The Dysart Unified School District has received 12 A-rated and 10 B-rated school grades in the 2022 state accountability labels.
This more than doubles the number of “A” schools in the district from 2019, the last year the state issued labels.
“We are so proud of the hard work that our schools have been doing to improve and excel in academics and achievement. These labels help provide a glimpse into many areas of proficiency and growth for a school, and can help us see what’s working well, and where further improvement is needed to do even better,” Superintendent Jim Dean stated in a press release.
Dysart schools that received an A-rating include Canyon Ridge School; El Mirage School; Freedom Traditional Academy; Luke Elementary School; Marley Park Elementary School; Rancho Gabriela Elementary School; Shadow Ridge High School; Sonoran Heights Middle School; Sunset Hills Elementary School; Valley Vista High School; Western Peaks Elementary School and Willow Canyon High School.
B-rated schools include Asante Preparatory Academy; Ashton Ranch Middle School; Cimarron Spring Middle School; Countryside Elementary School; Dysart High School; Kingswood Elementary Schools; Mountain View School; Riverview School; Surprise Elementary School and West Point Elementary School.
Dysart had zero “D” or “F” schools, and only two schools with a “C.” This year the state used the same cut marks as they did in 2019 for K-8 schools, the last year they issued letter grades.
However, this year’s K-8 growth score is only based on growth percentile and does not include growth-to-target.
Highlights of this year’s scores include:
• Dysart Schools more than doubled the number of “A” schools from 5 (in 2018-19) to 12
• Dysart Schools increased number of “A” or “B” rated schools from 17 (in 2018-19) to 22
• Willow Canyon scored in the top 20 of all comprehensive high schools across the state
• In its first year of receiving a letter grade, Freedom Traditional Academy easily earned an “A” with more than 100 points
• Asante received a “B” in its first year of receiving a letter grade
• Luke Elementary jumped two grades from a “C” to an “A”
• Kingswood, Riverview and West Point improved from a “C” to a “B”