5 Best School Districts in Arizona 2018: Arizona is well known for its beautiful desert landscape, loads of sunshine and laid-back, desert lifestyle. However, what many people may not know about Arizona is that it's home to some highly-ranked school districts. Niche, a website that analyzes dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, school district, college, and neighborhoods in the U.S came out with their list for 2018 Best School Districts in Arizona. Niche bases their rankings on academic and student life data, including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more. Data is acquired from millions of niche reviews from students and parents along with the most current data from the U.S. Department of Education.
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Below is a list of the 5 Best Arizona School Districts for 2018:
#1 Catalina Foothills Unified School District (Grades PK, K-12) is a highly rated, public school district located in Tucson, AZ. It has 4,948 students with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading. Overall Niche Grade: A. Catalina Foothills School District (CFSD) provides a comprehensive and rigorous academic program that is recognized nationally for preparing students for postsecondary education. From early childhood through high school graduation, CFSD provides a wide array of challenging programs and learning experiences to help every student succeed in school.
# 2 Chandler Unified School District #80 (Grades PK, K-12) is a highly-rated, public school district located in Chandler, AZ. The district serves 42,252 students with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading. Overall Niche Grade: A. The Chandler Unified School District is a premier district of choice. Academic achievement is a high priority in the district as evidenced by test scores which exceed state and national averages. CUSD provides outstanding educational programs at all grade levels and continues to outperform peers, as AzMERIT results show Chandler students scored better than the state average in every grade level and subject area for the third straight year!
#3 Heritage Academy (Grades 7-12) is a highly-rated, public school district located in Mesa, AZ. The district serves 12,201 650 students in. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading. Overall Niche Grade: A-. Heritage Academy teaches the mastery of primary and secondary skills in the fields of history, math, writing, literature, reading, science, music, foreign language, visual art, performing arts, and physical development. For unconditional admission, a student must rank in the top 25 % of his/her graduating class, have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have a minimum score of 22 on the ACT or 1040 on the SAT test.
#4 Vail Unified School District (Grades PK, K-12) is a highly-rated, public school district located in Vail, AZ. The district serves 12,201 students with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading. Overall Niche Grade: A-. The Vail Unified School District is recognized as one of the top-performing school districts in Arizona. It has won countless awards and been highlighted across the country. Every school in the district that is eligible for the Arizona Education Foundation’s A+ Distinction has been awarded the prestigious honor.
#5 Agua Fria Union High School District (Grades 9-12 ) is a highly-rated public school district serving Goodyear, Buckeye, Avondale, Waddell and Litchfield Park, Arizona. Agua Fria Union High School District contains 4 schools serving 8,000 students with a student-teacher ratio of 21.12. Overall Niche Grade: B+. The district's mission is to prepare ALL students to be "College and Career Ready" and offers highly competitive academic programs and services for post-secondary opportunities.
Chandler is a community that cares deeply about its heritage, education of its youth, local businesses, and its people. Chandler understands that strong school systems attract new residents and help the community prosper and that the quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. The highly-acclaimed Chandler Unified School District serves most of the city of Chandler, plus portions of Gilbert, and Queen Creek. For more information about schools and school districts serving Chandler, you may want to read the articles "Arizona’s Top 5 High Schools Including Chandler AZ" and "Amazing Chandler Schools & Chandler AZ Real Estate."
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