grades.

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Congratulations to the following school districts and charter networks for their Top 10 ranking!

The top-scoring school districts in AZ
1. Ash Fork Joint Unified School District
2. Higley Unified School District
3. Vail Unified School District
4. Catalina Foothills Unified School District
5. Cave Creek Unified School District
6. Queen Creek Unified School District
7. (tie) Chandler Unified, Glendale Union High School, Tanque Verde Unified
10. (tie) Gilbert Unified, Deer Valley Unified, Litchfield Elementary, Benson Unified

The top-scoring charter networks in AZ:
1. Basis
2. Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center
3. (tie) Legacy Traditional and Benjamin Franklin
5. Great Hearts
6. Sonoran Science Academy
7. The Charter Foundation
8. (tie) Ball Charters Schools and American Leadership Academy